Skyliner is reporting ex SQ A330-343 msn1156 9V-STR is joining the AC fleet as C-GKUH.
That might be the identity of the 5th A330 supposedly joining the fleet.
Alliance's F70 -QQW has started her return journey to Oz from the UK, she looks absolutely tremendous in her silver 100 year centennial livery, will be arguably one of the most appealing liveries gracing our skies. Just after confirmation which base she is destined for.Jump to post
I've checked status on all the EK A380 greater than 4 years of age and here's the state of play DWC: EDG, EDN and EEK. However EEQ and EER have both been ferried to AUH of recent, this might just be coincidental and being consecutive deliveries, they're due for maintenance at the same time. It still...Jump to post
Does anyone else think this is potentially a ploy to send a strong message to part suppliers and vendors, to reduce the cost of parts acquisitions?
STC playing hard-ball, similar to what Richard Anderson was iconic for.
This whole EK scrapping A380's just doesn't add up.
The supposedly being scrapped -EEH is currently airborne from DWC-DXB as EK2552.Jump to post
Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy ...Jump to post
Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy B...Jump to post
Anyone know what's going on with B789 -ZND?
It's only operated QF127/128 SYD-HKG-SYD rotations for well over the past week, all other Dreamliners appear to be rotationing normal through the system, apart from -ZND.
Is she flying with a MEL which permits long range sectors possibly?
^ Well there is the constantly mentioned option of moving the 11x 788s to QF mainline. With the few routes that can't be moved to the XLR (namely SYD/MEL-HNL) shifted to QF with it. This would mean more than daily on the SYD-HNL route as QF mainline if that scenario was to occur. A less premium hea...Jump to post
Have just arrived home in Perth after a trip to NYC. We were booked on JFK-LAX-MEL (departing Wednesday 12th NY time) however the night before departing we received a notification via the app that QF94 had been re-timed to a 10am departure the following day, however later the evening we received fur...Jump to post
bhxalex wrote:MH still have several 738s in the old livery which was officially phased out in 2015, although they'd been receiving new aircraft in an updated livery since 2012.
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 ...Jump to post
I asked this question on the fleet thread with no response but does anyone know why QF A332 -EBP is grounded in SYD? It's been there since the 9/4, I've heard whispers it's related to a major system. My QF sources are remaining tight lipped on this one.Jump to post
Have a read on FR24 of the aircrafts involved movements in the week preceding this incident, it looks to of gone tech on return from BKK and in the immediate days before it was ferried to/from Auckland, guessing to a maintenance facility.Jump to post
This is interesting as there's been numerous fan/turbine failures in RR Trent 772 powered A330's over the past few years that have primarily affected Asian based carriers. There was a Brussels Airways IFSD when the crew reported vibrations earlier this year involving a A333, without looking guessing...Jump to post
QF744ER wrote:MH126/127 KUL-PER-KUL has been upgraded to a A332 with the Northern summer changes with effect from today (31/3/2019), 9M-MTY has the honours of operating the first service.
Both A333's are indeed being transferred to Thai Air Asia X (XJ).Jump to post
The QF B744ER's are relatively late builds, did they not come with the centre fuel tank inherita modification where nitrogen generation system must be installed to inhert the fuel tanks installed in assembly? For those unaware it's an AD after the TWA800 crash. https://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/me...Jump to post
The QF B744's are being flown right up until their next heavy maintenance check. I believe -OEH was the last B744 QF will put through a heavy check in HKG back in August and all subsequent frames will be retired once a check is due. I believe the next retirement is an ER either -OEI or OEJ, it's a s...Jump to post
QF extra flights for this week Thurs 27/9 PER-MEL QF1331 1235-1805 332 QF1333 2355-525 332 Fri 28/9 PER-MEL QF1331 935-1505 332 QF1333 2355-525+1 332 Sat 29/9 MEL-PER QF1332 2030-2240 332 Sun 30/9 MEL-PER QF1332 1025-1235 332 QF1201 1210-1420 738 QF1334 2030-2240 332 I'm wondering if QF is now regr...Jump to post
I believe -OJU had some lower time components fitted that were removed from -OJT. I'm still under the impression that -OEI is next for withdrawal, it's been used a fair, she's been used exclusively on SYD-PER-SYD rotations the past week or so. Hopefully once -EBQ is released from reconfig -EBG and L...Jump to post
-EBC is currently operating QF846 SYD-DRW, nice equipment upgrade there. Any updates on QF's PER-SIN services when/if it's being down-gauged back to a B738 and whether the overnight QF77/78 will return? QF71 is showing as a A332 in Feb 19. Last time I checked the A332 was on PER-SIN up to Feb 19 wi...Jump to post
Update on QF10 The flight departed LHR about half an hour ago, is planned to arrive in PER around 740am tomorrow morning. Expected departure time is 910am with an arrival time of 1915 into LHR Tomorrow's QF10 is scheduled to depart LHR at 2045 with a 2020 arrival into PER on Wednesday. The aircraft...Jump to post
EBG looks next into maintenance for assumed conversion back to domestic config (and I'd guess hump). It's been at BNE since 22 Aug Already confirmed a few days back regarding -EBG, next in-line is -EBQ but this is subject to change, especially since -EBM/N are now rumoured to be being converted. In...Jump to post
Interestingly today domestic A332’s -EBA, EBB, EBD and EBJ are all doing regional Asia services.
With regards to -EBM and N being reconfigured to A332L layout, there’s also a further net reduction of seats across the network, with the A332L’s have around 20 less seats.
The info I get is very subject to change. I’d heard that if PER-JNB services were to commence that -EBM/N would of been converted to A332L, but that makes sense as the A332 fleet would then only have 2 sub fleets instead of the current 3 configurations. The ‘domestic’ A332’s have been busy on region...Jump to post
Just an observation.. A332 -EBG looks to be 'hanging' at BNE the last couple of days. Maybe in for the conversion/refit to 28J suites/243Y ipad seats...and maybe wifi hump as well. Yep I believe she's finally in for 'domesticisation' after a long career flying ULH routes. Believe -EBQ is next into ...Jump to post
-EBV seems to be taking a long time to reconfigure.
-EBG/L have been doing a lot more domestic flying the past couple of weeks.
Also at what flight time does the flight have to be operated by a A332L or A333? I'm guessing KIX, PVG and NRT can't be operated by a domestic/regional A332.
There was talk a while back about JQ installing slimline seats and increasing capacity on selected A320's, are these works still ongoing or have they been completed yet?
I've flown on 3 different A32x's recently and they've all had different seats.
Good work as always qf789 and moa999. The A330 fleet is currently getting really decent utilisation, all frames are currently very active with the exception of -EBV and -QPF which are both currently in BNE. Of note also is the repainting of the A330 fleet into the silveroo livery has come to a compl...Jump to post
Flew home on QF72 tonight on -EBB, there was no onboard signage anywhere on-board about the wifi. Again I asked this set of crew about this particular aircraft and wifi and they said it wasn't fitted. They were also domestic crew staffing this QF71/72 rotation. Last I heard either -EBG/L was due nex...Jump to post