Thai 788's been sitting a while?

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Old Nov 29, 18, 5:35 pm
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Thai 788's been sitting a while?

Passing through BKK last week, I noticed there's a couple(or more?) Thai 788's on the ramp that are looking a bit worse for wear. Fuselages starting to look mossy, an engine removed from at least 2. One was HS-TQD. I fly TG rarely- But as a TG fan and AvGeek, I'm curious what's going on with these(relatively new) airframes. I guess BKK is a rather moist place and unkind to planes in fairly short order, but it looked kind of crummy and some might think displays a poor image. This was near the bus gates. Anyone know specifics? I know the 789's are flying again.

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Old Nov 29, 18, 6:07 pm
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Thanks for posting. I see the 788 has not been flying BKK-BNE recently, so Brisbane is back to the 772-ER with angle flat biz seats. I suppose this is due to RR engine issues. Not sure what other routes are affected.

A quick check on FR24 shows that only HS-TQA and B have been flying in the past 7 days until today, however none of the other 4 have been up in the past 7 days.

Things can get pretty grubby looking quite fast in SE Asia due to warm, humid weather. usually the maintenance folks will place covers or special barriers on/in the various systems which have points of entry to the aircraft (especially pitot/static systems) so bugs don't start settling in - but the airframe just needs a good wash probably!

Good to see the 789 back to AKL though, I have booking in Apr, and probably in Sep.
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Old Nov 30, 18, 12:30 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
Thanks for posting. I see the 788 has not been flying BKK-BNE recently, so Brisbane is back to the 772-ER with angle flat biz seats. I suppose this is due to RR engine issues. Not sure what other routes are affected.

A quick check on FR24 shows that only HS-TQA and B have been flying in the past 7 days until today, however none of the other 4 have been up in the past 7 days.

Things can get pretty grubby looking quite fast in SE Asia due to warm, humid weather. usually the maintenance folks will place covers or special barriers on/in the various systems which have points of entry to the aircraft (especially pitot/static systems) so bugs don't start settling in - but the airframe just needs a good wash probably!

Good to see the 789 back to AKL though, I have booking in Apr, and probably in Sep.
Thanks Thai-Kiwi. Was wondering if there was some systemic issue with the planes and wondering how long they'd been sitting.

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A350 looked pretty as we drove by it on the bus.
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Old Dec 1, 18, 2:08 pm
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hopefully TG will get some compensation from RR due to this issue
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Old Dec 7, 18, 12:24 am
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4 THAI's 788 are grounded due to engine problem and they are still waiting the new engines from RR.
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4 THAI's 788 are grounded due to engine problem and they are still waiting the new engines from RR.
and I see 787-9 HS-TWA has not flown since 01 Dec - probably maintenance inspections....?
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