Qantas engineers’ union claims that one of the carrier’s two heavy maintenance bases is being stretched to meet its scheduled workload, and that some of its work should be allocated to the other base that Qantas is threatening to close. The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) yesterday released a plan showing what aircraft could be sent to the Avalon Airport base, near Melbourne. The future of this facility is under review, as the Boeing 747 work it primarily ...

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