nope, not sure why it is there...!
replacement for 767-300ER
expect further 787 firming of orders from NZ
, probably in the area of 8x 788 and as mentioned elsewhere 787-10 to replace the 4 leased 772ER.
|Quoting SunriseValley (Reply 8):|
I assume this is the HGW version or is that the only version that is now being offered ? If they go 3,3,3 with the seating they will have a seat count about the same as the -200ER. The cabin length is only 2' 4" shorter.
Looking at one of Widebodyphotog's tables , the 787-9HGW will carry about 86% of the load of the -200ER using about 72% of the fuel. Quite an advantage I would say on those routes where the lesser payload is sufficient.
generally doesn't like sardine tin configurations in Y, expect 2-4-2 seating(8 across) rather than 3-3-3 (9 across) with 32-33" pitch. NZ
is more interested in longer range for its a/c (all its 767s were ER
versions) so yes HGW if it is still an option rather than being the only version would be a high probability. 787-10 will operate the routes that require more capacity... NZ
has options for these.
|Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 9):|
Oy, yet another all white flying tube in the sky.
Can't ANYONE fly an aircraft that shows a modicum of originality in its livery? (AF and DL I can forgive; they both have the most beautiful tails in the skies; the rest of the aircraft, well, feh!)
has had this scheme for 10 years and many people around the world consider it to be one of the nicest schemes around! It is however being replaced as we speak.
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Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 13):
They are only getting the 772s now, why would they go out the door so soon?
Because they only own 4, they lease the other 4... and the 787-10 wont be available until 2012 at the earliest, by which time the 777's will be 6 or 7 years old.
Which is not very old but it is about the time the a/c will need a major D check so it is a good time to move the a/c on to another operator (there is still high demand for used 772ERs) perhaps NZ
will even move all of them off by 2013 (as the 787-10 is launched in 2012) leaving NZ
with a longhaul fleet of 787-9, 787-10, 747-8 (or Y3 if Boeing brings this project forward).
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