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by SXI899
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 9173

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2020

ZK-MZE will depart Toulouse Blagnac France at 7.00pm NZDST tomorrow SXI2055 arrive into Auckland on Monday November 2 before positioning to Christchurch on November 3. Looks like arrival in AKL on 3-Nov now, although timing wise they could’ve made it on 2-Nov. Likely related to the return travel fo...

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by SXI899
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 9173

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2020

ZK-MZE will arrive into Christchurch on the 25th of October. ZK-MZF around May or October next year. Was actually planned for 27-Oct, but that’s been delayed. According to the crew it’ll be more like 2-Nov now. Wouldn’t be surprise if it was even later than that, as ATR are notorious for last minut...

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by SXI899
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 9173

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2020

PA515 wrote:
Will ZK-MZF be arriving before the end of the year?

PA515

No idea. I haven’t heard anything about it.
MZE was initially planned for delivery earlier in the year I understand, but events got in the way of that.

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by SXI899
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 9173

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2020

There's this 08 Oct 2020 'Eurospot' photo of Air NZ ATR72-600 ZK-MZE (msn 1633) at TLS as F-WWEB. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/50436689396/ It's had two flights in the past week. https://flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wweb PA515 From speaking with my old colleagues, it should be h...

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by SXI899
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39618

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Looks like NZ current has an 789 on the way to ICN as NZ1943 cargo flight? On an general rule are the NZ6XXX passenger flights, and the NZ1XXXX cargo flights? It seems the 789 and 77W’s are still being kept very busy with Cargo/Passengers Charters at the moment. It will be cargo, hard to say I was ...

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by SXI899
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 50 in the US
Replies: 13
Views: 3623

Re: Fokker 50 in the US

N14AZ wrote:
So is it correct, not a single F50 has been registered in the USA?

Interestingly there has been one or two that were placed on the US register.
If I recall correctly, they were lease returns and even flew with N numbers.

Edit: Found a photo of one in the database

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by SXI899
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28295

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

hic787 wrote:
Speaking of ATR's, I see today that they're flying up to Kerikeri today instead of the usual Q300.

Is this new or have they done this previously?

Based on the flight numbers these are likely charters.

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by SXI899
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 30082

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/f-wwec

That’s the MSN I’ve been told.
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Fuling wrote:
What routing will the ATR's take to New Zealand?

I presume the same as MZB: TLS-HER-RUH-MCT-NAG-PEN-DPS-DRW-BNE-CHC.

PA515 wrote:

That’s the MSN I’ve been told.

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by SXI899
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 30082

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

Air New Zealand will be taking delivery of two new aircraft before Christmas.
ATR72s MZC & MZD are due to depart TLS this week.

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by SXI899
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29933

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

A change this week that hasn’t received much public attention:
The CAA site shows that Air Nelson no longer holds a Part 119 AOC, and all the Q300s now have Air New Zealand as their operator/owner.

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by SXI899
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29933

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

PA515 wrote:
ZK-MCX (msn 687) has reached CGK and that would appear to be where it will be repainted. ZK-MCW (msn 646) had the same routing and destination in Jan 2018 and went to Novoair (VQ).

Confirming that MCX will be joining Novoair.

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by SXI899
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77929

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

LamboAston wrote:
MCX could be moving to Air Chathams - the new registration painted on is in the same location as MCO

MCX is heading overseas.

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by SXI899
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 41763

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

SwissCanuck wrote:
Kind of surprised they took passengers up with 3 freshly overhauled engines - would have expected them to have at least had a test flight first.

They had 268 hours since overhaul according to the NTSB prelim report.

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by SXI899
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IATA code for an airport
Replies: 40
Views: 8273

Re: IATA code for an airport

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...

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by SXI899
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77929

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

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...

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by SXI899
Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77929

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

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...

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by SXI899
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 6816

Re: ATR72 5+ Hour Flight

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...

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by SXI899
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37708

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

PA515 wrote:
Don't think the ATR has the range for RUH-CMB. This must be RUH-MCT, then MCT-CMB-SZB-DPS-DRW-BNE-CHC.

PA515

Correct, RUH-CMB is too far for an ATR (even empty).

And this time round NAG will be replacing CMB as a stop.

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by SXI899
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37708

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

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...

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by SXI899
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 13053

Re: F50 Questions

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...

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by SXI899
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33963

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

PA515 wrote:
Air NZ ATR 72-500 ZK-MCU (msn 632) may have been withdrawn as nothing showing on FR24 after NZ5714 IVC-CHC on 04 Mar 2019.

Just in maintenance I believe. I haven’t heard anything yet about it leaving the fleet.

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by SXI899
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF A380 at DXB 27 October - Diversion?
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: QF A380 at DXB 27 October - Diversion?

Maintenance? Flew in as QFA6011.

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by SXI899
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 42871

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

ZK-MVW is filed to depart TLS on its delivery flight as SXI1815 at 0540UTC.

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by SXI899
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 42871

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

PA515 wrote:
Looking forward to the ZK-NNA delivery.

Should be here before the end of the month I believe.

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by SXI899
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 28237

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

NZ321 wrote:
How many crew on a delivery flight of this nature? It sure is a long journey ! Imagine being a passenger :)

Two pilots and an engineer.
I’ve actually done this trip twice on Mount Cook deliveries (MVC/MVD), plus a couple of the Virgin Australia ATRs. A good book is compulsory!!

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by SXI899
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 28237

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

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...

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by SXI899
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling
Replies: 51
Views: 9679

Re: Denmark calling the bailiff on Vueling

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 ...

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by SXI899
Thu May 10, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 39970

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

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...

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by SXI899
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 39238

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

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...

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by SXI899
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 42545

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://digitalairliners.com/category/tls-spotter-log/

MSN1487 / F-WWEM

ZK-MVU will be MSN1500.
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PA515 wrote:
Air NZ's next ATR 72-600 (ZK-MVR) has been painted. No msn or test registration details yet.
https://digitalairliners.com/category/tls-spotter-log/

MSN1487 / F-WWEM

ZK-MVU will be MSN1500.

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by SXI899
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 42545

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Looks like some changes are coming schedule-wise for the NS season.
Daily 787 AKL-CHC rotation (787 v2), and A320 service on WLG-CHC increases to up to 7x daily.

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by SXI899
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 176
Views: 29059

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

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 ...

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by SXI899
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27497

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

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...

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by SXI899
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27497

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

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 ...

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by SXI899
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27497

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

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?

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by SXI899
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 27228

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

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 ...

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by SXI899
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call
Replies: 200
Views: 38258

Re: Air Canada 787-9 vs. ATC: Clearance to land only after fourth (!) mayday call

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...

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by SXI899
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28123

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

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 ...

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by SXI899
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28358

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

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...

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by SXI899
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident in CDG 16AUG ??
Replies: 5
Views: 2585

Re: Incident in CDG 16AUG ??

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...

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by SXI899
Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28358

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

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...

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by SXI899
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28358

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

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 ...

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by SXI899
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28358

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

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...

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by SXI899
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18670

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

PA515 wrote:
Must be close to departing TLS.

Due to start its delivery flight tomorrow.

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by SXI899
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic
Replies: 117
Views: 27651

Re: 5 DY 737's currently over the Atlantic

Looks like D8 doesn't yet have ETOPS approved for their B38M operations. Those aircraft appear to be taking a more northerly routing than their B738 counterparts.

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by SXI899
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18670

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

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.

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by SXI899
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 22445

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

PA515 wrote:
I guess ZK-MCA has either been sold or Air NZ are keeping it for a bit longer.

I suspect that it's been sold, based on information that I have available.

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by SXI899
Mon May 22, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19964

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

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...

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by SXI899
Thu May 11, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19964

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

sunrisevalley wrote:
It is not clear to me whether the existing nine frames are this MTOW or whether they are the 250.8t version.

According to the NZ Aircraft Register, all nine have a MCTOW of 244,944kgs.

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by SXI899
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement
Replies: 75
Views: 25572

Re: Official: Dutch government buys a 737BBJ as Fokker 70 replacement

TOGA10 wrote:
A319 would have made no sense at all.

The idea that I heard was that an A319 would have been crewed by the RNLAF. I'd assume that the crews would have been CCQ with the A330 tankers.

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