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by DeltaB717
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320neo engine model swap
Replies: 2
Views: 301

A320neo engine model swap

Hi all We know that airlines can swap between RR & GE engines on the B787 (albeit with quite some work and no doubt at some cost) should they choose to do so. Has the A320neo family been designed to allow the same thing? Could an airline ‘relatively easily’ change the engines from PW to CFM or v...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 26434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Morning all - just wondering, does anyone have a list of the VA aircraft which have had WiFi fitted? Thanks in advance. Here you go: B737 YIF, YIG, YFW, YVD, YIE, YIR, YIL, YIY, YIS, YIO, YIU, YWD, YIV, YFP, YFQ, YFS, YFR, YFT, YFU, YFG, YFV, YFJ, YFN, YFI, YVC, YID, YFL, YFY, VUW, YIB, YIQ, YIJ, Y...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 26434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

qf789 wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
Morning all - just wondering, does anyone have a list of the VA aircraft which have had WiFi fitted? Thanks in advance.


I have a list on my phone of all VA WIFI aircraft, will post later on today


Thanks much, that'd be grand :)

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by DeltaB717
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 26434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Morning all - just wondering, does anyone have a list of the VA aircraft which have had WiFi fitted? Thanks in advance.

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by DeltaB717
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 26434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

Just saw this on routesonline, can anyone confirm: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280837/jetstar-outlines-a320neo-service-in-nov-2018/ Thanks With Airlineroute one can pretty much take it as a de facto announcement unless they change the plan - I've checked with Airbus source and...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

DeltaB717 wrote:
Have seen a photo of QOH newly repainted and sadly she now looks like all the other Silver Roo Q400s. Nose name is Forster.


QOH returned to service today, with QOP now in for paint in TSV.

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by DeltaB717
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 26434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

As a slight aside to the QF / PER discussion, has there been anything to say whether QF will again operate PER-AKL over summer?

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by DeltaB717
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Have seen a photo of QOH newly repainted and sadly she now looks like all the other Silver Roo Q400s. Nose name is Forster.

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by DeltaB717
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24630

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

I dunno what to tell ya... I'd not looked at the weather until you posted it, and I agree it was fine. Melbourne weather was definitely mentioned in the recording, though. EDIT: if you listen to the AU satellite feed recording from LiveATC for 03/1930z, at just under 15:45 through that recording (i...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24630

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

From the audio, there was a mention of a possible fuel leak. ATC told the flight coming in behind them there'd be a delay for a runway inspection after this one landed. Depending on when the leak started, that could have an impact on why the didn't divert sooner. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bvt...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24630

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

Refer up in the thread, live ATC has them saying it was related to MEL no longer being available due to Wx, nothing to do with landing with less than 30 minutes in the tanks. Just to clarify, noone actually said in the recording (at least not that I could hear, the recording wasn't perfect in parts...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD
Replies: 135
Views: 24630

Re: UA Fuel MAYDAY call into SYD

I've just listened to the recordings from liveatc - info is a bit patchy due to the quality of the recording (because of the distance UA839 was from YSSY when it declared - it was still at 410 and 135nm from YWLM). However, YMML issued a SIGMET about 10-15 minutes before the first time the 'issue' w...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 236
Views: 26434

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2018

I've just listened to the recordings from liveatc - info is a bit patchy due to the quality of the recording (because of the distance UA839 was from YSSY when it declared - it was still at 410 and 135nm from YWLM). However, YMML issued a SIGMET about 10-15 minutes before the first time the 'issue' w...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

QF have a one off BNE-SIN QF53 A330-200 scheduled for 5th October, I assume another repaint. This info seems to fit in with the info that A330-200 -EBR is coming out of the hanger on OCT 3rd after its conversion to 27J 224Y... it MIGHT be -EBR off to SIN (QF53) for a repaint..or it might be -EBR go...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55232

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

QPG was delayed overnight in NRT after arriving on Wednesday (due to an earlier 24 hour delay to Tuesday's 79/80 and insufficient rested crew at NRT). It operated empty on NRT-PER and the 'diversion' to PER was planned prior to departure. All the pax from Wednesday's QF80 had been re-accommodated on...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

The list of names posted over the weekend does include aircraft which have not been repainted as yet - for example, Q200 TQG and Q400s LQD, LQG and LQQ are named but not repainted. I'm not sure off the top of my head whether a couple of the Q400s with QO* registrations might also be named and not r...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55232

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

The QF B744's are being flown right up until their next heavy maintenance check. I believe there's also a time and/or cycle limitation on some part or system on the B744 (I can't find where I read about this, but I want to say it's to do with the fuel system) which requires action by either 2019 or...

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by DeltaB717
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Q400 VH-QOH ('the Pink Lady') will enter paint in TSV this Wednesday when QOJ returns to service - sadly this is expected to end her current pink breast cancer awareness livery, though with Fly Pink running from 15 Oct to 15 Nov perhaps QantasLink will surprise us?

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by DeltaB717
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55232

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Cairns has seen QF flying A330s from both SYD and MEL due to the peak school holiday season, has this happened in the past? I haven't noticed it before It’s not school holidays for another week in NSW/ACT, at this stage it’s only QLD and VIC on holiday. This has very little to do with schools thoug...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 55232

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

QF could announce PER-CDG by March 19 https://twitter.com/ausbt/status/1042968619859075072?s=21 This is a good example of clickbait. There's nothing in the article that is actually new information or does AusBT present any evidence that it will be announced by March 2019. Nor do they provide any of...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

OJT is supposed to have it's final flight BNE-LAX later today then retirement. I'm placing my bet on Sept 22 QF55 BNE-LAX will be -OJT last revenue flight. As per flightradar24/flightaware, -OJT will operate today Sept 20 QF 55 AND QF56 return, BUT Saturday Sept 22, there is a scheduled QF55 (extre...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

OJT was supposed to be withdrawn after arrival into SYD yesterday according to The Qantas Source, but the plane flew a QF3/4 rotation last night. Michael My understanding is OJT has flights scheduled through to around 22 Sept... Thanks for that, guess the plan changed, as it always happens in the i...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

eamondzhang wrote:
OJT was supposed to be withdrawn after arrival into SYD yesterday according to The Qantas Source, but the plane flew a QF3/4 rotation last night.

Michael


My understanding is OJT has flights scheduled through to around 22 Sept...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 79
Views: 3922

Re: Mariner has passed away

Very sad news - I very much valued his posts, but had no idea about the man behind the screen name. Thanks for the link.

RIP Mariner

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by DeltaB717
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 57191

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

I'm told that OJU is scheduled to operate QF11/12 LAX-JFK-LAX-SYD, arriving in SYD tomorrow (Thursday). There was no QF15 yesterday (Tuesday), so the B744s should be all sorted out once OJU takes off.

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by DeltaB717
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

787 supplemented by a 330 PER-JNB would be possible, But subject to CASA ETOPS approval and Perth Airport Are CASA ETOPS rules still so strict for the SYD-JNB-SYD route? I believe this is something that killed (then) V Australia’s MEL-JNB-MEL route a few years back..? I am sure PER-JNB-PER is doabl...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 57191

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

All the chatter in the last couple of pages about MEL-HND and slots at HND is missing the very key point that the bilateral between Australia and Japan provides for only 7x weekly HND services for Australian and 7x weekly HND services for Japanese carriers for flights between Australia and Japan. Th...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59407

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

It is possible to adjust the available frequency under an ASA through a MoU, rather than necessarily having to renegotiate the ASA itself. I expect that's what is in the pipeline for QR, though my suspicion is that it will be at least a few weeks before we hear anything concrete about BNE (if BNE is...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, WestJet to form JV
Replies: 53
Views: 7784

Delta, WestJet to form JV

Announced by Delta not too long ago (by WestJet, too, I shouldn’t wonder). Subject to regulatory approvals, JV will deepen existing codeshare arrangements and allow the two airlines to compete more effectively on transborder services. Combined reach under the JV will see the two carriers serving as ...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59407

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Im more interested in announcements of TT entering the Tasman routes. THAT will be a big shake up for the routes with competition (mainly AKL, WLG, CHC and ZQN) on routes TT serves. I'm literally itching for announcements and getting inpatient now. Eh... I doubt TT is in any shape to open a new bas...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59407

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Newcastle Airport announcing special media announcement tomorrow at 230pm, apparently its a big deal according to the airport https://twitter.com/NTLairport/status/1019145358075744256 Well, after the Fly Pelican ADL media storm a few months ago, what's next? Avalon? As a proud Novocastrian I hope i...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59407

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

JG had scheduled block times of 1:20 in both directions, but also regularly had flying times of 1:15. Of course, towards the end they only had 2 aircraft in service and so were combining routes very regularly - DBO & WOL was a common combo. Thanks Re DBO and WOL being combined does this suggest...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59407

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

ZNE will operate its first international revenue service this afternoon as QF9 to PER/LHR. ZNA, arriving this morning as QF96, will take over the domestic runs which are, of course, related to training/familiarisation for the flight and ground crews. Has this been changed to tomorrow now? ZNE has a...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59407

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

I think FAR too much is being made of the service reductions by EK. Something like 112 routes are affected and the reductions last for less than 1.5 months - in the circumstances, it seems EK has been quite fair and reasonable about this, and one should remember they would have had to spread the ser...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 47761

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

Disagree on your last point lightsaber; North America is a mature market. A lot of these markets haven’t seen 30% growth in twenty years. The fact trip cost is so low is indeed very compelling. But the notion that unlimited latent traffic is in every market is a myth. Seats go empty if you over ser...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59407

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

The NSW Supreme Court today found in favour of Dubbo Regional Council and ordered that JetGo be sound up. Liquidator has been approved. This among several media reports: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-05/jetgo-forced-liquidate-dubbo-council-wins-supreme-court-case/9945502?pfmredir=sm Sad news...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45073

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

What a mess. I still think that the premise makes sense, long thin routes, but perhaps the execution was flawed (ie too costly). As Kendall found out with its CRJ200s nearly 20 years ago, it is very hard to profitably operate small regional jets in Australia. Even VA found the its Embraers were a c...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45073

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Administrator's report on JetGo insolvency has been released, and recommends creditors vote to wind the company up at the creditors' meeting scheduled for next Friday. The company has $38.7m of debts, contrasted with total realisable assets of less than $143,000. https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion
Replies: 103
Views: 26609

Additional CX A350-1000 routes: LAX and EWR, plus large A350-900 expansion

lydh wrote:
I just flew Cathay's A35G (in J) from YVR-HKG, and the experience vis a vis the 77W or other aircraft is just night and day.


Does this mean the A350 is better in your opinion, or the others are?

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by DeltaB717
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 394
Views: 68233

Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

RE the A332 'rejiigs' of VH-EBO/P/Q/R/S/V. J/C will physically lose 1 J/C seat. The actual seat count will be 27J. various Google searches confirms this [emoji3] 1 J/C loo added, galley space increased/rejigged. Also Y/C will lose some seats. I dont know how many, as there are various numbers float...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45073

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

getluv wrote:
Qantas16 wrote:
getluv wrote:


QR won’t drop CBR until it is entitled to at least 35 weekly frequencies. Going from 21 up to 28 would only see QR add BNE; CBR will stay until they can operate twice daily at SYD without the tag.

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by DeltaB717
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45073

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Sad news for Jetgo and it's staff and customers. I imagine the most likely to 'replace' it on many of those routes, if anyone does, would be Rex, FlyCorporate, FlyPelican and, far less likely, Alliance. Have to wonder if some of those routes become less attractive with the longer sector times of the...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45073

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Jetgo had entered voluntary administration. Limited charter operations will continue but RPT services will be suspended https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=956226984549208&id=124228361082412 Oh sad. Perhaps too optimistic and aggressive with RPT growth in tiny markets. Unfortunately it ...

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by DeltaB717
Thu May 31, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45073

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

CraigAnderson wrote: Just heard that QF to make 'a network announcement set to benefit travellers' tomorrow AM in Sydney, wonder what it will be? Could it been the end of JetConnect (As an operator) ? they are now down to just 4x 738s hardly worth keeping there New Zealand AOC for that purpose? Jet...

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by DeltaB717
Thu May 31, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44824

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

VH-VZB (737-838) is operating the MEL-PER leg of QF9 today. Looks as though -ZNA will turn around at PER and return to LHR tonight. It appears -ZNC may be u/s in Melbourne as QF400 (which she was scheduled to operate) was cancelled this morning. Can anyone confirm? I can Confirm ZNA is still at PER...

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by DeltaB717
Tue May 29, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44824

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

In some good news, the inaugural Donghai Airlines flight DZ6223 arrived in DRW from Shenzen this morning just before 9am local. Operated by B738 B-7100.

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by DeltaB717
Tue May 29, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44824

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Fair difference between building an airport in the middle of nowhere and building an airport in a semi-urban area. The existing CBR is already limited due to noise footprint issues over the NSW border; the chances of anyone being stupid enough to try to build another one, particularly as the chance...

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by DeltaB717
Fri May 04, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44824

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

I really think that Air NZ would be able to develop quite a good market if it launched reasonable AKL-CBR services. The transfer market alone in Auckland to the Americas would be good, I believe, on top of the AKL market itself. Cheers, Bunumuring I think that NZ's biggest issue with being able to ...

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by DeltaB717
Fri May 04, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44824

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Wow, that's woeful for CBR. I'm wondering if it's lunchtime departure out of CBR which is hurting it vs SQ's 11pm (10pm on the old SQ 292 service)? Or is it just the fact that SQ can connect ex CBR pax to both Asia/Europe, whereas QR is really only about Europe? Either way, if the ex SYD passengers...

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by DeltaB717
Fri May 04, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 44824

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

QR crew operate DOH-SYD, stay 24 hours in SYD then operate SYD-CBR-SYD, stay another 24 hours in SYD then return to DOH. So, for example, the crew that arrived in SYD on QR906 today, will operate SYD-CBR-SYD tomorrow, and will return to DOH on Sunday 's QR907. I don't know how SQ crewing works now t...

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