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by log0008
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow
Replies: 10
Views: 3304

Near Wing Tip Strike BA A319 @ Heathrow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqreFRH_yPQ&t=
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Watching a live stream of landings at Heathrow earlier and SHT13H/BA1327 A319 (G-EUPT) from Newcastle came very close to hitting its left wing tip on the runway during a hairy crosswind landing.
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqreFRH_yPQ&t=

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by log0008
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Internal talk at the moment is 12 to QF, 12 to JQ Australia - remaining to Jetstar Asia/Pacific/Japan

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by log0008
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87240

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

Wow a 777 freighter conversion program is big news - exciting!

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by log0008
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Was a little bit of talk earlier about what will happen with the SYD-HND and fact HND can't really use the A380. Lot of different rumors about how QF will handle it but talk has been splitting the flight between HND and NRT. Like a 789 to HND with the premium config, then either 330 or even 380 on a...

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://twitter.com/miami_rick/status/1 ... 9517682688
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Miami Ricks (twitter pilot) has some awesome cockpit footage of 744 Atlas Freighter coming into the Sydney today

https://twitter.com/miami_rick/status/1 ... 9517682688

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12624

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

hic787 wrote:
log0008 wrote:
I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96


Source?


I'll just Melbourne airport source and no not just a rampy

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96. Announcement to be made immediately after JV is officially approved.

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21481

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96. Announcement to be made immediately after JV is officially approved.

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12624

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

I now have had confirmation AA will launch MEL-LAX 3 weekly increasing to 5 weekly in peak seasons. This will replace QF95/96

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by log0008
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 151
Views: 21481

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Initial plan i've heard is QF - BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD, AA MEL-LAX replacing the QF95-96 and making it daily.

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by log0008
Fri May 17, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9469

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

I suggest some people watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvzZfsC13o The simple fact is that using batteries is going to be near impossible for aviation thanks to weight, remembering that even if batteries could be reduced to a weight similar to fuel for energy output the aircraft cou...

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by log0008
Thu May 16, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9469

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

1. Aviation is growing as fast as ever, right now even the take up of electric cars is small and in most cases isn't actually about climate change but other reasons such as the Tesla factor or efficiency. Plus with the majority of our electricity coming from coal anyway its not actually doing much. ...

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by log0008
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Disappointed QF didn't opt for MEL-KIX which has been mentioned internally but SYD-CTS sure is interesting. I'm also disappointed that QANTAS didn't opt for a route which would've less profitable than the one they did. They should launch flights from Adelaide to Laos. KIX MEL is only a mater of tim...

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by log0008
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Disappointed QF didn't opt for MEL-KIX which has been mentioned internally but SYD-CTS sure is interesting.

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by log0008
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Selling flights from Royal Brunei might not be an issue soon, hearing high level talks going to to ban carrier from Melbourne, lead by the state government. Errrr, I'm not sure state government has any authority to do that. Meanwhile, state government did, I believe, subsidise the start of BI servi...

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by log0008
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67392

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Selling flights from Royal Brunei might not be an issue soon, hearing high level talks going to to ban carrier from Melbourne, lead by the state government.

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by log0008
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718397

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

To me it looks like the crash site is located here: 8°52'38.04"N 39°15'4.28"E This is approximatley 18NM to the southeast of the last FR24 data point. I have looked at different pictures and videos of the crash site. The Street pattern, the small canyon or ravine and the hill with trees i...

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by log0008
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718397

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I have been reading this thread like many of us day & night. There's one thing I haven't seen considered. If MCAS is about countering a "predicted stall" and the pilots were already reporting "air speed trouble" .... could it have kicked in purely because the plane though it...

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718397

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

No, it does not. The transponder data is AMSL. Airport is at 7600 feet so the aircraft never climbed more than 1000 feet. https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1104676048317362177 Look at the graph: * Blue line represents altitude; * Blue line starts a 0 ft altitude, so clearly that is AGL; * Bl...

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718397

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Per avherald: "The last transponder data were received from position N9.027 E39.153 about 21nm east of Addis Ababa at FL086. Terrain elevation at that point is 8130 feet MSL, FL086 corrected for QNH indicates the aircraft was flying at 8173 feet MSL at that position." Pretty safe to say t...

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718397

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

150 lives, hundreds of family members / friends have a deeply dark day & their lives changed forever. Very sad. We don't know nothing yet. Statically at 9000ft and 390 kts you are pretty save to work out eventualities. Except sudden catastrophic events. The black boxes will tell us soon, they a...

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718397

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Must say i'm surprised we don't have any details or photos yet - the area isn't overly remove with plenty of small villages and farms.

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718397

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Note: Addis Ababa airport has an elevation of 7656ft, the flight only reached 1000ft AGL based on FR24 data of 8600ft.

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by log0008
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718397

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

If I was a 737Max operator i'd be having some serious discussions right now.

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by log0008
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75935

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Why are we still allowing this mob to even land in Australia?. CASA, the NTSB and Government will have blood on their hands one day soon. If you read the links the NTSB didnt even investigate https://www.facebook.com/1580734692199543/posts/2377515672521437?sfns=mo “EDIT - As some people are wrongly...

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by log0008
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

As for the pilot hitching a ride, I have serious doubts that would have happened. I mean, let's face the reality. Colgan Air 3407. Read the NSTB report and see what the reality is. Or watch Air Crash Investigations for the same accident. The crew were New York based but the F/O lived in Seattle and...

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by log0008
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I have to ask since I really dont know. Are there fire suppression systems on cargo aircraft, like the kinds they have in cargo holds of airliners? I know the possibility of a fire remains low on the suspected list of potential causes, but it now has me wondering. As for the pilot hitching a ride, ...

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

The aircraft in the dailymail video is most certainly this coastguard chopper

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

NTSB has confirmed that they have CCTV footage of the aircrafts final moments

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

In a loss of control situation? No. If you can't aviate, you're sure as hell not able to communicate. I thought a pilot only has to press a button on the control stick, which he already holds in his hand while flying manually, before he can speak in the microphone of his headset, which is already i...

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

is an electrical failure occurred resulting in no transponder we wouldn't have any FR24 data?

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

just had a listen to the live atc recording, the last message from them was 'ok' - only 50 seconds later approach gets no response to "Giant 3591 Houston Approach?", 35 seconds after that another controller asks for anyone picking up an ELT. http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kiah/KIAH-App-...

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Visual representation of the final minutes of FR24 data, thanks to EDDTSpotter on twitter.

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by log0008
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

only reason i can think of that makes sense is that they knew they were doomed and didnt want to hurt anyone on the ground. More likely the turn was to avoid weather, which is what they wanted from ATC. GF Doubtful. That turn is sudden and intentional... not ATC instructed. This looks like a turn t...

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by log0008
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Just another bit of interesting info from FR24 data, even in the rapid final decent the aircraft remained on a 275 heading the whole way down. For me the main point about the left turn is that it was before the loss of control started, the decent rate was around 2300fpm before, during and after the ...

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by log0008
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Having a very quick look at the flight radar raw data Turn from 330 to 240 started at around 2019-02-23 18:37:32Z @ 8750ft and 2300fpm Aircraft continued descending at around 2300fpm until 18:38:40Z @ 6150ft Aircraft then climbed/remained level until 18:38:46Z at which point it descended rapidly, wi...

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by log0008
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Note the left turn towards they bay about 2 mins before impact is not part of the standard approach the aircraft was on. Dispute a number of aircraft including UAL1788 flying the same route right after GTI3591 no others made that turn. https://i.imgur.com/aejIh61.gif That could imply they knew they...

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by log0008
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387251

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Note the left turn towards they bay about 2 mins before impact is not part of the standard approach the aircraft was on. Dispute a number of aircraft including UAL1788 flying the same route right after GTI3591 no others made that turn.

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by log0008
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70221

Re: Gatwick closed because of 2 drones

Its time to charge anyone caught using a done within 5km of an airport to be charged with recklessly endangering an aircraft or what ever offence each country has, which is normally used if someone was to run at the cockpit or claim to have a bomb. Carries a 15 year maximum in most Australian states...

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by log0008
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

There really isn't much you can do to deal with the weather however Sydney and Melbourne are getting more and more effected because they now operate so close to runway capacity (especially during the peak morning and evening) that it becomes impossible to clear the backlog, once Melbourne eventually...

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by log0008
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

numerous internationals which diverted from Sydney are still in the air and going to arrive after the curfew, must have been wavered? Possibly due to more storms expected tomorrow?

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by log0008
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47421

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.

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by log0008
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

waoz1 wrote:
What would become VARA aircraft of choice in the future when the F100s pass their useby dates.


Same goes for Network and Even cobham and the 717, what ever it is it won't be new, whole point of these contract companies is to acquire cheap used aircraft.

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by log0008
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47421

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Not sure if already posted, but another TT A320 has made the jump to VARA - this time it's VH-VNP. The A320 is the creeping F100 replacement in the WA mining sector. What is its key attributes that make it a better candidate for this role than 73H? I am not surprised about VARA getting another A320...

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by log0008
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Alliance Air operated an F70 CBR-GLT as QQ562. Had this been CBR-ROK I would have immediately assumed Defence charter, but can anyone shed any light on purpose of this flight? Probably taking some fire fighters up to help with the bush fires in that area. Source: https://www.crookwellgazette.com.au...

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by log0008
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Re those PER domestic figures. Are the discounted fares QF provides on the WA regionals bearing fruit? Doubt they are having that much impact your talking about 60,000 more pax each month, more a big pick up in Mining traffic - mining downturn has finally bottomed out and picking up again with BHP,...

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by log0008
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

https://www.perthairport.com.au/Home/co ... statistics
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Domestic Growth at Perth Airport is really firing along up 4.6% in September and 5.5% in October, meanwhile International growth continues to decline at around 3.5% in both months.

https://www.perthairport.com.au/Home/co ... statistics

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by log0008
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47766

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

QF25 SYD-HND has diverted to BNE, looks like it may have been planned From a QLD spotters group on Facebook... story goes that there were 202 passengers onboard from SYD and an extra 156 joined in BNE who were initially meant to connect in SYD... So presumably those from MEL/CBR/PER etc that were i...

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