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by Deano969
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 76
Views: 9472

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2020

With their last remaining 747s going to the boneyard I have to ask why Qantas never converted some of their retiring fleet to cargo when they sub-contract out a daily cargo run to Atlas Is it a crewing issue? I notice their 767 has been running pretty much non stop of late... Why couldn't they pick ...

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by Deano969
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Not discussed here was that REX look like they will start to transition to ATRs That's a sizable capacity increase over the 34 seat SAABs One would assume that they will need to reduce frequencies, plus would this not be a sizable capital outlay, an expense they do not currently have How will this a...

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by Deano969
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

You could also add to the reasons why REX is going down this path is perhaps that they may no longer inter-line on VA Mk2 as they have indicated that they will be "looking after" regional markets, so where they may have had somewhat of a symbiotic relationship previously, now there will be...

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by Deano969
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

When you consider they have never developed a vaccine or treatment for any Corona Virus, not SARS not MERS No authority has ever said it's just a matter of time either, they are saying IF.... So what will be the ramifications international travel in the future if no effective vaccine is developed 1)...

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by Deano969
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

South African Airways has operated another repatriation flight JNB-SYD SAA2984 seen touching down on Runway 16R this morning after an 11hr 10min flight. At present the aircraft is scheduled to depart on Saturday at 1400L. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200618/cd85c8dcd5cc64594c7fd13df6832edf.jp...

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by Deano969
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Financially Tourism generates a lot, but this pales into insignificance compared to the cost that Coronavirus has had to Australia Overseas students, whilst on the face of things may seem to be good for the economy, in effect is just a cash drain from our country as most students that come here enro...

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by Deano969
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

The new 13/31 runway is operational at Sunshine Coast Airport today - first flight to land was an Alliance F100 from BNE. About time the Sunny Coast airport had a decent length runway. I think the new runway is about 2450m. Does anyone know if they have land available to extend that if ever require...

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by Deano969
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Didn't the last bunch of Fokkers cost just $1mil each plus some shares?

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by Deano969
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 495
Views: 67436

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Quote:There is talk of a travel “bubble” between Australia-Singapore-South Korea. Australia-Singapore travel could restart under 'green lane' plan Australia and Singapore are in discussions to establish a 'travel bubble' which could also include South Korea. Travel between Australia and Singapore c...

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by Deano969
Wed May 27, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

The Tourism Restart Taskforce has worked out a timeline for International flights to resume 1 July Proposed NZ bubble to include Pacific Islands as well 10 September - international flights to start resuming 15 December - all international flights started https://7news.com.au/news/tourism/timetable...

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by Deano969
Tue May 19, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

No vaccine has ever been created for ANY corona virus ever and with countries like the U.S. looking down the barrel of 100% infections and some people having the virus reoccur, will a country like Australia, who may totally eliminate the virus, ever open their borders to them again for fear of brin...

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by Deano969
Tue May 19, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I think that with now 12 active cases in Queensland, we are waiting for states like N.S.W. to show similar numbers before we open our borders to this risk CV-19 being imported from other states or for that matter from overseas Countries such as N.Z. most Pacific Island nations, Korea, Vietnam and T...

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by Deano969
Tue May 19, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

There is no real reason that intra state travel is not allowed , especially here in Queensland. The only thing stopping it is a premier with an agenda. With a total of 13 cases all concentrated in the south east corner , and only 3 of them in hospital, the delay until September is bordering in stup...

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by Deano969
Wed May 13, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

If anything, surely REX would look at expanding into FIFO charters before they made a move into the mainline space? A lot of uncertainty around VARA at the moment (a separate AOC doesn't insulate them against the impacts of VA's administration) and super low-risk since you can get the contracts in ...

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by Deano969
Tue May 12, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

REX hubs are Brisbane Sydney Melbourne Adelaide, Perth and Cairns sort of They have an established regional feeder network, many of whom on transit anyway, so they have a ready market that would fill a percentage of their interline network regardless With a fleet of 10, they would only need to cover...

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by Deano969
Wed May 06, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

My prediction Domestic flights will return and as interstate border restrictions are relaxed, perhaps July-August as cv-19 will me more prevalent in the colder months. Any time earlier than this would be extremely risky New Zealand and Pacific would be as above Asia will depend on how their cv-19 nu...

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by Deano969
Tue May 05, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 512
Views: 68092

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2020

A lot of theory's as to when international routes will open up Aside from NZ and the proposed bubble Most have mentioned US, UK and Asia Please have a look at the covid-19 numbers for these countries US over 1.2 million and add 25000-30000 new cases per day UK nearly 200,000 with 4000-4000 daily new...

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by Deano969
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 51680

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Read a lot of comments relating to how VA was not a LC or LCC and really couldn't take it up to QF If or when VA re-launch after administration why not try something unique 3 class configuration 38" Premium up front 33" Full service economy in the middle 30" Ultra low cost up the back...

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