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by soectre99
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Bloggers jumping the gun again. Qantas says it has not retired the Boeing 747 and that it could well be used on "rescue flights" due to capacity, but the longer the current situation drags on the less likely the B747 is to return to the skies. https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/qanta...

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by soectre99
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Of course the Australian government won't be making public statements/ sentiment regarding willingness to prop up Qantas or any other major public companies. This would not only create a political firestorm, but would also fill the public and private sector with a degree of complacency, which just ...

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by soectre99
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

"Singapore Airlines has raised US10.5 billion through Singapore Inc, which raises the question - is a takeover of Virgin Australia on the horizon." Once again - Fake News, as per the numerous other articles in the past 5 years. The bailout money given to SQ is to pay their ongoing debts d...

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by soectre99
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

The Australian this morning said that Virgin had available cash of $1.1billion. doesn't sound like going bust. And Virgin incurs about $6 billion in expenses annually, a good portion of which is fixed in nature. So the $1.1 billion isn't all that much in that context... VA's financial position is l...

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by soectre99
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50126

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Thoughts on how the Coronavirus will affect the PVG-PER trial (beyond terrible timing for the WA govt)?

Although these obvious extenuating circumstances will be heavily biasing results of the trial, I now just can't see extension of the route....

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by soectre99
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82493

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

WA govt set to announce a 3 x weekly China Eastern trial PVG-PER During January and February 2020. Wonder if it will actually eventuate this time.

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by soectre99
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 752383

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
So much for the impeccable saftey record of the 737 family. I'm not flying any MAX planes until the problem is definitely resolved. Better to be safe than sorry.


It is literally far safer to fly on a Max (taking into account these 2 incidents) than sitting in a car on the way to an airport.

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by soectre99
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 156
Views: 41411

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

An767 wrote:
I think crash is a bit of overkill. The aircraft according to news reports the aircraft overshoot the runway during a landing attempt at 09.30am local this morning. No reports of weather at the time .

AN767


Unbelievable. Involuntarily submerged 738 = crash

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by soectre99
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 216
Views: 38612

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

I'd caution the use of the word official as they haven't released any news through the asx (https://www.asx.com.au/asx/share-price-research/company/QAN) or their own newsroom (https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/) They only need to announce if it will have a material affect on the comp...

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by soectre99
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78519

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Construction of the domestic pier at PER took a little over 3 years to complete (Sep 2012 - Nov 2015). This obviously doesn't include the approvals/ planning lead time. I would expect the international terminal redevelopment to be considerably more complex and time consuming. Correct me if I'm wrong...

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by soectre99
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA launches NRT-PER
Replies: 63
Views: 10862

Re: ANA launches NRT-PER

Sorry but I don't see it. Granted, a B788 is not a lot of capacity but daily service is overkill It's not overkill. I have a fortnightly to monthly commute Perth-Tokyo, normally via SIN or HKG (most ex PER flights are at capacity). A huge amount of passengers that I have chatted to are employed by ...

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by soectre99
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49357

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

downdata wrote:
They should just park a vehicle behind a QF plane. Seems to work pretty well for YSCB :bouncy:


Minivan behind a 789 at about 5pm will get the chequebook out quick and fast...

On a serious note, seems like a bit of corporate bullying on QF's behalf, given the similar situations at ASP & DRW.

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by soectre99
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17
Replies: 103
Views: 11323

Re: Virgin Australia announces a net loss of $185 million for FY16/17

Are we sure it is not some form of creative accounting, avoiding tax in Australia and funneling cash home to the UK, SG, UAE and CN?

The consistent trend of losses through favorable market conditions seems very sinister.

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by soectre99
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond
Replies: 85
Views: 15053

Re: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond

I definitely see YVR as a year-round route from SYD. Would create direct competition with AC and lets face it, Australians love canada (specifically BC). ORD also, surely this is due to happen. I don't think a direct 789 SYD-JFK service is necessary due to the current efficient system of feeder rout...

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by soectre99
Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 57039

Re: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly-b ... early-2018
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2 flights per day?

"The Perth-London Boeing 787 service is expected to carry around 150,000 passengers per year"

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly-b ... early-2018

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by soectre99
Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 57039

Re: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights

Ahhh, ABC news just reported it will use 4 x 789's, daily double! :shock: Not on the east coast! They just said "the flight will operate daily, using 4 Dreamliners" That, of course, does not make any sense. Depending on the schedule and layover times it could take up to 3 frames, more lik...

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by soectre99
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights
Replies: 294
Views: 57039

Re: Qantas announces non-stop PER-LHR flights

I don't think DRW flights will have any influence. When we commuted there from Europe over the years, it was honestly easier to hop on JQ to SIN, then BA/QF(pre 2013) to LHR. They also have the MH option now. QF will have not issues filling the seat IMO. Perth has a huge expat-Brit population, as do...

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by soectre99
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is there a massive boom of airlines in Iran?
Replies: 11
Views: 4084

Re: Why is there a massive boom of airlines in Iran?

Iran, situated on the outskirts of Europe has a population of 80mil. Just had their metaphorical doors opened to the West. Make sense?

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by soectre99
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 173112

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

We do, do we? I don't consider 8(+/-) seconds to basically full thrust a "significant delay", the totally inaccurate 50 seconds mentioned by other posters would be. In fact, if he'd been doing a coupled approach and selected a go-around the throttles would have given him just enough to ma...

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by soectre99
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 173112

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Zero chance there was an emergency declared before initial landing attempt; ATC would have placed all traffic in a hold until emergency resolved. There was clearly traffic movements in the ATC recording.

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by soectre99
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 173112

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

521: Tower, hello, Emirates 521 ATC: Good morning or ah, good afternoon Emirates 521, maintain approach 521: Continue climbing M9, Emirates 521 ATC: Emirates 521, runway 12L, traffic at 2000ft, cleared to land 521: Cleared to land 12L, Emirates 521 Go-Around: ATC: Emirates 521, climb and maintain 40...

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by soectre99
Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EKA380: Who gets it first, SEA, ORD, BOS
Replies: 51
Views: 7455

Re: EKA380: Who gets it first, SEA, ORD, BOS

Surely BOS, I fly PER-BOS quite regularly on CX, QR or EK. EK is always 95-100% 773 capacity, with mainly passengers from Southern Asia connections.

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by soectre99
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PER - New Airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

Re: PER - New Airlines

Some other speculative potential:

PR: MNL
GA: DPS
BI: BWN

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by soectre99
Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PER - New Airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

Re: PER - New Airlines

The only one in your list I would consider having any chance of materialising is MU to PVG, even that would not be something I would put money on. Sources below: http://www.afr.com/brand/chanticleer/qantas-airways-keen-to-lead-as-aviation-prepares-for-the-ultra-longhaul-age-20160605-gpc5mc https://...

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by soectre99
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PER - New Airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 1726

PER - New Airlines

Any idea what's for 2017?

NH: NRT/ HND
JL: NRT/HND
QF: LHR
VS: LHR (Previously stated, now unlikely)
KQ: NBO (Previously stated, now unlikely)
MU: PVG

Anything else? Obviously a soft local economy there will be slowing things down...

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by soectre99
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Boeing 777-300ER go faster than speed of sound?
Replies: 44
Views: 670

Re: Can Boeing 777-300ER go faster than speed of sound?

I assume jet streams exhibit much greater velocity due to the reduced air density at those altitudes? In comparison to near sea-level hurricanes, storms, etc.

i.e. much less energy is required to propel a volume of air to those velocities

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