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by Flyerqf
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117705

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

If VA collapses, QF would need to pick up the Domestic capacity. Maybe not 1 for 1 given some time will be required for capacity requirements to rebuild to pre Covid levels. However given QF are also suffering from Covid, would they be financially able to buy more aircraft?

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by Flyerqf
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117705

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

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by Flyerqf
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Qantas has one more international flight to arrive being QF10 which is running about 9 hours late, once that arrives and positions to the east coast all QF international fleet will be grounded. The QF10 787 aircraft will terminate at PER and be stored there. A 738 will take the MEL bound QF10 onwar...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

With QF disposing its 747 fleet now, will they still go to ASP? They were due to go there this week.

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by Flyerqf
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Latest changes from Qatar ADL - 1 daily cancelled 21 Mar - 31 May, 5 weekly A350-1000 1-30 Jun 20 BNE - 1 daily 77W, 29 Mar - 30 Apr 20 QR912 DOH2000 – 1720+1BNE 77W D QR913 BNE2120 – 0520+1DOH 77W D MEL - increases to 2 daily 27 Mar - 30 Apr 20, 77W operated QR994/995, QR904/905 A350-1000 replaces...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200322/bf55dff1392695d10f731a15a941136a.jpg https://www.smh.com.au/national/tighter-travel-restrictions-to-force-qantas-virgin-to-cut-more-flights-20200320-p54c70.html Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Why are they keeping the 747s. Can’t see a situation where th...

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by Flyerqf
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

We could see all 5 remaining B744 retired early. It’s unlikely the demand will recover enough for them to be required before their planned retirement at end of this year.
With 3 more 789 to join this year, can’t see a need to keep the 744’s now.

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by Flyerqf
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I am surprised that they grounded A380’s before 747’s. Seems no groundings for 747.

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by Flyerqf
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100202

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

qf789 wrote:
Does anyone know what's wrong with ZND, its been at LHR for nearly a couple days now

OQA is out of refurbs and has positioned DRS-LHR


OQA hasn’t been refurbed. Only maintenance.

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by Flyerqf
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

qf789 wrote:
A330’s will be operating domestic legs today for QF9/10

And every Tuesday from now on.

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by Flyerqf
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

The flight did go through both Philippine and Indonesia air space https://twitter.com/Keg767/status/1224548144639176705?s=20 This certainly puts that theory to rest [emoji2361] Have heard there could be a 2nd humanitarian service operated to WUH. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The Australian Go...

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by Flyerqf
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

It does look like OEE is heading for DRW, so perhaps there will be a crew change there before heading onto LEA or maybe LEA has been swapped for DRW? That’s what I originally thought but it’s still at FL390 and heading towards LEA now. If I can make an educated guess, the plan was to head towards D...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19264

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

OQG has not been repainted yet. Does anyone know if the plan is to repaint after reconfig in DRS? The remaining 3 x A380’s will be repainted at Korean Air’s painting facility at Gimhae International Airport. https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/06/korean-air-finishes-repainting-first-of-four-qant...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19264

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

OQG has not been repainted yet. Does anyone know if the plan is to repaint after reconfig in DRS?

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by Flyerqf
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19264

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

The 12th QF 388 is now out of rotation with the end of the seasonal QF17/18 flights. Maintenance should start again with 9 still to be refitted into the new config and 3 still to be repainted. The 11th will be out of rotation from 13-Feb when QF127/128 seasonal upgauge to 388 reverts back to 744/78...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 613
Views: 66481

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2020

qf789 wrote:
More info on the QF 747 rescue mission into WUH

Operated by VH-OEF


Could be OEF’s last flight before retirement flight next Sunday.

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by Flyerqf
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 374
Views: 50136

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2020

If QF are helping the Australian Govt with a charter flight to return Australians from Wuhan, there has been no movement of the aircraft to prepare for this mission. Why wouldn’t they position a 744 and crew to SIN or some other suitable stopover point so they are ready to go? They won’t want to lea...

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by Flyerqf
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19264

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020

The 12th QF 388 is now out of rotation with the end of the seasonal QF17/18 flights. Maintenance should start again with 9 still to be refitted into the new config and 3 still to be repainted. The 11th will be out of rotation from 13-Feb when QF127/128 seasonal upgauge to 388 reverts back to 744/789.

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by Flyerqf
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 89
Views: 19264

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2020

Looking forward to the fleet list., Will 2020 be the last of the QF 747 era or will a few kick on for the next peak season? With only 3 787s left on order with mid-year deliveries and I suspect too late to order more for this year delivery, and 6 744ERs left, QF is looking at a capacity drop next X...

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by Flyerqf
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Reading all these posts about QF having their fleet stretched and seeing posters say if they take this plane of this route and put it on this route and etc ect, sounds to me like QF just don't have enough aircraft in their international fleet to make it run smoothly. Why do they take so long to ord...

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by Flyerqf
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

As I see it there are two possible outcomes in 12 months from now, with either HND or JNB getting an A380 and the other a 787 and everything else status quo. Changing DFW to a 787 is a pretty massive hit to capacity, even with a 3 weekly MEL-DFW. I have mapped both the 787s and A380s as it was the ...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

With only 3 more QF 789 deliveries to come, 1 has already been announced as going to SCL, leaving 2 to replace 3 x 744 allocated to JNB (1) and HND (2). It’s likely that the 2 will go to HND (or DFW if QF can get around the A380 restrictions at HND). That leaves the A380 currently out of rotation d...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

With only 3 more QF 789 deliveries to come, 1 has already been announced as going to SCL, leaving 2 to replace 3 x 744 allocated to JNB (1) and HND (2). It’s likely that the 2 will go to HND (or DFW if QF can get around the A380 restrictions at HND). That leaves the A380 currently out of rotation d...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

That leaves the A380 currently out of rotation due to refurbs . The refurbs seem to be taking 2 months each. They'll have to do two at a time (like the last two, one in DRS, one in AUH) if everything is to be refurbed by end 2020, plus 3 more need a repaint. Outside peak times, there is always 1 ou...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

With only 3 more QF 789 deliveries to come, 1 has already been announced as going to SCL, leaving 2 to replace 3 x 744 allocated to JNB (1) and HND (2). It’s likely that the 2 will go to HND (or DFW if QF can get around the A380 restrictions at HND). That leaves the A380 currently out of rotation du...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Noticed in the QF schedules a change to USA operations from 30JUN20. QF7/8 SYD-DFW-SYD goes daily - currently doesn’t operate Tuesdays. QF95/96 MEL-LAX-MEL goes from 2pw to 1pw. Looks like this is just to rotate a 787 through maintenance. QF93/94 MEL-LAX-MEL goes from Daily 388 equipment to 6pw and ...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Agree that via PER would seemingly be the best option, at least just to test demand. But with the unresolved (?) dispute between QF and Perth, is this even remotely likely?. No chance. PER-CDG/FRA just won't have enough base Perth demand and from SYD/MEL it's just one of many 1-stoppers, even with ...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

BNE spotters B747 alert for tomorrow morning approximately 0400 local Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Flight QF128 from Hong Kong to Sydney https://fr24.com/QFA128/231a7349 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Any word on why it diverted? I was under the, clearly mistaken, impression that QF127/12...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

I thought that there was suggestions in last month’s thread that QF doesn’t have much choice but to go MEL-HND instead of SYD. Also not sure how this could be constituted cartel conduct when the ACCC and IASC had no objections with NH/VA tying up. Either way, guess anything can happen. Although I d...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

they should have discussed JAL before as they moved from NRT to HND And then being swiftly fined by authorieis because of cartel conduct. When it comes to new services 90%+ of time MEL does miss out so this is nothing new to us. Michael I thought that there was suggestions in last month’s thread th...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 65030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Seems the IASC preferred SYD (QF) & BNE (VA) rather than SYD (QF) & MEL (QF) for the extra HND slots.

To be fair, BNE is extra capacity whereas MEL was just switching from NRT to HND.

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by Flyerqf
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67818

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/competition-watchdog-allows-emirates-to-exit-singapo-462482/ With reference to the linked article, the CCCS has given permission for EK to withdraw from BNE-SIN so as long QF maintains a capacity level of 3290 seats per week between BNE and SIN. That's an ...

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by Flyerqf
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67818

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

On another note, QF are taking their time with announcing the new HND flight. I wonder with both ANA and JAL going with SYD, they might now be thinking of switching to MEL? I've heard persistent rumour that discussions between QF and HND airport regarding the A380 from SYD is still open and not qui...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 67818

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Wasn’t QF exploring the option to operate the A380 on SYD-HND? (I know A380 Ops to HND are not permitted only NRT) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk QF are in negotiations with Japanese authorities to use A380s, which they alluded to in their IASC application. Maybe they are waiting to see if they...

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by Flyerqf
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Why does anybody think that JL or NH would increase flights ? Assuming they each get a HND slot each to use to Australia, it would be more likely that they would each just move an existing flight from NRT to HND. If VA get a slot and get into bed with NH, you could probably predict a closer relatio...

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by Flyerqf
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

What are JL’s intentions on how they will use their new HND slot? Will they just which from NRT to HND from SYD.

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by Flyerqf
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I haven’t seen any plans to remove the 787 from HKG. Over summer when the A380 is on SYD-HKG, it moves to MEL-HKG. But then it reverts back to SYD-HKG and remains in place after BNE-ORD and BNE-SFO has started. Had a quick look at timetables for early December and it looks like the A380 won't retur...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

IMV it will be the same aircraft. Why have 2 aircraft types going to the one place when you can have one and simplify everything by a factor of half. What difference does it really make? Especially since QF already has multiple A330s and JQ 787s going into TYO every day. I agree, you’d send the air...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Assuming QF only gets 1 additional slot at HND, I think they will increase SYD HND to 2 flights per day. 1 with a 787 and the other an A330. Then I’d say SYD to HKG 127 or SIN 81 will go to an A380 which will in turn free up the A330 to operate the extra HND. The next 6 787 would then be allocated ...

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by Flyerqf
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Assuming QF only gets 1 additional slot at HND, I think they will increase SYD HND to 2 flights per day. 1 with a 787 and the other an A330. Then I’d say SYD to HKG 127 or SIN 81 will go to an A380 which will in turn free up the A330 to operate the extra HND. The next 6 787 would then be allocated a...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

The 6 SYD frames are likely to be 3 SYD-SFO-SYD-SCL-SYD 3 SYD-HND-SYD-JNB-SYD The SFO/HND arrivals can swap around and go to SCL/JNB or which ever they don’t usually. HKG at some point will have to swap to A380/330 or more 789s get ordered. No more YVR for now then after next July, an A380 seems un...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

smi0006 wrote:

I recall seeing on a US3 thread here AU was awarded another pair of HND slots- perhaps this could allow a schedule shift.


This would be even more reason to run with a 787 and an A330 to increase frequency into HND.

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by Flyerqf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

DFW is 2 frames, LHR is 3, LAX is 4 (2 MEL and 2 SYD) and MEL SIN is 1. Leaving 1 spare and 1 for maintenance after refurbs are complete.

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by Flyerqf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 82584

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Is this what QF 787 network will look like aprox by the end of 2020? MEL: Los Angeles 1 San Francisco 1 London 2 SYD: Hong Kong 1 San Francisco 2 Santiago 1 Johannesburg 2 BNE: Los Angeles 2 Chicago 1 San Francisco 1 This is also of course if QF25/26 gets changed to an A380, if it doesn’t would the...

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by Flyerqf
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85748

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

VH-EBF is enroute taking a test flight as QF117. I’m guessing it should be back flying commercially tomorrow? Any idea as to what will be replacing it? Yep -EBF back in service today QF119 BNE-AKL, and as mentioned previously -EBG is already in.The only A332s 'remaining' to have things done to them...

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by Flyerqf
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85748

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Chris2302 wrote:
What will replace EBF? EBM or EBN for reconfig?

EBM and EBN were never planned to be refitted to international config.

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by Flyerqf
Sat May 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 66163

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone know why QF9 & 49 got cancelled tonight & why 2 dreamliners repositioned early Saturday morning? Looks like QF49 is operating. QF9 got cancelled in Perth after operating the leg from MEL so must have been a technical issue. The positioning flights resulted in QF55 being cancelled. Lo...

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by Flyerqf
Sat May 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85748

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Looks like OEB is now leaving the fleet on 2 Jun.

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by Flyerqf
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72528

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Is the A380 utilisation going to be reduced until the completion of the refurb program? Normally A380 utilisation is 11 aircraft for most of the year with 1 in maintenance and then 12 during peak periods and no maintenance. At the moment they are only using 10 frames with 2 on the ground. This goes...

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by Flyerqf
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72528

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Is the A380 utilisation going to be reduced until the completion of the refurb program? Normally A380 utilisation is 11 aircraft for most of the year with 1 in maintenance and then 12 during peak periods and no maintenance. At the moment they are only using 10 frames with 2 on the ground. This goes ...

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