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by Crackshot
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 14583

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

About time. ORD was overdue for Australasia service. Could ORD still yet see Australian service, perhaps to MEL or SYD (once QF gets ULR aircraft?) Qantas have said they'll be starting a new BNE-US destination when they take delivery of their BNE-based 789 frames. ORD is the most likely but they ar...

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Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Is NAN even 388-ready? :lol: Qantas once had an A380 divert to NAN on an LAX-SYD flight because of an ill passenger, and whilst nothing in the article ( http://www.traveller.com.au/qantas-a380-on-side-trip-to-paradise-76er indicates that there were any problems manoeuvring on the ground I don't kno...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

DavidByrne wrote:
Gemuser wrote:
a7ala wrote:

Apart from SYD-CHC

Is that going to be an A380 or a B77W?

It's been an A380 for a while now.


I was under the impression it was still a 77W - shows how much research I do :oops:

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

In somewhat gloomier news (and missed in the (justified) excitement surrounding QF9/10), EK has dropped all trans-tasman A380 services. Sad to see them go - and happy I got a chance to fly it twice (once in the A340-500).

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74568

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Yes it is amazing. Considering EY487 which departed PER about 2 hours before QF9 is currently sitting at FL360 And the same equipment too! Is it a configuration thing? Remember QF only have 236 seats vs EY's 299. So potentially a lot lighter pax wise, although I imagine the fuel will make up for a ...

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74568

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

qf789 wrote:
Crackshot wrote:
qf789 wrote:
QF9 is now at FL350, 3hrs and 30 mins into flight


Only 3 hours into a 17+ hour flight and already at 350. That's amazing.


Yes it is amazing. Considering EY487 which departed PER about 2 hours before QF9 is currently sitting at FL360


And the same equipment too! Is it a configuration thing?

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74568

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

qf789 wrote:
QF9 is now at FL350, 3hrs and 30 mins into flight


Only 3 hours into a 17+ hour flight and already at 350. That's amazing.

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

QF9 PER-LHR will have 4 flight crew 2 Captains, 1 First Officer and 1 Second Officer. The flight will be commanded by Qantas Chief 787 Pilot Lisa Norman https://thewest.com.au/news/qantas/qantas-perth-to-london-non-stop-meet-lisa-norman-the-captain-at-the-controls-for-aviation-history-ng-b88782241z...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5597

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

Also, IIRC one of the reasons the MD-11 didn't sell so good was because it didn't perform as well as advertised, and Boeing rolling out the 777 in roughly the same timeframe didn't help. A couple of potential operators (SQ was one, I believe) dumped it before it could be delivered because of that.

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?
Replies: 38
Views: 5597

Re: Possibility of L-1011 or MD-11 NextGen?

A trijet? Never happen. Technology and markets have firmly decided on twin-engines, save aircraft too big for just two (like the A380 and 747-8), and even then those haven't exactly flown off the shelf.

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74568

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

Effectively it is saying no more F to MEL, 44 fewer premium seats a day (152 vs 108), effectively around 80 equivalent J fares a day less in revenue (1xF=3xJ). That is enough revenue for someone to startup an all premium aircraft to LHR. Who will be first foreign carrier to up-guage MEL to take the...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March
Replies: 569
Views: 74568

Re: Inaugural QF MEL-PER-LHR this Saturday 24 March

*Update* ;) Qantas B787-9 Dream)liner VH-ZND “Emily Kame Kngwarreye” to op the inaugural PER-LHR service. EK413 Fantastic news! I'd heard rumours that it would be operating it but pleased that they are using this aircraft to mark the inaugural flight :) Yeah, given how much publicity they're lookin...

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by Crackshot
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

I believe he’s referring to JQ plans to use the 321LR on its DPS routes, therefore freeing up 788s for hypothetical expansion for Vietnamese routes. Correct. With 11 frames confident the A321LR will free up enough frames to go daily from both ports. EK413 Fair enough, but they have said they aren't...

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Are you suggesting that JQ will use the 321LR to SGN ? That would be really pushing the envelope for it and would be a lot of extra expense for a relatively small increase in capacity and most likely a decrease in cargo capacity.. The split daily service was probably more than enough capacity for s...

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://twitter.com/routesonline/status ... 8141946880


Surprised they didn’t already serve this one.
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qf789 wrote:
VA's Rod Sharp says VA plans to launch BNE-ASP

https://twitter.com/routesonline/status ... 8141946880


Surprised they didn’t already serve this one.

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Goodbye wrote:
I'm hoping the rumours about VJ do bear fruit! I travel to Vietnam twice a year from the Sunshine Coast, and not having to go via SIN, KUL, or SYD would be a godsend for me.


Comes direct from the horses mouth so I think it’s more then just a rumour, providing things go to plan.

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

Meant daily from Australia to Vietnam, flights operate everyday (regardless exSYD or MEL). The number of non-stop flights between Australia and Vietnam increased by 50% when JQ launched, that’s significant capacity added to the market. However it does stimulate the market with low fares, but VN pax...

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by Crackshot
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

JQ CEO says that 788's will still fly to DPS after the arrival of A321LR's, the A321LR's will replace some 788 services only. Also highly unlikely that JQ A321LR's will have a business class offering https://twitter.com/AusAviation/status/975242224693727232 I'm guessing BNE goes 321LR. Be a shame i...

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by Crackshot
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 61216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietjet-inks-deal-to-open-direct-flights-between-hcm-city-brisbane/127982.vnp Vietjet air to start SGN-BNE from 2019 after a deal was signed to start direct flights to BNE. This is a good start as we can expect many new airlines and routes over the next few days with Route...

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by Crackshot
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 63309

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

SQ has revealed that the second route for its soon to be 787-10’s could be an Australian route https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-first-boeing-787-10-is-due-in-march?utm_source=hero Id bet on Perth, got some old 777-200s on the route the other cities have quiet modern aircraft into Oz. BNE...

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by Crackshot
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 63309

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

BNE-LAX to go to 11 weekly 789 service from 1 December, from 1 September BNE-LAX will be served by a daily 789 and 3 weekly 744 So if I'm reading this right, BNE-LAX will remain on the 744 3x weekly till 1 December? I'm glad to hear the 744 will be sticking around till the end of the year, I'll be ...

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80652

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

OK just re-read the article ( http://www.couriermail.com.au/business/malaysia-airlines-returns-to-brisbane-in-coup-for-queensland-tourism/news-story/e272380bcb590b9c9324f845247a8f55 , better link BTW) which quotes several government and airport officials confirming the route and a start date of April.

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80652

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

A Malaysia Airlines source has announced a return to BNE with the A330, starting 6 June http://malaysiandigest.com/business/716697-mas-to-fly-to-brisbane-from-june-6.html?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= A Courier Mail article has apparently confirmed this (although it announc...

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by Crackshot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about starting a new long-haul route
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Question about starting a new long-haul route

Yeah I thought that would be how they did it. Cheers for the replies.

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by Crackshot
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about starting a new long-haul route
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Question about starting a new long-haul route

I'm just wondering, when an airline starts a new long-haul route that requires crew rest, how does that work with the crew who take the inaugural return? Do they just get shuttled down a few days beforehand on another airline?

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by Crackshot
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80652

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Wasn't there a rumour in one of the earlier threads about QF starting BNE-KIX? I would imagine such a route would be a good fit for Jetstar. Do they have the metal for it though?

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80652

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Off the top of my head, they've already announced MEL-PER-LHR, MEL-SFO and BNE-LAX-JFK to downgrade from the 744 to 789 later this year (did I miss any?) BNE-ORD is the most widely rumoured one. BNE-SFO is my dark horse.. Just want to clarify that I believe ORD will be the first announced; I think ...

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80652

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

For the prediction about LA announcing BNE this year, can’t see that one sorry. They only launched MEL-SCL in October at 3 x weekly, which one would assume they would try and build frequency on that route first. Maybe not this year, but I suspect we'll see it in the next five. This could just be wi...

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80652

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

qf789 wrote:
Another one, Ethiopian add services to Australia


If they did, I'd predict it would be to PER. Then again, given they have a solid number of fifth-freedom or stopover routes, maybe via BKK to SYD?

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by Crackshot
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80652

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I remember reading in one of the earlier threads that Tianjin Airlines was applying to fly to BNE. Any update on this? An announcement should be made soon for a CKG-BNE start in September! Good news! MH returning to BNE? Didn't the airline executives say this was a matter of when, not if? I could s...

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by Crackshot
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80652

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

I remember reading in one of the earlier threads that Tianjin Airlines was applying to fly to BNE. Any update on this?

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by Crackshot
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41560

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

PR axes DRW eff 24 March 18, BNE to go non stop with A321neo around the end of March 18, no fixed date yet https://www.ausbt.com.au/philippine-airlines-axes-darwin-flights-but-brisbane-to-go-non-stop?utm_source=hero That's pretty cool. Does that make BNE the first Aussie airport to get scheduled Ne...

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by Crackshot
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41560

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

QF16 LAX-BNE (26th departure from LAX - 28th arrival in BNE) returned to LAX about 1 and a half hours after departure, now expected to arrive in BNE on Friday around 1230am Interesting, do you know why? I was spotting 15 out of BNE once and it had to return to the gate for a medical (sick flight at...

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41560

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Not sure what you mean, but Chinese carriers have flights throughout the day in MEL and SYD, 3U, CZ, MU all operate flights that arrive in the afternoon and depart at night. Oh yeah? I might have just been thinking of BNE. Quite likely limited space at the international terminal in the mornings - i...

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41560

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

CCA795 is currently about 15 mins out of BNE for the inaugural. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCA795 Anyone know why CA has a different schedule for it's OZ flights then other Chinese carriers? (I mean arriving/departing in the late-afternoon/evening instead of morning). Just out of curiousity...

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41560

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

CCA795 is currently about 15 mins out of BNE for the inaugural. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CCA795 Anyone know why CA has a different schedule for it's OZ flights then other Chinese carriers? (I mean arriving/departing in the late-afternoon/evening instead of morning). Just out of curiousity.

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by Crackshot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27495

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2017/12/10/malaysia-airlines-a350-tokyo-auckland/ Malaysia Airlines will be flying the A350 between Kuala Lumpur and Auckland as of August 5, 2018, replacing the A330.. Along with NRT it's one of four routes announced by the airline (the other two being the tw...

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by Crackshot
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 3639

Re: When did Egyptair stop flying to LAX?

I'm not sure when it stopped, but I know the routing was CAI-JFK-LAX. The infamous 767 crash (well, murder suicide) off of Nantucket (Flight 990) originated in LAX, I don't know if it was ever non-stop. Honestly, I think the chances of it resuming are slim to none.

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by Crackshot
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Routing Of Some LAX-HNL Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Routing Of Some LAX-HNL Flights

This is one of the published departures for LAX, and you can see the dinty transition, which according to flightaware is often the first waypoint for LAX-HNL flights, there. I'm not sure what the geography of the waypoints is, but could this be it? http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/LAX/DP/DA...

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by Crackshot
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Routing Of Some LAX-HNL Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: Routing Of Some LAX-HNL Flights

This is one of the published departures for LAX, and you can see the dinty transition, which according to flightaware is often the first waypoint for LAX-HNL flights, there. I'm not sure what the geography of the waypoints is, but could this be it? http://flightaware.com/resources/airport/LAX/DP/DAR...

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by Crackshot
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 32670

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Tianjin Airlines is looking to start services to Brisbane with the airline applying to the CAAC for twice weekly services between Chongqing and Brisbane from October next year. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/926226937734873088 Hey that's pretty cool. China-BNE market is growing pretty fast...

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by Crackshot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 14309

Re: Emirates to axe MEL-AKL and BNE-AKL from March 2018

Wow that's a shame. I've flown that route before and watch it takeoff/land all the time. At least they'll still be coming. Anyone know if this changes the flight schedule then? Will EK434 still arrive at the same time, and when will it depart? Because normally 435 doesn't leave BNE till late at nigh...

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay pilots...
Replies: 107
Views: 30223

Re: Gay pilots...

It's one of those things that shouldn't matter, but in the eyes of many it does. There's no inherent gay trait that would make one a lesser pilot (same with being female, or black, etc) but attitudes take a long time to change.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

charlienorth wrote:
I thought it would be maintenance? I'm not entirely sure how this works tbh.

Once the MEL has been entered into the system it becomes a flight ops and dispatch problem.


Oh, good to know, thanks.

Didn't Qantas have an incident involving an ADIRU on an Airbus once?

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

Sooner787 wrote:
So who's in more trouble here; the Captain or the flight dispatcher?


I thought it would be maintenance? I'm not entirely sure how this works tbh.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS old equipment questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 5257

Re: SAS old equipment questions...

Slightly off-topic, but one of their 747-200's was targeted by Ramzi Yousef whilst in service with PAL.

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by Crackshot
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL
Replies: 14
Views: 5057

Re: Qantas dispatches Airbus A330-303 with non compliant MEL

I read that as non-compliant Melbourne Airport first...

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