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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12633 posts, RR: 46
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1565 times:
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Airbus today announced that Qantas LCC JetStar has signed a contract for 20 A320, plus options on 40 more. Delivery of these aircraft will start in October 2004. JetStar will also lease 3 aircraft to allow operations to start in July 2004. By mid 2005, JetStar will be operating a fleet of 23 A320.

All the A320 will feature 177 seats and will be powered by IEA2500 engines.

More information at http://www.airbus.com/dynamic/media/press_releases.asp#1422


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Interesting. IAEs are also powering Air NZ's A320s. Perhaps an indication of who will be doing heavy maintenance for the airline?

V/F



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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1439 times:

I knew it!!!!!!
Yeesssss......
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Michael/SE



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1426 times:

Heh this was announced a long while back. Don't hurt yourself.

N


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

It still boggles the mind that they would order the A320 for a subsidiary with the 738 in the mainline.




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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Yyz717 - please have a look at the umpteen other posts on this issue. JetStar will be run as a completely separate airline, owned by Qantas. What the mainline fleet operates has little to no bearing on what JetStar operates. The A320s were determined to be the most advantageous choice.

V/F



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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Qantas LOVES their 738s. However, the issue is the QF unions. If JetStar (IMHO stupid generic name-my god call it "Dream" at least u have ID with the "dreaming" liveries, Wunula, etc) flew the 738, the unions would insist they operate on the same work rules as the mainline 738s. By flying the 320s, you create a whole new group of employees that aren't unionized and can work at LCC pay.

User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3217 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

Mr L1011, tristar, well, they actaully are unionised, it's just that they have already agreed to much lower rates (around 30-40% lower in some cases) as these rates were agreed to at impulse before QF took em over.

Labour laws here are far tighter than the USA, and companies can't just fire ppl. Infact, in some cases, companies are suppose to actually start going broke before they can legall just offlay empolyees enmasse. This gives the union an awful amount of power..... too much in my opinion but thats life.

I think everybody must have known it was going to be IAE V2500 engines. Its interesting, as it is a move away from the tried and trusted GE and CFM, and folks in CHC must be rubbing their hands together.


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