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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:51 am

2 new submissions on the Japan slots from the Federal Dept of Infrastructure etc.

https://www.iasc.gov.au/applications/index.aspx#Jap1

IASC asked them if VA was reasonably capable and the Dept said yes.
IASC asked them what would happen if slots were allocated but not used, and their view is that they could subsequently be relocated to another Australian carrier.

More certain in my mind that VA will get one and QF the other....
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:21 am

Looks like the pickle fork issue has been picked up by news.com.au

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-a ... def5d5f26b

Wonder how long before we see a statement from QF and VA
 
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Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21
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Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


Do hope it’s another aboriginal scheme - but more colour than the other 789 a tropical theme like Nalanji would be amazing! Could link in with QLD expansion to promote new BNE routes?
 
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Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


New oneworld livery?
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:46 am

Virgin’s velocity marks its 10 millionth member this week

https://australianaviation.com.au/2019/ ... n-members/
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Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


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Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:02 am

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


Do hope it’s another aboriginal scheme - but more colour than the other 789 a tropical theme like Nalanji would be amazing! Could link in with QLD expansion to promote new BNE routes?



Another aboriginal theme would be awesome. They look so good on the aircraft. Much better than “100 years old”
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:10 am

Let's hope for a Wunala Dreaming II

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Another aboriginal theme would be awesome. They look so good on the aircraft. Much better than “100 years old”


Hopefully there'll be both.
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:15 am

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Yes, the makeup of International flights will be interesting.

The first two minutes of the local news has an article on the Hobart City Deal, with Federal Minister Alan Tudge flying to HBA today and announcing that International services will commence by the end of next year.

Also, another free article on the new owners' plans for HBA, which include more than doubling the terminal space and launching International services by next year, is available at: https://www.infrastructureinvestor.com/qic-royal-schiphol-take-70-stake-hobart-airport/


Does this mean that the fed govt going to subsidize the flights?
I mean, putting in a customs facility doesn't mean flights will start.
It reminds me a little Tony Abbotts announcement years ago - about the runway length extension. The eventual length had to be wound back a little when there wasn't any definite international interest.


I doubt the International flights will be subsidised. There's been some questions over the strategy of announcing International flights without a confirmed carrier; but, rumour has it that QF are building a hotel on Federal airport land to accommodate tourists from Asia who will fly on new International flights. I doubt they could finish a hotel in only 15 months, but the timing would coincide with the arrival of JQs 321LRs.

I don't know what you mean about the runway extension; it's fully operational as planned.
 
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Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


Oneworld? Perhaps to replace VH-OEF who currently wears it.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00 am

Wunala Dreaming III - there were a couple of B744's

zkojq wrote:
Let's hope for a Wunala Dreaming II

redroo wrote:
Another aboriginal theme would be awesome. They look so good on the aircraft. Much better than “100 years old”


Hopefully there'll be both.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:07 am

They won't but i'd like to a Trans Australian Airlines Livery on a plane, either the 60s TJet or original a300 livery.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:20 am

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They won't but i'd like to a Trans Australian Airlines Livery on a plane, either the 60s TJet or original a300 livery.
Be far more appropriate on a 737, given TAA and Australian were domestic only.

Agree it's unlikely, although AA does have a range of aircraft in heritage livery including tails,
Just with oneworld decals and an AA logo above the main door.
 
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I doubt the International flights will be subsidised. There's been some questions over the strategy of announcing International flights without a confirmed carrier; but, rumour has it that QF are building a hotel on Federal airport land to accommodate tourists from Asia who will fly on new International flights. I doubt they could finish a hotel in only 15 months, but the timing would coincide with the arrival of JQs 321LRs.


QF isn't in the business of running hotels any more so I wouldn't put a single grain of truth into this rumour.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:06 am

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Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


Could possibly be a 1984 livery retro job as when you see the video/screenshot it seems it has the old head and from the position of the head it looks like the old 1984 tail with the gold tailband?

It would make sense from a Project Sunrise Perspective as that livery/VH-OJA did the non stop LHR-SYD delivery flight.. So what a great way to milk the publicity whilst re enacting history?
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:31 am

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


Could possibly be a 1984 livery retro job as when you see the video/screenshot it seems it has the old head and from the position of the head it looks like the old 1984 tail with the gold tailband?

It would make sense from a Project Sunrise Perspective as that livery/VH-OJA did the non stop LHR-SYD delivery flight.. So what a great way to milk the publicity whilst re enacting history?


The evolution 1984>2006>2016 has been so small that the majority of people probably wouldn't even notice the difference. The basic livery is the same, and while both the shape of the kangaroo and font have changed with each version, a lot of people just see white plane, red tail, kangaroo.
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:36 am

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Looks like the pickle fork issue has been picked up by news.com.au

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-a ... def5d5f26b

Wonder how long before we see a statement from QF and VA


Qantas says no 737's require immediate checks, Virgin on the other hand is conducting checks on 19 aircraft, 7 have already been completed with no issues found

https://twitter.com/Jamie_Freed/status/ ... 94849?s=20
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:05 pm

It could be the V-Jet livery of the 1960’s for the 787. Though I thought the glimpse of the tail the roo looked like the 1984 roo. If it’s the V-Jet it will complete the series of retro roo’s. That being 50’s 60’s and 70’s.

I hope it’s not an aboriginal livery, one is enough I’m not a fan tbh.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:09 pm

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They won't but i'd like to a Trans Australian Airlines Livery on a plane, either the 60s TJet or original a300 livery.


I agree and think a TAA livery from the 1970s would fit the 717 rather nicely.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:46 pm

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


New oneworld livery?


Given Qantas' track record on oneworld liveries, I'd have to say doubt it.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:15 pm

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Qf648 wrote:
Looks like the pickle fork issue has been picked up by news.com.au

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-a ... def5d5f26b

Wonder how long before we see a statement from QF and VA


Qantas says no 737's require immediate checks, Virgin on the other hand is conducting checks on 19 aircraft, 7 have already been completed with no issues found

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

It's kind of surprising that none of QF's 737s have reached the cycle count whereas 5 of VA's have. QF's oldest 738 (VXA) was delivered in January 2002. VA has cycled some of their oldest 738s out of its fleet so its oldest 738 is VOK which was delivered in August 2003. Maybe the QF 737s had longer stage lengths in the earlier years when the 767s were doing the majority of MEL-SYD-BNE duties but surprising nonetheless.
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:25 pm

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It's kind of surprising that none of QF's 737s have reached the cycle count whereas 5 of VA's have. QF's oldest 738 (VXA) was delivered in January 2002. VA has cycled some of their oldest 738s out of its fleet so its oldest 738 is VOK which was delivered in August 2003. Maybe the QF 737s had longer stage lengths in the earlier years when the 767s were doing the majority of MEL-SYD-BNE duties but surprising nonetheless.


Also QF has only tightened up their turn times fairly recently - going back 10-15+ years the difference between the number of flights DJ could fit into a day vs QF would have been considerable.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:51 am

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flyingisthebest wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Qantas has revealed that ZNJ, the 10th 789 will be painted in a special livery, any ideas

https://twitter.com/qantas/status/11821 ... 56388?s=21


Could possibly be a 1984 livery retro job as when you see the video/screenshot it seems it has the old head and from the position of the head it looks like the old 1984 tail with the gold tailband?

It would make sense from a Project Sunrise Perspective as that livery/VH-OJA did the non stop LHR-SYD delivery flight.. So what a great way to milk the publicity whilst re enacting history?


The evolution 1984>2006>2016 has been so small that the majority of people probably wouldn't even notice the difference. The basic livery is the same, and while both the shape of the kangaroo and font have changed with each version, a lot of people just see white plane, red tail, kangaroo.


Not to mention the last of the 1984 liveried planes were only repainted around 2016. Is 3 years too short for it to come back as a retro livery?

On a side note, the 1984 branding was only replaced at ADL's check in area last year.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:40 am

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Qantas 789 VH-ZNI taxi test and first flight, named Kookaburra (3 Oct)

ZNJ rolled out of final assembly on 1 Oct

ZNK due to be loaded for final assembly in the coming days

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https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 78784?s=20


ZNI delivery date set for 16 October. Any flight plans set for the Everett - JFK- Sydney?
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:56 am

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Though I thought the glimpse of the tail the roo looked like the 1984 roo. If it’s the V-Jet it will complete the series of retro roo’s. That being 50’s 60’s and 70’s.


Where in the video can you see the tail? It's covered completely.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:36 am

Captdasbomb wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Qantas 789 VH-ZNI taxi test and first flight, named Kookaburra (3 Oct)

ZNJ rolled out of final assembly on 1 Oct

ZNK due to be loaded for final assembly in the coming days

Image

Image

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 78784?s=20


ZNI delivery date set for 16 October. Any flight plans set for the Everett - JFK- Sydney?


It will ferry to LAX undergo 3 days of delivery maintenance at the QF hangar in LAX. It will then ferry to JFK arriving early evening (catered in LAX) spend 2 hours on the ground in JFK for boarding (and I assume press). before flying JFK SYD non stop. Apparently AJ will also be on this flight as well.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:43 am

Flights to HND/NRT haven been cancelled due Typhoon closing in on Japan
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tullamarine wrote:
It's kind of surprising that none of QF's 737s have reached the cycle count whereas 5 of VA's have. QF's oldest 738 (VXA) was delivered in January 2002. VA has cycled some of their oldest 738s out of its fleet so its oldest 738 is VOK which was delivered in August 2003. Maybe the QF 737s had longer stage lengths in the earlier years when the 767s were doing the majority of MEL-SYD-BNE duties but surprising nonetheless.


Also QF has only tightened up their turn times fairly recently - going back 10-15+ years the difference between the number of flights DJ could fit into a day vs QF would have been considerable.


Sourced from FR24 for the past year

VA VH-VOK
Oct 19 - 55 ( up to 11 Oct)
Sep 19 - 151
Aug 19 - 129
Jul 19 - 154
Jun 19 - 137
May 19 - 162
Apr 19 - 148
Mar 19 - 169
Feb 19 - 129
Jan 19 - 151
Dec 18 - 158
Nov 18 - 171
Oct 18 - 85 (from 12 Oct)

Total Cycles 1799
Average Daily Cycle 4.93

QF VH-VXA
Oct 19 - 50 (up to 11 Oct)
Sep 19 - 132
Aug 19 - 139
Jul 19 - 140
Jun 19 - 131
May 19 - 137
Apr 19 - 141
Mar 19 - 93
Feb 19 - out for maintenance (6 weeks)
Jan 19 - 82
Dec 18 - 127
Nov 18 - 128
Oct 18 - 85

Total Cycles 1385
Average Daily Cycle 3.79

Based on this average VOK being 16 years old would roughly have 29,000 cycles where as VXA at nearly 18 years old with nearly 25,000 cycles. Of course this is an estimate only.
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:16 pm

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Captdasbomb wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Qantas 789 VH-ZNI taxi test and first flight, named Kookaburra (3 Oct)

ZNJ rolled out of final assembly on 1 Oct

ZNK due to be loaded for final assembly in the coming days

Image

Image

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 78784?s=20


ZNI delivery date set for 16 October. Any flight plans set for the Everett - JFK- Sydney?


It will ferry to LAX undergo 3 days of delivery maintenance at the QF hangar in LAX. It will then ferry to JFK arriving early evening (catered in LAX) spend 2 hours on the ground in JFK for boarding (and I assume press). before flying JFK SYD non stop. Apparently AJ will also be on this flight as well.


According to the following article the first research flight will depart JFK next Friday which means it will arrive into SYD on Sunday, the 20th of October which also marks the 2 year anniversary since ZNA arrived into SYD
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:58 pm

Qantas 789 VH-ZNI returning back to PAE after its C1 flight (9 Oct)

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https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 90656?s=20
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Qantas 789 VH-ZNI returning back to PAE after its C1 flight (9 Oct)

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https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 90656?s=20


Also look at the paint on the tail, will be going back into the paint shop before delivery

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17812wd.htm

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17841rf.htm

Compared to what it looked like the day before

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17815hb.htm
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:07 am

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qf789 wrote:
Qantas 789 VH-ZNI returning back to PAE after its C1 flight (9 Oct)

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 90656?s=20


Also look at the paint on the tail, will be going back into the paint shop before delivery

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17812wd.htm

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17841rf.htm

Compared to what it looked like the day before

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17815hb.htm


Do we know what happened to the paint on the tail of -ZNI? :?:

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Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:11 am

EK413 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Qantas 789 VH-ZNI returning back to PAE after its C1 flight (9 Oct)

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/11 ... 90656?s=20


Also look at the paint on the tail, will be going back into the paint shop before delivery

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17812wd.htm

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17841rf.htm

Compared to what it looked like the day before

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17815hb.htm


Do we know what happened to the paint on the tail of -ZNI? :?:

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On the production thread it has been suggested it’s just frost, but I am not to sure about that is the case
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:48 am

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qf789 wrote:

Also look at the paint on the tail, will be going back into the paint shop before delivery

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17812wd.htm

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17841rf.htm

Compared to what it looked like the day before

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17815hb.htm


Do we know what happened to the paint on the tail of -ZNI? :?:

EK413


On the production thread it has been suggested it’s just frost, but I am not to sure about that is the case


I highly doubt it’s frost as well. Looks like a clear defect between the silver and red at the lowest forward point of the red paint (white triangle visible).

Not suggesting this is the case but the “frost” looks like the paint has been rubbed back with thinners to look for the cause of the paint fault in those areas.
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The other thread about a proposal to build a sea wall around SFO made me wonder what/when Australian airports will do to handle rising sea levels.

SYD is clearly the most exposed, but BNE could be at risk as well, especially as it is basically built on a mangrove swamp so liquidation could be a concern.

While mean sea level rise is only a couple of mm per year, peak tides are getting higher at a much faster rate, and this is what would pose the greatest threat.

At high tide with a rough sea you already see waves crashing over the wall at SYD.
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The other thread about a proposal to build a sea wall around SFO made me wonder what/when Australian airports will do to handle rising sea levels.

SYD is clearly the most exposed, but BNE could be at risk as well, especially as it is basically built on a mangrove swamp so liquidation could be a concern.

While mean sea level rise is only a couple of mm per year, peak tides are getting higher at a much faster rate, and this is what would pose the greatest threat.

At high tide with a rough sea you already see waves crashing over the wall at SYD.


Global warming!!
Surely there is a thread somewhere else
for this alledged threat to be debated.
Botany Bay seems to be a naturally
protected location not likely to have crashing
sea waves!.
 
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RyanairGuru wrote:
The other thread about a proposal to build a sea wall around SFO made me wonder what/when Australian airports will do to handle rising sea levels.

SYD is clearly the most exposed, but BNE could be at risk as well, especially as it is basically built on a mangrove swamp so liquidation could be a concern.

While mean sea level rise is only a couple of mm per year, peak tides are getting higher at a much faster rate, and this is what would pose the greatest threat.

At high tide with a rough sea you already see waves crashing over the wall at SYD.


Global warming!!
Surely there is a thread somewhere else
for this alledged threat to be debated.
Botany Bay seems to be a naturally
protected location not likely to have crashing
sea waves!.


Alleged :scratchchin:

I've seen waves spray over the edges of 16L/34R, admittedly it's not that high, but if Sydney was ever to get another storm/ex cyclone get as far south as we had back in the late 70's and the associated storm surge, I can see that runway being closed quite easily. I've watched an old Aero Pelican twotter get spun around taxiing back after landing 16L, as it got caught in a gust along with the extra water on the taxiway from the waves breaking against sea wall. Spun round about 270 degrees and given the proximity to the waters edge, would have been a scary experience for those onboard, it was scary enough watching it.

Waves are not that unusual in the bay, it is quite open and exposed, but for the airport to be effected, the winds would need to be coming from the south, or south west. 16R/34L is not as susceptible, the sea wall is a fair bit higher than the newer runway.
 
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:35 am

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Deepinsider wrote:
RyanairGuru wrote:
The other thread about a proposal to build a sea wall around SFO made me wonder what/when Australian airports will do to handle rising sea levels.

SYD is clearly the most exposed, but BNE could be at risk as well, especially as it is basically built on a mangrove swamp so liquidation could be a concern.

While mean sea level rise is only a couple of mm per year, peak tides are getting higher at a much faster rate, and this is what would pose the greatest threat.

At high tide with a rough sea you already see waves crashing over the wall at SYD.


Global warming!!
Surely there is a thread somewhere else
for this alledged threat to be debated.
Botany Bay seems to be a naturally
protected location not likely to have crashing
sea waves!.


Alleged :scratchchin:

I've seen waves spray over the edges of 16L/34R, admittedly it's not that high, but if Sydney was ever to get another storm/ex cyclone get as far south as we had back in the late 70's and the associated storm surge, I can see that runway being closed quite easily. I've watched an old Aero Pelican twotter get spun around taxiing back after landing 16L, as it got caught in a gust along with the extra water on the taxiway from the waves breaking against sea wall. Spun round about 270 degrees and given the proximity to the waters edge, would have been a scary experience for those onboard, it was scary enough watching it.

Waves are not that unusual in the bay, it is quite open and exposed, but for the airport to be effected, the winds would need to be coming from the south, or south west. 16R/34L is not as susceptible, the sea wall is a fair bit higher than the newer runway.


Would it even be considered an issue if SWZ opens and becomes the main Sydney airport before such threat escalates?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:50 am

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Would it even be considered an issue if SWZ opens and becomes the main Sydney airport before such threat escalates?


It's an issue for SACL who have a 99 year lease on the airport site. They're not going hand over the main airport title to SWZ.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:54 am

Any airport at sea level anywhere in the world will always be at risk of storm surges during heavy storms (typhoons, hurricanes etc). The idea of a perfect storm creating 10 metre waves I suppose could happen but rarely does any emergency plan plan for the worst case scenario.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:18 am

QF99 has taken off a couple hours ago, as VH-OJU leaves Australia for good (in current registration anyway).

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:13 am

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The other thread about a proposal to build a sea wall around SFO made me wonder what/when Australian airports will do to handle rising sea levels.

SYD is clearly the most exposed, but BNE could be at risk as well, especially as it is basically built on a mangrove swamp so liquidation could be a concern.

While mean sea level rise is only a couple of mm per year, peak tides are getting higher at a much faster rate, and this is what would pose the greatest threat.

At high tide with a rough sea you already see waves crashing over the wall at SYD.


You may find the maps at http://www.coastalrisk.com.au and https://coastadapt.com.au/sea-level-rise-information-all-australian-coastal-councils#NSW_ROCKDALE_--BAYSIDE-- useful, along with the article at https://theconversation.com/rising-seas-threaten-australias-major-airports-and-it-may-be-happening-faster-than-we-think-115374.
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:08 am

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3lgpzWjvcq ... k0iy89vw97

First hint on Instagram of the new QF livery - looks like another retro jet to me.... but which one? Celebrating the 100 years?

Wish they had gone for an Aboriginal one though.
 
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:16 am

smi0006 wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3lgpzWjvcq/?igshid=1gzk0iy89vw97

First hint on Instagram of the new QF livery - looks like another retro jet to me.... but which one? Celebrating the 100 years?

Wish they had gone for an Aboriginal one though.



I played the video over a few times stopping at certain shots, it appears the livery will be a mix of retro and new scheme at a guess. Certainly is exciting!
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:28 am

VHZNE wrote:
smi0006 wrote:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3lgpzWjvcq/?igshid=1gzk0iy89vw97

First hint on Instagram of the new QF livery - looks like another retro jet to me.... but which one? Celebrating the 100 years?

Wish they had gone for an Aboriginal one though.



I played the video over a few times stopping at certain shots, it appears the livery will be a mix of retro and new scheme at a guess. Certainly is exciting!


Yer, it looks like it will be a 100th anniversary scheme, with highlights of previous QF colour schemes. Does look interesting.
 
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Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:18 am

First pictures of ZNJ, named Longreach

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Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:33 am

Another picture

Also this aircraft which is due for delivery in November will operate the LHR-SYD research flight

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:54 am

I must say QF really missed the mark with the centenary colourscheme

A series of retro B789’s would’ve had more of an impact versus this logo jet concept.

Disappointed. Just my 0.02c


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