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RAAF A340

Old 3rd Apr 2021, 14:00
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RAAF A340

Does anyone know why the RAAF have hired this? Pretty interesting Flightaware history.
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Old 3rd Apr 2021, 15:58
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Donít think itís operated by the RAAF. Itís contracted by the Australian government to transport troops in between Australia and the Middle East (UAE). Itís been operating for a few years, nothing new.
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Old 4th Apr 2021, 04:14
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Spanish or Portuguese outfit,
Been doing the Government contracts to mid east for about 10 years.
Operate A340's of various models
I believe thy have bought some early A380's

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HiFly, from memory
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Old 5th Apr 2021, 04:29
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Yeh donít give the contract to an Australian company,letís give the Portuguese the job.😆
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Originally Posted by mates rates View Post
Yeh donít give the contract to an Australian company,letís give the Portuguese the job.😆
Missed out did you ?
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 04:14
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No,but saw the aircraft sitting at the old domestic terminal at BNE often, when I went to the Sim Centre.There was an Australian company,whose name escapes me ,capable of doing the job at the time,but didnít get the gig.That was my point.
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I guess that sometimes foreign suppliers have better products or deals.

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No,but saw the aircraft sitting at the old domestic terminal at BNE often, when I went to the Sim Centre.There was an Australian company,whose name escapes me ,capable of doing the job at the time,but didnít get the gig.That was my point.
It's an Australian company that has the contract and leases from HiFly. Previously an A330. The multiple schedule changes didn't suit QF and VA at the time. The charter company had previously supplied an IL-76 Combi to the ADF.
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 08:04
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https://www.adagold.com.au/what-we-d...t-and-defence/

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Not Strategic Airlines reborn I take it?
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 12:35
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Hi-Fly seem to have a good business doing ad-hoc charters, presumably where nobody else is available or has the capacity and flexibility. When TC went TU a year or two back their (very prettily painted) A-380 spent a good deal of time at Gatwick doing repatriation flights.


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Runaway gun,that’s the one I was thinking of,Strategic Airlines.
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Old 8th Apr 2021, 11:09
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capable of doing the job at the time,but didn’t get the gig.
Strategic had the gig, and coincidentally dry leased a Hi-Fly aircraft to operate the route until they sourced their own A330. They then tried to be an airline too, went broke, and now Adagold does it with a wet leased Hi-Fly aircraft.

CS-TMT Hi-Fly (Strategic lease) NOV 2006




VH-SSA arrival July 2009 after Firies water salute.

I have one of the Hi-Fly A340 CS-TQM they leased, but I can't upload it.

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Old 11th Apr 2021, 12:39
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So then, it’s not as simple as the ADF requiring a quad after Strategic had kitted up a mere twin?
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 00:53
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Adagold Aviation is an "charter management company".
Started back in the 80s. A search on CASA shows no AOC.
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you sound like a Bell End On Eyre
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I guess that sometimes foreign suppliers have better products or deals.
you too sound like a Bell End
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 06:02
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you sound like a Bell End On Eyre
Facts my boy, facts.
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Old 12th Apr 2021, 08:11
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So Qantas have been chartering Atlas Air [USA] for trans-Pac freight for years. What's the difference some of you guys?

*The RAAF have chartered Omega Air for tanking on many occasions along with An124's and Il-76's....
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