Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Aug 2012
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[/QUOTE]Use an A330?
Member since 15 Sep 2012
Total posts 91
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
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 17 Feb 2016
Total posts 29
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.
Member since 29 Jan 2012
Total posts 6
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!.
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 245
Member since 07 Jan 2017
Total posts 12
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.
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 13 Jan 2017
Total posts 13
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??
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1
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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