Search found 962 matches

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 20
by 77west
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 25244

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

I see AirNZ are going to send their B777 fleet to Alice Springs for deep storage. Anyone know if that includes all the 777W fleet as they have done a fair amount of flying still with cargo etc. The news articles seem to heavily mention the -200ER specifically. It makes sense; the -200ER are much to...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)
Replies: 48
Views: 8026

Re: Boeing Sales Considering Moving Up 777-8F Program? (Leeham News)

Would it not make sense at this point to either: Base the 77X-F off the 779 fuselage and call it done; or; base the 77X-F on the -300ER fuselage to avoid a bespoke fuselage between the -300 and the -9, if no passenger -8 will be built. If they shortend the current -8 by a few rows they are pretty mu...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri May 29, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27329

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

772s might be a good replacement for RNZAF 75s? Huge increase in range/payload from current aircraft if that ever happened. There's 4 sitting on the Antarctic apron in Chch... May be a bit too big. A 767 may have made some sense, but the 772 won't fit into many of the smaller airports the 757s have...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu May 14, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1289
Views: 244278

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

L/N 1633 C/N XXXXX B777-9 JA072A ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (WH???) has also been identified at the Everett Flight Line (look for the effectivity code, painted at the the nose door) See Matt Cawby's Paine Field blog of May 12th : http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/05/paine-field-may-12.html Detailed picture : h...

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun May 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 4584

Re: "Permanent" Aircraft Retirement

South African Airways had A320's in the 90s, then retired them and ordered a bunch of B738, then ordered A320 again in the mid 2000's to replace the B738

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed May 06, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: What's the OEW of A330-800 and A330-900?

12t seems excessive, I would think maybe 1-2t max.

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-200/300 with GE engines...Why the lower fuel capacity?
Replies: 17
Views: 2160

Re: 747-200/300 with GE engines...Why the lower fuel capacity?

I think slightly different plumbing also affects this figure.

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39163

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

Anyone know why NZ7571 (B757, military) is flying at only 5000ft across north island?

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-300 GE Engines
Replies: 33
Views: 3799

Re: 747-300 GE Engines

Slightly off topic, the -400 wing leading edge was also installed on some of the late-build -300. Made then look very similar to a -400D

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Galley / Lavatory Pitch Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 2603

Re: Galley / Lavatory Pitch Problems

It really is quite variable, depending on what manufacturer the airline chooses. I am not sure the numbers are easily publicly available either...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 with three jetways attached
Replies: 18
Views: 2775

Re: 747-400 with three jetways attached

In the Airport History facebook page there is a picture of the TWA terminal at JFK. One of the 747's had jetways attached to the R1 and R2 doors and a third jetway that was stretched out next to the L1 door but not attached. It is possible to use 3 jetways on a 747 but I don't know if it was ever d...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 with three jetways attached
Replies: 18
Views: 2775

Re: 747-400 with three jetways attached

I only recall one example of a 748 using the upper deck jetway - a poster here said they did for testing at ORD. I’d love to find out if that really happened or see photos. I didn't think it was approved by Boeing as the slide pack would need to be disconnected and moved, also, the angle of the roo...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F Max range
Replies: 14
Views: 2270

Re: 747-800F Max range.

So I'm trying to find out what the max range of 800F is when doing a ferry flight and carrying very little cargo and good weather. On wikipedia it shows the max range as 4300nm but I think that's with max payload weight. I don't need an exact number but just want to know how far should be able to f...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25268

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

With there already 7x A321NEOs in the works for domestic coming over the next few years. How about an bit of an domestic shake up for the q300 replacement. Could see something like: 7x additional 72-600 14x a220-300s (7x replacement for Q300s, 7x from 2025 for the remaining A320CEOs). Effectively u...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29650

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

Unbelievable news Remarkable An Airbus A319 landing in Hamiltion, right now VH-VHD Arriving from Aussie Usually they arrive in auckland, so it's new that it's going to hamilton. EDIT: It's for the eruption. Its not that unbelievable; remember HLZ used to have international A320 / B738 ops to Austra...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29650

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

White Island has erupted, wonder what aviation impact it might have, probably not much though.

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 34750

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

True, but I was thinking of the RB-211 models. Gemuser The Trent 900 is a RB211. The correct derivative operated by QF is RB211 TRENT 972-84. All right, since when? It certainly was not in the begining, in fact I have NEVER seen/heard the name "Trent" applied to the RB-211 on the B747. Th...

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10
Replies: 35
Views: 6999

Re: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10

NZ decided to plug 2L/R which allowed them to seat 220 in there A321NEO’s. Effectively removing an set of over wing exits, and leaving the aft wing doors allow an decent seating increase. 2L\R is not plugged; its not there at all. The fuselage is built without a cutout where the old A321 door 2 wou...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10
Replies: 35
Views: 6999

Re: Exit doors on A321neo (Cabin Flex), B739(ER) and Boeing 737 MAX 9/10

On all of these models, there is a second door or hatch aft of the wings but before the rear galley that can be deactivated. Deactivating that exit means a maximum exit door limit of 189 on Boeing models and 195 on the A321neo. My question is: if that exit is deactivated, and/or if one of the overw...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost of “fuel tankering”?
Replies: 94
Views: 6862

Re: Cost of “fuel tankering”?

I believe on regional flying here in NZ, they fill the ATR's up fully and then do a few flights before refuelling; also into airports like ZQN (Queenstown) with high fuel costs they tanker fuel in the A320's as well. They wouldnt do it if it wasnt economic sense to do so.

Jump to post
by 77west
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369171

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

Question, it seems no airline has yet chosen the 8-door option, all built frames have the 8+2 auxiliary emergency exits in the rear. I would think certainly in LH case, their cabin density would not warrant the extra doors? Or is it to give them more flexibility down the line?

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75766

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

What a silly thing to say. It’s not “their problem”. It comes down to the commercial considerations of NZ given the relative strength at the negotiating table. NZ doesn’t really care if they get a few more connecting pax and as I said they probably don’t want them if they are going to NF so they wi...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 75766

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Returned from VLI today on the last 737-300 built, ex NZ, now reg VH-XNU on lease from Nauru Airline. With Air Vanuatus upcoming A220s, will we see more frequencies into AKL, and on that note, whats the status of NZ's return to VLI? Air Van's service was great given what they are working with on the...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-MAX9 Door Plug Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

Re: 737-MAX9 Door Plug Questions

Hello All: As we all know the 737-900ER/ 737-9MAX has the option for the extra door or door plug with larger window. If an airline does not need that additional exit, why does it have a door plug instead of just the regular window layout (what the 737-900has). Also, is it possible to remove the win...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu May 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019
Replies: 1441
Views: 369171

Re: Boeing 777X Testing Thread - 2019

I believe they continue to run the fatigue tests until well after EIS...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33061

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Auckland Seaplanes DHC-2 Beaver ZK-WKA has flipped on landing in the Auckland Harbour. Pilot escaped ok, but the Beaver has sunk. This was the amphibian (-AMA is straight floats). Oddly, it looks like the wheels were down. https://i.stuff.co.nz/auckland/110956138/emergency-services-respond-to-repor...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 767-300ER Max landing Weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: Boeing 767-300ER Max landing Weight

I believe the 420K weight is the maximum Boeing ever offered on the 763, but your specific frames were not purchased / upgraded to this weight variant. Your company may have them in their docs in case they ended up with a 420K version at some point, or just to cover all possible 763 frames. EDIT: So...

Jump to post
by 77west
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?
Replies: 31
Views: 7454

Re: B787-9 Dreamliner, built from the ground up or converted into?

Interesting. Learning something new every day. So with all that said, I'm guessing it's safe to say that 1) no 787 has ever been lengthened or shortened after the airframe had been built and 2) such an exercise would be impractical and more complicated than just simply slotting in an extension. Rig...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 37573

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

On the subject of the Q300 - any further thoughts on what will replace them? I note the oldest is 13yr and the newest will be 10yr this year. ATR42? or just upsize to the ATR72 across the fleet? There are only 18 more seats in the ATR72 vs the current Q300 so not that big a jump.

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 27296

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018

People keep talking about the 778 but much like the 772LR vs 3ER I don't foresee the 8 being a very popular model outside EK et al. If you are considering the 8 you may as well go 9 and be done with it. Unless they want to do AKL-NYC direct or something like that...

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 41464

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Question about Vanuatu - does NZ plan to return at any stage? I am planning to go in Oct 2019 and would have preferred to fly with NZ. Surely the runway at Port Vila is fixed up by now?

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 307
Views: 33991

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2018

I reckon a 787-10 order to cover the Asian routes (replacing / upgauging 772) and 777-9 to replace / upgauge the 77W routes is the most likely. With the T1000-10 RR has rid itself of the current 787 engine issues, and with the 777-9 there is commonality of type within the existing fleet. That also o...

Jump to post
by 77west
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018
Replies: 309
Views: 87009

Re: Boeing 777X Production Thread 2018

The 777-9 is offered with four exit configurations: 1) Four Type A (for an Exit Limit of 440 seats) 2) Three Type A and One Type C (for an Exit Limit of 385 seats) 3) Three Type A and Two Type C (for an Exit Limit of 440 seats) 4) Four Type A and One Type C (for an Exit Limit of 475 seats) Here's s...

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 short runway issue
Replies: 92
Views: 17682

Re: A350 short runway issue

So if WLG/HKG wasn't meant to be a problem, why did it route CHC/KUL ? No idea, maybe they had something to show Air Asia and Malaysian. Hong Kong Airlines and Cathay are are already familiar with the A350 and how it can be used to operate to NZ. More of a question why it departed out of CHC instea...

Jump to post
by 77west
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 43284

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

I'm interested to hear what people think about the potential for NZ to add a BOB service to domestic flights. I've done a few JQ domestic flights recently, and have been amazed at 1) how wide a selection of products JQ offers for purchase, and 2) how many people on JQ actually purchase goods - ever...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu May 24, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the Trent 800 and PW4090/4098 engines still being made?
Replies: 12
Views: 3987

Re: Are the Trent 800 and PW4090/4098 engines still being made?

There is no longer a PW4098. Pratt bought back all examples. While some made it into museams, none are in flying condition. They we're all replaced by PW4090s at Pratt's expense. Lightsaber Huh? Why would this be? Did Not meet NOx emission requirements and fuel burn. Was pushing the design outside ...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the Trent 800 and PW4090/4098 engines still being made?
Replies: 12
Views: 3987

Re: Are the Trent 800 and PW4090/4098 engines still being made?

As there are quite a few in service still, I would expect a full new engine is available but probably with a fairly long lead time. Plenty of spare parts around though. All the parts for new engines are available at the rebuild shop. There is no reason one or two new engines couldn't be put togethe...

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are the Trent 800 and PW4090/4098 engines still being made?
Replies: 12
Views: 3987

Re: Are the Trent 800 and PW4090/4098 engines still being made?

As there are quite a few in service still, I would expect a full new engine is available but probably with a fairly long lead time. Plenty of spare parts around though.

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 126520

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

So on a Discord server I'm on someone posted a pic of passengers with the masks on. Well, I say on. More like leaned up against their mouth or being held there. Totally missing the fact it's supposed to go over your nose and there is an elastic band to keep it on. :/ And a question about the deceas...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 126520

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

Terrible. That picture of the plane, behind the broken window, you can see blood. This sent a chill through me. My thoughts are with all those involved in this.

I am amazed the rest of the fan actually is in such good condition, from the initial pics it looked like it would be totally blown apart.

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?
Replies: 30
Views: 3607

Re: Did Early Turbojets Practice Reduced Thrust Takeoffs?

All SAA's long haul take -offs from JNB in the early days were done with water injection, from the B707's right up till our JT9-7F's on the B747 SP's, those early P&W's were very under powered. Pet peeve department The engines weren’t underpowered,the aircraft was ! I'm not sure what you are ge...

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johannesburg Gates
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

Re: Johannesburg Gates

A lot of European heavies arrive in the morning, offload at a gate then get towed to remote stand for the day, before being returned to a gate for departure that night. Thats probably what you are seeing..

Jump to post
by 77west
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-200 overwing exit
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: 737-200 overwing exit

Probably was modified to be used for cabin training, or fire/rescue training.

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Donald Trump - Kim Jong Un summit
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Donald Trump - Kim Jong Un summit

China, most likely, but a better place would be somewhere like Geneva. You will almost certainly see both VC25's as well as the smaller VIP fleet (757, 737)

Jump to post
by 77west
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 41711

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Hence the daily 77E/789 service on AKL-CHC-AKL, with the A320 getting swapped onto CHC-WLG-CHC freeing up some ATRs for AKL-TRG-AKL and WLG-TRG-WLG. Anyone know the reason behind the daily widebody service that has now been added for April? Think the Q300s days are coming to an end, it will come do...

Jump to post
by 77west
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 41711

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Anyone know why NZ8217 Whangarei-Auckland has been cancelled tomorrow morning? I have an elderly family member that was arranged to be delivered by the ambulance to the airport and picked up again in AKL. I don't know if 4 hours on a bus is going to work for him. NZ just say "technical reasons...

Jump to post
by 77west
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 41711

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Anyone know why NZ8217 Whangarei-Auckland has been cancelled tomorrow morning? I have an elderly family member that was arranged to be delivered by the ambulance to the airport and picked up again in AKL. I don't know if 4 hours on a bus is going to work for him. NZ just say "technical reasons&...

Jump to post
by 77west
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 38406

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

HLZ is reporting some strong numbers, saying that growth is partly attributable to AKL congestion. See: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1802/S00703/hamilton-airport-wins-from-auckland-congestion.htm. In light of this, I wonder if there's any potential for NZ jet services to return to HLZ? A320s to...

Jump to post
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 20