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Old Jan 15, 09, 5:23 am
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Given that this happend to a few 744 at the same time the 2007 "new Fabrics" etc. were installed and all now have the "noveau grey", then perhaps not ...
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Old Jan 15, 09, 6:31 am
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Originally Posted by serfty View Post
Given that this happend to a few 744 at the same time the 2007 "new Fabrics" etc. were installed and all now have the "noveau grey", then perhaps not ...
Interesting, however next time the planes are in AVV for a C or D check the 2 extra seats will be worth QF installing just for extra revenue.
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Old Sep 11, 09, 7:38 am
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Can't guarantee that all of the information below is correct and like with everything concerning Aviation, it's subject to change:



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First aircraft set to depart the Qantas fleet as soon as this weekend!

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Old Sep 12, 09, 4:51 am
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Juliet Kilo flew me to JNB a couple of months ago - was not in bad shape...


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Old Sep 24, 09, 5:10 pm
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I have my suspicions that ZK-JNC has been retired sometime in the past few days. It's been sitting at AKL at the maintenance ramp for a number of days now without seeming to go anywhere. Can anyone confirm whether this bird has been removed from service early??? It looks to be in bad shape in terms of ultra-faded paint and dirty fuselage.
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Old Sep 24, 09, 6:02 pm
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JNC most recently operated as QF131 on Friday 18th September.

The new 73H began TT service on the 17th and a second 73H has been operating since yesterday.
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Old Sep 24, 09, 7:12 pm
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Originally Posted by saabflyer View Post
I have my suspicions that ZK-JNC has been retired sometime in the past few days. It's been sitting at AKL at the maintenance ramp for a number of days now without seeming to go anywhere. Can anyone confirm whether this bird has been removed from service early??? It looks to be in bad shape in terms of ultra-faded paint and dirty fuselage.
I cant go into detail but JNC has an engineering issue and depending on when ZQC is confirmed for service it may not be worth repairing JNC so close to retirement when JND still has a few cycles left and of course mainline can operate some Jetconnect services if required.

However any major costs from this are taken care of by boeing as the delay of the 73H was their doing thanks to not seeking FAA/CASA/CAA approval on a couple of minor things with the new aircraft before they were delivered. They set the delivery date and as this was not met any costs to Qantas/Jetconnect are their responsibility, including chartering Qantas aircraft and crew to operate flights.
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Old Sep 25, 09, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by workflyer View Post
I cant go into detail but JNC has an engineering issue and depending on when ZQC is confirmed for service it may not be worth repairing JNC so close to retirement when JND still has a few cycles left and of course mainline can operate some Jetconnect services if required.

However any major costs from this are taken care of by boeing as the delay of the 73H was their doing thanks to not seeking FAA/CASA/CAA approval on a couple of minor things with the new aircraft before they were delivered. They set the delivery date and as this was not met any costs to Qantas/Jetconnect are their responsibility, including chartering Qantas aircraft and crew to operate flights.
With JTP/JTQ/JTR/JTS, JND & ZQA/ZQB is there any point in Jetconnect actually even considering keeping JNC??? I'm suprised they haven't taken it to the desert without ANY hesitation the second it had its 'issue'. I noticed the main cabin door was open in the heavy rain the other day at AKL with no cover whatsoever.
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Old Oct 9, 09, 5:18 pm
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Well looks like, according to my source, that ZK-JND is being flown to the desert today (Sat 10th Oct) after retiring sometime in the past week or so. JNC has been pulled out of its maintenance mishap (fixed up) and will fly for the next week before retiring as the last-ever Qantas 737-300. Rather ironic that this plane should operate the final domestic QF service and the final QF 733 service. I think it's fitting that Charlie should have had such an interesting career. I really think it should go the Qantas Outback Museum. Also, when it was flying within Australia as a QF mainline aircraft it is rather famous for being the 733 which had a terrible landing mishap in Darwin in Feb 2003. It ran off the runway and damaged some equipment on the ground. Simply type in VH-TJB in google and you will find the full accident description at the ATSB web-site.
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Old Jun 11, 10, 12:51 am
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Hi all.. for those that care, QFlyer has been out of action for a number of weeks due to a server failure (thanks to FT member drewbles for all of his hosting assistance with the old site), however a new site is up and running and available to view below:

http://www.qflyer.info

Fellow FT/AFF member nlagelle was instrumental in helping me get the site back up and running. He has dedicated alot of his personal time in providing hosting advice and assistance.

Thanks to IVDS for the hosting - http://www.ivds.com.au

The site will continue to be a not for profit and community website for all to enjoy and benefit from.

Interesting to note the large number of new A330-200s due for delivery over the coming year.

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Old Jun 11, 10, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by QF NB View Post
Hi all.. for those that care, QFlyer has been out of action for a number of weeks due to a server failure (thanks to FT member drewbles for all of his hosting assistance with the old site), however a new site is up and running and available to view below:

http://www.qflyer.info

Fellow FT/AFF member nlagelle was instrumental in helping me get the site back up and running. He has dedicated alot of his personal time in providing hosting advice and assistance.

Thanks to IVDS for the hosting - http://www.ivds.com.au

The site will continue to be a not for profit and community website for all to enjoy and benefit from.

Interesting to note the large number of new A330-200s due for delivery over the coming year.

Cheers
Excellent news! I relied on the site quite often for info on the fleet, great to see it back in action.
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