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by jman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80267

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

TSV-DPS is ending in March, and that is operated by a CNS based A320 and Tech Crew. Currently the aircraft routing is CNS-DPS-TSV-BNE-TSV-DPS-CNS. If a BNE based aircraft takes the TSV and return service, and a rejig of the DPS times out of CNS there is bandwidth for a NTL service?? I dunno but it ...

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by jman
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80267

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

On the topic of JQ 787s: JQ are improving the 787 schedule/utilization from FEB which will see BNE-DPS-BNE becoming daily, and MEL-DPS-MEL becoming double daily. JQ are also eliminating most of the domestic 787 tag flights. From the end of March 2018 MEL-SIN-MEL will be reduced with the freed up fl...

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by jman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80267

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

MEL-SAN with a 788 is completely out of the question. Even BNE-SAN would be a stretch with Jetstar’s high density configuration. Perhaps JQ could use an AKL stop (MEL - AKL - SAN) - this would be able to get feed from JQ's domestic New Zealand network, as well as the likes of SYD. Cheers, C. I don’...

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by jman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80267

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

oskarclare wrote:
jman wrote:
-JQ will also be flying to mainland USA, San Diego i believe


Will the JQ flight operate from Melbourne?


Most likely as that is where the majority of their 787 are based and there are less flights to Southern California from Melbourne than Sydney.

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by jman
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 1024
Views: 80267

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - January 2018

-JQ will be having a daily flight to DPS, but instead of being a nighttime departure it is now a daytime departure, and it will be a 787, not the A321neo everyone thinks. The 787 will be based in BNE and it will be the only flight operated by that aircraft for the immediate future. -JQ will also be ...

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by jman
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 379
Views: 41453

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - December 2017

Brisbane to Mackay / No. of Flights / No. of Flight Cancelld / % Cancelled QFLink / 108 / 103 / 4.6% VA / 144 / 1 / 0.7% So the point of whether they are QFLink or QF mainline or not doesn't matter - your flight is still more likely to be cancelled if it's operated by QF than VA. [/quote] If QFlink...

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by jman
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK
Replies: 9
Views: 4518

Re: Odd Cabin Safety Procedure On TK

I recently flew ATH/IST on TK and saw a very odd procedure by the cabin crew. As we were taxiing to the gate in IST, I noticed that one of the cabin crew had closed the divider curtain between C and Y class and was standing in the aisle guarding it. There was a placard that very clearly stated &quo...

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by jman
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 61252

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Given that Air Canada is successful enough to operate daily Vancouver flights to three different airports, would it be worthwhile for Qantas to attempt some flights, apart from the seasonal Sydney flight? Also considering the plane would be sitting on the ground for a long time like the LAX flights,...

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by jman
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41263

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

I'm flying QF to CHC next week on a morning flight, what sort of food service will i be getting? Sometimes we get upgraded to business on our flights, so what is the business class food and drink service like on a TransTasman flight? QF's Tasman softproduct has lowered to the same standard as the d...

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by jman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41263

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

This ongoing confusion at VA offering is kind of perplexing itself. From my experience - which is fortnightly on either QF or VA - the following applies on VA... 0-2ish hours = company drink and packet of bubbles (the Snax with Attitude brand is absolutely delicious and seems to be the preferred of...

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by jman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41263

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

This ongoing confusion at VA offering is kind of perplexing itself. From my experience - which is fortnightly on either QF or VA - the following applies on VA... 0-2ish hours = company drink and packet of bubbles (the Snax with Attitude brand is absolutely delicious and seems to be the preferred of...

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by jman
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41263

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

kriskim wrote:
Does anyone know if all the JQ 787's are MEL and SYD based? I know that the maintenance base is in MEL, but are the 787's based anywhere else?


Thats where they are based, no plans for any other bases, but the crew in other bases are trained to fly the 787

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by jman
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 41263

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

JQ TSV-DPS flights not performing up to expectations- no surprise given the current economic conditions in TSV. JQ threatening to cut the route early next year- suspect looking for a local govt. subsidy, but doubt that would past the pub test in present environment. Interesting that a population ce...

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by jman
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58644

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

Hey all, JQ 836 (VH-VQL) operating BNE to PPP diverted to MKY today. I find this interesting given their proximity. Haven't heard of any specific issue at PPP today. Arguably MKY is closer to a laeger hospital in event of medical diversion. Any idea? In this situation Mackay was better suited for w...

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by jman
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Operating Costs
Replies: 14
Views: 15227

Re: 787 Operating Costs

I had a feeling he's asking for something more. He considered weights and landing/start, which then turns into stage length etc. However, I might've been too aggressive on my understanding. Sorry if you felt attacked, it wasn't my intention. I just fell it's too simple to give any answer. Anyways, ...

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by jman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption table
Replies: 56
Views: 209475

Re: Fuel consumption table

IMHO, fuel flow is relatively easy to estimate as a function of aircraft type and weight. As far as I know, in ISA conditions in long range cruise classics B733-5 would burn 1/23 of its weight per hour, while NG would burn 1/27 – 1/28 of its weight in hourly fuel flow. B744 1/30 A330 1/33 – 1/35 77...

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by jman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Operating Costs
Replies: 14
Views: 15227

Re: 787 Operating Costs

I've seen anywhere between $8k-$12k/hour. It'll vary from operator to operator obviously, so hedge accordingly Thanks for that. What i'm trying to work out though is the part where fuel comes into effect. I'm looking at finding out what formula they use to work out how much fuel they use per hour o...

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by jman
Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Operating Costs
Replies: 14
Views: 15227

Re: 787 Operating Costs

This is one of those, if you have to ask, you can't afford it type questions. I have seen the $11,000 per hour number tossed around but I have no idea how that was arrived at. To many variables in play without a specific operator and region in mind. Thanks. I wasn't looking at buying one so the who...

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by jman
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787 Operating Costs
Replies: 14
Views: 15227

787 Operating Costs

Hey, I'm trying to work out the operating costs associated with the 787. I know you use the maintenance costs, crew costs, landing fees and the big one is the fuel costs. How do you work out how much fuel the plane will use per hour? What is the formula to figuring it out? And what about the extra f...

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by jman
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Presidential Transport
Replies: 41
Views: 4711

Re: Presidential Transport

:idea: All this talk 'bout the Beast and support vehicles in a 747 is great, but you are forgetting something else that is very often also part of the circus involved when a Presidential visit is being made. It's green, has four main rotor blades, and never travels alone... :duck: would the helicop...

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by jman
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 42235

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

With these rumoured new Asian routes potentially opening up soon, are there any particular routes you guys think Australian airlines should be operating to anywhere in the world (not just Australia or Asia) that we don't already service on our own metal?

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by jman
Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Buying Aircrafts
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: Buying Aircrafts

In general, one customer will demand preferential deliveries in return for their order. But this can backfire as if the delay is too long, it pushes customers to another airline . Usually vendors now demand 3+ years at the peak production So an airline needs first year ramp up production, 3 years a...

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by jman
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Buying Aircrafts
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Buying Aircrafts

When an airline buys a new aircraft, i.e. at the Paris Air Show, how long do they wait from order day until delivery day?

Like do they deliver the first 10 aircraft to the first 10 customers (one aircraft per airline each), or would they do 10 for the first airline, 10 for the next airline and so on?

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by jman
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel consumption table
Replies: 56
Views: 209475

Re: Fuel consumption table

Is there somewhere where you can find out the fuel burn for take off?

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by jman
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Costs per Hour
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Aircraft Costs per Hour

It is calculated for an aircraft to include fuel costs and also any scheduled maintenance costs. Maintenance on many vital components cost a certain amount and they are checked every X hours. This gives a very accurate Cost per Hour for a aircraft. I believe wages and airport costs are additional t...

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by jman
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Presidential Transport
Replies: 41
Views: 4711

Re: Presidential Transport

Considering the modifications that would go into making a plane suitable to be Air Force One, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch to think they could make a cargo ramp at the back of a freight plane, just like the ramp in the Air Force One movie had (albeit a fake one) You just don't "add a r...

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by jman
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Presidential Transport
Replies: 41
Views: 4711

Re: Presidential Transport

I wasn't saying there was anything wrong with them, just questioning whether it would be more economical to take the 7478f which could hold more vehicles than taking as many C-17s as they sometimes do because sometimes i've seen pictures where there are atleast 5 of them and theoretically one 7478f...

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by jman
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Presidential Transport
Replies: 41
Views: 4711

Re: Presidential Transport

[q I'm sure they could just buy one or two of the freighter aircrafts, (maybe the 747-8F seeing as they're using the 747-8I for Air Force One) and it would still probably save them money and they wouldn't really have the problem of having an aircraft sitting around costing money. What is wrong with...

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by jman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Costs per Hour
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Aircraft Costs per Hour

When they say an aircraft costs $X per hour to operate, what are they using to come up with that number? Fuel per KM? Staff costs? Airport costs? Where do they get this information from, as different staff would cost different wages and different airports have different prices It is calculated for ...

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by jman
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Presidential Transport
Replies: 41
Views: 4711

Re: Presidential Transport

Would it not be easier and more economical to use an actual freight aircraft like the 747F, surely that would be able to fit more vehicles in it than taking all the C-17s and would make more sense? No. A commercial chartered freighter is not going to be cheaper. It may have to sit on the ground for...

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by jman
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Costs per Hour
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Aircraft Costs per Hour

When they say an aircraft costs $X per hour to operate, what are they using to come up with that number?
Fuel per KM?
Staff costs?
Airport costs?

Where do they get this information from, as different staff would cost different wages and different airports have different prices

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