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by aotearoa
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 20153

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

With the recent delivery of 4 more Rolls Royce engines the other day. We could see the return to the skies of ZKNZD and ZKNZI soon as both have been grounded since February. Schedule Advice Notice of a local flight planned for 10th July issued late last week. This will be ZK-NZI’s flight check afte...

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by aotearoa
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

To be clear, a number of airlines (NZ included, QF not) have a formal contract with the RNZAF re the use of OHA for a technical alternate. A technical alternate is a category of alternate where the weather forecast at the destination would likely mean the diversion to OHA is unlikely. Carrying fuel ...

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by aotearoa
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77650

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

NZE is awaiting engines. Plain and simple. It really is time to kill the urban myth around the catering truck damage.

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by aotearoa
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44022

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Look for ZK-NZR early evening arrival in Auckland on the 11th October. Provisional only...

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by aotearoa
Sun May 26, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46966

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Trust me, it’s a big number. Lots of work done here for NZ and QF. This is a game changer for the 787-10.

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by aotearoa
Sun May 26, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46966

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

With the huge TOW increase, I’m running with mostly 787-10s. Maybe a couple of HGW (if that is what this version is called) 787-9s for EWR ops. GE for sure, as these engines currently burn a little less than the RR. The TOW increase will make this a/c a true West Coast USA to AKL payload lifter. Ama...

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by aotearoa
Tue May 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56651

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

C.[/quote] Good point. However HKG, HND and PVG are all within the range of a 787-10 with a standard configuration. In addition, in a more premium-ish configuration, the 787-10 could do AKL - LAX/SFO as well. So even if NZ stick with the 787, they still have a viable choice of a jet that's bigger th...

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by aotearoa
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36114

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

I don’t believe Air New Zealand ever regretted retiring the 744 fleet. The fleet was maintenance heavy and the direct operating costs were huge. I believe the timing was perfect. NZ made excellent fleet purchasing decisions, as compared to QF, which represents everything an airline shouldn’t do when...

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by aotearoa
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 family future prospects
Replies: 107
Views: 16261

Re: 787 family future prospects

I totally see a HGW version for -9 and -10. QF and NZ are both pushing hard for additional range. It’s only going to happen with additional take off weight.

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by aotearoa
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 28094

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

The next 2 789's for Air New Zealand on the flightline at PAE Interesting, L/N 749 is ZK-NZQ. I guess L/N 751 is ZK-NZN. PA515 Actually, it’s the other way around, 749 is ZK-NZN and 751 is ZK-NZQ. NZQ has been painted ahead of NZN, while awaiting engines. NZN flew the B1 flight today and heads in f...

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by aotearoa
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 33604

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Does anyone know why todays NZ175/176 AKL-PER was cancelled? I suspect with ZK-OKI not quite ready to go into service, a crunch point with 787 engines may have developed in the first part of the week. A drive by the Maintence facility tells a story.... No doubt ZK-OKI and ZK-OKT will provide substa...

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by aotearoa
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2928

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

The airlines always ensure there is suffice fuel at an point along the route to reach an enroute alternate or destination, 2 engines operating, one engine operating and/or depressurised. Your fuel argument is ridiculous. The OEMs work closely with certifying authorities to prove the reliability of e...

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by aotearoa
Thu May 10, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 39765

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

Another crap piece of aviation reporting. I’m sorry, but surely a Head Moderator has an obligation to fact check something like this before throwing the link up?

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by aotearoa
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 39041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Engines are continually cycled through a Rolls-Royce overhaul facility in Singapore. There is also a facility at RR in the UK, however due to proximity, all the ANZ engines head to Singapore. They are removed from wing, then prepared for transport. Transport is direct to SIN on the SQ freighter. Tur...

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by aotearoa
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 39041

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Hilarious comes to mind. Someone here, without one iota of insight into VIrgin Atlantic’s own view on whether they take an a/c with engines, or engines alone, hurling accusations at Boeing for delivering an aircraft with engines. I can assure you there are many contractual commitments that must be m...

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by aotearoa
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 42396

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

All NZ 777s are at AIMS-2 standard.

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by aotearoa
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 38930

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Gasman - Your direct quote, “But at the very lest it suffered an uncontained engine failure”. How can you be in a position to say this, and if there is any doubt, why would you? I appreciate that this is an open forum, however surely you have some kind of responsibility to at least check with your s...

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by aotearoa
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 38930

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

To be very clear, ZK-NZE did not suffer structural damage. You are way out of line making statements like that on this forum. TAIC are investigating and when they are good and ready, will release the investigation report. Two 787s are scheduled to return to Service in March, with the last in Mid to ...

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by aotearoa
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 29718

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

In regard to comments around using 772 versus code 2 789 to achieve more premium seats, remember code 2 789s have more premium sears than the 772.

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by aotearoa
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 27121

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

Anyone here know who to call RE KoruNet, the NZ employee system? One of our staff has a cellphone that constantly gets txts that are clearly internal - such as today referring to an exercise (presumably) about an A320 runway excursion at Queenstown. As well as many other internal-nature txts. It wa...

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by aotearoa
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: User Sunrisevalley RIP
Replies: 21
Views: 4897

Re: User Sunrisevalley RIP

As a professional in an airline, Hugh once PM'd me to ask if I was in fact the person he thought I was. I responded in the affirmative and we established a professional relationship around aircraft performance, weight and range/payload. There are very few people you could trust with your 'true ident...

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by aotearoa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 19917

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

Fuel tankers are busy supplying other fuel requirements like petrol, diesel etc, as all these products come down the same line to the large fuel terminal at Wiri. This is close to the airport. The fuel line from the refinery does not go direct to the airport. I understand tankers are specially certi...

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by aotearoa
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 21900

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

Air New Zealand's ratio of aircraft owned versus leased is probably getting a little high. Leasing a 787 is a good way of building in growth options, without the risk of owning another aircraft. Until they sit down to review their long term fleet strategy (like what would the airline's long haul fle...

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by aotearoa
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 30044

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

According to http://nyc787.blogspot.com '787 Full Production Table' the delivery date for Air NZ 789 ZK-NZJ has changed from 15 Sep to 09 Sep. PA515 That means leaving tomorrow in NZ time ZK-NZJ is scheduled to depart KPAE at 1000 local on Saturday the 10th, arriving NZAA at 1800 on Sunday the 11th...

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by aotearoa
Sat May 14, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 177
Replies: 202
Views: 19635

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 177

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nz2" class="quote" target="_blank">nz2</a> (<a href="#72" class="quote">Reply 72</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> One aircraft will have ...

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by aotearoa
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 176
Replies: 203
Views: 20121

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 176

So, after a few years of hard work, Air New Zealand land an A320 at Queenstown at night. Congratulations to all involved! A huge project in any sense of the word. Trial flights in progress without pax for crew training over the next ten days or so. <table border="0" width="44" cellpadding="0" cellsp...

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by aotearoa
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162
Replies: 209
Views: 22567

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 162

Air New Zealand has a special authorisation to depart from <acronym title="Queenstown - Frankton (ZQN / NZQN), New Zealand">ZQN</acronym> upto 15 mins prior to evening civil twilight. This is primarily based on the RNP technology that allows the A320 to depart into cloud while utilising the current ...

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by aotearoa
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 160
Replies: 212
Views: 16065

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 160

Good on the airline for acknowledging the sector time increases. When you consider the 'block to block' time has to cover the ground and airborne time, it's damn important they reflect the reality of the average day out there. With increasing traffic flows that inevitably drive flights to operate at...

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by aotearoa
Tue May 19, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 158
Replies: 209
Views: 18699

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 158

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/byronicle6" class="quote" target="_blank">byronicle6</a> (<a href="#204" class="quote">Reply 204</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Dates a...

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by aotearoa
Fri May 15, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 158
Replies: 209
Views: 18699

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 158

[quote=PA515,reply=137]

Thanks for the info. When do the night ops commence

All going well with the upgrade work, winter 2016.

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by aotearoa
Thu May 14, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 158
Replies: 209
Views: 18699

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 158

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PA515" class="quote" target="_blank">PA515</a> (<a href="#134" class="quote">Reply 134</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> No land will need...

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by aotearoa
Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157
Replies: 201
Views: 16608

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157

Load restrictions on Trans Tasman A320s operating off Runway 34 have been effectively removed by an RNP <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> departure instigated by ANZ a number of years ago (IIRC 2011). This procedure offers an engine failure track up the Hutton Valley th...

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by aotearoa
Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157
Replies: 201
Views: 16608

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gasman" class="quote" target="_blank">gasman</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Post this request...

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by aotearoa
Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157
Replies: 201
Views: 16608

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 157

A word on A321 operations through <acronym title="Queenstown - Frankton (ZQN / NZQN), New Zealand">ZQN</acronym>, as there seems to be a presumption that the 321 would be a great fit for this destination. Executive summary - this is not a feasible option. The A321 has effectively the same wing area ...

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by aotearoa
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 - First Flight 48 Years Ago Today (April 4th)
Replies: 50
Views: 7947

RE: 737 - First Flight 48 Years Ago Today (April 4th)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zkncj" class="quote" target="_blank">zkncj</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i> Quoting BreninTW (Thread starter): It has grown...

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by aotearoa
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 152
Replies: 203
Views: 13498

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 152

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/sunrisevalley" class="quote" target="_blank">sunrisevalley</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It ...

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by aotearoa
Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 152
Replies: 203
Views: 13498

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 152

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777ER" class="quote" target="_blank">777ER</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> It's not the height...

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by aotearoa
Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 151
Replies: 214
Views: 17303

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 151

Surely all this talk of value must relate to cost. A $2500 air fare in 1960 would be worth more than 30k in real terms today. Considering the incredible complexity and infrastructure behind the scenes to support a flight, air travel with a safe and reliable airline is a true bargain. Do you all just...

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by aotearoa
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149
Replies: 219
Views: 25396

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149

NZG further delayed,.Now arriving 0500 Friday morning. Not such an inviting arrival time.

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by aotearoa
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149
Replies: 219
Views: 25396

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZKOJQ" class="quote" target="_blank">ZKOJQ</a> (<a href="#181" class="quote">Reply 181</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> NZG due in to Auc...

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by aotearoa
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149
Replies: 219
Views: 25396

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149

Despite an aircraft being brand new (I do love that new airplane smell), we keep the new baby close to home for a few trips as there are sometimes infant mortality issues with parts/systems. You're right, it's way easier to manage this close to home, despite having a significant stock of spare parts...

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by aotearoa
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149
Replies: 219
Views: 25396

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 149

Just ask here. There are a few members that should be able to help.

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by aotearoa
Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air New Zealand At ORD On 10/26
Replies: 10
Views: 3458

RE: Air New Zealand At ORD On 10/26

Apparently the game is sold out!

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by aotearoa
Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 148
Replies: 208
Views: 28548

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 148

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nascarnut" class="quote" target="_blank">nascarnut</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <acronym titl...

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by aotearoa
Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147
Replies: 205
Views: 24733

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Aotearoa" class="quote" target="_blank">Aotearoa</a> (<a href="#184" class="quote">Reply 184</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> This time w...

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by aotearoa
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147
Replies: 205
Views: 24733

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147

A beautiful picture of <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>-NZF returning from a photo flight close to sunset at Paine Field. Two flights yesterday, a C1 (customer flight) and an air-to-air session with the Wolf Aviation Lear Jet in the late afternoon. I'm sure the air-to-air foo...

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by aotearoa
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147
Replies: 205
Views: 24733

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777ER" class="quote" target="_blank">777ER</a> (<a href="#70" class="quote">Reply 70</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Yes, the A321 NEO, ...

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by aotearoa
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147
Replies: 205
Views: 24733

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147

5 more A320s next year, so I believe all the 733s are gone by November, possibly earlier. Nice old frames, however their time has come  

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by aotearoa
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plans 2x Daily 787-9 To SYD
Replies: 38
Views: 7793

RE: Air New Zealand Plans 2x Daily 787-9 To SYD

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Zkpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">Zkpilot</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Sorry to sound ...

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by aotearoa
Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147
Replies: 205
Views: 24733

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread 147

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zkojq" class="quote" target="_blank">zkojq</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> <acronym title="Gre...

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