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Welcome to Compass! We are an Australian & New Zealand based Virtual Airline seeking to replicate the varied operations of a major airline. We cover a wide variety of operations from long haul international flights based out of Australia and New Zealand to the Pacific, South East Asia, the Middle East, Europe Africa and the Americas, right down to short regional hops.  We also have a fully developed domestic routes along major trunk routes throughout Australia and New Zealand. Two allied divisions, Compass Express and Compass Logistics provide regional and cargo services.

The Fleet Renewal - Nearly There!

Our long running fleet renewal programme is drawing to a conclusion. Already the Q400 has replaced the Dash 8 -300 and the -300 has been cascaded onto routes formely operated by the Dash 8 - 100. Surplus airframes have all been struck from the register. The E195 is now the entry jet type and it has replaced the B717-200.

All that remains is the completion of the A380-800 deliveries replacing the B747-400 and the exchange of B777-200ER for the B777-300ER. Both of these programmes will finish mid 2015.

The B787 is due to enter the fleet. We are hopeful that a suitable model will shortly be released. As soon as this happens we will commence replacing the B767-300ER with the newer type.

To simplify the available delivery and disposal flight process there is now a post listing the delivieries available for the next four months on the deliveries page. Pilots may bid in advance for any flight that is listed. This data is replicated in the forums

New Routes Coming Soon

Our six days a week service to New Delhi has been operating for some time and like the service to Mumbai it is going to be extended on to Europe.

The decision on which ports to serve has yet to be made, however strong consideration is being given to Berlin once the new airport is open (and we have scenery for it). Other contenders are Venice, Hamburg, Munich, and Leeds/Bradford. We will choose two of these options. Put your bids in on the forums.

PMDG 777-200LRX

The new PMDG 777-200LR is out and the repaint is now available from the fleet menu! We have both the pax version in Sharkfin and the cargo version in QuikSilver avialable now from the fleet menu.



Bruce Blackshaw has done his usual fantastic job and the aircraft looks sensational.

Boeing 717 Replacement Program

The Boeing 717 Replacement program is now complete.

Embraer E195



The Embraer 175 and 195 jet has been chosen as a suitable replacement aircraft for the entry level role. There are some payware / freeware models available for crews. The GE CF34 engines are dependable and most importantly economical which makes the E jet a wise choice going forward. Delivery flights of all E195 aircraft have now been completed.

Boeing 747-400 Replacement Program

The queen of the skies has been faithful to Compass since the beginning. New technology and airline competition are sadly beginning to cause the curtain to fall on this beloved aircraft. Many operators are removing the -400s from service now and given the lack of calling for the type now the predominant destination has been the Mojave desert where the aircraft are parted for scrap or pillaged for parts. For the Compass -400 fleet this is no exception, the -400 fleet will be progressively decommissioned with only a select few -400 and -400ER aircraft remaining on. The remaining few aircraft will generally support the South American routes for now but will also support the A380 where required.

Love it or hate it the Airbus A380 has won fans amongst pilots and passenger alike. It’s dollar per seat return during mainline operations has seen the aircraft win friends in the airline finance department too. Compass has entered into agreement for the purchase of 25 new A380-800 series aircraft and has placed interest in the coming A380-900 aircraft. In addition Compass has optional orders on another 10 A380 aircraft in the two-to three year time frame. In true tradition Compass will be selecting the Rolls Royce Trent 900 engine option rather than the Engine Alliance Gp7000.
Details will follow with relation to Toulouse delivery flights and special delivery flights of the A380.

Boeing 777-200LR and Boeing 777-300ER Fleet Expansion

The 777 has well and truly established itself as a dollar winner for the long haul airlines around the globe. B777-200LR’s ability cover exhaustive distances at minimal expense are tried and proven whilst the 777-300ER builds on the ability of the 200-ER with additional passenger capacity and technological improvements.VH-RBQ

The A340-500 aircraft have now all been retired. The B777-200LR airframes to replace the Airbus have now all been delivered..
Compass is continuing the replacement of the ageing -200ER fleet with a modern -300ER fleet.

Ongoing deliveries of B777-300ER aircraft are taking place from the West Coast of North America (Generally from Seattle).

Other Types for Delivery

With demand growing in the domestic sector the A320/B737 fleet will increase to provide additional support to the QLD and WA domestic markets.

B787 talks are still occurring and there is no news here, though it is thought that this type will eventually replace the B767 and A330.

We Deliver!

Delivery flight details will be available shortly on the delivery page within the pilot section or alternatively please visit our forums.

Airbus Career Path

Boeing Career Path

Indian Ocean Routes

We have been reviewing our Indian Ocean routes in tandem with our fleet review. All of these routes will stay in the schedule, however there will be some minor changes that we will introduce progressively over the next 3-6 months. These include our services to Mauritius, the Maldives, the Seychelles, Colombo and Mumbai.

Firstly most of these routes will be transitioned over to B777 operations if they are not already operated by this type. When the B787 comes online some routes may be operated by that type. In addition some services may commence operations ex-Sydney instead of ex-Perth where most of these services currently originate. A new service to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion will also be introduced.

The B763 aircraft released by this reorganisation will be utilised for a number of new South East Asian services to ports including Pnomh Penh, Vientienne and extra services to Brunei. These new services will also become B787 services in due course. Details of the new routes will be announced as they are introduced.

Join Us!

The management team at Compass have a wealth of VA and real life aviation experience. Our aim is to create the best VA in the Australian skies and to ensure you get the most out of flying for Compass. Why not join us today?

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