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By HenryBG - 18 May 2016 9

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I didn’t get a good look at it, but there is a plane parked over at Fairbairn.

It’s about Boeing 717 size.

The livery on the tail looks like a cross between Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines: It is in Singapore Airlines colours, but the stylised bird is more like a horizontal version of the Lufthansa crane than the Singapore Airlines crane.

I’m guessing it has something to do with Singapore Airlines, but then again, why is it parked over on the wrong side if it’s something to do with a commercial airline?

What’s Your opinion?


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Ask RiotACT: Whose plane at Canberra Airport today?
JC 4:10 pm 19 May 16

rommeldog56 said :

Gobbo said :

gazket said :

My eyes are getting old.
It was Alliance Airlines.
http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/our-fleet/fokker-100

I won’t apologise for thinking it looked like a 717 though – I can’t tell the difference between a 7171 and a Fokker100.

It must have been parked over at Fairbairn because it was a charter. I’m guessing it had something to do with carrying some passengers that the commercial airlines didn’t want on board…

Pretty sure Alliance are doing all the flights for the Fed Election travelling parties – journos and the like.

The media people bag Bronwyn Bishop for “excessive” use of air transport, how is this different?

They are not using the aircraft to fly 50km to a political party fundraiser are they? Guess one key difference.

JC 3:09 pm 19 May 16

John Moulis said :

gazket said :

My eyes are getting old.
It was Alliance Airlines.
http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/our-fleet/fokker-100

I won’t apologise for thinking it looked like a 717 though – I can’t tell the difference between a 7171 and a Fokker100.

It must have been parked over at Fairbairn because it was a charter. I’m guessing it had something to do with carrying some passengers that the commercial airlines didn’t want on board…

East West Airlines from Tamworth used to operate Fokker 100s. They are a great little aircraft.

Not quite. East West used to operate F28’s but never F100’s

Of course the F100 and F70 are evolutionary developments of the F28, it doesn’t however make an F28 an F100.

But yes good aircraft, especially for Australia, and for some reason no real replacement in the market. Australian operators have been attempting to buy what ever 2nd hand F100’s and the smaller F70’s that have come onto the market in recent years. Mostly to part out to keep the existing fleet running but some expansion too. Alliance has recently purchased the entire Austrian Airlines F100 and F70 fleet for this purpose and Network Aviation (now part of Qantas) trying to do the same. Think they picked up some US aircraft recently for spares.

Same issue is happening with the Boeing 717. Good aircraft, great in Australian conditions, but very hard to come by and as they age harder to maintain.

And Dungers the old Impulse Cockatoo tails are long long gone. Nice livery. Painted into Qantas Link livery years ago, then painted into Jetstar colours and once again back into Qantas Link, with maybe National Jet in between. A few were sold to Hawaiian a few years back, bet they regret that now.

Alexandra Craig 2:49 pm 19 May 16

steveu said :

rommeldog56 said :

Gobbo said :

gazket said :

My eyes are getting old.
It was Alliance Airlines.
http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/our-fleet/fokker-100

I won’t apologise for thinking it looked like a 717 though – I can’t tell the difference between a 7171 and a Fokker100.

It must have been parked over at Fairbairn because it was a charter. I’m guessing it had something to do with carrying some passengers that the commercial airlines didn’t want on board…

Pretty sure Alliance are doing all the flights for the Fed Election travelling parties – journos and the like.

The media people bag Bronwyn Bishop for “excessive” use of air transport, how is this different?

I guess it’s different because the media are involved – so they won’t be reporting on what a waste of taxpayers’ money it is.

I’m pretty sure the media networks pay for the travel that their journalists, cameramen etc do. Happy to be corrected but as far as I’m aware it’s not billed to the taxpayer.

HenryBG 12:49 pm 19 May 16

rommeldog56 said :

Gobbo said :

gazket said :

My eyes are getting old.
It was Alliance Airlines.
http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/our-fleet/fokker-100

I won’t apologise for thinking it looked like a 717 though – I can’t tell the difference between a 7171 and a Fokker100.

It must have been parked over at Fairbairn because it was a charter. I’m guessing it had something to do with carrying some passengers that the commercial airlines didn’t want on board…

Pretty sure Alliance are doing all the flights for the Fed Election travelling parties – journos and the like.

The media people bag Bronwyn Bishop for “excessive” use of air transport, how is this different?

I guess it’s different because the media are involved – so they won’t be reporting on what a waste of taxpayers’ money it is.

dungfungus 10:43 am 19 May 16

Gobbo said :

gazket said :

My eyes are getting old.
It was Alliance Airlines.
http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/our-fleet/fokker-100

I won’t apologise for thinking it looked like a 717 though – I can’t tell the difference between a 7171 and a Fokker100.

It must have been parked over at Fairbairn because it was a charter. I’m guessing it had something to do with carrying some passengers that the commercial airlines didn’t want on board…

Pretty sure Alliance are doing all the flights for the Fed Election travelling parties – journos and the like.

The media people bag Bronwyn Bishop for “excessive” use of air transport, how is this different?

Alexandra Craig 9:37 am 19 May 16

gazket said :

My eyes are getting old.
It was Alliance Airlines.
http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/our-fleet/fokker-100

I won’t apologise for thinking it looked like a 717 though – I can’t tell the difference between a 7171 and a Fokker100.

It must have been parked over at Fairbairn because it was a charter. I’m guessing it had something to do with carrying some passengers that the commercial airlines didn’t want on board…

Pretty sure Alliance are doing all the flights for the Fed Election travelling parties – journos and the like.

dungfungus 9:23 am 19 May 16

gazket said :

My eyes are getting old.
It was Alliance Airlines.
http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/our-fleet/fokker-100

I won’t apologise for thinking it looked like a 717 though – I can’t tell the difference between a 7171 and a Fokker100.

It must have been parked over at Fairbairn because it was a charter. I’m guessing it had something to do with carrying some passengers that the commercial airlines didn’t want on board…

East West Airlines from Tamworth used to operate Fokker 100s. They are a great little aircraft.

HenryBG 9:05 am 19 May 16

My eyes are getting old.
It was Alliance Airlines.
http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/our-fleet/fokker-100

I won’t apologise for thinking it looked like a 717 though – I can’t tell the difference between a 7171 and a Fokker100.

It must have been parked over at Fairbairn because it was a charter. I’m guessing it had something to do with carrying some passengers that the commercial airlines didn’t want on board…

dungfungus 9:13 pm 18 May 16

Not one of the old Impulse Airlines Cockatoo tail ones, is it?

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