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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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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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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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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Maybe they should concentrate on not wrecking the airframes they currently have.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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).
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 ...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post