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by soyuz
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of 717 post Delta
Replies: 77
Views: 11823

Re: Fate of 717 post Delta

A bit left of field, but if the price is right, Alliance Airlines could take a look at a few. They have bought up every Fokker 70/100 they could get their hands on for a song and are turning a healthy profit with their FIFO charters and growing RPT network. QLink/Cobham could be a contender as well....

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by soyuz
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 46561

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

Alliance is suspending flights between BNE and BDB citing poor demand due to border restrictions. Will increase BNE-GLT to double daily on weekdays and daily on weekends. https://australianaviation.com.au/2020/09/alliance-blames-borders-for-axing-bundaberg-brisbane/?fbclid=IwAR1aYPOifpo2HwKPFW6DZhe6...

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by soyuz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

I agree with the speculation that more Jetstar A320s are likely to make their way into the QantasLink fleet in PER, which will become a two type operation along with the F100s, which could potentially truck along for another 5-10 years. At least I hope so. I find them a much roomier and quieter ride...

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by soyuz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?
Replies: 136
Views: 19200

Re: Why did the Airbus a340 outsell the MD-11?

This thread made me check out how many A340s and MD-11s were in the air on FR24. Turns out there are a lot more of the latter flying around (essentially all MD-11Fs). So with COVID killing off the passenger quad, it’s the Mad Dog who gets the last laugh, albeit in cargo version only.

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by soyuz
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

https://www.news.com.au/news/qantaslink ... d0b9a11d45
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Qantaslink are closing their Perth and Cairns Boeing 717 bases. Shifting the planes to the east coast capitals and shuffling around a few Dash-8s.
https://www.news.com.au/news/qantaslink ... d0b9a11d45

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by soyuz
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov 12BK inbound to BNE from Fiji at this time. It’s a 50 year old example with one of the best regos in the history of aviation. UR-CNT. As per FR24, it looks like she has been shuttling between BNE and Nadi for a week now!

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by soyuz
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55820

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

QF A380 VH-OQK en route MEL-LAX as QF 6001. That leaves one last QF A380 on Aussie soil - OQC in Sydney.

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by soyuz
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55820

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

Two Cebu Pacific A330-300s as well as six A321 currently inbound to ASP for storage.

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by soyuz
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55820

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

VH-EBL has landed in BNE at this time. Flight QF6121, Inbound from storage at AVV. First QF 332 movement I’ve seen in months.

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by soyuz
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14155

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

Looks like all 12 A380's are going to Mojave now. 3 years is optimistic I think, and really only indicates that the current 3 year plan (what was released this morning), doesn't include the A380 at all. I suspect its finished. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qantas-a380-retirement Just afte...

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by soyuz
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68943

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I’m still trying to understand why QF are running their A330-300s on cargo only runs to China and Tokyo as opposed to the 787s. I get that the -300 is preferred over the -200 because its belly has more volume. Furthermore I get that the fuel burn advantage of running a 787 on transcon cargo flights ...

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by soyuz
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117383

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Emirates schedule is ambitious to say the least. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk It was identified by WA government this week that there were not enough flights for our exports and getting in imports So i suggest most of these will be carrying cargo more than passengers Hence why they should be ...

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by soyuz
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117383

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Regarding the VA cutbacks, can anyone clarify if the Alliance operated services codeshared with VA (BNE-BDB and BNE-GLT) will continue? I can’t imagine Alliance will go ahead with their planned MEL-KNX RPT service next month.

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by soyuz
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99902

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Any info on why this evening’s QF1 was cancelled?

Edit: Please disregard. Diverted to DRW as planned. Mods, please delete.

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by soyuz
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99902

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

The ME3 have been quiet as church mice so far, still flying A380s galore between their hubs and Australia and I can't recall reading anything about reductions/cancellations as yet! Is it a tripartite Mexican standoff to see who blinks first? Surely all thee must be haemorrhaging money right now.

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by soyuz
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66372

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qan ... m-machine/
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Interesting speculation in this article re the PS A35Ks. And as is not too unusual, GT couldn’t resist a dig at the A380 at the end, quoting unnamed “insiders”.
https://www.airlineratings.com/news/qan ... m-machine/

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by soyuz
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Worlds most exclusive Club. Antonov An-225 Mriya
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: The Worlds most exclusive Club. Antonov An-225 Mriya

The 225 is at Gostomel (Kiev) being overhauled yet again. Not clear on the details of what they’re doing but it could be something similar to the work that ADB have been doing on their 124s. You’ll notice some of them don’t have the bulge on the underside of the nose - something to do with newer wea...

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by soyuz
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9037

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I think from an aviation enthusiast’s point of view, it’s all about nostalgia and the opportunity to fly in something other than a 737 or A320. In Australia we are lucky to have 19 717s darting about for QantasLink which is the only derivative of that aircraft lineage I’ve flown in. No other aircraf...

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by soyuz
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64904

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Qantas flight evacuated at SYD https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-15/qantas-plane-evacuated-at-sydney-airport-due-to-smoke-in-cabin/11801034 VH-EBC. Currently at the gate and passengers have just been advised that they can return on board to collect personal belongings. Some knock on effect with t...

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by soyuz
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85452

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

VH-OQJ now en route to SYD as QF6010 after heavy maintenance in AUH.

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by soyuz
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67597

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Qantas tells Airbus and Boeing to sharpen their pencils re Project Sunrise and sends their “best and final offers” back to the drawing board. https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/qantas-rejects-airbus-and-boeing-offers-for-non-stop-new-york-jets-20191119-p53c02.html?fbclid=IwAR0BVua8XmmMjB3_mnz...

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by soyuz
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65579

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

For some reason inbound flights to South East Queensland from the south are taking a non standard routings avoiding the area between Ballina/Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. Taking them further west than usual. SYD-BNE traffic is routing BANDA DCT VEGAH DCT GAMBL DCT CG instead of taking the H185 airwa...

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by soyuz
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65579

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/alliance-airlines-buys-five-fokker-100s-spares-from-459560/ Five more F100s for Alliance. Average age 26 years but knowing the Swiss, I assume they’ll be in pretty good nick. It’s really good to see these older birds getting a second chance here in Australi...

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by soyuz
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?
Replies: 51
Views: 10387

Re: Could the 787 be scaled to create the 797?

No. You can't just scale things in aviation. It has been done before. In the USSR they just made a 80% sized Tu-104 and called it the Tu-124. Almost everything was 80%, it was 4 instead of 5 abreast, smaller tail and wings, smaller engines, of course things like seats and doors were not shrunk. It ...

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by soyuz
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 14477

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

It looks as if the center main gear is not touching the ground. As it flys passed the camera, the landing lights appear under the wheels but the mains are still planted on the runway. Years ago I read in the tech ops forum that this is pretty normal for an A343 under light loads. The centre main ge...

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by soyuz
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-225 Flight Schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 8265

Re: An-225 Flight Schedule

If Flightradar24 get wind of the Mrija potentially doing some flights, they usually publish a schedule. She has been sitting dormant at Gostomel since the South America flights she did some months ago. Only used ad-hoc for single pieces of cargo that are too heavy for the 124s.

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by soyuz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67666

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas plans limited 747 domestic flying, most likely all linked to Antarctic charters, SYD-BNE, SYD-MEL and SYD-ADL https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284681/qantas-schedules-boeing-747-domestic-service-in-nw19/ Thank you so much for posting this, qf789! I took advantage of the sale...

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by soyuz
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?
Replies: 53
Views: 8315

Re: Why does Iranian Carries use very old aircraft?

With regard to Russian aircraft, the SSJ has too many Western components. Same case with the MC-21. Sanctions prevent these from being sold to Iran. The only options would be the TU-204 or IL-96 (or the embattled Ukrainian AN-148) as new builds but Iran simply don’t trust these aircraft. This mistru...

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by soyuz
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cubana Il-96 - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 185
Views: 56451

Re: Cubana and their Il-96´s - discussion thread

I think it's no coincidence that CU-T1251 hasn't flown since 12 Feb according to FR24. I wonder if they had to cannibalise some of its components to get CU-T1254 to a state in which it could potentially cross the Atlantic. It must be in a woeful condition after 6 years sitting in the Cuban elements....

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by soyuz
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99192

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I'm just at BNE domestic and am watching VH-QPJ (A333) parked at gate 20 having tyres replaced on both MLGs. Didn't think they do that kind of maintenance at the gate. Hard landing perhaps? Its most recent flight was QF512 SYD-BNE today.

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by soyuz
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History
Replies: 143
Views: 24259

Re: The Abating Airbus: The A310 Fades into History

I loved flying in CSA's A310s back in the 90s between Singapore and Prague, always with a short stop in the Middle East. One time I thought I was going to have a heart attack when I realised that they had started the takeoff roll without extending flaps. I literally sat there in quiet panic as I tri...

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by soyuz
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 at DXB 27 October - Diversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2269

Re: QF A380 at DXB 27 October - Diversion?

I believe they only replaced the gear on 1 A380. The others are all paint jobs. You'll find all the info you need on Qantas aircraft and any unusual movements on the Qantas Fleet Thread :)

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by soyuz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about KE936 /KAL936 (PRG->ICN)
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Re: Question about KE936 /KAL936 (PRG->ICN)

There are 8 weekly flights between ICN and PRG divided 4 apiece between KE (747-8i) and OK (A330-300). This is the second year that KE has been flying the -8i to Prague over the Northern Summer. Will be reverting back to a 777 or possibly 787-9 soon. Prior to that, it was 747-400s over summer. The O...

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by soyuz
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!
Replies: 32
Views: 7651

Re: Boeing 717 - loudest interior cabin noise level ever!

I've flown on Qantaslink's 717's several times. Most recent flight was BNE-CNS last week. I've sat right next to the engines and forward of the wings and never have I encountered the noise you speak of. It can get pretty loud on takeoff at the rear of the aircraft but I'd say overall it's probably t...

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by soyuz
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 60766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Hi everyone! Two questions: qf789 mentioned at the start of the thread that only 1 of the PER-BNE/BNE-PER flights will retain the A330. Does anyone know which flights QF will keep the A330-200 on? I have done about 7 or so sectors on QF 737-800s in the past 6 months. On every single sector, without ...

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by soyuz
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80003

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Does anyone know how the new QF trans-Tasman schedule will impact A330-200 flights between BNE and PER? Currently only two of the 4-5 flights each way are A332 with the rest being 737. From BNE it's QF 589 departing at 0845 and QF 767 departing at 2015. Eastbound it's flights 598 departing at 1210 a...

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by soyuz
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption
Replies: 91
Views: 25234

Re: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption

I don't think people realize that there are absolutely zero heavy military cargo airplanes in production right now, except the Antonon AN-124. The C-5 is no longer produced, the 747-8F is no military transport. A400, C-130, C-17 (out of production) and other military cargo planes are much smaller. ...

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by soyuz
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ
Replies: 15
Views: 7399

Re: An 225: Engine fire during landing at LEJ

So will she load up and continue her journey to Chile or has the flight been cancelled?

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by soyuz
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.
Replies: 63
Views: 12697

Re: Long-haul Y pax experience: Boeing 77Ws and 787s vs Airbus 350s and 330s.

Haven't had the pleasure of flying on the 787 or A350 yet but have flown many sectors (long and medium haul) with A330/A340 (2-4-2) and 777 (3-3-3 with AF, SQ, KE, TG and 3-4-3 with EK). Invariably by the window. Now I'm quite a thin guy but find the 10 abreast 777 very uncomfortable especially on t...

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by soyuz
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption
Replies: 91
Views: 25234

Re: Antonov 225 Mriya, production resumption

When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I think every aircraft enthusiast would love to see a second Mriya in the skies. The reality is that even just the sole example spends much of its time patiently waiting on the ground in Kiev. It is a super niche aircraft. To say that this p...

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by soyuz
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is CSA Czech Airlines Doing?
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: How is CSA Czech Airlines Doing?

Over the past decade or so, we've seen CSA go from 4 widebodies (A310s) and a total fleet of 50 aircraft to a handful of A319s, ATRs and the mentioned lone A330. Oh, and an odball leased 737-400 this year. The reasons for that are multifaceted and have been voiced on a.net many times before. Mismana...

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by soyuz
Mon May 16, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-225 Australia Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

RE: An-225 Australia Tour

The 2nd Mriya is highly unlikely to ever be finished due to the breakdown in relations between Russia and Ukraine and the economic situation. Many of the components are Russian. Even the much talked about restart of <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym> 124 production is now highly unlikely...

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by soyuz
Wed May 04, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 140
Replies: 201
Views: 21156

RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 140

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/qf789" class="quote" target="_blank">qf789</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Thanks for providin...

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by soyuz
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Europe Aviation Thread N1.
Replies: 64
Views: 7821

RE: Eastern Europe Aviation Thread N1.

KE is to fly the 747-8I into <acronym title="Prague - Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">PRG</acronym> from 1/7 until 30/9/2016. Great news for <acronym title="Prague - Vaclav Havel (Ruzyne) (PRG / LKPR), Czech Republic">PRG</acronym> spotters together with <acronym title="Emirates ...

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by soyuz
Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 10115

RE: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airzona11" class="quote" target="_blank">airzona11</a> (<a href="#40" class="quote">Reply 40</a>):<br/><i>So you mean to tell me they need to fi...

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by soyuz
Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016
Replies: 57
Views: 10115

RE: QR To Start DOH-SYD 1 March 2016

I must say that I'm a little skeptical about the feasibility of this route. With such a glut of A380 traffic between the ME and <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>, who would want to sit in a 77W for 14 hours unless...

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by soyuz
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs "Militant" About Window Shades Down On Red Eye
Replies: 200
Views: 27013

RE: FAs "Militant" About Window Shades Down On Red Eye

Wow, some very strong opinions. I have encountered this pest of an issue on essentially all of my flights between Europe and Australia in the past 10 or so years. The Asian carriers do tend to be more "militant" about it, particularly <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym>. Both sides bring valid ...

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by soyuz
Sat May 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RA-96011 IL96-300....?
Replies: 14
Views: 3685

RE: RA-96011 IL96-300....?

<a href="http://russianplanes.net/planelist/Ilushin/Il-96" target="_blank">http://russianplanes.net/planelist/Ilushin/Il-96</a> According to the above link, it looks like it's headed for Cubana just like one of her sister ships who is now registered <acronym title="Cubana de Aviacion (Cuba)">CU</acr...

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by soyuz
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 242 Tonne Mtow A330 Begins Final Assembly
Replies: 72
Views: 25761

RE: First 242 Tonne Mtow A330 Begins Final Assembly

I also find the shortening of the flap track fairings interesting. I always wondered why on earth do A330s and A340s need those giant, bulky canoes jutting back goodness knows how far when those on a 777 are so much more petite and do just as good a job. It surely must create a little bit of unneces...

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by soyuz
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: G20 At Brisbane
Replies: 15
Views: 6956

G20 At Brisbane

Am lamenting not having driven to Brisbane. Would've loves to hear Soloviev's Symphony overhead.

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