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by jman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

SYDSpotter wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Nepal Airlines repatriation flight is currently about 30 minutes out from BNE


Never thought I'd see a direct Aus-Nepal flight let alone a Nepal Airlines plane in Oz !!


Technically it stopped in Kuala Lumpur on its way to BNE. The same for its return flight

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by jman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99906

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Great effort, QF789, thanks! Total noob question... how would the airlines keep their crews type rated? There's an hours-based flight time requirement per year, am I right? In which case, how would that be managed? Or would they just let it lapse and factor in the future cost of re-certifying the c...

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by jman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99906

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

First ever SYD-Europe nonstop? I know it’s been done a number of times in the opposite direction... Do we know what time the aircraft will arrive? I imagine on Friday maybe to give crews adequate rest. I don't know how about SYD-Europe, but Australia-Poland for sure. The WAW-SYD flight will be with...

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by jman
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99906

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

a320fan wrote:
With the government now saying to avoid any unnecessary interstate travel I expect to hear of further capacity cutbacks domestically. I also wouldn’t be surprised of the imminent winding down and closure of TT.


Tigerair is already getting shut down once this months flights are done

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by jman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99906

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

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 salary, they are in addition to salary. Bonuses from before now will still be eligible for him, that...

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by jman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99906

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Joyce made the right move, as devastating as it is to see the airline come to its knees, there certainly will be a rebound when this is all over. are all the executives and everyone else at HQ earning all the big bucks going to be stood down or not receive any pay at all (including previous bonuses...

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by jman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99906

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Joyce made the right move, as devastating as it is to see the airline come to its knees, there certainly will be a rebound when this is all over. are all the executives and everyone else at HQ earning all the big bucks going to be stood down or not receive any pay at all (including previous bonuses...

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by jman
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 99906

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Another person travelling on an Australian aircraft has tested positive for Corona. JQ727 SYD-HBA on the 8th. The aircraft is currently undergoing an extensive disinfection and will return to service following scheduled maintenance.

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by jman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66373

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

8 aircraft is nothing and makes TT basically irrelevant, especially with the BNE and SYD bases closing. Any news on what will happen to the crew based in these cities? Getting reassigned to VA mainline? Let go, or moved to MEL? Voluntary redundancy which takes effect as of 30th of April for Sydney ...

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by jman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66373

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

And they're closing the BNE and SYD crew bases

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by jman
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

NZ516 wrote:
That might be just a VARA policy that says no pets to its customers but its is possible and all other 320 operators can load pets


Jetstar doesn't accept pets in its hold

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by jman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64908

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

A JetStar Airbus A320 rolled into soft ground at Manila yesterday while taxiing for takeoff to Tokyo Narita as GK40. The aircraft is registered JA13JJ & the flight was cancelled. No injuries have been reported. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191214/cad49aa4f4ec09a2436dcd36b2c35b3e.jpg https...

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by jman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256821

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

VV wrote:
jman wrote:
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What program did you use for this?


If you want the code, please send me a private message.

i messaged you thanks

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by jman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256821

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

That is fine for me. I really do not need anyone to believe me on this specific topic. That's just as well. I clicked on the links you provided and you appear to have done similar model for the 77W as I have done for multiple aircraft. I'm not sure how "world famous" it is but we'll leave...

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by jman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67600

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Qantas would probably have at least one row more than DL/AA as they have less pitch in Domestic Business and don't have an extra legroom section within Economy. Moreover the US carriers would want to keep the seat count under 200 so they only require 4 flight attendants, whereas in Australia I'm pr...

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by jman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ733 managed to land into LST without diverting today, and also managed to take off as well, so it was certainly doable Yeah JQ733 did land but they fluked it. They got in through a hole, meanwhile the VA and QLink aircraft had missed and were holding. They tried again and missed. My point about J...

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by jman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

JQ 753 BNE-LST did a go round at LST and is diverting, it would seem, to HBA I cannot believe that this service left BNE tonight to be honest. JQ cancelled four rotations (8 flights) in and out of LST, QLink had a diversion to DPO and VA cancelled some services. Thick fog in LST all day today appar...

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by jman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72191

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I agree - I’m also not certain that all 788s will be taken from DPS. My guess is they maintain 1x daily each from SYD and MEL. The second daily MEL could go 321 with some additional flights to cater for seasonal/regular demand - SYD could see a second daily service. I would guess BNE-DPS to be repl...

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by jman
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72191

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

What do you guys think? Certainly a possibility. I IIRC though, JQ's announcement at the time I think stated that the A321LRs are focused mostly on the East Coast-Bali runs, with perhaps either domestic or Pacific Island runs in-between to maximise utilisation. With 18 A321LRs on order I think it’s...

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by jman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81235

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Update: It looks like it was a full flight with 256 passengers supposedly on the flight (UA's 787-9 only has 252 seats, maybe including infants?). Pax will spend the night in NOU - everyone was calm when exiting the aircraft. Including crew too maybe? Either way that seems to be a very good load fa...

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by jman
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76348

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Jetstar have no trouble filling their current HNL flights so I doubt having a tag after YVR is going to appeal to them given the extra cots involved ie crew costs, layovers allowances etc. based on some of the JQ fares to HNL of late, must be a low yield market. Suggest YVR would be higher yield, e...

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by jman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Is it because of no ground equipment for 737s at AVV? I don't know anything about what would be needed, but just a hunch. And likely the total absence of Virgin staff. Then again if Qantas diverts to AVV, do Jetstar staff just chip in? It must be a pretty complex operational change. Definitely lack...

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by jman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

EK413 wrote:
VapourTrails wrote:
EK413 wrote:

More diversions & flights holding

JQ523 SYD-MEL holding

EK413


Returned to SYD

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by jman
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78312

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Apologies for the triple post. My internet wasn’t working properly You must be on Belong as well then ;) With the A321LR replacing the 788 on some routes for JQ, where will the resulting slack be scheduled to? Are any details known yet? That won't be announced until the end of the year for a start ...

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by jman
Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 49215

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

bunumuring wrote:
Hey guys,
Any info on N777UK, the private 777 spotted in Sydney and Canberra the past couple of days?
Cheers,
Bunumuring


Its leaving for HNL at 11pm tonight

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by jman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 4308

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

My partner flew on an American Eagle (Piedmont) flight this AM from Wilmington, NC (ILM) into Philadelphia (PHL). This was the 5:59am departure on an EMB145. The flight is scheduled for approx 1:25 duration , but the airborne time was about 1:05. There was absolutely zero attempt at any kind of cab...

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by jman
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 4308

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

My partner flew on an American Eagle (Piedmont) flight this AM from Wilmington, NC (ILM) into Philadelphia (PHL). This was the 5:59am departure on an EMB145. The flight is scheduled for approx 1:25 duration , but the airborne time was about 1:05. There was absolutely zero attempt at any kind of cab...

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by jman
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 71369

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Jetstar has been doing this for years... as do many international airlines operating into Australia including FJ, CI, OD, PR and I'm sure many more... Are you sure? I've flown CI and JQ in recent years on Australia - New Zealand flights, and haven't had this happen to me. Cheers, C. JQ has dedicate...

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by jman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

TasFlyer wrote:
jman wrote:
moa999 wrote:
Where will they show it on the JQ website?


when you select a flight it tells you the aircraft type, 4 will say A320-200 and 1 will be 32T (representing the 186pax version)


How many 32T are in operation?


Nearly 20 of them so more than a third of them

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by jman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

moa999 wrote:
Where will they show it on the JQ website?


when you select a flight it tells you the aircraft type, 4 will say A320-200 and 1 will be 32T (representing the 186pax version)

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by jman
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

There was talk a while back about JQ installing slimline seats and increasing capacity on selected A320's, are these works still ongoing or have they been completed yet? I've flown on 3 different A32x's recently and they've all had different seats. There is 5 different versions of the A320 at Jetst...

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by jman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
Hi all,

I have some questions on QF's JFK service - can anyone help?

- Does one crew set fly a same-day LAX - JFK - LAX routing, or do they layover at JFK?


Cheers,

C.

The crew layover at JFK. So they fly BNE to LAX - overnight - Fly to JFK - Overnight - Fly to Lax- Overnight - Fly back to BNE

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by jman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: School Project
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: School Project

Thanks for your reply. When i said that the cost was $15000 per hour that includes fuel and crew and maintenance and whatnot. based on the amount of fuel required given to me by rocket route, it would only cost $20000 for fuel for the WHOLE flight. In the program, it lets you put in the following we...

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by jman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: School Project
Replies: 4
Views: 717

School Project

Hey guys, I have a school project that involves scheduling various flights including times and prices and such. I am using the RocketRoute program but it appears that i am having some issues and am wondering if there is a way to work out what I'm doing wrong. at the moment it is stating that a trip ...

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by jman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 72213

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Anyone know why JQ's new BNE-AYQ service has a 75minute turn in AYQ? Seems excessively long for JQ who try to turn their aircraft around quickly. Their SYD and MEL services only have 35min-40min turns in AYQ... its because its a new route, and they don't spend months and months tracking an imaginar...

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by jman
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.
Replies: 76
Views: 12102

Re: Woman pees on floor of Wizz plane.

there are certain requirements involved if your using the lavatory on the aircraft whilst refuelling that must be adhered to for the safety of people other than the person that decided not to go whilst in the terminal. Sometimes it is easier to just tell them no, as this is a contributing factor as ...

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by jman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 49322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

What would be the real world range of 787-10 for QA or JQ? Based on the following configurations: QA: 32J (78") + 300Y (31") JQ: 28J (38") + 400Y (29") Would it be able to fly routes such as: MEL - HON (8,900 km) MEL - PEK (9,100 km) SYD - BOM (10,200 km) JQ already fly to Honol...

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by jman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 49322

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

What would be the real world range of 787-10 for QA or JQ? Based on the following configurations: QA: 32J (78") + 300Y (31") JQ: 28J (38") + 400Y (29") Would it be able to fly routes such as: MEL - HON (8,900 km) MEL - PEK (9,100 km) SYD - BOM (10,200 km) JQ already fly to Honol...

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by jman
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 60771

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

40seats seems huge to me! Must be a real premium! But I’m sure they know what they’re doing! First I’ve heard of this, 40 seats that’s huge, there is only 166 seats in economy to begin with, I can’t see how that would be profit making. As previously said, there are no seats blocked off after the in...

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by jman
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 99195

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

The first of 2 A320's (taken from Jetstar) used for FIFO operations, has been painted in the new Qantaslink livery (VH-VQS). http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/02/first-qantas-airbus-a320-lands-in-perth/ @qf789 - I guess you can add this a/c to your list. They were painted and delivered a couple...

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by jman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

Well if both the pilots are down, the cabin crew wouldn't notice straight away, and its highly unlikely that they would inform passengers that there is something wrong with the pilots, can you imagine the chaos that would cause and how hard it would be to control everyone? Someone has obviously nev...

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by jman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

A passenger would never be able to land the plane, for the simple reason that the cabin crew will never let you into the flight deck whilst the aircraft is still flying. A flight attendant will be the one that would have to communicate with ATC and land the airplane. Unless there is an off duty pil...

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by jman
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can a pax land an aircraft?
Replies: 27
Views: 2002

Re: Can a pax land an aircraft?

A passenger would never be able to land the plane, for the simple reason that the cabin crew will never let you into the flight deck whilst the aircraft is still flying. A flight attendant will be the one that would have to communicate with ATC and land the airplane. Unless there is an off duty pilo...

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by jman
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62825

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Most air asia x customers are very proce conscious. Avv & mel aren't that far apart & most don't tske into account cost of actually getting to airport Most Jetstar customers are very price conscious yet JQ runs a large international and domestic operation out of MEL but can barely sustain a...

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by jman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80011

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Actually, it is two flights a day 4 times a week, and 3 flights a day 3 days a week. The flight that leaves 3 days a week (which is a tag flight that becomes the TSV-DPS) is the flight being cancelled. And at present, the late night flight returns immediately to Brisbane arriving just after midnigh...

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by jman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80011

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

All the aircraft rotate throughout the various bases every week, but the TSV-DPS always starts and ends in brisbane and gets crewed by Brisbane crew. Its more of 18 hours of A320 flying because it starts in Brisbane before going to Townsville and ends in Brisbane after leaving Townsville. The Brisb...

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by jman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80011

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

TSV-DPS is ending in March, and that is operated by a CNS based A320 and Tech Crew. Currently the aircraft routing is CNS-DPS-TSV-BNE-TSV-DPS-CNS. If a BNE based aircraft takes the TSV and return service, and a rejig of the DPS times out of CNS there is bandwidth for a NTL service?? I dunno but it ...

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