Fair enough. Maybe it’s different in the USA, however, I doubt it. If your going to be so rude, tell us your qualifications, miles? I’m an airline pilot that by law has to do all these things in front of evaluators from CASA, and pass ever 12 months to keep my job. Pilots are required by law, to run...Jump to post
In the U.S. pilots are trained on cabin door operation and emergency evacuation. The safety briefing is the only thing not trained. Not true. My experience Is that most pilots have little knowledge about cabin doors and evacuations beyond...maybe...what they learned by opening the safety briefing c...Jump to post
Interesting Tidbit is the pilots receiving briefing material for Edmonton/ Churchill/Iqaluit/Keflavik and a couple more (would be in case of diversion on their way to VCV). The A380’s in Dresden and Abu Dhabi will be flying across the Atlantic.Jump to post
skennedy wrote:It actually looks like they have moved VH-OQE from opposite terminal 2 to Qantas maintenance rather than the random ADS-B movements over the past few months. Maybe today is the day.
Looks like all 12 A380's are going to Mojave now. 3 years is optimistic I think, and really only indicates that the current 3 year plan (what was released this morning), doesn't include the A380 at all. I suspect its finished.
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The initial batch is LR's the follow up batch is XLRS. Jetstar has no regular A321NEOS on order. They have 28LRS and 36XLRS Minor correction. The A321XLR’s are not confirmed to be for JQ. They are. Maybe just not all of them. Fair enough. I think you said that all 36 were for JQ. That's not what AJ...Jump to post
Do they need to order NEOs? Could they not add some J seating to the JQ 321 and move them to QF- I don’t believe JQ have received any NEOs yet. In saying this not sure how long the lead time is for new seats? Maybe a project over 12-18months, but this won’t be a quick recovery. If they do receive N...Jump to post
Qantas is considering moving some of its Airbus A380s into long-term storage in the Californian desert ahead of a possible early retirement for the superjumbos. My question is why not send them to Alice Springs. SQ has sent some 380 aircraft for storage and it would seem a lot less expensive until ...Jump to post
Yup agree. But the moment LHR/LAX come back online, it's going to be minimum a 787, there won't be any A330's flying these routes just because there is some 'plan' to park 787's for a certain period. Of course I agree in the long run. But if the 787’s are put into long term preservation (pilots wil...Jump to post
QF have already announced they have stopped all remaining international routes, namely LHR and LAX. My bet is that if International were to return in the next 12 months, it would be Singapore, Hong Kong and Auckland. But any passenger services would only be operated to ports that were inside the so...Jump to post
QF have already announced they have stopped all remaining international routes, namely LHR and LAX. My bet is that if International were to return in the next 12 months, it would be Singapore, Hong Kong and Auckland. But any passenger services would only be operated to ports that were inside the so ...Jump to post
Queensland and South Australia will open up their state borders in July. Queensland originally said it would be September. With the 747 gone, and if you are suggesting that there is no 787 or 380 flying for the next 12 months, this would then suggest that there will be no LAX or LHR flights for ove...Jump to post
Queensland and South Australia will open up their state borders in July. Queensland originally said it would be September. With the 747 gone, and if you are suggesting that there is no 787 or 380 flying for the next 12 months, this would then suggest that there will be no LAX or LHR flights for over...Jump to post
Only a rumour, and not a particularly surprising one at that, but apparently Qantas are planning on sending at least half of their A380s to Victorville for long-term storage (2 years). The other half may be kept in a more airworthy state for when demand returns, but they’re planning on that being a...Jump to post
I think you'll find WA/SA/NT/ACT and New Zealand have essentially eradicated covid without a vaccine. We're probably a bit off the aviation topic but, whilst successful, this is only ever a suppression not an eradication. The virus will recur at some point and every state must know know and accept ...Jump to post
Early in the shutdown QF shrank to an active domestic fleet of just 1x330, 1x737 and 1xQ400. What is their active fleet at the moment? And International? I think that us a wrong interpretation of what Alan Joyce said. That fleet is all that QF was operating between Sydney and Melbourne, that specif...Jump to post
Apparently Virgin Australia’a administrator needs a $200m loan just to keep the airline alive until it can be sold, with free cash down to $30m when Deloitte was called in. This paints a dire picture of the airline’s finances, far worse than they were previously said to be. https://amp.theaustralia...Jump to post
Perth Airport are parking bulldozers behind VA aircraft that have been parked for some time, to protect their interests.Jump to post
I think you will find AJ and all directors are not taking salary for rest of financial year. AN767 The financial year is nearly over. The staff getting stood down and not getting money will extend into the new financial year. July 1st he will start get millions again. and bonuses aren't a part of s...Jump to post
Zeke. Yes I have lived elsewhere. Dubai/Canada/and a short time in Mexico. I’m quite aware of the conditions at other airlines. But I would add, that I’ve never stated the conditions are bad, in fact I’ve stated the sunrise conditions are very good, so I’m not sure why you are having a go at me. In ...Jump to post
What it comes down to Johan, is that arguably Australia is the greatest country in the world to live in. But we don’t have many jobs for pilots, let alone jobs flying widebodys around the world. QF is the best of those jobs. Many Australian pilots have left Australia and headed overseas so they coul...Jump to post
People are not the same as a packet of pasta. In Australia it is Law that an employer bargain in good faith. They didn’t, but there is little prospect of a successful outcome in FWA with a liberal party loaded panel of justices. We lose. Doesn’t make it right.Jump to post
It's hardly good faith barganing when they tell you don't accept this deal, (a non negotiated deal) you will be replaced by someone else. We are not contractors.Jump to post
With respect Ryan, that’s not what has happened. AIPA have got the offer to where it is under unbelievably trying circumstances. The President and Vice President have personally recommended a Yes vote. Not the organisation. It’s actually a very good deal, unless you’re an A380 Pilot. The way the com...Jump to post
I wish they’d taxi and show the safety video at the same time instead of sitting at the gates for xxx minutes Huh? About 6 months ago QF changed policy about the Safety demonstration. The doors must be armed before the demonstration starts. In the past the doors were not armed until we started movi...Jump to post
I quite like it.
As for the length of it, every safety video seems to start like this and then it’s chopped for the aircraft. I’d say most of the “Qantas innovation” tidbits will be removed for the aircraft version, cutting it to around 4 or so minutes.
Simply meals and incidentals. We get what the Australian public service would get if they go away. Most other countrys call it "per diem"Jump to post
Actually we are being told LHR-SYD direct flights are only viable if passengers, airplane manufacturers and airline employees make financial concessions. Whether or not that is accurate is up for debate. One point of interest: This suggests QF is using this opportunity to squeeze a concession out o...Jump to post
The pilots won’t fly it on less money. This push back of the deadline is evidence that IR can’t get the pilots, through the union, to agree to their IR agenda. The pilots (of which I am one) are not swayed at all. So do the pilots think that PS is DOA. Just out of curiosity Qantas has said they wan...Jump to post
Great to see some traction on this finally!! This is a huge boost for the project rest is really putting IR pressure on pilots. Do you think the pilots should be forced to fly the new aircraft on less money? I bet management won't take a reduced salary or bonus due to the new aircraft. It's against...Jump to post
I don’t think we completely believe an aircraft order is dead. We just don’t believe it’s for PS. At one of the webinars one of the Senior managers let it slip that this aircraft order could in the future replace the A380, which at the moment is the highest paid aircraft in the fleet. I find today’s...Jump to post
According to an internal email this morning, If they buy it, it will be the A350-1000. Time frame for an order and a deal with the pilots pushed to March.Jump to post
Jetstar pilots decide on Christmas strike Jetstar ground crews and baggage handlers across the country have voted to strike in the weeks leading up to Christmas and beyond. The decision was taken after the workers rejected the airline operators rejected their demands for better employment condition...Jump to post
A380 wing if I remember correctly and it was at about 148% (again from memory) and yes they proved using computer analysis of strengthening. IIRC, it required an addition 2.6Kg of material and fasteners per wing to fix. Aren’t most early build A380’s having a lot of problems with cracks within the ...Jump to post
The majority of posters on this thread seem to have completely missed this point, but this is the research behind the "research" flights. Qantas is seeking to prove their fatigue modelling to CASA so that they can receive regulatory sign-off. That is why the crew are wearing heart beat mo...Jump to post
Very interesting to see Batik’s numbers change so rapidly in the time they’ve been flying to PER. They’re obviously building consumer confidence. Has anyone tried their J Class? I’ve alwaus been curious why they use the ID brand to PER but the Malindo brand to the Eastern states. ID have benefited ...Jump to post
How many on this board would agree to changing your work rules beyond the current law limit, do tours of duty that you really don't want to do, only to get paid less and work more, just so you can satisfy the vanity project of your boss? Project sunrise won't work, and he's setting it up so he can b...Jump to post
Just out of curiosity, how many of those are new aircraft orders? All of them? Or are many of them conversions of previous orders?