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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:24 pm

Rolls Royce will inspect engine from QF9 last week

Quote: Rolls Royce will inspect the engine of a Qantas plane that was forced to divert to Sydney just hours into its trip from Melbourne to Dubai.


On April 5, flight QF9 was re-routed to Sydney about three hours into its flight because of an engine vibration issue.

The 410 passengers on-board the flight were able to take another A380 aircraft to continue on to Dubai.


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...y/4ffbb07c43db6625b45add2f9062feea
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:50 pm

T1 at PER was evacuated around 3pm Thursday as an alarm was triggered by a contractor

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...y/b154dae8f310d69837a6d25aa344915c
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:30 am

Im a poster on a rail related forum and the following has come up from a fellow poster:

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Am thoroughly enjoying Jim Eames "The Flying Kangaroo". In it he details a near head on collision between a 747 operating QF10 London to Singapore and a US Air Force C-5 Galaxy over Thailand in September 1990. Apparently missed by 15m (!!!) at 37000ft. I have tried a google search on the matter, but little can be found other than it happened and was the fault of the Galaxy.


Some of the internet accounts say it was a then near new 747-400, but Eames doesn't appear to say that. Eames does not mention the callsign of the 747 but does mention certain individuals by name. I have also tried every Australian 747 within "aussieairliners.org" but can't find the incident. It predates ATSB internet available reports.


A simple question for anyone who might know - what was the callsign of the 747?
http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p2011702.htm#2011702

Is anyone able to shed some light?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:58 am

Quoting QF2220 (Reply 102):
Is anyone able to shed some light?

The incident referred to is documented on pages 135 - 138 of the book entitled "The Flying Kangaroo". As the incident occurred on Sep 30 1990 I have narrowed it down to the following ac: OJA thru OJH. (all other 400's were put into service after that date). Apart from trying to contact through some means the PIC that night (Capt Geoff Westwood), I am at a loss as to how we can ascertain the ac reg.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:22 pm

Quoting TN486 (Reply 103):
As the incident occurred on Sep 30 1990

Sorry wrong. It was Thursday Sept. 13, 1990
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:34 pm

VA offering fares Australia to New York for just $999 return

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel...y/35ab496d6094f733a3609d0e8563437f
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:19 pm

And Jetstar is advertising $350 direct MEL-NRT return tickets.

http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/cheap-flights/tokyo
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:04 am

Quoting jetfuel (Reply 104):
Sorry wrong. It was Thursday Sept. 13, 1990

It was reported by the Sydney Morning Herald on that date, however the article refers to 'Tuesday', which was Sept 11.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:21 am

Quoting AJ (Reply 107):
It was reported by the Sydney Morning Herald on that date, however the article refers to 'Tuesday', which was Sept 11.

OK, so having a quick check of www.lhr-lgw.co.uk movements website, if we say that the incident occurred on Tuesday 11th September over Thailand, then that aircraft probably left LHR on the evening of the 10th September.

LHR-LGW's movement show that VH-OJB and VH-EBW flew into LHR that day as QFA009 and QFA001 respectively, so if it was a "new" B744 then it must have been VH-OJB. Normally the movements on this website only show the arrivals that day, but coincidentally they also show QFA010 as VH-OJB too.

If it was the Tuesday 11th Sep evening departure from LHR, then it would have been VH-OJH.



As an aside, does anyone know how QF rotated their fleet through LHR in Sep 1991? I flew SIN-MEL-SYD on 18 Sep 1991, so working off the lhr-lgw website, I know that OJC flew the QFA001 into LHR on the morning of the 17th, and OJE flew QFA009 into LHR same day. One of these would have flew LHR-SIN over the evening of 17th Sep and operated my flight on the 18th out of SIN.

Even longer long shot question, but anyone know of an Australian website, like lhr-lgw, where I can find out what flew my internal flights in Sep 1991?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:29 am

Just saw on Ten News that Newcastle had partial roof collapse due to rain and flight have been cancelled. I'm due to fly there this coming Saturday.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:02 am

Qantas to slow capacity growth due to softness in the domestic market. Jetstar International RASK was negative in the first quarter due to softness in the Hawaii market and "growth into international capacity additions".

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:11 am

Quoting PoleHillSid (Reply 108):
As an aside, does anyone know how QF rotated their fleet through LHR in Sep 1991? I flew SIN-MEL-SYD on 18 Sep 1991, so working off the lhr-lgw website, I know that OJC flew the QFA001 into LHR on the morning of the 17th, and OJE flew QFA009 into LHR same day. One of these would have flew LHR-SIN over the evening of 17th Sep and operated my flight on the 18th out of SIN.

Chances are the bird that came in as QF1, would have departed as QF 10, and the QF9 would have left later in the evening as QF2

Although at the time I believe you had the Hong Kong as well so they would also be in the mix , but cant recall timings for these
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:24 am

Quoting allrite (Reply 110):
Jetstar International RASK was negative in the first quarter due to softness in the Hawaii market

Given that it is moving off BNE-HNL, I wonder how much that involved the performance of that route in particular, compared to their SYD and MEL sectors.

Quoting allrite (Reply 110):
"growth into international capacity additions"

The move to the 788 across the board as been a significant capacity rise, with each flight moving from A330's 303/310 seats (Version 1 and 2) to the 788's 335. Adding 25+ seats a flight may not sound like much at first, but it does change the yield equation by some margin.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:43 am

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 112):
Given that it is moving off BNE-HNL, I wonder how much that involved the performance of that route in particular, compared to their SYD and MEL sectors.

Speaking of BNE-HNL, have we any sign of where this 2 (3 in peak) x weekly capacity is moving? Would be interesting to see if they added it to BNE-DPS to try and cement the position and keep XT away, though I doubt this would work and there are rumours they will be in BNE long before OCT when BNE-HNL ends.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:46 am

XT is more or less confirmed, just going through regularity requirements I believe.

Malindo will probably also be on the route later this year.


Original rumour was BNE-HKT but that's gone quiet. There's pretty good demand for BNE-HKT with no direct link.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:54 am

Does "growth in additional capacity additions" refer to their own growth or those of their competitors? Is imagine that nobody is making money to DPS as the moment as Air Asia and to a lessor extent Tigerair have trashed yields. I don't think the increased capacity of the 787 is an issue in isolation.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:41 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 115):
Does "growth in additional capacity additions" refer to their own growth or those of their competitors?

Its referring to JQ's own capacity growth which according to the QF statement increased by 17.2%.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:19 pm

It appears Air New Zealand decision to sell its stake in Virgin Australia is a result of the failure to remove John Borghetti as CEO. Air New Zealand sought Borghetti's removal but failed to get support from the other shareholders for his removal.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviat...ohn-borghetti-20160415-go7aqu.html
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:39 pm

UA870 on Sunday turned back about an hour into its flight due to an unusual odour. Flight eventually left SYD 26 hours later

http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviat...dour-detected-20160417-go890p.html
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:37 pm

Quoting timtam (Reply 117):
It appears Air New Zealand decision to sell its stake in Virgin Australia is a result of the failure to remove John Borghetti as CEO

This is old news, at least two weeks old . Why would the SMH rehash it ?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:14 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 119):

This is old news, at least two weeks old . Why would the SMH rehash it ?

Indeed, that article had really nothing new in it.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Tue Apr 19, 2016 3:42 am

Quoting aryonoco (Reply 120):
Indeed, that article had really nothing new in it.

Its a bit more explicit in its confirmation that ANZ have lost faith in Borghetti and wanted him removed as CEO.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:00 am

QF15 is still on the ground in BNE 4 hours after scheduled departure. Whats going on?
What?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:40 am

What's the lattest with VA 777 flights to AUH ?
Are they suspended pending the refits ? When are they expected back in the schedule ?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:13 am

QF93 MEL-LAX operated by VH-OQH had a 10hr delay departing MEL due to a technical issue

http://www.theqantassource.com/qanta...h-oqh-melbourne-technical-issue-2/
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:09 pm

Quoting qf789 (Reply 124):
QF93 MEL-LAX operated by VH-OQH had a 10hr delay departing MEL due to a technical issue

When that happens, does that affect the parking slot at LAX being that late?
What do they do at the destination airport when a flight is that late leaving its origin?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:29 pm

Quoting Flyingsottsman (Reply 126):

QF has its own maintenance hanger in LAX anyway no? Theyd park somewhere there I would imagine? Given the layover time in LAX is pretty decent, id imagine that there wouldn't be too much impact at LAX (including the parking space) or on the return flights.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:00 am

Quoting Flyingsottsman (Reply 125):
When that happens, does that affect the parking slot at LAX being that late?

I could only imagine the arrival slots and bay but taking into account a 10 hour delay would mean the flight becomes a turnaround upon arrival.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:11 am

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-2...t-under-federal-labor-plan/7346874

Oh boy. What next. Talk about saying a lot about nothing. You can tell the election is just around the corner!
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:43 am

Quoting TN486 (Reply 128):
Oh boy. What next. Talk about saying a lot about nothing. You can tell the election is just around the corner

Indeed. Interesting that in all reports I have read each one refers to it as a no fly zone, must be the new way of saying curfew.

VA tops on time honours for March

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...in-tops-on-time-honours-for-march/

Both Sydney and Melbourne report healthy passenger growth in March

http://australianaviation.com.au/201...s-report-healthy-passenger-growth/
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:14 pm

Quoting qf789 (Reply 129):
Both Sydney and Melbourne report healthy passenger growth in March

so what is QF coming on about a slow down in business? Or is the weakness in other cities?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:20 pm

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 130):

so what is QF coming on about a slow down in business? Or is the weakness in other cities?


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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:45 pm

Quoting TN486 (Reply 128):

One of the television stations even had a graphic of an aircraft approaching the runways at right angles. Reminded me of that old Irish joke: " Paddy, this runway looks tricky, it's only 150M long but 3500M wide".
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:34 am

Quoting sunrisevalley (Reply 130):
so what is QF coming on about a slow down in business? Or is the weakness in other cities?

Some interesting commentary from Flight Centre/Qantas/CAPA about this from an event yesterday: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviat...t-years-jumps-20160420-goben9.html

Also some more info on a potential takeover of VA:

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The announcement leaves the door open to another airline joining the share register, or for existing shareholders Etihad and Singapore Airlines to increase their holdings - or even a possible full takeover and subsequent delisting of the airline. Singapore Airlines has the most obvious strategic investment in Australia and the funds to easily acquire and recapitalise Virgin and therefore favourite to move. But this is far from certain; no public indications have been made and (though unlikely) it is possible that no buyer is interested.

Although Virgin is a highly valued strategic asset, with its domestic market reach, it must also be a profitable airline for its owners. For a variety of reasons, perhaps partly because of a divided board, Virgin has not achieved the recent success of its domestic competitor Qantas.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:54 am

An RAAF C-17 made a spectacular fly over of an Army open day held at 7th Brigade Park, in suburban north Brisbane this morning.

I know a couple of members will enjoy this  http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e303/OZJIM/A41210aas_zpsowxgkkui.jpg
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:02 pm

For anyone interested QF8 DFW-SYD service had medical diversion into NAN early this morning. No word on the condition of the passenger, hopefully they have been offloaded safely & flight will continue the journey to SYD prior to crew hours lapsing.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:28 pm

Update

Appears as though flight made it out on time...

Flight QF8 from Dallas to Sydney
http://fr24.com/QFA8/9812858

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:36 am

Yesterday I made the long journey from Sydney to Newcastle aboard REX. Departure was 8am, and as we were heading out to the runway, I saw a cargo 767 over in the holding pen near the Intl terminal. Were the other cargo bays packed at the time? I've never seen a cargo bird over there.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:51 am

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 137):
Yesterday I made the long journey from Sydney to Newcastle aboard REX. Departure was 8am, and as we were heading out to the runway, I saw a cargo 767 over in the holding pen near the Intl terminal. Were the other cargo bays packed at the time? I've never seen a cargo bird over there.

The aircraft you saw yesterday was a Polar Air / DHL B767F. I'm assuming your referring to the handstand by General Holmes Drive?

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:48 pm

Yes, that's the area.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:02 pm

This doesn't seem to have been touched on, but the latest (and last for now) QF B717, VH-YQX, entered service last Friday evening (22 April) as QF1553 BNE-CBR.

YQX was built in December 1999 and is ex OH-BLN with Blue1 in Finland, before that was EC-KHX with Spanair and before that started her career as SX-BOB with Olympic. She becomes the 7th 2-class aircraft operating with QantasLink.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:23 pm

Useless piece of information, with 20 frames Qantas is now the second largest operator of the 717 after Delta. Until fairly recently they had fewer frames than Hawaiian (18) and Volotea (19).

With Volotea looking to eventually phase out the 717 in favour of the larger A319 what are the chances that Qantas would want to acquire a few more? The smart money is that they all go to DL, but I would be very surprised if that is the case. The V7 frames coming onto the market will be pretty much Qantas' and Hawaiian's last opportunity to pick up more frames until one or the other retires theirs.
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:42 am

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 141):

Ive wondered if QF is sitting on a little gold mine with the 717 fleet, and that they might be better off selling the fleet to DL. Then, they could amass a fleet of F100s which, I think, are comparable to the 717s and could fill the same niche quite easily. Given the large number of F100 in operation in Aus, there would be a fair bit of scale efficiencies available to mx facilities. Or am I totally off the reservation with this one?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:30 am

Quoting QF2220 (Reply 142):
hen, they could amass a fleet of F100s which, I think, are comparable to the 717s and could fill the same niche quite easily.

Although Australia has a sizeable F100 presence, I'm not sure where QF would be able to get enough F100s to replace the 717s they have. They might be able to get a few here and there, but probably not in one purchase.

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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:03 am

Quoting TN486 (Reply 128):
Oh boy. What next. Talk about saying a lot about nothing. You can tell the election is just around the corner!
Quoting qf789 (Reply 129):
Indeed. Interesting that in all reports I have read each one refers to it as a no fly zone, must be the new way of saying curfew.

Well if that's the case, don't build the thing at all leave Kingsford's Smith as is and the curfews in place. Are we really going to suffer another incompetent Labour
Government? How far is the nearest Residential area to the planed 2nd airport?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:12 am

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 143):
Although Australia has a sizeable F100 presence, I'm not sure where QF would be able to get enough F100s to replace the 717s they have. They might be able to get a few here and there, but probably not in one purchase

Replacing the 717's with F100's would mean a reduction in number of seats, increase in operating coats and a likely increase in maintenance costs due to their age and declining availability of parts. QF should instead look at the E195-E2 and the C-Series as 717 replacements in the future
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:26 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 135):
For anyone interested QF8 DFW-SYD service had medical diversion into NAN early this morning. No word on the condition of the passenger, hopefully they have been offloaded safely & flight will continue the journey to SYD prior to crew hours lapsing.

Hope the passenger is ok, was it a A380 or 744 ?
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:10 am

Quoting Flyingsottsman (Reply 146):
was it a A380 or 744 ?

QF7 and QF8 are exclusively the A380 nowadays.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:04 am

Quoting Bluebird191 (Reply 147):
QF7 and QF8 are exclusively the A380 nowadays.

Ok so Nandi would not have a problem handling an A380, could not imagine a 380 there. Anyway hope the passenger was ok.
 
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RE: Australian Aviation Thread Part 139

Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:07 pm

JetGo has announced BNE-ABX 4x weekly and OOL-CBR (unknown frequency).

BNE-ABX seems like a good option and they have experience now with BNE-DBO and BNE-TMW, however OOL-CBR is up against VA who is 6x week so they will be a strong competitor.

More to be announced today.

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