Qantas (QF) is expected to ground its 747s and cut back on international flights this week as the industrial crisis deepens (ATW Daily News, Oct. 17). CEO Alan Joyce said Sunday the situation is “getting worse and there is no end in sight to the dispute.” The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers' Assn. (ALAEA) federal secretary Steve Purvinas told ATW there was “zero chance” of a compromise on the key issue of off-shoring maintenance work. Purvinas said, ...

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