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by Pcoder
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

The problem is if Qantas waits for the 778, another carrier might steal their limelight and get the a350-1000ulr and start operating the Lhr-syd route before them. Another airline getting in before them could effect the viability for them. The only airlines in a position to do this are VA, VX and B...

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by Pcoder
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

I'm thinking the comment about Qantas in the 778 delay is more or less to save face. It doesn't look good to capitulate. The problem is if Qantas waits for the 778, another carrier might steal their limelight and get the a350-1000ulr and start operating the Lhr-syd route before them. Another airline...

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by Pcoder
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 344
Views: 47019

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The existing JQ a321s are only as old as May 2008, so I'd suggest at least a few more years in passenger config before a freight conversion. I'm pretty sure that the freighters coming before the a321neo, so I think they'll be from another airline.

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by Pcoder
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... b0429648d2
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In other news, Cobham have had a little accident whilst taxiing at PER for a FIFO flight.

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-u ... b0429648d2

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by Pcoder
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Also we have to remember that SWZ is not in woop woop, it is still very much in the Sydney basin (compared to AVV which is actually in Geelong) Sorry but that's stretching it a bit. AVV is closer to Melbourne's CBD (~53 km from the GPO) than SWZ will be from Sydney's equivalent at Martin Place (~56...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

There is one thing that SWZ can do that SYD can't, curfew free flights. If you look at Sydney and Melbourne airports, Sydney airport is basically closed up for international flights before 8pm (only a few flights operate late), whereas Melbourne is positively busy around 11pm. SYD has more internat...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

So what's the thinking here in regards to what QF is going to do with the 36 XLR that they ordered? Surely they'd be flown international, right? One good reason for seeing the A321XLRs in Qantas colours, Sydney West Airport. The A321XLR will allow Qantas to offer services to SIN, HKG, PVG and NRT w...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

So what's the thinking here in regards to what QF is going to do with the 36 XLR that they ordered? Surely they'd be flown international, right? One good reason for seeing the A321XLRs in Qantas colours, Sydney West Airport. The A321XLR will allow Qantas to offer services to SIN, HKG, PVG and NRT w...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

I'm not 100% convinced the extra sim is for additional 787s specifically. Could just be a case that requests from other airlines and pilots to use the existing simulator could be high enough that they need the extra sim. Consider most of the 787s are not based in Sydney, it could just be a lot of ex...

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by Pcoder
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

Has been discussed in other, arguably more relevant, threads that the first flight of the 777-9X has been delayed until 2020 due to the unresolved engine issue. Boeing is still saying EIS will occur in 2020, though I tend to share Leeham's view in the article below that 2021 seems more likely. One ...

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by Pcoder
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57707

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

With the 6 747s beings replaced by the 8 789s, I think I worked it out to be a drop in seat capacity by a third. Part of this may have been deliberate as maybe the airline felt they had over capacity. The 747-400ERs are still relatively new only arrived into the fleet in the early 2000s, so there's ...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 319
Views: 70196

Re: Rumour: 777X First Flight Likely Delayed Due GE9X Issues

QF is to small to have a dedicated plane built for them. You mean like the 6 744ER pax airframes ? They made 40 of the freighter variant. Besides the 747-400ER was a minor change compared to what is probably needed for the 777-8. As 777-8 will be the basis for the freighter version, it will probabl...

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by Pcoder
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132375

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

EK has over 150 77Ws. Aren't the 9X due to riplacing these on a 121 basis? A good number of the existing 77W will still be operational in 10 years. Most orders for aircraft would be for the next 8-10 years max, as many things can change in that period. The issue is probably the 150 777X for the nex...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 2673
Views: 346872

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

I'm going to put it out there, but I could possibly see the 737 program spun off from Boeing. With all the dramas that have happened, it's unlikely we'll see another iteration of the 737.

Spinning off the 737 might give a bit of clean air and also allow Boeing to develop the NSA sooner.

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by Pcoder
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product
Replies: 66
Views: 10342

Re: ANA reveals new 4 class cabin product

TC957 wrote:
Oh no, they've gone 10 across in Y.


They've had 10 abreast for a couple of years now, JAL continues to have 9 abreast. ANA is a bit overrated compared to JAL

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by Pcoder
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6184

Re: Should Lockheed get back into commerical aircraft?

When Lockheed left the commercial aviation space in the mid 80s, numerous valid reasons for leaving, including they had a similar plane in the DC-10 to complete against, the A300 and 767 were showing the future with twin jets and the investment need to bring the L-1011 up to a competitive level was ...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15420

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

I believe the additional range and capacity of the A350 comes with additional cost. My understanding is the purchase price is greater than the 787-10, the fuel costs are higher and subsequently the operating costs using a range of trip profiles are subsequently higher. If we throw in the mix the ad...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 15420

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

We will just have to agree to disagree until the announcment. I still think the B78X size slot will be filled by the OEM who wins Project Sunrise. Gemuser I do not think project sunrise is just about a few long haul aircraft anymore. The PR of winning that order is worth something. I too believe th...

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by Pcoder
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132375

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Part of this change to the Emirates 777-X order, might not just be the downturn in business, but the decreased viability of the 778 compared to the A35K. As the 778 hasn't been ordered since 2014, along with the MTOW increases to the A35K, it appears that boeing will need to invest more in the 778 t...

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by Pcoder
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hopefully this means they are considering joining an alliance. The Nigel no friends virtual network just doesn't attract the amount frequent flyers that Virgin should have.

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

HBA to use ramps instead of stairs from November. https://development.hobartairport.com.au/news-updates/ramping-up-our-commitment-to-safety WTF. Three times longer to disembark, and even more fun if it's raining. Why no airbridges? PA515 The reason is the operator of the airport is cheap and doesn'...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

It appears that QFs change to the Frequent Flyer program is dynamic reward pricing, with some rewards going down in price and some increasing (peak international flights).

Its been leaked and people are now reporting on Australian Frequent Flyer.

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by Pcoder
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124587

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Qantas Group has added 36 A321XLR, 26 of which are conversions from the A321neo and 10 new added to the order. They are leaving the door open at this stage to Qantas itself operating the aircraft and not just limiting it to Jetstar. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-adds-airbus-a321xlr-to-its-fleet?i...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

These slides are made by the marketing department, so they can be out of date or comparing completely different things. The problem with the above power point is that a lot of facts and figures are missing, we don't know which version of the a35k they are comparing (308t, 316t or the 319t) and wheth...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

The uncle of my wife's best friend's auntie works at the company that makes the little aeroplane models on plinths. They just received a rush order for A350s in QF colours. Order to be delivered next week. Just sayin'! Happy Weekend everyone! :bouncy: It's always hard to tell with some of these rum...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

RickNRoll wrote:
Even that story is true it could be Airbus sales ordering them to hand over to QANTAS staff as a gift.


Yeah I could see that. I wouldn't be surprised if Qantas spend a heap to promote their decision. It won't be a late Friday press release, but a major PR party.

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

The uncle of my wife's best friend's auntie works at the company that makes the little aeroplane models on plinths. They just received a rush order for A350s in QF colours. Order to be delivered next week. Just sayin'! Happy Weekend everyone! :bouncy: It's always hard to tell with some of these rum...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I haven't heard too much on what American will add with the joint venture. The second daily flights to LAX from BNE and MEL could become theirs, with a DFW to either MEL or BNE. It's a bit surprising we haven't heard too much from American on new possible destinations.

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by Pcoder
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132375

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Reality check five. Boeing has irreversibly harmed certification, something that will impact on X, despite protests to the contrary. Won't more stringent certification standards affect everyone, Airbus included? We don't have too much word that the EASA was allowing Airbus to self certify as much a...

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by Pcoder
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?
Replies: 55
Views: 10226

Re: Qantas could delay the withdrawal of the Boeing 747?

With the discussion about QF having enough 787 aircraft to cover the 747 retirement, I might just throw a curve ball in. What if JQ were to reduce it's 787-8 fleet, sending a couple to QF - that would give QF additional aircraft capacity, and JQ could instead use A321s for DPS which I think they ha...

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by Pcoder
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

On a side note, I do expect a Singapore Airlines MD-11 like condition in the contract, where if the airplane do not meet the requirements in 2022, then Qantas can cancel without penalty.

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by Pcoder
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

I am enjoying this thread, reading all the discussions/thoughts about the seat count/mix versus the length of the 'front running' aircraft. Just throw something else into the mix. It is confirmed that there will be a MAIN DECK SEPARATE ZONE 'wellness area' that ALL passengers can use, regardless of...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

Boeing's website says the 778 will be 4% better than the A35J. It's always worth unpacking this sort of claim from one OEM. First, this is a claim on operating cost per seat. Second, here's what Boeing says in small print: Standard Rules Two-class seating 6000 nm trip Boeing assessment of Airbus pe...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

Airbus does not agree with your assessment: See ​Airbus confirms both A350 variants viable for Qantas Sunrise bid: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-confirms-both-a350-variants-viable-for-qanta-458641/ I think QF softened the 300 pax requirement simply to include Airbus in the game ...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

pabloeing wrote:
enzo011 wrote:
How do you get 300 seats in the 778 in 4 classes? What layout will you see that will make this possible, for those flights other than LHR that the aircraft will be used on as well.

The same in a A35K.......


Except the a35k has a larger floor size, 330m2 compared to 320m2 and about 4m longer

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21507

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Reuters is usually very accurate on these reports, so I'll expect some confirmation soon. It's probably not great for consumers. Airfares are has affordable has 20years ago and that’s not good enough??? Umm, I not referring to now obviously, but the issue is that AA/QF could use its market position...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61468

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-airbus-a380-upgrade-for-sydney-tokyo?utm_source=grid AJ wants SYD to HND to become an a380 route. With the Olympics happening next year, Haneda will probably become more accommodating for the a380. But the issue will be whether Qantas could get an arrival and dep...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21507

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Reuters is usually very accurate on these reports, so I'll expect some confirmation soon.

It's probably not great for consumers.

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

Where can I find the updated range figure? Boeing website still shows the 8,690 nmi figure... For now, the increased range is in the Aircurrent reporting. If 9500 nmi is the range required for LHR <-> SYD, I don't see 35K could ever possibly meet this requirement. What kind of MTOW it needs? Seems ...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

News story on final proposals due by August: https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/breaking-news/qantas-wants-sydlhr-jet-proposals-by-aug/news-story/b60f3541f2b5364fd7e46ef663a04741 Qantas has asked Airbus and Boeing to present their "best and final offer" by August for planes capable o...

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by Pcoder
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

It's probably not the best to look a fuel capacity in volume as it does change with temperature, so although the the 777X may have increased volume, the weight limits may still apply. Qantas have been saying sub 300 seats will suffice for a while now which points to a larger premium cabin. The confi...

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by Pcoder
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

It's probably not the best to look a fuel capacity in volume as it does change with temperature, so although the the 777X may have increased volume, the weight limits may still apply. Qantas have been saying sub 300 seats will suffice for a while now which points to a larger premium cabin. The confi...

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by Pcoder
Tue May 28, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

The main objectives of project sunrise from a corporate prospective is the stop the leaking/ increase market share on European long haul to other airlines in offering a unique non stop flight. As Sydney airport has traditionally been the hub for Qantas (sometimes called Sydney airways), very large a...

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by Pcoder
Sun May 26, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3763

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

The reason for ANA's lack of Russian services probably has to do with the legacy of JAL being the Flag carrier. Even now various overflight rights (and probably other rights too) in Russia are restricted to select airlines. Flights to Moscow don’t need Russian overflight rights I'm Just using it as...

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by Pcoder
Sun May 26, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 3763

Re: Japanese airline ANA plans to fly to Moscow and Vladivostok by 2020

The reason for ANA's lack of Russian services probably has to do with the legacy of JAL being the Flag carrier. Even now various overflight rights (and probably other rights too) in Russia are restricted to select airlines.

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by Pcoder
Thu May 23, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

I'm thinking this discussion on fuel consumption is getting a bit out of hand. As some of these figures come from marketing, they can be comparing very odd combinations of engines to get the their figures. Marketing departments are probably not the best authority for these figures as they can lack s...

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by Pcoder
Wed May 22, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272573

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

The current conference that Airbus is holding will probably give us a great indication of how close they are to getting Qantas. If they announce the a350-1000ulr with a 322t or greater MTOW, I could very easily see airbus as the only choice with some of the already layed out requirements favouring t...

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by Pcoder
Tue May 21, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54066

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

Reuters and a few other news organisations are fairly good at providing reports that are accurate, but I doesn't exclude them from getting things wrong from time to time. There might be some agreement reached, but it might be as set in stone yet. I'd imagine that a few extra 787s to replace the 772s...

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by Pcoder
Mon May 20, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18059

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

A bit of a stupid a article as there's no chance of a passenger plane dropping down to one pilot in the next decade. Public acceptance is not there for such a move. Changes like this would take a while and be initially tested in something like cargo planes. You'll still need an extensive period befo...

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by Pcoder
Thu May 16, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea
Replies: 146
Views: 23071

Re: British Airways under fire for offering a new “afternoon tea” that doesn’t come with any tea

It's poor form from BA. They should have kept basic drinks (Tea, coffee and water) complementary on these flights as it's unlikely to cost that much to provide them and it distinguishes them from the LCCs.

I'm wondering since this transition to LCC on shorthaul, have they been more profitable?

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