Mr AirNZ
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Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Wed Feb 20, 2002 12:28 pm

Do Air New Zealand' 747-400RR aircraft fly into Heathrow or is it just there GE fleet?
 
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RE: Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:11 pm

I've seen both up there.

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RE: Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:35 pm

All the 744's fly there from time to time!
 
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RE: Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:39 pm

Why did Air New Zealand go with GE over RR on their Boeing 744 fleet?
 
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RE: Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Wed Feb 20, 2002 1:40 pm

Sounds like RR 744 operators are switching over to GE. First ANZ, then QF.
 
Oz777
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RE: Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:08 pm

The GE aircraft are ex Varig. Air NZ had the opportunity to pick them up at very good lease rates, at a time when new builds were a matter of joining the back of the line.

This in turn gave ANZ the chance to increase routes and capacity.

No great secret.

Oz777
 
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RE: Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Thu Feb 21, 2002 4:23 am

Well If I fly the ANZ 744 I will make sure it has the RR on the sides of the engines.
 
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RE: Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Thu Feb 21, 2002 4:32 am

What difference does that make?
 
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RE: Air New Zealand's 747-400's.

Thu Feb 21, 2002 6:30 am

I've been told my more than one ANZ Captain that the GE's are proving to be more economical on the long sectors and also able to get them up to cruisng altitude more quickly....

Is this born out in fact? I do know that the Rollers have been updated on some airlines with new Trent cores and the like.

ANZ's newest 744s - SUJ and NBV/W are GE powered. The older RR fleet are ZK NBS, T and U. I have been on all the lot at some stage and have been able to detect a hint of 'newness' on the more recent planes - as well as some grubby experiences at times particuarly just before the new spacemaker seats were fitted.

Can't see why anyone would fail to trust the American engines....

Really sorry that I'm not flying with them this year..... it's BA/QF all the way this time. Also, don't forget that ANZ do contract work on PW JT8Ds and similar at Christchurch. I had the pleasure of looking over that facility a couple of years ago. very interesting - especially being able to look inside the business end of a CF6! Didn't realise that they write the numbers of each fan blade on them.

cheers,

Chris