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Old 19th February 2021, 05:06 PM
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It looks as though VH-YIY as VA9944 is now heading non-stop to BNE, a total flight of 8 hours 53 minutes following maintenance in HKG. It has no payload but must have max fuel load to fly that long a sector in a B738.

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Old 21st February 2021, 05:15 AM
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It looks as though VH-YIY as VA9944 is now heading non-stop to BNE, a total flight of 8 hours 53 minutes following maintenance in HKG. It has no payload but must have max fuel load to fly that long a sector in a B738.
5500nm is the max ferry range, so could have gone to AKL
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Old 21st February 2021, 05:31 PM
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5500nm is the max ferry range, so could have gone to AKL
Not correct Mark. VA 738s can only carry a little over 20T of fuel. The 5500nm is predicated on over 30T of fuel which would therefore require ferry tanks to be installed. Something VA do not do.

HKG to BNE nonstop is one hell of a journey in standard configuration!
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Old 22nd February 2021, 06:22 AM
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Not correct Mark. VA 738s can only carry a little over 20T of fuel. The 5500nm is predicated on over 30T of fuel which would therefore require ferry tanks to be installed. Something VA do not do.

HKG to BNE nonstop is one hell of a journey in standard configuration!
I stand corrected, wasn’t aware they were limited to 20T
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Old 23rd February 2021, 09:03 AM
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VH-YIG currently en route to XSP as VA9949 for maintenance.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 09:26 AM
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It also looks as though VH-YIZ is due to return to service tomorrow 24/2/21 being scheduled to operate two return MEL-SYD-MEL flights.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 08:24 PM
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VH-YIG currently en route to XSP as VA9949 for maintenance.
YFC will return Friday
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Old 23rd February 2021, 08:26 PM
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At this stage, VUW back from HKG end of first week of March.
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Old 24th February 2021, 08:31 AM
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Ex-VA 738s VH-VUU (now VH-REX) and VH-VUV (now VH-PAG) due to arrive in BNE from CGK tonight on delivery to REX.
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Old 24th February 2021, 01:00 PM
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Tristan, I took the liberty of adding your post to the REX thread.
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