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by EK413
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 303
Views: 41494

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Captdasbomb wrote:
Anyone know whats wrong with VH-ZNG? Its been in LA for the last couple of days


Heard the aircraft had an unplanned engine change in LAX


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by EK413
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57626

Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Anti-Qantas Facebook page Airline Secrets Exposed has had an epic Facebook melt over QF25's delay today. Post was taken down. The reader comments were scathing of the poster/admin. Another one has popped up in its place, some of the comments were quite vile, particularly towards QF ground staff, th...

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by EK413
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57626

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Under the 'if anyone is interested' heading ... QF74/25JUL SFO SYD was cancelled due to a tow bar v's front engine cowling (not sure how it could physically happen). QF is trying to source parts locally as the spare front cowling's they have in SYD are about 3cm too large for the cargo door. Second...

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by EK413
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57626

Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Appears QF A380’s are playing up with tonight’s QF2 SIN-SYD delayed 12 hours with a revised ETD0600 ETA1555. The QF2 aircraft appears to be forming the now 5 hour & 30 minute delayed QF7 SYD-DFW service. Tonight’s QF1 SYD-SIN significantly delayed now departing tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone usin...

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by EK413
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sydney been covered in thick fog this morning with QF74, QF8, QF12, VA2, & CX111 diverting to BNE.

Appears the fog is beginning to clear.


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by EK413
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://abc.net.au/news/2019-06-27/john ... fmredir=sm



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John Travolta's luxury Boeing 707 cleared for November relocation to Wollongong

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by EK413
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://thepointsguy.com/2018/03/12-fac ... th-london/

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The paint job on -ZND added around an extra 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of additional weight.


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by EK413
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 57028

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

QF A380 VHOQA damaged last week by a catering truck under going repairs at the LAX Hangars. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/a9e34e00676ca59f3f340b2d49943968.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/26ecde41f7967c0888b9a9f69d3999dd.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/27a83095...

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by EK413
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

QF A380 VHOQA damaged last week by a catering truck under going repairs at the LAX Hangars. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/a9e34e00676ca59f3f340b2d49943968.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/26ecde41f7967c0888b9a9f69d3999dd.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190617/27a83095...

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by EK413
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Brisbane currently dealing with bad weather and thunderstorms. The QF620, QF532 & QF538 are diverting to OOL.

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by EK413
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

My caps are used to highlight words..I grew up in a generation where caps were used to highlight/accentuate ceratin words in print, not the recent generation 'meaning' of shouting. Also some posts can be misinterpreted when punctuation is lacking, in the wrong place or not used at all. Cheers. It’s...

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by EK413
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Perhaps read my quote again. One of two things QF will regret retiring the B747’s & secondly I’d say once the B747’s are gone QF would have dispersed their U.S. flights. The SFO route already has services operated from MEL & BNE announced, DFW has been rumoured, and ORD to be confirmed. &...

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by EK413
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

As a result of -OQA Sunday's QF11 will be operated by a B744 ;) EK413 The 744 saves the day again Certainly does & we can add Tuesday 18th to the list QF11 B744 Ops in lieu of A380 ;) EK413 One of two things QF will regret retiring the B747’s & secondly I’d say once the B747’s are gone QF w...

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by EK413
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Update on this, the 'mechanical' was a catering truck that hit the rear of the wing damaging the flaps, requiring replacement. Rego was VH-OQA (poor old Nancy, in the wars again) As a result of -OQA Sunday's QF11 will be operated by a B744 ;) EK413 The 744 saves the day again Certainly does & w...

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by EK413
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Yes, and I agree. Update on QF 94, the ground crew were lovely, and they of course took care of hotels etc during the delay. Good to hear that QF's JFK crew are still at the top of their game. Sources indicate a mechanical delay which resulted in crew running out of hours. By the time crew ran out ...

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by EK413
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

As to the reason for the delay, it doesn't sound like Qantas are being particularly shifty there, although I have no idea what you are alluding to about ATC. It sounds like there was a delay beyond their control which rolled on until the crew timed out. At that point the flight cannot depart even i...

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by EK413
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12630

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

I am not sure if it's related to any of the announcements earlier in the week but on my way into work on Friday there was convoy of approx. 3-4 hire cars heading towards QF campus with placards on the dash clearly marked "DFW Conference".

AA announcement or QF announcement perhaps?

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by EK413
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 11116

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

It's very hard to say what the Plans are for the UAE, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar might be suffice to say they haven't as of yet merged. (which maybe they could and should do since their Turf is so close, ) They do not give the Idea that their total strategy is get known were they TO merge? They could bec...

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by EK413
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal
Replies: 53
Views: 9085

Re: Hawaiian being forced out of LAX terminal

I really don’t see the big deal other than HA moving from a run down facility to a brand NEW facility? Yeah I’m sure that won’t go down well. :roll:

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by EK413
Mon May 27, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Here's a list of ground service providers: dnata Menzies Aviation John Holland Aviation Services Q Catering Wymap Group Qantas Airways Toll dnata Airport Services OEMServices Alpha Flight Group Ltd Aerocare Gate Gourmet Cabin Services Australia Qantas Airways MRO AVIA Flight Services Heston MRO Car...

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by EK413
Mon May 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

For a research report I need the following info if anyone can help me out with details or a link. I need a current list of which ground service providers (Menzies, Dnata, Swissport, QGS...) handle all of the different airlines at SYD, particularly for ramp, pax and cargo at SYD international. Part ...

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by EK413
Fri May 24, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Projections & statistics that’s all they are & Sydney will continue to be far more attractive & gateway. The upper hand Melbourne have working in their favour would be 24 hour Ops until Badgery’s Creek is up & running. The Airlines & tourists alike will continue travelling to Syd...

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by EK413
Fri May 24, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

What a load of journalism crap “Melbourne tipped to overtake Sydney as Australia's largest city”.

That’s why airlines flirt with MEL and always end up serving SYD.

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by EK413
Fri May 17, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 57028

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Flyerqf wrote:
Looks like OEB is now leaving the fleet on 2 Jun.


& according to sources the GE power plants have already been sold.

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by EK413
Fri May 10, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Relating to MEL this is very much needed and will free up gate space, I do wonder if they could operate widebodies from there? I’d say this is why we have seen no investment in the MEL lounge, Checkin and lounge will all be consolidated in T1. Hopefully Melbourne Airport will spend some money to re...

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by EK413
Wed May 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 57028

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

undertheradar wrote:
Apologies EK413, I missed your previous post re -OQJ PUS repaint


All good, the information very easily gets missed amongst all the posts.

VHOQB will be next bird to head off to AUH for heavy mx.

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by EK413
Wed May 08, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 57028

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

MAY 8, A380 -OQJ ferry flight QF6021 SYD-PUS (S Korea), unconfirmed/guess it's going into paint shop there. MAY 8, A380 -OQJ ferry flight QF6021 SYD-PUS (S Korea), unconfirmed/guess it's going into paint shop there. From an October 2018 article in USA today about Korean Airs Tech Center in the port...

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by EK413
Wed May 08, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Both VHEBP & VHVKJ expected make a return to revenue service later today & tomorrow. EK413 Yep noticed JETSTAR -VKJ ferry flight last night HKG-MEL JQ9992 (landed 5am today/Tues) MAY 8 -VKJ scheduled back in service JQ35 MEL- DPS :) VHEBP has returned to service operating QF431 SYD-MEL &...

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by EK413
Tue May 07, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019
Replies: 34
Views: 5708

Re: QF SFO-SYD Transitions to 787-9 From December 4th 2019

Great, that means airfares will rise dramatically on this route. I fly this route a lot. Within a few years on this route, UA downsized from 747-400 to 777-200 to 787-9. And now with QF downsizing, planes are not only packed but it's going to be a lot more expensive. Sucks to see the B744 days numb...

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by EK413
Mon May 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 57028

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

moa999 wrote:
From other forums it's staying around for a while (possibly to end-May) thanks to both JQ (787 VKJ in NRT) and QF (332 EBP in SYD) having unscheduled issues


Both VHEBP & VHVKJ expected make a return to revenue service later today & tomorrow.

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by EK413
Mon May 06, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Both VHEBP & VHVKJ expected make a return to revenue service later today & tomorrow.

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by EK413
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

It is not driven by AOG. Purely commercial. The 747 would have been on the ground all day. QF needed the extra inventory. It’s not purely commercial & don’t bother getting into a debate as to why so let’s leave it at that... EK413 I’m not debating. You would generally have to know something. No...

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by EK413
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The two seem unrelated. SYD-AKL is prone to last minute upgrades. The change to a 744 on SYD-AKL-SYD happened a few days ago and it appears to be a commercial decision as QF had virtually no inventory left between New Zealand and SYD and SYD-AKL. Both are unrelated. The QF145 & QF148 is being o...

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by EK413
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

It’s just pulled up to its bay in Sydney. AKL Spotters Alert - There’s a QF B744 operating a SYD-AKL-SYD rotation tomorrow in lieu of an A330. EK413 Also hearing -OEB is getting a reprieve partially due to -EBP being grounded in SYD. The two seem unrelated. SYD-AKL is prone to last minute upgrades....

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by EK413
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

qf789 wrote:
EK413 wrote:
qf789 wrote:

Is it fair to say OEB will be around for at least another few weeks


It’s possible. Believe -VKJ remains grounded in KIX?

EK413


Ironic that the old girl saves the day again


The old girl always saves the day ;)

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by EK413
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

It’s just pulled up to its bay in Sydney. AKL Spotters Alert - There’s a QF B744 operating a SYD-AKL-SYD rotation tomorrow in lieu of an A330. EK413 Also hearing -OEB is getting a reprieve partially due to -EBP being grounded in SYD. Is it fair to say OEB will be around for at least another few wee...

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by EK413
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Have just been given some more information about the diverted QR908 DOH-SYD to PER yesterday. Due to the tech issue crew timed out. It was suppose to depart for SYD at 1300 today but that got pushed back to 1400 then 1530, aircraft still remains on the ground . Looks like it is finally on the move ...

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by EK413
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Would appear VH-OEB retirement (30APR) has been delayed due to the aircraft scheduled to operate several JQ SYD-HNL-SYD charters from 1st of May til the 7th of May.

Just demonstrates the value of having these true workhorses available at a minutes notice!

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by EK413
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Guess the decision on what to use on SYD-JNB could also depend somewhat on whether they get to launch the PER-JNB route as planned...any word on that, is it still on the table? Guess it’s a question as to when will both parties come to an agreement especially QF. From what’s been said previously th...

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by EK413
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

380 is way too premium heavy and will have problem filling those seats upstairs if used on NRT. My 2cents is still on them down gauge HND from 747 to 789, which still has decent business class seat count, and open up a flight to NRT with 332. JAL and ANA both use 789 and often substitute with 788s ...

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by EK413
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://fr24.com/QFA6002/204153f4

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Appears VHOQF is positioning SYD to BNE for maintenance requirements?

Flight QF6002 from Sydney to Brisbane
https://fr24.com/QFA6002/204153f4

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by EK413
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

QF B744 VH-OEJ positioned this morning as QF6025 SYD-HKG for heavy mx.

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by EK413
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Could this mean that VH-OEB stays longer than the 30 April to cover until the grounded 787-8 is ungrounded and back in service for JQ Highly doubt it especially with the QF3 | QF4 eventually reverting back to A330 equipment and a spare B787-9 operating 6 x weekly SYD-HKG services therefore enough s...

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by EK413
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I notice from the QF source that VH OEB has been doing some JQ3/4 rotations SYD-HNL of late. Is there an equipment problem somewhere, if so, anyone know the detail? VH-VKJ is currently grounded in Japan after having engine surges on descent. The atsb website has an ‘overview’ on what happened. Coul...

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by EK413
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

PUS?? A strange place to be in, don't even think PUS can handle A380s can they? I would bet if that happens it means that QF made an agreement with KE for the job? Michael I thought EK had the contract for the A380 repaints in DXB whilst Etihad are doing the interior refits in AUH. Emirates' deal i...

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by EK413
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Would appear next A380 for repaint will be -OQJ & sources have indicated the aircraft will position to PUS on the 8th of May.

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by EK413
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 57028

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Would appear next A380 for repaint will be -OQJ & sources have indicated the aircraft will position to PUS on the 8th of May.

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by EK413
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Any idea why this fella is on the east coast of Australia? Flight OL855 from Apia to Sydney https://fr24.com/PAO855/201da117 EK413 Operating for Samoa Airways, the lease in the previous 738 ended and they cancelled the 7M9 they were going to lease, not to sure how long this is for or if it will be ...

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by EK413
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67397

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://fr24.com/PAO855/201da117

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Any idea why this fella is on the east coast of Australia?

Flight OL855 from Apia to Sydney
https://fr24.com/PAO855/201da117

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by EK413
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 680
Views: 170962

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

https://onemileatatime.com/istanbul-airport/ All that being said, I don’t think building the world’s largest terminal was a good idea, especially without any easy way for people to get around the terminal. ... If you’re connecting between nearby gates or are originating in Istanbul this isn’t a hug...

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