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by TheDutchman92
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?
Replies: 23
Views: 4319

Is 10 Tanker Air Carrier going to add more DC-10s?

I'd put good money on there being 1 if not 2 units permanently based in Australia in the not too distant future as our bushfire season is getting longer and possibly more intense each year.


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by TheDutchman92
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8465

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

Can somebody help me understand why the 777 was not intercepted by Indonesian or Australian air forces? The Identify Friend or Foe transponder was switched off so you've got a large unknown bogey the size of a possible military transport aircraft flying around on radio silence - wouldn't any self r...

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by TheDutchman92
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?
Replies: 63
Views: 8465

Re: 6 years since MH370: Time for Malaysia to finally admit the truth?

Can somebody help me understand why the 777 was not intercepted by Indonesian or Australian air forces? The Identify Friend or Foe transponder was switched off so you've got a large unknown bogey the size of a possible military transport aircraft flying around on radio silence - wouldn't any self re...

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by TheDutchman92
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.
Replies: 33
Views: 5447

Re: Qantas large Regional / NB replacement program: A320, 737, A220, E2, 797 under evaluation.

In my opinion Qantas will take a handful of A330neos at heavy discounts as a A350-1000ULR sweetener. They'll use the neos to rejuvenate the A330-300 regional international fleet and replace the domestic -200s with the 797/NMA.

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by TheDutchman92
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights
Replies: 28
Views: 8031

Re: Etihad ‘creative’ way in crewing China flights

The virus is sitting at less than 5% mortality rate in China (reported) and way less than 1% abroad so I don't think fear mongering is really warranted. Fit individuals without immune comprisation need not worry too much. If I was working for them I'd take the cash (and some personal protective equi...

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by TheDutchman92
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs
Replies: 71
Views: 15000

Re: Airbus releases photos of automatic takeoffs

Doesn't solve any of the problems with pilotless flight. The L1011 could taxi on the ground on it's autopilot, in the 1970's. The Tristar could do a full CAT III (c) blind auto land (and rollout?) if I'm not mistaken but couldn't taxi itself. Back then very few airports even had the CAT III capabil...

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by TheDutchman92
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 256616

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

It won't be the A350-1000 currently on the market today according to this article: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/qantas-tentatively-picks-a350-1000-for-project-sunrise/135774.article It will be essentially an A350-1000ULR with higher MTOW and a bigger fuel capacity in order to get to the goal of...

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by TheDutchman92
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Morgue on board?
Replies: 1
Views: 1451

Re: Morgue on board?

I'd say so given the routing of this flight and its distance between serviceable airports for a diversion.

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by TheDutchman92
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder
Replies: 40
Views: 9676

Re: Lion Air 'urgently requires' more 737 MAX jets to support growth - co-founder

Maybe they should concentrate on not wrecking the airframes they currently have.

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by TheDutchman92
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question regarding missed approaches at SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Re: Question regarding missed approaches at SYD

nuke wrote:
zeke wrote:
What airport is in Illawarra ? RAAF Richmond ?

YWOL. Not a suitable alternate for a 737. Usually YSCB, and then YMML/YBBN.


Qantas landed a retired 744 there a few years ago, surely it could accommodate?

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by TheDutchman92
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 78248

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

The weather sure was fun! 2 missed approaches for QF26 at around 12-1230.

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by TheDutchman92
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question regarding missed approaches at SYD
Replies: 12
Views: 1581

Question regarding missed approaches at SYD

Today (05JAN19) I flew from MEL (YMML) to SYD (YSSY) on QF26 which was a B738. The aircraft encountered destabilising x winds on short final into runway 16L so the flight crew aborted the landing and circled around for another attempt on the same runway. The second attempt played out much the same a...

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by TheDutchman92
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?
Replies: 17
Views: 4765

Re: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?

Is this after the runway extension?
If so, I’m pretty sure you can land (takeoff?) a 777 here at HBA.[/quote]

Not sure if it has been extended, but 2750 is the current length and a 744 arrived and departed their recently (departed light fuel and no pax).

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by TheDutchman92
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?
Replies: 17
Views: 4765

Re: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?

Thanks for the responses all! I have never witnessed this before so was curious. I just would have thought it would be less pertinent on a 320 than a 321 due to the rotation angle being more forgiving. So in summary I can gather from the replies: - it's for the sake of SoPs, no point only following ...

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by TheDutchman92
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?
Replies: 17
Views: 4765

JQ tailstrike paranoia or industry practice?

Firstly hello from Sydney! I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. I've been into planes since I was a child and my fav aircraft is the A330 by a whisker followed by the B767. I was recently returning from a holiday in Hobart and catching a newly configured 186 pax (1 extra row) Jetstar A320, ...

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