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Old 23rd October 2021, 07:01 AM
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You can't register colloquial or phonetic business names like 'Straya' - it isn't allowed.
No problems registering Straya under the law, you just need to prove it won’t be confused with the other 70 names registered with Straya in them
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Old 8th December 2021, 09:59 AM
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Bonza to hugely expand its 737 fleet to match Rex

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Budget startup carrier Bonza has announced a major expansion of its 737 MAX 8 fleet that will see it increase its aircraft from just two to eight within the first year.

The move significantly means it will match the size of Rex’s proposed 737 fleet, except its aircraft will be Boeing’s newer, more fuel-efficient MAX compared to Rex’s older -800 variant.

Bonza broke cover in October to reveal a plan to fly “point to point” leisure routes not serviced by Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin and Rex.

“This is another way in which we are focused on creating new market growth opportunities for regional Australian destinations, better connecting all of Australia, and in turn, stimulating direct and indirect job opportunities for the aviation and tourism industry,” said Bonza CEO Tim Jordan.

All eight MAX aircraft will be leased from Bonza’s primary US-based investor 777 Partners. Rival Rex currently has six 737s, with two more on order, though it is now predominantly concentrating on capital city, rather than leisure, routes.

It comes as Bonza continues its discussions and negotiations with Australian airports. The airline is expected to make an announcement in the coming weeks, solidifying its planned initial routes and aircraft bases.
https://australianaviation.com.au/20...-to-match-rex/
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Old 14th February 2022, 07:14 PM
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CH 9 advertising some announcements tomorrow on the Today show.
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Old 15th February 2022, 09:24 AM
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https://australianaviation.com.au/20...-destinations/

12 routes out of MCY
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Old 16th February 2022, 05:43 AM
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Not one route has a daily frequency, and most if not all destinations lack enough flights to justify anything but a casual workforce.
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Old 16th February 2022, 07:36 AM
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Your points are all very appropriate and open to debate . I’ve been around a long time , I’ve seen this type of operation come and go over the years , both in Australia and overseas . I wish them all the best and look forward to reviewing their viability in a years time , unless of course they are just another “ come and gone “ airline by that time .

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Old 16th February 2022, 09:04 AM
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Also some interesting route choices.. MQL MCY? While MQL has seen VA 738s, that was to MEL .. could a MAX with pax/fuel even take off on MQL's 1800m runway?
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Old 16th February 2022, 03:37 PM
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I would imagine a MAX would have no problems at all with MQL 1800M runway . QF operate the 737-800 off HTI with its 1750M runway to MEL , which is considerably farther in distance than MQL- MCY .

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Old 16th February 2022, 04:23 PM
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738 only needs 4000ft at minimums, MQLs 6000ft would limit MTOW to 150000lbs on a 30 degree day at sea level
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Old 16th February 2022, 08:51 PM
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Doing a bit of mental arithmetic, it’s MTOW would about 32000 lbs under its max allowable MTOW of 182000lbs . Assuming that 32000lbs is fuel , that would leave about 6 tonnes of fuel after conversion to kg as it’s fuel upload , which would give it about 2’5 hrs of flying time or 1200 NM . I’m not a pilot , and not sure if any of this is indeed logical , but I had some fun trying to work it out . Cheers one and all .

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