An industrial action campaign by Qantas engineers has contributed to the loss of a third-party maintenance contract, and has prompted Jetstar to outsource some aircraft work overseas, the Qantas Group says. A line maintenance contract with New Caledonian carrier Aircalin has been canceled, in a move directly related to the reduced maintenance capacity caused by engineers’ industrial action, a Qantas spokesman tells AviationWeek. The cancelation is believed to have been prompted by ...


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