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by Pcoder
Wed May 15, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 271920

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

Yeah, the a380s will be around for a little while, as they are about to refurbish them. At least 6+ years of extra use. I'm also thinking since they are planing adding the sunrise planes, there will be less need for need for VLAs sized planes in the future, so both 777x and a350 should be sufficient...

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by Pcoder
Wed May 01, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 60166

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I think sky has got it dates mixed up, unless Airbus suddenly found some spare slots for Qantas this year.

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by Pcoder
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67396

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

With the a321neo coming to KA, it would probably be a better option.

They might be cancelling the route due to the enhanced relationship with QF. The route itself could have already been marginal and the probably preferred to have a direct flight to Brisbane.

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by Pcoder
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67396

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

"Hong Kong’s Air Accident Investigation Authority is probing a "serious" incident on a February flight from Perth to Hong Kong when the captain became incapacitated. Cathay Pacific flight CX170 had taken off from Perth International Airport on February 21 and was flying over the Sout...

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by Pcoder
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs
Replies: 70
Views: 17705

Re: Cathay Pacific's Airbus A350-1000s and upcoming Boeing 777-9Xs

I think the 779s are mainly there for the extra payload (CX does a lot of freight). They might like the few extra passengers, but I think they probably would have kept to the a35k if their main concern was passengers.

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by Pcoder
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67396

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14225

Canberra airport will be expanding its taxiways. HBA should take note (still doesn't have full length taxiways)
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https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14225

Canberra airport will be expanding its taxiways. HBA should take note (still doesn't have full length taxiways)

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by Pcoder
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn´t Emirates fly the A380 to Haneda?
Replies: 11
Views: 3138

Re: Why doesn´t Emirates fly the A380 to Haneda?

I think that the a380 is restricted at Haneda mainly due to wake separation issues.

Now with the Olympics around the corner, I could possibly see a solution worked out as a few airlines would probably want to upgrade their flights to the a380.

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by Pcoder
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch
Replies: 133
Views: 20158

Re: 737Max Impact on 797 Launch

If the issue with the 737 Max is not as easy to resolve and takes a bit longer to fix, the 797 will probably be cancelled and the new single aisle plane brought forward. As the launch has been delayed until the Farnborough airshow 2020, there won't be an immediate urgency to resolve what project the...

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by Pcoder
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718443

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I'm guessing we'll hear from EASA soon.

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by Pcoder
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75945

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

SWZ will have have many full service airlines, including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand (Although LCC on trans tasman), Singapore and Emirates at the start or near the beginning of operations. As the airport is still in the Sydney metropolitan area (~35kms from SYD), it's ability to offer...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70700

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Anyone who thinks that the deposit will be added to the existing 99 a320neo order name an instance where this has happened before with an airline and manufacturer? (I'm taking about a firm order, not a LOI or anything similar)

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 217
Views: 37631

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

I'd caution the use of the word official as they haven't released any news through the asx (https://www.asx.com.au/asx/share-price-research/company/QAN) or their own newsroom (https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/) They only need to announce if it will have a material affect on the comp...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70700

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Airbus have already a lot of orders for the a320neo series, so I don't see why they would allow these deposits to be used for already ordered planes. First of all, if Airbus cancel's the program, I'm sure QF's contract would have clauses about those deposits in case of program cancellation. Secondl...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70700

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

If the a380 order was officially cancelled, then Qantas would have to inform the stock market as they would lose their deposits. Which leads me to believe they are probably in final negotiations with airbus about acquiring the A350 or other aircraft as this would allow them to delay a update to the...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.
Replies: 217
Views: 37631

Re: QF officially cancels final 8 A380s.

https://www.asx.com.au/asx/share-price- ... ompany/QAN) or their own newsroom (https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/)
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I'd caution the use of the word official as they haven't released any news through the asx (https://www.asx.com.au/asx/share-price- ... ompany/QAN) or their own newsroom (https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/)

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70700

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

If the a380 order was officially cancelled, then Qantas would have to inform the stock market as they would lose their deposits. Which leads me to believe they are probably in final negotiations with airbus about acquiring the A350 or other aircraft as this would allow them to delay a update to the...

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by Pcoder
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 559
Views: 70700

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

If the a380 order was officially cancelled, then Qantas would have to inform the stock market as they would lose their deposits. Which leads me to believe they are probably in final negotiations with airbus about acquiring the A350 or other aircraft as this would allow them to delay a update to the ...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 503
Views: 75221

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2019

With the A321LR replacing the 788 on some routes for JQ, where will the resulting slack be scheduled to? Are any details known yet? Maybe USA mainland but via an secondary route e.g. MEL-AKL-LAX or MEL-NAN-LAX etc so not to directly compete with QF. Or could possibly go to LAS, which would be mainl...

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by Pcoder
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47774

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

So, are we anticipating QF going airbus (or am I sticking my neck out)?? Probably as the 777x's advantage was payload compared to the a350, so with a reduced requirement of passengers and the need to use the planes on Asian routes, the 777x is probably a bit too heavy for what they need. Qantas mig...

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by Pcoder
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: China Southern to exit SkyTeam
Replies: 108
Views: 24137

Re: Official: CZ to exit SkyTeam

chunhimlai wrote:
when CX leave OW?


Probably not going to happen as recently the have strengthen the OW ties (Eg Qantas codeshare).

CZ and CX even though closely located, probably don't compete as there markets are different.

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by Pcoder
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet
Replies: 144
Views: 32152

Re: Qantas CEO dials back on expectations for Project Sunrise Jet

A smaller seat count would probably make the A350ULR in the box seat as the heavier weight of the 777-8 would probably negate the payload advantage it would have had for a higher seat count.

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by Pcoder
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class
Replies: 94
Views: 31190

Re: British Airways A350-1000 with No First Class

Don't forget quite a lot of Business travel can be points upgrades/redemptions, so business might seem full, but it might be stacked with upgrades. It is more than likely that they are ditching there current setup as most airlines that they compete with have a much better business seat and they need...

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by Pcoder
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth
Replies: 83
Views: 16842

Re: Virgin Atlantic eyes non-stop Perth

VS could possibly operate this with the 789, but since their 789 have 30 extra seats, they would possibly have to reconfigure / block seats on the plane to travel the distance. I could see the possibility of them operating the a35k instead as it offers more range and payload and is probably better s...

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by Pcoder
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH
Replies: 82
Views: 12138

Re: NRT & HND 2020 Slot Increase Potential New Destinations by JL & NH

From my understanding these two Japanese carriers will shift major cities that are yet served by HND to HND first. (ORD. Canada, SYD for JAL and so on) I'd imagine JAL might move the Melbourne flight as a point of difference to ANA and QF. Also Melbourne having no curfew might help with HNDs availa...

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by Pcoder
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?
Replies: 41
Views: 5253

Re: Western Sydney Airport - Construction started, what's the plan?

SWZ will probably be like what Gatwick is to Heathrow, A solid airport with quite a few major airlines but always playing second fiddle to SYD. Unlike Avalon which is very out of the way for most of Melbourne, SWZ is closer or similar distance to at least half of Sydney, so I expect solid numbers (1...

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by Pcoder
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67030

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... ia-closer/
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CX and QF announce a new codeshare covering Perth and Cairns Cathay flights, Cathay Pacific South East Asia and Subcontinent flights and Qantas domestic.

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... ia-closer/

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by Pcoder
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 271920

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

If they want to replace the A380 with the -9X, then that is quite disappointing. The a380 won't we leaving the fleet for at least another 8-10 years as they are currently in the process of substantially refurbishing the aircraft (Which they won't do if they were to be replaced in a couple of years)...

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by Pcoder
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 68183

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Qantas announces major lounge investment program https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-announces-major-lounge-investment-program/ Still no update on Melbourne international lounge, next to AKL the worse in the network. I imagine this indicates they want a new location, and won’t a...

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by Pcoder
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 179
Views: 32712

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

As this livery is extremely bland and forgettable, we should almost start a contest on when this will be replaced. I'm tipping that it will be a year after the next major management reshuffle. I think a major problem with the livery was that it looked better in renders, which would probably also exp...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 31917

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

If NZ was to go down the A350 path - what would be the chances we would see they do 3-4-3 like FrenchBee? Extremely unlikely, unless NZ were to change to a LCC. With the Airbus aircraft it's too hard for full service airlines to squeeze an extra seat in and since they care a bit more about customer...

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by Pcoder
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103011

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

There is some theory to that - just remember that every fleet replacement by NZ recent has increased the the size of the fleet it is replacing e.g. 5x 763's are replaced by 13x 789s. I know, you should say 8 789s as by the time they ordered the 5 extra, the 763s are gone already. And I don't think ...

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by Pcoder
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103011

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

Rumours saying that the UFO A350 order is from Air New Zealand. Michael NZ has already publicly said they will be making there 77E replacement order in 2019 so its an little early for them to have made this order. Also seems a little weird to have order them so late into the airshow? NZ would have ...

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by Pcoder
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread
Replies: 226
Views: 103011

Re: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Airbus Order Thread

An unidentified order does not necessarily mean a Chinese airline, but as most airlines are public listed companies, it is very difficult for these businesses to satisfy their reporting requirements to their stockholders. It does not mean that it can't be done, but if the order is very large, then i...

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by Pcoder
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 63432

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Virgin will probably stick to the 738 maxes, I don't see them getting the larger varients as they are probably aiming for frequency and range in there fleet, rather than capacity. Qantas are a bit of a mystery as they don't have any more 737s on order. They have the group order of 99 neos which alth...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's
Replies: 60
Views: 13404

Re: Bamboo Airways to order 20 B787-9's

I'm going to predict some white tails and or cancellations. For an airline that doesn't exist yet, operating out of a smallish airport (only 1.5 Million in 2017), to suddenly expand to the size of a relative large airline with the market it needs to survive in a couple of years, I'm going to be very...

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by Pcoder
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47349

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

I did a few measurements of the 737 seats recently (I think the plane was James Strong -VH-XZP). The arm rests are about 4.5cm wide (1.7Inch), the gaps between the armrests are about 43cm (17inch) for the window and aisle and the middle seat was about 44.5cm (17.5 inch) wide.

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by Pcoder
Fri May 18, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 47606

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

Hi everyone, I just have a question, I figured that people here would know something about it. Since Qantas is now simplifying it's fleet. What will happen to the Airbus A380 fleet? Will Qantas order 777X or simply order more 787's and increase frequencies? Thanks in advance. There not getting rid ...

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by Pcoder
Tue May 08, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 425
Views: 47606

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2018

It has to be noted that NZ still does not have any interlining out of CBR after October. I'm assuming that they are still negotiating with the Canberra airport on any possible flights.

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by Pcoder
Mon May 07, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 26191

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

As they let one of the cheap options expire, I'd imagine there won't be another dreamliner order for a couple of years. I'm going to predict that as long as the a359ulr can take the around 300 pax and luggage to London, there will be no chance they will order the 777-8. Recent quotes in the media ab...

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by Pcoder
Thu May 03, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date
Replies: 137
Views: 26191

Re: Qantas orders additional 787s, sets 747 retirement date

With Qantas's 787 order, were the first 15 options (now all used up) at the bargain price? I've calculated the seats for the 11 747s that they had prior to the 787s and the 14 787s and there is a bit of a loss in capacity (some capacity might be added by extra a330 deployed internationally) Qantas w...

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by Pcoder
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 34862

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

I'll assume they won't be copying Frontier. Too many bad memories :stirthepot:

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by Pcoder
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas eyes 737MAX and future 797 for future domestic fleet
Replies: 18
Views: 5806

Re: Qantas eyes 737MAX and future 797 for future domestic fleet

Having a big A321NEO backlog & infrastructure, I see little advantages of adding 737-10's to the Qantas fleet. Frankly there is nothing this aircraft can add, while the incoming A321s do in terms of range, payload, cargo, performance, engine choice, comfort and Jetstar fleet commonality. https:...

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by Pcoder
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 262
Views: 31895

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2017

Seems seasonal at this stage - Very interesting route Haikou as you say is a tourism city for China not a big city for outbound travel Hainan Airlines last week opened reservation for additional new route to Australia, where the airline schedules Haikou – Sydney nonstop flight. From 30JAN18 to 24MA...

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by Pcoder
Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 59198

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Canberra Airport asks federal government for help on cancelled Sydney flights "Canberra Airport's owners have called for the federal government to investigate higher than average flight cancellation rates from Sydney and to consider introducing new national performance benchmarks. Canberra Air...

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by Pcoder
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 22676

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Looks like a container is the cause of the fire. Battery Fire? (Won't know anytime soon)

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by Pcoder
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147
Replies: 294
Views: 31733

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 147

The number doesn't include transiting passengers from WLG to SIN. I'd imagine CBR-SIN would 80%+ with transiting passengers included.

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by Pcoder
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia reportedly facing “severe cash flow crisis” with “very limited options”
Replies: 33
Views: 9115

Re: Virgin Australia reportedly facing “severe cash flow crisis” with “very limited options”

The ratio of leased to owned aircraft is very high. For an airline that is over 16 years old, they should have more owned aircraft as leasing is more expensive long term.

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by Pcoder
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG fails to get CASA approval, to deploy A350 to Europe instead
Replies: 19
Views: 7249

Re: TG fails to get CASA approval, to deploy A350 to Europe instead

QR and SQ already operate the A350 to Australia.

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by Pcoder
Fri Sep 30, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unnamed Airline to introduce Super First Class on 777's in late 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 4593

Re: Unnamed Airline to introduce Super First Class on 777's in late 2017

EK most likely as SQ, QR and EY don't have any announced orders. The only other airline with a major 77w order is United and they are moving away from first class.

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