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Old 20th November 2019, 10:39 AM
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Two quick questions for everyone.

1). Is ZND currently undergoing maintenance as its been in MEL since 16/11 after positioning from SYD?

2). Does anyone know when ZNK will have its first test flight?

Thanks in advance.
1) Checked QF Source and no mention of ZND maintenance

2) ZNK expected ff, within 1-2 wks (seen nothing scheduled)
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Old 20th November 2019, 06:12 PM
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Two quick questions for everyone.

1). Is ZND currently undergoing maintenance as its been in MEL since 16/11 after positioning from SYD?

2). Does anyone know when ZNK will have its first test flight?

Thanks in advance.
Re Q1, seems to be scheduled, as a couple of days after ZNI arrived, ZNB spent 4 days in Melbourne maintenance. Similarly a couple of days after ZNJ arrived, ZND went into Melbourne maintenance (today is day 4). It should be noted that to appear in QF Source Maintenance listings, the duration has to be greater than 5 days.

Re Q2, there has been no sign of ZNK since it was in Fuel Dock at PAE a week ago on 13th.

http://www.paineairport.com/kpae17942dr.htm

Possibly an issue with the APU ?

Alternatively it may be in the paint hangar getting a "100" paint job ?

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Old 20th November 2019, 06:57 PM
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Thanks everyone for their response.
FYI QF9 MEL to PER has been cancelled tonight
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Old 21st November 2019, 09:33 PM
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Thanks everyone for their response.
FYI QF9 MEL to PER has been cancelled tonight
For the full picture, see http://theqantassource.com/qantas-b7...th-turnaround/
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Old 23rd November 2019, 01:01 AM
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VH-ZND is now listed in the Maintenance table on the 787-9 page of the Qantas Source - no explanation yet.

http://theqantassource.com/aircraft/b787-9/
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Old 23rd November 2019, 12:36 PM
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The spreadsheets are now showing 1st flight for VH-ZNK as 3rd Dec, with delivery 16th.

Seems there may be/have been a test flight slots issue, as the sheets also show the 3rd & 4th 787-9s for Bangladesh Airlines have had 12 and 8 test flights respectively.
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Old 24th November 2019, 01:31 PM
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Oops correction, that link in #675 above for VH-ZND (well all 789) maintenance should be ...

http://theqantassource.com/aircraft/b787-9/#QF789Mx
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Old 25th November 2019, 10:48 PM
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ZND is operating QF95 from MEL - LAX tonight and is about to overfly just to the west of CBR.
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Old 26th November 2019, 09:07 PM
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Something odd happening with 787-9 services to LAX this week.
ZNE operated QF55 to LAX yesterday, but there is no return QF56 until the Saturday afternoon LAX departure.
Meanwhile the Friday MEL-LAX QF95/QF96 rotation has also been dropped ????
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Old 26th November 2019, 09:43 PM
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Forty days in pre-flight seems a long time for ZNK. I always thought that this aircraft would be needed for the start of daily 787-9 services to SFO and AKL on 4/12/19 but A380 services to HKG were to commence on the same day which would free up an existing 787-9.

Checking the A380 commencement date I found that QANTAS has delayed the date of these services which will now run from 18/12/19 through to 28/3/20 with 744 services operating QF127/128 from 4/12/19 to 14/12/19 and on 16/12/19 with an A330 on 15/12 & 17/12/19. This could be due to the unrest in Hong Kong affecting demand or a delay in the return from maintenance or refurbishment of an A380. QANTAS will need both their 11th and 12th A380s for HKG and QF17/18 LAX services from 18/12/19 and 13/12/19 respectively.

Two 744s will be freed from SFO services allowing for the 12 return flights to HKG as well as YVR from 12/12/19 to 25/1/20.

A 787-9 will still be freed up to operate the SFO services on alternate days with 744 operations to HKG.
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