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@ Marco64 – 06/06/2013 13:24 GMT

Hmm, you very clearly have a bee in your bonnet as this is now the third such posting claiming “another failure of management at BA…” in less than 24 hours.

At least you have stopped claiming that BA does not take safety seriously after the Torygraph posted a news item

reporting that the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, based in Germany, analysed all serious incidents suffered by airlines since 1983 in its study, giving BA 10th place worldwide. That was definitive and interestingly, BA came out well ahead of most other major European carriers such as LX, LH, AF, KL, SK etc and all the US carriers. Well done to Finnair for their 1st place and to TAP for their 7th position.

Is it BA management’s fault that there have been production delays with both the A380 and the B787? I think not.

As has also become evident from the BA A319 engine cowling incident, safety is not just about having new planes, it’s also the manner in which they are operated. I rather imagine, as an outsider, that there is likely to be some very serious analysis of systems and procedures within BA’s line maintenance organisation after that debacle which, thankfully, only cost dosh and PR damage rather than actual lives.

Any chance of a sense of proportion?

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