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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:55 am
by cheski
EK413 wrote:
cheski wrote:
Does anyone know if any of dash 8 q200 or q300 are planned to be refurbished?
I recently went on a q200, and they are looking old on the inside, and could benefit from new gen seats, interior (and some TLC in general).


Was highlighted in qf789 post

qf789 wrote:
Also announced today Q200's Q300's and Q400's will receive cabin upgrade

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... n-upgrade/

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantaslink-to- ... ource=grid



EK413


Thank you for this! Not sure how I missed this.
Nice to see that Qantas is putting some love into their regional fleet.

With the new generation seats being installed, will the weight reductions have any benefits for the q200 for flights such as SYD - LDH, or would this be negligible?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:24 am
by cheski
The first of 2 A320's (taken from Jetstar) used for FIFO operations, has been painted in the new Qantaslink livery (VH-VQS).

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -in-perth/

@qf789 - I guess you can add this a/c to your list.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:48 am
by jman
cheski wrote:
The first of 2 A320's (taken from Jetstar) used for FIFO operations, has been painted in the new Qantaslink livery (VH-VQS).

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -in-perth/

@qf789 - I guess you can add this a/c to your list.

They were painted and delivered a couple of weeks ago

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:18 pm
by cheski
jman wrote:
cheski wrote:
The first of 2 A320's (taken from Jetstar) used for FIFO operations, has been painted in the new Qantaslink livery (VH-VQS).

http://australianaviation.com.au/2018/0 ... -in-perth/

@qf789 - I guess you can add this a/c to your list.

They were painted and delivered a couple of weeks ago


Correct. No mention has been made of the news on this thread. I only found out today when I stumbled upon this article.
Need to make sure everyone is aware/ updated :smile:

In addition, the second A320 is to be VH-VQU (to enter service from April 2018).
http://www.aviationwa.org.au/2018/02/24 ... rbus-a320/

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:15 pm
by XAM2175
cheski wrote:
Correct. No mention has been made of the news on this thread. I only found out today when I stumbled upon this article.


Weird that. It was mentioned at the time in the general AusAv thread and also the specific QF A320 thread, but can't hurt to cover all the bases :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:16 am
by moa999
I'd say the Twitter poster just assumed paint.

Always needed to position one aircraft anyway. Could just swap OQD with I'd guess OQA or OQB (being oldest paint, highest hours I'd guess) into the paint shop without schedule disruption.

After 25-Mar will need to position to LHR or SIN for a swap.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:20 am
by EK413
moa999 wrote:
I'd say the Twitter poster just assumed paint.

Always needed to position one aircraft anyway. Could just swap OQD with I'd guess OQA or OQB (being oldest paint, highest hours I'd guess) into the paint shop without schedule disruption.

After 25-Mar will need to position to LHR or SIN for a swap.


-OQA has the least hours considering aircraft was AOG nearly 18 months due to the QF32 incident.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:26 am
by DeltaB717
OQD has been confirmed as NOT repainted.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:21 am
by moa999
And also positioned back empty, so hasn't swapped with an aircraft at DXB

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:15 pm
by EK413
The 1st A380 should enter the paint shop around 24th of March. ;)

That’s all I’ll say for now.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:07 pm
by EK413
-OQF will be the first A380 ferried to DXB on the 24th of March SYD-DXB for heavy mx and repaint in 2016 livery.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:16 pm
by undertheradar
The 'blank'/white Q300 VH-SBW is in TSV paint shop. This aircraft was kept white as it was utilized by QF AND JQ(NZ) when needed, by either airline. I'm guessing it wont be repainted white again, so there's a 50/50 chance it will become a 'new roo'. Time will tell :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:24 pm
by EK413
undertheradar wrote:
The 'blank'/white Q300 VH-SBW is in TSV paint shop. This aircraft was kept white as it was utilized by QF AND JQ(NZ) when needed, by either airline. I'm guessing it wont be repainted white again, so there's a 50/50 chance it will become a 'new roo'. Time will tell :)


I’ve seen this white canvas flying around for a while. Interesting to see what colours rolls out. Probably a retro mix QF/JQ colourscheme :D

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:24 am
by moa999
EK413 wrote:
-OQF will be the first A380 ferried to DXB on the 24th of March SYD-DXB for heavy mx and repaint in 2016 livery.


Interesting. Not the oldest paint.
Does this mean heavy mx is moving from MNL to DXB? or a one of like the landing gear change?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:39 am
by EK413
moa999 wrote:
EK413 wrote:
-OQF will be the first A380 ferried to DXB on the 24th of March SYD-DXB for heavy mx and repaint in 2016 livery.


Interesting. Not the oldest paint.
Does this mean heavy mx is moving from MNL to DXB? or a one of like the landing gear change?


Certainly not the oldest of the 12 but still exciting to finally see it happen. My understanding DXB is better fit for MX & repaint opposed to MNL. I’m not sure if this means all MX will be shifted to DXB with the contract stating 8 A380’s.
In relation to the landing gear believe it was a manufacture requirement not necessarily a landing gear fault with -OQD. Airbus have performed similar tasks on SQ & EK A380 aircraft more so to do with maintenance & inspection requirements.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:28 pm
by ZuluAlpha
EK413 wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
The 'blank'/white Q300 VH-SBW is in TSV paint shop. This aircraft was kept white as it was utilized by QF AND JQ(NZ) when needed, by either airline. I'm guessing it wont be repainted white again, so there's a 50/50 chance it will become a 'new roo'. Time will tell :)


I’ve seen this white canvas flying around for a while. Interesting to see what colours rolls out. Probably a retro mix QF/JQ colourscheme :D

EK413



Or there is an alternate option, one side JQ the other QFlink :P :duck:

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:45 pm
by EK413
ZuluAlpha wrote:
EK413 wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
The 'blank'/white Q300 VH-SBW is in TSV paint shop. This aircraft was kept white as it was utilized by QF AND JQ(NZ) when needed, by either airline. I'm guessing it wont be repainted white again, so there's a 50/50 chance it will become a 'new roo'. Time will tell :)


I’ve seen this white canvas flying around for a while. Interesting to see what colours rolls out. Probably a retro mix QF/JQ colourscheme :D

EK413



Or there is an alternate option, one side JQ the other QFlink :P :duck:


Yeah I was thinking of something a lot like the Star Alliance from the 90’s.



EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:21 am
by undertheradar
Was thinking. (i do that sometimes lol), should add the 'new'(ex-JQ) QantasLink A320s to the 'new roo' list. VH-VQS complete and VQU curremtly in XSP presumed to become a 'new roo' :) Will be based in WA for FIFO/charter ops. I wont ramble on, there's easy to find info into the 'why are they doing this?' on the internet thingy. Just type in a few words :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:20 am
by smi0006
EK413 wrote:
The 1st A380 should enter the paint shop around 24th of March. ;)

That’s all I’ll say for now.

EK413


That’s all you’ll say? Am I reading too much into this? Or any chance for a special livery?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:05 am
by EK413
smi0006 wrote:
EK413 wrote:
The 1st A380 should enter the paint shop around 24th of March. ;)

That’s all I’ll say for now.

EK413


That’s all you’ll say? Am I reading too much into this? Or any chance for a special livery?


Reading too much into it ;) Didn’t want repeat of -OQD until -OQF was confirmed.
Wish there was a special livery, even Oneworld would be nice.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:52 am
by na
"Normally" airlines introduce a new livery on its flagship aircraft. Not so Qantas!
With the first A380 to be painted this month it took an extraordinarily long time before QF put one of its VLAs into the hangar to receive the new paint.
Leaves me to ask when is the first 744ER due?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:58 am
by qf789
na wrote:
"Normally" airlines introduce a new livery on its flagship aircraft. Not so Qantas!
With the first A380 to be painted this month it took an extraordinarily long time before QF put one of its VLAs into the hangar to receive the new paint.
Leaves me to ask when is the first 744ER due?


The A380 has been quite heavily used up till now, with PER-LHR starting the A380's will be flying less. I would imagine the 744ER's would be painted probably next year prior to the non 747ER's leaving the fleet. The non 747ER's had been due to be retired this year but QF have decided to keep them another year

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:23 pm
by eamondzhang
na wrote:
"Normally" airlines introduce a new livery on its flagship aircraft. Not so Qantas!
With the first A380 to be painted this month it took an extraordinarily long time before QF put one of its VLAs into the hangar to receive the new paint.
Leaves me to ask when is the first 744ER due?

Same can be said for quite a few airlines, e.g. Lufthansa and Japan Airlines.

Qantas' normal A380 schedule requires 10.5-11 of the 12 aircraft it has, that's excluding the one a/c for maintenance. For a period of time during the last few years (normally Christmas/NY period) QF scheduled all 12 A380s into service. One just couldn't spare a frame for repaint with that flying program. This continues till the upcoming Saturday (24 Mar) when QF9/10 is replaced by 789 via PER.

Michael

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:26 pm
by undertheradar
Q300 VH-QOI out of TSV

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:10 pm
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
Q300 VH-QOI out of TSV


oooops Q400 :banghead:

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:28 am
by moa999
na wrote:
"Normally" airlines introduce a new livery on its flagship aircraft. Not so Qantas!


Was introduced with the shiny new toy aka 787. Much like the A380 launched the 2007 livery.

Once the PER-LHR hoopla is over I suspect focus will go back to the 380s in late 2018/2019 as they begin the refurb process
(Hopefully with some additional announcements re F - they surely can't leave the product unchanged)

Before again shifting to whatever is selected for the ULR aircraft.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:56 am
by qf002
moa999 wrote:
Was introduced with the shiny new toy aka 787. Much like the A380 launched the 2007 livery.


The livery was launched almost a year before the first 787 was delivered and the first aircraft painted was an A330.

2007 was the same, livery introduced almost a year before the first A380 was delivered and first displayed on a 767 from memory.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:17 am
by EK413
qf002 wrote:
moa999 wrote:
Was introduced with the shiny new toy aka 787. Much like the A380 launched the 2007 livery.


The livery was launched almost a year before the first 787 was delivered and the first aircraft painted was an A330.

2007 was the same, livery introduced almost a year before the first A380 was delivered and first displayed on a 767 from memory.


Correct, officially rolled out on B763 -OGD “Geoff Dixon”

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:40 am
by qf789
Jetconnect 737-800 ZK-ZQC has been re-registered to mainline VH-VZH

http://theqantassource.com/jetconnect-b ... as-vh-vzh/

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:37 pm
by EK413
On the back of the QF0009 inaugural MEL-PER-LHR service the 1st QF A380 VH-OQF will ferry SYD-DXB 12:40AEDT 24th March 2018 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
Definitely the 1st A380 to receive fresh coat of paint 2016 Roo.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:47 pm
by undertheradar
B738 VH-VZB out of TSV paint shop. VZE seems to be next in.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:02 am
by qf789
EK413 wrote:
On the back of the QF0009 inaugural MEL-PER-LHR service the 1st QF A380 VH-OQF will ferry SYD-DXB 12:40AEDT 24th March 2018 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
Definitely the 1st A380 to receive fresh coat of paint 2016 Roo.

EK413


Now on way to DXB

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6053/10cfa80c

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:25 am
by EK413
qf789 wrote:
EK413 wrote:
On the back of the QF0009 inaugural MEL-PER-LHR service the 1st QF A380 VH-OQF will ferry SYD-DXB 12:40AEDT 24th March 2018 (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).
Definitely the 1st A380 to receive fresh coat of paint 2016 Roo.

EK413


Now on way to DXB

https://www.flightradar24.com/QFA6053/10cfa80c


Going to look stunning when it returns.

Image

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:39 am
by undertheradar
Will look great. Always loved how the red tail incorporates the back end of the fuselage so the roo covers much more area. The A380 roo is a big bugger! Hopefully they put inboard winglet mini roos as well :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:14 am
by YBBNspotter01
2016 livery updates:
B738
VH-VZB entered back into service this morning as QFA969 TSV-BNE after being repainted into the 2016 livery.
VH-VZE replaced VZB in TSV for repainting.
DH8C
VH-SBW (albino) has been on the ground at TSV for 5 days - will be interesting to see what livery it comes out with.
DH8D
VH-QOI entered back into service on 22/3 after being painted in the 2016 livery in TSV.

B738 WiFi Updates
VH-VYB confirmed with WiFi
VH-VZU has been on the ground at SYD since 16/3 and is likely being Wifi equipped.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:41 am
by EK413
undertheradar wrote:
Will look great. Always loved how the red tail incorporates the back end of the fuselage so the roo covers much more area. The A380 roo is a big bugger! Hopefully they put inboard winglet mini roos as well :)


It will ;)

Image

https://instagram.com/p/BgqdfhRn8zT/

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:10 am
by undertheradar
Love your work EK413 ;) :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:43 am
by undertheradar
QantasLink first A320 VH-VQS has commenced WA intrastate ops. Has been doing a mix of PER-KTA(Karratha)-ZNE(Newman) sectors :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:54 am
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
QantasLink first A320 VH-VQS has commenced WA intrastate ops. Has been doing a mix of PER-KTA(Karratha)-ZNE(Newman) sectors :)


EDIT. Courtesy of EK417. These are crew training flights :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:37 pm
by undertheradar
Q3OO VH-SBW (previously the 'no name brand') is out of TSV paint shop, 99.999999% sure it's wearing the new roo. VH-SCE is in paint shop. This will now complete ALL QantasLink Q3OOs into the new roo :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:57 pm
by LamboAston
undertheradar wrote:
Q3OO VH-SBW (previously the 'no name brand') is out of TSV paint shop, 99.999999% sure it's wearing the new roo. VH-SCE is in paint shop. This will now complete ALL QantasLink Q3OOs into the new roo :)

That is, but it may be all completed already IF, and its a big if, SCE goes to JQNZ.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:54 am
by smi0006
Does anyone know when do the Dash cabin upgrades begin? Curious to see beyond seat covers and carpet what can be done to a Dash.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:58 am
by EK413
QF 1st A380 repaint VH-OQF positioning back to SYD on the 11th of April. Scheduled to depart 1020 DXB local arriving SYD 0620 local on the 12th of April.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:40 am
by undertheradar
smi0006 wrote:
Does anyone know when do the Dash cabin upgrades begin? Curious to see beyond seat covers and carpet what can be done to a Dash.


As per Qantas News Room on qantas.com. Commence by June 2018. Expected complete within 18months. All the details/specifics are also there.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:00 am
by cheski
undertheradar wrote:
smi0006 wrote:
Does anyone know when do the Dash cabin upgrades begin? Curious to see beyond seat covers and carpet what can be done to a Dash.


As per Qantas News Room on qantas.com. Commence by June 2018. Expected complete within 18months. All the details/specifics are also there.


I previously enquired about this on this thread also. If you were to scroll through the thread you'd find the website links.
Cause I'm a nice guy... here are the announcement links:

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media ... n-upgrade/
https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantaslink-to- ... ource=grid

Its pretty exciting news and long overdue imo. Cant wait to see the final product! :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:17 am
by undertheradar
B738 VH-VZE out of TSV paint shop. VZA in :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:26 am
by qf789
EK413 wrote:
QF 1st A380 repaint VH-OQF positioning back to SYD on the 11th of April. Scheduled to depart 1020 DXB local arriving SYD 0620 local on the 12th of April.

EK413


Here is the first pic of OQF repainted

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhTng9ClyWw ... e=ig_embed

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:27 pm
by EK413
qf789 wrote:
EK413 wrote:
QF 1st A380 repaint VH-OQF positioning back to SYD on the 11th of April. Scheduled to depart 1020 DXB local arriving SYD 0620 local on the 12th of April.

EK413


Here is the first pic of OQF repainted

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhTng9ClyWw ... e=ig_embed


Looks smart in the new livery :) can’t wait to see the detailed winglets & under belly.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:34 pm
by angusjt
The new roo suits the A380 better then I imagined, I'm curious to see if the winglets are painted similair to what they have done with the A320s.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:41 pm
by EK413
The titles really suit the A380 :)

Image
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EK413