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by Gemuser
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253894

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, final decision on PS by end of 2019

I may be a cynic but this whole test flight thing is more a stunt than anything else. QF will be planning to use them for lots of free publicity; whilst they say it is QF staff only, what's the bet 7 or 9 get a reporter and camera crew on-board? The cost of the flights is stuff-all given they are d...

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by Gemuser
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about Code Sharing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1336

Re: Questions about Code Sharing?

It depends on the code share agreement & the various traffic rights. QF can/could sell tickets on EKs SYD-AKL flights, I've brought one and flown on it!

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US

From the AD: (c) Applicability "This AD applies to all Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines" This is novel as there are NO GP7000 engines operating under FAA juristriction! Gemuser It’s not novel at all, you can find plenty of ADs for A380s/Engine Alliance engines...

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR
Replies: 540
Views: 125859

Re: Rumor: Airbus to launch A350-1000ULR

From reply 299: Pretty much every in depth analysis in the tech ops thread showed the 777-8 could fly 5t of extra payload between London and Sydney. An extra 50 passengers can easily justify a greater trip fuel burn. I'm not sure what has changed to make the A350-1000 the front runner. Easy. QF requ...

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US

From the AD: (c) Applicability
"This AD applies to all Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines"

This is novel as there are NO GP7000 engines operating under FAA juristriction!

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US
Replies: 25
Views: 5376

Re: Costly fix required on all GP7200s entering US

FAA are requiring all operators to inspect and repair all GP7200 engines on their A380s that enter US air space. Where does it say that? It's not in the link provided. It would be very unusual for ANY National Airworthiness authority to say that. As the A380 is manfactured in the EU, EASA is the re...

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by Gemuser
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 7785

Re: Haneda slots

Just to put into context The following countries have active slots at Hanenda according to http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/flight/city_list.html#europe Australia, Canada [YVR, YYZ], EU Countries -UK, France, Germany [FRA & MUC] & Austria South East Asia: Thailand, Vietnam [SGN & H...

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by Gemuser
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 7785

Re: Haneda slots

Just to put into context The following countries have active slots at Hanenda according to http://www.haneda-airport.jp/inter/en/flight/city_list.html#europe Australia, Canada [YVR, YYZ], EU Countries -UK, France, Germany [FRA & MUC] & Austria South East Asia: Thailand, Vietnam [SGN & HA...

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by Gemuser
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haneda slots
Replies: 35
Views: 7785

Re: Haneda slots

Already American, Delta, United and Hawaiian won their slots in Haneda, is there any information on how many slots Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways will receive to the US, is there any information on when they will be delivered? Another doubt the slots were only for the US? countries in Europe...

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by Gemuser
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Yes, it showed that Airbus is prepared to meet customer's requirements, even if it is for only 7 frames. Does that mean that it will try harder to meet Qantas' requirements? It all depends on how much it costs to meet the customer’s requirements. There is a limit where Airbus (or Boeing) will only ...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Is it a possibility that QF could start SYD-IAD/BOS in addition to JFK nonstop? In aviation, "never say never" but it seems unlikely. NYC is a special case with both high business demand & good lesiure demand from Australia, I really doubt either BOS or IAD has suffcient demand to sup...

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by Gemuser
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 8355

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Another example of Delta dropping the ball on the 787... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk If only Boeing delivered the airplane on time. Not sure what you are getting at with such a pointless statement. All 787s are on time for several years now, including when DL would have taken delivery if t...

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by Gemuser
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 17335

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

The QF A333's are in the 16-17 year old age bracket and as such will be up for replacement in the very near future. I suspect a 787-10 order will come with project sunrise decision, regardless on who wins the order. We will just have to agree to disagree until the announcment. I still think the B78...

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by Gemuser
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 17335

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

My expectations are these: Qantas (QF) QF is falling in love with the Boeing 787! this has great expectations in the future for its fleet is perfect to add more capacity in its destinations in Asia routes such as BNE / MEL / SYD-SIN, MEL / BNE-NRT, BNE / MEL / SYD-HKG I would not count on QF just Y...

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by Gemuser
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 17335

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

My expectations are these: Qantas (QF) QF is falling in love with the Boeing 787! this has great expectations in the future for its fleet is perfect to add more capacity in its destinations in Asia routes such as BNE / MEL / SYD-SIN, MEL / BNE-NRT, BNE / MEL / SYD-HKG I would not count on QF just Y...

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by Gemuser
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 20963

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

grbauc wrote:
Oh yea Didn't VA cut a bunch of routes to focus on US routes to be DL Uk division has many put it. I remember reading about a lot of routes Virgin cutting on this board several times.

No, VA do not serve LHR.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 49
Views: 9862

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

Correct me if I'm wrong but the FAA restriction on not using Iranian airspace would only apply to US airlines and maybe flights to or from the US? Surely they'd have no say on what other airlines do when flying to other destinations? The FAA's restriction only applies to "N" registerd air...

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by Gemuser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 49
Views: 9862

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

Correct me if I'm wrong but the FAA restriction on not using Iranian airspace would only apply to US airlines and maybe flights to or from the US? Surely they'd have no say on what other airlines do when flying to other destinations? The FAA's restriction only applies to "N" registerd air...

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by Gemuser
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?
Replies: 49
Views: 9862

Re: Fate of Gulf Carriers during the Iran crisis?

International waters are defined in relevant international treaties of which Iran is a signatory. So much for that. While true, the sitution in queston AFAIK falls outside those general treaties as the Strait in question is less than 24 nm wide because national sovergin terrority extends 12 nm from...

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by Gemuser
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

We can conclude that Qantas will postpone Sunrise project to 2027, orders some A350 for reasonable routes Then they launch another RFP in 2021 for the "replacement" of their A380 and 747 fleet. It sounds very logical. You have no concept of how vital Project Sunrise is to the survial of Q...

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by Gemuser
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I doubt that the deadline is that hard. Only if the business case is almost equal - if not, then QF would wither wait, or it does not matter. We can conclude that Qantas will postpone Sunrise project to 2027, orders some A350 for reasonable routes Then they launch another RFP in 2021 for the "...

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by Gemuser
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?
Replies: 59
Views: 8339

Re: Is regulatory approval required for livery changes?

Karlsands wrote:
All that matters is that call sign and what they file by , paint for most part is for the customers eyes

Actually that is not always correct. Some aircraft are required to have certain finishes on the skin [not always paint] usually specified by the OEM.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

This recent interview with Qantas CEO Alan Joyce suggests that the primary Project Sunrise routes to be served from MEL and SYD are: ⋅ London ⋅ New York ⋅ Chicago ⋅ Rio de Janeiro ⋅ Cape Town Why are Project Sunsrise aircraft required for Rio or Cap...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

Legally you are correct but for all practical purposes they are the same and they get their capital from the same pool and Paul Scurrah is CEO of both. BUT they have different shareholders. That is the point! The VA (D) board does not have free rain over the VA(I) board, who must, under the corpara...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 16963

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Possiably the craziest of them all was the QF's Fiesta Route mentioned in reply 5 without details. The route was SYD-NAN-PPT-ACA-MEX-NAS-BDA-LHR flown once or twice a week with B707 aircraft. It started in the 1960s and finished in the 1970s Really, really crazy but very interesting! Wow that's wil...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

The thing you are all forgetting is that VA DOES NOT operate international services! VA International (or whatever its currently called) is a totally seperate company with different shareholders (any body got a current list?) and it does not AFAIK include any of the foregin airlines currently holdi...

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by Gemuser
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 16963

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Possiably the craziest of them all was the QF's Fiesta Route mentioned in reply 5 without details.
The route was SYD-NAN-PPT-ACA-MEX-NAS-BDA-LHR flown once or twice a week with B707 aircraft. It started in the 1960s and finished in the 1970s Really, really crazy but very interesting!

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by Gemuser
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 7003

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

While not a bad idea VA needs some attention long haul. Firstly their ownership structure means basically there's too many cooks in the kitchen. SQ obviously want to direct everything their way frequent flyer wise. Ditto for Etihad. The Chinese will have their own agenda. Next the small number of A...

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by Gemuser
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine issued grounding request for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124
Replies: 17
Views: 6321

Re: Ukraine issued grounding request for 5 Volga-Dnepr An-124

Which countries civil register of aircraft are these aircraft on?

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 13668

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Cedarjet:So how come Brisbane of all places, another small country town, is in the frame for a nonstop to Chicago ahead of Sydney or Melbourne? Hope you have your hard hat on! :-) While BNE is now over 2 million population it is still only 35 - 40% the size of SYD or MEL, which is why the new servi...

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by Gemuser
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon
Replies: 33
Views: 6376

Re: New plane coming on the market soon

Reminds me of a NEO-ed Let 410 or (showing my age here) a GAF Nomad. Good looking bird actually. Will have great performance with those two big engines, nice short/rough field capability. Do they still do the Flying Doctors thing in Australia? This will be a nice bird for them, if they are in the m...

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by Gemuser
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 13668

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Cedarjet:So how come Brisbane of all places, another small country town, is in the frame for a nonstop to Chicago ahead of Sydney or Melbourne? Hope you have your hard hat on! :-) While BNE is now over 2 million population it is still only 35 - 40% the size of SYD or MEL, which is why the new servi...

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by Gemuser
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 174
Views: 28517

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

With AA replacing MEL-LAX does that mean that’s QF flight will be moved to DFW? The flight being replaced by an AA flight is, if the information in this thread is correct, is QF 95/96 which is the second MEL-LAX flight currently running 2 per week, does not leave much capacity for it to be redeploy...

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by Gemuser
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

This is interesting. So 777-8 is both more efficient and more capable than A35J. I couldn't think of any reason why QF would buy A35J other than Airbus is willing to give a _huge_ discount, QF CEO AJ has said that both aircraft meet the requirements! Given that statement the "DEAL" offere...

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by Gemuser
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 13668

Re: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted

Great news! Hopefully things go smooth ahead and these routes move forward. I'm not surprised by BNE-SFO it's actually long overdue. I was thinking UA would jump into it first, and that may still happen but will see? Of course BNE-ORD has nothing to due with BNE it's just ORD access to Australia. I...

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by Gemuser
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Out of interest where does the “order for 10” come from? Have QF announced this? Or is it a guess? It's a guess. The only 3 routes that AJ has talked of as definites are SYD-LHR SYD JFK and MEL-LHR. For those you'll need 6 frames + 1 for spare. So I would not at all be surprised if the initial orde...

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by Gemuser
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The initial order determines the market case. Possible future orders won't drive the business case. This is an order for 10 aircraft with options, so this order will be priced and engineered for ten aircraft. When the order size increases, the OEMs respond. Major PIPs require a sub-fleet of 50 or m...

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by Gemuser
Tue May 28, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The main objectives of project sunrise from a corporate prospective is the stop the leaking/ increase market share on European long haul to other airlines in offering a unique non stop flight I agree, to a point. It's not to stop the leaking of market share but to stop the leakage of high yield pas...

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by Gemuser
Mon May 27, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

AJ is on record saying that PER isn’t going anywhere when the MEL and SYD go non stop. Which seems to make sense as I have heard PER has one of, if not the, largest UK ex-pat community around and therefore O&D should be strong enough to sustain the route without the MEL tag-on. IMHO depending o...

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by Gemuser
Mon May 27, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Lightsaber post No885: I didn't realize it was a MEL-PER-LHR route. That implies it will stand. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by 'it will stand" MEL - LHR non stop is likely to be the second Project Sunrise route, possiably the first, maybe the third. What will happen to PER-LHR afte...

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by Gemuser
Sun May 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Lightsaber post No885: I didn't realize it was a MEL-PER-LHR route. That implies it will stand. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by 'it will stand" MEL - LHR non stop is likely to be the second Project Sunrise route, possiably the first, maybe the third. What will happen to PER-LHR after...

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by Gemuser
Sun May 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

RJMAZ reply 865: The singapore ULR aircraft only do long haul with zero regional work. The Airbus guys are simply trying to justify why Qantas should purchase the A350-1000. The consences is that the aircraft will be required to do some Asian medium haul, as well. We will see Qantas will need two ai...

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by Gemuser
Sat May 25, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46142

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

I realise project sunrise is also about connecting East Coast USA as much as it is connecting SYD-LHR. No it's NOT! It's about connecting SYD/MEL with LHR FIRST. East Coast Australia with east coast North America [basically NYC] second. Probably both are necessary to the success of Project Sunrise ...

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by Gemuser
Fri May 24, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46142

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

NZ6 reply 249: Well. QF have proven their LOPA makes travelling over that distance viable with this aircraft What is LOPA,please? I realise project sunrise is also about connecting East Coast USA as much as it is connecting SYD-LHR. No it's NOT! It's about connecting SYD/MEL with LHR FIRST. East Coa...

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by Gemuser
Wed May 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Lightsaber reply 775 I speculate that getting the fleet right is what defines this order. I sincerely doubt only 10 aircraft, with options, is the extent of the negotiations. I fully expect a complete fleet replacement order, excluding 787s. I will be EXTERMLY suprised if we get a fleet ORDER! A fle...

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by Gemuser
Tue May 21, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: SEA spotting yesterday....interesting items
Replies: 8
Views: 5406

Re: SEA spotting yesterday....interesting items

Conditions: temp 70 f, wind 330 at 4 knots Traffic was northbound. 2) an Australian Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster arrived, stayed about 3 hours in the cargo area of SEA, then departed. I have no idea what it was doing? Not to be overly picky but that is Royal Australian Air Force. The way you pu...

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by Gemuser
Tue May 21, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 71
Views: 8491

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Boeing developed the 707-138 specifically for Qantas, Not really, its more complicated than that. QF ordered the orginal length B707-120, Boeing then, in consulations with various airlines developed a longer version, every airline except QF switched their orders to the longer version. The longer ve...

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by Gemuser
Fri May 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

The old QF1/2/9/10 rotation was done with 5 frames, it was basically SYD-DXB-LHR-DXB-MEL-DXB-LHR-DXB-SYD, so QF1 TO QF10 TO QF 9 TO QF 1. That was posted on here when the DXB timetable came into force. I assumed that they could keep the current LHR times by varing the SYD/MEL time as they have enou...

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by Gemuser
Fri May 17, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

There are ALREADY daily direct flights from SYD/MEL to LHR and there has been since the 1930s. PER is a transit stop on the MEL - LHR flight, BNE is a connection. I can see NON-STOP flights when Project Sunrise ramps up replacing the current direct flights on SYD/MEL - LHR [that's about 5 airframes...

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by Gemuser
Fri May 17, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 287428

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How long would it be before the airlines who are loosing their premium traffic attempt to compete, and which frame will they use? But most can't. The ME3, SQ or the other Asian airlines or all the Chinese airlines don't have the rights to fly London - Australia direct. It totally changes the dynami...

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