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JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:28 am

Airbus today announced that Qantas LCC JetStar has signed a contract for 20 A320, plus options on 40 more. Delivery of these aircraft will start in October 2004. JetStar will also lease 3 aircraft to allow operations to start in July 2004. By mid 2005, JetStar will be operating a fleet of 23 A320.

All the A320 will feature 177 seats and will be powered by IEA2500 engines.

More information at http://www.airbus.com/dynamic/media/press_releases.asp#1422
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RE: JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:49 am

Interesting. IAEs are also powering Air NZ's A320s. Perhaps an indication of who will be doing heavy maintenance for the airline?

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RE: JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:54 am

I knew it!!!!!!
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RE: JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:00 am

Heh this was announced a long while back. Don't hurt yourself.

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RE: JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:03 am

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RE: JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:04 am

It still boggles the mind that they would order the A320 for a subsidiary with the 738 in the mainline.

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RE: JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:18 am

Yyz717 - please have a look at the umpteen other posts on this issue. JetStar will be run as a completely separate airline, owned by Qantas. What the mainline fleet operates has little to no bearing on what JetStar operates. The A320s were determined to be the most advantageous choice.

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RE: JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:25 am

Qantas LOVES their 738s. However, the issue is the QF unions. If JetStar (IMHO stupid generic name-my god call it "Dream" at least u have ID with the "dreaming" liveries, Wunula, etc) flew the 738, the unions would insist they operate on the same work rules as the mainline 738s. By flying the 320s, you create a whole new group of employees that aren't unionized and can work at LCC pay.
 
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RE: JetStar Signs For A320s

Thu Dec 18, 2003 10:09 am

Mr L1011, tristar, well, they actaully are unionised, it's just that they have already agreed to much lower rates (around 30-40% lower in some cases) as these rates were agreed to at impulse before QF took em over.

Labour laws here are far tighter than the USA, and companies can't just fire ppl. Infact, in some cases, companies are suppose to actually start going broke before they can legall just offlay empolyees enmasse. This gives the union an awful amount of power..... too much in my opinion but thats life.

I think everybody must have known it was going to be IAE V2500 engines. Its interesting, as it is a move away from the tried and trusted GE and CFM, and folks in CHC must be rubbing their hands together.