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Topic: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: StarFlyer
Posted 2003-09-11 12:34:15 and read 5816 times.


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I love it! This livery is simply beautiful. Aircraft to arrive in Auckland on September 21, first revenue flight is NZ103 AKL-SYD on September 30.

 Big thumbs up

StarFlyer

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: 7E7
Posted 2003-09-11 12:42:27 and read 5781 times.

This is so Ansett

It is nice to see more Airbus on trans-tasman routes!

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: Shenzhen
Posted 2003-09-11 12:45:01 and read 5779 times.

Great photo... probably the best that that airplane will ever look... got to like "new" !!!!!

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: DeltAirlines
Posted 2003-09-11 12:47:44 and read 5754 times.

The NZ livery looks very sharp on the A320...the plane looks quite impressive in this photo.

Always nice to see Airbus narrowbodies down-under again though (if I am not mistaking).

Jeff

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: DoorsToManual
Posted 2003-09-11 12:54:28 and read 5731 times.

I'd have to disagree. I think the problem is not the ANZ livery (which I quite like), but the fact that it doesn't suit the A320, imo. Besides, I don't like the bulbous nose of the A320...the 737 looks much more attractive. Please don't take that the wrong way - it's a purely aesthetical consideration.

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: StarFlyer
Posted 2003-09-11 12:59:17 and read 5713 times.

Anybody know what sort of route proving flights ZK-OJA will undertake before entering "normal" service? When are the next 320s to arrive?

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: 9V-SVE
Posted 2003-09-11 13:08:34 and read 5680 times.

Shameless plug...how does it look compared to the real thing?

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: 9V-SVC
Posted 2003-09-11 13:08:37 and read 5680 times.

NZ Air livery looks great on the A320 . Definately looks better then the 737 .

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: Airbus_A340
Posted 2003-09-11 13:28:37 and read 5636 times.

Very very nice!!! I think it looks much better on it than the 737!

Airbus_A340

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: DC-10 Levo
Posted 2003-09-11 17:03:49 and read 5489 times.

Not bad. I think the NZ livery looks better on the bigger jets like the 747.

DC-10

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2003-09-11 17:46:39 and read 5423 times.

Are Air NZ going to name their A320's ? I think the Maori names sound wonderful - I flew a 767-200ER NAN-HNL, it was called "Aotearoa" which is I believe what the Maori call New Zealand - The Land of the Long White Cloud - fantastic ! Aotearoa - just rrrroolllls off the tongue.

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: TG992
Posted 2003-09-12 02:31:08 and read 5234 times.

Gosh, JGPH - you were on ZK-NBA, the first 762 we ever got!

I suggested directly to our CEO we name the A320s - he said he'd 'pursue the idea', but I'm not optimistic  Sad

The A320 will be functioning as a 'backup' aircraft and also to complete a last few hours of training from its arrival until September 30, so it will no doubt be seen in SYD at some point prior to the 30th.

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: Oz777
Posted 2003-09-12 03:25:35 and read 5173 times.

TG992
The first Airbus A320 is to be named:

It is to be called "Rainbow Warrior" in honour of previous French input into NZ's ability to transact international (transport) policy.
 Smile

Oz777


Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: Kevin752
Posted 2003-09-12 05:53:56 and read 5085 times.

I really like the the way A321 looks in the livery. I think that the A321 would look much better in the old livery or in the one that : 9V-SVE posted. I like those liveries because they have more green in the livery. I love the Maiore symbol. I love its meaning. The pacific people have such nice things to say about their symbols.

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: NZ767
Posted 2003-09-12 12:01:59 and read 4979 times.

Geez, ZK-NBA, Aotearoa.
I had a photo taken of me sitting in the captain's seat of that one when it first arrived.
Flew Seattle-Wellington direct to signify the resumption of Air NZ trans-Tasman services out of the Capital which had been monopolised by Qantas (and their 747SP's and 767's) after the retirement of the DC8's.
Was on static display the next day, hence the photo although it's long since been lost.
TG992, why don't you keep at him about the names?
We've got the seven canoes on the 747's, birds for the 737's. (I might be out of date here. Do the 744's and 733's still carry names?)
Either rivers, lakes or mountains for the A320's would be a nice touch.
Tell Norris not to be so boring!  Smile

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2003-09-12 12:07:56 and read 4971 times.

Silly really, but what with the Lord of the Rings tie-in/special c-s - how about Hobbit names ? Call the first one "Frodo".

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: LJ
Posted 2003-09-12 12:38:45 and read 4928 times.

I've been told by an NZ steward that there will be a third "Lord of the Rings" aircraft. Is this going to be an A320?

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: V2fix
Posted 2003-09-16 10:19:38 and read 4780 times.

Some pictures just in off Air New Zealand website showing the delivery ceremony at Toulouse.

http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/resources/delivery_ceremony.jpg

Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: StarFlyer
Posted 2003-09-16 10:46:00 and read 4732 times.

And another photo in the database!

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Topic: RE: First Photo Of Air New Zealand A320
Username: Stefandotde
Posted 2003-09-16 10:55:24 and read 4729 times.

@doorstomanual: You are totally WRONG  Wink/being sarcastic
ANZ livery on A320 looks phantastic, I think it's hard to find an airline-type where the NZ-colors don't look nice!
Also on our little cute fatty (737).


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