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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:18 am

F100 VH-NHM has returned back from maintenance at XSP, presumably with a new coat of paint

http://theqantassource.com/network-avia ... intenance/
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:03 am

VH-VZK (ex ZK-ZQF) will enter mainline service tomorrow (Wednesday) morning as QF505. ZK-ZQG will be withdrawn from Jetconnect after operating QF120 AKL-BNE, also tomorrow morning (to become VH-VYZ after maintenance in BNE).
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:53 am

Weird rego VH-VYZ.
I'd expected VZN and VZQ for ZQG and ZQH,

Or did QF not have the entire VZ block
(VZN is seemingly a hot air balloon. VZQ seemingly available)
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:22 am

VZK is named 'Proserpine'
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:01 pm

moa999 wrote:
Weird rego VH-VYZ.
I'd expected VZN and VZQ for ZQG and ZQH,

Or did QF not have the entire VZ block
(VZN is seemingly a hot air balloon. VZQ seemingly available)


QF had VZN back when these aircraft were delivered, but as you said it has since been allocated to a hot air balloon. ZQH will return as VZQ.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:36 am

VH-ZNG fully painted at the fuel dock (peeking out from behind the 767 tankers):

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https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/10 ... 5524682752

ZNH is also outside on the flightline.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:56 am

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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:26 pm

-OQD off for repaint on the 7th November.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:25 am

qf789 wrote:
F100 VH-NHM has returned back from maintenance at XSP, presumably with a new coat of paint

http://theqantassource.com/network-avia ... intenance/

Not yet, still in '07 roo.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:13 am

From March 2019, mentioned in passing at https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-airbus- ... ss-lounges
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:37 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
From March 2019, mentioned in passing at https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-airbus- ... ss-lounges


Hope that ugly green on the seats doesn’t stay! Made its way to SYD F check in full and ugly.

Looking forward to seeing the F refresh, curious to see how they keep the product competitive, airport lounge seems to its current key leverage!
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:45 am

All that's been reported is a bigger TV screen, and presumably revamped seat materials and bedding.

I'd be hopeful they find some way to add some sort of doors for additional privacy, given this seems standard in F.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:05 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
From March 2019, mentioned in passing at https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-airbus- ... ss-lounges


Hope that ugly green on the seats doesn’t stay! Made its way to SYD F check in full and ugly.

Looking forward to seeing the F refresh, curious to see how they keep the product competitive, airport lounge seems to its current key leverage!
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:22 am

I just noticed my QF51 flight next week got downgauged from a 333 to a 332. From the seat map it appears to be in the new J27Y224 config. Is there any difference in the hard product in Y compared to the refurbished 333 fleet?
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:39 am

vhqpa wrote:
I just noticed my QF51 flight next week got downgauged from a 333 to a 332. From the seat map it appears to be in the new J27Y224 config. Is there any difference in the hard product in Y compared to the refurbished 333 fleet?


Yes, the -200s have the older style seats with smaller screens (9" vs 11" on the -300s). It's a downgrade but not a huge one, the seats are still pretty decent.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:49 am

qf002 wrote:
vhqpa wrote:
I just noticed my QF51 flight next week got downgauged from a 333 to a 332. From the seat map it appears to be in the new J27Y224 config. Is there any difference in the hard product in Y compared to the refurbished 333 fleet?


Yes, the -200s have the older style seats with smaller screens (9" vs 11" on the -300s). It's a downgrade but not a huge one, the seats are still pretty decent.

Believe you're confusing with the C36Y199 version? As the new A332 (those with AVOD) have the exact seat as the -300 gets and the exact same system (11" eXLite according to QFSource). The conversion from C28Y243 to C27Y224 doesn't involve any hardware changes, just removing a couple seats really.

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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:18 pm

Qf002 is correct.
The 332s with IFE have 9" screens (Panasonic ex2), whereas the 333s were refurbed to the larger 11" (Panasonic exLite).

The other config (of which it is hopefully only EBG left and not for much longer) had the 6" square Rockwell Collins screens.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:25 pm

Also appears EBP has been at BNE since 23/10, presumably beginning conversion to 27/224 (if so this would make it the 5th in the Intl config)

EBL which has been there since 2/10 must be due back to service soon (as 28/243)
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:19 pm

The 8th A380 to be repainted in Silveroo ferried to DXB on the 7th, VH-OQD.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/QFA6011/history/20181107/0215Z/YSSY/OMDB

That's good news for me; trying to catch a ride on the new livery on QF8 in a few days. 7/11 isn't bad odds!
I didn't get a 'Harumph' outta that guy!
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:27 pm

moa999 wrote:
Qf002 is correct.
The 332s with IFE have 9" screens (Panasonic ex2), whereas the 333s were refurbed to the larger 11" (Panasonic exLite).

The other config (of which it is hopefully only EBG left and not for much longer) had the 6" square Rockwell Collins screens.


Forgive me, how many 332s are left with iPads also?
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:13 am

Forgive me, how many 332s are left with iPads also?[/quote]

-EBA/B/C/D/E/F/J/K AND L (currently being converted) have Y/C ipad IFE
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:57 am

So once the reconfigs are complete we should be left with only two Configs for the 332:
10 domestic with iPads and 28/243; and
8 international with seatback IFE and 27/224

4 of the iPad aircraft are 2002-2003 deliveries, the remaining 8 are 2007-2008.
The international aircraft are newer again at 2010-2012.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:18 am

Currently sitting on VH-EBP about to fly QF51 BNE-SIN I believe this is it's first flight in J27Y224 config.
"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:55 am

vhqpa wrote:
Currently sitting on VH-EBP about to fly QF51 BNE-SIN I believe this is it's first flight in J27Y224 config.
Would appear so.
No obvious replacement - EBM, EBN, EBQ all flying today.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:05 am

Both ZK-ZQG (since 31/10) and ZK-ZQH (since 9/11) in BNE.
I assume this marks the end of the Kiwi flagged aircraft.

Per upthread, these are expected to be registered as VH-VYZ and VH-VZQ.

Indeed VH-VYZ has just made its first flight.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:57 am

moa999 wrote:
Both ZK-ZQG (since 31/10) and ZK-ZQH (since 9/11) in BNE.
I assume this marks the end of the Kiwi flagged aircraft.

Per upthread, these are expected to be registered as VH-VYZ and VH-VZQ.

Indeed VH-VYZ has just made its first flight.


Correct, Jetconnect has no more aircraft.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:56 am

I found on the internet published for sale all QF 747-400 plus -ER in service with availability dates. Year first , month and day.

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For this screenshot you can conclude non-ER retirement line in the next year
1st : OJS 15-Feb-2019
2nd : OEB 15-Apr-2019
3rd : OJU 15-Aug-2019

Last aircraft in retirement may be Ceduna (OEI) , she had D-Check recently or Wunala (OEJ). Date : 01-Dec-2020
The aviation world will be bored if only twins fly with commercial passengers. I love 747s
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:23 am

vorellanaj wrote:
I found on the internet published for sale all QF 747-400 plus -ER in service with availability dates. Year first , month and day.

Image

For this screenshot you can conclude non-ER retirement line in the next year
1st : OJS 15-Feb-2019
2nd : OEB 15-Apr-2019
3rd : OJU 15-Aug-2019

Last aircraft in retirement may be Ceduna (OEI) , she had D-Check recently or Wunala (OEJ). Date : 01-Dec-2020


Interesting. Also appears that OJN is for sale.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:30 pm

Is VH-EBM in for reconfig?
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:10 pm

Chris2302 wrote:
Is VH-EBM in for reconfig?


seems the answer is no...is doing QF119 BNE-AKL Monday Nov 19
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:10 am

ZNG has entered service today as QF9 MEL-PER-LHR

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-zng
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:32 pm

ZNH delivered and now flying QF6026 PAE-MEL, due around 11PM Thursday Nov22 . No 'name' yet.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:23 am

With a 738 fleet of 75 will management begin a replacement plan? Maybe the MAX or NEO family?
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:11 am

tkoenig95 wrote:
With a 738 fleet of 75 will management begin a replacement plan? Maybe the MAX or NEO family?


They probably won't start replacing 738s until ~2025. No reason why these aircraft shouldn't keep flying to 25+ years, especially if they keep the cabins looking fresh.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:34 am

The 75 737s are 2002-2016 deliveries. 21 in the first two years (redirected from AA after 9/11 and Ansett collapse)

Possibly the early ones may be upsized to a 797 rather than replaced with a narrow body.

Also wouldnt be surprised to see QF add some 321neoLR with similar seat count but lieflat J got narrow Asian routes.

JQ is currently expected to get 18 321neoLR from mid-2020 to end-2022.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:40 am

qf002 wrote:
tkoenig95 wrote:
With a 738 fleet of 75 will management begin a replacement plan? Maybe the MAX or NEO family?


They probably won't start replacing 738s until ~2025. No reason why these aircraft shouldn't keep flying to 25+ years, especially if they keep the cabins looking fresh.

IMHO B738 replacement to start 2022 at the earliest, 2027 at the latest, so still time to place orders.

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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:41 am

Duplicate post
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:10 am

A380 -OQD completed paint job. Positioning DXB-SYD QF6012 arriving Sunday Nov25 approx 6AM
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:23 am

The transfer of all eight Jetconnect B738s 'back' to mainline is now complete. ZK-ZQH / VH-VZQ has entered mainline service this morning as QF798 BNE-CNS.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHVZQ/history/1280
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:41 pm

When is VH-EBL returning to service?
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:02 am

Should be soon.

Going back to my A333 records for refurb plus C-check, It varied from 2mth1day QPE to 2mth13days QPA.

Possibly slightly more work on EBL as they also need to strip the Rockwell Collins units from economy.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:23 am

Plus they are adding Wifi to EBL at the same time
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:34 am

-EBL looks to be scheduled for a BNE-BNE test flight today DEC 05 QF6003
 
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:21 pm

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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:52 pm

undertheradar wrote:
-EBL looks to be scheduled for a BNE-BNE test flight today DEC 05 QF6003


Update... DEC 06 -EBL positioned BNE-SYD then return to service QF922 SYD-CNS. Waiting for confirmation re cabin refit/wifi install.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 pm

Just noticed -EBQ positioning flight QF6004 SYD-BNE. Pure speculation on my part, maybe going in for its reconfig to 27J/224. I have read that the 'original 6' reconfigs were to be completed before end 2018. -EBQ will be number 6 :)
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:54 pm

undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
-EBL looks to be scheduled for a BNE-BNE test flight today DEC 05 QF6003


Update... DEC 06 -EBL positioned BNE-SYD then return to service QF922 SYD-CNS. Waiting for confirmation re cabin refit/wifi install.


Confirmed 28J/243Y. IFE/Wifi situation not confirmed.

http://theqantassource.com/qantas-a330- ... tenance-5/
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:22 am

I can confirm EBL does have the wifi hump so that will mean domestic ipad/wifi combo for entertainment.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:54 am

Also VH-EBQ has entered the hanger in BNE for conversion into the 27J international config
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread 2018

Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:15 am

vhebb wrote:
I can confirm EBL does have the wifi hump so that will mean domestic ipad/wifi combo for entertainment.
Well theoretically it could have the WiFi hump and all new Y seats with seatback IFE.

But I think all indications is Qantas are creating two 332 fleets.

10 (EBA thru EBL) 28J /243Y with iPads in Y and NBN Inflight Internet - will be mostly used for domestic with some shorter Asian trips.

8 (EBM thru EBV) 27J /228Y with Seatback IFE in Y - mostly International and only 332s for PEK.

The latter 8 will be waiting until the faster ViaSat-3 satellites to launch (from 2020-2022) for Inflight Internet but I'd expect Qantas will upgrade the 380 and 787 first.
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