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by aerorobnz
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19694

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

A question on the Air NZ 772's, these were the longhaul work horse of the fleet, did they have a lot of life left in them or were they pretty high cycle aircraft and nearing the end of their economic life? They are the amongst the last 772s off the production line along with OZ/KL. They also have l...

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by aerorobnz
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19694

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

Qatar flight is operated by A350-1000.
QR912 2355 0330+2
QR913 1900 0610+1
W,F,Su

it is only loaded as BNE-DOH and AKL-DOH, not AKL-BNE

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by aerorobnz
Thu May 21, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Air New Zealand announces 3500 job losses due to Covid-19 pandemic This was a bleak statement.: They are trying their very best to keep the last remaining 9000 jobs from going. Fingers crossed they will be successful!!! I'm sure someone here can put a positive spin on the above- unicorns and all. T...

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by aerorobnz
Thu May 21, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

I have been back at the airport this week after 6 weeks away, stuck watching doom saying media reports and wondering what will come of the aviation/tourism industry and the millions of people of the world that rely on it for their careers and what I would return to work to find (or even if I would r...

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by aerorobnz
Mon May 18, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27770

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Fun question for people. Do we think the new Cessna SkyCourier could be a good fit for regional NZ use? From memory one of the reasons that Air NZ dropped the B1900D is that it was too expensive to operate for what it was able to earn. Something appreciably cheaper designed for short lower altitude...

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by aerorobnz
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

ZK-OKT has departed the fleet permanently.

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by aerorobnz
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

I have seen pics of a LH passenger DC10 at AKL in the previous white livery. It was from 1994-1996 IIRC correctly

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by aerorobnz
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Just a reminder if you posting factual information, links to sources need to be provided in your post as well If that was reference to schedules that were posted at top of page 6, it was from internal comms between airport/airlines. Can't give login access to any links posted as a result. Just tryi...

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by aerorobnz
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

If that's all they are doing for NZ it won't be enough to weather this storm, I think that is going to mean curtains for the majority of the staff tbh unless they can fly again soon..

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by aerorobnz
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

The only remaining TT flights
WLG-SYD x2
CHC-SYD x2
AKL-SYD x7
AKL-BNE x5
AKL-MEL x7

ADL,CNS,MCY,OOL,PER,CHC-BNE,CHC-OOL,CHC-MEL,WLG-BNE,WLG-MEL and any ZQN flights have all been cut. Effectively including the longhaul cuts there are only about 10 flights a day ex AKL intl.

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by aerorobnz
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

what is the fine/penalty for ignoring the quarantine?? It will have an immediate impact on short /business trips sure, but longer trips after the end of the month?That remains to be seen. If I am out of the country for 3 weeks or longer, it still might be worth it, as many companies have LWOP/pande...

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by aerorobnz
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

what is the fine/penalty for ignoring the quarantine?? It will have an immediate impact on short /business trips sure, but longer trips after the end of the month?That remains to be seen. If I am out of the country for 3 weeks or longer, it still might be worth it, as many companies have LWOP/pandem...

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by aerorobnz
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

why dont they make the akl chc a revenue flight? is there some sort of restriction? It's a waste of precious crew resource as it would be taken out of standby. At the moment with all the countries having restrictions such as if they crew have been in ICN within 2 weeks they can't fly to TPE or APW ...

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by aerorobnz
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17763

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

[ I travelled on the KUL-OOL-AKL service on their launch fare offer. Normal fares r not that low. They were not able to compete with non stop services. If you could fly MH/CX/PR for the same price as D7 (or even a little more), with better nonstop flight options and a far superior product and inclu...

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by aerorobnz
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

NZ321 wrote:
Love to see a new seat map.... including Y+ but suspect we have a while to wate. Anybody know what B789 config is currently being used to and from Singapore?


Mostly code 2. However in Apr when I fly the 282 overnight is code 1 and the 284 day time is code 2.

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by aerorobnz
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash
Replies: 118
Views: 17763

Re: Airasia X (D7) in trouble - looking to return 5 leased aircraft early, sell 2 aircraft to raise cash

D7 pulled out of AKL (via OOL) last feb because the operating costs were too high for the money they were making. The OOL-KUL sector by comparison was fuller, so limited the options/cheap far availability for the AKL-KUL market somewhat, and it turns out that D7 was competing directly in price with ...

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by aerorobnz
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41404

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

The 772s are being refitted for those economy space seats in CHC. As far as profitability for UA/AA. I have no reason to think they have not been making money based on their booked cabin and cargo loads. 787 breakeven is low. AC also seems happy with their season so far and is planning on returning....

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by aerorobnz
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 27937

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

OKC is due back in AKL around 0830 as NZ31D.

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by aerorobnz
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 27937

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Nicknuzzii wrote:
Any talk of any extra EWR frequencies?

Not yet. For one thing, NZ doesn't have the aircraft and for two, the route needs to start and run for a bit in conjunction with the other NA services. I expect it to increase like ORD but early days.

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by aerorobnz
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE
Replies: 21
Views: 6333

Re: UA819 with a surprise dent @ EZE

Some gates have auto-park. I think IAH has that system. TBIT @ LAX has it. We would just set the aircraft type prior to arrival. can someone please explain auto park? Radar Nose in Guidance System. Set the type, the radar registers the nose on the centre line and guides into the correct stop markin...

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by aerorobnz
Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Bush Plane
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Coolest Bush Plane

For a personal aeroplane, the De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. Original piston engine only please.

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by aerorobnz
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 27937

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

CZ will drop the morning flight from today and reduce to 4 flights a week for the CZ305/306 from the 9th.

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by aerorobnz
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3309

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Merged into an existing airline
,US Airways
Continental
Air Tran
LAN
Freedom Air
TACA
Virgin America
Zest air (now Air Asia Philippines)

Rebranded
Virgin Blue and V Australia

Bankrupt
Peruvian
(Technically you can probably add Alitalia and South African to this list, but somehow they still exist)

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by aerorobnz
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8629

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

. I am also planning my April planespotting holiday currently with my friend. I need to link up AKL with ICN/SIN,AMS,LHR,MAN,MAD-LIS,ATH via the inbetween and I may follow it up with a short trip by myself in May before returning home. Will update with bookings in due course. 2020 seems to be starti...

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by aerorobnz
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tanker fighting Australian bushfires crashes
Replies: 14
Views: 5214

Re: Tanker fighting Australian bushfires crashes

Very sad indeed, I believe this to be the one I was very kindly able to visit onboard with the team who gave me a guided tour onboard that and the DC10 when it was based at San Bernardino. They were very welcoming to me as a plane spotter and aviation enthusiast from the ither side of the world and ...

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by aerorobnz
Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25357

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Does anyone know how many widebodies day on average are getting the stair/bus treatment at AKL? I’ve just sat watching two flights get buses, seems like AKL never fixes the issues year after year. It varies on days of the week, but invariably 2-3 arrivals every morning and 1-2 arrivals in the eveni...

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by aerorobnz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8629

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

It took me a while to get the ball rolling, but I have booked the following due to a cracking promo sale for business class Sep AKL-MNL PR Oct MNL-AKL PR I now have to create a domestic itinerary for the Philippines for this 18 day unplanned vacation but I have a while to plan. I am also planning my...

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by aerorobnz
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25357

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

With all this talk of expensive airfares, I just booked today a very good promo fare by New Zealand standards. AKL-MNL return in business class for $1620 with PR, which equates to about 10c a km. Two of us going for less than what CX/MH could offer for 1 person and about $900 less than what NZ/SQ wa...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25357

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

AKL-WLG is 480km. I fill my car for $110 and can drive 540-550km. That's 23c a km to drive AKL-WLG (17c per km per fill). InterCity costs $69 which costs 13c a km. A fare of $189 is 39c a km (for the convenience of being there in under an hour and without the fatigue). I don't think that's too bad a...

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by aerorobnz
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25357

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Question: The A320 series - A320s in particular - seem to be prone to a lot of fume incidents. The latest affected a BA fight on approach to LHR where the first officer passed out after the smell of old socks while the captain put his oxygen mask on and declared maday and managed to land the plane....

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by aerorobnz
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Replies: 31
Views: 8457

Re: Turkish A330THY off RWY at Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Aircraft is former TF-GAY and 9V-STJ.

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by aerorobnz
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29713

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

His first day isn't until Feb, I am pretty sure next FY will be when he starts the largest changes.

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by aerorobnz
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan
Replies: 99
Views: 27346

Re: Fokker 100 Crashes in Kazakstan

I am going to thank the surviving passenger's lucky stars and wait for the official report.

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by aerorobnz
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29713

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

NF partially increased due to using the smaller 733 in lieu of the larger 738 and adjusting the schedule to match (and into Jun next year for the smaller A220 ops. The loads on any given flight are light as, and with not so much cargo either. I think the A220 will open new routes but at the expense ...

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by aerorobnz
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29713

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

How much fuel would you expect them to load westbound with full pax this time of year? I only ever look out of AKL, I'm not a load planner, however I will try and remember to look tomorrow to get some indication on the 781, a bit more than that I would think due 789 5600kg/h avg gets you to 72t wit...

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by aerorobnz
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29713

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

The UA 789 was a late sub with no reason other than aircraft availability. The 78J today was sitting at 156,600ib of fuel (around 72t) to SFO and was pax load full and some cargo (although it didn't have much payload left at all compared to the 789/77W, so I don't think that's so dire, just the oper...

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by aerorobnz
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29713

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

The NZ social media response is similar (albeit milder) to typical liberal activist rhetoric used to scream people down, ostracize and.apply peer pressure by manipulating social media opinion to trial and convict/fire anyone with differing opinion. The correct response was to use Kia Ora first as is...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29206

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Things have been very quiet with the new Business and Premium cabins. Has there been anything announced and rumours swirled lately? Nothing announced, plenty of rumours around NZ right now, but surprisingly nothing about that. My feeling on that is that this is too important a thing to not have the...

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by aerorobnz
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 76020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

My problem is why charge people an additional tax just for entering the country?? That is like building a wall around the outside. They should issue access permits in more limited number per day like the Inca Trail, Angkor Wat or Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. It should be user pays on the individual a...

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by aerorobnz
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 76020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Let's hope there is some aggressive pricing. Just came back to New Zealand for the first time this year. Good god this place has got expensive! Throw in the extra $45pp the government now charges for the eTA - expect a reciprocal response by other countries by the way - and wow, you gotta wonder wh...

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by aerorobnz
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 76020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

With the BT A220 YL-AAS on Airbus demo charter to AKL and oceania over the coming days it would be nice for NZ and others to order (ideal for QF 717s too). They are thoroughly good aircraft to fly for passenger comfort and they have great range. I believe NF is expecting them in June, but they still...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 76020

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

So the stretch seats will be in front of the sky couch rows, and Golds will have space available seat selection on the day of departure. On the 77W one row of sky couch to be added to rear cabin. As far as NZ2 going, I will be honest it has deflated a number of employees I have talked to - even with...

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by aerorobnz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?
Replies: 99
Views: 21283

Re: Why haven't the 787's electronic tinting windows been used on other aircraft?

Airlines used to hand out amenities with eye masks to everyone. That worked because those who wanted darkness could wear and those who wanted to watch window IFE still could. The 787 dimming is authoritarian and not as reliable as the original option. As others have said, the buttons get pushed thro...

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by aerorobnz
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 42741

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

The Air Chats CV580s have a great interior, great seat pitch, comfy bolstering on the seats. I would gladly fly one again even on a long flight, I just wish NLK was somewhere I wanted to visit.

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by aerorobnz
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s,
Replies: 45
Views: 12441

Re: Flight times from London to Sydney could be 80% shorter by the 2030s,

Before then, the green brigade will use their authoritarian guerilla tactics to try and force everyone out of aeroplanes and the increased consumption on something like this vs the small time gains will make the Concorde objections seem minuscule in comparison. It is no surprise they also want to re...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 42741

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

we don't need another insurance levy. travel Insurance should be a personal investment, not a compulsory levy.set by governments. This country needs less govt manipulation and involvement, not more. Each consumer should decide for itself.and the free market should also sort itself out without govt i...

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by aerorobnz
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 42741

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Air Chats AKL-NLK on first day of school holidays apparently had 23 passengers, and NLK-AKL 19 passengers today on a once a week service (currently). I hope that is enough to keep the CV580 in profit/breaking even.

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by aerorobnz
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 42741

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

JQ leaving changes nothing, they have wasted money for years trying to maintain a presence. It was never viable and it artificially increased capacity to more than the regional markets could sustain. The same is true for NZ if they go down the jet route IMO (CS1 not withstanding). There's a big diff...

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by aerorobnz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?
Replies: 14
Views: 4602

Re: HX A359 B-LGD left the fleet?

I think HX planes currently at TLS were originally going to be HU but now SA/FJ etc HU has a number of frames there too.

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