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Old 6th June 2023, 02:21 PM
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I think its more by the end of 2023 Qantas will decide what aircraft type will replace the A330's
Here's my 2 cents worth. They should get either A350's or 777s to replace the 787's on the routes they are currently operating on as they are too small for those routes and are constantly full. These were ordered as 747 replacements, surely they should be looking to use something bigger on those routes rather than something which has less than half the capacity.
They could then reconfigure the 787 cabins and use them as an A330 replacement.
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Old 6th June 2023, 03:00 PM
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What about trading the frames with Airbus for MRTT stock and upgrading to A330neos.
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Old 6th June 2023, 03:55 PM
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I think its more by the end of 2023 Qantas will decide what aircraft type will replace the A330's as that replacement aircraft will still be a few years away with production slots filling up quickly & not likely to be for a few years
I would suggest if they have a scheduled sale date the decision has been made.

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What about trading the frames with Airbus for MRTT stock and upgrading to A330neos.
Airbus would need some MRTT orders first, hasn’t been any for a while.

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Old 6th June 2023, 05:10 PM
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Might be good to find a similar or like for like and order a replacement first
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Old 6th June 2023, 05:54 PM
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I would suggest if they have a scheduled sale date the decision has been made.



Airbus would need some MRTT orders first, hasnít been any for a while.
NATO ordered an additional a/c in 23 March 2023

https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/p...al-airbus-a330
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Old 6th June 2023, 06:06 PM
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possibly the replacements contenders could be A330 NEO . A350 , or more 787
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Old 6th June 2023, 06:12 PM
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possibly the replacements contenders could be A330 NEO . A350 , or more 787
I suspect if the B787IGW was close it would be a strong contender.
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Old 6th June 2023, 08:38 PM
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So the ET article has been updated, QF are not planning on selling off the 330s, just that they will make a decision on its replacement by the end of the year.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/n...as-airbus-a330

An earlier version of this article quoted a report in The Australian that Qantas intended to sell off its Airbus A330s; that report in The Australian was in error, and this article has been revised and updated accordingly.
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Old 7th June 2023, 10:39 AM
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Don't forget QF has many options still left for the 787 fleet. 788,789,78X
Questions for the brains trust.
Cost/Pax/Range/Freight A330-800/900 vs A350 vs B787
Which one suits the current market best, and what markets are in the future?
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Old 7th June 2023, 03:59 PM
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NXJ is scheduled to complete its ferry VCV after an extended stay in ANC
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