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by Whatsaptudo
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26093

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: FI signs new FA contract (after stating will fire all FA and replace with pilots)
Replies: 148
Views: 26093

Re: FI Fires ALL FAs, Replaced By Pilots.

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55036

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

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.

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 366
Views: 55036

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

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.


It is showing on the QF internal system as a departure from MEL International gate 16. It wasn’t last time.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early
Replies: 79
Views: 14051

Re: Qantas to sack 6000 employees, ground 100 aircraft until mid 2021, retires 747 fleet early

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... retirement
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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.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... retirement

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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 ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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 ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 68349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed May 20, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

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 ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon May 11, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon May 04, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68525

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116780

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

It’s not all of them (yet?). Just 4 that are stored. The A330 at the international ramp is one of them.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52280

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Perth Airport are parking bulldozers behind VA aircraft that have been parked for some time, to protect their interests.

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 116780

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Of course it's not the last flight, they have be flown to Mojave.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99196

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56045

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

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 ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56045

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56045

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

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.

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by Whatsaptudo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56045

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

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.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56045

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99196

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Internal comms indicate they are grounding 10 until September.

And it’s confirmed the QF1/2 will go through Perth.

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video
Replies: 14
Views: 1695

Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video
Replies: 14
Views: 1695

Re: Qantas new Centenary Safety Video

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.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56045

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

Simply meals and incidentals. We get what the Australian public service would get if they go away. Most other countrys call it "per diem"

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not
Replies: 376
Views: 56045

Re: Project Sunrise Approved - Pilot Agreement or Not

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

getluv. The better off overall test is true. However, QF don’t operate the A350. It is not in the current contract. There is no benchmark. It’s a moot point.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

No. It was promised as a growth type 3 years ago during the last EA negotiation. The same management team. We don’t have to go back to the early 2000’s.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254391

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, Update: Final decision on PS delayed to Fe

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.

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64552

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 370174

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

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 ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254391

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I can see this happening all over Australia. The available slot will come with a capacity restriction.

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I'd say they need the aircraft for HND where they can actually make money.

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66732

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

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 ...

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by Whatsaptudo
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 254391

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

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...

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by Whatsaptudo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82817

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

As long as you have requested taxi clearance before 11pm, you comply with the curfew. Doesn’t matter how long it takes you to takeoff.

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 476
Views: 130311

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

Just out of curiosity, how many of those are new aircraft orders? All of them? Or are many of them conversions of previous orders?

Cheers!

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by Whatsaptudo
Thu May 02, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 65227

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is it Seoul? All I can find is South Korea, with a reference to Jeju Air.

Edit: found a reference.

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by Whatsaptudo
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71480

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Aren’t they replacing A320’s?

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by Whatsaptudo
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 71480

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

i would have thought this more of a JQ route.

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