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by DeltaB717
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020
Replies: 395
Views: 83637

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2020

The current last day of schedule 777 flying at this point is 10/24. DL will have 15 A350's at this point, with the 2 deliveries mentioned above coming online. When I looked less than 24 hours ago, there was still a 77L departure listed from Sydney (Australia) for 24 Oct (Sydney time) and I believe ...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 210
Views: 29352

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2020

The bulk of the -700 fleet left many years ago, but VBY & VBZ stayed. This time last year they were operating fairly consistently on routes like BNE-TSV and MEL-CBR, as well as some CBR-OOL, alongside the main routes linking SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL and OOL.

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by DeltaB717
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 33177

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

Sorry I've just a quick question if I may, but don't want to hijack this thread. Can someone pls explain to me the difference between 738, 73H and 73A? The 73A I know came from Gol and have the BSI cabin, but I've never really known the difference between 738 and 73H. TIA

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by DeltaB717
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 387
Views: 53106

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2020

An Alliance Fokker F70 just flew low over our house this evening as QQ3391 between Sydney Kingsford Smith and Bankstown airports. Very short hop! Just repositioning or something more? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/kopa27RQI4p8dcbsU2wsHtNsVhCIy7bWmcZqbvBpZ6ShEku095WdAYIMXn883nInmpeMiQt7gssqs4ATh...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55610

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

I, like most people, thought the VA A330s would never fly in revenue service again. However, if this Airlineroute report is to be believed, they will be added to MEL-BNE vv. in September. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/292776/virgin-australia-adds-a330-melbourne-brisbane-service-f...

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by DeltaB717
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146709

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

danipawa wrote:
any new operator this year ?


Aeroflot when theirs delivers.

Scandinavian also took their first this year.

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by DeltaB717
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 369
Views: 83412

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Qantas's last in-service B744, VH-OEJ, has just operated the type's final passenger service - a farewell joy flight around Canberra and the Snowy Mountains. Will position back to Sydney later today before heading to the CA desert next week.

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by DeltaB717
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68727

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Getting back to aviation With the deadline for final bids for VA due, unions are supporting Cyrus along with their members as the preferred buyer of VA. https://www.airlineratings.com/news/engineers-union-cyrus-right-stuff-virgin-rescue/ I might have missed it earlier, but other than a potentially ...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68727

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Getting back to aviation With the deadline for final bids for VA due, unions are supporting Cyrus along with their members as the preferred buyer of VA. Still wide open it seems. Cyrus supported by some though not all unions. Bain apparently has more funds already lined up whereas Cyrus is still se...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68727

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Currently, Delta plans A350 to take over LAX-SYD from 1 Jan 2021 (LAX departure) - first SYD arrival and departure will therefore be 3 Jan 2021. Obviously very much STC. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291681/delta-nw20-boeing-777-network-changes-as-of-07jun20/ DL online booking s...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68727

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Currently, Delta plans A350 to take over LAX-SYD from 1 Dec 2021 (LAX departure) - first SYD arrival and departure will therefore be 3 Dec 2021. Obviously very much STC. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291681/delta-nw20-boeing-777-network-changes-as-of-07jun20/ DL online booking sh...

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by DeltaB717
Mon May 04, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68865

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://newsroom.bne.com.au/brisbanes-new-runway-reaches-practical-completion/ Here's some good news - BNE's new 2nd runway has reached practical completion. The commission process is currently undergoing. Due to open on 12th July. Bummer it has to be opened in the current situation but looking for...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117187

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Maybe the government's tactics are working. It is now being reported that an international airline is apparently partnering with private equity business to acquire VA as part of Scheme of Arrangement. Interestingly report also says the business would retain both domestic and international operation...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stobart Air in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 11038

Re: Stobart Air in trouble

F27500 wrote:
They were in trouble as soon as they started calling themselves "Stobart AIr".


And why would that be???

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by DeltaB717
Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99730

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

What I'm hearing is the capacity reductions will be used to accelerate, as much as possible given component lead times and such, planned maintenance and refurbs. Beyond that, and going back to a previous question, ASP and APAS (the aircraft storage facility at ASP) certainly are capable of handling ...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?
Replies: 62
Views: 13489

Re: Airlines Secretly Glad For the MAX Delay Now With Travel In Freefall?

Maybe they would rather have them for the economic benefits of lower fuel burn etc, as apposed to early gen jets that cost more. Who knows An767 Vs saving money by not having to pay for planes that are flying half empty? Not sure how reduced fuel burn would compensate for empty planes that come wit...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19073

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

Have seen photos of B717 VH-NXN which returned from maintenance in Seletar in late January - it was repainted in the revised livery during that visit and is named 'Freycinet National Park'.

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by DeltaB717
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 428
Views: 146709

Re: CAF pilots?

Who do the CAF flights? Is it the Airbus test pilots, or the airlines own pilots? Usually it is a common flight with Airbus and Customer Staff on board. As it takes place before delivery, airbus is responsible for these flights. Yup - customer pilots handle the aircraft under 'supervision' of Airbu...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

Re: Garuda Retro Livery: Error in Painting?

The retro livery GA 737s also have the 'brand logo 19xx - 19xx' on them. Seems unlikely it was a mistake.

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by DeltaB717
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 243
Views: 57549

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Delta350 wrote:
uta999 wrote:
A 787-10 in full BOAC colours would be very nice.

Landor would be even better


Took the words right out of my mouth... kind of, you know what I mean :P

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by DeltaB717
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 33177

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

Sorry if this has been covered before, I looked but couldn't find anything. Is there any information on refurb of the A330-200 / -300... timing, configurations, etc? I assume the -300s will be the same as the -900s? TIA

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar random fleet assignment
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

Re: Qatar random fleet assignment

Seemingly random aircraft assignments isn’t unique to QR Etihads MEL flight seems to change between 789 and 77W seemingly at random. EY's MEL flight is double daily and is currently scheduled as 1x 789 and 1x 77W - I don't believe there has been any more randomness about it than that. The 77W fligh...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50023

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

vossitch wrote:
Sydney's turn today due to storms... VA2 is heading to Brisbane.


UA839 and AA73 both diverted to CBR.

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by DeltaB717
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67410

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

On another note, QF are taking their time with announcing the new HND flight. I wonder with both ANA and JAL going with SYD, they might now be thinking of switching to MEL? I've heard persistent rumour that discussions between QF and HND airport regarding the A380 from SYD is still open and not qui...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019
Replies: 711
Views: 140702

Re: Manchester (UK) Thread - 2019

We’re looking forward to tomorrow, so we can say hai to another exciting route coming to MAN. ✈️ It could be an English language orthography of Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese or Vietnamese word. But it is not Thai. In Indonesian it means "hi" which is the easiest word to put in the sentenc...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256301

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I want to note on the LHR-SYD test flight, the Captain, especially for the take off and landing, was a woman. Perhaps this was intentional for public relations, but it also may be as to studying the affects of ULH flights on a woman as a lead pilot. One question I have is do aircraft doing ULH is i...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99100

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Any thoughts as to whether QF will add another SYD flight to HND or swap the existing MEL service? I recall there was a requirement for a March20 start date. Did this apply to JL and NH also? When could we expect an announcement form them? I would expect the Japanese carriers to make their announce...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256301

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

Update on the next PS research flight Thursday 7/11 QF6027 PAE 2100z LAX 2335z Pre service checks Wednesday 13/11 QF6027 LAX 0740z LHR 1820z Thursday 14/11 QF7879 LHR 0600z SYD 0045z Friday 15/11 QF6101 SYD 2300z MEL 0035z Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Not sure how those timings could possibly...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99100

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Qatar 777 still stuck in CBR, never left on Sunday for the return service to SYD/DOH. You can see it on the Canberra Airport webcam. https://www.canberraairport.com.au/flights/flightcam/ Yes, I noticed it there late in the afternoon on Sunday and thought that was unusual. Then on Monday morning the...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99100

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

https://blueswandaily.com/nepal-and-aus ... agreement/


You do realise Nepal has airlines as well, yes?
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qf789 wrote:
Not that any airline will be lining up for this but Australia and Nepal have signed an air services agreement

https://blueswandaily.com/nepal-and-aus ... agreement/


You do realise Nepal has airlines as well, yes?

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by DeltaB717
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99100

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

I am surprised that no Victorian government agency has made a submission in support of QF’s application. I know this was discussed above, but in my opinion a link to HND is a valuable commercial proposition (given the business community focus on HND flights). This makes me think something is known ...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99100

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Another 3 submissions made to the IASC on the Japan case prior to submissions closing yesterday: the ACCC and the Qld Govt (through its Dept of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development) supporting VA's application; and QF, unsurprisingly supporting their own submission and suggesting VA not be gr...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99100

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

qf002 wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
the other from a resident of Tokyo.


“The Japanese love Virgin brands” - well say no more lol.


I had a laugh at that part - not sure that speaks very directly to any of the criteria in the Policy Statement :D

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by DeltaB717
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99100

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Further to my last post (which I can't edit for some reason), Tourism Australia has also made a submission in support of VA.

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by DeltaB717
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99100

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

There have been two submissions to the IASC (submissions close later today) on the Japan case, both supportive of the VA application - one from Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), and the other from a resident of Tokyo. The BAC submission has extensive trade and tourism information attached to it, a...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 219711

Re: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread

The aircraft blocked in by the snow plough will have been detained under section 88 of the 1982 Civil Aviation Act - this specifically allows airports to detain aircraft for unpaid airport charges - even if the charges were incurred by a previous owner/operator. Thanks for the explanation and reall...

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by DeltaB717
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I believe regardless of what decision IASC make NH will still go for MEL. ANA has always been trying to exploit destinations that are heavily invested by Japanese corporate especially big 3 Shosha (Trading houses) and banks. Shosha invested heavily in BHP, iron ore mines, agricultural industries an...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

VA's application points out, as does QF742 above, that their proposed use of the frequency adds quite a bit more capacity to Japan than does the QF proposal, given QF's MEL service would simply transfer from NRT to HND. That, combined with the NH partnership and the rebuttal of QF's assertion that ...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Why does anybody think that JL or NH would increase flights ? Assuming they each get a HND slot each to use to Australia, it would be more likely that they would each just move an existing flight from NRT to HND. If VA get a slot and get into bed with NH, you could probably predict a closer relatio...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

VA's application points out, as does QF742 above, that their proposed use of the frequency adds quite a bit more capacity to Japan than does the QF proposal, given QF's MEL service would simply transfer from NRT to HND. That, combined with the NH partnership and the rebuttal of QF's assertion that V...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/index.aspx#Jap1
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VA did in fact make a submission as noted on the IASC website. The PDF link seems to be broken, but the website does mention VA has sought allocation of one frequency per day as expected.

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/index.aspx#Jap1

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by DeltaB717
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT News Thread - 2019
Replies: 823
Views: 122229

Re: LOT News Thread - 2019

artflyer wrote:
AA will not leave easily as it will rely on transfer pax on the US side, that are outside of reach of LO.

...

The key downside for LO is that there are and will be no transfers in KRK, so for them its only O&D.


Does LO not codeshare with UA? Would UA not be feeding the LO ORD-KRK service?

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by DeltaB717
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

However, there's been no sources (insider or public) suggesting that VA is going to apply for any of the HND slots. Well, I mean, I suggested it and, as you might've gathered from my previous post, my information would be considered 'insider'. If VA did apply for a slot and was successful, which wa...

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by DeltaB717
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I'm sure VA sees HKG and TYO/Japan as two separate markets and two separate sets of circumstances. HKG is as much, if not more, about connections onward to Europe (specifically LHR) as it is O&D. Australia-Japan is a very significant O&D market (in both directions) and doesn't really lend it...

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by DeltaB717
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Doesn't A332 have a 4 hrs ETOPS? Would have thought YPKG would be a nearer alternate It normally would have something like ETOPS 240 but because of engine issues or constraints it probably had it reduced to 90mins which is recommended by ICAO So it it shouldn't need to divert that far inland cause ...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 81734

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

It would be remiss for the folks discussing the additional HND frequency that has been negotiated by Australia to simply assume that frequency will be awarded to QF and thus a quick win for the TYO B744 situation...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256301

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

These will be delivery flights for some of the next batch of B789s and are being used, as the first post mentions, to gain a practical understanding of the demands on crew and the passenger experience. Per the article, the 'passengers' will be QF employees.

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by DeltaB717
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 289537

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Better deals on future Dreamliners (since QF are probably going to order a bunch to replace some of their A330 fleet), or perhaps deals on being an early MoM/797 customer (Qantas could use it on Transcon/Trans-Tasman and also on flights to lower-yield Asian cities and/or flights from smaller Austra...

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by DeltaB717
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 126785

Re: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

Its a sad day for us 777 fans. I was hoping QF would pick the 778 but it seems like (given the launch by Airbus and no word from QF yet) that the A35J-ULR will be the Project Sunrise plane. Congrats to Airbus though! The A350 is a fantastic plane that keeps getting better. Project Sunrise is just a...

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by DeltaB717
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

VA down to 1 332 on domestic for Tuesday, most A332 flights have been downgraded to 738 What're all the others doing? I get that two of them would've been planned for international, and one is in a hangar, but the other two...? 2 are stuck in HKG, 2 are doing SYD/MEL-HKG this morning, 1 is doing tr...

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