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by moa999
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38156

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Agree no point buying a 321XLR for routes a 737 can do. Routes I could see for QF. PER - AKL, HKG (vs CX) ADL - SIN, HKG, NRT CBR - HKG, SIN (less likely) Additional frequency services to SYD, MEL, HKG, possibly on the seemingly less popular day flights back from Asia where the 330 hasn't worked. As...

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by moa999
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38156

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

they may want to hurry up and order more aircraft. Plenty of time for that. And I suspect somewhat dependent on the Sunrise decision and timing. With last night's announcement of the 321XLR I also wonder whether a small fleet based at BNE, ADL and CBR is a possibility for flights to SIN, HKG and NRT.

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by moa999
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 67599

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

It's interesting in the press release it states 4700nm, yet includes SYD-NRT as a pair which is actually 4850m (4200nm} edit .. stupid. It's definitely an option for Qantas on thinner Asian routes SIN, HKG and NRT from BNE, ADL and possibly even CBR and SWZ (Western Sydney when it opens in 2027). Le...

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by moa999
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38156

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

But are they routes that a much cheaper 717/F100 couldn't fly?

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by moa999
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38156

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

And when the 747s go, QF will have more 789s.

When aircraft go tech a long way from home on almost any airline they will have issues.

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by moa999
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Assume by CE you mean China Eastern or MU?

If so the swallow looks nothing like the kangaroo.
Plus it's red and blue on white, not white on red.

China Easterns swallow and Austrian Airlines stylised bird are much closer.

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by moa999
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 342
Views: 38156

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Any idea on why this keeps getting pushed back? Don't think it's been pushed back. Articles from earlier in the year had the first one commencing in July, which would likely mean a September return to service. Think there was just some wishful thinking when the first aircraft went to DRS, seemingly...

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by moa999
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

QPI is a 333. Was only in for 15 days so presumably minor maintenance.

EBM and EBN are still in the 28J/ 243Y config.

Correct EBG was last of its type - and combined with OEBs retirement, QF no longer has any SkyBed Is or Rockwell Collins IFE in the fleet.

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by moa999
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS
Replies: 119
Views: 24875

Re: Malaysia Mulls Shutting Down or Selling MAS

Can't imagine any foreign investment while there is still political interference (eg. Routes, pricing and fleet (380 decision)
And while private competitors seem to get better deals.

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by moa999
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Correct. OEB on my mind

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by moa999
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Post from David Flynn of AusBT in the AFF forum that Joyce confirmed at IATA that OEB is only getting a 12C check and not a refurb at Dresden.

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by moa999
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Definitely possible. EBF has been there since early-April so must be due out soon, and EBG has been circling BNE last 48hrs.

With OEB also on its retirement flight would save them having to do a June video update for Rockwell Collins as well.

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by moa999
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 8518

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

OEB at 26 years young having started life with Asiana.

Just having maintenance assume OEJ may be the last to retire.

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by moa999
Tue May 28, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oqe
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Yes.
Was a one-off. QF1 also operated that day.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oqe

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by moa999
Sun May 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

OQE out on schedule as QF5 Sunday night

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by moa999
Sat May 25, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jetstar Australia Boeing 787-8 | Gold Coast to Melbourne | Economy Class | Trip Report & Video
Replies: 3
Views: 4452

Re: Jetstar Australia Boeing 787-8 | Gold Coast to Melbourne | Economy Class | Trip Report & Video

Possibly not many global spares in the correct colour. I do like the Jetstar 'D' flights (reference to the bright orange D sticker that you get on the boarding pass). Only downside is you can't use online check-in on these flights. A number of QF Plat / Plat1s chase these flights out of SYD and MEL ...

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by moa999
Sat May 25, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Sorry if it has been mentioned before, who is doing the refurb on these birds then? Reportedly contract is with Airbus (possibly related to the A380 cancellation). While I agree with the comments on maintenance v refurb, remember the refurb is mostly on the upper deck only, And two aircraft have al...

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by moa999
Fri May 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal
Replies: 30
Views: 2627

Re: Austrian Government Collapses over Russia Scandal

Very similar to the sting on the far-right One Nation party in Australia by promising cash from the NRA. I agree though that Russia (and to a lesser extent China) plays on the nature of democracy to create chaos in Western economies. Middle East support results in refugees which ultimately flow to t...

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by moa999
Thu May 23, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Even better then. So might be complete late June/ early July

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by moa999
Thu May 23, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

First one isn't due to go in until July, probably back early-mid August. From that diagram think 3L is still in place with a single toilet behind, although it's possibly got a false wall - maybe for self-serve refreshments Just 3R seemingly plugged which adds room for 6 PE seats and a new toilet beh...

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by moa999
Wed May 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1575
Views: 157417

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet Airways has now been declared officially Bankrupt by Dutch Court. Jet Airways shut down has reached 50 days. All those debts and now 50 days shut down. Worst business in the world and they think they will get investors. Tend to agree it's dead. Whatever liabilities were there have exploded in t...

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by moa999
Wed May 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Qantas has been very clear that they feel they need a 4-class plane including economy Simply not the consistent demand in premium classes. Agree with the Capex comments above - that we are far more likely to get a 6-10 order plus options. Of note on narrow bodies is QFs 737 fleet is 2002-2014 so wil...

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by moa999
Wed May 22, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

Reportedly the new A380 upstairs layout (posted on AFF) Shows the new lounge in place of CSM station, the blocked off door 3R and an additional toilet behind 3R. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190522/2328b2753f9b99fb3f1801ab3daca542.jpg So the upstairs config has gone from 72J 32W to 64J 35W 30Y...

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by moa999
Fri May 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Kikko19 wrote:
So LH and AF or BA wouldn't have the same thoughts? or would it come to the management's mind after few years of QF monopoly?


Possibly. But what other routes could they use the aircraft onthat couldn't be operated by a more optimised aircraft

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by moa999
Fri May 17, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I don't think alliances matter so much in Europe given the train networks, and even LCCs. People in Europe seem quite comfortable in booking a couple of non+connecting LCC flights (with sufficient layover) to get where they want to go. The main issue for a Euro/UK airline competing on these super-lo...

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

By my count EBB EBC EBD EBE EBL have the hump, with EBF likely returning to service any day.

But unsure if its actually active in all 5

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How long would it be before the airlines who are loosing their premium traffic attempt to compete, and which frame will they use? But most can't. The ME3, SQ or the other Asian airlines or all the Chinese airlines don't have the rights to fly London - Australia direct. It totally changes the dynami...

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

737 VH-VZH out of BNE maintenance today.

Assuming it's got Inflight Internet I think that makes the 80% point on the 737 fleet.

Looks like ZNA and OJU back online today.

With 380 OQB in AUH maintenance and OQJ in PUS for paint presumably the 380 fleet is pretty stretched.

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Golly VAH must have terrible auditors since there : Nice selective quoting. My statement simply referred to the financials of the VAIntl business, which aren't presently disclosed, despite the different shareholding (as it has to be >50% Australian owned) (No different to QANs Jetstar affiliates)

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by moa999
Thu May 16, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I've got no doubt some or all of it will be sold. Affinity by its nature is not a long term holder of things, and I can't see VAH buying back Affinity's stake, so the question simply becomes if VAH sells along side it. I simply question the $ value put on it. A few years ago Aeroplan would have been...

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by moa999
Wed May 15, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

The fact that VAH pays more money for brand licensing than it has ever returned as profit is just one example of all that is wrong with this group. I recall that point from I think 2015 when JB reportedly extended the deal (not sure for how long). From memory they wee paying $80-100m a year as a %g...

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by moa999
Mon May 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Not doubting that QF won't likely order the 797 (as long as Boeing doesn't make it have too long a sweet spot mission target), but it will also likely replace some of the older (02-04) 737s. The oldest 332s are the domestic config. The 8 oldest 332s (along with all the 737s) are also getting infligh...

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by moa999
Mon May 13, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

musman9853 wrote:
but the a330s are on their way out, to be replaced by 787s and probably the 797 if it launches.


Delivered 2002-2012. Many will be with Qantas for at least another decade

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by moa999
Mon May 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

justloveplanes wrote:

Reviewing this, I have to favor Boeing. UA already runs a 789 LAX SYD I think. So the inclusion of the 779 as part of an overall offering provides a more complete solution for QF.


And QF runs 789s BNE-LAX, MEL-LAX, MEL-SFO and soon SYD-SFO

But that's means nothing for a 777 v 350 decision.

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by moa999
Mon May 13, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

And that's one thing that advantages the A350 imho. It's likely to get a new engine earlier, so QF could then get full use of the aircraft, and shift the original 350s to shorter routes.

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by moa999
Sun May 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Qantas operate 787's which share a type rating with the 777. Pilot training would then be cheaper with the 777X. Also operate a lot more 330s (28 in all) which have common ratings with the 350. https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/news/en/2014/10/the-common-type-rating-is-approved-for-a350-xwb-and-a330-...

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by moa999
Sun May 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

My question on that is what was the business case for the Madrid-Barcelona route and Spanish HSR in general? Even if Sydney-Melbourne is unfeasible, a small network around Syndey along the lines of Central-Chatswood-Hornsby-Gosford-Newcastle, Central-Liverpool-Campbelltown-Goulburn-Canberra, and Ce...

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by moa999
Sun May 12, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

And in Europe London-Frankfurt is probably an equivalent pair (both financial centres) at just under 800km.

And there is no direct Eurostar service, you need to change in Brussels, and typical journey time is 5 hours.

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by moa999
Sat May 11, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11205

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Or failing to sign the check/cheque. I have seen many many posts over the years suggesting/claiming that airline ratings from skytrax and others are "bought," but where is the evidence for this?. No firsthand evidence but I've seen many secondhand references that Skytrax also runs a consu...

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by moa999
Sat May 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad loses 5 star ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 11205

Re: Etihad loses 5 star ranking

Or failing to sign the check/cheque.

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by moa999
Sat May 11, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

4) BA and LH has a350 as well in order and might go for the a351 to explore low cost their 'sunrise project' in case QF deciedes to go 778. BA (or VS) could well pick up the same aircraft as QF, but I doubt the losing manufacturer would go forward with the design without QF. With the shorter distan...

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by moa999
Sat May 11, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

With all this bullet train talk around the federal election and labour now pledging $1 billion to build it - what would the impact of high speed rail between SYD/MEL/BNE have on the golden triangle air travel? not a massive difference imho The closest comparable high speed network would be in Spain...

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by moa999
Thu May 09, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

I think that either aircraft are wrong for this mission. I also doubt that a higher frequency would make a difference on a 20 hour route.. QF already has VLAs on the routes in A380 (with 787 LAX-JFK) and will continue to do so for many years. You might want to look at the load factors on PER-LHR to...

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by moa999
Wed May 08, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Agree. I see no more than 6-8 Sunrise aircraft in an initial order with an option for additional variants in the late 2020s as the A380s likely retire. And consider timing of a 350 neo or stretched 350-1100/2000 Remember QF still has a boatload of very cheap 787 options which can replace the interna...

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by moa999
Wed May 08, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oeb

The Jetstar aircraft has now positioned back to MEL
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-vkj
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OEB has been operating JQ3/4 for most of the last week
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-oeb

The Jetstar aircraft has now positioned back to MEL
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-vkj

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by moa999
Wed May 08, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019
Replies: 240
Views: 47425

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - 2019

MAY 8, A380 -OQJ ferry flight QF6021 SYD-PUS (S Korea), unconfirmed/guess it's going into paint shop there. From an October 2018 article in USA today about Korean Airs Tech Center in the port city of Busan, South Korea And on the team’s long "to do" list is a major contract inked with Qan...

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by moa999
Tue May 07, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?
Replies: 32
Views: 4614

Re: How many more years of A380 service do we expect to see?

Both QF (all 12) and AF (5) have announced refurb programs and I believe own those aircraft.
So I'd say 8-10 years on these

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by moa999
Tue May 07, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

Airbus is putting forward a 350-1000 to meet QFs pax number targets. The SQ aircraft is also only PE and J, a config that wouldn't work for QF.

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by moa999
Tue May 07, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1327
Views: 225777

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

combined fleet for Project Sunrise and B744/A388 replacement. That will probably mean a total of 30+ aircraft, . Nowhere near that in the short term. The 747s (shortly 7 left) are basically being replaced by the remaining 6 787 orders albeit will leave QF a little short for the 20/21 summer season ...

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by moa999
Tue May 07, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 59000

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

EK413 wrote:
Both VHEBP & VHVKJ expected make a return to revenue service later today & tomorrow.


Any detail on the issue with EBP?

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