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Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:40 am
by qf789
Welcome to the Australian Aviation Thread for May 2019. Please continue to add your comments below.

Link to last thread

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Link to Qantas Fleet Thread

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:56 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: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:09 am
by SeaEagle8
Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer.

Source: Airlineroute.net

Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will see A380 operating, replacing Boeing 777-300ER.

EK414 DXB0155 – 2230SYD 388 D
EK412 DXB1015 – 0700+1SYD 388 D
EK416 DXB2240 – 1930+1SYD 388 D

EK415 SYD0600 – 1320DXB 388 D
EK417 SYD1655 – 0030+1DXB 388 D
EK413 SYD2145 – 0515+1DXB 388 D

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:21 pm
by aerokiwi
SeaEagle8 wrote:
Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer.

Source: Airlineroute.net

Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will see A380 operating, replacing Boeing 777-300ER.

EK414 DXB0155 – 2230SYD 388 D
EK412 DXB1015 – 0700+1SYD 388 D
EK416 DXB2240 – 1930+1SYD 388 D

EK415 SYD0600 – 1320DXB 388 D
EK417 SYD1655 – 0030+1DXB 388 D
EK413 SYD2145 – 0515+1DXB 388 D


That 6am departure from Sydney on EK415 can't be fun. You'd be up at 2am and no train option to the airport. Anyone know its loads?

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:44 pm
by Obzerva
aerokiwi wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer.

Source: Airlineroute.net

Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will see A380 operating, replacing Boeing 777-300ER.

EK414 DXB0155 – 2230SYD 388 D
EK412 DXB1015 – 0700+1SYD 388 D
EK416 DXB2240 – 1930+1SYD 388 D

EK415 SYD0600 – 1320DXB 388 D
EK417 SYD1655 – 0030+1DXB 388 D
EK413 SYD2145 – 0515+1DXB 388 D


That 6am departure from Sydney on EK415 can't be fun. You'd be up at 2am and no train option to the airport. Anyone know its loads?


Where as in MEL none of the flights have a train option...

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:55 pm
by aerokiwi
Obzerva wrote:
aerokiwi wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer.

Source: Airlineroute.net

Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will see A380 operating, replacing Boeing 777-300ER.

EK414 DXB0155 – 2230SYD 388 D
EK412 DXB1015 – 0700+1SYD 388 D
EK416 DXB2240 – 1930+1SYD 388 D

EK415 SYD0600 – 1320DXB 388 D
EK417 SYD1655 – 0030+1DXB 388 D
EK413 SYD2145 – 0515+1DXB 388 D


That 6am departure from Sydney on EK415 can't be fun. You'd be up at 2am and no train option to the airport. Anyone know its loads?


Where as in MEL none of the flights have a train option...


Errrrr... yes? What's your point exactly? There is an all night Skybus, soooo.... what's your point?

I'm more interested in the performance of this flight, based on the fact it appears to be at a pretty unsuitable hour. It must target pax connecting to a specific bank in Dubai, but still, yeesh!

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:28 pm
by RyanairGuru
aerokiwi wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer.

Source: Airlineroute.net

Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will see A380 operating, replacing Boeing 777-300ER.

EK414 DXB0155 – 2230SYD 388 D
EK412 DXB1015 – 0700+1SYD 388 D
EK416 DXB2240 – 1930+1SYD 388 D

EK415 SYD0600 – 1320DXB 388 D
EK417 SYD1655 – 0030+1DXB 388 D
EK413 SYD2145 – 0515+1DXB 388 D


That 6am departure from Sydney on EK415 can't be fun. You'd be up at 2am and no train option to the airport. Anyone know its loads?


The 2200 arrival/0600 departure has been around for a decade or so and been an A380 for years. I'm sure it does fine.

Although I agree with you, I won't fly it myself!

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:47 pm
by A350OZ
aerokiwi wrote:
Obzerva wrote:
aerokiwi wrote:

That 6am departure from Sydney on EK415 can't be fun. You'd be up at 2am and no train option to the airport. Anyone know its loads?


Where as in MEL none of the flights have a train option...


Errrrr... yes? What's your point exactly? There is an all night Skybus, soooo.... what's your point?

I'm more interested in the performance of this flight, based on the fact it appears to be at a pretty unsuitable hour. It must target pax connecting to a specific bank in Dubai, but still, yeesh!


I believe it is quite popular with Y customers, as it avoids overnights and gets you into most European destinations by 8pm the same day (it connects into EKs 3pm bank in DXB).

Only a few years ago they added a similar flight from MEL (EK409), after making the one via KUL nonstop I believe, and it has been sticking around and been advertised specifically as being the only option to get to Paris/Frankfurt/Amsterdam... the same day and still have dinner there.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:58 pm
by aerokiwi
A350OZ wrote:
aerokiwi wrote:
Obzerva wrote:

Where as in MEL none of the flights have a train option...


Errrrr... yes? What's your point exactly? There is an all night Skybus, soooo.... what's your point?

I'm more interested in the performance of this flight, based on the fact it appears to be at a pretty unsuitable hour. It must target pax connecting to a specific bank in Dubai, but still, yeesh!


I believe it is quite popular with Y customers, as it avoids overnights and gets you into most European destinations by 8pm the same day (it connects into EKs 3pm bank in DXB).

Only a few years ago they added a similar flight from MEL (EK409), after making the one via KUL nonstop I believe, and it has been sticking around and been advertised specifically as being the only option to get to Paris/Frankfurt/Amsterdam... the same day and still have dinner there.


Yeah I figured it must have a benefit at the other end. Thanks! I guess anything a couple hours later and you're "arriving" in Europe in the wee hours, if that's even possible. Clearly I'm not keeping up with EK schedules!

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:19 pm
by NTLDaz
aerokiwi wrote:
A350OZ wrote:
aerokiwi wrote:

Errrrr... yes? What's your point exactly? There is an all night Skybus, soooo.... what's your point?

I'm more interested in the performance of this flight, based on the fact it appears to be at a pretty unsuitable hour. It must target pax connecting to a specific bank in Dubai, but still, yeesh!


I believe it is quite popular with Y customers, as it avoids overnights and gets you into most European destinations by 8pm the same day (it connects into EKs 3pm bank in DXB).

Only a few years ago they added a similar flight from MEL (EK409), after making the one via KUL nonstop I believe, and it has been sticking around and been advertised specifically as being the only option to get to Paris/Frankfurt/Amsterdam... the same day and still have dinner there.


Yeah I figured it must have a benefit at the other end. Thanks! I guess anything a couple hours later and you're "arriving" in Europe in the wee hours, if that's even possible. Clearly I'm not keeping up with EK schedules!


I took the 6am when going to Paris a bit over a year ago. I quite liked it. Getting into Paris in the evening kind of helped with getting in sync with the time zone. Dinner at the hotel and off to bed.

It helped that we spent the night at the airport Rydges - walked across the road and had breakfast in the Emirates lounge.

Also, if in Sydney it's about the only time without traffic chaos.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:32 pm
by PJ01
I've done that 0600 SYD-DXB EK flight before, was actually quite a good flight. Very early start of course, but the terminal was nice and quiet, which meant a fairly quick trip through Security and Customs etc. It was a few years ago now but by memory had reasonable load on board.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:24 am
by Fuling
As mentioned above Y seems popular on EK415. It was recently announced that First and Business Class passengers booked on EK415 would get a free night at Rydges. Perhaps the loads weren't too good in those classes, and the hotel stay is a way of tempting more First and Business pax onto EK415.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/emirates-offer ... feur-rides

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:31 am
by waoz1
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_603 ... gLPxfD_BwE


Thoughts?
April fools was last month surely

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:37 am
by qf002
waoz1 wrote:
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6031609306001?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkuq70on54QIVzQorCh37FgZzEAAYASAAEgLPxfD_BwE


Thoughts?
April fools was last month surely


Have you spent the last few years living under a rock?

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:40 am
by waoz1
qf002 wrote:
waoz1 wrote:
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6031609306001?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkuq70on54QIVzQorCh37FgZzEAAYASAAEgLPxfD_BwE


Thoughts?
April fools was last month surely


Have you spent the last few years living under a rock?


No i havent but surely thats a lot of aircraft for both Melbourne and sydney for NYC and LHR

Hopefully it wont be at the cost of Perth-London

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:44 am
by Pcoder
I think sky has got it dates mixed up, unless Airbus suddenly found some spare slots for Qantas this year.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:53 am
by waoz1
Pcoder wrote:
I think sky has got it dates mixed up, unless Airbus suddenly found some spare slots for Qantas this year.

Maybe they found one under a rock ? :)

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 1:11 am
by DeltaB717
I read the full Sky article this morning, which had a couple of actual comments from AJ - what he actually said is that QF believe the specifications for Project Sunrise have now been met, and he expects the company to make an announcement (presumably announcing what they will order and an approximate start date) by the end of 2019. Nothing revolutionary in what he said, and sadly Sky has put their own (incorrect) spin on it.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 1:21 am
by RyanairGuru
waoz1 wrote:
qf002 wrote:
waoz1 wrote:
https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6031609306001?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkuq70on54QIVzQorCh37FgZzEAAYASAAEgLPxfD_BwE


Thoughts?
April fools was last month surely


Have you spent the last few years living under a rock?


No i havent but surely thats a lot of aircraft for both Melbourne and sydney for NYC and LHR

Hopefully it wont be at the cost of Perth-London


I'm pretty sure Sky have got their wires crossed. The decision on the Project Sunrise aircraft is expected by the end of 2019, not the route launch itself.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 2:42 am
by smi0006
Interesting LA to go non-stop to SYD 3 days a week, remaining four will stop in AKL. Curious if AKL will remain daily still with three days terminating? Wonder if this will help QF move to 789s on the route?

https://www.ausbt.com.au/latam-s-sydney ... ource=hero

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 3:51 am
by downdata
aerokiwi wrote:
SeaEagle8 wrote:
Emirates back to an all A380 schedule to SYD for two months next summer.

Source: Airlineroute.net

Emirates in Northern winter 2019/20 season once again schedules all-A380 service on Dubai – Sydney route, reflected in recent schedule updates. From 01DEC19 to 31JAN20 (Dubai departure), EK416/417 will see A380 operating, replacing Boeing 777-300ER.

EK414 DXB0155 – 2230SYD 388 D
EK412 DXB1015 – 0700+1SYD 388 D
EK416 DXB2240 – 1930+1SYD 388 D

EK415 SYD0600 – 1320DXB 388 D
EK417 SYD1655 – 0030+1DXB 388 D
EK413 SYD2145 – 0515+1DXB 388 D


That 6am departure from Sydney on EK415 can't be fun. You'd be up at 2am and no train option to the airport. Anyone know its loads?


Taxis / Uber is cheaper than train anyway unless travelling solo

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 4:42 am
by Boof
RyanairGuru wrote:
waoz1 wrote:
qf002 wrote:

Have you spent the last few years living under a rock?


No i havent but surely thats a lot of aircraft for both Melbourne and sydney for NYC and LHR

Hopefully it wont be at the cost of Perth-London


I'm pretty sure Sky have got their wires crossed. The decision on the Project Sunrise aircraft is expected by the end of 2019, not the route launch itself.


Not just Sky news, but most news outlets covering the Amazon conference. The best summary (in my view) of what Joyce actually said is the opening line of the AFR article on the topic:

Qantas will have everything in place by the end of the year to make it possible to fly non-stop from Sydney or Melbourne to London, or from Sydney to New York, says chief executive Alan Joyce.
The flight-path software, the agreements with pilots and regulators, the activities to keep the passengers entertained will all be lined up, ready for the world's longest flight to take off. Everything except the planes, that is


If that is the case then they have made significant progress on the Sunrise project to date.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 5:24 am
by qf789
A couple of things that stick out regarding the 737MAX deferral and switch to 737MAX10's

Firstly the 737MAX10 as stated by the CEO offers more cabin space which leads me to believe they will add a new business class to the aircraft. On top of that another attractive thing for VA is its range.

Secondly regarding TT, it does throw current plans out the window, from what I have read VA are looking into other plans though didn't go into any detail

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:09 am
by x1234
smi0006, I believe the schedule for SYD-SCL is that QF flies the route 4x weekly with the B744 and LA flies it 3x weekly with a B789 so its a daily SYD-SCL service. On the other 4x weekly days it will be routed SYD-AKL-SCL. I believe the goal of LA was so offer faster OneWorld connections to Asia via SYD from SCL on QF/CX/JL. Out of the east coast of South America (GRU), LA/CX just wrapped up a new code-share of GRU-JNB-HKG which is less flying time than via Europe being competitive with EK. SQ also code-shares on SAA on JNB-GRU. There is increasingly HUGE Asia-Latin America ties and Brazil, Argentina & Chile are the largest markets in South America to Asia. In northern Latin America (Mexico), Aeromexico & NH fly daily MEX (Mexico City)-NRT (Tokyo), 3x weekly PVG (Shanghai) with a refueling stop westbound in TIJ (Tijuana) & 4x weekly ICN (Seoul) with a re-fueling stop west-bound in MTY (Monterrey). This is due to MEX's high elevation. On the non-stop MEX-NRT flights west-bound, both AM & NH block seats to make it non-stop. Hainan flies 3x weekly PEK-TIJ-MEX & CZ (China Southern) flies 2x weekly CAN-YVR-MEX.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 6:18 am
by DeltaB717
Boof wrote:
The best summary (in my view) of what Joyce actually said is the opening line of the AFR article on the topic:

Qantas will have everything in place by the end of the year to make it possible to fly non-stop from Sydney or Melbourne to London, or from Sydney to New York, says chief executive Alan Joyce.
The flight-path software, the agreements with pilots and regulators, the activities to keep the passengers entertained will all be lined up, ready for the world's longest flight to take off. Everything except the planes, that is


If that is the case then they have made significant progress on the Sunrise project to date.


Thanks for posting the paragraph from the AFR - I knew I'd seen it somewhere this morning, but couldn't recall where. On the timing, it was known last year that QF was targeting a decision and an announcement in 2019. The flight path software is no doubt an evolution of what they used to plan the PER-LHR service?

qf789 wrote:
A couple of things that stick out regarding the 737MAX deferral and switch to 737MAX10's

Firstly the 737MAX10 as stated by the CEO offers more cabin space which leads me to believe they will add a new business class to the aircraft. On top of that another attractive thing for VA is its range.

Secondly regarding TT, it does throw current plans out the window, from what I have read VA are looking into other plans though didn't go into any detail


I agree with you on the MAX 10, and from memory that lines up with Mr Scurrah's early comments the Mint-like product that was announced a few years ago. I think the changes announced yesterday are very wise - defer capex, and lead with the model that (a) can bring in an A330-like product for long domestic sectors and (b) should have better trip and unit costs.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:10 am
by Speedbird011
Cobham Perth E190 arrives on Saturday with 2 new dash 8 Q400 arriving mid year.
E190 will be used exclusively for chevron (BWB) while the Q400 will replace the aging BAe 146.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:43 am
by A350OZ
DeltaB717 wrote:

qf789 wrote:
A couple of things that stick out regarding the 737MAX deferral and switch to 737MAX10's

Firstly the 737MAX10 as stated by the CEO offers more cabin space which leads me to believe they will add a new business class to the aircraft. On top of that another attractive thing for VA is its range.

Secondly regarding TT, it does throw current plans out the window, from what I have read VA are looking into other plans though didn't go into any detail


I agree with you on the MAX 10, and from memory that lines up with Mr Scurrah's early comments the Mint-like product that was announced a few years ago. I think the changes announced yesterday are very wise - defer capex, and lead with the model that (a) can bring in an A330-like product for long domestic sectors and (b) should have better trip and unit costs.


So with 10 more A320s to be replaced in the TT fleet (they have received 5 738s so far, right?), what's the most likely thing to happen to bridge that gap until the MAXs arrive? A split fleet of such small numbers is clearly not ideal. Any more 738s to transfer from VA regardless of the MAX delay?

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:48 am
by aerokiwi
A350OZ wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:

qf789 wrote:
A couple of things that stick out regarding the 737MAX deferral and switch to 737MAX10's

Firstly the 737MAX10 as stated by the CEO offers more cabin space which leads me to believe they will add a new business class to the aircraft. On top of that another attractive thing for VA is its range.

Secondly regarding TT, it does throw current plans out the window, from what I have read VA are looking into other plans though didn't go into any detail


I agree with you on the MAX 10, and from memory that lines up with Mr Scurrah's early comments the Mint-like product that was announced a few years ago. I think the changes announced yesterday are very wise - defer capex, and lead with the model that (a) can bring in an A330-like product for long domestic sectors and (b) should have better trip and unit costs.


So with 10 more A320s to be replaced in the TT fleet (they have received 5 738s so far, right?), what's the most likely thing to happen to bridge that gap until the MAXs arrive? A split fleet of such small numbers is clearly not ideal. Any more 738s to transfer from VA regardless of the MAX delay?


I hope no more BSI 737s go to Tiger. I can't get my head around why they'd do that unless there's a specific lease or cycles issue.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 7:52 am
by D7A330
A350OZ wrote:
DeltaB717 wrote:

qf789 wrote:
A couple of things that stick out regarding the 737MAX deferral and switch to 737MAX10's

Firstly the 737MAX10 as stated by the CEO offers more cabin space which leads me to believe they will add a new business class to the aircraft. On top of that another attractive thing for VA is its range.

Secondly regarding TT, it does throw current plans out the window, from what I have read VA are looking into other plans though didn't go into any detail


I agree with you on the MAX 10, and from memory that lines up with Mr Scurrah's early comments the Mint-like product that was announced a few years ago. I think the changes announced yesterday are very wise - defer capex, and lead with the model that (a) can bring in an A330-like product for long domestic sectors and (b) should have better trip and unit costs.


So with 10 more A320s to be replaced in the TT fleet (they have received 5 738s so far, right?), what's the most likely thing to happen to bridge that gap until the MAXs arrive? A split fleet of such small numbers is clearly not ideal. Any more 738s to transfer from VA regardless of the MAX delay?


There's meant to be another transferred to TT this year, so it'll be interesting to see if that still happens. I wouldn't be surprised to see the A320 stick around longer than planned - not ideal but I guess they've managed it this long.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:02 am
by ZK-NBT
smi0006 wrote:
Interesting LA to go non-stop to SYD 3 days a week, remaining four will stop in AKL. Curious if AKL will remain daily still with three days terminating? Wonder if this will help QF move to 789s on the route?

https://www.ausbt.com.au/latam-s-sydney ... ource=hero


AKL-BNE 3 days?

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:48 am
by SeaEagle8
ZK-NBT wrote:
smi0006 wrote:
Interesting LA to go non-stop to SYD 3 days a week, remaining four will stop in AKL. Curious if AKL will remain daily still with three days terminating? Wonder if this will help QF move to 789s on the route?

https://www.ausbt.com.au/latam-s-sydney ... ource=hero


AKL-BNE 3 days?


Would they be relying on BNE-AKL though as well? With all the additional flights between Brisbane and New Zealand added after the VA/NZ breakup, BNE-NZ has actually decreased in passenger numbers (source BITRE figures). This really surprises me.

I'm actually surprised it's taken this long for LATAM to launch nonstop flights since they launched nonstop flights from Melbourne and have increased flights from there.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 12:43 am
by CraigAnderson
CX confirms A350-1000 for MEL and PER starting October, these will be the first A350-1000s for Australia

https://www.ausbt.com.au/cathay-pacific ... urne-perth

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 12:51 am
by CraigAnderson
In the wake of this week's QF exec shuffle which saw the CFO appointed head of Qantas International, Alan Joyce has committed to staying as Qantas CEO until at least 2022 at the request of the board. He was previously expected to step down in early 2021 after Qantas reached its 100th anniversary at the end of 2020. I imagine the board has offered some very handsome inducements to lock in AJ for a few more years!

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... t-the-helm

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 1:17 am
by N91
Good news. No doubt AJ would also love to be in charge when the first flight departs SYD bound direct for LHR.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 1:59 am
by CraigAnderson
I always figured he would be on the Sunrise inaugural as a special guest anyway, but Sunrise will certainly now serve as his 'victory lap'.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 2:08 am
by DeltaB717
Great news - I think it's good that AJ will stay to (hopefully) see Project Sunrise into operation.

CX and QR will only be a day or so apart in bringing the -1000 to Australia.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 2:08 am
by BAeRJ100
Speedbird011 wrote:
Cobham Perth E190 arrives on Saturday with 2 new dash 8 Q400 arriving mid year.
E190 will be used exclusively for chevron (BWB) while the Q400 will replace the aging BAe 146.


It's possibly been delayed a week or two. It was due to begin its delivery flight yesterday but still appears to be at BNA. Frame will be former VA VH-ZPT, aka the one in JetGo c/s. Won't be repainted into Cobham c/s in the near term.

Second statement is completely untrue, it's scheduled to fly to at least two destinations (Barrow and Murrin Murrin) straight off the bat, and the crew schedules reflect this.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:13 am
by TN486T
AJ should be knighted for his services to Australian Aviation at some point.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:36 am
by CraigAnderson
Another Aussie A350 announcement, this time Fiji Airways taking delivery of two A350-900s across Nov and Dec with flights to AU, NZ and US

https://www.ausbt.com.au/fiji-airways-w ... ealand-usa

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:56 am
by CraigAnderson
TN486T wrote:
AJ should be knighted for his services to Australian Aviation at some point.


Not sure I agree with a knighthood, just on a personal 'colonial' basis, but I definitely agree that AJ deserves the very highest honours whatever those may be.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:32 am
by qf002
TN486T wrote:
AJ should be knighted for his services to Australian Aviation at some point.


He's already an AC which is the highest civilian honour in Australia.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:35 am
by smi0006
CraigAnderson wrote:
Another Aussie A350 announcement, this time Fiji Airways taking delivery of two A350-900s across Nov and Dec with flights to AU, NZ and US

https://www.ausbt.com.au/fiji-airways-w ... ealand-usa

[photoid][/photoid]

Interesting I didn’t know they had any on order. I wonder once delivered if the 330s will stay. Be nice to see an FJ 330 in MEL occasionally.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:43 am
by tullamarine
smi0006 wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
Another Aussie A350 announcement, this time Fiji Airways taking delivery of two A350-900s across Nov and Dec with flights to AU, NZ and US

https://www.ausbt.com.au/fiji-airways-w ... ealand-usa

[photoid][/photoid]

Interesting I didn’t know they had any on order. I wonder once delivered if the 330s will stay. Be nice to see an FJ 330 in MEL occasionally.

The A350s are in addition to the A330s. I assume they are planning to further increase their services into US or Asia; for AU-FJ an A350 is overkill.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 6:58 am
by Captdasbomb
Speedbird011 wrote:
Cobham Perth E190 arrives on Saturday with 2 new dash 8 Q400 arriving mid year.
E190 will be used exclusively for chevron (BWB) while the Q400 will replace the aging BAe 146.

Is it the same E190 they had back in the boom days?

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 7:15 am
by DeltaB717
Captdasbomb wrote:
Speedbird011 wrote:
Cobham Perth E190 arrives on Saturday with 2 new dash 8 Q400 arriving mid year.
E190 will be used exclusively for chevron (BWB) while the Q400 will replace the aging BAe 146.

Is it the same E190 they had back in the boom days?


No, Cobham is taking ex-VA VH-ZPT. At the time Cobham previously had an E190, ZPT was still in service with VA.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:10 am
by AVB
Interesting ABC Radio discussion about NTL and the NSW Government plans for a new regional international freight airport

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/ ... n/11074076

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:33 am
by BAeRJ100
Captdasbomb wrote:
Speedbird011 wrote:
Cobham Perth E190 arrives on Saturday with 2 new dash 8 Q400 arriving mid year.
E190 will be used exclusively for chevron (BWB) while the Q400 will replace the aging BAe 146.

Is it the same E190 they had back in the boom days?


That one's long gone, now in service with BA as G-LCYZ.

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 12:27 pm
by qf2220
AVB wrote:
Interesting ABC Radio discussion about NTL and the NSW Government plans for a new regional international freight airport

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/ ... n/11074076


I doubt Newcastle. Too far from the produce. Temora, and Parkes are on my list to watch. Tamworth, Dubbo, Wagga or Albury too.

Also I have my doubts that anythig will come of this....

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 1:55 pm
by aerokiwi
TN486T wrote:
AJ should be knighted for his services to Australian Aviation at some point.


Why? Has he done something outstanding for aviation outside of make profits for shareholders? I mean, great if he has but he's been handsomely rewarded already. Much rather someone who has undertaken exceptional acts without much reward or recognition be given a gong.

AVB wrote:
Interesting ABC Radio discussion about NTL and the NSW Government plans for a new regional international freight airport

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newcastle/ ... n/11074076


Very interesting. I don't know how Newcastle is placed relative to industry but could this be a Towoomba part deux? How is Towoomba going, actually? Anyone know?

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:30 pm
by undertheradar
Just noticed via flightradar24/flightaware the 'grounded' JETSTAR B788 VH-VKJ has taken flight KIX-HKG JQ8999 MAY 02. Currently still in HKG.