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Old 19th September 2018, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default SQ178 on 18 Sep: SIA A330 hit aerobridge during pushback, nobody hurt

Not a good week for SQ...

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Old 19th September 2018, 08:46 PM   #2
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Anyone knows the rego?
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Old 19th September 2018, 08:59 PM   #3
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Anyone knows the rego?
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Old 20th September 2018, 12:27 PM   #4
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SIA ground subsidiary SATS who provides the tow tugs for SIA as well as some other airlines aircrafs fort push-backs should take a hard look into their procedures and training for the tow drivers as there have been few of such incidents involving its tow tugs and aircrafts hitting incidents such as even as aircraft hitting another wing wingtip etc. From the picture in the ST reports it showsthe tow is pushing the plane sideways so soon after start of push back as usually the plane is pushed back straight or even if its towed in straight to the aerobridge gate. There;s also the incident of the tow tug catching fire with the aircraft still engaged to it resulting in a total loss write up of the aircraft. SATS insurance rates must be very high.
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Old 20th September 2018, 05:55 PM   #5
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SIA ground subsidiary SATS who provides the tow tugs for SIA as well as some other airlines aircrafs fort push-backs should take a hard look into their procedures and training for the tow drivers as there have been few of such incidents involving its tow tugs and aircrafts hitting incidents such as even as aircraft hitting another wing wingtip etc. From the picture in the ST reports it showsthe tow is pushing the plane sideways so soon after start of push back as usually the plane is pushed back straight or even if its towed in straight to the aerobridge gate. There;s also the incident of the tow tug catching fire with the aircraft still engaged to it resulting in a total loss write up of the aircraft. SATS insurance rates must be very high.
SIA Engineering handles the pushback and towing for SIA.
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Old 21st September 2018, 10:26 AM   #6
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Yes its SIA Engineering, I stand corrected.
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Old 21st September 2018, 11:58 AM   #7
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Surprise, surprise - the obligatory FB armchair CEOs are out in full force to blame the PAP, SMRT, that one disappointing flight from 7 years ago which proves SQ's disgraceful decline, etc....
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Old 22nd September 2018, 05:54 PM   #8
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Agreed, but I'm very happy all passengers and crew were safe. It was only grounded for 4 days, but it doesn't seem like any substantial damage. SSB is one of the newer A330's though.
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