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by torin
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 22470

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

Ex Air NZ A320-232 ZK-OJH (msn 2257) departed CHC at 1632 this afternoon as JTN224. It's heading to the USA, CHC-RAR-HNL-GYR. Don't know if it is still OE-ILI or has an N number. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/JTN224 PA515 Theres a departure shot if it here; https://www.instagram.com/p/...

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by torin
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24660

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

PA515 wrote:
ex Air NZ A320-232 ZK-OJH (msn 2257) leased from AerCap was removed from the New Zealand register today. I don't think it has left CHC yet, so maybe tomorrow.

PA515


Still in Christchurch, now registered OE-ILI.

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by torin
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20177

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

I just saw an Emirates plane land at Christchurch. I looked up and saw it was from Sydney. Anybody know what it's doing here? I thought they were only flying to Auckland? https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/UAE2666/history/20200722/2310Z/YSSY/NZCH Done some more research and apparently it looks ...

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by torin
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20177

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

An airline well known to New Zealand and in a different Timezone. What rights would a foreign airline need for CHC-RAR? Still 5th freedom? RAR is pretty kiwi. Fiji, Hawaiian, United, American ? These are international charters, rights wouldn’t be big issue is NZ has said no in writing. https://jetr...

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by torin
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26221

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/121966703/exemption-for-essential-boeing-expert-converting-air-nz-aircraft-to-freighters This article mentions the possibility of NZ still looking at converting some wide bodies to Freighters. Who knows? Sounds like its just seats out and some modifications...

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by torin
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetstar Pacific Is No More, Now Renamed Pacific Airlines (Updated)
Replies: 157
Views: 23887

Re: Jetstar Pacific: QF reportedly transferring its stakes to Vietnam Airlines

Notice that Jetstar Pacific is painted directly on the fuselages instead of the standard Jetstar* or Jetstar.com. The Jet* on the tail is also painted with lighter shade (grey instead of black). Since the beginning VN has wanted BL's brand identity to be "independent" to other Jetstars br...

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by torin
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44065

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

First Shanghai Airlines 787 came through Auckland today, operating on behalf of parent company China Eastern. Only for the next couple of months so far - anyone know if it might stay after the summer increase?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B13F72KBhYe/?igshid=1dz11ts3me60x

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by torin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

JacksonAviation wrote:
Would anyone happen to know the departure time of the US Defence E-4B from AKL tomorrow/Wednesday?


It left at 9:30 this morning....

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0zrZ6hBJBR/?igshid=1fcbuo56tjnw3

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by torin
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

MH has released new flight timings effective 27Oct MH131/130 is removed and two new flight numbers added - MH133/MH145 inbound MH133 – KUL/AKL 0825/2355 – Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat Airbus A330-200 (332) MH132 – AKL/KUL 0110/0720 – Tue/Wed/Fri/Sun Airbus A330-200 (332) MH145 – KUL/AKL 2045/1205 – Tue/Wed/Fri/S...

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by torin
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

The E195-E2 demonstrator is on sales calls, its in Australia at the moment - anyone have any idea if its planning to come across to NZ?

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by torin
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Well my last post was deleted, but if anyone was to check China Eastern flying to Auckland from 1Sep you'll see its 787-9 opt by FM

But this will probably be deleted as well, sorry for posting something other than about the terminal or trains between AKL and the city

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by torin
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37523

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Some interesting clues being dropped by NZ on facebook at the moment in a series of short videos featuring Steve Hanson. Reveal date to be 1 August This is the first one talking about blue prints https://www.facebook.com/AirNewZealand/posts/10156363544570777?sfnsw=cl Second talking about having a li...

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by torin
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 32220

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Something like this could be really good for pacific operations and surely convertible for medevacs https://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1100&tid=400&ct=1 Or this - spares would already be in the country with the number of 737's operating here an NZ's maintenance operations wi...

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by torin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 32220

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think the only way a dedicated government plane could be accepted by the populace as a whole is if it's made super clear that it's cheaper to have a dedicated plane for such things. Compared to using the B757 or chartering planes from someone like Air NZ. You'd also want to go to lengths to show ...

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by torin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 32220

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

For a strategic transport the cargo door will be a requirement. The A330 MRTT and B767-2C come with that as standard. As well as other military tweaks. Yes you could get a custom mod done on an A320NEO or B737MAX. But when you've already got two options that will already be in use by allies it prob...

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by torin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 32220

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

For a strategic transport the cargo door will be a requirement. The A330 MRTT and B767-2C come with that as standard . As well as other military tweaks. Yes you could get a custom mod done on an A320NEO or B737MAX. But when you've already got two options that will already be in use by allies it pro...

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by torin
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 32220

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I too have heard rumblings about something like that for CHC, particularly from a US carrier. Hopefully something like that happens. Would be cool. And Let's be honest, you probably couldn't get a more ideal aircraft for a CHC-LAX route than the 788. I've heard NZ is actually losing market share at...

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by torin
Thu May 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46994

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is there any chance of the A330-900?

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by torin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27808

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Fiji wet leasing a Miami Air B738 https://airlinerwatch.com/fiji-airways-leases-a-boeing-737-800-from-miami-air-international/ Made its way through Auckland today, and was in CHC yesterday. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwO_7cNh43y/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=14eyge4x2r1nr Wonder if just on...

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by torin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27808

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/111767169/air-nz-pours-cold-water-on-suggestions-its-planning-new-regional-jet-services Air New Zealand says it has no "current plans" to introduce jets on routes serviced by turboprop aircraft but one aviation leader says he's heard otherwise. ...

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by torin
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 27808

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread = April 2019

Re the Air Nelson history... I don't think it's really been about ego. Air Nelson, Origin Pacific and the current Origin (is that its name?) - there's just something about Nelson! Maybe individuals there, or its centralised geography and proximity to some pretty great tourism destinations. Has alwa...

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by torin
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33804

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1112112864314023936 Samoa Airways on facebook announced it is finalizing agreement with Malindo Air for the lease of 1 737-800, replacing the 737 MAX 9 due to enter service next week Well that's interesting, while QF operating the Australian services https://...

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by torin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33804

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

This is interesting. And this one is the disappointing part (purely from an enthusiast's point of view!): "Air New Zealand will also defer spending on things like new aircraft". I guess it means we'll have to wait a bit longer until the new long haul aircraft order is being announced...:(...

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by torin
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33804

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/111606433/air-nz-announces-sweeping-changes-including-launch-of-new-seoul-route-following-companywide-review Big news out this morning! The changes include a new service to South Korea, free wifi on international flights and a revamped economy product. The new di...

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by torin
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 387096

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

Praying they ditch eurowhite for blue and a return of the tulip with the globe pattern inside it. Realistically, they’re probably just putting the swoopy 787 livery on everything. Not my work, but: https://i.imgur.com/umRVL4Z.png The 80's called, they want that back. You must be mistaken, even the ...

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by torin
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What did the 1 in the Southwest heart mean?
Replies: 12
Views: 2662

Re: What did the 1 in the Southwest heart mean?

https://www.southwestaircommunity.com/t5/Southwest-Stories/Introducing-Our-New-Triple-Crown-One/ba-p/42746 That'll answer it Triple Crown One specialty plane, featuring both its original #1 heart medallion, along with our new Heart branding on its tail. Originally introduced on June 9, 1997, Triple...

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by torin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36144

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Not sure what is going on, but there are repeated announcements in the Auckland domestic terminal about a security problem and screening being on hold. Edit: security screening has started again, so can’t have been a major. V/F https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/110545074/auckland-international-ai...

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by torin
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36144

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282843/hong-kong-airlines-closes-auckland-reservations-may-oct-2019-/ Hong Kong Airlines in recent inventory update adjusted Hong Kong – Auckland route, as the airline converted this route from year-round to seasonal service. Reservation for travel ...

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by torin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36144

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Well, this SHA turn-around has taken a turn in the news... https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/110525974/air-nz-plane-forced-to-turn-around-after-airline-forgot-to-remove-reference-to-taiwan Multiple sources say paperwork for the Air NZ flight 289, which returned to Auckland after several hours in the ...

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by torin
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36144

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

States or Canada you get dumped at the nearest airport, or return to original airport and are usually left to your own devices. It is a weather diversion, different from a mechanical etc. Do you think there is adequate consumer protection ? Not talking about this particular case but overall. There ...

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by torin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36144

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/air-new-zealand/news/article.cfm?o_id=5&objectid=12202379&ref=rss How is this even 'news' ??? Isn't this just a customer complaint? Obviously, anything Aviation related is good click material lately. Really? an AKL-ZQN that ended up doing AKL-sortof ZQN-CHC-AKL- p...

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by torin
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36144

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/air-new-zealand/news/article.cfm?o_id=5&objectid=12202379&ref=rss How is this even 'news' ??? Isn't this just a customer complaint? Obviously, anything Aviation related is good click material lately. Really? an AKL-ZQN that ended up doing AKL-sortof ZQN-CHC-AKL- p...

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by torin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 560
Views: 76840

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - February 2019

A man has been shot by police at BNE tonight, due to making bomb threats. Planes and trains stopped at the moment https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-airport-in-lockdown-as-emergency-situation-declared/news-story/163abf2c3545b0c1f70ba0204f1d1485?fbclid=IwAR2mjf6pQAu_Mzd3DLmsCgrY1nYH...

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by torin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brisbane airport in lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Brisbane airport in lockdown

Serious enough it turns out... https://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-airport-in-lockdown-as-emergency-situation-declared/news-story/163abf2c3545b0c1f70ba0204f1d1485 A man has been shot by police after allegedly making a bomb threat at Brisbane International Airport tonight.

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by torin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most iconic livery?
Replies: 37
Views: 3096

Re: Most iconic livery?

Pan Am - been defunct for years yet still see the logo around

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by torin
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brisbane airport in lockdown
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Brisbane airport in lockdown

Anyone have anything further? https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/110338151/brisbane-airport-in-lock-down-after-emergency-situation Brisbane airport is in lock down after reports of an emergency situation. The airport has been evacuated and trains have currently been stopped. https://mypolice.ql...

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by torin
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38292

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

NZ also ran CHC-HBT on a 732, did they use a 762 aswell? I believe QF ran a 762 on that route for a while, I can’t say I was aware of a QF CNS-CHC particularly a 742, maybe a 762 would have worked? QF ran CNS-AKL for years with 747 classics and 763’s. The original Australian used to fly 737's CHC-H...

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by torin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38292

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

As of 1APR PR schedule changes to night time arrival, this is a permanent change 31MAR 1...5.. MNL AKL 0655 2155 PR 218 333*C 31MAR ...4... MNL AKL 0720 2220 PR 218 333*C 30MAR ..34..7 MNL AKL 2315# 1405 PR 218 333*C Last 2pm Arrival is 28MAR. 31MAR .2..56. AKL MNL 0030 0625 PR 219 333*C 30MAR .2..5...

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by torin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38292

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-nzl

PA515


This was due to a weather radar fault
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PA515 wrote:
ZK-NZL as NZ26 AKL-ORD returning to AKL and should arrive about 0100. Doesn't appear to be an engine problem as FL340 and 465kts.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-nzl

PA515


This was due to a weather radar fault

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by torin
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35561

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

For LAX-based customers, sure - for everyone else on NZ's network, no. For New Zealand-based NZ customers, SIN is the gateway to the EU. Cheers, C. No its not. NZ fares to Europe are mainly constructed to be flown via LON. Until very recently the SQ JV was limited to only the points that SQ flew (e...

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by torin
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35561

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

3) Services the whole Europe market as a gateway. For LAX-based customers, sure - for everyone else on NZ's network, no. For New Zealand-based NZ customers, SIN is the gateway to the EU. Cheers, C. No its not. NZ fares to Europe are mainly constructed to be flown via LON. Until very recently the SQ...

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by torin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35561

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

NZ has slightly amended its network map for codeshare operations in its Kia Ora magazine, from this month. Thankfully, reference to the non-existent 'Pulau' in the South China Sea has been removed (shocked it took them so long to do so). Some interesting observations: - The SQ alliance doesn't seem...

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by torin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35561

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

My daughter flew AKL-DXB last night on EK and said in Y the aircraft was virtually empty. What have loadings been like on this route overall? I've heard AKL-DPS has been pretty dire as well - hence the reducing of frequency next year. I dont think there are many ports that EK serves less than daily...

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by torin
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich
Replies: 88
Views: 19442

Re: A220, (CSeries), Too Noisy for Zurich

I seem to recall British Airways had the issue with their A320s and people living under the Heathrow flight path complained about the "Whistle" and they had to have a modification to stop it. When the BA ones fly over my home they do seem quieter that other A320s from non UK airlines. Luf...

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by torin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 42687

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/107724837/an-rnzaf-flight-stuck-in-air-with-landing-gear-failure-at-ohakea-base A defence force aircraft has performed a "belly landing" after being stranded mid-air above RNZAF Base Ohakea because of a landing gear fault. Never seen a plane stranded mid-a...

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by torin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 42687

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Emirates wishes to advise the following schedule update for EK450-451 B777-300ER services via Bali (DPS) for 2019 travel. The below information supersedes the 28 September update: • 21Jan19-15Apr19 will operate 4 x weekly EK450 Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun DXB-DPS-AKL EK451 Wed, Sat, Sun, Mon AKL-DPS-DXB • 1...

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by torin
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Name that wing
Replies: 4
Views: 1045

Re: Name that wing

m007j wrote:
747-8. Curved flaperon, winglet (or lack thereof, it's raked), and the flap track canoes are the hallmarks.


Thanks! probably the only one I didn't look at, seemed liked it was smaller.

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