Mar 17, 2017, 09:53 PM
Appears to be showing two flights SYD-HKG but only one coming back HKG-SYD. With VA80 departing at 0035 not possible after as it's after Sydneys curfew I wonder if the 0035 departure could actually be a yet to be listed BNE-HKG flight. Perhaps they have not officially announced anything yet as th...
Jun 25, 2015, 05:55 PM
I'm aware that these are Etihad flights, however as far as I know Virgin do infact operate a limited number of these flights with VA metal/livery & crew with Etihad leasing the VA aircraft to be utilised on a few services instead of sitting on the tarmac before its return. Anyway I was just ...
Jun 25, 2015, 04:53 PM
With Virgin already doing AUH-KUL shuttles with their 777's I wonder if we could see VA fill the gap and utilise these aircraft in triangle-like pattern BNE-KUL-AUH-SYD vice-versa?
Apr 16, 2013, 04:23 PM
tronixstuff, I agree with you 100% and I'm not being biased. Sometimes people need to look at the bigger picture before making ignorant remarks and accusations. I think Virgin has come a long way since the low-cost days of "Virgin Blue" and are heading in a good direction :)
Mar 04, 2013, 09:53 PM
I'm not sure on ports in Australia without external power but the ATR, being a smaller prop plane, is capable of starting its engines on battery power alone so if there are ports without external power, there shouldn't be a problem with restarting them. However since standard practice with many a...
Mar 04, 2013, 09:05 PM
Also regarding refueling, yes the engines are turned off for refueling. At this point the aircraft is plugged into an external power source at the airport so running the engine in "hotel mode" isn't needed :)
Mar 04, 2013, 09:02 PM
The crash your refering to wasn't caused by the defective APU itself.The APU is used as a power source to start the main engines and to provide power to the aircraft while on the ground if there is no external power available at the location. Once the engines have started, power to the aircracft ...
Mar 04, 2013, 08:14 PM
The ATR doesn't have an APU as such to provide power to the aircraft on the ground when the engines shutdown, compared to other larger aircraft the have a seperate dedicated engine (APU) at the rear to generate power. Therefore the ATR uses its actual engine as a power sourse inplace of an APU an...
Jan 20, 2013, 12:13 PM
Yeah I think aero-seat is right, I'm pretty sure all the 737s flying domestic have the new business class seats too. If there are any left with premium economy they would be on the trans tasman flights and routes operated by Virgin Australia NZ (formally Pacific Blue), the Embraer 190's are in th...