A couple of examples of the new airport inheriting the existing code are Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. Subang became SZB when the KUL code was transferred to Sepang, and Don Mueang became DMK when BKK transferred to Suvarnabhumi. It would be interesting to see what the IATA process is for when a new air...Jump to post
Regarding all the new -600's due to arrive, There had been talk of AirNZ partially funding RNP AR / Autoland certification for them. (bad weather ops into Queenstown / fog at AKL etc.) Anyone know where that is at, or did it fade away? Autoland was never on the cards (I don’t think that ATR even lo...Jump to post
Is MVA the official last aircraft to be delivered to Mount Cook Airline before the consolidation? -MVA is the All Black 72-600. -MZA is the one your thinking off and yes its the last Mt Cook delivery I believe there are at least another three -600s to be delivered before the end of the year. Highly...Jump to post
Dumb question but, how is what would normally be considered an ETOPS flight, be allowed without a qualified aircraft? Do ferries or delivery flights get an exemption? These flights fall under Part 91 (or the equivalent for the state of registry). As it isn’t considered a commercial flight, ETOPS/ED...Jump to post
When is MVZ due? It’s taking its sweet time getting ready to be delivered.. ZK-MVZ (msn 1562) F-WWET did a 14 min flight from TLS (LFBO) to Francazal (LFBF) on Mon 01 Jul. It departed Francazal on Mon 15 Jul for an 80 min test flight that ended at TLS. Don't know if this was a customer acceptance f...Jump to post
What's the range on F50? How far can it go without stopping? I ask because in mid-December 2016 the last F50 in WA flew non-stop from Perth to Indonesia. It was a 7 hour and 23 minute flight. Yes it was a ferry flight so it had no pax apart from the two pilots and no cargo/luggage apart from the pi...Jump to post
NZ321 wrote:How many crew on a delivery flight of this nature? It sure is a long journey ! Imagine being a passenger
Air NZ's 20th ATR 72-600 ZK-MVV (msn 1507) is on delivery as SXI1811, presently over north western Iran. http://www.flightradar24.com/SXI1811/1d763246 It overnighted at TZX (Trabzon) this time which is usually a refuelling stop. PA515 Was slightly late out of TLS, and there were slot restrictions a...Jump to post
Can’t remember where I heard it, but I understand there was a case where the bailiff waited until the aircraft had been refuelled, and then ‘seized’ the fuel. As the fuel belonged to the airline it was fair game, and because it had been loaded onto the aircraft, the aircraft couldn’t be moved! Very ...Jump to post
Further bad news for B787 routes https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/66922-faa-further-limits-trent-1000-etops That’s just ch-aviation quoting a UK media outlet’s interpretation (exaggeration) of the existing AD which has been in place for the past two weeks. There haven’t been any changes to t...Jump to post
Photo of ZK-MVR at BNE earlier today. No temporary HF aerial attached to the rear underside on this delivery. Thankfully ATR have introduced a new HF setup, with an aerial built into the vertical stab, and the rest of the unit integrated into the comms system. According to the crew it’s a massive i...Jump to post
PA515 wrote:Air NZ's next ATR 72-600 (ZK-MVR) has been painted. No msn or test registration details yet.
When are the new ATRs going to enter the fleet? Should be sometime this year right? Has anyone seen their ATR yet? Skyliner Aviation reported that ATR42-600 MSN1216 was ferried to Toulouse Francazal for painting prior to delivery as N401SV. That was on the 1st of this month, so it can’t be too far ...Jump to post
In news on the freight front, skyliner-aviation.de is reporting that B757 N689AA was ferried Roswell-Goodyear on Friday for freighter conversion, and is destined for Airwork. Could it become the first ZK reg B757? Came across a couple of news items related this the above. First is that earlier this...Jump to post
Wonder what happens if my Tasman flight gets changed to an 340/330 if I'm booked in PE do I get an downgrade If it’s the A340, its fitted in a 12F42C213Y layout, so you’ll probably end up in business class. The A330s only have business/economy layouts of various capacities, so it would then depend ...Jump to post
JETGO in Australia is taking delivery of Embraer ERJ 145LR aircraft soon. See: https://blueswandaily.com/jetgo-australia-airlines-adding-145lr-by-the-end-of-nov-2017/. The ERJ 145LR has a range of ~2,870 km, which allows for flights to New Zealand. I wonder if there is scope for NZ to seek JETGO's ...Jump to post
HYD went through the trouble of closing very busy main runway and activated taxiway as a runway to give a straight approach. Why would they close the main runway and open the backup runway for an emergency? It's that just making things more complicated? The backup runway in HYD is just the parallel...Jump to post
I wonder if AKL-CBR would be an route that Alliance could give ago under an contract by NZ or QF to operate the flight on there behalf with a couple of there F70LR's? Depending on the model of F100 VA has the better one was an 3,200km range AKL-CBR is approximately 2,300km. Would be for VA to make ...Jump to post
ZK-MCA departed CHC-BNE today as SXI1735 (0949 NZST to 1357 AEST -- 6 hrs 08 min). http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ZKMCA The NZCAA register still has Mount Cook as the owner. Usually there's an ownership change before a sold aircraft departs. PA515 I believe ownership has changed already, just t...Jump to post
Only possibility I can see arriving/departing in the two hours between 1000 and 1200 on the 16th is the Arkia flight from Tel Aviv, which was operated by Smartwings B738 OK-TVR. However its turnaround was only about 15min more than scheduled (1:34 iso 1:15), so I can't imagine that they were able to...Jump to post
Yep. Both F27s are sitting in AKL with the Chathams aircraft on the far right when looking from the runway. What is happening with them? Are they effectively retired, or is Airwork looking for other work for them? What does the future hold for them? V/F I believe they're up for sale. I know of a or...Jump to post
But in my experience FL250 is not uncommon on CHC-NPL, NSN-AKL, BHE-AKL, PPQ-AKL just to name a few routes. Even on those routes, its only occasionally that the Q operates at its service ceiling. It certainly does so more often than the ATR, but I think that the ADS-B mod has more to do with plans ...Jump to post
ZK-MVP is due to arrive tomorrow night at around 1930, with the departure of MCA now pushed back by a couple of weeks. From the July thread: By the end of 2018 it will be required for operations above FL245 (the Q300 service ceiling is FL250 and it's not uncommon to operate at that level). From 2021...Jump to post
ZK-MCA is scheduled to operate its last flights for NZ this afternoon as NZ5115 AKL-PMR followed by NZ5187 PMR-CHC. It'll be off to it's new operator at the end of the month.
By that time the MVP should be already on its way to New Zealand after delivery.
Queenstown airport has launched an investigation after a JQ flight departed after the airports night time curfew http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/92813695/Queenstown-Airport-launches-investigation-after-Jetstar-flight-breaks-night-time-curfew I (and this is a first time for me) agree w...Jump to post
TOGA10 wrote:A319 would have made no sense at all.
A lot of subjective information in that report. Can you provide an example? I'm struggling to see any, but I could be missing something. One point in the report which has the potential to be interesting is that the FDR contained 54 hours of data. A rough estimate of the flight hours that the CP-293...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:Do you have access to an English version?
I might have missed it previously, but it looks like MU will be operating their B77W to AKL from 20JAN to 11FEB.
It'll be due to the Chinese New Year, as they're also upgrading all their flights to SYD and MEL to operate with the B77W during the same period for that reason.
The "B" Comes from Greenland. It is used for Kosovo, as Denmark (Greenland being politically a part of Denmark) had the first ISAF supervision in Kosovo after the war there. Iceland (BI) was actually responsible for running Pristina Airport for the initial period, and the ICAA were the on...Jump to post
As expected (and as speedbored states), just the know/comfirmed facts so far. Still a few gaps that need to be filled before any conclusions can be drawn. For instance, were the TO/GA switches triggered, and if so, at which stage? Is see that possibilities are being that TO/GA was triggered, however...Jump to post
Any idea why this ATR delivery was so soon after the other one which still hasn't entered commercial service? Mount Cook were obviously assigned/offered slots on the prouction line that were close together. Its not the first time either, MVK and MVL were delivered on 17 and 25 May respectively, plu...Jump to post
VA's fleet has to be streamlined. Getting rid of the EMB-190's is a good start but it still leaves it with a fleet of: 777-300ER A330-200 737-800 737-700 A320 (TT and VARA) F100 (VARA) ATR72 (VARA) The ATRs are VA operated now, no longer VARA. I expect the B73G to go as well, leaving a total of 6 t...Jump to post