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Air New Zealand Dash 8 In Reykjavik (RKV)?  
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 3939 times:

What was a Air New Zealand Dash 8 doing in RKV yesterday?

I was in the city before my flight back to London yesterday, can anyone explain why she was there?

Was it the new Dash DHC-8-3 on deleivery via Iceland?


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Any help would be great...

Thanks

Rob!  Smile

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User currently offlineC680 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 3920 times:

Most probably delivery or MX flight. Its longest overwater leg will probably be OZ to NZ. Expect it to go through Europe, Middle East, India, SE Asia, etc.


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 3904 times:

Did you read the caption?

"First brand new Dash 8 for Air New Zealand Link, which ordered 17 in total! Seen during a fuelstop at Innsbruck on its delivery flight to New Zealand, sorry for the open door, the crew just boarded and I wasn't able to wait longer... If anybody has info regarding c/n or exact aircraft type, please email me."

It is on a delivery flight "Eastbound".


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3762 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 3892 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 2):
Did you read the caption?

Yes, didnt mean it was in RKV though does it!

Rob!  Smile


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 3):
Yes, didnt mean it was in RKV though does it!

How do you think it crossed the Atlantic?


User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3798 times:

Well if we knew the reg on the Dash in RKV it would be helpful, but since there can't be that many ANZ Dash 8s around the north Atlantic it is probably a safe assumption that it is the same one in INN.


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User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3197 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3783 times:

And doesn't she look fine there indeed!

I really hope Air NZ keep their current livery for a long time, it's a winner!
Especially with those lush green mountains in the background.


Long live Air NZ!


User currently offlineAsgeirs From Iceland, joined May 2001, 516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3644 times:

B742,

Many aircrafts make a stopover at RKV during delivery flights. Amongst them are the Dash-8's, which can be seen there once in a while.

Some examples here:

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User currently offlineRunway31 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

The next stop after Reykjavik was Glasgow.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11853 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3509 times:
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Its the delivery flight. Flight path next is via Middle East, Asia then Australia

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

Looks really nice the NZ Dash 8. Can't wait till it arrives in home soil.

User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3388 times:
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Quoting AvroArrow (Reply 5):
Well if we knew the reg on the Dash in RKV

Rego is ZK-NEA.

NZ1


User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3283 times:

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 4):
How do you think it crossed the Atlantic?

Probably that plane left Goose Bay or else in Canada. Stop at Narsarsuaq, Greenland then Iceland.

Stuart


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