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Qantas Buys Two A330 Cabin Service Trainers  
User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Qantas buys two A330 cabin service trainers
Sydney, 15 March 2002 :

Qantas will take delivery of two A330 Cabin Service Trainers (CST) in June for the training of about 2,400 Short Haul Cabin Crew in preparation for the arrival of the Airbus A330 fleet.

Qantas last week finalised the contract for the trainers with RP Technologies, a UK-based company which produces simulators and trainers. The trainer galleys will be provided by Singapore Jamco.

The trainers will complement the existing Boeing 747 and 767 trainers in Sydney and the Boeing 767 and 737 trainers in Melbourne.

Acting Cabin Services Group General Manager Shayne Nealon said the trainers would arrive in June with training to commence in August after installation and commissioning.

"The trainers will be shipped in modules and assembled in-situ at the Sydney and Melbourne training centres. They will form a 16-metre section of fuselage with high fidelity replica cabin interior and seating for 60 passengers configured in both business and economy classes.

"The galleys will be fully operational with all associated stowages, and functional equipment such as ovens and beverage makers as they will be installed in the A330 fleet.

"These features will provide our staff with a highly realistic facility in which to train in all aspects of operation of cabin equipment and provide the highest possible standard of service and safety."

A project of this magnitude has not been undertaken since the 747 cabin simulators were installed in 1990 for the introduction of a new fleet of Boeing 747's.

Qantas has ordered 13 A330s for delivery between November this year and 2005 to provide for fleet flexibility and growth on domestic routes.

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I thought that QF would be using some A330 aircraft on regional services into Asia & the Pacific. They fit nicely in between the B767 & B744 aircraft & would open up a number of potential route possibilities.

Maybe even a foray into the Middle East & Greece(wishful thinking)!

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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

That's the point - 'to provide for fleet flexibility'

Very likely the A330 will be seen in some Asia-Pacific destinations, maybe CGK, DPS, AKL, CHC etc.



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User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

Coachman,

I must have read/understood the article differently:

"Qantas will take delivery of two A330 Cabin Service Trainers (CST) in June for the training of about 2,400 Short Haul Cabin Crew in preparation for the arrival of the Airbus A330 fleet."

"Qantas has ordered 13 A330s for delivery between November this year and 2005 to provide for fleet flexibility and growth on domestic routes."

The article left me with the impression that the aircraft will be used on domestic routes.


User currently offlineQFATWA From New Zealand, joined Jun 1999, 738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

The A330 has been ordered with one meal capability (ie limited galley area) for short distance flights - many at QANTAS felt the same -that it should go internationally!

User currently offlineTSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Does that galley configuration apply to all A330s (that is both -200s and -300s) that QF have ordered?


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User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 841 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1648 times:

I heard the other day that Qantas is spending $15 million at it's Airport West training facility, upgrading the cabin trainers/simulators & adding a pool as well! I drove past a couple of weeks ago along the freeway & they had almost knocked down the whole existing building! Be interesting to see when its finished. They are also putting the A330 flight simulators in Melbourne as well according to a newspaper article!

Cheers - BZF



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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

It was always known that QF would use them domestically, but I thought they would be able to use them for short international routes. One meal service flights are candidates surely? Trans-Tasman (AKL and CHC anyway).

Or (gulp) service cuts on flights of about 6 hours (CGK)...I hope not...

The Coachman



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User currently offlineBoeing767-300 From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 664 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Hopefully WLG to SYD MEL & BNE...unlikely though

User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

WLG runway would be very borderline...sometimes 763's struggle.


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User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

I've often thought it would be good if Wellington Airport extended its runway to meet 747 requirements. Of course no airline would probably fly a 747 from Wellington but at least to provide for an aircraft like the A330 or 777.

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