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by Gemuser
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Qantas haven’t officially ordered the A35K, just announced A35K is choice of aircraft. The original A380 order was for 20, & not implying they’ll order that many. QFs initial order for A380s was 12 airframes. The second order was for 8 frames. I don't remember if the second order was new or exc...

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by Gemuser
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

[ Secondly, it is absolutely possible to do SYD or MEL-LHR daily with two aircraft. Historic schedules are irrelevant. dep SYD 2100 arr LHR 0600+1 dep LHR 1000 arr SYD 1700+1 That does not look correct to me, need to include summer time variations at either end, and taxi time into the schedule bloc...

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by Gemuser
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 629
Views: 64427

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Qantas haven’t officially ordered the A35K, just announced A35K is choice of aircraft. The original A380 order was for 20, & not implying they’ll order that many. QFs initial order for A380s was 12 airframes. The second order was for 8 frames. I don't remember if the second order was new or exc...

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by Gemuser
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

Re: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020

Can't see much more than 1.5 350s weekly to JFK. Remember its only a single 787 at present. I agree, BNE-JFK will never happen and MEL-JFK is a distant prospect (would come secondary to MEL-DFW). I'd suggest that the initial 12 frames could cover something like: SYD/MEL-LHR (4) SYD/MEL-DFW (4) SYD-...

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by Gemuser
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, Update: Final decision on PS delayed to Fe

In any case, the order is not that many at most between 8 to 12 aircrafts. Doubt if Airbus or Boeing will make too significant changes to their airvraft specifically for this sunrise project as the number of aircrafts in question is not many. Yes it is, for the initial PS order BUT what is being ta...

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by Gemuser
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

Re: Qantas plans 3 Project Sunrise research flights in Q4 2019 using 787-9's, Update: Final decision on PS delayed to Fe

Also, LHR-SYD is the most extreme case, the further east you move the starting point (e.g. FRA-SYD etc.), the easier to do it. I think there is potential for more than just a couple of airframes for QF... Remember these are ULH flights. Including cleaning, fuel etc they are almost 24hrs. So a basic...

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by Gemuser
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's the inaugural of EK255 of DXB-BCN-MEX!
Replies: 16
Views: 4830

Re: Today's the inaugural of EK255 of DXB-BCN-MEX!

Cabotage continues by EK I see.. ??? What cabotage? UAE, Spain & Mexico are all independent countries. Gemuser Sorry you are correct. I thought cabotage was also when the airline carry pax between two countries that have nothing to do with the airline but I was wrong. Apologies to all. No probl...

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by Gemuser
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's the inaugural of EK255 of DXB-BCN-MEX!
Replies: 16
Views: 4830

Re: Today's the inaugural of EK255 of DXB-BCN-MEX!

santi319 wrote:
Cabotage continues by EK I see..

??? What cabotage? UAE, Spain & Mexico are all independent countries.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

General questions, not the definition of OEW. Is there any news of the plane or planes they intend to use? There's a number of planes that can do it. Since they only tested on the 789, is that pretty much a done deal, and they are just figuring out the set up of the 789. No. The test flights were n...

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by Gemuser
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13759

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

It will probably continue, as the new EDTO rules from CASA will allow them to operate the 789 on this flight. Although it probably won't count as an airfield, but the Casey Base does have a strip in the summer months, could that be included as a diversionary airport? I much doubt these flights will...

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by Gemuser
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?
Replies: 55
Views: 13759

Re: QF to end scenic flights to Antarctica?

The flights are not operated by Qantas; they are charters. Perhaps the folk who organise the charters should look to lease a 4-engined A340 from a different airline when Qantas retires the 747s? The flights are very much operated by Qantas. Yes they are charters but the charater does not have any o...

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by Gemuser
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

IMHO ONLY! Because tvhe B777 is a horriable aircraft from the passengers point of view! Gemuser Horrible from passengers perspective (certainly not my perspective and travelled on the T7 many times) yet most successful twin ever. Then we will just have to agree to disagree! I too have trvelled on t...

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by Gemuser
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB
Replies: 52
Views: 7368

Re: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB

It is because the airlines mainly, AF & AC I presume, think they can make MORE money with the current distribution of flights than any other. End of story!
It may not make sense from outside but the airlines have FAR more data available to them than we have.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

It seems that Qantas really made a huge deal about next generation aircraft plying the PS routes, so I highly doubt they’d do an about face and get a last gen aircraft as a stop gap. The media here likes to make a big deal out of anything Qantas does or has happen so it could be a lot of bad PR for...

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

It is that they suddenly look at an a/c where fatigue for crews and pax is a much bigger problem than on a latest generation a/c. Yeah, I wouldn't fancy listening to the "777 roar" for the duration of SYD-LHR without a break. Good point, IMHO the B777 is the worst moden jet airliner for p...

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

Qantas now needs to get their act together and start the flights whenever the pilot agreement is reached. The only thing that needs to be done is their internal stuff between the management and the pilots. That's it that's all. Sorry - flat wrong! They still need sign off from CASA for changes to t...

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

I'm pretty sure that lowering capacity in economy class wouldn't be much of a problem for them since the real money maker are on the premium cabins. Haneda is one of the most constrained airports in the world, similar to LHR. You would think qantas would send their A380 into the airport, but they a...

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by Gemuser
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

Suddenly the 777-200LR solution looks very compelling now the acquisition cost goes down significantly. Boeing can offer them almost at cost considering the fact those would be the end of the 777-200LR/-300ER production. If this solution is accepted by Qantas, the number of orders would be between ...

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by Gemuser
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How much range is too much?
Replies: 45
Views: 6402

Re: How much range is too much?

There are several reasons QF is incredibly viable: 1. Quantity of premium passengers 2. Need to bypass their partner (EK or AA to USA) to maximize retention of revenue. Some of the routes you propose are interesting, but not to partner hubs. As SYD has more premium traffic, I could see more ULH on ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 589
Views: 66620

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 40224?s=21

This seems to say that the third flight will be JFK - SYD. I thought it was supposed to be LHR - SYD. which is correct?

Gemuser
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qf789 wrote:
Third PS research flight will be in 16 December

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 40224?s=21

This seems to say that the third flight will be JFK - SYD. I thought it was supposed to be LHR - SYD. which is correct?

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

JannEejit wrote:
So in summary: Qantas wants the planes for less, the crews to take a pay cut and the passengers to pay more ?


As opening gambits that seems reasonable!

gemuser

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by Gemuser
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

More like Boeing and Airbus rejected the low ball offers from Joyce. What does he do if both the manufacturers say no? This would be quite a fine way for such a big thing to end. Basically Qantas wants a price discount for all aircraft of the whole fleet when their business case does not work only ...

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by Gemuser
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.
Replies: 22
Views: 3762

Re: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.

Agree. The USS 'Los Angeles', which did not fly after the loss of the 'Macon', and both 'Graf Zeppelin' airships, which likewise were grounded after the 'Hindenburg' crash, all survived until the outbreak of WW2, when all three were scrapped by their respective government for vital metal for the wa...

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by Gemuser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.
Replies: 22
Views: 3762

Re: NYT obituary for the last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster.

I have always been amazed at the Macon and the Akron . Amazing, amazing, brittle things. Agree. The USS 'Los Angeles', which did not fly after the loss of the 'Macon', and both 'Graf Zeppelin' airships, which likewise were grounded after the 'Hindenburg' crash, all survived until the outbreak of WW...

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by Gemuser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 34761

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

RR operations continue with their A380s True, but I was thinking of the RB-211 models. Gemuser The Trent 900 is a RB211. The correct derivative operated by QF is RB211 TRENT 972-84. All right, since when? It certainly was not in the begining, in fact I have NEVER seen/heard the name "Trent&quo...

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by Gemuser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 34761

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

RB211trent wrote:
Gemuser wrote:
And so ends QF 5th pod operations! :-(
And RR engine operations, at least for the time being!

Gemuser

RR operations continue with their A380s

True, but I was thinking of the RB-211 models.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

How mans tonnes of carbon will be added to the atmosphere just for the Qantas marketing machine? QF already do one of the longest flights in the world. They have all the data they need. I am getting sick of these types of comments! READ the thread, I know its large but if you haven't you don't know...

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by Gemuser
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current Administration Evidently Claiming FAA is NOT Lax Enough
Replies: 37
Views: 6151

Re: Current Administration Evidently Claiming FAA is NOT Lax Enough

Most of the certification be it for airman, mechanics, medicals, ATC, engineers is done by industry FAA appointed delegates. You can remove ATC from this list. Controllers are not certified by anyone outside of the Agency. Maybe not in the USA but they most certainly are in other countries. Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Why was the thread about Boeing hidding MAx faults removed?
Replies: 6
Views: 3081

Why was the thread about Boeing hidding MAx faults removed?

Why was this removed? There was no reason, that I can see to remove it. There was hardly any replys, alright the 5 or there were were reasonable. I was half way through the linked article when thw thread was removed. The artical was factual, although the inrences drawn about motives were debatable b...

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by Gemuser
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries with heavily restrictive aircraft registration schemes.
Replies: 14
Views: 5257

Re: Countries with heavily restrictive aircraft registration schemes.

Leftcoast8 wrote: Why did Australia get VH, Hong Kong get VR, India get VT, but Canada, NZ and SA didn't get V*-*** registrations? The answer for Australia, at least, "is nobody knows!" When I worked in the aircraft registry in Sydney [back in the DCA days!] this question was researched by...

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by Gemuser
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Countries with heavily restrictive aircraft registration schemes.
Replies: 14
Views: 5257

Re: Countries with heavily restrictive aircraft registration schemes.

Apparently Australia was allocated VH, VI, VJ, VK, VL and VM. With VH used for civil aviation, VI/VJ used for coastal radio stations, VK for amateur radio and VL/VM for military aviation. Although military now uses its own A##-### sequence and has done so for a while, so I guess VL-xxx or VM-xxx co...

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

bcworld wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
Which still makes doors close on the LHR-SYD leg at 0600L departure...

Exactly. From Sunday...Z = London.

Not really, z = UTC, [what used to be called GMT], daylight saving time is irrelevent; in fact in summer London time is UTC +1 but z time does not change.

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

Update on the next PS research flight Thursday 7/11 QF6027 PAE 2100z LAX 2335z Pre service checks Wednesday 13/11 QF6027 LAX 0740z LHR 1820z Thursday 14/11 QF7879 LHR 0600z SYD 0045z Friday 15/11 QF6101 SYD 2300z MEL 0035z Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Not sure how those timings could possibly...

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by Gemuser
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

dtw2hyd wrote:
BTW, how many timezones this flight crossed?

15, minus 5 [NYC] to plus 10 [SYD]

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

Don’t understand why some people have dismissed the flight as a PR stunt. Sure, other airlines also have experience with ULR flights, but their data/analysis/experience isn’t going to be shared with their competitors. If the pax on board include journalists, so what? Why [u]wouldn’t[\u] you take ad...

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by Gemuser
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

It's currently SE of HNL sourrond by most of tonights flight of airliners out of LAX for aUSTRALIA. UA863, DL41,UA98 & QF12. It's up high at 38,00 feet, the rest are between 34 & 36,000. It's virtualy on the QF 12 schedule, so unless something odd shows up I'd say that will be pretty close t...

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by Gemuser
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

RyanairGuru completely correct! The curfew is now LAW, NOT an administrative decree. To change it would require an act of the Australian parliment. With five fedral electorates surronding the airport it'll never hapen the governments majority in parliment only occousionly excees five, if those five ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 34761

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

And so ends QF 5th pod operations! :-(
And RR engine operations, at least for the time being!

Gemuser

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

The primary reason for the test flights is to prove QF's new flight planning software. They will know pretty much immediately whether the modelling is accurate and if they will be able to make the flights work. Anything else about pilots or jetlag studies of whatever else is publicity fluff. Really...

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by Gemuser
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

[quote="benjjk"I'm not so certain about that - though AJ is absolutely framing it to be the case. QF should already have a pretty good idea of what CASA will and will not accept, and things wouldn't be this far advanced if they were concerned about receiving that approval. I'm sure the fin...

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by Gemuser
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British airways / LHR to JFK in the 70s
Replies: 27
Views: 4633

Re: British airways / LHR to JFK in the 70s

BOAC - had a few services that continued on from JFK after arrival, including service to Jamaica, BGI, POS, NAS, BDA and ANU in various combinations. Some of these services continued on to various South and Central American destinations also including Lima, Panama City and Bogota. Also BOAC had ser...

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by Gemuser
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80467

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Can you source any of the assertions you are making in this and all your other posts? Which ones do you not find to be public knowledge other than the ones behind the curfew not lasting forever? Noise reduction of the GE9x is a whopping 10.5 decibels as recorded by the wonderful you tubers who've b...

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by Gemuser
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asymmetrical traffic flows
Replies: 18
Views: 4172

Re: Asymmetrical traffic flows

If the scope is limited to passenger flights, I agree that the impact of immigrants is statistically undetectable It is however accepted (at least until the recent US-China trade war started) that cargo flights between China and the rest of the world were a bit "asymmetric", with packed f...

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by Gemuser
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 585
Views: 80467

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2019

What future US destinations and increase in services do you think Qantas could be looking at given they order more 787s and use some PS aircraft. PS: Charlotte New York 787: Phoenix Sky-Harbour SEA/YVR DFW 787 MEL & SYD Increase BNE-ORD & SFO to daily SYD - SFO SEA YVR Will MEL-SFO stay as ...

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by Gemuser
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

[Yea we have ULH flights and In J class its just fine. Y+ should be the min seating IMOP on any flights over 10 hr. I don't know what they plan on learning but there are enough ULH flights already that pretty much have nothing special going on. I can wish they would add some stuff. Don't see what t...

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by Gemuser
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I'm starting to wonder what the schedules of the Project Sunrise flights will look like. I imagine JFK will stay roughly the same (SYD16:00 - JFK18:00 / JFK21:00-SYD06:45+2). With LHR, I see something like SYD20:00 - LHR06:10+1, but how will the return flight look? An evening LHR departure would hi...

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by Gemuser
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 82630

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I'm starting to wonder what the schedules of the Project Sunrise flights will look like. I imagine JFK will stay roughly the same (SYD16:00 - JFK18:00 / JFK21:00-SYD06:45+2). With LHR, I see something like SYD20:00 - LHR06:10+1, but how will the return flight look? An evening LHR departure would hi...

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by Gemuser
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas picks A350-1000 as preferred platform for Project Sunrise; Final decision due March 2020
Replies: 1405
Views: 253944

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

Expect QF alone to take 20+ of the type, with maybe 7 of those to be the ULR variant for LHR/NYC – or more if they launch Paris/Frankfurt from Sydney. SQ A359/359ULR fleet mix is a good example of how they will do it. I would GUESS minimum of 10 for SYD/MEL - LHR/JFK given slot times at LHR & m...

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by Gemuser
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 6695

Re: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight

Dumb question but, how is what would normally be considered an ETOPS flight, be allowed without a qualified aircraft? Do ferries or delivery flights get an exemption? These flights fall under Part 91 (or the equivalent for the state of registry). As it isn’t considered a commercial flight, ETOPS/ED...

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by Gemuser
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 6695

Re: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight

Dumb question but, how is what would normally be considered an ETOPS flight, be allowed without a qualified aircraft? Do ferries or delivery flights get an exemption? AFAIK all jurstrictions can/will issue a "ferry permit" for flights that will NOT comply with all the normal regulations s...

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