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Air NZ Shows Interest In Sonic Cruiser  
User currently offlineMattNZ From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Apart from the recent Ansett controversy, Air NZ have expressed interest in buying the Sonic Cruiser in about 8-10 years to replace ageing 767-300ER's then.

Currently they have shown interest in the 747-400ER that Qantas have ordered with possibility entering the fleet 2003-2005 to simultaneously replace 747-400's.

Also the PTV's in economy look like later this year with the revised Business Class.

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User currently offlineC172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

They want to buy the sonic cruiser in 8-10 yrs. It won't even be flying by then probably. But you never know, do you?

User currently offlineMattNZ From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1842 times:

It was just purely a number of years, they are talking about in the future they could see them intergrate into a 21st century fleet.

BTW - Looks like Ansett will lease up to 5 767-300ER's for a while and meanwhile order new 767-300's/400's.


User currently offlineKiwi dave From New Zealand, joined Aug 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

It would look nice in ANZ livery.


User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
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I agree. Except that we don't really know what it will look like.

User currently offlineMattNZ From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

Imagine AKL-SYD in 1hr 50m or
AKL-LAX in 8 hours....


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

An Air NZ DC-8 did AKL-SYD in 1h 58 min in the late '60s!


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User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1595 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1746 times:

To fly AKL-SYD in 1hr 50 mins is nearly a halving of the current flight time. I don't think the Sonic Cruiser is quite that fast. We are only talking about a cruise speed increase of Mach 0.85 to Mach 0.95.


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User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

To Tullamarine:

Do not forget the futuristic forms of the Sonic Cruiser.
I think the government of every country would love to see the SC in the fleet of its flag carrier just to show how advanced their state is  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

What I mean by advanced is :
Back in Lebanon in 1999 at the airport:
When you see a British Airways 777 landing you hear people say with respect, admiration and jealousy "This aircraft is from Great Britain". But when a noisy Tu 154 of Balkan comes in view people just say with disgust "These are Bulgarians". Aircraft makes an image to the country, and Sonic Cruiser is able to give it.
I'm not talking about Sudan spending its five years budget on SC just for the sake of image. Do not misunderstand me.  Big grin


User currently offlineAvman From United States of America, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

MattNZ

QANTAS hasn't placed any orders for 767-400s


User currently offlineMattNZ From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

I said 747-400ER's.

User currently offlineCatpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1684 times:

I agree with Tullmarine, that the sonic cruiser will only be about 10% faster, and I don't think it would be capable of flying AKL-SYD in 1h 50m.

User currently offlineMattNZ From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Okay maybe 2h 30m, maybe I got it a bit wrong.

User currently offlineMattNZ From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1645 times:

Air NZ Vision 2015...
8x Sonic Cruisers (B2707)
8x 747-400ER
4x 777-200ER
12x 737-800


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