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by smi0006
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

jrfspa320 wrote:
ARFFs strike looks to be starting next week!


Shouldn’t cause too much of an issue for domestic - I believe domestic operations can use State fire services in lieu, however international and wide body operations may require full ARFF support - could be ugly

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by smi0006
Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

"Especially if they handle the PR of the strikes delicately and don’t disrupt Xmas holidays." Of course they will disrupt school holidays. Isn't that the whole point? Not really - the point is to disrupt QF, whilst keeping the public onside. Ruining everyone’s Christmas will just upset th...

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by smi0006
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 71
Views: 17479

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

Does AA own or lease T8 and sublease to other carriers, or purely a tenant themselves? Which GHA operate in T8 and is AA the only lounge operator? Just trying to understand their position as dominant carrier, or landlord. I assume BA has their own front of staff staff that will simply move across to...

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by smi0006
Thu Nov 24, 2022 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Inflation has gone up 17% in the last 4 years, the company’s offer over the same time was only a 6% increase. So an 11% effective pay cut, for an increase of almost 30% to work hours. In a time when a half year profit of $1.45 billion is expected. Agreed. While 2-3% is still what most employers are...

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by smi0006
Thu Nov 24, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

MH axes BNE effective 27MAR: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/malaysia-airlines-cancels-brisbane-to-kuala-lumpur I suspect we will see a bit of this type of action in the next 12 months. Airlines have trimmed their fleets and plenty of markets are doing well. Anything lagging behind will lik...

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by smi0006
Tue Nov 22, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

All this talk of capacity, however one area with glacial pace of change is our airports and particular capital city domestic terminals where stand capacity at peak times is maxed out. A321s etc will have slower turn times than the 738. It is an issue but unlikely to change in the next 20 years give...

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by smi0006
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

need about 10-12 more widebody jets within the next 12 months? Excluding the 3 already preferred 789s? Or will it have to wait until there’s a new CEO? New CEO or not.. you simply won't get frames in the next 12 months. Still those 787s, and multiple 380s to come back into service over 2023. Agree ...

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by smi0006
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Sometimes I wonder if QF regret palming off the 744s now. Obviously they didn’t anticipate 3 787s still stuck in the desert come 2023 and the A380 wing crack checks. Having the 744s to take care of SYD-JNB, SYD-SCL and maybe SYD-HND would’ve given them alot more wriggle room. Maybe moreso scrapping...

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by smi0006
Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

I wonder why QF don’t look at a wet/dry lease for JNB to free up a frame, no competition on the routine so long as hard product was similar most pax would be happy. Just looking at what NZ do with AKl-PER with Wamos, seems a good if not better product than Nz.

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by smi0006
Wed Nov 16, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

vhebb wrote:
What's the chances the PER-JNB will actually end up being extended beyond March using the split arrival/departures?


Can’t wrap my head around why they just don’t tow the aircraft like they do on SYD/MEL/BNE, and use the Aspire lounge at international. Utilisation can’t be that tight….

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by smi0006
Tue Nov 15, 2022 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

It doesn't look good but I probably think it doesn't do much damage to the brand. Sadly, most people are now pretty much expecting that the service they receive from airlines is going to be ordinary and are pleasantly surprised on the occasions when they receive good service which, admittedly they ...

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by smi0006
Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

These things can’t be good for the QF brand. I’ve heard the CEO of NZ talk about focusing on brilliant basics, and operating like a Swiss watch. Although they have WAMOS, so not sure early W to Y downgrades are much better. But seems to be a fundamental basic QF miss, and VA nail. Keeping it simple...

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by smi0006
Mon Nov 14, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Probably explains why they are running a lot of A330’s between MEL/PER again - not only demand but closer product in J. I think they planned ahead to turn the 789 in PER several days a week didn’t they? Pity for MEL pax who get a 738 in J but I guess anything to free up 789 capacity without interru...

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by smi0006
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... elloworld/
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Qantas has also sold its remaining 12% stake in Hello-world for 33mil. Apart from Loyalty, Jetstar group, and FJ outside - they are down to core airlines? Or red dot data or something?

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... elloworld/

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by smi0006
Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101631418
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Well down to crew - but less than ideal PR/Coverage for QF at a time like this….

https://amp.abc.net.au/article/101631418

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by smi0006
Sun Nov 06, 2022 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair launches Doha, Qatar from 3 cities
Replies: 11
Views: 4836

Re: Finnair launches Doha, Qatar from 3 cities

Can’t say I’m a huge fan of QR, AAB and some of their business practices and strategies.

However I will say huge credit AY they seem very nimble and agile and creative, always looking for unique opportunities such as this to respond to a crisis, diversify their revenue and add some resilience in.

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by smi0006
Fri Nov 04, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

Jetstar Asia and Changi airport have come to an agreement which will see them move to Terminal 4 by mid March after initially stating they had no intentions of moving. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/jetstar-asia-relocate-t4-terminal-4-changi-airport-march-25-2023-3044841?cid=FBcna That’s...

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by smi0006
Wed Nov 02, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022
Replies: 310
Views: 51147

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2022

So if the PER-CGK flights were canned because of an apparent disagreement with customs/border force, how is this any different with the similar times? Probably just means the Border Control issues were a bit of an excuse for a route that wasn't looking like being a success so was canned. Considerin...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 31, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

A few more for MEL: VN increases SGN to daily D7 begins x3 weekly KUL service VA resumes ZQN UL increases CMB to daily UA increases SFO to daily (Obzerva mentioned above) With more increases and new services added later in NOV and DEC. From the NZ thread also some Tasman increases; NZ AKL-MEL 21>23...

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by smi0006
Sun Oct 30, 2022 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Lots of changes over the next few days as we transition into NW22/23 timetable, some include BNE UA begins SFO, first arrival Sunday SYD AA resumed LAX-SYD on Saturday UA resumes IAH-SYD, first arrival Sunday BA sees 77W return from Tuesday MEL UA resumes LAX-MEL, first arrival Sunday QF MEL-LAX re...

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by smi0006
Sun Oct 30, 2022 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Something different Tasman Cargo airlines an affiliate of DHL has added a second 767F to the AU register, current one operates SYD-AKL, this second will operate MEL-SIN. Be great to see more added https://cargofacts-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/cargofacts.com/allposts/express/dhl-transfers-second-767-...

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by smi0006
Sat Oct 29, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia's high density A350 used on European flights
Replies: 30
Views: 9217

Re: Iberia's high density A350 used on European flights

Presumably they can just add ballast in the forward hold. An unusual approach to passenger revenue management - add more weight to the aircraft and burn more fuel, because the airline don't want to allow pax to pay more for premium seats There are no J seats currently installed. Nothing to do with ...

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by smi0006
Fri Oct 28, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Firms Order for 50 MAX
Replies: 25
Views: 7329

Re: IAG Firms Order for 50 MAX

Not sure if I'm surprised or not, given the ages of discussion stemming from that old LOI. -8200's would suggest frames for Vueling, right? or are they going to further sardine-can BA, IB, EI, etc? I could see a lot of use for the -10's out of LGW or even LHR for BA. Either way, the MAX is picking ...

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by smi0006
Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways new typeface ?
Replies: 36
Views: 7686

Re: British Airways new typeface ?

Alongside the potential new typeface, I would suggest that BA should modify its belly-coloring line, just like what KL and VN have done: 6912733,6912749 6221263,6215901 6181511 (Of course, slight changes on typefaces and color schemes were also used in the new liveries of KL and VN, but practically...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 26, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Thai Airways still has many Europe destinations
Replies: 13
Views: 2901

Re: Why Thai Airways still has many Europe destinations

And whilst it has diminished over the years TG, and BKK used to be a popular connection points for Aussies going to Europe, along of course with SQ, and MH. Then the ME3 came along, and also the Chinese3 picking up the bottom yield. But still a fairly decent amount of connections

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 25, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cyprus Airways unveils new livery
Replies: 17
Views: 4676

Re: Cyprus Airways unveils new livery

On a random side note - I recall see a show growing up in the 90s on Heathrow that always featured the Cypris airways rep at LHR - anyone any ideas what it was? That older livery just reminded me of the show

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 25, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

More on JNB and CGK flights from PER CGK has been scrapped JNB will operate from 1 Nov 22 - 25 Mar 23 then be suspended indefinitely Those terminating in PER will be bussed to T1 to clear customs up to 15 Jan 23, from 16 Jan 23 the JNB flight will terminate at T1 instead of T3 PER-SIN which is due ...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 24, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

EBB and EBD may be slated for freighter conversion. I know EBE was definitely getting converted but the plan was for 3 A332P2Fs so maybe these are the other 2. Is there any plans to retire the 767F, or will that hang on after the 330s are delivered? Be interesting to see if one ends up in the AU-Po...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 24, 2022 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Hi all, Long time lurker first time poster - While looking through FR24 I've noticed VH-EBB, EBD and QPG haven't flown in quite some time. Does anyone know the status of these frames and what's happening to them? Thank you all :) EBB and EBD may be slated for freighter conversion. I know EBE was de...

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by smi0006
Sun Oct 23, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Posted by an acquaintance on Instagram, seems VA staff are having a Hanger Party in BNE tonight. Aircraft is a 700, not sure on the rego. Any of the new batch of 700s come in yet? Didn’t see a shot of the whole aircraft but the only notable difference seems to be the winglet. Tail and fuselage look...

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by smi0006
Sat Oct 22, 2022 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Agreed, and add to that return to service, heavy maintenance and cabin refurbishments. Only once the 10th A380s has returned to service will we really know if retiring the two A380s was premature. Perhaps I am wrong & we won’t know for sure until all 10 A380’s RTS, but in saying that QF do not ...

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by smi0006
Fri Oct 21, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

If one had to join the dots and make a prediction Max8 CNS-HND to secure slot IPO in 2023 with mention of 789s When revenue comes in from float, International expansion with 789s US, HND-BNE plus a few others As more Max 8,9 or 10s come into service, more Asian routes trialled with view to upgradin...

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by smi0006
Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

VA has posted on their social that 'Wonderful is coming - 23.10.2022'. Is this the event we've been waiting for? Any guesses what's going to happen? Considering the recent Australian Aviation article of Jayne talking about International (Short Haul) expansion, my guess is that it'll be that in comb...

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by smi0006
Thu Oct 20, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Anymore detail on the Virgin Max? Being delivered in Jan which isn’t far away. When is the first Max- 10 due? Wiki has a config of 8/196. Has this been confirmed? Again a great way to add capacity into Golden triangle cheaply. Not to mention DPS if VA can get some more seats allocated. Still hoping...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 19, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

That’s a shame - wonder what the hold up is? Sounds like ABF, and Biosecurity are unhappy the facilities are handling an increase in volume, or maybe staffing? Hopefully it is resolved soon! QF international flights from T3 would be the SIN departing around 1145 and LHR at 1920. Arrivals from SIN 0...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Has the QF PER JNB route been delayed? Meant to start in less than two weeks but flights have suddenly disappeared from the booking system? CGK on ice too https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-suspends-perth-johannesburg-jakarta-flights I admit that when I first saw the delay in these 2 ne...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 19, 2022 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?
Replies: 95
Views: 23654

Re: Hawaiian Airlines 787 Update?

Look at the asian countries that are part of the visa waiver program as potential new destinations. Australia and New Zealand could be other options for expansion - both offer a HA an ability to tap mainland US connecting traffic without significant backtracking (unlike East Asia). CHC in particula...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 19, 2022 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Any new on El Al firming up Melbourne too?

Also hearing rumours of some slight changes for NZ PER…

Last figure I saw was international capacity into AU will hit 60% pre covid come Dec. Lot would be Chinese capacity, so still along way to go. Good luck to all airports winning business back.

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by smi0006
Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

GUM should be fine so long as it is only a tech stop, not fifth freedom. HND slots can’t be used for fifth freedom traffic, as they are limited to only origin/destination in the country they were allocated to. A tech stop with no pick-up/set-down is still a flight from A to B. Are pax allowed to de...

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by smi0006
Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Talking about that duopoly and profits Qantas announced to the market today they are expecting a $1.2-1.3 billion AUD profit for the first half of this financial year. That’s remarkable because their full year profits for 2017-2019 were only $1.3-1.4 billion, now on track to make almost double that...

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by smi0006
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Forgive me if I missed this - UA to go 10-weekly SYD-SFO over high season. 24 flights a week to SYD is impressive. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/united-sydney-san-francisco-flights Between BNE launch, return of MEL, pretty impressive growth for UA/VA. Well done. Does make me wonder how QF ...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

I've commissioned and been involved in cost effectiveness studies for airports on interventions involving design, passenger flow and accessibility. One thing that has always surprised me is that when we did studies that interviewed people after experiences and we got an idea why people misinterpret...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet
Replies: 66
Views: 16763

Re: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet

Does QF still own a chunk of PX? I know when PX was formed back in the early 1970s, ownership was QF/TN/AN and governments of PNG and Australia, but when/how did that change? One would assume it is now fully owned by the PNG Government? According to wiki - In 1976, the government bought out the Qan...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet
Replies: 66
Views: 16763

Re: Air Niugini to replace 767s, 737s and Fokker fleet

PX advertising for 330-200 engineers for POM. I don’t think they do any outsourced engineering work do they? Does POM receive any 330s that could be out sourced too? Although not what the PD states, https://www.linkedin.com/posts/air-niugini_a330-licensed-aircraft-maintenance-engineers-activity-6985...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Just an observation, all of the recent security breaches in Australia have all happened at QF-exclusive terminals. I find that very strange, to be completely honest. Maybe QF terminals - but different third party providers at each. All managed by the airport companies not QF. I do feel sorry for QF...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Melbourne Airport T1 (QF) has had to be evacuated due to an inadvertent security breach. All passengers and staff including those already boarded on undeparted planes have had to go back landside and be rescreened. Significant delays and cancellations are underway with the knock-on of delays to str...

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by smi0006
Tue Oct 11, 2022 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA maintenance staff at LHR vote to strike over pay.
Replies: 9
Views: 3579

Re: AA ground workers vote to strike over pay.

Do AA only have engineers based at LHR?

Are the above and below wing teams all outsourced providers? Is this the same for UA/DL also?

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 10, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Qantas is adding additional services to HND with the news of Japan opening up fully for Tourists. Brisbane will see 3 weekly service which will now begin on 1Dec. MEL to HND will be starting on March 23 at this stage. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-adding-japan-from-brisbane-sydney-melbourne/ This...

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by smi0006
Mon Oct 10, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 66827

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2022

Qantas is adding additional services to HND with the news of Japan opening up fully for Tourists. Brisbane will see 3 weekly service which will now begin on 1Dec. MEL to HND will be starting on March 23 at this stage. https://simpleflying.com/qantas-adding-japan-from-brisbane-sydney-melbourne/ Are ...

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