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by 743Flyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 82098

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-12/ ... a/10894426

ABC reporting that CASA has suspended 737 Max 8 operations within Australia
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-12/ ... a/10894426

ABC reporting that CASA has suspended 737 Max 8 operations within Australia

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by 743Flyer
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71949

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... ource=hero

VA to launch seasonal OOL-PER flights in DEC/JAN with the 737-800
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https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... ource=hero

VA to launch seasonal OOL-PER flights in DEC/JAN with the 737-800

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by 743Flyer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 67081

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... hong-kong/

QF is introducing a once weekly DRW-HKG freight service with the 767-300F from August.
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https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... hong-kong/

QF is introducing a once weekly DRW-HKG freight service with the 767-300F from August.

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by 743Flyer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 67081

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

AusBT now reporting that EK is temporarily changing its schedules between mid April through the end of May due to runway upgrades at DXB, so the PER-DXB change may only be temporary and the flight may not be on the chopping block completely.

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by 743Flyer
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 67081

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

https://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-is-cu ... ource=hero

EK reducing PER-DXB to 1 daily from April 17 2019. The 777 flight (EK424/EK425) has been cut leaving only the a380 service (EK420/EK421).
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https://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-is-cu ... ource=hero

EK reducing PER-DXB to 1 daily from April 17 2019. The 777 flight (EK424/EK425) has been cut leaving only the a380 service (EK420/EK421).

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by 743Flyer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41559

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qatar-airways-airbus-a380-to-fly-perth-doha-from-may-2018?utm_source=hero QR has confirmed the rumours that it will put the the a380 on DOH-PER. From May 1, the 777-300ER flights will now be operated by the a380. Article also states that DOH-SYD-CBR flights are planned to be...

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by 743Flyer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41559

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-launch-melbourne-san-francisco-route-with-boeing-787?utm_source=hero Ausbt is reporting that QF will start MEL-SFO in 'late 2018' with the 787-9. No other details yet about timings, frequency, etc. My guess is that QF will either drop, or have AA take some MEL-LAX ...

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by 743Flyer
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 30122

Re: Qantas Fleet Repaint Thread

I flew to Sydney last Saturday and I noticed about 2 or 3 Fokker 100s in the network livery, anyone have a rough idea when these will be repainted? After the second 737 has been repainted in the coming weeks (VH-VYD for those wondering) the first Fokker 100 is set to be repainted. It will be VH-NHP...

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by 743Flyer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31632

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/04/24/etihad-a380-melbourne-discontinued/ From October 29, Etihad is reducing capacity to MEL and will discontinue a380 operations EY460/461 will be operated with a 77W rather than the a388 EY462/463 will be operated with a 789 rather than the 77W This is ...

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by 743Flyer
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weight Of Overhead Lockers?
Replies: 1
Views: 755

Weight Of Overhead Lockers?

Hi all. Does anyone know the rough weight of the overhead cabin lockers found in aircraft? Would older lockers weight more than today's lockers (e.g. comparing the lockers from a 737-200 to a 737MAX)? Asking because I might buy a locker from a 737-200 and trying to figure out if it is feasible to mo...

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by 743Flyer
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 292
Views: 31632

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2017

According to FlightAware and FlightRadar, today TT464 ADL-MEL was operated by Alliance Airlines Fokker 100 VH-XWO instead of the usual Tigerair a320/737. Does anyone know what this is all about? Is Tiger still having issues with its 737 crewing?

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by 743Flyer
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hawaiian a330 in delta hanger
Replies: 9
Views: 2110

Re: Hawaiian a330 in delta hanger

QF also do some work for HA's a330's; there are some pictures of one in the QF hangar at BNE floating around social media.

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by 743Flyer
Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 237
Views: 28511

Re: Australian Aviation - March 2017

FlightAware showing "DUB1" on route to SYD from DXB. Due 20:43. Boeing 744. Any ideas? Without checking FlightAware myself, it is probably a Dubai Air Wing aircraft. They have a fleet of all white 744's with a blue belly and used to transport things such as racehorses around. I'm not 100%...

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by 743Flyer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways 3573 GUM-NGO?
Replies: 10
Views: 1689

Re: Uzbekistan Airways 3573 GUM-NGO?

Uzbekistan Airways are known to do random charter flights when they have spare metal lying around. Every six months they fly a charter between TAS-KUL-CHC for Russian and Ukrainian fishing crews, so GUM-NGO could potentially be a fishing charter. Also, FlightAware isn't picking up Uzbekistan Airways...

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by 743Flyer
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a database to find registrations for past flights?
Replies: 144
Views: 29930

Re: Is there any website with a database that shows me which registration the aircraft had I flew about 10 years ago?

Could someone please look up the registrations of the aircraft that operated:

QF25 MEL-AKL-LAX on 08/11/2008
QF94 LAX-MEL on 25/11/2008

They were my kids first long haul flights and I would love to get the registrations.

Thanks :)

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by 743Flyer
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 24344

Re: Australian Aviation - February 2017

https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... bi-flights

VA has pulled its plans to operate PER-AUH which was set to start in June.
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https://www.ausbt.com.au/virgin-austral ... bi-flights

VA has pulled its plans to operate PER-AUH which was set to start in June.

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by 743Flyer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirements schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 3644

Re: Retirements schedule

Virgin Australia have brought forward the retirement of the e190; they will all be gone by the end of 2017, not 2019. VA will also be removing the ATR from its fleet by years end.

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by 743Flyer
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying into LAS at Christmas- Which Airline? Ticket Prices?
Replies: 9
Views: 814

Flying into LAS at Christmas- Which Airline? Ticket Prices?

Hi all, am in the process of semi-planning a trip involving LAS for this Christmas (2017), and I have no idea which carrier I should fly. I would appreciate it if anyone could recommend which airline I should fly and what an approximate price I could expect to pay when the flights become bookable. I...

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by 743Flyer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Safest Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 4505

Re: Worlds Safest Airlines

Well, it's written by a QF fanboy Geoffrey Thomas so despite airlines not being ranked in order, he gives QF the top award. It keeps his FF miles topped up nicely. Apparently not killing passengers is how you base an airline's safety record! Isn't keeping passengers alive the very bare bones of saf...

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by 743Flyer
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Safest Airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 4505

Re: Worlds Safest Airlines

BA should of been in the LCC section after all the 'enhancements' they have been making of late. :D

In all seriousness though, most of the list make sense; in past years, some of the airlines included have been a bit questionable.

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by 743Flyer
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 38617

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

QF only ever flew to HRE via PER. Once JNB was politically able to be served again, they persevered with HRE for a while, operating weekly SYD-PER-HRE-JNB-PER-SYD and weekly in the reverse direction. However didn't take so long for HRE to be dropped. Interesting, the route map I have must be inaccu...

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by 743Flyer
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 38617

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

Does anybody happen to know much about QF's services to HRE in the 1980's? I was digging around at home and found a old QF route map which shows the only route they had out of ADL was to HRE. I know QF used to operate PER-HRE and eventually PER-JNB-HRE-PER in late 1990's/early 2000's but never heard...

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by 743Flyer
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Spare jet engines, how many ?
Replies: 11
Views: 3047

Re: Spare jet engines, how many ?

What about smaller airlines? For example NZ have 7x 77W, surely having a spare engine just sitting around would not be worth it in this case? Conversely, does this mean EK with over 100 77W would have 10-20 spare GE90 just sitting around or in overhaul? I suppose if they have power by the hour that...

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by 743Flyer
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian base in Asia
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Re: Norwegian base in Asia

It's a possibility but I think that Norwegian have bigger fish to fry before they set up an Asian hub. Out of the cities you stated I think BKK would be the most likely. HKG is the most unlikely given the protectionism of the HK government which would probably shoot down the idea much like JetStar H...

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by 743Flyer
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 32883

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

Could the potential shelving of PER-LHR make QF rethink the about the profitability of ULH 789 routes. Should QF change its mission plan for the 789 could we see a change in the seating configuration to a less J heavy configuration?

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by 743Flyer
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32370

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

vhebb wrote:
Virgin Australia probably quiet due to this


Good minds think alike. :)

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by 743Flyer
Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146
Replies: 245
Views: 32370

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 146

I wonder how Virgin are going. They have been very quiet lately! https://australinea.com/virgin-australi ... ing-crush/ It is being discussed in another thread ( viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1346641 ), but things aren't looking too great for VA. If EY and SQ pull out, IMHO we will have an Ansett Mk II o...

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by 743Flyer
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia Posts $224.7 Million Loss
Replies: 24
Views: 4599

Re: Virgin Australia Posts $224.7 Million Loss

VA is beginning to look a little bit like Ansett. VA shouldn't start flights to China/HK (with their own metal) even though they will have the feed from HNA. They need to to consolidate their strength on the domestic market. When Ansett started international flights they had a very good hard product...

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by 743Flyer
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrape And Go--Runway Surfing In A CL-215
Replies: 5
Views: 1153

Re: Scrape And Go--Runway Surfing In A CL-215

Scary, how loud is it in the cabin during an event like this?

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