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by N91
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320P2F/A321P2F News and Development
Replies: 7
Views: 2575

Re: A320P2F/A321P2F News and Development

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/this-is-pretty-big-qantas-auspost-seal-1-4bn-deal-to-tackle-online-shopping-20190809-p52ffw.html https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/08/qantas-signs-up-for-airbus-a321-passenger-to-freighter-conversion/ Qantas will be launch A321P2F operator, due October ...

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by N91
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board
Replies: 61
Views: 4085

Re: Airbus chief says it’s ready for pilotless jets as soon as public gets on board

"public gets on board" Not gonna happen with this generation. Too much distrust in autonomous anything, rightfully so. Look at all the crashes that are happening with "autonomous" cars. OT but auto companies that are relying heavily on autonomous technology will be surprised to ...

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by N91
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124512

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

Qantas Group has added 36 A321XLR, 26 of which are conversions from the A321neo and 10 new added to the order. They are leaving the door open at this stage to Qantas itself operating the aircraft and not just limiting it to Jetstar. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-adds-airbus-a321xlr-to-its-fleet?i...

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by N91
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s
Replies: 31
Views: 7701

Re: Emirates to Retire A380s by Mid 2030s

And what a sad day it will be. Admittedly I'm not a very frequent flyer, and I don't know much about airline economics, just a passing interest, but of all the flights I've been on, the A380 was my favourite by far, followed by the 747. And they'll both be gone in 15-20 years :(

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by N91
Tue May 21, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18034

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

I wouldn't be opposed. It will happen eventually; ultimately planes will all be fully autonomous. Likely not for a few generations though, people are too afraid of change so you will need big shift in the paradigm. It will have to happen with cars first.

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by N91
Mon May 06, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1480
Views: 267722

Re: Qantas Project Sunrise Close to a Go

PHLspecial wrote:
777222LR wrote:
My bet is on the 777-8

My bet is the A350-1000ULR because of the lighter weight. One of us is going to get it right :bouncy:

Inb4 CR929 is chosen

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by N91
Thu May 02, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60146

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Good news. No doubt AJ would also love to be in charge when the first flight departs SYD bound direct for LHR.

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by N91
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75922

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

SWZ will have have many full service airlines, including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand (Although LCC on trans tasman), Singapore and Emirates at the start or near the beginning of operations. As the airport is still in the Sydney metropolitan area (~35kms from SYD), it's ability to offe...

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by N91
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70677

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I noticed on Airbus' order books there is an order from MACQUARIE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS PTY LIMITED. The order is for 40 A220-300 and 20 A320neo.

Anyone think these are for an Aussie airline?

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by N91
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 5253

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

From N91, reply 35: How do you mean light rail? The metro is heavy rail. It has a higher capacity than the current double deck trains. Yes, but only about 25% - 45% as many seats [for some "reason" the NSW government has not released the exact numbers]. They are "metro" trains w...

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by N91
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 5253

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

Good lord no, a train connection? Trains are evil, better build more road tunnels. Why are trains evil? Trains are efficient and incredibly good at moving a lot of people quickly. Almost every major city in the world has train service to its airports, be it in progress of being built or already bui...

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