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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:18 pm

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Any idea why the wifi-equipped 332s aren’t actually utilising the Internet?


They definitely are, at least on the domestic runs. I was on -EBD last week between MEL and SYD and we definitely had the inflight wifi service along with QStreaming.


Really? I've flown EBE on SYD-MEL and PER-MEL in the past few weeks and it wasn't switched on either flight, nor did the crew acknowledge it at all.


It could have been as simple as it was not working that day
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:19 pm

VH-OQH at Dresden having arrived the night before

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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:50 am

Anyone know anything more about this and which 737 is grounded?

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/qan ... VbItu9KFV4
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:09 am

3 ground, no id as yet.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:28 am

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Anyone know anything more about this and which 737 is grounded?

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/qan ... VbItu9KFV4


Is it possible to repair them? Seems like a significant structural element- I’m sure they can shuffle things around to not have significant network impact
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:48 am

smi0006 wrote:
danair380 wrote:
Anyone know anything more about this and which 737 is grounded?

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/qan ... VbItu9KFV4


Is it possible to repair them? Seems like a significant structural element- I’m sure they can shuffle things around to not have significant network impact

Yes, they can be repaired. All 3 will be back in air before Christmas with estimated repair cost of $400K per plane.
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:18 am

ben175 wrote:
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Any idea why the wifi-equipped 332s aren’t actually utilising the Internet?


They definitely are, at least on the domestic runs. I was on -EBD last week between MEL and SYD and we definitely had the inflight wifi service along with QStreaming.


Really? I've flown EBE on SYD-MEL and PER-MEL in the past few weeks and it wasn't switched on either flight, nor did the crew acknowledge it at all.

Think I've read here somewhere that EBE was one of the testbeds and haven't got it switched on since the experiment finished.

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Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:38 am

According to sources a 3rd ex-JQ A320 VHJQL will be joining the QF Link fleet this month.

The aircraft is currently in TSV & will soon ferry TSVMEL to under go pre service checks.


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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:17 pm

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3 ground, no id as yet.

Not sure how accurate it is but if you check Qantas source maintenance records there are 3 737s under maintenance, from memory at least 2 are long term. Not sure if they are the frames involved.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:48 pm

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3 ground, no id as yet.

Not sure how accurate it is but if you check Qantas source maintenance records there are 3 737s under maintenance, from memory at least 2 are long term. Not sure if they are the frames involved.


From what I’ve heard the aircraft which have been grounded went in for scheduled Heavy MX and the repairs well under way with inspections of the 30 odd B737’s completed well in advance of Boeing’s recommendation.

Kudos to QF for being proactive and having the checks completed.

That’s why I choose to fly QF.


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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:43 am

VH-NXM of Qantaslink arrived into Perth earlier this afternoon from Seletar via Singapore. The aircraft had undergone a maintenance check and it got painted at the same time. The name of VH-NXM is Strzelech National Park.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:05 am

EK413 wrote:
n729pa wrote:
grh wrote:
3 ground, no id as yet.

Not sure how accurate it is but if you check Qantas source maintenance records there are 3 737s under maintenance, from memory at least 2 are long term. Not sure if they are the frames involved.


From what I’ve heard the aircraft which have been grounded went in for scheduled Heavy MX and the repairs well under way with inspections of the 30 odd B737’s completed well in advance of Boeing’s recommendation.

Kudos to QF for being proactive and having the checks completed.

That’s why I choose to fly QF.


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I acknowledge that Qantas have indeed completed all checks well in advance of the Boeing/FAA timeframe, but to their credit Virgin Australia had completed the inspection of their fleet before Qantas had even started.
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Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:28 am

RyanairGuru wrote:
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n729pa wrote:
Not sure how accurate it is but if you check Qantas source maintenance records there are 3 737s under maintenance, from memory at least 2 are long term. Not sure if they are the frames involved.


From what I’ve heard the aircraft which have been grounded went in for scheduled Heavy MX and the repairs well under way with inspections of the 30 odd B737’s completed well in advance of Boeing’s recommendation.

Kudos to QF for being proactive and having the checks completed.

That’s why I choose to fly QF.


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I acknowledge that Qantas have indeed completed all checks well in advance of the Boeing/FAA timeframe, but to their credit Virgin Australia had completed the inspection of their fleet before Qantas had even started.


Credit goes to both carriers it’s why Australia has one of the safest skies.

I’m sure carriers around the world would be working to Boeing/FAA timeframe as they’ll have a larger fleet to inspect especially carriers in the U.S


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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:08 am

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, but to their credit Virgin Australia had completed the inspection of their fleet before Qantas had even started.


Don't think that's correct. QF had 33 to inspect, VA 19. QF took a few days longer.

Most of the 33 had already been inspected before Purvinas opened his mouth.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:10 am

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Any idea when the first 380 is due out of refurb? Looking forward to seeing the refresh of F and the new cafe seating. Wonder if it’s start or end of the month?

danair380 wrote:
Just out of curiousity but given that all the 747-400's had 'Longreach' on them as a reference to QF's birthplace and the long range abilities of the aircraft, does anyone else think it'd be a nice tough to see the name on all of the Project Sunrise aircraft?

I think that would be a great touch - but unlikely, just like the Balarinji indigenous designs, each generation of QF management like to ensure they are refresh and don’t copy another.

When are the 330s due to be finished reconfig?


The first A380 -OQK is scheduled to exit DRS Heavy Maintenance & reconfigure on the 30th September.

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is this one
Look up the upper level with big double windows on the last door looks new to me.

Think it probably has something to do with this: https://onemileatatime.com/qantas-removing-exit-doors/
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:53 am

moa999 wrote:
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, but to their credit Virgin Australia had completed the inspection of their fleet before Qantas had even started.


Don't think that's correct. QF had 33 to inspect, VA 19. QF took a few days longer.

Most of the 33 had already been inspected before Purvinas opened his mouth.


That is not true. On the 10th of October

Qantas doesn't have any planes needing immediate inspection while Virgin Australia says 19 planes meet the check threshold


https://twitter.com/Jamie_Freed/status/ ... 94849?s=20
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:20 am

Just can't see that being correct. VAs oldest 737 VOK is an Aug-03 delivery. QFs VXA is Jan-02.

Just can't see that VA has 19 aircraft over 30k cycles, and QF had none when QFs planes are older. They both fly a pretty similar route network.
Even if VA can occasionally squeeze out another cycle due to lower turn times.

Freeds statement could also be apples and oranges.
Immediate inspection (for QF) = 30k+, Check threshold (for VA)(per FAA within 1000 cycles) = 22.6k.

But if your assertion is correct that VA had 19 aircraft over 30k , then VA must also have a bunch of aircraft in the 22.6-30k range - when are they being inspected?
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:35 am

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is this one
Look up the upper level with big double windows on the last door looks new to me.


Yes.
OQK came back into service early October with the new upper deck config.
https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... ss-lounges
https://www.qantas.com/content/dam/qant ... PY341Y.pdf

3R is plugged and has seats outside it, although they lose the use of the side baskets.
3L is still there but covered by a secondary door - can be used for catering but not used for emergency exit.

OQH has been in Dresden since 22/10 getting the same.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:49 am

moa999 wrote:
Just can't see that being correct. VAs oldest 737 VOK is an Aug-03 delivery. QFs VXA is Jan-02.

Just can't see that VA has 19 aircraft over 30k cycles, and QF had none when QFs planes are older. They both fly a pretty similar route network.
Even if VA can occasionally squeeze out another cycle due to lower turn times.

Freeds statement could also be apples and oranges
Immediate inspection (for QF) = 30k+, Check threshold (for VA)(per FAA within 1000 cycles) = 22.6k.

But if your assertion is correct that VA had 19 aircraft over 30k , then VA must also have a bunch of aircraft in the 22.6-30k range - when are they being inspected?


As I pointed in last months Australian thread, VOK had 400 more cycles than VXA from 1 Jan 19 to early October. Its also not uncommon to see VA 737's do 7 or 8 cycles a day where as QF is around 6, there was one VA 737 a couple weeks ago that operated VA474 to PER which lands just midnight that had done 8 cycles that day which, other times its been 7, lets also not forget aircraft such as VOL, VOM, VOK all flew under Virgin Blue before so turn times were lower than what QF were at the time, its only in recent years QF has focused on 35 min turn times. Also lets not forget the average age of QF 737 fleet is 12.9 years versus VA 9.1 years resulting more aircraft being checked from QF's point of view
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:38 am

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VH-NXM of Qantaslink arrived into Perth earlier this afternoon from Seletar via Singapore. The aircraft had undergone a maintenance check and it got painted at the same time. The name of VH-NXM is Strzelech National Park.


Well I guess that means farewell to the 1984 livery
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:32 am

I wonder why they left those two plugged windows white (first one on the upper deck and third back from UR1). All the other plugged windows are painted grey.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:51 am

qf789 wrote:
moa999 wrote:
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, but to their credit Virgin Australia had completed the inspection of their fleet before Qantas had even started.


Don't think that's correct. QF had 33 to inspect, VA 19. QF took a few days longer.

Most of the 33 had already been inspected before Purvinas opened his mouth.


That is not true. On the 10th of October

Qantas doesn't have any planes needing immediate inspection while Virgin Australia says 19 planes meet the check threshold


https://twitter.com/Jamie_Freed/status/ ... 94849?s=20


Actually RyanairGuru is right, also the VA group had 19 planes within the range but that does not mean only 19 planes were checked
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:00 am

So the question is then.

How many planes does VA have in the 22.6-30k range, and when are they being checked
(Given QF has hit a 9% crack rate within that age group).
If they had 19 above 30k, you'd expect a similar number in this range.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:11 am

moa999 wrote:
So the question is then.

How many planes does VA have in the 22.6-30k range, and when are they being checked
(Given QF has hit a 9% crack rate within that age group).
If they had 19 above 30k, you'd expect a similar number in this range.


I never said they had 19 above 30K, I said they were within range. The AD stated for any aircraft over 30K required immediate inspection while those in the 22.6-30K range were required to be inspected within 7 months. All VA did was act on it straight away, considering pretty much all of their domestic operations are on the 737 they decided not to take a chance, on top of that VA treats safety with the highest priority and considering they have already had to delay 737MAX's appropriate action was needed.
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:30 am

The latest addition to the QantasLink fleet “Golden Wattle” VHJQL

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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:43 am

Damaged 380 OQB back into service on 17-Nov.

A poster on AFF has also nominated dates for the return of two A380s under maintenance and refurb.
OQJ (Abu Dhabi) and OQH (Dresden) due back on 7-Dec and 10-Dec respectively.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:42 am

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The latest addition to the QantasLink fleet “Golden Wattle” VHJQL

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I flew on VH-JQL last year from MEL-PER, suddenly it's cool to say i've been on it
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:19 am

The Qantas livery does look good on the A320
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:04 pm

The 1st JQ Regional Dash 8 returning to QFlink will be VHTQK and is scheduled to ferry today AKL-NLK-BNE.

Aircraft will then ferry BNE-TSV for repaint.


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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:07 pm

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The 1st JQ Regional Dash 8 returning to QFlink will be VHTQK and is scheduled to ferry today AKL-NLK-BNE.

Aircraft will then ferry BNE-TSV for repaint.


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What will happen to those ex JQ q300's? Will they just be re-introduced back into qlink?
 
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:12 pm

2nd JQ Regional returning to QFlink Australia Ops will ferry 4th December.

VHSBI -
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:22 am

Sources have indicated the last 3 remaining aircraft will ferry back to BNE via NLK tomorrow VH-TQD, TQL, TQM.



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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:47 am

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Sources have indicated the last 3 remaining aircraft will ferry back to BNE via NLK tomorrow VH-TQD, TQL, TQM.



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TQD is in TSV as of today
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:54 am

Looks like 737 VH-VXC has return to service after maintenance (and presumably Internet install).
Believe that only leaves VYD, VYH and XZB (2nd time) needing the bubble.

Not sure if VXC was one of the three pickle fork aircraft as the only older 737 that have been on the ground since October are
VXM last flight 18/10
VXF 31/10

VXA and VXD also on the ground but only 1-2 weeks.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:48 am

Based of FR24 data and the timeline of information. My guesses for the pickle fork aircraft are:

VXA - Last revenue svc. 30/10 QF479 SYD-MEL, ferried MEL-BNE 22/11

VXF - Last revenue svc. 31/10 QF594 PER-BNE

VXM - Last revenue svc. 18/10 QF977 TSV-BNE
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:15 pm

VH-OQJ now en route to SYD as QF6010 after heavy maintenance in AUH.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:14 pm

Confirmed on AFF that OQJ has also had a refurb in AUH to the new A380 config.

First flight loaded as QF11 SYD-LAX on 12/12, and showing 1/2/1 as J seatmap.
The first refurb OQK is operating QF7 SYD-DFW today.
 
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Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:17 am

More woes for Qantas with them having to ground 4 737-300 freighters due to a defect to a part within the cabin

https://uk.reuters.com/article/qantas-f ... KL4N28L1LA
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