Does anyone know the rollout schedule for the upgraded Qantas A330-300/200 planes?

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JA

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Member since 07 Jul 2013

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Does anyone know the rollout schedule for the upgraded Qantas A330-300/200 planes? Just a quick check on FlightRadar24, and I see that VH-QPD and VH-QPE seem to be out of service, are they being upgraded

JA

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Member since 07 Jul 2013

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Does anyone know the rollout schedule for the upgraded Qantas A330-300/200 planes for the rest of the year? I did a quick check on FR24 and I see that QF-QPD and VH-QPE are out of service - I assume they must be getting upgraded?

Chris2304

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Member since 10 Apr 2013

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A330-300

QPD entered Brisbane maintenance for refurbishment on the 23rd April

QPE is at the Singapore maintenance facility and is getting repainted, it entered on the 25th April. 

Also

A330-200

VH-EBN entered Brisbane for refurbishment on the 17th of April

And to confirm the aircraft the are reconfigured in operation

A330-200:

VH-EBA
VH-EBJ
VH-EBV
 
A330-300:
 
VH-QPA
VH-QPB
VH-QPC

Dat Plane Guy

Member since 11 Dec 2014

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VH-QPD is currently getting referbed and having a C-check at the same time. VH-QPE is in Singapore getting a repaint and should be out in a week or so and will probably be the next to get reburbed. VH-EBS is in Brisbane and is currently getting refurbed as well. Qantas want 7/10 A333's refurbed by the end of the year (3/10 done already) and 8/18 A332's done (3/17 done aleady). Info taken from YSSY forum.

Chris2304

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I didn't know about EBS? That must be a first having three A330s being refurbished at one time? Is that the limit in the Brusbane facility?

Chris2304

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Why do some A330s like EBN go to Brisbane but no get refurbished and just serviced?

Dat Plane Guy

Member since 11 Dec 2014

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Only VH-QPD and -EBS are in Brisbane now, -EBN is at Perth now about to go to Melbourne. Some aircraft only need minor checks so they may only stay for a few days. I think they can only refurb two aircraft, I believe the hangar can have 2 A330's at once or 3 738's.

Chris2304

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Ok thanks

Elucas89

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Member since 14 May 2013

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So any guess if there will be an upgraded A330 on QF98 HKG - BNE route by mid July. 

qfflyer

Member since 26 May 2012

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My bets would be against it. But I think the Skybed is still comfy 

qfflyer

Member since 26 May 2012

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My bets would be against it. But I think the Skybed is still comfy 

qfflyer

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My bets would be against it. But I think the Skybed is still comfy 

Viscount

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The above is why I like like Ausbt. 

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