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by Captdasbomb
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 28550

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... valuation/

Looks like full payload is a pipe dream. Not sure if Qantas has the market do an all premium configuration daily out of Sydney.
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qf789 wrote:
Australian Aviation article on the evaluation process of Project Sunrise

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... valuation/

Looks like full payload is a pipe dream. Not sure if Qantas has the market do an all premium configuration daily out of Sydney.

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by Captdasbomb
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 28550

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas says they have received more than 22,000 registrations for the new Pilot academy due to open its doors in September https://www.airlineratings.com/news/massive-interest-qantas-academy-bodes-well-aviations-future/ Its funny they don’t mention the cost which will be close to $150k for the 24mo...

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by Captdasbomb
Tue May 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

You're correct. You’re incorrect. The aircraft is going in for heavy maintenance. What if you were both right? Surely the reconfigs are being done during a maintenance check to save downtime... http://theqantassource.com/qantas-a380-vh-oqe-positions-to-dresden-maintenance/ Thought heavy maintenance...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat May 18, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 46936

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

DavidByrne wrote:
moa999 wrote:
By my count EBB EBC EBD EBE EBL have the hump, with EBF likely returning to service any day.

But unsure if its actually active in all 5

Out of curiosity, does anyone know how much "the hump" affects the aircraft's performance?


My guess it would be negligible due to the shape.

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by Captdasbomb
Mon May 13, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

ZNA has a centre fuel tank issue which QF had attempted to rectify earlier (replaced a part, I believe), but the fault persisted. So, it positioned down to MEL for attention in the hangar (including access to the fuel tank). ZNA was scheduled to position back to SYD this morning to operate QF127. Z...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon May 13, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 46936

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Flyerqf wrote:
Looks like OEB is now leaving the fleet on 2 Jun.

Unless another frame goes kaput. ZNA, ZNG & OJU are currently grounded

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by Captdasbomb
Mon May 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

A bit weird as they positioned an aircraft from Sydney to Melbourne but that has been sitting in Melbourne ZNA has a centre fuel tank issue which QF had attempted to rectify earlier (replaced a part, I believe), but the fault persisted. So, it positioned down to MEL for attention in the hangar (inc...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun May 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone know why QF9 & 49 got cancelled tonight & why 2 dreamliners repositioned early Saturday morning? Looks like QF49 is operating. QF9 got cancelled in Perth after operating the leg from MEL so must have been a technical issue. The positioning flights resulted in QF55 being cancelled. Lo...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun May 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone know why QF9 & 49 got cancelled tonight & why 2 dreamliners repositioned early Saturday morning? Looks like QF49 is operating. QF9 got cancelled in Perth after operating the leg from MEL so must have been a technical issue. The positioning flights resulted in QF55 being cancelled. Lo...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat May 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone know why QF9 & 49 got cancelled tonight & why 2 dreamliners repositioned early Saturday morning?

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by Captdasbomb
Tue May 07, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

This is certainly not surprising. Does the current service operate daily or 6x weekly? It will be daily & I believe QF49/50 will also become daily too. Qantas press release https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/sydney-to-san-francisco-announced-as-next-qantas-dreamliner-destination/ ...

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by Captdasbomb
Tue May 07, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

[photoid][/photoid] The first two of the six SYD based QF 789s will be put on the SYD-SFO route from 4 December 2019, replacing the 744s. https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-upgrades-sydney-san-francisco-to-boeing-787 This is certainly not surprising. Does the current service operate daily or 6x weekly?...

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by Captdasbomb
Thu May 02, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58954

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Speedbird011 wrote:
Cobham Perth E190 arrives on Saturday with 2 new dash 8 Q400 arriving mid year.
E190 will be used exclusively for chevron (BWB) while the Q400 will replace the aging BAe 146.

Is it the same E190 they had back in the boom days?

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by Captdasbomb
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

VH-ZNC is operating today’s QF589 BNE-PER. Is this scheduled or just a temporary equipment swap? It's every Friday that I've looked at between now (actually end of March) and the end of October, i.e. the full northern summer season. Will be till October when the next 3 birds arrive. Will be also us...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66603

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Could this mean that VH-OEB stays longer than the 30 April to cover until the grounded 787-8 is ungrounded and back in service for JQ Highly doubt it especially with the QF3 | QF4 eventually reverting back to A330 equipment and a spare B787-9 operating 6 x weekly SYD-HKG services therefore enough s...

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by Captdasbomb
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75062

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Could this arrangement work however? SYD-LHR-SYD MEL-LHR-MEL BNE-PER-LHR-PER-BNE SYD-SIN-LHR-SIN-SYD That way Brisbane gets a "direct" flight (although via Perth), and the other 3 cities gets the non-stops, and the via SIN option is still available with timed connections from BNE and MEL....

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by Captdasbomb
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75062

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

In short I think it is likely that the A380 will take over at least one current 747 route for the short-medium term until either more 787s or the Sunrise aircraft enter the fleet. Yes, there is no way QF can rely solely on incoming 787s to replace the 744 fleet. It’s not a coincidence that the A380...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

This is new, Qantas is considering joint orders for the Boeing 777-8 and 777-9, or the A350-1000ULR and standard A350-1000, with one set of jets for ultra long range Project Sunrise routes and the other for 'normal' international routes. Qantas also says 2020 will see an order to replace the domest...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Is there still much buzz about the Australian pilot shortage? I recall CASA unveiling a particular visa for foreign pilots to enter the country and obtain jobs but not much else has been released about the program. Sort of still is for Captains & SFOs but with the New Qantas training school ope...

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by Captdasbomb
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

QFA98 has 12 hr delay on VH-ZND. Is the 789 broken or they didn’t have flight crew?

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

FEB 17th, qantas B789 VH-ZNG back in service after its repairs, due to its incident with some wayward ground equipment in MEL. Currently flying QF29 MEL-HKG. Wouldn’t know what’s wrong with VH-OEH? Been stuck in South Africa since Saturday VH-OEH is flying back tomorrow (19/2)to Sydney via Perth as...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

undertheradar wrote:
FEB 17th, qantas B789 VH-ZNG back in service after its repairs, due to its incident with some wayward ground equipment in MEL. Currently flying QF29 MEL-HKG.

Wouldn’t know what’s wrong with VH-OEH? Been stuck in South Africa since Saturday

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNG
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Re: Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNG

Half the fleet is in LA/SFO between 6-9am & 9-11:45pm local time most days

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Welcome to Australian Aviation Thread February 2019. Please continue to add your comments below Summary of January's Thread QF to start SYD-NAN flights QF to add fourth weekly SYD-NOU QF SYD-DPS to see A330 year round QF to increase SYD-CGK QF to go daily year round on SYD-MNL SYD-HNL will remain 7...

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by Captdasbomb
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf8


It was a planned diversion, presumably due to strong headwinds being forecasted.

She was a bit low on fuel. Splash & dash in BNE V8s Supercars style
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VHZNE wrote:
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qf789 wrote:
QF8 DFW-SYD diverted to BNE this morning

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/qf8


It was a planned diversion, presumably due to strong headwinds being forecasted.

She was a bit low on fuel. Splash & dash in BNE V8s Supercars style

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Interesting times for Qantas indeed. Wonder if they will streamline their long haul fleet to 789s & a350s(as a long term replacement for the A380s). Surely Airbus will pitch an A350-1000ULR for project sunrise & a few discounted standard 1000s I doubt the A350 doesn't have the capacity to r...

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Interesting times for Qantas indeed. Wonder if they will streamline their long haul fleet to 789s & a350s(as a long term replacement for the A380s). Surely Airbus will pitch an A350-1000ULR for project sunrise & a few discounted standard 1000s

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by Captdasbomb
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNG
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Re: Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNG

Yeah. I pretty much track all the Qantas Dreamliners. But an glad the 747s is back on QF29/30. Might go for a joy ride

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Perth Airport put a pin to the Perth - Joburg. Hopefully they get their act together as Ethiopian is sniffing around to get in on the Melbourne - Addis Ababa with an A359 Hopefully ET confirms MEL soon - they seem very keen, MEL is long overdue for a Africa service. I don't, however see it affectin...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

They are doing it to rotate 787s into SYD in the short-term but longer term I can certainly see what you are thinking. LAX doesn’t always have to be the overlap in the network. It didn't even occur to me that it was to bridge 787s into SYD. That makes sense. It's interesting how they flow through t...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

SAA are pretty much screwed. Their days of charging a premium are well & truly over. Hopefully AJ wrote Perth airport a fat cheque & its all good in the hood. Well till 2025 when they shut T3/T4

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Perth Airport put a pin to the Perth - Joburg. Hopefully they get their act together as Ethiopian is sniffing around to get in on the Melbourne - Addis Ababa with an A359

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 46936

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sabotage? Trying to stop one of QF's busiest Routes? Come off it. Someone working the ramp most probably couldn't care less, not least since it was most likely a contractor (Swissport?) Yes, reliable sources indicate VA ground equipment hit the aircraft. Believe the aircraft operated a BNE-MEL sect...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Would think there will be slowly bringing in more 789s in to Sydney to do the Chile & South Africa legs when the 744s head to the graveyard

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNG
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Re: Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNG

Thanks

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 69761

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Welcome to Australian Aviation Thread February 2019. Please continue to add your comments below Summary of January's Thread QF to start SYD-NAN flights QF to add fourth weekly SYD-NOU QF SYD-DPS to see A330 year round QF to increase SYD-CGK QF to go daily year round on SYD-MNL SYD-HNL will remain 7...

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 239
Views: 46936

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

You wouldn’t know whats wrong with VH-ZNG Dreamliner?

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by Captdasbomb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNG
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

Qantas Dreamliner VH-ZNG

Does anyone know what wrong with this plane? Seems to be out of service for the last week or so & Qantas are drafting the 747s to do the Melbourne-Hong Kong from Monday 4th Feb

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