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by Gemuser
Sat Jan 15, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Requests Approval to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 6477

Re: FedEx Asks the FAA to Install Anti-Missile Laser Systems

It’s likely FedEX wants them installed for potential use throughout other less civilized parts of the world but needs the FAA’s blessing in order for the planes to operate in the US when not in those otherwise less civilized parts. This is incorrect. They need FAA approval to install the system on ...

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by Gemuser
Thu Dec 23, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 62565

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

Fantastic to see - and very exciting for SYD, I love SYD but it could do with some serious competition. Wonder what the travel time from CBR will be? This certainly doesn't help their case! The ridiculously high landing charges, amongst other charges have ensured they missed the boat in capture som...

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by Gemuser
Wed Dec 15, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights
Replies: 30
Views: 6318

Re: Qantas to launch seasonal SYD-PER-FCO flights

Enormous Italian community in Australia, Alitalia flew 747s to Sydney and Melbourne before the ME3 came along. Presumably a Middle East stopover is seen as an opportunity for exposure to the dreaded so a nonstop to the old country is worth paying a premium for. The occupants of every bungalow in Sy...

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by Gemuser
Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021
Replies: 478
Views: 62565

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2021

RyanairGuru wrote:
717s have taken over a fair bit of Q400 flying to ROK and GLT. BNE-MKY was all Q400 pre-Covid, and is now all 737.

I had not noticed that! A bit of a come down from the last time I flew to MKY.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss awarded 5th Freedom rights between Argentina and Brazil
Replies: 20
Views: 4395

Re: Swiss awarded 5th Freedom rights between Argentina and Brazil

dcajet wrote: The Argentina - Brazil bilateral is quite liberal and allows for these kind of operations by airlines of third countries. This is actually great for the traveler. The majors (AR/JJ/G3) fly to GRU out of AEP charging "beacoup bucks". If one is willing to fly out of EZE and fle...

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by Gemuser
Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.
Replies: 106
Views: 21651

Re: Airbus A350XWB ongoing evolutionary enhancements, EIS 2025-2030.

I honestly don't know, I think the 767F was also available with RR, if anyone ordered them is another matter though. Only two airlines ever ordered RR-powered 767s, British Airways and China Yunnan (no, not Qantas).... but none of them were freighters. True, but QF did take 7(?) second hand from BA...

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1993

Re: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?

EK SYD - AKL
EY SYD - AUH - SYD
I hope to fly QF's once LAX services resume.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on
Replies: 31
Views: 2413

Re: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on

Boeing 707 any model!
Lockheed Tristar any model

That's about it

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's Great About the A350-1000.
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

Re: What's Great About the A350-1000.

After answering all the Preference & Poll questions on favorite aircraft type, it got me thinking about the A350-1000. Just my two cents, but I think it is a lovely looking aircraft and nice proportioned. From what I know, it powered by RR Trent engines and offers ~25% improvement in fuel effic...

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?
Replies: 43
Views: 2625

Re: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?

1) B727-100 [Pocket Rocket]
2) B747 -300/400
3) Short S25 Sandringham flying boat [the most exciting, but not the quietest
4) A330/340 love that 2-4-2 layout
Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 68
Views: 5068

Re: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

A330
QF, EK, EY, CX, KE for a total of 7 sectors

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Tue Nov 02, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 8628

Re: Fedex

CoThG wrote:
That information is SSI.

SSI?

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian aviation thread - October 2021
Replies: 420
Views: 61949

Re: Australian aviation thread - October 2021

Fantastic flight. Nearly wish i need to have been repatriated from BsAs to be on it... Does anyone know what the deepest it got in latitude terms was? It would have definitely been below 60 i would suspect? From provisional flight in reply No39: 74.55 South, so a CAO concession would be required, a...

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by Gemuser
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 47264

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

On an aviation forum such as this I believe that nautical miles are more appropriate because: 1) It is what the industry use Not by any means always. Public-facing documents for many airlines use statute miles (even in some countries where the metric system predominates). Yes, ALWAYS. True it is tr...

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by Gemuser
Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 47264

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

Generally agree but gcmap talks in miles and doesnt have kms, so i guess we just follow the numbers we get. And really, for these purposes its the relativity we care about, not the absolute, so the units are not as relevant IMO. Ah QF2220 but the gcmap app at gcmap.com DOES have alternative distanc...

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by Gemuser
Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 47264

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

I have my doubts of AR returning, however I was curious because it’s similar range to QF’s announced BNE-LAX and how did AR intend to operate the route utilising their A332’s. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210922/e18659141eedc0d6c4dd308d417250f5.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Hate to b...

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by Gemuser
Wed Sep 22, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to operate its second longest non stop flight with a 787-9
Replies: 34
Views: 13553

Re: QANTAS to operate its longest non stop flight with a 787-9

[quote="zeke" I had a look at your suggestion via CHC and also an eastbound path that would meet the CASA routing requirements from EZE if they head towards 5000S01000W and then 5000S02000E DRW they would have around 50 kts average tailwind for the trip, via CHC around 10 kts a average hea...

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by Gemuser
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to operate its second longest non stop flight with a 787-9
Replies: 34
Views: 13553

Re: QANTAS to operate its longest non stop flight with a 787-9

I doubt the flight will be non-stop due to CASA's requirements for operations below 60Degrees South. A splash & go at CHC would seem reasonable, even allowing for NZ paranoia over COVID. The following is a reply I posted in the Aussie Aviation group earlier today which covers the same topic: qf2...

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by Gemuser
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS to operate its second longest non stop flight with a 787-9
Replies: 34
Views: 13553

Re: QANTAS to operate its longest non stop flight with a 787-9

No idea why anyone would use statute miles as a measurement of distance on an international aviation forum. The great circle distance is under 8000 nm, the city pair is close enough the same as LHR-PER. QF have operated flights in excess of 9000 mm. Bit pedantic? Not everyone on here is a pilot lik...

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by Gemuser
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021
Replies: 290
Views: 47264

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2021

@redroo yes agreed. Also not a pilot. @gemuser what is the furthest south QF 789s can fly (i think ive seen you post about this before?)? I'm not right up to date but generally operations below 60degrees South require CASA approval, as well as any required ETDO approval. Since the passing of greatl...

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by Gemuser
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001
Replies: 36
Views: 9735

Re: Aircraft at Gander on 9/11/2001

If you want a bit wider picture of Gander on that day and the four following just search "Come From Away" especially on YouTube. That musical tells the story from the passenger & crew and the people of Gander's perspective. The story is accurate although characters are compressed into ...

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by Gemuser
Thu Aug 05, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75872

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

....& a lot of non Australian are VASTLY under estimating the importance Project Sunrise to QF [& possibly to the country] , it must go ahead or replaced with something equally as innovative or QF will shrink drastically and will discontinue service west of India or maybe BKK. The whole PS ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75872

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

I noticed the jetstar 787-8 are in storage, why not convert these into project sunrise as a starter. Sort of use what you got to make it work until the traffic gets back. What do you mean? The boarders of Australia [& NZ] are closed. Everybody requires a "special permit" to cross the ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75872

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

I think the QF ULH business case is in the bin. Too much has changed over the last 18 months, start off with a blank sheet.. The A350-950 major modifications are the (carbon?) cargo door and it's fittings, fuselagesection and cargo floor. Not directly usefull for a -950 passenger version it seems. ...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 42378

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

anstar wrote:
Perhaps QF will go 321 and then A220s operated by QF link AOCs.

Pentadic point of order! :-)
There is no QF Link AOC, [unless it has happened recently]. QF Link operate under the AOCs of various QF subsidiaries, one of whom is Eastern Airlines, there are others.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 42378

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Qantas has announced today that they will expanding the E90 fleet through alliance from 14 to 18 aircraft ADL-CBR will see services doubled from 9 to 18 per week from mid July Jetstar will borrow 3 A320’s from Jetstar Asia, this is on top of the 6 A320’s coming in from Jetstar Japan and up to 5 787...

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by Gemuser
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021
Replies: 265
Views: 42378

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2021

Much the way 5G will leapfrog the NBN, I think Airservices Australia don't want to spend too much on CAT3 upgrades because GBAS is simpler and might end up cheaper? That's how I interpret it reading between the lines anyway. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sorry, not going to happen UNLESS the L...

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by Gemuser
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?
Replies: 92
Views: 15062

Re: Passenger converted bomber aircraft in civilian service - Stories, facts, interiors?

Most Boeing narrowbodies have the fuselage of the 707, which shares a common ancestor with the KC-135. It wasn't converted, but the two families are pretty close. The KC135 fuselage is narrower than the 707, and can only fit 5 abreast instead of 6. That's what he said! They share a "common anc...

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by Gemuser
Sun May 09, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Northern Hemisphere summer 2022 season long haul schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: Northern Hemisphere summer 2022 season long haul schedule

I would not be paying money that you can't get back for travel before 31 Dec 2022 to/from Australia. The Australian government will NOT say when they will reopen the boarders, just that they will not do so "until it is safe". There is a lot of speculation that it will not be before 31 Dec ...

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by Gemuser
Sat May 08, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?
Replies: 127
Views: 16951

Re: Why is LAX so dominant in the LA Region?

LAX is the major international airport in the area, AFAIK no other airport in the LA Basin has international services [NOTE: I do not consider Canada or Mexico "international" from LA]. This undoubtly funnels a lot of traffic to LAX that can't go to other airports.

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by Gemuser
Sun May 02, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 24268

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

QF - 300 & 400
JL - 300
UA - 400
BA - 400
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by Gemuser
Sun May 02, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which countries will open their borders this summer without quarantine?
Replies: 14
Views: 3363

Re: Which countries will open their borders this summer without quarantine?

I would NOT expect Australia or NZ to open to the USA this year. [But I have been wrong before]

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun May 02, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021
Replies: 356
Views: 40124

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2021

What is your reason for late 2022 that is like 18 months from now. Seems a very long way to wait till it's safe.. The US population will be mostly all vaccinated by June and then we only have to wait till NZ catches up this Dec. So early next year should be doable for low risk NZ to US flights. IMH...

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by Gemuser
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 738 replacement competition
Replies: 196
Views: 27456

Re: Qantas 738 replacement competition

At the risk of breaking up the party, the 737 vs a320 has been debated ad nauseam. Let's move it back to QF. I see it as a toss up, the 737 is the incumbent, but QF have a321XLRs on order. So don't really know what to expect. At last some sanity! First a clarification, QF does NOT have A321XLRs on ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 50409

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

tullamarine wrote:
I don't recall that. Is it possible that these were codeshares on AN aircraft? At the time NZ owned 50% of AN.

No, the NZ fifth freedom rights were older than that, they went back to the early 1970s, at least, quite possabily back to the 1960s

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 50409

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

DeltaB717 is pretty much correct. The traffic right is allocated to the country, and has a specific timeframe (0600-2200 or 2200-0600) but the actual slot is still allocated in the normal way. It is ancient history now, but IASC wanted to conclude the application process for the traffic rights by l...

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by Gemuser
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 50409

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

No, the IASC allocates traffic rights. Only the designated slot coordinator for HND can allocate arrival and departure slots for that airport. Traffic rights are useless without the slots, and the slots are useless without the traffic rights. In theory, and in normal circumstances, VA would need to...

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by Gemuser
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 50409

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

On another note, a little bit of history relevant to QF ops Australia to the UK via Hong Kong (which ceased Dec 72 if memory serves me correctly). I could check date of cessation but I am feeling lazy tonight!! Last QF service to UK via Hong Kong was QF29/30 MEL-HKG-LHR vv. aboard a B747-400. Cease...

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by Gemuser
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021
Replies: 329
Views: 50409

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2021

jrfspa320 Reply #53 Seems crazy that an aircraft the size of an A320 is now QF Link (with 180 seat JQ interiors) , there are obviously no scope clauses with mainline ? While I'm not a legal person I do believe that a scope clause would be illegal under our trade practices [anti-trust] laws, They are...

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by Gemuser
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75872

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Alan Joyce loves to talk about "Project Sunrise". I will believe it when he places the firm order. How many of you really think it will happen? I not only think it will happen, I think it is vital for QF if it is to continue as a long haul airline, so it will be, must be, successful [left...

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by Gemuser
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75872

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

Personally don't see them using 35Ks where a 789 will reach more efficiently but I could be wrong (particularly if a route can support F) Also a question as to how many they order. At 21hrs flight time you are looking at 2.5 frames per service (4 hrs changeover plus say 5hrs maintenance allocation ...

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by Gemuser
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75872

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

With direct JFK services I can't see LAX-JFK continuing (plus QF will likely need the 789s) JFK direct would also reduce DFW demand, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it downgraded to a 789 as well (which will alleviate the weight issues on the westerly routes as well). So you'd have 35K to JFK, 78...

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by Gemuser
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 31444

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

CBRboy: Thank you for some real numbers. An interesting read.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 31444

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

I am still somewhat skeptical about PER-LHR AFTER SYD/MEL - LHR non stops are established because we don't really know what effect that will have on PER - LHR traffic. The latest number I saw [on this site] had it about 50% PER O&D, 25% MEL, 10 -15 % SYD/BNE. If all of that 35% - 40% traffic is...

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by Gemuser
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 31444

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

In a world without COVID, I think we could’ve seen a fantastic Western QF hub linking PER with SIN, LHR, CDG, FRA, JNB and BOM/DEL by 2022. I may have slightly rose-coloured glasses on in regards to 2022 - but all those destinations I mentioned have been flagged by AJ as future candidates for PER, ...

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by Gemuser
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 31444

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

In a world without COVID, I think we could’ve seen a fantastic Western QF hub linking PER with SIN, LHR, CDG, FRA, JNB and BOM/DEL by 2022. Far be it for me to accuse of day dreaming during lockdown but where would QF have gotten the aircraft for that? From Boeing & Airbus :-) and delaying reti...

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by Gemuser
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021
Replies: 196
Views: 31444

Re: Australian Aviation Thread- February 2021

In a world without COVID, I think we could’ve seen a fantastic Western QF hub linking PER with SIN, LHR, CDG, FRA, JNB and BOM/DEL by 2022. Ben I do think you are a tad over enthustic. I can see JNB, I can even see LHR contuining if the reported stats that say over half pax as bound for PER turn ou...

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by Gemuser
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 398
Views: 42162

Re: Cessna SkyCourier Development and Testing Thread

From: 2175301 Reply 343 " As I see it its not quite apples to apples with the Cessna 408 (Sky Courier) and the BT-67. The BT-67 has about twice the passenger or load capability Cesnna 408: ?? Cu Ft (3 LD 3's), 6000 Lb; 19 passenger BT-76: 1225 Cu Ft, 14,000 Lb; I have heard 38 passengers - if a...

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by Gemuser
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75872

Re: QF - Project Sunrise

I’m hoping BA do the same and get 6-8 upgraded frames to do MEL, SYD and PER direct too with them, We can all dream... Fred Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Maybe but personally I think some sort of shareing deal with QF, at least until such time as traffic grows to justify multiple daily frequen...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF - Project Sunrise
Replies: 405
Views: 75872

QF - Project Sunrise

Alan Joyce just announced that QF expected to order A350 for Project Sunrise in 2021 Link: https://australianaviation.com.au/?p=89151?utm_source=AustralianAviation&utm_campaign=14_01_2021&utm_medium=email&utm_content=1&utm_emailID=5e93160e499a7ea186f7e429feea8dadc51225140680de803859a...

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