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So you need a new fleet Leigh?

Old 29th Nov 2018, 21:11
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Originally Posted by Rated De View Post
Little Napoleon MAY need another distraction.
Like this? Showing he is human and offering Ďtipsí to the everyday folk.

Jet-lag tips from Qantas' Alan Joyce: don PJs, eat light and set the body clock
https://www.afr.com/brand/boss/jetlag-tips-from-qantas-alan-joyce-don-pjs-eat-light-and-set-the-body-clock-20181121-h185m1

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Old 29th Nov 2018, 21:56
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Now the more punters that do that the less food we have to load therefore save money and a bigger bonus for little Napoleon.
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Old 29th Nov 2018, 22:02
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Wonder where the Close Personal Protection sit?
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Old 30th Nov 2018, 10:12
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As shale became the play, many of the refineries during their maintenance cycles altered the refining towards producing shale oil. Shale is lighter (in comparison to WTI for example) with the result being less middle distillates being manufactured.
Middle distillates include things like LPG, diesel and heating oil. Jet fuel is also a middle distillate.
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Demand for middle distillates will get even tighter when the new Maritime emission standards come into play with the abolition of heavy bunker fuel in 2020.

LONDON (Reuters) - New rules coming into force from 2020 to curb pollution produced by the world’s ships are worrying everyone from OPEC oil producers to bunker fuel sellers and shipping companies. The regulations will slash emissions of sulfur, which is blamed for causing respiratory diseases and is a component of acid rain that damages vegetation and wildlife.

But the energy and shipping industries are ill-prepared, say analysts, with refiners likely to struggle to meet higher demand for cleaner fuel and few ships fitted with equipment to reduce sulfur emissions.

This raises the risk of a chaotic shift when the new rules are implemented, alongside more volatility in the oil market.

“The reality is that the industry has already passed the date beyond the smooth transition,” Neil Atkinson, head of the oil industry and market division at the International Energy Agency (IEA), said in April.

Sounds like Qantas need a new fleet , sooner rather than later.





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But the energy and shipping industries are ill-prepared, say analysts, with refiners likely to struggle to meet higher demand for cleaner fuel and few ships fitted with equipment to reduce sulfur emissions.
In January this year, Lightweight Leigh Clifford sat straight faced claiming the QSA1992 was the reason for the lack of a new fleet. Thai Airways didn't struggle for 'capital' their A350 fleet is operational. Instead QF chose to spend over $ 2 billion buying on market their own shares.

10 years Little Napoleon has sat in the big chair. Not a solitary aircraft ordered for QF (other than those Mr Dixon ordered well over a decade ago!)

In the same period JQ have had a 110 aircraft order, to replace a fleet substantially younger than that from which it borrows so much. Generating 31% of the revenue, flying 48% of the ASK is hardly efficient. Accounting fudges aside, JQ grew to be larger than the parent. Yet it can't generate more than one third of the revenue.

It is worth noting that Little Napoleon's tenure has coincided with the GFC. With emergency interest rates persisting for a decade, is it any wonder that QF can get away with it?
Low interest rates remove the necessity for strategic thinking. Companies do not need to be disciplined, as the risk of error is low (in terms of interest)

Is it just dumb luck that saw a lightweight chairman (self confessed) and his side kick at the helm?

Whether it is shortage of middle distillates, pollution or simple fuel expense, Qantas is vulnerable.


10 years in the job and a vocal SSM campaign is hardly the stuff of legend, no matter what he tells himself looking in the mirror.

Qantas need a new fleet.
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Old 1st Dec 2018, 07:22
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Thai Airways didn't struggle for 'capital' their A350 fleet is operational
The same airline that is 51% owned by the government and has sustained losses in the last six out of ten years, with those total losses amounting to over AUD$3 billion? Seriously?
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The same airline that is 51% owned by the government and has sustained losses in the last six out of ten years, with those total losses amounting to over AUD$3 billion? Seriously?
Isn't that precisely the point, even they have a new fleet!

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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 03:42
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If we are changing this fleet what would we get (similar in type for each) and what would be the saving?

Airbus - A330 - 28 frames - average age 12 years

Airbus - A380 - 12 frames - average age 9.3 years

Boeing - 737 - 80 frames - average age 12 years

Boeing - 747 - 9 frames - average age 17.7 years

Boeing - 767 - 1 frames - average age 12 years

Boeing - 787 - 8 frames - average age 0.6 years

* I would suggest we either go A380 or B747 for the total 21 frames in this market.
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I think two new fleets are needed - the cost (& time) for the A380 wing crack repairs is so prohibitive that one of the considerations being looked at is permanently retiring four A380’s and trying to bring ahead B787 deliveries. Would probably mean that the B747’s would have to stay in service for a few more years as well.
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 04:27
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I think two new fleets are needed - the cost (& time) for the A380 wing crack repairs is so prohibitive that one of the considerations being looked at is permanently retiring four A380ís and trying to bring ahead B787 deliveries. Would probably mean that the B747ís would have to stay in service for a few more years as well.
As Mr Roger Montgomery astutely pointed out the CAPEX is well behind the curve. The tin ear(s) in Coward Street won't listen. They will simply repeat the number and hope nobody does the arithmetic.
Rather like 'saving' 535,000kg of fuel with the amazing fuel saving initiatives. The same initiatives IATA threw at member airlines years ago.

Annually, 535,000kgs sounds a lot of fuel and hence expense. But it is just on three Pacific crossings in the B747. A B777, A350 or even a B787 halves the fuel expense and burn. Qantas would save that a week!

Rumours circulating at EADS were suggestive that the QF fleet of A380s were working at too high a utilisation rate to be sustained.
It could well be to such points Mr Meyer tried to warn Little Napoleon before being shown the door?


Qantas need a new fleet.

Sitting from afar it appears the QF strategy is to lever the aircraft with the 'negotiation' phase of contracts. Penny wise pound moronic.
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Old 2nd Dec 2018, 05:44
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Originally Posted by Going Boeing View Post
I think two new fleets are needed - the cost (& time) for the A380 wing crack repairs is so prohibitive that one of the considerations being looked at is permanently retiring four A380ís and trying to bring ahead B787 deliveries. Would probably mean that the B747ís would have to stay in service for a few more years as well.
An interesting comment about the 787 as I have been told the training section have been told they will be doing 8 commands on it a month next year. I feel that chickens and roost are coming into vogue.
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Bad Buybacks

Insert Qantas into this article, one can certainly see how it might fit.
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Old 3rd Dec 2018, 00:53
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Bad Buybacks

Insert Qantas into this article, one can certainly see how it might fit.
Precisely.
Concentrate the EPS, which in yet another amazing coincidence is a KPI.
In excess of $2 billion spent. Management could not find one thing better to do with the money?

Take Little Napoleon to the woodshed.
Qantas need management.

Qantas need a new fleet
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 18:28
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While Little Napoleon plays My Kitchen Rules in anticipation of a family Christmas, bigger issues appear to be confronting Fort Fumble.

Rumours abound that a problem is apparent in the A380 fleet.
Connections at EADS suggest there MAY be issues with some early build A380

Qantas are among the early adopters.

Thus it may well be that work needs to be done.
Spread by management pilots to the herd it could simply be another disinformation campaign as part of the usual game of contract season.

If true, Little Napoleon might want to stop lacing his plum pudding with brandy and ponder where, at short notice (if this is actually the case) will Qantas 'find' a new fleet?
Rather like the parents of the child whose birth is celebrated at this time of year, everywhere is full!

Boeing and Airbus have no room at the Inn.

Qantas may need (more) new fleet stat.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 18:47
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To answer Rated De, whatever games are being played in QCC the answer is very simple, there are literally a dozen of each A380 & 777 that have been parked by their sandpit buddy that cant be crewed.
In the same manner that a bunch of QF drivers went and played in the sandpit to help them out, its pretty obvious that if they have plenty spare metal then its an easy answer.

My bet however is its disinformation, EBA time, Christmas where everyone is a bit stressed and wants things to be settled, divide and concur is the usual tactic. If there is an issue then EK and SQ would also be facing the same. Food for thought.
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Old 6th Dec 2018, 19:36
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To answer Rated De, whatever games are being played in QCC the answer is very simple, there are literally a dozen of each A380 & 777 that have been parked by their sandpit buddy that cant be crewed.
In the same manner that a bunch of QF drivers went and played in the sandpit to help them out, its pretty obvious that if they have plenty spare metal then its an easy answer.

My bet however is its disinformation, EBA time, Christmas where everyone is a bit stressed and wants things to be settled, divide and concur is the usual tactic. If there is an issue then EK and SQ would also be facing the same. Food for thought.
It might well be.
QF IR have latched onto levering pilots at contract time with promises that a new aircraft type is considered.
It is this time last year (as highlighted in this thread) that the activity of a former union president and skill shortage visas was mentioned.

This has been heard in Haute-Garrone which is why it was referenced that there may be a wider issue than simply a Qantas one. Qantas do hold some of the very early build A380.
Given the contract season and the historically dark divide and conquer tactics employed, it might simply be something to further startle the herd.

They do need a new fleet.
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 03:58
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https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...26-p50icy.html

That would translate to $40 million saving, based on this year's expected fuel bill of $4 billion.
Picking up pennies in front of a steam roller.

Qantas need a new fleet.
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My own personal experience is that to and from the USA I’m getting longer flight times and hence fuel burn than the old system. Any one else?
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Old 13th Dec 2018, 09:43
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I love the comments section at the bottom of the last SMH article!
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My own personal experience is that to and from the USA I’m getting longer flight times and hence fuel burn than the old system. Any one else?

How many “Galvins” per sector , “above and beyond” are you seeing loaded , Dragon?
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