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by DougS
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31838

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

For that reason I don't believe the A350 was a serious contender. The 350 was a shoe in, until the RR issues. Don't rule it out, as the 350 could have, with the -900 and -1000, replaced the 777-200 & 300ER and given you the same fleet simplification. Don't forget that whilst the -200ER is being...

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by DougS
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31838

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Just curious where you lifted this quote from? From the stuff link in post #186. Quite clearly indicates there will be no major revision of the J product. In the investor call they said revisions for now, but the major revision is planned to be released when the 772 replacement is delivered. Cool, ...

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by DougS
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31838

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

"[i]An enhanced version of its existing business premier seat Just curious where you lifted this quote from? Internal update say this: The progressive introduction of an enhanced Business Premier experience on the long haul fleet. Sounds similar but I think reads differently. Like you though, ...

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by DougS
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31838

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

[ This is not directed at you DavidByrne but the general perception that NZ should somehow have the pip with RR and be avoiding them at all costs moving forward. Firstly, NZ and RR have a strong history, while NZ will be disappointed, financially impaired by these issues (and rightly so) NZ isn't e...

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by DougS
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31838

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

This 787 vs. others talk is really good, but surely, (and not a big deal) RR is gone and GEnx must be the choice for a 787 order. (140 vs. 330 ETOPS) The popular choice here, A350, would therefore be an even bigger win for RR. (Question....should I buy or sell RR shares?) Tricky, isn't it. You are ...

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by DougS
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 38884

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Well the aircraft left Auckland about 40 min late and had a very quick flight to Melbourne which implies a lack of tailwind or even head wind on your flight from Melbourne, hence the most likely reason you flight was longer than normal. It happens.

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by DougS
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 38884

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Well Gasman, as a "four striper" myself I feel I'm in a reasonable position to judge my contract and the actions of my colleagues. The number of occasions where slowing down would put you in a position to earn anything extra are small. Couple that with the number of individuals who might t...

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by DougS
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 38884

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

[ Regardless, I stand by my assertion that flight crew deliberately slowing operations in order to extend into overtime is extremely unethical and unprofessional. And no, the NZ captain who was telling me wasn't "winding me up". Look I'm not really sure where to start on this one. I'm not...

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by DougS
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 42219

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

For those wondering what would be involved in converting domestic CEO's to Tasman ops, this is an inexhaustive list of changes required: HF radios fitted, new galley fitted, new landing gear fitted, fee to be paid to Airbus for the increased gross weight, rafts and increased emergency equipment, mod...

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by DougS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37351

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Sounds like a more permanent (though still temporary) solution to hi-fly should be announced in the next few days. This stuff just does not happen overnight. Red tape/ bureaucracy significant in aviation, often justifiably.

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by DougS
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37351

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/21/boein ... slow-down/
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Boeing is now doing what Airbus did and prioritizing grounded aircraft over new deliveries. So as a flow on don’t be surprised to see our next 787 delivery delayed due lack of engines.

https://leehamnews.com/2018/04/21/boein ... slow-down/

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by DougS
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37351

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

The fuel stops are purely as a consequence of the AD for the package C engine. Gasman, I'm at a bit of a loss as to why the vitriol. This is not a mess of Air NZ's creating. The alternative for those pax is a cancelled flight. Which would you prefer? From the inside, everyone is slogging their guts ...

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by DougS
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37351

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Oh well, different issue than what I thought....

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by DougS
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37351

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Also today NZ99 operated by ZK-NZL has been circling presumably dumping fuel, unsure if this is related to the ongoing RR issues. ZKOXA I’m pretty sure 99 is going to keep going to Narita, but has to tech stop at Agana for fuel. I know why it is holding but not sure i should state. Nothing bad, jus...

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by DougS
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37351

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

ZK-NBT wrote:
Yes I saw that article after I posted, i wonder if the TEN engines would be affected or not, could make ORD not viable?


Only Package C engines affected. TEN all clear (at this stage...)

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by DougS
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 40917

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

NZ6 wrote:

Finished. I promise.


But Sir, just one one more?

It's wafer thin...

:)

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by DougS
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 37593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

320NEO is not going to do PER. Can it? Yes probably. Will it? No.

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by DougS
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 37593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Not that I know for sure, but my educated guess at the chances of any order for 350/777 at Singapore is precisely 0. They haven't even entered an RFP yet. Maybe a top up of 320/787 but in the low single digits, and most likely not announced at the show.

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by DougS
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 22029

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

Lambo, he wasn't specifically referring to the Air NZ fleet when talking about the gliders. Before this latest delay, ours were not going to be delivered until November this year so they wouldn't have been constructed yet.

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by DougS
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 22029

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

There has been an amendment to the A320 delivery schedule due to engine issues. So keep an eye out for something along those lines.

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by DougS
Mon May 08, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

Crew to fly 320/321/CEO/NEO concurrently. Conceivably you could fly both the 321/320 or NEO/CEO on the same day but generally the duties don't enable this. Training is a day in the classroom. Half day covers 321 differences, the other half, the NEO differences. There's not too many significant chang...

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by DougS
Mon May 08, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

77west wrote:
When do we get the first A321? I know the first NEO is due later this year, but thought it would be an A320NEO rather than a 321


First deliveries are meant to be 321s.

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by DougS
Mon May 08, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

From some quick research tonight: OJQ,OJR, OJS and OAB - Leased OXA-OXM - Owned I do wonder if they are planning to replace the OJ* domestic fleet with A321's, on top of the 13 A321/320NEO purchase they did agree to lease 5x 321NEO which the rights to on sell the some of the 13 purchased if require...

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by DougS
Mon May 08, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

- The "old" domestics are 6.5 years compared to 13.5 years for the regionals. It seems the target window for fleet replacement for 777/A320/787s now the old 767/744s are gone is in the vicinity of 15 years. That means that even the most elderly of the A320Ds are only approaching their &qu...

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by DougS
Mon May 08, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 19301

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2017

HUD is not a prerequisite to ZQN night ops. To operate night through ZQN you have to lodge an Operator Safety Case with CAA. Air NZ made their OSC with the HUD as mandatory equipment, which precluded any international ops at night until the NEOs arrive due to the lack of HUD in the OJ series of airc...

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by DougS
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 23284

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Lambo, they serve L&P and coke zero during the Koru hour service as well as the wine, beer and cheese. Services between WLG/CHC CHC/ZQN will not normally have a hot drink service. We will be operating NEO/CEO 321/320in the same day. Not a significant difference in the way they are operated I don...

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by DougS
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are black liveries "bad"?
Replies: 72
Views: 11072

Re: Are black liveries "bad"?

Our (Air NZ) black aircraft do not get noticeably hotter than the white ones. There are some minor issues however. According to the engineers they are a pain to inspect post lightning strike. It takes a lot longer to find any holes. There have been difficulties also with the nose in guidance system ...

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by DougS
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30569

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

Think they are the owned ones. OKB is at least.

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by DougS
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What cockpits are particularly noisy?
Replies: 76
Views: 11756

Re: What cockpits are particularly noisy?

If you are talking chimes etc, then for me the 777 takes the cake. The fxxxing incessant bing bong would drive me nuts. During the cockpit set up one day I think I lost count at about 17 chimes. For pure nose levels I think you would struggle to top a Britten Norman Islander. Thankfully the Trisland...

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by DougS
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30569

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

[quote="Zkpilot The problem is that the RNZAF operates the aircraft in different ways to commercial operators] How? Airlines operate hundreds of 757 aircraft reliably day in and day out. Why should the RNZAF have trouble with two ? They should park them at AKL and have NZ service them as neede...

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by DougS
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the 77W cruise so low
Replies: 52
Views: 12386

Re: Why does the 77W cruise so low

43000 feet is the maximum ceiling. Doesn't the oxygen mask in the cockpit states not for use above FL400 ? There is no restriction on using the mask up to the aircrafts service ceiling, otherwise what's the point in having it? A few regulatory authorities (including FAA) state that when above FL410...

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by DougS
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30569

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

The 321s will have fewer than 220. Think of a layout like the current aircraft with space plus at the front and extrapolate that to the 321 and see how many seats you come up with.

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by DougS
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22242

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

I think you Are right. But as far as I'm aware it hasn't been said publicly what the breakdown is of aircraft, I've heard 2/3 will be A321's, initially it was just 3 anyone got any updates? Cabin config must be announced soon. Your ratio is about on the money. The cabin config has been settled, but...

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by DougS
Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22242

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

Air NZ's initial A321NEOs due in 2017 will not be 'cabin flex' as this is not available until mid-2018. They could take just A320NEOs initially and then A321NEOs from mid-2018 if they want the 'cabin flex' version. PA515 From what I understand, and I think it's public knowledge, the first few deliv...

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by DougS
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbine Engine Oil Consumption
Replies: 40
Views: 45013

Re: Turbine Engine Oil Consumption

IAE V2500 burns 0.3Qt an hour. Most of that seems to get vented about 5 mins after shutdown......

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by DougS
Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question — Transitioning From Airbus FO to Captain
Replies: 7
Views: 2652

Re: Question — Transitioning From Airbus FO to Captain

Seeing as I just upgraded two months ago I'm in a good position to answer your question! The ease of the upgrade depends on many factors but a couple of the major ones are: your experience levels and how well your employer has prepared you. First, at the time of my upgrade I had just over 8500 hours...

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by DougS
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 29071

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

Just a quick note regarding the NEO 320/321 mix. The last I heard is that at least 2/3rds of the aircraft will be 321s.
Regarding 787s internal docs have shown for over a year that the last three deliveries would have a higher premium seat count.

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