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by PJ01
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas is officially 100 years old today [16 Nov 2020] - happy birthday!
Replies: 21
Views: 6780

Re: Qantas is officially 100 years old today - happy birthday!

Presumably not going to happen now but were there any special or retro liveries planned for the centenary ? Other just a "100 years" sticker applied to the standard livery of course. In addition to the '100 yrs Centenary B787-9' frame mentioned above, there is also a retro-themed B737-800...

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by PJ01
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 50479

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2020

I haven't caught up on the news yet but how much longer is there going to be a quartantine in Australia? Is it controlled like China or still spreading like wildfire like the USA? We are nearing eradication with only a handful of new cases each day which are almost all overseas travellers in hotel ...

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by PJ01
Tue May 05, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56703

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Depends how well demand comes back once the world starts to open up again i'd say. If demand comes back fairly quickly, i'd say it'll be taken off hold fairly swiftly. If demand is sluggish, i'd say Sunrise will sit in the desk drawer for a bit longer. A real pity though, I was greatly looking forwa...

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by PJ01
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 118343

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Announced a couple minutes ago on ABC24 News that Deloitte have been appointed administrators for VA.

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by PJ01
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 258636

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

I ve never really understood the "test flights". We already have a few scheduled flights that are in the high teens hr wise. All the 4 holes are capable, as is the 359, 350x the 772lf the 773-300. The 789... so clearly figuring out the profitability of which a/c to use. What type of modif...

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by PJ01
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 68314

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A friend has received an email from Virgin stating that there will be a number of LAX rotation cancellations due to a damaged 777, likely to go on til after July 4. Anyone know what happened? I have come across the adjusted flight schedule for LAX flights from the 21 June through to 4 July. Only 2 ...

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by PJ01
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 68314

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A friend has received an email from Virgin stating that there will be a number of LAX rotation cancellations due to a damaged 777, likely to go on til after July 4. Anyone know what happened?

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by PJ01
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 23979

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

At this time, I am unaware of any A388 completing a heavy maintenance cycle or scheduled for one. This is very A346 like. Qantas have just started putting their A380s through heavy maintenance and will be doing a cabin refresh as well. Australian tax system is often cited as a major reason why QF a...

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by PJ01
Sat May 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 66458

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Normally if travel to a same city and a bullet train can get you there under 4hrs then its competitive against planes, which is totally possible as the corridor between Sydney Melbourne is perfectly suitable for 350km/hr operational speed. 3.5hrs should be a achievable. This is not a hoax. It’s the...

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by PJ01
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 66458

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I've done that 0600 SYD-DXB EK flight before, was actually quite a good flight. Very early start of course, but the terminal was nice and quiet, which meant a fairly quick trip through Security and Customs etc. It was a few years ago now but by memory had reasonable load on board.

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by PJ01
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617836

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Definitely hair splitting as far as I'm concerned. An uncommanded trim operation that is happening on a repeat interval is to be considered "continuous" as far as I'm concerned. there are a lot of trimm operations from flightcontrols all the time they start and they stop and then they sta...

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by PJ01
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49569

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Weather having significant impacts today, big delays into Sydney due to storms, was a similar story earlier in Melbourne - plenty track changes to thanks to storms. Issues now appear to revolve around SYD with numerous diversions. I have seen a JQ flight return to AVV, VA 737 from MEL and SQ77W div...

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by PJ01
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 617836

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

The trim didn’t run away, which in itself is part of the problem, every time they made a trim input MCAS would stop for 5 seconds. Need to remember the MCAS decription was not included in the FCOM, so the pilots probably assumed this was STS. If it didn’t stop moving and moved in opposite direction...

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by PJ01
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99917

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

I read a post on Facebook (take that as you will) that OJT will be the retiring bird.

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by PJ01
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today
Replies: 43
Views: 10829

Re: QANTAS' Very last 747 "domestic" flight between LAX and JFK today

I'm very happy to have managed to do QF15 BNE-LAX on the 744 at the end of July, business class, top deck. Was a great ride. Also managed to get a shot of VH-OJT on final, banking heavily coming in to JFK last Saturday afternoon, the last Saturday of the QF 747 at JFK. Will upload it when I get home...

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by PJ01
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7581

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

I'm booked on flight BA429 from AMS to LHR in late Sept which is currently scheduled as a 767. Take the Eurostar, man 8-) Sandyb123 I'm doing just that for the London - Amsterdam leg a few weeks beforehand! Unfortunately there are no direct Eurostar runs AMS-LON at this stage, have to get off and g...

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by PJ01
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA remaining 763 routes
Replies: 41
Views: 7581

Re: BA remaining 763 routes

I'm booked on flight BA429 from AMS to LHR in late Sept which is currently scheduled as a 767.

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