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Old 20th August 2015, 11:45 AM
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Qantas has confirmed an order for 8 B787-9 Dreamliners, to enter service in 2017, replacing 5 Boeing 747s.

Four aircraft will be delivered in 2107-2018 (FY), and four in 2018-2019 (FY).

Alan Joyce mentioned Melbourne-Dallas as a possible new QF Dreamliner route, and they will be looking at other International opportunities.
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Old 20th August 2015, 09:30 PM
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This is great news!
I wonder what QANTAS are going to name these birds. I would like them to be named after Australian capital cities like the old 744's were. I'm assuming their registration will either be VH-OGx, VH-EAx or VH-OJx.

So for the 744 retirements, it's a big shame that the younger Rolls-Royces are going too. Well the 787's are being delivered in two years so they will be quite old by the time they are withdrawn. I originally thought they were going to get rid of two of the ERs but I assume that the other two airframes of the five Qantas said were retiring are OJM and OEB.
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Old 20th August 2015, 11:25 PM
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with OJM or OEB retiring this financial 2015/16
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Old 20th August 2015, 11:54 PM
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Why would they get rid of the ER's? They're not that old.
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Old 21st August 2015, 08:49 AM
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So technically the 8 787-9s are replacing 4 B747s with growth because they only need 10 to maintain the current network with OJM be retired this Financial Year.
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Emirates, Qantas mapping out next stage of partnership


Dubai: The expansion of the Emirates-Qantas partnership over the next five years includes Emirates looking at launching flights to secondary Australian cities and Qantas considering flying to continental Europe via Dubai, using Boeing 787s.
Emirates and Qantas started the historic revenue partnership in 2013 with the Australian carrier dropping a 17-year relationship with British Airways to move its London-bound hub from Singapore, to Dubai.
Emirates flies to Australia’s four major hubs: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth along with Adelaide, and Qantas flies from Sydney and Melbourne to London via Dubai.
Emirates airline President Tim Clark told reporters in Dubai on Monday that he met with Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce last week and the two airlines agreed to “map the way forward over the next three [to] five years.”
“Sydney, Melbourne and Perth are going to be primary areas,” Clark said.
Asked if Emirates could fly to secondary cities in Australia, Clark said: “Darwin, Cairns, Broome, Alice Springs. Look, there are lots [of possibilities].”

http://m.gulfnews.com/business/aviat...ship-1.1595486

http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-boein...n=home-flipper
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There is a lot of talk here about another 744 leaving the fleet in the 15/16 year. I think you will find that although OJI did its lasts flights in June including the ferry flight to its grave, it did not actually leave the fleet till JULY, so that is the 744 that went in 15/16. At the moment it is actually impossible for QF to do all its 744 services without 11 aircraft, BNE/LAX 2, SYD/LAX/JFK 2, MEL/LAX 1, SYD/HKG 1, SYD/NRT & SYD/JNB 3, SYD/SCL 1 plus Saturday. Then we have SYD/YVR from December 6 days. 5 days of 744 are available when HKG goes to a 380 on 14567 from 10 December.
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There is a lot of talk here about another 744 leaving the fleet in the 15/16 year. I think you will find that although OJI did its lasts flights in June including the ferry flight to its grave, it did not actually leave the fleet till JULY, so that is the 744 that went in 15/16.
Agree, I mentioned that in another thread a few weeks back. Nothing to go for a while on the 744 front.
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Old 7th October 2015, 09:16 AM
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I agree currently they can't use retire any more 747s at the moment. However if they use 2-3 more A332 that were from Jetstar to replace the SYD-HKG 747 and convert the SYD-HND to only use 1 aircraft and then convert to A332 then another 2 at least can be retired. Surely this is possible?
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And VH-OJI arrived in MHV on the 28th of June 2015, not in FY16
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