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by EK413
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11291

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

You can kill two birds with one stone and offer SYD-LAX-LHR-SIN-SYD with evening departure of SYD and SYD-SIN-LHR-LAX-SYD with a bit of ground time at LHR. So I take it planes fix them selves up?!? Sufficient ground time means maintenance which equates to minimising the probility of an aircraft goi...

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by EK413
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11291

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

QF has a substantial maintenance operation at LAX - https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-unveils-new-aircraft-maintenance-facility-at-lax/ Just because aircraft are sitting out in the open doesn't mean that they aren't undergoing work. of course, but is approx 15 hours of mainten...

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by EK413
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19307

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

My bets are: They formally announce SYD-DFW going to 2x daily on 789s Or They formally announce BNE-DFW 1x daily on 789s Or They announce the dates for BNE-LAX-JFK on 789s And finally, this is a interesting one A temporary SYD-BNE-ORD 789 flight (until they can do SYD-ORD on a 77X). IMHO: 1) I doub...

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by EK413
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week
Replies: 158
Views: 19307

Re: Qantas to take delivery of 1st 787-9 this Tuesday (17 Oct), next route for 787-9 may be announced this week

Just to clear the air the delivery via HNL is for a number of reasons, PR, crew rest and a buffer should there be any delays.

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by EK413
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Im assuming by this that there isn't yet an official ETA into Sydney? Am I right in thinking the date of arrival is still the 20th though? Im planning to go out and see it given I'm free that day! Yes it's confirmed for a 710am arrival on Friday the 20th Great, thanks. Any approach locked in for th...

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by EK413
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 27353

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

QantasLink F100 VH-NHQ positioned back from Seletar last weekend via PHE after being in maintenance. The aircraft has been repainted in the QantasLink Silveroo livery, the aircraft previously was in Network Alliance livery Here's a pic of VH-NHQ in the new livery https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486...

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by EK413
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Etihad flight EY450 from Abu Dhabi to Sydney, a B77W, diverted early this morning to Adelaide, apparently due to a smoke alarm. Passengers left the aircraft and it is still there. Passengers will be put on domestic flights to SYD http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/etihad-flight-...

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by EK413
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

If Qantas was to announce a new route it'll be on Friday 20th October with the arrival of their 1st B789.

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by EK413
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

JQ could do the flights direct with 788s but for the route to be attractive to business travellers, I think a full-service offering is required in both J & Y. I agree. JQ would have a tough time competing for passengers who will quite happily fly D7/TZ or on deeply discounted MH, SQ, TG etc far...

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by EK413
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH buys majority of Air Berlin
Replies: 271
Views: 41158

Re: LH buys Air Berlin

https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article1 ... erlin.html


Can't read German do we have English version?


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PlaneInsomniac wrote:
It seems the saga is ending. LH will today buy the majority of AB assets, including 81 planes, and plans to hire 3000 staff:

https://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article1 ... erlin.html


Can't read German do we have English version?


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by EK413
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

BNE & SYD are daily from AC, when MEL starts it will only be 3 weekly. QF does not have the frames to start routes to Canada and if they did you would see SYD-YVR operate on a more frequent basis. A tag IMO to YYZ wouldn't not work, I don't think the demand would be there Word floating around t...

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by EK413
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Given that Air Canada is successful enough to operate daily Vancouver flights to three different airports, would it be worthwhile for Qantas to attempt some flights, apart from the seasonal Sydney flight? Also considering the plane would be sitting on the ground for a long time like the LAX flights...

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by EK413
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

I am surprised that QF hasn't put on more flights e.g. AKL-PER year round, or AKL-ADL (or maybe AKL-HBA even) as part of the approval process with the ACCC. These changes create a 3.7% volume decrease. The original approval required QF and EK to maintain pre competition capacity on TT - which at th...

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by EK413
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

SonOfABeech wrote:
Probably too early to know for sure, but any idea how the Socceroos will get to SAP?


QF is the official sponsor so more than likely a charter. QF operated a SYD-KUL-SYD A333 charter last week to pickup the team.

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by EK413
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates sees value working with Etihad
Replies: 7
Views: 4917

Re: Emirates sees value working with Etihad

dtw2hyd wrote:
dubaiamman243 wrote:
Both companies could work in areas such as procurement. ..


So, he wants Abu Dhabi to pay for his planes.


Or offload some of those parked A380's :)

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by EK413
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

qf789 wrote:
Dan23 wrote:
EK413 wrote:

EY B77W upgauge ;)

EK413

Not CX swapping the A330 for A350?


No that has already being announced

The rumour I have heard is EY is considering upgrading from 789 to 77W


Hmm, okay that will only leave QF upgauge their daily QF71 PER-SIN service to A330 equipment year round?

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by EK413
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

qf789 wrote:
I have heard a rumour that an airline servicing PER in considering upgrading equipment


EY B77W upgauge ;)

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by EK413
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 59888

Re: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017

NZ321 wrote:
Given the business class is 19 J and Air Berlin also 19 J do we assume the seats will not change? I note they are in a 1-2-1 config but are they the same as MH new J class?


Already confirmed the seats remain just seat covers changed.

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by EK413
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

qf789 wrote:
EK413 wrote:
Speaking of aircraft today QF will officially be handed over the "keys" of -ZNA 10am Seattle time.

EK413


Are you sure, I heard something different?


I heard 10th of October 10am Seattle local exchange of title.

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by EK413
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Speaking of aircraft today QF will officially be handed over the "keys" of -ZNA 10am Seattle time.

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by EK413
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

decry wrote:
EK413 wrote:
QF29 wrote:
QF28 is currently diverting to MEL


Southerly winds hitting SYD.

EK413


Is this really the reason?


Sydney had strong winds forecast and the QF28 therefore had to divert possibly due to low fuel.

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by EK413
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

QF29 wrote:
QF28 is currently diverting to MEL


Southerly winds hitting SYD.

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by EK413
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Perth Airport announces $2.5 Billion expansion Includes Consolidated terminals 3rd Runway International Expansion At current rates the terminals will not meet demand First part of the expansion is an extension to the international with 70,000 sqm addition and an additional 9 Gates http://www.perthn...

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by EK413
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest passenger forcibly removed from flight with pet allergy
Replies: 195
Views: 14683

Re: Woman dragged of SWA flight was pregnant

Bloody ridiculous just trying to save face and back track all of her claims. Sick and tired of these grubs trying to earn a quick buck or two by doing the wrong thing!
If she had life threatening allergies then pick yourself up and get off the aircraft like a normal person.

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by EK413
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

F100Flyer wrote:
Rumours arising, and discussions on Perth local radio this morning that Air New Zealand interested in operating AKL-PER-LHR. Would certainly make things interesting...


NZ jumping on the QF PER-LHR band wagon I see.

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by EK413
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Police taser man who tried to sneak onto a JQ flight from MEL today the 30-year-old man approached Jetstar staff on Tuesday afternoon to try and purchase a ticket to Cambodia. He then crawled through the baggage carousel opening and into a secure bag room area of the airport. The man then made his ...

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by EK413
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 54913

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

Thai77w wrote:
My money for TG is on double 77W daily and during peaks upgraded to A380 (1 x daily)


I'll love to see TG A380's on the BKK-SYD route but TG have redirected the big bus on European routes FRA, CDG, LHR.

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by EK413
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 206689

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

MD80 wrote:
Hopefully, Lufthansa will retain their livery IMO. The Corporate ID is a masterpiece and needs no change.


Agreed! It's classy and ain't broke so don't even attempt to change it!

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by EK413
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187905

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

The diversion decision is only up to the captain, they have the final authority, control, and responsibility. They will take onboard the input from others, but they have the final call to make. I agree the captain has final say. In this instance AF66 was an emergency & captain would've made the...

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by EK413
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187905

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

The choice of airport for a diversion definitely up to the Operations Control based on the situation at hand. EK413 The diversion decision is only up to the captain, they have the final authority, control, and responsibility. They will take onboard the input from others, but they have the final cal...

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by EK413
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187905

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

I can't understand why they diverted to such a remote airport? It's a 4-engined aircraft. It still had 3 good engines. An A380 with 3 engines running isn't required to land at the nearest suitable airport. It would have been easier to get accommodations and flights to their final destinations for t...

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by EK413
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187905

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Don't think so. There currently are AF A380's in flight. Which really concerns me & convinces me to steer clear of AF when travelling. The event of AF66 would've warranted grounding the entire AF A380 & perform checks of the fleet. Guess safety isn't a priority at AF? EK413 If there really ...

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by EK413
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187905

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Hey guys, Qantas temporarily grounded its A380s immediately after QF32. I assume Air France has NOT done the same thing after this incident? Thanks, Bunumuring Don't think so. There currently are AF A380's in flight. Which really concerns me & convinces me to steer clear of AF when travelling. ...

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by EK413
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana
Replies: 19
Views: 3930

Re: Qatar Airways completes purchase of 49% stake in Meridiana

Meridiana is an empty box. They need a brand new fleet. What they bought is an airline company that allows them to fly from anywhere in Europe to anywhere in Europe and the rest of the world which QR couldn't do on its own. Keep in mind that traffic to/from the Middle East has stalled so severely t...

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by EK413
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38077

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

qf789 wrote:
QantasLink F100 VH-NHQ positioned back from Seletar last weekend via PHE after being in maintenance. Does anyone know if this aircraft has a roo on its tail now as it was one of the F100's in Network Aviation colours


Updated QF Roo livery currently under going return to service checks.

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by EK413
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Production Thread Part 19
Replies: 1486
Views: 193531

Re: A380 Production Thread Part 19

KarelXWB wrote:
MSN 239 EK #100 has been pulled out of storage, re-painted in fully EK livery and will be prepared for delivery.

Image
A380 Emirates A6-EUV by Tobias Gudat, on Flickr


100th A380 & no special decals :(

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by EK413
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38077

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

bunumuring wrote:
Yes AmbroseRPM,
I agree with you and I think many people believe that too.
The other short priced favourite I have been told was 'Great Southern Land', but that name seems too long for the taped-over name on -XNA.
Cheers,
Bunumuring


I didn't wanna do it but I have to... its -ZNA not -XNA :)

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by EK413
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F
Replies: 26
Views: 6914

Re: Qatar orders additional 77W and 748F

I don't understand why the mix of B788, B789, A359, A351 fleet?

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by EK413
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38077

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

I understand QF transformation but VA was a clean slate before JB took control! Now transforming the mess he made of VA Group! EK413 Look on the bright side. Imagine what Qantas would be like if the BOD had chosen JB for the top job instead of AJ. Then again, imagine what Virgin would be like if AJ...

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by EK413
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38077

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

VA chairperson says its 3 year transformation program is yielding positive result and is ahead of schedule http://australianaviation.com.au/2017/09/virgin-australia-chairman-says-good-progress-being-made-on-transformation-program/ The irony of needing a transformation program to transform your busi...

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by EK413
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 25575

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

Air New Zealand plans to fly non-stop from Auckland to New York City and Chicago once the airline orders and recieves either the A350ULR or B777X. According to the airline's CEO, Chris Luxon, the new flights aims primarily for “premium leisure travelers” rather than “corporate travelers. The airlin...

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by EK413
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to purchase up to 40 787-9 aircraft
Replies: 159
Views: 26421

Re: Turkish Orders 40 787 Dreamliners

https://www.emirates.com/us/english/abo ... oeing.aspx

I really don't understand the point in your post.

Congratulations TK & Boeing.

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FoxtrotSierra wrote:
Meanwhile, at EK...


Mean while at EK they have on order 150 B778/9's...

https://www.emirates.com/us/english/abo ... oeing.aspx

I really don't understand the point in your post.

Congratulations TK & Boeing.

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by EK413
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38077

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

QF 744/ER VH-OEG refueling QF 738 and JQ 320 in AKL http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Qantas747Refuel_027_olliedale_750.jpg http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Qantas747Refuel_031_olliedale_750.jpg http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads...

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by EK413
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366017

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

No not yet, someone else said last week it would roll out of paint on the 14th however with first flight scheduled for this Friday I would expect we see it in the next day or so This is becoming a conspiracy! I have gut feeling QF plan to roll out -ZNA under complete darkness to unveil a special li...

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by EK413
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366017

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

Any word on QF's first 789? Seems like it's been in paint for couple weeks now? I figure QANTAS might make a media show out of the rollout No not yet, someone else said last week it would roll out of paint on the 14th however with first flight scheduled for this Friday I would expect we see it in t...

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by EK413
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38077

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

Spotters alert word on the street QF will upgrade 1xSYD-AKL-SYD service to B744 equipment on Wednesday. ;)

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by EK413
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 38077

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

QR921 AKL-DOH ops via MEL.

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by EK413
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 184813

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

I provided link to a list of the 21 longest flights a little further up the thread in response to your request; it doesn't list when they were started but it does give an idea of what is currently being flown: I may have missed it. I'm struggling terribly with this interface and especially reply no...

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by EK413
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 366017

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/908836720786923520

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Boeing Everett evacuation, full evacuation of the 40-31 and 40-32 in progress. Broken steam line in the 40-31.

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/908836720786923520

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