Qantas A330 Refurbs

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  1. moa999
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    Qantas is midway through refurbing its fleet of A330-300s and A330-200s.

    The refurbs consist:
    - In J a new fully flat, all-aisle access Business Suite in a staggered 1x2x1 layout using the new Thomson Aero Vantage XL seat, and a Panasonic ex3 16" IFE screen
    - See: http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-business-suite-up-close-with-qantas-next-gen-a330-business-class

    - In Y its a new seat in the 330-300s with an 11" Panasonic exLite IFE screen, and refurbed seats in the 330-200s with an older 9" Panasonic screen or an 8" iPadMini with QStreaming
    - See: http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-upgr...airbus-a330-for-domestic-international-routes

    The A330 is used for the bulk of Qantas's Australia-Asia routes (save for some HKG services which use B747/A380 and some shorter service eg PER-DPS using 738s), most East-West coast services (PER-MEL/SYD/BNE) and also appears on some triangle (MEL/SYD/BNE) services.

    The refurb is being done in-house at QFs BNE operation and is due to be completed in the second calendar half of 2016

    Current status of refurb

    Complete
    A330-300 6 / 10 - QPA, QPB, QPC, QPD, QPE, QPI
    A330-200 7 / 18 - EBA, EBB, EBF, EBJ, EBK, EBS, EBV

    Non-refurb aircraft have a variety of product
    A330-300
    - 3 - J Lie flat SkyBed I, J and Y with Rockwell Collins IFE - QPG, QPH, QPJ
    - 1 - offline for refurb - QPF
    A330-200
    - 2 - J SkyBed I, J and Y with RC IFE - EBG, EBL
    - 4 - 2x3x2 J recliner workbench, Panasonic AVOD - EBO, EBP, EBQ, EBR
    - 2 - 2x2x2 J recliner, Panasonic AVOD - EBM, EBN
    - 2 - 2x2x2 J recliner, QStreaming iPads - EBC, EBD
    - 1 - Being refurbed - EBE
     
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    I booked A330 flight especially on the triangle but as often the case with QF the flight was cancelled based on loads I assume.
     
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    Updating this thread.
    The 330-300 refurb is almost complete with the 10th aircraft QPJ now undergoing refurb. 330-200s are over the halfway point.

    Current estimate for full completion by October 2016

    A330-300 9 / 10 - QPA, QPB, QPC, QPD, QPE, QPF, QPG, QPH, QPI
    A330-200 11 / 18 - EBA, EBB, EBC, EBD, EBE, EBF, EBJ, EBK, EBN, EBS, EBV
     

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