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by JQ321
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 66247

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

With QANTAS's Fleet repaint will the Mendoorwoorrji Livery be ditched or will it be adapted to the new Silver Roo Scheme or could we see an entirely new scheme on a 737?

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by JQ321
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Certainly a possibility. With 18 A321LRs on order I think it’s safe to assume that there are bigger plans brewing. I agree - I’m also not certain that all 788s will be taken from DPS. My guess is they maintain 1x daily each from SYD and MEL. The second daily MEL could go 321 with some additional fl...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

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 JQ321
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

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 JQ321
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Please atleast re read my post on why I think HND will get it, no body has proved weather HND can not can’t take the A380. HND has very few taxiway capabilities for the A380. Operations are restricted to late evening and early mornings, (Yes QF operate at those times but factor in any delays or div...

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by JQ321
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

[SYD-SFO may had been possible with the A380, but QF recently diversifying to MEL-SFO with the possibility/mention of BNE-SFO (replacing the QF55/56 BNE-LAX terminators) makes a A380 on the SFO routes less likely. A380 on BNE-LAX has a snowflakes chance (in addition, QF currently doesn't have inter...

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by JQ321
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Reports from Boeing's Charleston SC 787-10 plant of concerns over the 787-10 have resurfaced, these first heard many years ago but have returned over concerns over the 737 MAX. AirlineRatings has an update plus Boeing's response to the recent article by the New York Times, although to be honest I w...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I was thinking a terminator, with EY drawing down their market share, an opportunity to supplement some of the EK capacity? Or could they simply retire one 380 from the fleet? I don't think they'd retire but if there was a spare A380 (or 2) SYD and MEL to DXB might be a reasonably low risk way if p...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Just a thought. Would there be any business case for QF to pass on the A380 to JQ at some stage. If so, under what context and possible routes? Unless if there's a "leisure" and/or "low yielding" route capable of filling 600+ seats on a A380 on a consistent basis and at a profit...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’m not sure if I saw an illusion but I was on a QF 737 taxing to the runway literally just like 10mins ago and I glimpsed an EVA airline aircraft sitting on the international terminal apron. Before I could have a better look again my aircraft turned and I lost my angle to observe it. Anyone has an...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

qf2220 wrote:
QF744ER wrote:
Hearing DFW becomes a B787 from November which in-turn frees up A380's for use elsewhere in the network, some are saying JNB.


Surely as a 2x 787 for 1 A380 right?

7x SYD-DFW and 3x MEL-DFW (weekly)
so 3x787 for 2 A380

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

log0008 wrote:
Disappointed QF didn't opt for MEL-KIX which has been mentioned internally but SYD-CTS sure is interesting.

I'm also disappointed that QANTAS didn't opt for a route which would've less profitable than the one they did. They should launch flights from Adelaide to Laos.

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by JQ321
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Is the A380 utilisation going to be reduced until the completion of the refurb program? Normally A380 utilisation is 11 aircraft for most of the year with 1 in maintenance and then 12 during peak periods and no maintenance. At the moment they are only using 10 frames with 2 on the ground. This goes...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

VH-VKJ is currently grounded in Japan after having engine surges on descent. The atsb website has an ‘overview’ on what happened. Could this mean that VH-OEB stays longer than the 30 April to cover until the grounded 787-8 is ungrounded and back in service for JQ Highly doubt it especially with the...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I notice from the QF source that VH OEB has been doing some JQ3/4 rotations SYD-HNL of late. Is there an equipment problem somewhere, if so, anyone know the detail? VH-VKJ is currently grounded in Japan after having engine surges on descent. The atsb website has an ‘overview’ on what happened. Coul...

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Does anyone know when VH-OEB is going to retired this month

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by JQ321
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

royalswazi wrote:
We should all stone Royal Brunei planes lol

Good Idea they're all the same gender...

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by JQ321
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

http://australianaviation.com.au/2019/0 ... ty-747-8f/
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QANTAS Replacing their 2 Atlas Air 747-400F leases with 2 747-8F in Atlas Air Livery.
See Link:
http://australianaviation.com.au/2019/0 ... ty-747-8f/

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by JQ321
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 72615

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Please enlighten me on VA’s BNE/MEL/SYD-LAX. VA only have 5x 77Ws which are all deployed to LAX. A few weeks ago, a plane went belly up in LAX resulting in some delays and pax repro on DL. Basically, a fleet of 5 frames with no other equipment to cover for it can make for some interesting constrain...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

It looks like Qantas looked into Hong Kong Express though decided against it as it would setback its relationship with CX http://www.orientaviation.com/articles/4259/hk-express-acquisition-could-set-new-benchmark-for-competition-concentration Definitely not an equal relationship then. Or CX wanted ...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Cheers qf002, what network changes have been made to free up 789's for QF127/128 or was there slack in their schedules? They've had a 789 on MEL-HKG since late last year which now switches back to A330s. More broadly speaking, this 789 was supposed to be flying a new route to the US from BNE but as...

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by JQ321
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?
Replies: 95
Views: 11086

Re: Your advice to Boeing for the upcoming Paris Air Show ?

2019 Paris Air Show is on June 23, approximately 3 months away. It is a big opportunity to restore trust in MAX and in Boeing as well. What can they do at the Paris Air Show to make things better ? My Advices : 1-) Complete the necessary fix of the MCAS system and other modifications. If possible, ...

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by JQ321
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Could this arrangement work however? SYD-LHR-SYD MEL-LHR-MEL BNE-PER-LHR-PER-BNE SYD-SIN-LHR-SIN-SYD That way Brisbane gets a "direct" flight (although via Perth), and the other 3 cities gets the non-stops, and the via SIN option is still available with timed connections from BNE and MEL....

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by JQ321
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

The whole argument over why they chose a early morning arrival from PER into LHR at around 5am was to minimise hold times, the same would apply to other non-stops, therefore if any flight is going to land at LHR at lunchtime it will be the SIN one. Was it? I remember it being mentioned but the sche...

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by JQ321
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Joyce had stated that SIN-LHR-SIN will remain (hence the new F lounge) once the new direct SYD and MEL to LHR begin. So QF could be back up to 4x daily if the keep PER as well: SYD-LHR-SYD MEL-LHR-MEL ???-SIN-LHR-SIN-??? PER-LHR-PER They said East Coast and in their Diagram included Brisbane so may...

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

ACT Government is trying to lure a direct flight between CBR and China. https://www.canberratimes.com.au/canberra-news/andrew-barr-in-china-looking-to-woo-airlines-to-canberra-20190325-p517fv.html My thought is other than HKG, there's no port in China where this route will be profitable without sub...

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by JQ321
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

kriskim wrote:
UA99 enroute to LAX exMEL, has diverted safely to NOU, apparently there was some smoke in the cockpit.

That's not good... Hope all that are on board are safe.

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by JQ321
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

decry wrote:
Tigerair's 738 VH-YVA is scheduled to operate it's first service tomorrow MEL-OOL as TT562.

Good... They're finally moving on with their 3 year transition after ... 3 years.

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 31744?s=21

Do you happen to know who the charterer is? If so, who is it?
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qf789 wrote:
VA to operate one time charter BNE-LAS on 12 July 19

https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 31744?s=21

Do you happen to know who the charterer is? If so, who is it?

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291025

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

They could build market with current generation aircraft then shift them to Asia in 5-10years before upgrading. This is where I see the 350 as having the advantage; it’s more flexible if converted back to normal ops from ULH. The 77X just seems to heavy for QF to Asia. Would the weight have an impa...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1494
Views: 291025

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

But neither airframe manufacturer is going to spend a tonne of money bending a current product for such few orders. So it's got to be a costmetic solution either way. NZ doesn't need the same range because they have no ambitions of launching nonstop to LHR and increased gross weight 789 or A359 wil...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9
Replies: 29
Views: 8627

Re: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9

bladenl wrote:
I don't think Samoa airlines over-ordered considering they had only one on order.

Not over-ordering per say but they don't need such a large aircraft so they did over-order because they never needed such a large aircraft, maybe a smaller one but not one that big.

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Speaking of VARA, how many aircraft are still left in the Skywest livery, or are they all painted now? There is 1 F100 in Skywest retro livery Deliberately retro or not yet had a chance to visit the paint shop? When it gets painted it'll probably the first time since they were founded they would ha...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Interesting that it's still using a Tigerair flight number. Tiger are still the registered operator so their crew would be operating the flight, rather than VARA crews. VNB doesn’t enter service with VARA until mid-April Ok. Does that mean it has lots of down time until then or will it continue to ...

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

rtav wrote:
VH-VNB, ex. TigerAir A320 is positioning to Perth from Seletar as TT9002 now painted in VARA Livery.

Interesting that it's still using a Tigerair flight number.

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33807

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

I'm suspecting next weeks announcement will include the retirement of the Q300s. This will provide an excellent chance for JQ IMHO to pick up some additional Q300s or get some Q400s from QF and expand. Which could be a reason for NZ to hold on to the Q300s as long as they are economically viable. T...

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by JQ321
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... ory-decal/
Just as bad as the Launceston one.
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A Jetstar Asia A320 has recently been put in a Northern Territory Decal to celebrate their 10 years of operating to Darwin from Singapore
See Link:
https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... ory-decal/
Just as bad as the Launceston one.

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by JQ321
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Wasn't there speculation at the time that QF split its domestic and international arms that this could allow the airline to take overseas investment in one arm but not the other, eg into QF International, or was it more about being able to write down the value of the international fleet and roll th...

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

One of the JQ A320 fleet VH-VQK has been given a special promotional livery for five months. This includes the interior as well, which as far as I am aware is not a common occurence in the modern era? And, are short(er) promotions like this common? It seems special liveries are around for a while. ...

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by JQ321
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Except QF wouldn't use it on the JQ route - QF would put it on its own route. As i said before, PER-SIN might be a contender. Thinking a bit more, AKL-PER might also work, as might SYD-HNL (maybe ?) QF would use the aircraft to reduce seats slightly (and operating costs) but be able to charge a bet...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

With all the rumors about starting FRA/CDG Does anybody know whether they already own slots there or do they plan on purchasing some?

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 20609?s=20

Interesting the believe they'll be un-grounded by October.
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qf789 wrote:
As of today SilkAir ops to DRW and CNS operated by 738 due to obvious reasons, until 26 Oct 19

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 20609?s=20

Interesting the believe they'll be un-grounded by October.

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by JQ321
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air ... r-success/

Thailand?
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qf789 wrote:
AirAsia X is considering other routes to AVV after its successful launch, loads have been 80-85%, 100,000 passengers have flown the route since launch

https://www.airlineratings.com/news/air ... r-success/

Thailand?

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by JQ321
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Qantas will appear before a Senate committee into regional airfares: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-15/qantas-airfare-senate-inquiry-remote-australians-complain-prices/10902166 For the interested, details of the the committee are here: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/S...

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by JQ321
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753705

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. 100% agree, until the problem is found, ground all of them, its too small a gap in ...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

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? Seriously why ask this 30 minutes after the ET 737MAX crashed? No VA is not going to cancel their orde...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Unlikely to happen, however I argue Boeing 737 Max 8/10 is not suitable for VA for commercial reasons: 1. MAX does not have sufficient range to Asia, even VA gets them, they cannot fly far 2. MAX has small cargo hold and holds too little passengers that they won't achieve as many benefits as Airbus...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Unlikely to happen, however I argue Boeing 737 Max 8/10 is not suitable for VA for commercial reasons: 1. MAX does not have sufficient range to Asia, even VA gets them, they cannot fly far 2. MAX has small cargo hold and holds too little passengers that they won't achieve as many benefits as Airbus...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 753705

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Could we please just debate the topic without making things personal nor making outlandish statements such as grounding the worldwide fleet or its definitely not the airlines fault without having evidence to back that up. Additionally be respectful to one another. Those coming here just to post com...

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by JQ321
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81800

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

decry wrote:
JQ321 wrote:
With the new 737-8MAX Crash could we see VA cancelling their order for the family?


Very much doubt that. It's not like the entire MAX fleet is falling from the sky all of a sudden.

That would be a sad but cool sight if that happened.

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