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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:11 am
by moa999
Few more renders probably.
Apart from being told a new bigger TV don't think they've released anything about the F cabin.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:09 pm
by moa999
VH-EBE release seems delayed from qf789s post upthread.

Of more interest EBG has been flying domestic routes for over a week, and circling Brisbane in the last few days

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:16 am
by Phil380
Anyone know the delivery dates of the next Qantas 787-9’s?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:46 am
by qf789
Phil380 wrote:
Anyone know the delivery dates of the next Qantas 787-9’s?


The next 3 will be delivered in November/December 2019

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:05 am
by moa999
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 schedule.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:53 am
by JQ321
moa999 wrote:
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 schedule.

interesting as i read that HNL was going back to A333 later in August then when OJU is being retired. Interesting times to se ehow they schedule their fleet

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:56 pm
by moa999
As I understand QFi has a massive peak over summer (long Aussie holidays and people wanting to holiday over the Aussie summer)
So it's an element of scheduling deliveries to meet demand (and thus yield)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:04 am
by moa999
Any update on EBE which had been in BNE a fortnight longer than estimates above?

And/or a retirement date for OEB?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:48 am
by Chris2302
From Fred on yssy forum EBE will be out in a couple of days.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:30 am
by undertheradar
March 13th Q400 -QOU in TSV paint hanger.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:31 am
by moa999
Pair of flight tests for EBE today as QF6114.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:53 pm
by undertheradar
moa999 wrote:
Pair of flight tests for EBE today as QF6114.


...and today scheduled back in service as QF119 BNE-AKL. Waiting confirmation if wifi hump installed :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:21 am
by moa999
You'd hope so given its been 2.5 months.

Real question is what's in next
EBD - mentioned upthread, although it's already got a hump
EBG - the last one left with SkyBed I
EBM/N - last two International config conversions

Nothing with EBP off to paint.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:30 am
by vhtje
Just flew SFO > MEL > SFO on the 787-9. Fabulous flights - great crew, great service, very comfortable aircraft. Outbound was in W and the inbound was J. Even the W seat was comfortable and I got a reasonable amount of sleep.

I was surprised that the 787s were not WiFi-equipped. Is the WiFi rollout domestic-only?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:02 am
by moa999
Current inflight internet rollout (different to WiFi IFE) is to the 75 737s and 10 332s only.
Uses the domestic only NBN SkyMuster Ka band satellites (so no service over Australian bight or Tasman Sea)

Qantas has reportedly signed a deal with ViaSat for its new Gen 3 satellites for global coverage (also on the quicker Ka band) but the launch of the European and US satellites isn't scheduled until 2021, and Asia sometime later.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:15 pm
by Flyerqf
On Tue 30th April, SYD-SFO QF73 is operating but there is no return flight scheduled. This is likely to be the retirement flight of VH-OEB, which is the next 744 to be retired.

OJU will be retired later in the year.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:26 am
by undertheradar
March 17th QF6017 BNE-SIN A332 -EBP off to SIN paint shop :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:10 am
by moa999
One-off A380 QF5 SYD-SIN-LHR scheduled for May26.

No obvious return.
Possible positioning flight for first refurb

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:55 am
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
March 13th Q400 -QOU in TSV paint hanger.


March 25th -OQU out and -Q400 -LQL in :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:31 am
by eamondzhang
moa999 wrote:
One-off A380 QF5 SYD-SIN-LHR scheduled for May26.

No obvious return.
Possible positioning flight for first refurb

It certainly looks like it, also with an interesting schedule in SIN (0515 arrival, 1000 departure), obviously to meet the schedule needs in both ends and to escape from the curfew.

Michael

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:22 pm
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
March 17th QF6017 BNE-SIN A332 -EBP off to SIN paint shop :)


April 2 -EBP ferry flight QF6008 SIN-BNE. Likely sporting the new roo :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:21 pm
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
March 13th Q400 -QOU in TSV paint hanger.


March 25th -OQU out and -Q400 -LQL in

April 3 looks like -LQL back in service but flight radar currently showing it scheduled TMW-SYD QF2003 ..Dont know how/when it got from TSV to TMW :?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:11 am
by Fuling
eamondzhang wrote:
moa999 wrote:
One-off A380 QF5 SYD-SIN-LHR scheduled for May26.

No obvious return.
Possible positioning flight for first refurb

It certainly looks like it, also with an interesting schedule in SIN (0515 arrival, 1000 departure), obviously to meet the schedule needs in both ends and to escape from the curfew.

Michael


It's probably too soon to have a schedule, but could we see a return leg loaded once its ready to return to Australia?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:01 am
by moa999
Possibly. Or they could just send it back empty.

Latest AusBT article suggested that refurb won't start until July, so possibly just a repaint (or two) over June

The first 8 were repainted by Emirates in DXB but I don't think a contract for the remaining 4 (OQE, OQH, OQI, OQJ) has been announced.


Others may know more.
Be also good to get an update on the plan for the remaining 332s (EBG, EBM, EBN) as well as an update on Internet on the 737s. Seemingly been a few aircraft at a time sitting at SYD and BNE over Feb and Mar

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:53 am
by YBBNspotter01
[B738 WiFi]
VXA, VXE, VXG, VXH, VXI, VXJ, VXK, VXL, VXN, VXO, VXQ, VXT
VYA, VYB, VYC, VYE, VYF, VYZ
VZA, VZB, VZC, VZF, VZI, VZJ, VZK, VZL, VZO, VZP, VZQ, VZR, VZS, VZT, VZU, VZV, VZW, VZX, VZY, VZZ
XZA, XZC, XZD, XZE, XZF, XZG, XZH, XZI, XZJ, XZK, XZL, XZM, XZN, XZO, XZP

54/75 = 72% of B738 Fleet with WiFi

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:19 pm
by moa999
Thanks!

only 53 regos listed though
(Possibly one of VZH VZJ - both had some downtime in Feb - VZH 10-16Feb BNE, VZJ 12-20Feb SYD)

VZG currently in BNE, VXP in SYD.
(I'd also think VYZ should really be listed as a shadow 'VZM')

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:25 pm
by YBBNspotter01
My mistake, I counted incorrectly. 53 is the correct number of registrations in service with WiFi and is as listed above. VXP and VZG are both possibly undergoing WiFi installation in SYD and BNE maintenance respectively. VZH remains without WiFi.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:42 pm
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
March 13th Q400 -QOU in TSV paint hanger.


March 25th -OQU out and -Q400 -LQL in

April 3 looks like -LQL back in service but flight radar currently showing it scheduled TMW-SYD QF2003 ..Dont know how/when it got from TSV to TMW :?


Scrap my -LQL 'obersavtion'..Seems it's still in TSV :oops:

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:18 pm
by DeltaB717
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:


March 25th -OQU out and -Q400 -LQL in

April 3 looks like -LQL back in service but flight radar currently showing it scheduled TMW-SYD QF2003 ..Dont know how/when it got from TSV to TMW :?


Scrap my -LQL 'obersavtion'..Seems it's still in TSV :oops:


I'm told Saturday.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:31 am
by DeltaB717
VXQ returned to service yesterday (QF527 BNE-SYD) having undergone heavy maintenance and WiFi installation at BNE. Nothing too special about that, right... except that she has her retro nose cone back :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:03 pm
by undertheradar
DeltaB717 wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:

March 25th -OQU out and -Q400 -LQL in

April 3 looks like -LQL back in service but flight radar currently showing it scheduled TMW-SYD QF2003 ..Dont know how/when it got from TSV to TMW :?


Scrap my -LQL 'obersavtion'..Seems it's still in TSV :oops:


I'm told Saturday.


Much of a muchness, -LQL out Sunday April 7 and -LQH in

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:58 pm
by moa999
Looks like EBF in for Internet and maintenance (possibly lengthy like EBE).

Report on the Sydney Airport board from C Patters that EBG will be next and go in for refurb mid-May.

Combined with OEBs expected end-April retirement that will be the end of the line for SkyBed Is and Rockwell Collins IFE in the fleet

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 pm
by EK413
Would appear next A380 for repaint will be -OQJ & sources have indicated the aircraft will position to PUS on the 8th of May.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:23 pm
by eamondzhang
moa999 wrote:
Looks like EBF in for Internet and maintenance (possibly lengthy like EBE).

Report on the Sydney Airport board from C Patters that EBG will be next and go in for refurb mid-May.

Combined with OEBs expected end-April retirement that will be the end of the line for SkyBed Is and Rockwell Collins IFE in the fleet

Well hopefully this come true! EBG's skybed ridding is way overdue.

Michael

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:58 am
by moa999
On 737 Internet looks like VXP out VXR in for Sydney

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:17 am
by moa999
And VZG out of BNE replaced by VZH.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:59 pm
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
undertheradar wrote:

Scrap my -LQL 'obersavtion'..Seems it's still in TSV :oops:


I'm told Saturday.


Much of a muchness, -LQL out Sunday April 7 and -LQH in


-LQF in APRIL 18 and -LQH out April 19 :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:07 pm
by QF744ER
Is -EBP undergoing scheduled or unscheduled maintenance in SYD as she has flown since the 9/4?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:22 am
by YBBNspotter01
VYL wifi equipped

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:04 pm
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:

I'm told Saturday.


Much of a muchness, -LQL out Sunday April 7 and -LQH in


-LQF in APRIL 18 and -LQH out April 19 :)


-LQD in April 30 and -LQF out May 01 :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:53 am
by DeltaB717
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:

Much of a muchness, -LQL out Sunday April 7 and -LQH in


-LQF in APRIL 18 and -LQH out April 19 :)


-LQD in April 30 and -LQF out May 01 :)


Thanks - my usual source on the Dashes hadn't told me that :P

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:39 am
by JQ321
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?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:47 am
by undertheradar
DeltaB717 wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
undertheradar wrote:

-LQF in APRIL 18 and -LQH out April 19 :)


-LQD in April 30 and -LQF out May 01 :)


Thanks - my usual source on the Dashes hadn't told me that :P


Pure luck I just doing one of my random checks :) Easy to check the Q400s as there are only a handful left to paint (6 left I think)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:03 am
by qf002
JQ321 wrote:
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?


My guess is that Mendoorwoorji will be one of the last 737 to be repainted and they will probably replace the design with a new one on a newer aircraft (same as what they did with Mendoorwoorji replacing Yananyi).

I know it’s unlikely but it would be great to see an indigenous A380 as well, perhaps something tying in with the centenary (ie a theme of age/longevity or similar)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 11:58 am
by danair380
qf002 wrote:
JQ321 wrote:
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?


My guess is that Mendoorwoorji will be one of the last 737 to be repainted and they will probably replace the design with a new one on a newer aircraft (same as what they did with Mendoorwoorji replacing Yananyi).

I know it’s unlikely but it would be great to see an indigenous A380 as well, perhaps something tying in with the centenary (ie a theme of age/longevity or similar)

Hopefully they just update the Mendoorwoorrji livery to the silver roo and not repeat what they did with Yananyi

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:04 pm
by danair380
Also anyone got an update on OEB's retirement, thought she was meant to go around the end of April and yet she did a Tokyo run recently?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:37 pm
by moa999
From other forums it's staying around for a while (possibly to end-May) thanks to both JQ (787 VKJ in NRT) and QF (332 EBP in SYD) having unscheduled issues

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 8:33 pm
by EK413
moa999 wrote:
From other forums it's staying around for a while (possibly to end-May) thanks to both JQ (787 VKJ in NRT) and QF (332 EBP in SYD) having unscheduled issues


Both VHEBP & VHVKJ expected make a return to revenue service later today & tomorrow.

EK413

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 9:09 pm
by vhebb
Any updates on EBG cabin refurb, plus EBM/EBN 27J conversion?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 2:57 am
by undertheradar
MAY 8, A380 -OQJ ferry flight QF6021 SYD-PUS (S Korea), unconfirmed/guess it's going into paint shop there.