Qantas 'safest airline in the world' - CEO
Over the past twenty years ago, Qantas has enjoyed a safety record that was the envy of many other airlines, in that none of its aircraft had ever crashed.
The carrier held the reputation for being the safest airline in the world.
Qantas chief executive Geoff Dixon said his airline remains "probably the safest" in the world, despite three emergency landings from mid-air faults in just over a week.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority announced the review Sunday after a Boeing 767 with 200 passengers on board returned to Sydney airport soon after takeoff Saturday because air traffic controllers saw fluid streaming from a wing.
On July 25, an explosion on board a Qantas Boeing 747 en route from London to Australia blew a hole in the fuselage and caused rapid decompression in the passenger cabin. Last week, an Australian domestic flight was forced to return to the southern city of Adelaide after a wheel-bay door failed to close.