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by D7A330
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 5460

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

They're called "Split Scimitar Winglets" and have been installed as an option on 737NG for a few years now. Also, Virgin Australia had them installed on one of their 738's this week.

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by D7A330
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57625

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Numerous diversions to MEB from MEL this evening due to weather. What is the capacity at MEB, and what is the largest aircraft has ever landed there? 747? Assume you mean Avalon? That's AVV, MEB is for Essendon. EK A380 is currently there and they can handle A380. Biggest plane I would argue is B-5...

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by D7A330
Fri May 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

See I see that as a very localised excuse for what we've ended up with. I's perfectly reasonable to compare them. It illustrates their strategic approach, thinking well ahead and actually caring about passenger amenity. Our airports used to do the same, back in the 60s and 70s when they were built/...

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by D7A330
Wed May 01, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60178

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

A couple of things that stick out regarding the 737MAX deferral and switch to 737MAX10's Firstly the 737MAX10 as stated by the CEO offers more cabin space which leads me to believe they will add a new business class to the aircraft. On top of that another attractive thing for VA is its range. Secon...

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by D7A330
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75952

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Deliberately retro or not yet had a chance to visit the paint shop? When it gets painted it'll probably the first time since they were founded they would have had a uniform fleet, given the different V Australia, Pacific Blue and Virgin Samoa liveries and hybrid liveries. Wonder when VA can pull ou...

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by D7A330
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Tigerair A320 VH-VNB flew to Seletar this week as TT9002. Assuming we'll see it back soon with VARA.

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by D7A330
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Speaking of HBA-PER, the runway extension at HBA has proved successful with VH-YIB getting off the ground in HBA an hour or so ago despite the near 40 degree temperature, near full load, and facing a significant head-wind across the bight. It was actually over 40 degrees less than an hour before ta...

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by D7A330
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75222

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Has anyone heard how AAX are doing out of Avalon compared to MEL? I'm curious to see how this one works out as it could really shape the future of Melbourne's airport developments. Might we see an AVV-Bangkok service in 2019? And has anyone had to shlepp it out to AVV on the Skybus? Looks to be a s...

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by D7A330
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

To all contributors and passive readers of this thread, may I wish you all a safe and happy xmas and new year. Take care, cheers Merry Christmas to you too and everyone else on this thread. Genuinely think this is one of the best threads on A.net and hope you all have had a great day and a safe and...

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by D7A330
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47426

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Apologies if already posted (I did a quick flick through and couldn't see it) but TT pilots look set to begin industrial action on December 21. "The union has notified the airline that starting on December 21, pilots will refuse to fly jets with minor, non-safety related defects; refuse to star...

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by D7A330
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47775

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Not sure if already posted, but another TT A320 has made the jump to VARA - this time it's VH-VNP.

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by D7A330
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 68185

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

VA flights soon to be available to be paid by Zippay https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/virgin-australia-to-start-buy-now-pay-later-for-flights-after-striking-deal-with-zipco-ng-b88930111z I'm surprised they didn't also roll this out to Tiger as well. Jetstar have had Afterpay (which is way bigge...

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by D7A330
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 68185

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

eamondzhang wrote:
TT positioned VH-VNB this morning routing MEL-DRW-CRK as TGG9002. Guess it's another A320's gone.

Michael


VNB is over there for maintenance. It will remain with TT for the moment.

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by D7A330
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58614

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

That's not entirely accurate: The TT schedules displayed from 1 May onwards represent an old schedule and may yet change. The comments from TT at the HBA-OOL launch were that they had committed to the end of April, and would then review. Note also TT recently suspended BNE-PPP and BNE-PER due to in...

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by D7A330
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s
Replies: 25
Views: 6232

Re: QantasLink to receive 2 A320s

vhqpa wrote:
It's worth noting the VARA A320s came with the Skywest purchase. The A320 will be a new type for Network.


On this note though, there is word that a TT A320 will end up at VARA.

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by D7A330
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5983

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

Good news that the bomb has been safely disposed of. Also, I am from the "younger generation" you speak of and I am much more interested in history than what people eat for breakfast. That said, I do enjoy video games, but I also work full time. While I agree imperial units can be more hi...

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by D7A330
Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)
Replies: 32
Views: 5983

Re: London City Airport (EGLC/LCY) closed due to unexploded WW2 bomb (11 Feb '18)

Just to wrap this thread up.... LCY London City Airport re-opened this morning for business as usual. Meanwhile the bomb itself has been lifted, and taken down the River Thames for disposal by controlled explosion somewhere off Southend En route early this morning, it passed under the Dartford Cros...

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by D7A330
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 60261

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

TT is shortly returning 2 x A320's off lease. -VNJ and Q are the frames concerned I believe, hearing one of these will end up with VARA. So are there incoming 737s? Or is TT going to dramatically shrink as the A320s go. VA just took delivery of their last 737, do they have 10 slack that they can pa...

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