Thai744
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SQ A330 To Rockhampton (!)

Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:26 am

Just saw this aircraft on Flight Radar, and it's heading to Rockhampton apparently.

Interesting flight number too.

Anyone know what the story is with it? A charter maybe?

I didn't realise the runway at Rocky was long enough to accommodate an A330, so you learn something new every day

 

[Edited 2014-10-09 23:27:13]
 
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RE: SQ A330 To Rockhampton (!)

Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:13 am

Quoting Thai744 (Thread starter):
A charter maybe?

Charter for the Singapore Armed Forces. Happens all the time.
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RE: SQ A330 To Rockhampton (!)

Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:16 am

Military Exercise charters. Fairly common over the years SQ have sent 772 and even 744 aircraft to ROK. IIRC last year there was a QF 744 charter that did SYD-ROK-DRW-ROK-SYD.
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RE: SQ A330 To Rockhampton (!)

Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:04 am

Quoting Thai744 (Thread starter):
I didn't realise the runway at Rocky was long enough to accommodate an A330, so you learn something new every day

The main runway at Rockhampton is 2568m, which is almost 300m longer than Melbourne's 09/27 which seems to handle just about anything when it needs to.

And according to this old thread: Required Runway Length.... (by Mia777 Sep 18 2002 in Civil Aviation)

Airbus A330-300 Takeoff : 2500m, Landing : 1750m
10,500km (range) with 295 pax
 
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RE: SQ A330 To Rockhampton (!)

Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:55 am

Thanks for the replies guys. Appreciate it.

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