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by sunrisevalley
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 27833

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

Just giving thought to 789 deliveries from CHS.-AKL..At 7200nm it looks like about a 16.hr flight.. Not too excessive , looks like a non stop flight if they can get away early in the day. I note the route tracks pretty much over PPT..

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by sunrisevalley
Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 27833

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

PA515 wrote:
sunrisevalley wrote:
Clang clang. It has take me almost a week to realise John is refering to diliveries for FY2018!

You probably meant to say FY2019.

PA515

Thanks for your gentle correction!

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by sunrisevalley
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 27388

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

It makes good sense of the December introduction of the Code 2 789 by NZ with fewer Y seats but more premium seats

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by sunrisevalley
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 27833

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

http://nyc787.blogspot.com has updated the 787 delivery schedule to L/N 769 The two Air NZ 789s for 2018 delivery and the first for Air Tahiti Nui are: L/N 749 (ZB012 c/n 38182) Everett -- due 10 Sep 2018 -- ZK-NZN? -- owned L/N 750 (ZB908 c/n 39297) Charleston -- due 18 Sep 2018 -- F-O??? -- lease...

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by sunrisevalley
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 27833

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

UA to use 77W on SFO-AKL flights, frequency will be adjusted accordingly 29OCT17 – 17DEC17 6 weekly instead of 7 weekly (Day x1 from SFO, Day x3 from AKL) 18DEC17 – 22MAR18 7 weekly instead of 10 weekly http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274584/united-adds-777-300er-auckland-service-i...

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by sunrisevalley
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

aerokiwi wrote:
Thanks for that. Sorry I should have been more specific... I was referring to the Buenos Aries route.


Most days EZE-AKL is not much different from LAX-AKL so there is all sorts of payload capacity.

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by sunrisevalley
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Has anyone seen any real numbers on NZ freight loads to/from US destinations? I often wondered how much of a factor freight was in their reluctance to put the 789s in their original configuration onto US routes. The common view on a.net seems to be that freight is now becoming marginal in long-haul...

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by sunrisevalley
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Does anyone know whether NZ's 789 service is load restricted west-bound? Given the low frequency, do they offload passengers very often? I'd imagine it would be costly to reaccommodate. And has there been any change since the 789 replaced the 772? Westbound IAH -AKL the Code 2 789 is good for max p...

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by sunrisevalley
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

From my reading it appears Houston city tourism is gutted for the forseeable future. I expect that NZ may have to review their frequency for a period of time.

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by sunrisevalley
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

From my reading it appears Houston city tourism is gutted for the forseeable future. I expect that NZ may have to review their frequency for a period of time.

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

PA515 wrote:
ZK-OKC as NZ28 AKL-IAH has just done a U turn over northern Mexico and is now heading for LAX. IAH appears to have been closed for some time, so a bit strange they left it so late to divert.

PA515

I agree. It is at least two hours ago that FAA closed IAH till noon Monday.

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by sunrisevalley
Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

My view is that NZ will shoot for the "big apple" NYC at some point. Before that it will probably be ORD. I expect that they will want to do both with one type since the sub fleets to do each would be be relatively small. In my view they will need the most efficient ~8500nm airplane they c...

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by sunrisevalley
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022
Replies: 316
Views: 42182

Re: Qantas to announce ambitious plan to fly East Coast Australia to London and New York by 2022

I can see pressure on Boeing from both QF and NZ for an earlier EIS for the B777-8X. This type looks a very good fit for the ULH aspirations of both carriers.

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by sunrisevalley
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

[ Not sure why we see so much 77E bashing on this thread. The 77E is still very good at what it does,apart from fuel burn it is a far more versatile aircraft than the 787. Not only does it carry more pax over the same distance as the 787 it has a larger premium cabin and the ability to carry signif...

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by sunrisevalley
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

NZ own some 77E's. My view is that these will be kept and used as needed across the network . A more prudent move than buying a similar number of new 789's.

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by sunrisevalley
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

aerorobnz wrote:
PA515 wrote:
sunrisevalley wrote:

It was already repainted black prior to the current engine change

Was this a change within the present C series engines or to the new series?

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by sunrisevalley
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

HLZCPH wrote:
It seems NZE has not flown for a while? Has she become a hanger queen?!

NZE was the first in the fleet and has been in service for close to 3 years.I would say right time of the year to to get the maintenance up to date.

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58210

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

My predictions of 2-3 yrs ago exactly... (We all love a bit of confirmation bias ;) ) Re comments that they should wait for the 777, id say that the potential to use cash they have tied up in A380 deposits would be a significant factor in the decision process. If they took the 777s, you'd have to a...

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 550
Views: 58210

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2017

There was a comment on Austbt that caught my attention. While this probably is no more than a rumour at this stage but QF management are in discussions with Airbus about converting the 8 388's not taken up into A359ULR's. While QF is probably talking to Boeing as well about the 778/779 it will be i...

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond
Replies: 85
Views: 14996

Re: Qantas Opportunities for America and beyond

I agree. Based on what has been said to date, QF will not need EDTO>180 for the 789 till they start MEL-DFW, . How long such an application might take? I Know this probably should not considered a guide, but NZ needed 5 months to get AKL-EZE approval.

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

[ ZK-NZL and ZK-NZM, the next 789's are due for delivery on October 12 and November 14 2017 respectively. I believe -NZM will be the first with the new Trent 1000 J3 engines. The first 787 overall, or the first for NZ? Will that one be for a new ULH flight with newer more powerful and more fuel eff...

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

Zkpilot wrote:
Eventually the plan is to operate the 789 daily during most of the year and probably upgauge or multiple frequencies during high season (Dec-Feb).

When do you expect this to happen? 2019 with 301 seaters?

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by sunrisevalley
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

ZKOAB wrote:
[ ZK-NZL and ZK-NZM, the next 789's are due for delivery on October 12 and November 14 2017 respectively.


I believe -NZM will be the first with the new Trent 1000 J3 engines.

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by sunrisevalley
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 28070

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

So is another ATR going to be the next delivered, or a A320 NEO? What is the current estimated delivery sequence? ZK-MVQ, the next ATR is due next month. ZK-NZL and ZK-NZM, the next 789's are due for delivery on October 12 and November 14 2017 respectively. Info on future deliveries for ATR, 320/32...

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

Thanks John !

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by sunrisevalley
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

I doubt any Q300s are leaving soon. So far nine have been fitted with ADS-B with each one taking about five days. None of the ATR72-500s have been fitted with ADS-B. ZK-NEB returned to service today and it looks like NEC will be next. The ADS-B equipped Q300s are NEB, NED, NEF, NEG, NEH, NEJ, NEK, ...

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by sunrisevalley
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order
Replies: 224
Views: 37185

Re: Leeham: LH shows indications to reduce 779 order

[quote="keesje"]The A350 MTOW was raised last month, by 8 tonnes. That seems a significant bump in maximum payload (more than 10%). [quote/] The A350ULR still has a way to go! Last week in Part 3 of the Leeham series on QF SYD-LHR which QF say they can do in an ESAD of 9500nm Leeham calcul...

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming ORD announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 8137

Re: Upcoming ORD announcement

smi0006 wrote:
QF, or NZ? QF have yet to announce where their next batch of 789s will go.

Maybe NZ but not until Nov. 2018 when their last two 275 seat 789's will have been delivered.

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

Which are the bases for the NZ turboprop fleet.What type an how many at each base.?

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

I will disagree with you that they don't want anymore 789's, I would be surprised if they didn't take the remaining 6 on option, although maybe they could be converted to another type? Perhaps the 78X ? [quote/]Would NZ go 778 and not 779? Use the 778 ULH say NYC and have the same configuration for...

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

I do agree with you, while QF with PER-LHR and UA with LAX-SIN are very long I'm sure they won't carry any freight and may block a handful of seats they seem a fair bit longer than anything NZ would attempt with the aircraft. . UA1 to SIN is going out full in J and typically 10 to 13 seats availabl...

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

however during the 01 June 2017 Investor Day presentation, Chief Financial Officer Rob McDonald said the 777-200ER replacement would start from around 2022 and if they required wide-body units for the early part of next decade they could do that with operating leases. He said they have an option on...

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by sunrisevalley
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

There are about 6 posts over the past 24 hrs that call for responses. Starting with the 789 and any implied deficiencies. First I am certain that NZ are operating these at something less than the maximum allowable MTOW. Probably at the MTOW when they took delivery of the first one. Thus they don’t h...

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by sunrisevalley
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

DavidByrne wrote:
I'm wondering if a ORD route would be served by 77W if the suggestion that SFO will switch to 789 turns out to be correct.

It would have the wriggle room in the payload ( ~37t versus 31t) that the 275-seat 789 does not have by converting unused passenger load into cargo load.

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by sunrisevalley
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

[I guess what surprises me - amazes me - is that you think Mr. Luxon is so naive - and that the BOD of Air NZ is even more naive to give Luxon that much power.mariner I was interested to see NZ Chairman Tony Carter in action on Investors day. Let there be no question but that Mr Carter is the boss....

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by sunrisevalley
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

jhsusman wrote:
Anyone hearing anything regarding a NZ AKL to Denver (DEN) announcement? I thought it was being discussed. . .


DEN's altitude and the resulting reduction in TOW makes DEN-AKL barely max passenger load. I doubt if it is a possibility.

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by sunrisevalley
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

I think it will be fleet order announcement first, then route announcements (in that flight duration category). I'd say DEN offers little that IAH can't offer, and ORD is a big step for the current fleet so I think US market will wait until next fleet announced. My next pick is to Americas plural, ...

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by sunrisevalley
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

Anyone hearing anything regarding a NZ AKL to Denver (DEN) announcement? I thought it was being discussed. . . I don't believe DEN is a possibility for the forseeable future.Because of the altitude the TOW would be significantly reduced on the existing fleet to the point that DEN-AKL. would be litt...

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by sunrisevalley
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

Assuming the next destination to be announced in the next 12 months is in the 16 to 17hr. range what aircraft from the present fleet is likely to be used ?

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by sunrisevalley
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

On YVR-AKL the 789 is good for ~42t payload. PVG has some pretty heavy freight days. Except for these days the 78X would work just fine into Asia. Maybe a 77W 3x weekly into PVG to take care of freight demand. Would this frequency overcome the need to deadhead 77W crew to and from PVG? I should hav...

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by sunrisevalley
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18508

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

Regulatory approval? Or more 789's? I'm guessing the 302 seater could make YVR-AKL with full pax and some freight? They are at this stage getting 4 78N's as you call them, personally I think they could end up with 23-25 787's with 10-12 777X's, maybe 778's with a similar capacity to the 77W to be u...

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by sunrisevalley
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 378
Views: 41956

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2017

I suppose the other option is that John Thomas has seen the patient and is refusing to operate. The parallels between VA and the late 90s days of AN seem to me increasing by the day. I feel sad about it, but airlines that loose big in the boom times like those recently past rarely survive in the mi...

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by sunrisevalley
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Introduction of the RR TEN engine to the 787
Replies: 0
Views: 615

Introduction of the RR TEN engine to the 787

Is there any word at which L/N this engine will start to be fitted to the 787. I understand it will be known as the 1000 J-3 .and will have a fuel burn improvement of ~1.8% over the 1000 C

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by sunrisevalley
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 21852

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

Actually, after the teething pains of the 787 program, I'd like to have the 100th or higher LN airframe :) The pains were with the 788. The execution of the 789 and 78X were pretty much flawless. If the 797 ? is the same technology it should go together like a charm. I can see this with a MEW not t...

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by sunrisevalley
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 22208

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

As you know Air NZ management were on the record earlier as saying the 789 couldn't do North America. I took that as shorthand for saying they couldn't do those routes with the sort of payloads (pax + freight) that their business model required. This was a statement by Stephen Jones. It is generall...

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by sunrisevalley
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 22208

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

The 789 is a fine aircraft. Within its payload/range limitations it seems to be doing really well for its operators. Sadly for a-netters it is up against hard limits on both MTOW and fuel. That means you can only get the longer ranges by slashing payload. NZ have cut pax to 270 to allow North Ameri...

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by sunrisevalley
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X
Replies: 51
Views: 16016

Re: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X

bill142 wrote:
This is a joint VA-EY order.


From a recent post by Polot the unid order for 10 dating back to 2015 was for EY. Is this an additional order?

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by sunrisevalley
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X
Replies: 51
Views: 16016

Re: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X

No, it is quite clear that it is 20 777Xs. Boeing has 33 777 orders ytd. 1 777F for FX (Jan), 8 UFO 77W (March), 4 77W for UA (last week), and these 20 777Xs (last week). With respect, If you go to the orders report dated June 23rd , sorted by model you will see 10 777X in the unid order column and...

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by sunrisevalley
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X
Replies: 51
Views: 16016

Re: Boeing receives Unidentified Order for 20 777X

My take on the report is that there are 10 UFO 777X not 20. The SQ order is still to be entered since the details are still to be finalized. This raises the question who is the customer for the 10 UFO's . NZ?

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