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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

With the new 737-8MAX Crash could we see VA cancelling their order for the family.? Could we see QF move to the A320NEO Family because of this? Will there be more restrictions put on the aircraft? Unlikely to happen, however I argue Boeing 737 Max 8/10 is not suitable for VA for commercial reasons:...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

With the new 737-8MAX Crash could we see VA cancelling their order for the family.? Could we see QF move to the A320NEO Family because of this? Will there be more restrictions put on the aircraft? Unlikely to happen, however I argue Boeing 737 Max 8/10 is not suitable for VA for commercial reasons:...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

With the new 737-8MAX Crash could we see VA cancelling their order for the family.?
Could we see QF move to the A320NEO Family because of this?
Will there be more restrictions put on the aircraft?

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I am not too surprise that some info leaks from top management. Leaking out of the company on the other hand is more worrisome. Proof that the A350-1000 is the winner: Airbus sent one at the Avalon air show but the 777X was nowhere to be seen. :duck: 1. How is Boeing Supposed to send a plane which ...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753703

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Hopefully not related at all to the JT610 Crash . However, all 737MAX Aircraft should be grounded till the cause is determined as seen in these two crashes there may be a design flaw. My condolences to all affected.

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Proof that the A350-1000 is the winner: Airbus sent one at the Avalon air show but the 777X was nowhere to be seen. :duck: No, there was no A350-1000 at the Avalon Airshow this year. There was however a scale model of the A350 at the air show, obviously a clear sign that Qantas will order it... :co...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I find it hard to believe that pilots and employees already know about the selection... I am not too surprise that some info leaks from top management. Leaking out of the company on the other hand is more worrisome. Proof that the A350-1000 is the winner: Airbus sent one at the Avalon air show but ...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Malindo has cut BNE to 4x weekly. However, their original plan was for it to be 3x weekly non-stop from KUL and 4x via DPS. If your talking MH to BNE, they have always been 4x weekly since resuming last June. No announcement was ever made for MH to go 5x weekly to BNE. They are planning an increase...

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qf789 wrote:
Malindo planning to start KUL-DPS-SYD from 21 Jun 19, daily 737-800

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 13665?s=20

Good, More competition.

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by JQ321
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer
Replies: 212
Views: 36485

Re: Delta Wants to be NMA Launch Customer

f I were Boeing I'd tell Delta to get lost they have done alright without being a major Delta supplier for many years now other than the 737. Perhaps the new tariffs are making the pathway to Airbus a bit more difficult than it has been in the past. The ball is not in Boeing's court it's in Delta's...

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 27406

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

I find it weird that they haven't tried AKL-NYC. It's shorter than PER-LHR, so the 789 could do it. Pretty sure winds are also favorable compared to it though I definitely may be wrong Despite NZ aircraft on routes to the USA having larger Premium classes, the airline is still very leisure and carg...

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

qf789 wrote:
Does anyone have any idea why there was a QantasLink parked at T1 at Perth, its was parked at parking bay 161B

International Charter?

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Thought each 747 was being replaced by 2 787s so as not to lose capacity by making Chile & South Africa into daily flights They are only getting 6 more 789s to replace 8 remaining 744s. incorrect. the 6 789s are replacing the 744ER's the current the 744's are being replaced by the initial order...

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Just out of curiosity, is there any plan for ADL to receive transpacific service to the United States, given their distance slightly longer than MEL’s? No hope in the near term. QF doesn't fly a single international route from ADL, and given they have the most capacity into the AUS-US market, it is...

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne
Replies: 123
Views: 27406

Re: Boeing to increase 787-9 MTOW by 2.5 tonne

They're talking about AKL-NYC, AKL-GRU, neither of which the 78X can realistically do. 789 should be able to comfortably do AKL-GRU, but there may be additional operational specs/routings that make it difficult for NZ specifically. Ahh, Thanks. I think the regulatory authorities do not allow the Au...

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by JQ321
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33807

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Trans-Pacific capability from a 78J seems to be a recurrent a.net fantasy. Why can't we take at face value what the airline says? That the 78J would be a fine aircraft for Asian routes but not more – that in terms of range it is comparable to the old 767-300. Brochure range doesn't work when you're...

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by JQ321
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37367

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

I personally don't want another dime of taxpayer funds spent on this search . I wasn’t aware any US Taxpayers’ “dimes” had been spent on this search. Assuming I am correct - that is, you are a US taxpayer and no US taxes were spent on this search - your view is fairly offensive to those whose taxes...

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by JQ321
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

In short I think it is likely that the A380 will take over at least one current 747 route for the short-medium term until either more 787s or the Sunrise aircraft enter the fleet. Yes, there is no way QF can rely solely on incoming 787s to replace the 744 fleet. It’s not a coincidence that the A380...

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by JQ321
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

I haven’t seen anything concrete but I have heard the A380 can operate to HND in night time hours which is when QF operate. It would bring in F should they choose to sell it, as to where the frame would come from maybe MEL-SIN or instead of SYD-HKG, then there is DFW if QF decide to use 789s and ad...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

No. The Jetstar name isn't big in the US. Well by that theory no Jetstar brand should've been launched. New Entry's names will never be well known. However, with a major U.S. company such as AA backing it might do well... Actually Jetstar had a name domestically, hence why 3K was launched first bec...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

zkncj wrote:
jrfspa320 wrote:
The Jetstar 788s would struggle with transpac range also


It should be fine via AKL though, it could do what QF used todo with the MEL-LAX service an operate via AKL or even NAN.

There are many options they could take...
789's
stop over AKL,NAN,HNL etc

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

If the AA/QF JV gets approved by DOT could we see AA and QF Launch Jetstar America? No. The Jetstar name isn't big in the US. Well by that theory no Jetstar brand should've been launched. New Entry's names will never be well known. However, with a major U.S. company such as AA backing it might do w...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

If the AA/QF JV gets approved by DOT could we see AA and QF Launch Jetstar America?

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does anyone know when QANTAS is going to choose a replacement for the Older A330-200's and A330-330's? A330NEO... A350... 787... Why do they need such a rush to replace these jets considering they just did an expensive cabin refit and many of them are barely 10 years old? This is an a.net myth that...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 90
Views: 22649

Re: Boeing 737NG Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

Why is the P-8 included in these lists?
Aren't they made on a separate line?
They really have no connection to the passenger line . Can we have to separate backlogs as P-8 is going into the future passenger variants ending very soon.

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does anyone know when QANTAS is going to choose a replacement for the Older A330-200's and A330-330's?
A330NEO...
A350...
787...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Qantas737 wrote:
VH-YVA has exited the Flying Colours Aviation hangar in Townsville sporting Tiger Air livery. Air New Zealand A320 ZK-OJA has arrived and entered the hangar for a repaint.

Finally... weren't they supposed to already be all 737-800?

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85835

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

And in last year's thread vorallenaj had suggested 2 more 747s would go in advance of these 787s. Dates were available dates on a for sale site OEB 15-Apr-2019 OJU 15-Aug-2019 You probably gain an aircraft when they complete the refurb on the 332s, but presumably something is giving space in the sc...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?
Replies: 51
Views: 9661

Re: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?

I assume that when QF canceled their A380s there were deposits involved. From what I have read I believe that it went down something like this. EK approached Airbus and said that without engine improvements they wanted to cancel all A380s that were not already started. Airbus then went to all of th...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33807

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

But I Guess you really like Airbus don't you? Actually, I have always been a Boeing person, it's just that Airbus (and Bombardier) has better offerings right now. I am quite prepared to accept that the 787 can happily occupy the space I have made for the A330-900 ( if RR can get their 'a into g'). ...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

qf789 wrote:
QF BNE-SFO could come at the expense of BNE-LAX (QF55/56)

Evidence?
That would be 33% reduction in capacity and from what i saw from load factor to LAX weren't at ~60% (that's giving them some spare capacity for the greatest demand of the year.

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta or American Fly US-Singapore In The Next 10 Years?
Replies: 41
Views: 5169

Re: Will Delta or American Fly US-Singapore In The Next 10 Years?

For American Airlines, they could pick up where UA left off and launch LAX-SIN nonstop. From what I've heard on here, part of the reason UA dropped LAX-SIN and moved it to the 2nd daily SFO-SIN was because the 789 was struggling with the distance of LAX-SIN and wasn't able to carry enough payload t...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does Anyone know with Haneda opening up new slots could we QANTAS Moving to 2 daily A330 to open up a spare 787 to operate new expansion?

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33807

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

That's some high fleet-complexity. I can't see the point of using both A330-900neo and 787-9. Same thing with the A220-300 / A320neo. Yeah, personally I would be happy to dump the 787s completely from the NZ mainline fleet. All the rest are exactly what LH/LX/DL has. as far as fleet complexity. It ...

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by JQ321
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81799

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Here's some gossip... I just stumbled across a youtube video by 'Stefan Drury' (published March 1, 2019) at Avalon Airshow. At around the the 4:05 time mark he talks to a qantas B789 pilot who mentions the routes the B789 flies...AND she specifically says, 'we are also going BNE-SFO...' No date was...

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by JQ321
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?
Replies: 51
Views: 9661

Re: Project Sunrise: Does Airbus have the upper hand?

Why does any manufacturer have the "upper hand"?
Neither of them have an aircraft on paper that does what QANTAS wants.
In Addition neither have any of them openly stated anything but they are trying to extend the range.

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by JQ321
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76860

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Qantas To Start Melbourne - Queenstown Flights This Winter... More Competition For Air New Zealand, Jetstar And The Newly Started Services From Virgin Australia. https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/qantas-to-fly-direct-from-...

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by JQ321
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76860

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... nsion.html
with this news could we see further expansion into Australia such as Adelaide, Cairns etc
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https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... nsion.html
with this news could we see further expansion into Australia such as Adelaide, Cairns etc

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by JQ321
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76860

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

RyanairGuru wrote:
OK, to avoid confusion it appears that there are flight attendant bases in Sydney and Hobart but not pilot bases, is that correct?

Why does it matter where pilots and FA's are based?

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by JQ321
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76860

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I would've thought it had always been the case that whatever was ordered for the Sunrise project, also got ordered in its "normal" model for traditional routes. That's where I see the 777 having the edge with the 777-9 being that little bit bigger than the 350, but still capable of flying...

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by JQ321
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 486
Views: 137328

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... 20s-report

https://blueswandaily.com/air-vanuatu-o ... -aircraft/

Article says A220-300 however 133 is A220-100 in 1 class. Can you confirm which variant.
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qf789 wrote:

Article says A220-300 however 133 is A220-100 in 1 class. Can you confirm which variant.

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by JQ321
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76860

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

All Tiger A320’s will eventually be sent to VARA - Tiger is going all 738. After hearing rumours for several months I have only received something more substantial today that A320's are going to replace F100's It's a bit of a capacity jump, wonder if all those seats are needed. I would have thought...

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by JQ321
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85835

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Chris2302 wrote:
Is it possible on Thursday to announce another top up 787 order for late 2020/2021

Why Thursday?

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by JQ321
Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85835

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Believe result of the repairs -ZNG might incur a payload penalty due to increased drag over the lifetime of the frame this could equate to thousands. EK413 Why would there be increased drag? I’m only speculating when you factor in how long -ZNG was out of action I’m sure the repair wasn’t a quick &...

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by JQ321
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85835

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Q400 -QOW out of TSV paintshop. ALSO B789 -ZNG back in service after repairs, due to contact with some wayward ground equipment in MEL. Currently flying QF29 MEL-HKG FEB 17th :) Believe result of the repairs -ZNG might incur a payload penalty due to increased drag over the lifetime of the frame thi...

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by JQ321
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?
Replies: 143
Views: 22578

Re: BA’s 777-200ER replacement?

As the years tick by, BA’s fleet of 777-200ERs are getting older. With the oldest aircraft being over 21 years old. Although retirement isn’t looking immediately likely. What aircraft do we think would replace fleet? Could we see an increased order of 787-9s or 10s? Also, what do we think would rep...

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by JQ321
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BKK - SYD Route - Future Developments
Replies: 20
Views: 4130

Re: BKK-SYD route

After leaving Emirates (EK) of the BKK-SYD sector, will Thai Airways (TG) or Qantas (QF) be used to increase capacity or frequencies? TG reduced its services to Australia this season, but with the departure of EK could have plans to return their second flight to SYD with Boeing 747-400 or Boeing 77...

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by JQ321
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36153

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Just noted that HX posted a further update and have closed ALL reservations for HKG-AKL vv from Nov 2019. Shame to loose another airline of the route... https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282893/hong-kong-airlines-closes-auckland-reservations-from-nov-2019-for-nw19/ I wonder what thi...

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by JQ321
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76860

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Interesting times for Qantas indeed. Wonder if they will streamline their long haul fleet to 789s & a350s(as a long term replacement for the A380s). Surely Airbus will pitch an A350-1000ULR for project sunrise & a few discounted standard 1000s I doubt the A350 doesn't have the capacity to r...

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by JQ321
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 85835

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

qf789 wrote:
Captdasbomb wrote:
You wouldn’t know whats wrong with VH-ZNG Dreamliner?


It was hit by VA ground equipment in MEL, hence why it hasn’t flown for a week now

Sabotage?
Trying to stop one of QF's busiest Routes?

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