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by SenFinn
Fri May 17, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59794

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

My guess is Scurrah has found some big problems with VA's financial position that perhaps JB may have been hiding. Scurrah will clear the books and get VA in better shape and exit straight after. Maybe you are on to something... https://www.theage.com.au/business/companies/virgin-australia-warns-of...

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by SenFinn
Sun May 12, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59794

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Having looked at HSR and rail in general in Australia with new technologies, planning and finance I can say good luck. The economic case will never stack up unless the fares are so high the air will win every time. HSR in Australia is a great way of sinking money into the ground. Our population simp...

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by SenFinn
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67230

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Interesting and nice sentiment from a State Government. Royal Brunei might pull out because no one wants to fly with them but no State Government can ban an airline. I reckon Victoria could (and granted that is a very cautious could) make it difficult for BI to operate in the State with some target...

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by SenFinn
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67230

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Selling flights from Royal Brunei might not be an issue soon, hearing high level talks going to to ban carrier from Melbourne, lead by the state government. Interesting and nice sentiment from a State Government. Royal Brunei might pull out because no one wants to fly with them but no State Governm...

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by SenFinn
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Wonder why they would swap to a QQ 100.... perhaps the overall cost is lower with a sublease. That effectively removes about 60 seats per flight. The 737s are just too big for many of VA’s routes. Perhaps the issue is cost of capital. A new 737 V an old F100. And the F100 would have less cabin crew...

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by SenFinn
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70395

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Long time, like 15 year, watcher/reader...first time poster, thought I should start to contribute. Given JQ do 787 maintenance in Melb, I’m assuming the QF will send their 787 fleet though Melb maintenance as well. Am I correct? Also what is the schedule for the 787 versus a traditional frame like a...

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