Kereru From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 873 posts, RR: 50 Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1751 times:
The simulator has been commissioned at Auckland airport and a number of pilots have been through the course and eager to get their hands on the real thing. I look forward to seeing the first shots and they will inevitable be from Europe first.
TG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 11 Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
June 20, the forward and aft sections of the A320 that will become ZK-OJA were joined together, followed last week by the installation of the undercarriage and wings.
OJA is expected to be delivered on schedule in early September. ZK-OJB will follow soon after.
First 'official' revenue service is scheduled to be NZ101 AKLSYD, departing at 0700, arriving 0830 on 26 October, although the aircraft will be used on other flights (familiarisation, testing flights, maybe even filling in for u/s aircraft).