Australian Aviation Thread 2021

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New year, new thread.

With the new COVID outbreaks in Victoria and New South Wales and states closing their borders to NSW, this is probably going to impact flight plans and cause some headaches for airlines

I remember hearing that Qantas was planning on introducing new routes using its regional arm. That might have to be delayed depending on the starting date


Will also be interesting to hear about how WA reacts in Victoria’s outbreak, considering Jetstar are planning a new route to Busselton (south of Perth)
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Virgin Australia Boeing 737 VH-YIY currently over the Philippines on it's way to Hong Kong from Brisbane via Darwin.Image

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Some years back, a friend of mine was involved in an accident which proved to be the end of his flying career and life. I would like to find out more about this incident, specifically what caused it. I can't find any information on casa web site or anywhere else.

Does anyone know where I might find some further information.

For reference, here is a news article about the event.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/vict ... o2eeg.html

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The ATSB should know something about it. Perhaps they don't get involved with "light aviation"?

Also, there should have been a coronial enquiry; try those records. Or at least the local Kyneton or Bendigo police as they were an investigating agency.
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Bjwh86 wrote:Virgin Australia Boeing 737 VH-YIY currently over the Philippines on it's way to Hong Kong from Brisbane via Darwin.Image

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I'm guessing surplus aircraft no longer on lease to Virgin Australia as ex Tigerair Boeing 737-800 has left Darwin heading north.Image

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Jetstar are sending most of its Boeing 787 planes to Alice Springs for storage

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https://www.executivetraveller.com/new ... ce-springs

Surprised they didn’t do that ages back. A lot of them have been sitting at Avalon Airport for months!
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Wasn't there a space problem at Alice? Saw something on the news recently about a new area being constructed.
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There was. There were already quite a few aircraft stored at ASP (notably the Silk and Fiji MAX-8s) prior to COVID. Then once Singapore and Cathay started sending their units there, it was relatively full fairly quickly.

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see https://www.bbc.com/news/business-54335931 and that is dated back in September
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At 9.05 it says the new strikefighter was basically a Russian knockoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6aHyuuthns
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Rex to cut routes in face of Qantas ‘intimidation’

https://www.smh.com.au/business/compani ... 574k4.html
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And here it is from the Rex website
https://www.rex.com.au/MediaAndPressCli ... spx?y=2021
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Well, this is a little s**t fight between Rex and Qantas, but it should be remembered that Rex is entering Qantas's domain flying Melbourne - Sydney, even at the ridiculous introductory fare of $49 and they must expect retaliation on their regional network, where they are somewhat vulnerable. Additionally, Qantas would have very deep pockets, so Rex would need to be careful/sure of what they are taking on.
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Jetstar to bring Japan jets home to feast on Tigerair demise
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Qantas is conducting Double Status Credits sale from now until 30 March. So please ensure you book a flight and become a Gold/Platinum member quickly so that you can enjoy more baggage allowance when travelling from overseas.
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I wonder if BA will keep the A380 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_atMI_ElHBU

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Perhaps they may put these fuel efficient RR motors in them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=963rI0Yzh-o
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Parrahub, an extra option in the public transport menu http://www.parrahub.org.au/
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Since April 2020 the East West runway at Sydney Airport has been closed and has only earlier this month been reopened.
Today it has been getting a hiding with nearly all flights taking off from or landing on this runway.
Earlier today I noticed a flight from Melbourne missed its landing and was then sent circling south of Sydney for about 40 minutes before landing on the south - north runway - the only use I have seen on that runway for a couple of hours.
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At about 6pm they reverted to using the two north south runways but there are still delays getting into Sydney with most flights either doing some circling about 100 km from Sydney or following a zig zag flight into Sydney.
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