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User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2268 posts, RR: 25
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
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Just seen on teletext that NZ75 from Niue to AKL has turned back due to mechanical problems. NZ are sending up a 737 tonight to pick up the 70 stranded passengers. Not sure what the problem is, as not at work tonight. Will post a link when I find one.

NZ1

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User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

ZKNGJ (733) arrived in AKL at 0243 this morning.


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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

How are the loads on this new flight? is 70 passengers what they expected?

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12223 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1939 times:
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If I remember correctly this route is to be operated by domestic B733s. Is there any idea yet on what mechanical problems the B733 had?

User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 873 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 3):
If I remember correctly this route is to be operated by domestic B733s. Is there any idea yet on what mechanical problems the B733 had?

What do you mean by domestic 733's? Their are those in the fleet not maintained to ETOPS standards. Is this what you mean?

Now NZ1 as the engineer around answer me this, how was NGJ operating to Niue when to my knowledge it is not one of the ETOPS aircraft (FRE, NGD, NGE, NGF, NGG, NGH, NGI). Monitoring the 733 fleet I see SJE and SJC are not being used trans-tasman either. Are they no longer being maintained to ETOPS specs. (onboard SJE a month or so ago I see the life-raft nolonger occupies space in the foward overhead lockers).


User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3234 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Well aren't all the 733's in the NZ fleet configured for domestic service now (IE no business class and a little less leg room when compared to the A320)? Of course when flying overseas with ETOPS restrictions, they'll have the extra safety equipment on board (life rafts in overheads etc) as with flights to Norfolk I.

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MH



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12223 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
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Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 4):
What do you mean by domestic 733's? Their are those in the fleet not maintained to ETOPS standards. Is this what you mean?

I don't know if the domestic configuaration B733s are certified for ETOPS


User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Well how long is it from AKL to Niue? Because it would not be that much longer than AKL to Norfolk Island wihich is about 2 hours. Also they use 733 services from AKL-NAN-RAR still so there would be some NZ 733's with ETOPS still.

User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7276 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

NGD is the stricken aircraft I believe...

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12223 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1845 times:
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According to NZs web-site these are the flight times operated by B733s

AKL-NLK is 1 hour 45mins
AKL-IUE (Niue) is 3 hours 35 mins
AKL-NAN is 3 hours 15 mins
NAN-RAR is 3 hours 15mins

[Edited 2005-11-20 03:44:22]

User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 873 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 6):
I don't know if the domestic configuaration B733s are certified for ETOPS

They all have the same configuration, 136Y. Some of them remain ETOPS certified. NGJ isn't to my knowledge hence my question to NZ1.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12223 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
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Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 10):
They all have the same configuration, 136Y. Some of them remain ETOPS certified

I know all the B733s now have the same configuration, but not sure about ETOPS on the 733s


User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2268 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1734 times:
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Quoting Mr AirNZ (Reply 4):
Now NZ1 as the engineer around answer me this, how was NGJ operating to Niue when to my knowledge it is not one of the ETOPS aircraft (FRE, NGD, NGE, NGF, NGG, NGH, NGI). Monitoring the 733 fleet I see SJE and SJC are not being used trans-tasman either. Are they no longer being maintained to ETOPS specs. (onboard SJE a month or so ago I see the life-raft nolonger occupies space in the foward overhead lockers).

Right. Firstly ZK-NGJ is ETOPS certified. The entire fleet is maintained to the same ETOPS standard even though not all aircraft fly or can fly ETOPS flights. It makes it easier on Mx scheduling to have all aircraft maintained alike. NGK,M,N and O do not have the necessary Nav systems etc fitted to enable them to operate ETOPS flights, though like I just mentioned, they are still maintained to the same standard as the rest of the fleet.

FDM, SJC, and SJE are leaving in the 1st half of 2006, just for info.

NZ1


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