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by Motorhussy
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 4663

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

I always wondered why they had both the 787 and A350. Geo-political game playing to both the US & EU!? Because there's not nearly as much overlap in the size/mission profile between the two aircraft as AvGeeks often imagine... thus they're actually quite complimentary. Which is why the likes of...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders
Replies: 37
Views: 4663

Re: Vietnam Airlines profits up, eyes narrowbody orders

Great to read they’re doing well, they’re obviously well managed. I hope they commence flights to New Zealand at some point soon as Air NZ have ceased operations between the two countries.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7412

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

The RAF Typhoons caused a bit of a stir in the NE London/Essex area; https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/22/jet2-plane-intercepted-by-typhoon-fighters-sonic-boom-woman-arrested That's not done lightly, must have been an especially bad case of a disruptive pax. So Dalaman is notorious for att...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit
Replies: 117
Views: 8113

Re: Passenger on AA from KIN-MIA asked to deboard to change from her romper outfit

Every time you step into a private property; the owner or operator can kick you out if they feel your classiness (or lack thereof) is contrary to company values or rules. This isn't a sit down restaurant And? It's still a private property with set rules. Why would it be different between an airplan...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?
Replies: 35
Views: 7559

Re: Can DL's A330neo fly SEA-SIN/SYD!?

Great routes for the A350.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer
Replies: 213
Views: 36865

Re: IAG deciding between A220 and Embraer E2 for BA Cityflyer

Whichever manufacturer wins this order, it will give a good indication as to the veracity of WW’s rationale for ordering the MAX.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 185
Views: 18875

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285385/air-new-zealand-nw19-vancouver-aircraft-changes/ 789 to YVR from NW schedule. Unsure where the 772 goes and if it’s a code 1 or code 2, I’m picking it may be code 2, there are some AKL-CHC 789s to position them for CHC-SIN which is odd given ...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS new livery?
Replies: 33
Views: 10446

Re: SAS new livery?

I think this gives a strong indication of where the airline’s visual identity may be headed… blue, blue and blue.

http://www.boldscandinavia.com/work/sas/

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight
Replies: 27
Views: 6143

Re: Two ejected for complaining about muslims on TCX flight

I wish flight travel bans could be put on people like this.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM virtual look inside 787-10
Replies: 33
Views: 4887

Re: KLM virtual look inside 787-10

I’m surprised there’s no premium economy.

Great visual display. Thanks for sharing.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts
Replies: 68
Views: 9182

Re: Poland's proposed new mega airport CPK reveals competing design concepts

I really love the idea of designing a clean slate airport and these concepts are incredible. It’ll be interesting to see what’s settled on and settled for.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10182

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Here’s the FlightGlobal take on it… https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-china-orders-20-a350s-459601/ The A350s are slated for delivery between 2020 to 2022, the disclosure notes. A great endorsement of the aircraft from an existing carrier with a return order tripling the fleet size and ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19282

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Having an extra aisle doesn't make any difference unless you're in the middle seat in the middle row, which is probably not where you'd want to be anyway. If they put in the same type of seats and in-flight entertainment, then as far as most passengers are concerned there's no difference. I've flow...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19282

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

Having an extra aisle doesn't make any difference unless you're in the middle seat in the middle row, which is probably not where you'd want to be anyway. If they put in the same type of seats and in-flight entertainment, then as far as most passengers are concerned there's no difference. I've flow...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America
Replies: 105
Views: 19282

Re: TAP schedules first non stop A321LR service between Europa and South America

I flew on SAS in their 737 from CPH to BOS back then and it felt no different than an A380. Seat is the same. Cabin pressure is for the most part the same (except on the 787 which has a lower one). I wasn’t aware SK flew the A380. With regard to NB versus wide-body, while the seat may be the same i...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3316

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread - 2019

Fiji Airports Authority is closing Suva’s Nausori airport to jets while the runway etc are upgraded. FJ flights to/from SYD and AKL will be served through NAN with domestic transfers. FJ is the only airline affected. Takes effect from 26 July. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/393590/...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27964

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Re Cook Islands tourism, the Puna/Brown government is developing a strategy to increase the value of the existing numbers of tourists as they cannot grow the number. They want higher end product to attract higher spend tourists as their infrastructure is already struggling with tourist numbers. Also...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 779
Views: 313650

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

https://twitter.com/CAlloing/status/114 ... 86304?s=20


That is so stunning. How many are EY taking now?
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qf789 wrote:
Etihad A350-1000 A6-XWA returning to TLS after painting at XFW

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https://twitter.com/CAlloing/status/114 ... 86304?s=20


That is so stunning. How many are EY taking now?

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WLG787 wrote:


Politics next eh!?

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 344
Views: 43519

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

Noticeable in its absence in IAG’s media release is any reference to MAX. The airline group is obviously very aware of and sensitive to PR fallout associated with the name. They have referred to their MAX order as that of the Boeing 737 -8 and -10. They’re not prepared to kiss the shadow. https://ww...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3591

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

A lot of airlines ordered the A350 and 779 That’s rather a generous assessment of the number of airlines which have ordered the 779, but yes, most airlines which have ordered the 779 also have A350’s. British Airways, Lufthansa, Singapore, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar, ANA, and Cathay, for a total of 34...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27964

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I can't see the NZ public accepting the purchase of specialist VIP aircraft for Defence Chiefs or Diplomates. I cannot think of anyone important enough in NZ to use a private jet like this, the PM flies frequently on commercial services with members of the DPS. Foreign leaders who need this type of...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership
Replies: 40
Views: 6479

Re: Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic propose deeper partnership

I wonder if this what bearing this will have on upcoming fleet purchases? VS has order for 787, A350 and possibly A330neo families. VA must be some way through an assessment of what their fleet is going to look like.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL takes delivery of its 1st Airbus (A350)
Replies: 164
Views: 3591

Re: JAL announces first A350 route

speedbird52 wrote:
A lot of airlines ordered the A350 and 779


That’s rather a generous assessment of the number of airlines which have ordered the 779, but yes, most airlines which have ordered the 779 also have A350’s.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27964

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

They should split the transport plane from the VIP. Just get a second-hand Global express ot G550 for around 15mill and configure it to your own requirements. If they still want a second use of the VIP, make it configurable as a MediVac aircraft at short notice I can't see the NZ public accepting t...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27964

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

This stuff article gives a good account of the battle for New York between QF and NZ. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/113341362/air-new-zealand-and-qantas-neck-and-neck-in-race-to-new-york At the announcement of the new Dreamliner order Air New Zealand chief operations integrity and stan...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 27964

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thank you, that's very interesting. I am unfamiliar with these sort of arrangements. Would NZ/PX carry passengers to POM with PX/CX taking passengers to HKG? Or would they each take turns operating the entire route? Each carrier operated the entire route (actually not sure if PX operated the route ...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23611

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

I would imagine that the version ANZ is getting is just a limited production run made for ANZ, much like the A359ULR was made for SQ. The cost of modifications is small and did not need a big order to get them built. When you say one thing be sure do not use word "imagine !" There is no c...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23611

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

Air NZ has NOT said the 78X/J/1 or whatever the -10 is called can do all the existing 77E routes for them. It will not be able to do YVR, IAH, ORD to NZ’s spec. The airline has said it will use them on Asia routes and W Coast US.

Stop spreading misinformation.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY sends first A350 to storage
Replies: 28
Views: 10922

Re: EY sends first A350 to storage

Always thought it weird, all those years ago, that Abu Dhabi didn’t invest in EK rather than starting EY. How much money has been lost by this airline and their various acquisitions?! Rhetorical and actual question.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas confirms 3 weekly BNE-SFO and 4 weekly BNE-ORD to start by late April 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 12516

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

BNE-ORD/SFO would indicate that NZ is getting some, perhaps significant, Australian traffic on their AKL-SFO and AKL-ORD routes.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32510

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

I wonder if the Trent and MAX issues have focused minds on not having all one's eggs in the same basket, as opposed to the "single type for simplicity" mantra that has become common currency in the recent past. This is what helped drive NZ’s GE choice with the 78J choice according to the ...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32510

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

The Reuters article says reporting was from Seoul. The IATA ‘future of the industry’ meeting is currently underway there so the report may have been informed by a high level source at VS or DL.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6824

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

Largest mainland-APAC markets YE09/2018 1. LAX-ICN - 1,091,113 2. SFO-HKG - 1,045,964 3. LAX-TPE - 1,011,489 4. LAX-HKG - 1,001,436 5. LAX-SYD - 918,232 6. SFO-TPE - 898,017 7. LAX-NRT - 878,144 8. LAX-PVG - 822,517 9. JFK-ICN - 690,404 10. SFO-ICN - 677,909 (Note: These are airport pairs. If city-...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Virgin Atlantic ordering/leasing 14 A330-900neo's plus 6 options
Replies: 178
Views: 32510

Re: Reuters: Virgin Atlantic Close to A330neo order

So wait, the A350-1000, 787-9 and A330Neo. What does this mean, if anything, for the 787?

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market
Replies: 49
Views: 6824

Re: LAX vs SFO in the transpacific market

Asia-Pacific airlines that fly to LAX… NZ TN FJ VA QF SQ PL CA CZ MF MU HU 3U CX HX CI BR KE OZ JL NH (21) To SFO… NZ FJ QF SQ PL HX CX CA CZ MU CI BR KE OZ JL NH (16) Probably a couple missing but not a huge difference between the two West Coast cities. No doubt LAX has more frequencies/larger airc...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Does NZ offer free meals/alcohol on domestic/trans-tasman flights?

Passengers can choose not to have seat-back IFE and complementary meal and (alcoholic) drink service trans-Tasman, it costs less.

Domestic, not sure if complementary Koru Hour is still running in the evenings, my work has been putting me on JQ lately.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 30, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43437

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

A320’s still leaving WLG, clearing the backlog. Not sure whose the last one was.

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 27, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53863

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

This could be the end of the A350 program. The ER version of 787-10 has a range of about 7600 nmi but burns at least 10% less than A350-900. Really impressive. Are you posting from a coffee shop in Amsterdam? This kind of flamebait silliness degrades any thread in which it appears. He’s changed his...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53863

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

The B787-10 is the king in the Atlantic and maybe will be a fantastic plane in the pacific too......¿AKL-SFO?...yes...because UA is flying from IAD-PEK....LAX-NRT...etc.... King of the Atlantic? Only UA, BA and KL fly it of that pond. Also, when comparing sector lengths routes over the Arctic do no...

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by Motorhussy
Fri May 24, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53863

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

There will definitely be 787-10s in the fleet, how many depends on how capable the aircraft becomes. The 787-10s could be good on some of the busier flights between AKL-BNE,SYD,MEL,NAN free'ing up the 77W fleet to have an schedule shack up and find some more room for long-haul flying. The 77W’s are...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 20, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53863

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

They want the A359 but don't want to diversify the fleet. If they wanted the 359, they would order it :roll: A conundrum for NZ. Maybe consolidating thee fleet around the 787 and 77W at this stage presents more advantage than introducing a new type, despite it offering more of what you require. NZ ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 20, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53863

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

okay... smaller than what? Smaller than then the 778. They don't want all that extra weight. They want the A359 but don't want to diversify the fleet. I’ll wait for firm confirmation but I won’t be surprised at all by this decision. What do you mean they want the A359? I mean they want a plane that...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 20, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53863

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

FlyHappy wrote:
NZ321 wrote:
But the clues have been numerous over the past months that NZ wants smaller aircraft and greater frequency is key.


okay... smaller than what?


Smaller than then the 778. They don't want all that extra weight. They want the A359 but don't want to diversify the fleet.

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 20, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43437

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

So Reuters is reporting a leak and that the 77E replacement order has gone to Boeing... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-newzealand-aircraft/air-new-zealand-picks-boeing-for-wide-body-jet-order-sources-idUSKCN1SQ03U Air New Zealand picks Boeing for wide-body jet order: sources PARIS (Reuters) ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like SIN-SEA
Replies: 34
Views: 9850

Re: Can Singapore Airlines Start SIN-YVR With 787-10 or does it need A350-900 like YVR-SEA

SQ 787-10’s are not configured for longhaul. And in reality, couldn’t do a route like that with a meaningful load.

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by Motorhussy
Tue May 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43437

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

PE is always full when I’ve been in it lately, to a variety of destinations. Long haul needs Y+ too. Good on them. Good way of extracting further value from pax or rewarding FF’ers.

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 13, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43437

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

zkncj wrote:
Does anyone know whats NZ's max range is for their A321NEO's with their configuration?

Airbus publishes it as 7,400km with an 2 class 206 seat configuration.


214 pax in NZ's configuration. No idea on range sorry.

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