Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
QF A380s MSN And Delivery Dates  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3566 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

Just read in the Australian Aviation that QFs first two A380s have been assigned their MSN numbers and Delivery dates.

A380-842 VH-VQA - Msn 014 and will be delivered in October 06

A380-842 VH-VQB - MSN 015 and will be delivered in November 06

26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineKnoxibus From France, joined Aug 2007, 259 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3531 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

I also have MSN 0021 to be delivered in Feb-2007, but no reg. yet of course.


No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
User currently offlineTSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

"Just read in the Australian Aviation"

Slightly off topic but what do you think of the "new look" AA?

I find it VERY difficult to read compared with the "original" format. So much so that I'm thinking of cancelling my subscription and telling them to put the money towards changing it back or at least getting a decent graphic designer instead of someone's relation.



"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Is QF going to use the names of state capitals on the A380s, or maybe something else? How about the six states that make up the Commonwealth of Australis - New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia?


Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineKnighty From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 207 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

I think they should be named "Langer", "Hayden", "Ponting", "Gilchrist", "Warne" and "McGrath".  Big grin


Ian Knight - Proud Canon shooter!
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Don't forget the two territories. Primarily the Australian Capital Territory which is where the capital, Canberra, is.

Also naming them after the states only covers half the fleet.


User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2083 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Could also use the names of the two territories - Australian Capital Territory and Northern Territory, plus the four Commonwealth Countries QF serves - New Zealand, South Africa, India and United Kingdom.


Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

They will be named after capital and major cities.

Oh - Bill - Don't forget Heard & Mcdonald islands, The Coral Sea Islands Territoriy, Christmas Island, Cocos Island, Norfolk Island and the Australian Antarctic territory.  Smile

Quoting Knighty (Reply 4):
I think they should be named "Langer", "Hayden", "Ponting", "Gilchrist", "Warne" and "McGrath".

And I think cricket should be banned and all cricketers savagely beaten. However both our wishes will probably go unheeded.

QFF


User currently offlineQF744ER From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2964 times:

Is this a late April Fool's joke??

VH-VQA and VQB are both 717's with Jetstar?

I thought they were VH-OQA thru to OQZ which QF have reserved for their A380's.

I won't pass comment on some of the accuracy of articles in AA and the new format looks awful. I won't ever buy another issue. WAFN is buy far the best source out there available to us in Australia.


rgds

Tom/PER


User currently offlineVH-KCT* From Australia, joined May 2001, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

QFF, you forgot Ashmore & Cartier Islands, and Jervis Bay Territory!


I am The Stig
User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

When will QF reveal its interiors on the new ac?

Regard



Qantasflyer That's the spirit. The Spirit of Australia!
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2745 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

Quoting QF744ER (Reply 8):
Is this a late April Fool's joke??

VH-VQA and VQB are both 717's with Jetstar?

Are you saying that Australian Aviation have put in their montly magazine that they have played an April Fools trick?


User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

777ER: sorry dude, but you need to read page 77 again.
They are VH-OQA and VH-OQB.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
FORUM MODERATOR

Quoting NZ747 (Reply 12):

Ok, I don't know where I got V from  Confused


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Quoting Knighty (Reply 4):
I think they should be named "Langer", "Hayden", "Ponting", "Gilchrist", "Warne" and "McGrath".

Nah.... needs a bit more legacy/history to the name. i.e. Boonie and Merv.

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
They will be named after capital and major cities.

A tad boring isn't it? Can't we name them something more original. Can't wait to see another "City of Melbourne" flying around. Its so dull and unimaginative.

I'd love to see them all named after hot Australian women like the "Jennifer Hawkins" or "Elle MacPherson".  bigthumbsup 



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
Australian Antarctic territory

...which Australia doesn't actually own. Antarctic doesn't belong to anyone according to international agreements.



AY and ANA rock!
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2642 times:

Quoting QANTASforever (Reply 7):
Oh - Bill - Don't forget Heard & Mcdonald islands, The Coral Sea Islands Territoriy, Christmas Island, Cocos Island, Norfolk Island and the Australian Antarctic territory

Don't forget Ashmore and Cartier Islands and Jervis Bay Territory while were nit picking.

And before you get on your high horse about Jervis Bay it is a separeate Commonwealth territory which is not governed by the ACT but the Commonwealth gave ACT courts jurisdiction in, and in relation to the territory as if it were part of the ACT. The ACT is contracted to carry out some administration of the territory for needs such as, motor vehicle registry, education, health etc.


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Why do they have to use place names on the A380s. Take for instances the names on the 737-300 series aircraft for Qantas.

737-376
TAH - Adventure
TAK - Daring
TAV - Intrepid
TAX - Success
TAZ - Victory
TJA - Resolute
TJB - Fortitude
TJC - Endeavour
TJD - Gallant

The 737-300s are slowly being phased out so they could these listed above.

Having the name on the aircraft makes it easier to identify which aircraft you are flying on.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2581 times:

Or what about naming them after our politicians?
Or our flora and fauna?

I remember working in one company, and all of the printers were called after trees. It was nice to print to Blue Gum, rather than //drive_name/printer_name

PS The politician bit was a joke, I could think of nothing worse.

[Edited 2005-04-05 14:32:01]

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8445 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

What about naming them after troubled businessmen?

Think about it
Alan Bond
Christopher Skase
Rodney Adler
Brad Cooper
etc


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2567 times:

What about our beaches, national parks, rivers etc.

What about Bert Newton and Eddie Maguire. Lets face it, Eddie is on everything else.


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Quoting Wunala (Reply 18):
Or what about naming them after our politicians?

Lol.

Quoting Wunala (Reply 18):
Or out flora and fauna?

Can you imagine an A380 called "Eucalyptus" or "Wattle". People around the world would be seriously wondering what goes on down under. I think a printer is different to a commercial aircraft.

The names need something with a bit of spark IMO, but I'd side with you on the flora and fauna over the "major cities" naming.



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3619 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Somewhat ignorant question: What route(s) are QF's 380s going to be used on? SYD-LAX? Sydney-Hong Kong?

-77



PHX based
User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 15):
...which Australia doesn't actually own. Antarctic doesn't belong to anyone according to international agreements.

And according to Australia, we own a third of Antarctica.  Smile

This happens all over the world - hopefully in time Australia will have its sovereign territory recognised by foreign nations.

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 16):
And before you get on your high horse about Jervis Bay it is a separeate Commonwealth territory which is not governed by the ACT but the Commonwealth gave ACT courts jurisdiction in, and in relation to the territory as if it were part of the ACT.

lol You suppose that I don't know that Jervis Bay is an independent territory? Ha - trying to jump the gun a little aren't we? I'm unsure as to where exactly I gave the impression I doubted the independence of Jervis bay from the ACT - having nightmares again Bill?

Quoting Wunala (Reply 18):
Or what about naming them after our politicians?

I would drop everything to fly "The Spirit of Gough Whitlam". Although the thought of riding John Howard makes me dry-reach.

QFF


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 22):
I would drop everything to fly "The Spirit of Gough Whitlam". Although the thought of riding John Howard makes me dry-reach.

A visual I didn't need.

Although, alot better if you name them after supermodels.



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
25 Wunala : Or Kylie songs. That way QF would have capacity for a hell of a lot of A380's.
26 777ER : SYD-LAX, SYD-***-LHR, basically the high density routes
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
787/350: Orders And Delivery Dates posted Thu Nov 10 2005 21:11:55 by David31998
PIA 777 C/N, Reg And Delivery Dates posted Sun Aug 31 2003 18:52:36 by GF-A330
QF Reports Profit And To Keep A380 Order posted Mon Oct 23 2006 15:02:04 by Mptpa
Boeing Delivery Dates? posted Wed Jun 28 2006 04:35:39 by 9VSRH
Hilarious Piece On QF, EK, Socceroos And Airbus posted Sat Jun 24 2006 06:14:05 by DocPepz
KLM 777-300ER Delivery Dates posted Sat Jun 10 2006 12:54:23 by KLMyank
Northwest From ORD To MSN And MKE posted Sun Feb 26 2006 00:50:01 by TheFlyGuy2
QF Vs DJ And SQ And The Pacific. posted Thu Feb 9 2006 04:31:43 by Bakestar
Taag Angola 3x777's & 3x737NG's - Delivery Dates? posted Tue Jan 31 2006 02:07:01 by RobK
Pilots And Delivery/test Flights posted Sat Jan 21 2006 16:04:48 by BHXDTW