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by AVB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 39399

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

And Godfrey simply got lucky with Ansetts collapse. Had NZ put in another $50m i doubt DJ would have lasted beyond 2002. Would have been interesting to know what NZ would have done with DJ, if there bid to buy in them 2001went ahead. I think DJ would simply have become AN's version of JQ. Let's not...

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by AVB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61052

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Could we see some XLRs based in NZ? Maybe AKL-HNL or AKL-PER? I could see that - also doing the likes of AKL - DPS, on top of AKL - HNL and AKL - PER. Cheers, C. If that happens it’ll be with JQ NZ. Qantas has a working relationship with Air NZ at the moment so you’ll see JQ expand into other inter...

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by AVB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61052

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Woah! "Qantas will add the long-range Airbus A321XLR to its fleet, first flights from 2024" https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-adds-airbus-a321xlr-to-its-fleet" I refuse to belong to paywall sites. Someone else is suggesting 12 for QF 12 for JQ and the rest for JQ international????? Is ...

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by AVB
Tue May 28, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59804

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Yesterday (Sunday 26th May)Qantas had two flights SYD LHR .. QF1 and QF5 .. QF5 (VH-OQE) which had an ETD of 2230 hours via SIN and ETD into LHR 1625LT .. After that, it is being ferried to Dresden (DRS) ... I'm guessing this is the first of the QF A380's for refit ? You're correct. You’re incorrec...

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by AVB
Tue May 07, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 816
Views: 139883

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

With the wings and engines basically intact, why did only the rear fuselage burn? There’s no fuel in the rear fuselage so what caught alight? Was there a fire already ragging in the cargo hold prior to landing?

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by AVB
Thu May 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59804

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/ ... n/11074076
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Interesting ABC Radio discussion about NTL and the NSW Government plans for a new regional international freight airport

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/ ... n/11074076

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by AVB
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70405

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Qantas has pushed back A388 refurbishments, the first starting in July now. Premium economy pitch will be same as 789’s https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-pushes-back-airbus-a380-upgrade-to-mid-2019?utm_source=hero So does that mean that OQA won't be refurbished while in AUH? The QF A380 refurbs are b...

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by AVB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75101

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

They didn’t have schedules that fed into their own regional destinations from NTL, confusing and inconsistent baggage allowance based on the fare you paid, little marketing, unappealing schedule and the flights couldn’t even be found on Skyscanner. With Jetstar’s marketing and well known brand they’...

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by AVB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75101

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hopefully VA is doing better on the AKL run

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by AVB
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75101

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

Can anyone provide some insight as to why Flypelican is ceasing its NTL - ADL flights in April? The article states its not a viable service, and I can't find any published load factor statistics. https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5825760/up-in-the-air-flypelican-pulls-out-of-newcastle-adelaide-rou...

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by AVB
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 320
Views: 47324

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2018

Does anyone know how the loads have been on those AKL-NTL-AKL flight?

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by AVB
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47661

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Looks like a fiasco at Newcastle Airport tonight. Virgin Australia’s inaugural flight from Auckland was delayed a few hours and now the departure from Newcastle is rescheduled to depart tomorrow at 12.15pm. Something went wrong, very wrong.

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by AVB
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38223

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

https://youtu.be/oNZZJln2pkY
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https://youtu.be/oNZZJln2pkY

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by AVB
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38223

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Semantics

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by AVB
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38223

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Well of course SouthWest is going to call it an incident. Obviously they want to protect their brand and there’s no legislation making them call it something else.

I think we’ve already ascertained the difference between an incident, accident and the highly subjective word ‘crash’.

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by AVB
Sat Sep 29, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38223

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

The word ‘crash’ is too subjective which is why it’s not used in accident reporting. The correct terminology is ‘accident’ or ‘incident ‘. What happend to PX073 is an accident. Maybe best we don’t use the word ‘crash’ because it means different things to different people.

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by AVB
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 152
Views: 38223

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Emergency procedure for ditching in 737 is this: - Fit life jacket, direct passengers to fit life jackets - Don't open rear doors, disarm doors as aircraft will be tail heavy. - Open overwing exits - Remove life raft from ceiling - Use able bodied passengers to assit placing life raft outside both o...

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by AVB
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66897

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

And again, it’s successfuly operated by 2 separate regional councils. If you think "multi-conglomerates" are better at running airports, perhaps they should let them run NTL as well? We’re so city-centric in this country. Are we?! From where I sit, Australia has an inexplicable fascinatio...

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by AVB
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66897

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I don’t think they were being negative, I just think “success story” is too strong a term. Under what other circumstances do you declare something a success before the event has even occurred? I agree, I’m not really sure what there is to celebrate. NTL supports a reasonable level of service to BNE...

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by AVB
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66897

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Thanks negative Nancy. What makes it successful is not its flights to NZ but the fact it’s achieved what it has thus far. Its an airport run by 2 regional councils that leases land from military, without the expertise that a multi-conglomerate has at running airports.

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by AVB
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 66897

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

With NTL gearing up for AKL flights, is there any other news from this little regional success story? WA with its aviation/tourism fund, should the local councils and state government be investing in a similar stratergy?

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