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Old 2nd December 2021, 04:17 PM
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Thanks, Tristan

I think these flights are actually QF acceptance flights based on QF Flight numbers. (QF7300 & QF7399)
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Old 3rd December 2021, 04:21 PM
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All the bugs have been fixed.

Scheduled to lease Singapore to Perth around 40mins as QF7301 and ETA Perth 20:30
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Old 3rd December 2021, 10:04 PM
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https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/1038...al-large-photo
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Old 15th August 2022, 04:37 PM
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Another 6 ordered to replace the 737s
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The six A321 freighters, which are expected to progressively arrive between early calendar year 2024 and mid-2026, will replace the long-term fleet of five Boeing 737 freighters that are approaching the end of their economic life.
Each A321 freighter can carry 23 tonnes of cargo, nine tonnes more than the older 737s, and are around 30 per cent more fuel efficient per tonne of freight carried.
The aircraft will be sourced on the open market and converted from carrying passengers to cargo, subject to commercial negotiations. Their model designation is A321P2F, which stands for ‘Passenger to Freighter’. This conversion work will include removing seats and the installation of a cargo handling system.
Qantas currently has three A321P2Fs and replacing the remaining 737 freighters with these newer aircraft will simplify Freight’s fleet, bringing extra efficiency in training and maintenance.
https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/me...opping-demand/
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Old 15th August 2022, 05:54 PM
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Good to see a domestic capacity increase and another 6 frames from somewhere in the world.
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Old 17th August 2022, 08:53 AM
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The QANTAS Media Release for the A321P2F order contained the following sentence:

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One B737-300F was retired in July 2022 after first entering service 36 years ago.
This aircraft is VH-XMB which operated its last flight, QF7350 from MEL-BNE on 19/7/22 and arrived in the early hours of 20/7/22. It had a two hour test flight from BNE on 12/8/22, so it looks as though it is leaving our shores to continuing flying for another freight airline.
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Old 17th August 2022, 09:28 AM
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This aircraft is VH-XMB which operated its last flight, QF7350 from MEL-BNE on 19/7/22 and arrived in the early hours of 20/7/22. It had a two hour test flight from BNE on 12/8/22, so it looks as though it is leaving our shores to continuing flying for another freight airline.
VH-XMB is the former VH-TAG from TN/QF delivered in 1986. Amazing effort at 36 years old of age to be still going strong
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Old 17th August 2022, 09:50 AM
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Yes i photographed VH-XMB the other day at BNE doing it's test flight.I believe off to a Asian freight airline?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/794876...in/dateposted/
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Old 17th August 2022, 12:12 PM
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Indonesia has significant demand and errrm throughput of 737 freighters.
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Old 17th August 2022, 12:29 PM
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Re the announced 6 additional A321 freighters for QF Freight - coincidentally JQ have 6 older (well 2 are fairly young) A321's.

The possibility of new A321neo's gradually freeing up the 6 JQ A321's to head across to QF Freight?
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