Victor Hotel
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Skystar?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 4:24 pm

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?
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RE: Skystar?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 5:27 pm

Airbus 320.
 
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RE: Skystar?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 6:00 pm

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"

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RE: Skystar?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 6:14 pm

Interestingly, Skystar is also the name of the MAS BBJ...
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RE: Skystar?

Mon Dec 04, 2000 7:30 pm

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).

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RE: Skystar?

Tue Dec 05, 2000 6:56 am

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.
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RE: Skystar?

Tue Dec 05, 2000 9:36 am

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.

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

Tue Dec 05, 2000 9:52 am

Eastern operated Whisper Jets - 727's I think
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RE: Skystar?

Tue Dec 05, 2000 9:57 am

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.
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RE: Skystar?

Tue Dec 05, 2000 3:56 pm

Thanks
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RE: Skystar?

Tue Dec 05, 2000 5:44 pm

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

Tue Dec 05, 2000 5:48 pm

A320

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