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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:46 am
by rtav
EBG ain’t getting refit quite yet, due out to SIN as QF51

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:03 am
by Chris2302
Given QPI returned to service yesterday from BNE maintenance is it safe to assume that EBG is now finally in for refurb?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:58 am
by DeltaB717
Chris2302 wrote:
Given QPI returned to service yesterday from BNE maintenance is it safe to assume that EBG is now finally in for refurb?


I was told last night that EBG has gone in for refurb, yes.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:20 am
by undertheradar
DeltaB717 wrote:
Chris2302 wrote:
Given QPI returned to service yesterday from BNE maintenance is it safe to assume that EBG is now finally in for refurb?


I was told last night that EBG has gone in for refurb, yes.


I noticed the -QPI return to service too and thought the same thing re -EBG... and is now confirmed :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:36 am
by Chris2302
What will replace EBF? EBM or EBN for reconfig?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:06 am
by Qantas59
Was VH-QPI the last A330-303 in the J30 Y267 configuration and VH-EBG the last A330-202 in the J36 Y199 configuration?
Cheers.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:45 am
by moa999
QPI is a 333. Was only in for 15 days so presumably minor maintenance.

EBM and EBN are still in the 28J/ 243Y config.

Correct EBG was last of its type - and combined with OEBs retirement, QF no longer has any SkyBed Is or Rockwell Collins IFE in the fleet.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:11 am
by 777Jet
qf789 wrote:
747-400
VH-OEB (14F/52J/32W/255Y – Phillip Island) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due 2019/2020
VH-OEE (58J/36W/270Y – Nullabor) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due by 2019/2020
VH-OEF (58J/36W/270Y – Sydney) Qantas 2007 Livery/Oneworld Retirement Due by 2019/2020
VH-OEG (58J/36W/270Y – Parkes) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due by 2019/2020
VH-OEH (58J/36W/270Y – Hervey Bay) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due by 2019/2020
VH-OEI (58J/36W/270Y – Ceduna) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due by 2019/2020
VH-OEJ (58J/36W/270Y – Wunula) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due by 2019/2020
VH-OJS (58J/36W/270Y – Hamilton Island) Qantas 2007 Livery Retirement Due 2019/2020
VH-OJU (58J/36W/270Y – Lord Howe Island) Qantas 2007 Livery [color=#000000]Retirement Due 2019/2020


Anybody have a link to that aircraft for sale website that lists the exact dates the QF 744s become available?

Trying to work out when the last non-ER 744 will be out of the fleet and just the ERs are left.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:22 am
by Flyerqf
Chris2302 wrote:
What will replace EBF? EBM or EBN for reconfig?

EBM and EBN were never planned to be refitted to international config.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:35 am
by Chris2302
Sorry I believe they were and are. In the end there are to be 10 Domestic and 8 international A322s. Currently there are 6 International A322s, and 12 domestic with EBL now I’m refurb.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:24 pm
by undertheradar
The plan changed and yes, EBM/N will become 27J International.
The completion will see EBA/B/C/D/E/F/G/J/K/L Domestic 28J 243Y (WITH wifi hump)
EBM/N/O/P/Q/R/S/V International 27J 224Y (NO hump)
Note qantas.com is not up to date with its seat maps

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:44 pm
by qf789
VH-OEB has just departed LAX for TUP

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:52 pm
by n471wn
qf789 wrote:
VH-OEB has just departed LAX for TUP


She has landed in TUP and they took her to 45k on her final flight!

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:23 am
by undertheradar
DeltaB717 wrote:
B717 NXK is into paint this evening - positioning BNE-TSV as QF6200. I was just sent a photo of a very bedraggled looking NXO so hopefully now NXK is going in the 717s will keep rotating through.


-NXK scheduled out of paint tomorrow June 9th QF6201 positioning TSV-CBR...and the second 'bambino' Dash8 200 VH-TQG sneaking into paint shop today June 8th flying QF710/712 SYD-BNE-TSV :) There are 5x Q400 (VH-LQG/J/K/M/Q) and 1x Dash8 200 (VH-TQS) remaining to be painted, so I am guessing these 'stragglers' will be mixed in with the 717 paints :)

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:20 am
by Chris2302
VH-EBF is enroute taking a test flight as QF117. I’m guessing it should be back flying commercially tomorrow? Any idea as to what will be replacing it?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:46 am
by VHZNE
Chris2302 wrote:
VH-EBF is enroute taking a test flight as QF117. I’m guessing it should be back flying commercially tomorrow? Any idea as to what will be replacing it?


EBG took its spot in the hangar.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:25 am
by Chris2302
I thought EBG took QPI’s spot?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:07 am
by rtav
Has anyone got the name of NXK and is it one of the two-class 717’s or a 1 class.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:11 pm
by DanielK
rtav wrote:
Has anyone got the name of NXK and is it one of the two-class 717’s or a 1 class.

NXK is 1-class at 125Y. I haven’t found a name for it though.

EDIT: Name for NXK is Eucla National Park

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:20 pm
by undertheradar
Chris2302 wrote:
VH-EBF is enroute taking a test flight as QF117. I’m guessing it should be back flying commercially tomorrow? Any idea as to what will be replacing it?


Yep -EBF back in service today QF119 BNE-AKL, and as mentioned previously -EBG is already in.The only A332s 'remaining' to have things done to them are -EBA/J/K for wifi hump and -EBM/N for 27J conversion. At time of my typing here -EBM/N are in service. Also there are quite a few A330s that still need to be repainted which are done in Singapore, plus wifi humps can/are installed in SYD as well, and I notice -EBA could possibly be in SYD for wifi hump install. At the moment, it's anyones guess.. a BNE 'replacement' could be a B737 wifi install OR just be a 'general/scheduled maintenance' aircraft. The BNE facility has other 'client' airlines as well...not exclusively qantas.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:56 pm
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
Chris2302 wrote:
VH-EBF is enroute taking a test flight as QF117. I’m guessing it should be back flying commercially tomorrow? Any idea as to what will be replacing it?


Yep -EBF back in service today QF119 BNE-AKL, and as mentioned previously -EBG is already in.The only A332s 'remaining' to have things done to them are -EBA/J/K for wifi hump and -EBM/N for 27J conversion. At time of my typing here -EBA/J/K/M/N are in service. Also there are quite a few A330s that still need to be repainted which are done in Singapore, plus wifi humps can/are installed in SYD as well. At the moment, it's anyones guess.. a BNE 'replacement' could be a B737 wifi install OR just be a 'general/scheduled maintenance' aircraft. The BNE facility has other 'client' airlines as well...not exclusively qantas.


NOTE..for some reason I couldn't edit my previous post..so this post is an edit to my previous post :banghead:

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:39 pm
by Flyerqf
undertheradar wrote:
Chris2302 wrote:
VH-EBF is enroute taking a test flight as QF117. I’m guessing it should be back flying commercially tomorrow? Any idea as to what will be replacing it?


Yep -EBF back in service today QF119 BNE-AKL, and as mentioned previously -EBG is already in.The only A332s 'remaining' to have things done to them are -EBA/J/K for wifi hump and -EBM/N for 27J conversion. At time of my typing here -EBM/N are in service. Also there are quite a few A330s that still need to be repainted which are done in Singapore, plus wifi humps can/are installed in SYD as well, and I notice -EBA could possibly be in SYD for wifi hump install. At the moment, it's anyones guess.. a BNE 'replacement' could be a B737 wifi install OR just be a 'general/scheduled maintenance' aircraft. The BNE facility has other 'client' airlines as well...not exclusively qantas.


EBM is currently enroute from SIN to BNE as QF52. It is not turning around to operate tomorrow’s flight as a 333 is scheduled for that. Maybe EBM is going into maintenance.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:22 pm
by KLM747er
Hello everyone first post for me on this thread.
Do we now which A380 is getting the new cabin at first?

KLM747ER

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:56 pm
by DeltaB717
Flyerqf wrote:
undertheradar wrote:
Chris2302 wrote:
VH-EBF is enroute taking a test flight as QF117. I’m guessing it should be back flying commercially tomorrow? Any idea as to what will be replacing it?


Yep -EBF back in service today QF119 BNE-AKL, and as mentioned previously -EBG is already in.The only A332s 'remaining' to have things done to them are -EBA/J/K for wifi hump and -EBM/N for 27J conversion. At time of my typing here -EBM/N are in service. Also there are quite a few A330s that still need to be repainted which are done in Singapore, plus wifi humps can/are installed in SYD as well, and I notice -EBA could possibly be in SYD for wifi hump install. At the moment, it's anyones guess.. a BNE 'replacement' could be a B737 wifi install OR just be a 'general/scheduled maintenance' aircraft. The BNE facility has other 'client' airlines as well...not exclusively qantas.


EBM is currently enroute from SIN to BNE as QF52. It is not turning around to operate tomorrow’s flight as a 333 is scheduled for that. Maybe EBM is going into maintenance.


Not all international A330 routes out of BNE are daily currently.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:13 am
by eamondzhang
DeltaB717 wrote:
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Not all international A330 routes out of BNE are daily currently.

Only HKG and that is due to 789 repo to Sydney once weekly. SIN, NRT and AKL (QF119/26) are other A330 flights and all of them are daily A330 ops.

Ps - EBM went to AKL on QF119 this morning so not sure if any A330s are taking the spot at the moment.

Michael

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:35 am
by DeltaB717
eamondzhang wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
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Not all international A330 routes out of BNE are daily currently.

Only HKG and that is due to 789 repo to Sydney once weekly. SIN, NRT and AKL (QF119/26) are other A330 flights and all of them are daily A330 ops.

Ps - EBM went to AKL on QF119 this morning so not sure if any A330s are taking the spot at the moment.

Michael


NRT has not been daily, and will not return to daily until next week. HKG has also not been operating daily, even taking the weekly B789 rotation into account.

SIN and AKL have, as you pointed out, maintained their normal A330 schedules. The temporary reductions on HKG and NRT have, however, seen A330s remain in BNE for a couple of days at a time over the last few weeks.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:07 am
by RyanairGuru
DeltaB717 wrote:
eamondzhang wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
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Not all international A330 routes out of BNE are daily currently.

Only HKG and that is due to 789 repo to Sydney once weekly. SIN, NRT and AKL (QF119/26) are other A330 flights and all of them are daily A330 ops.

Ps - EBM went to AKL on QF119 this morning so not sure if any A330s are taking the spot at the moment.

Michael


NRT has not been daily, and will not return to daily until next week. HKG has also not been operating daily, even taking the weekly B789 rotation into account.

SIN and AKL have, as you pointed out, maintained their normal A330 schedules. The temporary reductions on HKG and NRT have, however, seen A330s remain in BNE for a couple of days at a time over the last few weeks.


While HKG did drop down to 5x it is definitely back to daily, 6x 330 1x 789.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:30 pm
by ThomasCook
OQG is now positioning LHR/DRS to swap places with OQE which will operated QF2 tonight.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:52 pm
by undertheradar
ThomasCook wrote:
OQG is now positioning LHR/DRS to swap places with OQE which will operated QF2 tonight.


And to clear things up further...OQE HAS NOT BEEN REFURBISHED..OQG WILL NOT BE REFURBISHED..THEY ARE IN DRS ONLY FOR MAINTENANCE. Just needs to be made clear as there are posts (on other forums) flying around saying that the refurb has only taken 16days to complete!! How ANYONE with ANY intelligence could believe that, is beyond me :banghead: But then again..it is 'social media', so ANYTHING is possible :o

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:59 pm
by RyanairGuru
Just so I'm clear, there are currently frames in both DRS and AUH for maintenance, so they are taking two out of service at the same time?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:31 pm
by ThomasCook
RyanairGuru wrote:
Just so I'm clear, there are currently frames in both DRS and AUH for maintenance, so they are taking two out of service at the same time?


OQB is undergoing a 12 year check at the moment in AUH. Once both OQG and B have exited maintainance, the first frame will enter DRS for refurb.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:38 pm
by DeltaB717
RyanairGuru wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:
NRT has not been daily, and will not return to daily until next week. HKG has also not been operating daily, even taking the weekly B789 rotation into account.

SIN and AKL have, as you pointed out, maintained their normal A330 schedules. The temporary reductions on HKG and NRT have, however, seen A330s remain in BNE for a couple of days at a time over the last few weeks.


While HKG did drop down to 5x it is definitely back to daily, 6x 330 1x 789.


I'm aware of that, I was merely pointing out that, over the last few weeks, A330s have sat in BNE for a couple of days at a time for no other reason than a couple of the international routes not being daily. NRT is missing a day this week, but from next week all four international A330 routes out of BNE will return to daily, and at that point an A330 remaining in BNE for a day or more is more likely to mean something than it has in the past few weeks.

RyanairGuru wrote:
Just so I'm clear, there are currently frames in both DRS and AUH for maintenance, so they are taking two out of service at the same time?


Correct. When QF9/10 changed to B789, it was discussed here and elsewhere that when HKG didn't require an A380 there would only be ten lines of flying for the A380s. The remaining two lines (one or nil in the busier times) have been used to put the A380s through mx, repaint and will be used for the cabins.

undertheradar wrote:
ThomasCook wrote:
OQG is now positioning LHR/DRS to swap places with OQE which will operated QF2 tonight.


And to clear things up further...OQE HAS NOT BEEN REFURBISHED..OQG WILL NOT BE REFURBISHED..THEY ARE IN DRS ONLY FOR MAINTENANCE. Just needs to be made clear as there are posts (on other forums) flying around saying that the refurb has only taken 16days to complete!! How ANYONE with ANY intelligence could believe that, is beyond me :banghead: But then again..it is 'social media', so ANYTHING is possible :o


For my part, I'd like to acknowledge I was incorrect about OQE a couple of weeks ago. My apologies for that. I certainly would not have maintained it had undergone a cabin refurb when it came out after only 16 days (even if it is only upstairs being done).

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:02 am
by undertheradar
DeltaB717 you got nothing to apologize for :) You, and I, who also floated ideas that OQE COULD be in for refurb + other stuff, have the common sense to NOW at least realize it was not possible in the time frame..its others elsewhere who ACTUALLY believe the refurb has occurred and seriously telling readers it has occurred.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:46 am
by Chris2302
Could we see if SYD-HND becomes an A380 route, SYD-DFW become a 787 route with also a launch of MEL-DFW?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:05 am
by QF742
Chris2302 wrote:
Could we see if SYD-HND becomes an A380 route, SYD-DFW become a 787 route with also a launch of MEL-DFW?


I have thought for a while that running 2x 789s to DFW makes sense - daily each from MEL and SYD. Would be interesting to know what loads in First class are like to see if the 388 is justified. Unsure if QF have the sufficient aircraft in the pipeline to allow for this though.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:56 am
by Chris2302
Well if they managed to swap the A380 from SYD to DFW to HND then it could work. And then use 2/6 787s for the SYD-DFW.

I guess to be able to to do MEL-DFW they will have to either stop flights to SFO or order more 787s (for also Paris, Seattle, Vancouver and possibly Frankfurt and Daily BNE-ORD)

With Seattle and Vancouver, could we see them launching from SYD 3-4 days a week to each?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:21 am
by JBusworth
Chris2302 wrote:
Well if they managed to swap the A380 from SYD to DFW to HND then it could work. And then use 2/6 787s for the SYD-DFW.

I guess to be able to to do MEL-DFW they will have to either stop flights to SFO or order more 787s (for also Paris, Seattle, Vancouver and possibly Frankfurt and Daily BNE-ORD)

With Seattle and Vancouver, could we see them launching from SYD 3-4 days a week to each?


I think long term QF would want to swap their A380 from DFW to HND, with 787s for DFW, probably daily out of both of SYD and MEL. In addition I wouldn't be surprised with daily SYD-PER-CDG and BNE-ORD with a new set of 787s but I've been saying that for a long time now and its yet to materialise. I can see them going up to 20 789s, but would honestly be surprised with any more.

SEA and YVR 3 weekly out of each from SYD would be an interesting idea and could be successful for QF if they can carve out their niche. Has YVR returned for the NS this year? If not perhaps QF have gone cold on YVR or would it be more a frames issue?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:42 pm
by Chris2302
I think they need to order 8 more 787-9s on top of the next 6.

2 for Frankfurt
2 for Paris
1 more for Melbourne to make a DFW service daily to keep the SFO service
2 for SYD to rotate between Vancouver and Seattle
1 more to make BNE-ORD daily

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 pm
by Chris2302
Qantas set to announce BNE-ORD and a second US destination today!

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-non-sto ... paign=news

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:41 pm
by Chris2302
Could they announce an order for more 787s today for US expansion for 2022/22 delivery?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:40 am
by EK413
QF A380 VHOQA damaged last week by a catering truck under going repairs at the LAX Hangars.

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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:23 am
by VHZNE
NXL into TSV for painting tonight. Second last aircraft still in the 1984 style livery.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:08 pm
by karan69
Folks, from the data posted on this thread it seems the last non ER 747 will leave the fleet in August, will HND and HNL continuoe on a 744ER post that, or any other practical route to do it on
I ask as I want to log it before they retire next year.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:23 pm
by RyanairGuru
karan69 wrote:
Folks, from the data posted on this thread it seems the last non ER 747 will leave the fleet in August, will HND and HNL continuoe on a 744ER post that, or any other practical route to do it on
I ask as I want to log it before they retire next year.


Sorry, what is your question exactly?

HNL returns to an A330 at the end of August, but otherwise HND, SCL, JNB and SFO (until December) will continue to be operated by the (ER) 744s.

HND and HNL have both regularly seen ERs. OEB was a special case, but OJS/T/U and the ERs had the same inferior configuration and were used interchangeably. The only routes that ever required the ERs range were SYD-DFW-BNE and MEL-LAX.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:55 pm
by karan69
RyanairGuru,

Thank you for the reply, basically was enquiring on what the best chances for me to log a 744ER was

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:56 pm
by VirginFlyer
karan69 wrote:
RyanairGuru,

Thank you for the reply, basically was enquiring on what the best chances for me to log a 744ER was

This may interest you:

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-nw19

V/F

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:55 am
by danair380
Sorry if this question has been asked/answered before but why did XZB lose its wifi?

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:41 am
by YBBNspotter01
danair380 wrote:
Sorry if this question has been asked/answered before but why did XZB lose its wifi?


I believe XZB was the trial aircraft for B738 WiFi before it was launched fleet wide. Possibly featured older generation hardware compared to what was rolled out across the rest of the B738 fleet??

Speaking of B738 WiFi, 64/75 aircraft have it fitted (~85%).

Registrations remaining without it are:

VXB
VXC
*VXD (Possibly being fitted in SYD Maintenance)
VXM
VXU
VYD
VYH
VYJ
VYK
VZD
XZB

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:36 am
by undertheradar
B717 -NXE has been in XSP(Singapore) for about 4weeks and today due to position XSP-BME-CNS QF6251. Possibly has included a repaint during its (maintenance) time in XSP. Pure conjecture on my part.

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:07 pm
by undertheradar
undertheradar wrote:
B717 -NXE has been in XSP(Singapore) for about 4weeks and today due to position XSP-BME-CNS QF6251. Possibly has included a repaint during its (maintenance) time in XSP. Pure conjecture on my part.


Well I'm no longer relying on 'flightradar' for accurate info...it appeared yesterday to be flying XSP-BME-CNS...and even showed it flew the XSP-BME sector...but now all that 'data' has disappeared...-NXE still in XSP..but flighradar24 has shown it has done 4 XSP-XSP flights in the last week