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Old 20th April 2021, 08:47 PM
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After reading the latest post on this thread I was trying to find where VH-ULD had its conversion (XSP). I then noticed that the aircraft regularly arrives from BNE and departs SYD to PER, in the early morning hours. Does the A321P2F have approval to operate into and out of SYD during curfew? It looks to be too regular to be a special dispensation.
https://engage.airservicesaustralia....ght-operations


"Dispensations allow for some BAe146 aircraft to be replaced with Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 narrow body freighters. The Boeing 737s and A320 freighters are younger, more fuel efficient and carry more freight per movement then existing aircraft operating overnight to/from Sydney Airport."
I assume A320 means A320 family aircraft.
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Old 21st April 2021, 12:45 PM
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Very interesting, Tristan. Thanks for the link to the website. Pity that the dispensation is only effective to 30 June, 2021.
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Old 21st April 2021, 02:13 PM
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This was due to COVID and the requirement for freight. Airlines managed to get a 12 month dispensation for curfew flights.
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Old 21st April 2021, 02:17 PM
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This was due to COVID and the requirement for freight. Airlines managed to get a 12 month dispensation for curfew flights.
Yeah.. less RPT flights means less cargo being carried that way .. the lil old 146s/RJs just couldnt cope!
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Old 24th April 2021, 03:58 PM
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Can confirm -VWZ is undergoing P2F conversion at ST Aero at XSP, she’ll be temp re-registered with a European rego I believe as her conversion will be under EASA certification, before going back to the VH register.
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Old 25th April 2021, 05:34 PM
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Slight side note - found this YouTube clip on converting an ex Thai A330 -322 to a freighter.

Link to Youtube "Aircraft Conversion XXL"
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Old 26th April 2021, 08:48 AM
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Slight side note - found this YouTube clip on converting an ex Thai A330 -322 to a freighter.

Link to Youtube "Aircraft Conversion XXL"
Coincidentally i watched that just a couple of weeks ago. It's really interesting, although most of the footage isn't of the ex-Thai bird.
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Old 10th May 2021, 05:39 PM
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Plane Spotters now shows VH-VWZ as 'Cargo' due to Qantas, operated by Express Freighters.

https://www.planespotters.net/airfra...airways/eg2pvr
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