Qantas flying a fuel-laden Boeing 747 to Auckland

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watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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Good 'ol 747 to the rescue once more ! What ever will we do once they are all gone ?

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Use an A330?

aniljak

Member since 15 Sep 2012

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Could Qantas borrow the Raaf kc30 tankers to ferry fuel across? After all some are converted Qantas A330s! Maybe next time put a clause in the sale that allows qantas to borrow them if needed

Booster

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

Member since 17 Feb 2016

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Aniljak I think the clause is most likely to work in reverse..ie: the RAAF can 'borrow' aircraft on the Australian register. Or at least it would have when the government owned Qantas.

traveller90

Member since 29 Jan 2012

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Seems to me, quite an embarrassment in modern aviation. AKL airport staff will soon be hand pumping fuel from imported 44 gallon barrels to get the aircraft in the air. What a joke!.

John Phelan

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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Good 'ol 747 to the rescue once more ! What ever will we do once they are all gone ?
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Use an A330?

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They would need multiple A330s to achieve the same fuel capacity as a 744.

ZT

Member since 07 Jan 2017

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Without knowing the QF weight schedule for the intended aircraft 50,000 kgs fuel looks about right. The 'killer' is the landing weight in AKL. The a/c tanks hold approx 193,000 kgs fuel but will only be filled to approx. 135,000 kgs for the departure from SYD. There will be no problems bringing a revenue freight payload back to SYD from AKL.

Last editedby ZT at Sep 22, 2017, 11:22 PM.

SeaVisionBurma

Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

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Could Qantas borrow the Raaf kc30 tankers to ferry fuel across? After all some are converted Qantas A330s! Maybe next time put a clause in the sale that allows qantas to borrow them if needed

Given that QANTAS has been a private entity for some years, why would they be able to have a clause in the sale for their former aircraft to be used by the RAAF??

aircommute777

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 24 Apr 2012

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to maximise available fuel for QF(jetconnect) & JQ use, that 744ER would need to have arrived in AKL at MLW - max landing weight - 295700kg. assuming only fuel was carried, and that -OEG's operating empty weight (inc. crew but no catering) is 184500kg, then fuel on-board on arrival in AKL would be 111200kg. unsure of required fuel for AKL-SYD but my guess is in ballpark of 36000-40000kg (inc. legal/company fuel policy reserves).

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