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Qantas to get A321 NEO

Old 5th Apr 2019, 04:54
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Hope Boeing have plenty of clean sheets of paper, you can only milk a cow for so long!
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 05:52
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Originally Posted by thec172man View Post
true, it'd be interesting to see how this pans out for Boeing and the 737 MAX program, and whether it'd be an extra incentive for QF to switch to the 320/1 NEO, with some of its advantages in the container loading, and future engine upgrade capabilities.
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Purely cheapest Capex for this mob. Then they can make efficiency gain
bonuses all-round!
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Old 5th Apr 2019, 09:35
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Iíd expect ULR order to go with Airbus and part of the agreement would be deferring half the current NEO order to the back half of this decade.

Jetstar Affiliates in other regions seem to be going there own ways in securing aircraft.

Half the fleet doesnít need replacing. On the other hand the 20 year old 321 shitboxes need to be sent to the graveyard!
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 01:54
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Originally Posted by wheels_down View Post
Half the fleet doesnít need replacing. On the other hand the 20 year old 321 shitboxes need to be sent to the graveyard!
...or Network!
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 07:26
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...or Network!
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 08:49
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Why not just give Network all the new NEOís and then let them operate them and get rid of the 737 fleet. Will save money because the crew are more productive for less
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 08:56
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Yawn. Fair Work Act. Yawn
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 09:04
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Originally Posted by morno View Post
Why not just give Network all the new NEOís and then let them operate them and get rid of the 737 fleet. Will save money because the crew are more productive for less
why not get rid of jetstar and let network operate that as well! In fact, why not get rid of everything Australian and just import everything! Jobs, products, who cares!
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 09:22
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Unfortunately the Network growth will be at the expense of mainline , starting in Perth .
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 09:52
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Originally Posted by goodonyamate View Post


why not get rid of jetstar and let network operate that as well! In fact, why not get rid of everything Australian and just import everything! Jobs, products, who cares!
Thatís a great idea!
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 04:19
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Originally Posted by Scooter Rassmussin View Post
Unfortunately the Network growth will be at the expense of mainline , starting in Perth .
Unlikely, Network can barely keep crews for the aircraft it has now, and those F100ís are getting long in the tooth. Any extra 320ís headed there will be for F100 replacement as consolidation.

This theory that Network will be flooded with 320ís and completely replace SH is ludicrous.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 10:32
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Unlikely, Network can barely keep crews for the aircraft it has now, and those F100ís are getting long in the tooth. Any extra 320ís headed there will be for F100 replacement as consolidation.

This theory that Network will be flooded with 320ís and completely replace SH is ludicrous.
suplus crews on both fleets at the moment. Network can definitely absorb more frames and flying right now.
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 11:48
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suplus crews on both fleets at the moment. Network can definitely absorb more frames and flying right now.
Thinking of the long run however. A lot of current crew will transfer to mainline, and 320 time in the logbook will open up a world of contract opportunities to others. Donít see it as much of a viable aspect far beyond their current operations
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Old 7th Apr 2019, 13:32
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Thinking of the long run however. A lot of current crew will transfer to mainline, and 320 time in the logbook will open up a world of contract opportunities to others. Donít see it as much of a viable aspect far beyond their current operations
A lot of the captain ranks already have Airbus time and for most command on other types of jets. I canít see many if any chasing contract work overseas. Most people at network are there because they want to live in Perth. As for mainline. A few are leaving but their departure is staggered. This wonít have any effect on crewing numbers.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 01:38
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Originally Posted by dr dre View Post


Unlikely, Network can barely keep crews for the aircraft it has now, and those F100ís are getting long in the tooth. Any extra 320ís headed there will be for F100 replacement as consolidation.

This theory that Network will be flooded with 320ís and completely replace SH is ludicrous.
The F100s will still be the go-to for most new customers for Network on the charter side, and the intrastate RPT work. Only a few sites (mostly FMG) take the A320s, and the weekend work to Broome is just utilising time that they would otherwise be on the ground in Perth, and a handy way of keeping the state government away from regulating the intrastate jet routes.
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