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by bunumuring
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10814

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Hey guys, Fearless prediction #2 from me.... Ethiopian Airlines to order 8-12 777xs, a mixture of -8s and -9s.... VIstara to order A320neos and firm up their 787 interest.... An Asian airline to order a few 747-8Fs.... Thai to order 4-6 777-9s, instead of the speculated A380 top up order.... IAG to ...

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by bunumuring
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 81
Views: 10814

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

Hey guys,
My predictions :
Qatar Airways to firm it's 5 X 777F order, announce a surprise 2 or 3 X A380 order and firm up its interest in the CSeries for QR mainline, Air Italy (longer term) and it's Indian plans (very long term)....
Oh and possibly an additional 747-8F or two...
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK mulls ULH aircraft order
Replies: 26
Views: 4794

Re: TK mulls ULH aircraft order

Hey guys, Turkish flying to Sydney seems to be inevitable : but will it be nonstop on the often-speculated ULH aircraft that they HAVEN'T ordered yet... Or will it be one stop via somewhere like Bangkok, Singapore or even Jakarta/Bali using existing 777-300ERs initially followed by A350s or Dreamlin...

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by bunumuring
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 31242

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Hey guys, Yes I agree that the Skybus service in Melbourne is nowhere near as good as the train in Sydney. i too have waited for ages for an available seat on a Skybus into Melbourne. The train is simpler, arguably more comfortable (if not in peak hour lol) and definitely cheaper if you know the OPA...

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by bunumuring
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR
Replies: 77
Views: 18386

Re: Airbus is considering A350-1000ULR

Hey guys, I haven't heard a definite number but generally 8-12 is speculated upon, perhaps with an initial order of something like 6 plus 8 options. Qantas is usually a fairly conservative 'orderer' of new jets and that initial tranche will have to prove themselves before more are ordered : the same...

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by bunumuring
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 1951

Re: Architecture

Hey guys, I have just arrived home from our Vivid Festival... Lights, music, ideas.... Featuring the Harbour Bridge and Opera House lit up in fantastic ways, colours and patterns! Huge crowds even on a wet and cold Saturday night! Totally loved it and the architecture of the icons really stood out i...

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by bunumuring
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 368
Views: 31242

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Hey guys, I regularly use the East Hills / Airport line.... And the charges are listed as a "station access fee" for Both the International and Domestic stations. Definitely NO additional charges to use Green Square or Mascot and it's been that way for years. The deal to build the airport ...

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by bunumuring
Tue May 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupid Monday Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 404

Re: Stupid Monday Thread

Hey guys, Red undies? They're my favourite colour of undies and I have many pairs lol! Pizza? I can only eat it using my fingers.... Same with meat pies! Never with a knife and fork! My silly bit : everything I do, everything I buy, MUST be even numbered.... Makes grocery shopping hard, clothes shop...

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by bunumuring
Tue May 29, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, Today's Illawarra Mercury newspaper is reporting (page 3) a 'critical cash shortage' at Jetgo. The source is a leaked internal email to staff or something? Also mentions that action is being taken by Dubbo City Council against the airline for unpaid debts?!?! Doesn't sound good. I know not...

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by bunumuring
Mon May 28, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights
Replies: 79
Views: 14464

Re: Air Baltic orders 30 CS300 + 30 Options/Purchase Rights

Hey guys, I have a hunch that this is the start of a few very good months for the CSeries.... IF airBaltic are the mysterious European customer from a little while ago, what happened to the 31st jet? I'm sure that the order as speculated was for 31+30 frames. AND why announce the order now after wit...

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by bunumuring
Mon May 28, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26357

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Hey guys, I absolutely love this kind of article, especially when the 'design drafts' of other concepts are shown. I read a similar article about the Qantas 'refresh' a couple of years ago but frustratingly it didn't have illustrations of the other colour schemes considered. Of the concepts shown, n...

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by bunumuring
Mon May 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Architecture
Replies: 48
Views: 1951

Re: Architecture

Hey guys, My hometown, Sydney, not only has the world's most beautiful harbour but two iconic pieces of architecture and engineering that make the trio one of the most famous 'sights' on the planet.... : Sydney Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. All three compliment and work ...

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by bunumuring
Mon May 28, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 22009

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Love it!!! And what a great cabin too under the mood lighting! Except that hideous island image on the bulk head that looks cheap!! https://thedesignair.net/2018/05/27/air-tahiti-nui-show-off-beautiful-new-livery-and-new-787-9-dreamliner/ Hey mate, I agree... The island image looks awful, but overa...

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by bunumuring
Sat May 26, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31185

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Hey guys, My first thought was that it's a new Aegean Airlines colourscheme... The tail reminds me of the current Aegean scheme. But Aegean doesn't operate wide bodies and I've never seen anything anywhere even suggesting that they would. Maybe an order for A350s to open US routes? Maybe even Austra...

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by bunumuring
Sat May 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 31185

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United. Airline tbc Monday. Any ideas?

Hey guys, My first thought was that it's a new Aegean Airlines colourscheme... The tail reminds me of the current Aegean scheme. But Aegean doesn't operate wide bodies and I've never seen anything anywhere even suggesting that they would. Maybe an order for A350s to open US routes? Maybe even Austra...

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by bunumuring
Tue May 22, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's make NonAv fun again!
Replies: 39
Views: 1854

Re: Let's make NonAv fun again!

We could always do one of the old " would you hit it" threads 1 for the str8 and one for the gay people on here. But alas I think the mods would shut them down due to the lefty softy's that would complain about them. AN767 Hey mate, I agree with you. There're used to be so many great thre...

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by bunumuring
Tue May 22, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 62
Views: 12265

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

Hey guys,
Wow! Does anyone know if it has Alliance titles on the fuselage at all?
Where is it based? Brisbane, I assume?
Thanks,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Tue May 15, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Dutch government BBJ roll out.
Replies: 16
Views: 1840

Re: Dutch government BBJ roll out.

Hey guys,
That is a truly awful colourscheme....
Why do some governments choose awful colour schemes?
I hope that whatever the RAAF chooses for its VIP-configured A330 won't be as bad as this!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed May 09, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines mulls over orders this year for 13 B787s and 6 A350s
Replies: 20
Views: 4726

Re: Ethiopian Airlines mulls over orders this year for 13 B787s and 6 A350s

Hey guys,
I hope this speculated expansion includes a route to Australia! It's discussed every now and then, and I think it just might work!
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Mon May 07, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tiers for department stores
Replies: 51
Views: 1667

Re: Tiers for department stores

Hey guys, A downunder twist on this thread.... High end: David Jones (except the new-style Macarthur Square store which is just awful) Almost high end but beginning to slide: Myer (except the fantastic new Shellharbour store and refurbished Rundle Mall and Canberra Centre stores which are definitely...

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by bunumuring
Mon May 07, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.
Replies: 164
Views: 37983

Re: RUMOUR: Etihad going to announce to cancel & defer aircraft.

Hey guys, Etihad has a stake in Virgin Australia, who will need a new widebody type to replace their 777-300ERs and A330-200s in the medium term. VA have publicly stated that they'll more than likely choose one type of WB to replace both types, but won't be seriously looking for a little while yet a...

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by bunumuring
Sun May 06, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery
Replies: 14
Views: 2498

Re: Alaska unveils Incredibles II promotional livery

Hey guys, It's okay. I prefer it to the QF 'Planes' special livery from a few years ago. To me it seems that Alaska is pumping out more promo/special liveries and faster than any other airline at the moment. Some are hits ('More to Love') and some are misses (that SF Giants one) in my view. This is ...

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by bunumuring
Sun May 06, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 prospects
Replies: 149
Views: 13248

Re: Embraer KC-390 prospects

I hope all crew members are okay.
Looks like it dragged the starboard engine or wingtip along the ground judging by the marks across the grass/dirt parallel to the 'main' drag marks.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Sun May 06, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, I seem to recall reading here ages ago that Thai wanted to keep F seats into Sydney and thus the 747-400 would stay on the route for the time being. I too remember the discussion about the A350 starting BKK-SYD. Thai have however over the years switched plans easily and suddenly. I have fl...

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by bunumuring
Sun May 06, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Charles and Diana 1983 Australia Visit - RAF 707?
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: Charles and Diana 1983 Australia Visit - RAF 707?

Hey mate, A intersting find. I haven't seen that photo before. The RAAF operated 707s and BAC 1-11s in the VIP role at the time, but the 707s' primary role was AAR and transport, with VIP as secondary. I believe that the 707s' VIP fit out was fairly basic but I have only seen a few 'close up' photos...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airline do I fly while in Cambodia?
Replies: 11
Views: 896

Re: Which airline do I fly while in Cambodia?

Hey mate, My family returned last week from a three week Vietnam and Cambodia trip, having flown on Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air within and between those two countries. They raved about Vietnam Airlines, said that Jetstar Pacific was okay and described the flights in Cam...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey Zeke, What doesn't add up? I was in a window seat, which I prefer, sitting with my family, which I prefer, and I didn't feel endangered or inconvenienced in any way.... And therefore preferred to stay in the seat that I was in. Simple. if you read my account, you will understand that I did not s...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies
Replies: 170
Views: 33460

Re: British Airways in talks to order Boeing Widebodies

Hey guys, I suspect an order for some end-of-the-line 777-300ERs. Maybe, perhaps, possibly an order for a dozen or so 777-9s but I think unlikely at this time (though I hope to be proven wrong). Like others in his thread, I just can't see BA ordering 777-8s. As for 787s, I remember BA switching from...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, Vietnam Airlines in its current (April 2018, page 155) inflight magazine features an article on the chef Luke Nguyen. At the very end of the article, it states that while currently VN flies direct routes to Sydney and Melbourne, it will be 'in the near future, increasing flight frequency a...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, Yes, an A320 would definitely be all that was needed for a daily (cheeky grin) service AKL-CBR. Virgin Australia would now be at a disadvantage on such a route post-Kiwi divorce ... Little or no onwards transfers possible while Qantas would only be able to offer Jetstar domestic NZ flights...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement
Replies: 8
Views: 3383

Re: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement

Just a thought .... 15 (or was it 10?!?!) was the number of A380s supposedly ordered by HNA for Hong Kong Airlines and then mysteriously changed to 'unannounced customer' or 'unconfirmed order' or something a few years ago at an air show, wasn't it? What is the current status of that order? It's unl...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys Re : Canberra QR and Singapore Airlines flights.... I think you are all quite right. My perception is that the Qatar flights are of interest to the Canberra catchment market only for ME and European flights, and possibly some African destinations. SIngapore Airlines seem to be favoured for ...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement
Replies: 8
Views: 3383

Re: HNA Group orders 15 A350s in preliminary purchase agreement

I always took HNA to be part of a C4 grouping ... HNA and its subsidiaries are pretty big here in Australia, and I wonder if we will get to see some of these A350s here eventually. But I must say, in light of all the media reports about HNA and its so-called troubles, I am surprised to see the compa...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey guys, To clarify a few things.... I DID inform the FA as soon as I sat down upon boarding, while other passengers were still entering the plane. There would've been a good ten minutes before the doors were shut. There were empty seats on the plane I believe, only a handful. I went to the toilet ...

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by bunumuring
Fri May 04, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Chances of AR and AV starting services are remote. AR have NZ, and AV barely have a long haul fleet. Hey mate, I read on a.net just recently that Aerolineas Argentinas was looking for new long range aircraft with the range to restart Sydney services in the medium term. Likewise, late last year ther...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey fr8mech,
Yep, I hear you.
Couldn't find a number anyway, lol.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

Re: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey guys,
Thanks for your quick replies.
I am going to contact Jetstar management just to let them know.
Cheers,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 E175s and 15 CRJ900s
Replies: 59
Views: 5775

Re: AA near Deal with Bombardier for new planes (CR9)

Hey guys, I'm hoping that these rumours are correct if only to edge the CRJ series closer to the magic '2000' sales mark (including the Challenger 800). I believe that the current sales tally is around 1890? I know it's overtaken the 727's sales tally but is obviously well behind the #1 and #2 weste...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 1948

Re: Special Order Gourmet Food on Long haul Flights

Hey guys, Due to medical requirements I always take a 'meal' (or two) onboard for me plus snacks as, even on a full service airline, I cannot rely on suitable food being available, and being available at the time I need to eat. I can usually find something suitable in airports to buy and simply ask ...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Broken' seat on JQ flight
Replies: 21
Views: 1584

'Broken' seat on JQ flight

Hey guys, A few days ago I had my first flights on Jetstar A320s. On the last flight, I discovered upon boarding that my seat back flopped back into the 'recline' position as soon as I put any weight/force onto it. I tried numerous times to correct it but it simply wouldn't stay in the upright posit...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 58
Views: 8738

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Hey guys,
RIP to all involved.
The Twitter video reminds me of a video of a B-52 that crashed in the 80s/early 90s. I can't remember any details beyond that it was a B-52 and that it final moments looked very similar to this Herc's final moments.
Thanks,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 91
Views: 5525

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Hi guys, I haven't seen one yet with my own eyes but I agree that the CSeries looks great! Especially the nose. The A350 is the first Airbus that ranks in my consideration of good-looking aircraft. Generally speaking, I prefer its looks to its nemesis, the 787. The A350-500 did however, have its cha...

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by bunumuring
Thu May 03, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

[s[/s] I wonder how SCL yield is? Or where connections are too? If this route becomes a 789 after going daily - perhaps we can see another South American route opened? SYD-GRU, or MEL/BNE-SCL? I remember Alan Joyce speaking about Sydney-Rio/-Sao Paolo flights around the time of the Project Sunrise l...

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by bunumuring
Wed May 02, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Thanks, qf789.
That's an informative website indeed.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Wed May 02, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 43639

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hey guys, Re : 787 top up order... No surprises with this order. I suspect that while the 787-10 is looked upon with interest by QF, no decision to purchase will be made until the outcome of Project Sunrise is known. Perhaps a decision to order A350 super dooper long range planes for Project Sunrise...

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by bunumuring
Wed May 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 25234

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

Hey guys, A completly expected order in terms of timing and number. I would expect further small incremental orders for QF and possibly JQ like this moving on. Like all others, I will be very sad to see the 747 go, and hope that QF begin organising farewell events and flights for 2020, like KLM with...

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by bunumuring
Tue May 01, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh
Replies: 88
Views: 22009

Re: Air Tahiti Nui reveal brand refresh

Hey guys,
I agree, a fantastic video! I hope the new livery does use the motifs and the colours shown in the video. if so, it could be as impressive as Fiji Airways.
Cheers,
Bunumuring

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by bunumuring
Tue May 01, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 91
Views: 5525

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Hey guys, CIVILIAN: For me, #1 above all is the Super VC10 in the last BOAC colour scheme. The most beautiful thing of any kind to grace the skies, in my opinion. Tied for #2 are Concorde (any colourscheme...) and 757 with winglets (especially Air Niugini's stunning example). Close behind in #3 posi...

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonnell 220
Replies: 84
Views: 11227

Re: McDonnell 220

Cheers Jetstar,
I'm curious if Boeing, Convair or any foreign company submitted bids.
Thanks,
Bunumuring.

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by bunumuring
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?
Replies: 33
Views: 1203

Re: Ever met someone with your same first and last name?

Hey guys, I have a very rare surname here in Australia. When I was registering the birth of my first child many years ago, the data input operator told me that there was a man with the same first and last name as me living in a different part of Sydney. We even shared the same first initial of our m...

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