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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sri Lankan fails IATA safety audit; codesharing suspended
Replies: 6
Views: 3706

Re: Sri Lankan fails IATA safety audit; codesharing suspended

Will this affect UL's services to Australia?

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 80361

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I know Virgin has the Max 8s on order and no doubt are monitoring the situation with the aircraft, does Qantas also have the Max 8s on order ?

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX and Passenger stranded
Replies: 19
Views: 5832

Re: B737MAX and Passenger stranded

I think Fiji Airways Nandi to Adelaide flight has been affected. Not sure on Nandi Melbourne, they are mostly 737s not sure if they are operating their 330s to Melbourne like they to do Sydney.

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Airlines and their hubs
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Cargo Airlines and their hubs

If I was flying to London Heathrow from Melbourne, with Singapore Airlines I would have to go via Singapore, same with ANZ to LAX I would have to go via Auckland, with any airline I fly to London I have to go via the city the airline is based in, so what about airlines that have cargo divisions or j...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change And Airlines
Replies: 133
Views: 9112

Re: Climate Change And Airlines

Climate change has been around since the Dinosaurs, all we hear is about is the Armageddon climate change and the unbelievable results it will cause and so far none has come true. Some guy at work one time tired to tell me about Global dimming cause by all the aircraft flying around the world blocki...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 11127

Re: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100

The one thing I don't understand is how is Meehan Air able to fly A340s and yet IR cant get even 2nd hand planes

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?
Replies: 97
Views: 15111

Re: When Did United Fully Phase Out Battleship Grey?

I didn't mind the battleship Grey it was a vast difference from the cheat lines tulip livery they had before, but it was the livery that had after the battleship grey prior to the merger that I really liked I thought that was a stunning livery that really looked great on all their fleet.

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 19897

Re: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747

The very first time I saw a 747 was in January of 1976 came over to Melbourne on a holiday from Hobart to stay with my grand parents with my cousin, I remember seeing a British Airways 747 parked over at the freight terminal, could not believe seeing my first Jumbo Jet let alone British Airways, the...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 70809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Sad to hear the passing of Mariner, really liked reading his blogs on here Rest In Peace. :|

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 70809

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

Saudia and Garuda Indonesia will extend their code-sharing to the latter's flights to Australia (SYD, MEL and PER). In a statement, Saudia said the agreement “ will open up additional flight options and reduced journey times by flying with the two carriers, in addition to making it even easier for ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 46
Views: 6228

Re: LATAM adds more flights to Melbourne, Australia

Its great LATAM is ramping up Melbourne, could we ever see maybe a Australia to Mexico service either with QF or Aeromexico would there be enough business or tourism to open up such a route?

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW service on the Osaka-Sydney route
Replies: 19
Views: 4625

Re: NW service on the Osaka-Sydney route

I think it was the very late 80s early 90s they flew to Sydney, with 742, from memory I think they discontinued Sydney because they could not take passengers originating in Osaka to fly to Sydney a bit like how Qantas cant take originating passengers from Los Angeles to New York, in NW;s case they h...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?
Replies: 75
Views: 11133

Re: Why arent Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia popular with carriers?

Kula Lumpur, and Jakarta have the same problem as each other. take KL for instance I have been to Kula Lumpur and I would jump on a plane tomorrow to go there again fantastic city to see and plenty to do, however when you are stuck in the middle of Singapore to the South and Bangkok and the Thai res...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 65902

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Just wondering, does QF fly the 767 freighter into Melbourne?

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: US airlines cave In to Chinese demands about Taiwan
Replies: 101
Views: 17524

Re: China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

I think Qantas has now appeased Beijing with regard to Taiwan, this sought of thing use to happen in Eastern Europe before the wall came down Joe Stalin was good at that "do it our way or we will cross your boarder" Hungry, Czechoslovakia in the 50s. China is still in that way of thinking,...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 48963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

HA has re-stated that it's considering HNL - MEL, but has stated that it has no time-line in mind for this. HA also wants to boost its partnership with VA, whatever that means. See: http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/06/hawaiian-airlines-well-placed-to-be-opportunistic-ceo/. I wonder if any othe...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 48963

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

If ET does start MELB which I hope it does, I wonder if that might entice Kenya Airways to give Australia ago as well. I recon to once ET starts Melbourne, give it time and then I recon Sydney will be their next destination in Australia. What's the latest in TK starting Sydney?

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun May 20, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery
Replies: 64
Views: 15522

Re: Austrian Airlines Brand Refresh and New Livery

Yes another rear end livery like QF.LH. IB, HA, and the old UTA and on and on I do wish a cheat line of some sought or some colour on the body of an airliner would make a come back. Go to an airport now and its all twin engine Boeing or Airbus rear liveried Euro White livery's, it is becoming boring...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue May 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?
Replies: 74
Views: 12472

Re: Could a major airline ( like AF) actually go under ?

I don't think that Air France would go under, it is way to big to fall, yes it will take a few blows and get some collateral damage but its big enough to survive them and get back. The French Government can talk tough to the unions, but I think they would never let the major "Flag Carrier"...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 59983

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

There will be an announcement tomorrow (Thursday) with the PM pledging to build a rail link to MEL airport https://twitter.com/Jamie_Freed/status/984040262350528512 I have heard this for the last 30 years, tonight on the radio the Transport Minister Jacinta Allan said while they are happy with the ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7852

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2018

USAOZ wrote:
FJ to fly BNE/LAX direct from later this year


Not sure how that is going to work, when an A330 would not have the range to do Brisbane to LAX direct, could it be that it will be on QF metal with an FJ flight code.

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 60297

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

With the new QF Melbourne-Perth- Heathrow starting, I wonder if successful for Qantas, could that encourage British Airways to make a comeback to Perth using their 787s to? I am sure they would be watching Qantas to see how this route will preform and considering there is a large English diaspora li...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 60297

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

That's not entirely accurate: The TT schedules displayed from 1 May onwards represent an old schedule and may yet change. The comments from TT at the HBA-OOL launch were that they had committed to the end of April, and would then review. Note also TT recently suspended BNE-PPP and BNE-PER due to in...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?
Replies: 46
Views: 4994

Re: UTA to Denpasar Bali in the late 1980s?

I remember seeing a UTA 743 take of from SIN in December of 1985 we were 2 aircraft behind it, They did serve Melbourne in 1990 they started flight here but it did not last long as they were taken over by Air France and they pulled right out of Australia. The livery they had was on of the most spect...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62343

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Looks good but strange. I don't know whats weirder. QF colours on a A320 or Qantaslink titles on a 180 seat aircraft Looks weird to see an A320 in QF colours! Indeed. Who would have thought a few years ago that that these would be in circulation now: 4867227,4444067 4698125,4052381 All in WA via su...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 4914

Re: MC-21 / C919; Do they have a chance?

I don't think you will see many in the West, Unless, maybe some of the Russians airlines buy some and fly them within Europe from Moscow, the C919 maybe within China with the abundance of airlines in China maybe 2 or more Chinese airlines might purchase them, even Air Koyro of North Korea might pick...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mahan Air covertly bought parts from U.S. suppliers
Replies: 20
Views: 3913

Re: Mahan Air covertly bought parts from U.S. suppliers

I don't know why this comes as a surprise to anyone. They're keeping those planes flying somehow... and, frankly, I'm not sure how this is any "worse" than Mahan and other Iranian airlines ending up with aircraft that came from Lufthansa. There may have been a middle man, I suppose, but i...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9761

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

UPS flies into Sydney, how come both Brisbane and Melbourne are not served, and yet in the streets of Melbourne I see UPS vans its the same with FedEx as
well. I do remember seeing Flying Tigers that use to fly into Melbourne.

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by Flyingsottsman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F
Replies: 50
Views: 9761

Re: UPS launches its longest ever flight SDF-DXB on 747-8F

Thank-you to all who posted. This is one my all time favorite Anet threads. First, for any non- industry Avgeek, learning what's in the hump of a 747 freighter is fascinating. Second, the discussion of seventh freedom operations, and why freighter and passenger operations differ is thought provokin...

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by Flyingsottsman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A380 flights to/from Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: A380 flights to/from Melbourne, Australia

Etihad, I think are a mix of A380/77W and I think SQ does bring a A380 in, I think its the morning flight that is an A380.

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 215631

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I am in 2 minds about this one, looks very neat very striking and very modem. But its like back to the future in some ways like UTA French Airlines was the first to introduce the coloured tail on the Euro white fuselage, well same livery as Qantas, only in blue, Iberia, this seems to be the way now ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62343

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Friend of mine at work heading of to Bali tomorrow was meant to fly out 9.35 tomorrow morning on JQ, she got a sms to say the aircraft has gone tech and they wont be leaving until 2.45 tomorrow afternoon I think she said MEL to DPS what happens when an aircraft goes tech?

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62343

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

A passenger has been banned from the QF Group after being disruptive on a Jetstar SYD-DPS flight on Monday night. The passenger along with their travelling group were denied entry and returned to Australia today http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/passenger-filmed-abusing-fellow-...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62343

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

More on QF787, sounds like no new orders on Feb22 :( “We are just taking delivery of the aircraft this year so we really want to see the case working and business case performing the way we expected to,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said. “Once we’re comfortable with that, then we will put the order in fo...

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations
Replies: 71
Views: 17533

Re: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations

No I don't think QF will worry about the EU for a long time, they will still use EK to all points in the EU, when you think about it all QF has done is discontinued MEL-DXB-LHR and swapped it for MEL-PER-LHR only difference is the flight is via PER and then its that long flight to Heathrow with a 78...

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations
Replies: 71
Views: 17533

Re: Forward Bookings on Qantas PER-LHR exceeding expectations

This route will do really well, partly as it replaces the existing MEL-DXB-LHR route and partly because not everyone wants to go via Asia. My parents don't travel internationally at all, and I'd be far more likely to put them on the PER-LHR flight (from Sydney!) than through Asia as they'd be more ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62343

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

Does MEL/BNE/ADL and PER have movement caps like Sydney have?

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 729
Views: 62343

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2018

HU's new HAK - SYD service touched down this morning in SYD, at about 7:20 am. http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201801/W020180131336871245558.jpg See: - https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CHH447/history/20180130/1050Z/ZJHK/YSSY. - http://www.caacnews.com.cn/1/6/201801/t20180131_1239769_wap.html. Thi...

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by Flyingsottsman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Air Transat fly to Hawaii & Australia/NZL ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1865

Re: Why doesn't Air Transat fly to Hawaii & Australia/NZL ?

For a while to I think Canada 3000 started a service to Melbourne to, what was Royal Air like I have seen pictures on them, where were they based and where did they fly and were they financially sound when C3000 brought the? As for Air Transit to much competition to Hawaii and over the Pacific to Au...

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by Flyingsottsman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20728

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

For Australia, I recon JL might head back to Brisbane and should look at Perth, there is no JQ and QF abandoned PER-NRT years ago. Its hard to believe that JL had a large and expansive network around the world. They still have a sizable presence at Honolulu is it as big as what it was in the 80's wh...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan
Replies: 40
Views: 8180

Re: Air Seychelles to axe flights to Paris, announces business transformation plan

I have wondered why they never tried Perth, Seychelles would be a fantastic tropical holiday Island and there could a market from the West Coast.

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan
Replies: 23
Views: 9275

Re: The decline in Gulf Air and Etihad: The common link- James Hogan

Is the UAE big enough to have 2 Airlines like EK and EY?

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 79391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Hi every one, the other week I was looking at evening take offs and landings at Melbourne Airport, at the end of the you tube video there was a Polar Air cargo and a Singapore Airlines cargo in but I also noticed a BAe 146 freighter in it was front on so I did not see the airline. My question is who...

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by Flyingsottsman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 98611

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Just thinking out loud, if QF never ordered the 380 all those years ago, do you think they would have gone for a 748i to replace their 744s ? And in the future do you think QF will just become a 787 airline for all their long haul flying, I cant see how the 777x, and A350 will fit into their plans i...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 98611

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

TN486 does make a good point. While capital city names were on aircraft in the past, the first few 744's were all named after capital cities lets hope that the 778 or A350 gets the capital city names back after all it is the national airline not Air Sydney Our national airline has always been Sydne...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018
Replies: 499
Views: 98611

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

VH-OEF "Sydney" is one of the few remaining 747s in the fleet. This is because it is a 747-400ER making it one of the youngest 747s Qantas operates. Other 747s that have now been retired were named after other state capitals such as VH-OJA "Canberra", VH-EBB "Melbourne"...

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max
Replies: 55
Views: 11725

Re: Iran Aseman Airlines signs contract for 60 Boeing 737 Max

shankly wrote:
I will ask the question again, given the Islamic customer, does anyone know if the particular Boeing finance package is sharia based?


Can I ask, what is sharia based?

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by Flyingsottsman
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 79391

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

Happy new year to everyone, my predictions for 2018, wont happen I guess, but here goes, Air new Zealand reinstate flights out of Hobart great for Tasmanians having a one stop to the Americas or the Pacific instead of flying to the mainland. Will see more Chinese Airlines applying for rights to fly ...

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by Flyingsottsman
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41216

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Air Canada's first flight to MEL is on its way! https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ACA37 Great to see! This is the last new carrier to arrive for MEL that’s been announced? UL,JL,LA and Tianjin- busy year. Wonder if we’ll see any new carrier snext year. Lets hope so, would love to see KE come back...

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