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User currently offlineVictor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Many years ago I flew on an Ansett Australia plane, I cant remember what it was but I remember it being called a Skystar or somthing like that. Does anyone know what sort of a/c it was?
VH

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User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Airbus 320.

User currently offlineTim From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 705 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Ansett call their 744's "Space Ships"
their sole 763 a "Space ship"
A320's "Sky Stars"

no name for the 733's but we like to call them "pigs"

Tim


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Interestingly, Skystar is also the name of the MAS BBJ...


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User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Ansett named it's A320-211 Skystar, in the aftermath of the Habsheim A320 accident and also to try and reverse the trend of referring to aircraft simply as numbers, ala 727, etc, to return to the days of "Electra", "Trident", etc.

Ansett named its 747-300 on the launch of its fully fledged international services to HKG & KIX in 1994. They were so named because at the time, noone could really touch AN for its legroom.

34-38" (86-97cm) of seatpitch in Economy,
54" (137cm) of seatpitch in Business.
83" (211cm) of seatpitch in First Class.

Subsequent international aircraft have been named "Spaceships", although this is now really only the case in Business Class (no longer BusinessFirst).

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

AN also went for the name Skystar because it didn't want the A320 to simply be referred to as the Airbus as Australian Airlines (now Qantas) referred to their A300s as Airbuses so they didn't want confusion.


717,721/2,732/3/4/5/7/8/9,742/3/4,752/3,762/3,772,W,310,320/1,332/3,388,DC9,DC10,F28,F100,142,143,E90,CR2,D82/3/4,SF3,AT
User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Trivia time:

What was / is and who operates/d a "Whisper-Jet", a "Whispering T-Jet" or a "Fan-Jet"?

This is going back a little bit. All names were the airlines marketing names and not the manufacturers names.

Rgds,
B727-200.

P.S. I prefer to call the old B73's in Oz pig-dogs.  


User currently offlineRedraider From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1976 times:

Eastern operated Whisper Jets - 727's I think


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User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Whispering T-Jet was TAA. I think Fan Jet was Ansett ANA. Both airlines used these to describe 727-100s and DC9s. BY today's standards a 721 is anything but a whispering jet.


717,721/2,732/3/4/5/7/8/9,742/3/4,752/3,762/3,772,W,310,320/1,332/3,388,DC9,DC10,F28,F100,142,143,E90,CR2,D82/3/4,SF3,AT
User currently offlineVictor Hotel From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 305 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Thanks
VH


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

WhisperJet is what AnsettNZ Branded their 146s...
It is also what Eastern branded their L1011s, unless I am mistaken...



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineQantas 747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

A320

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