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by ZKOAB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 33180

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Air NZ A321-271NX ZK-NNF (msn 8839) is on delivery XFW-MCT as NZ6099 tracking over Egypt and Saudi Arabia this time. Previous deliveries tracked over Turkey and Iran. https://www.flightradar24.com/ANZ6099/214aa022 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-nnf PA515 When is MVZ due? It’s taking...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 33180

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

ZK-NNF (msn 8839) D-AYAR did a Taxi / RTO on Fri 28 Jun and again on Mon 01 Jul, so I would expect a first flight tonight. It's about five days between the first and second flights, so mid July it should arrive in NZ. ZK-MVZ (msn 1562) F-WWET had it's second (14 min) flight on Mon 01 Jul from LFBO ...

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by ZKOAB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 28887

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

ZK-OXB retiring? Most likely. Cause I had a look at some A320s and ZK-OXB had Christchurch to Christchurch flight could this domestic A320 leave for the new Neos and A320NEOS? No, must have been out for maintenance that required a test flight. The first domestic A320s to leave would likely be ZK-OA...

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by ZKOAB
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26423

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

I just flew EK413 CHC-SYD. As we were taxing out, I thought I saw an ATR and A320 in partial NZ liveries, no titles or logos. It was dusk, so maybe I was not seeing things properly. Does NZ do maintenance at CHC or could these be end of lease birds heading out soon? Ex NZ birds now, not sure exactl...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26423

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Air NZ A321-271NX ZK-NNE (msn 8799) D-AVZF on 29 March 2019. https://www.flickr.com/mathiasdueber/32581483207/ PA515 A shame NZ didn't get the regular door configuration - this one makes it look like it's going to tip backwards. Keen to try it out though and will look great seeing them at AKL domes...

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by ZKOAB
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 36483

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

A320NEO ZK-NHA (msn 8715) should be delivered in Feb/Mar plus another four by 30 Jun 2019. A321NEOs ZK-NND (msn 8629) should be delivered in Jan and ZK-NNE (msn 8799) probably Mar/Apr. ATR72-600 ZK-MVX (msn 1551) should be delivered in Feb as msn 1535, 1537, 1539 and 1543 were delivered in Dec 2018...

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by ZKOAB
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 36483

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -January 2019

Air NZ's first A320NEO (msn 8715) will be ZK-NHA. https://aibfamily.flights/production-list/A320 Air NZ's fourth A321NEO (msn 8629) ZK-NND is now painted and was spotted at XFW on 27 Dec. https://aibfamily.flights/A320/8629 PA515 Any word on ETA for delivery? I assume NND will be later this month? ...

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by ZKOAB
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 33869

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

I also think it's kind of weird that as a Star gold elite flier for years I only once remember filling in any kind of NZ survey form emailed to me. This is in stark contrast to other carriers that I fly that survey your customer experience far more proactively. Interesting point of difference to me...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 38260

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Why is it you get so defensive Planemanofnz? You call it defensive. I call it objective. Cheers, C. Why do you object to everything then? Just because you don’t like it or disagree? You are entitled to your opinion but at times you are entitled to listen to others aswell. Zing. It's got to the poin...

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by ZKOAB
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 41926

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

http://www.flightradar24.com/SXI1810/11aaf66f

PA515


Great news. Will there be any more delivered before the end of the year?
Last info I recall was maybe 1 or 2..
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PA515 wrote:
Air NZ ATR 72-600 ZK-MVU (msn 1500) on delivery as SXI1810. Presently TZX-AAN near the Turkey / Iran border.

http://www.flightradar24.com/SXI1810/11aaf66f

PA515


Great news. Will there be any more delivered before the end of the year?
Last info I recall was maybe 1 or 2..

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by ZKOAB
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37089

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Photo of ZK-MVR at BNE earlier today. No temporary HF aerial attached to the rear underside on this delivery. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/40816345424/in/dateposted-public/ Presently mid Tasman and out of Flightradar24 range. PA515 When is ZK-MVT due? Last info I had was before end of ...

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by ZKOAB
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 37089

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Auckland Airport is closed. Aircraft that were circling are now diverting south. Really nasty sudden wind gusts. PA515 Why are most of the narrow body flights diverting to chc rather than wlg? Even some that were flying wlg -akl are heading back to chc when you would think returning to origin would...

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by ZKOAB
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 40718

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I see 772 ZK-OKB is on it's way to Singapore as NZ6002. Assume it's heading up for maintenance and a repaint. Are the 200's getting WIFI?. Anybody know how many other 200's are being repainted over the next few months? I’d like to know timing myself. Including OKB, there’s 5 left to repaint. I reca...

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by ZKOAB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 37435

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

I’ve enjoyed your contribution NZ6. I’d rather have an insight to 22 years of NZ experience over 22 pages of multiple sub threads dominated by one contributor. The major downside to that is that you potentially miss key info from other contributors in amongst the endless route maps and 10,000 word e...

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by ZKOAB
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 37435

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

It has been a pretty bad weekend for weather disruptions, with multiple cancellations to destinations around the country. Wellington was closed by fog from Saturday afternoon, and I saw plenty of regional flights around the North Island being affected by delays and cancellations. By last night the ...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 37435

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Thank you PA515. I value the useful information you provide this forum. Don't know when ZK-MCX (msn 687) will be retired, but suspect it could be early 2019. Maybe Novoair is interested but not ready to take it until later. ZK-NEC was repainted in TSV in October 2017. I'm guessing the rest have been...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 37435

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Do you know when ZK-MCX will be retired? Taking into account the information in your post, it will be the last -500 in the old livery after November. As for the Q300's does anyone know if/when NEC, NED, NEE, NEF, NEG, NEH, NEJ and NEK will have the new livery? Three more Air NZ ATR 72-500s have rece...

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by ZKOAB
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 26608

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

aerokiwi wrote:
1. I'm conscious of endless back and forths with lengthy replies that dominate a thread, get repetitive and suck the joy out of life.


Nailed it.
Full credit to you for recognising the lengthy reply syndrome.

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by ZKOAB
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26093

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

planemanofnz wrote:
ZKOAB wrote:
Head in the sand

I cannot say that I am not disappointed by some of these comments, but okay.


My comment wasn't aimed at you.
I commend you for raising the point of discussion.

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by ZKOAB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017
Replies: 369
Views: 26093

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2017

- Pre-recorded Te Reo Maori on-board announcements, to accompany any announcements in English What's the point? How many Air New Zealand passengers speak Te Treo only and would benefit from this? I would be very surprised if there were more than a handful every year. I don't see the point of having...

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by ZKOAB
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33128

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Christchurch Airport has released its long term plan to 2040. It appears to show development of the terminal building, adding more gates to both the domestic and international ends of the terminal, minor extensions to both runways, and extensive redevelopment of the parking area requiring the destr...

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by ZKOAB
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33128

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... nk/wkrYh7b
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LamboAston wrote:
Does anyone know when the last Mt Cook ATR72-200 (not 500/600) was retired?


ZK-JSZ in 2005: https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/ ... nk/wkrYh7b

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by ZKOAB
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33128

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Quint1 wrote:
How much time is there usually between delivery of an aircraft and first revenue flight?
I noticed -NZL has been delivered on the 7th but hasn't flown after.


It's first revenue flight was NZ101 to SYD this morning.
It looks like it will do 2 AKL-SYD rotations today and tomorrow.

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by ZKOAB
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33128

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

While NPL was mentioned, the runway at its current length (1000m/3281ft) would not make it feasible. A slight correction, the length you gave above is for one of the adjacent grass runways. The primary sealed runway is 1310m. Oops, you're dead right. I tried to correct the info in the original post...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 33128

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

The discussion about the secondary cities making a comeback raised some great points. My general opinion is they won't make a comeback. While NPL was mentioned, the runway at its current length (1000m/3281ft) would not make it feasible. I agree that not all of these airports have the facilities to h...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017
Replies: 250
Views: 27627

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2017

So is another ATR going to be the next delivered, or a A320 NEO? What is the current estimated delivery sequence? ZK-MVQ, the next ATR is due next month. ZK-NZL and ZK-NZM, the next 789's are due for delivery on October 12 and November 14 2017 respectively. Info on future deliveries for ATR, 320/32...

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by ZKOAB
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18208

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

ZK-MVP is c/n 1444 (F-WWEQ) and had it's first flight on 26 Jun or earlier. I expect it to be delivered in the next few days. No photos that I could find. Over the last seven days flightradar24 has F-WWEQ doing a 13 min flight on 10 Jul and a 21 min flight on 13 Jul. PA515 One 500 retirement this m...

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by ZKOAB
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017
Replies: 160
Views: 18208

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2017

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1345401&p=19152675&hilit=mvp#p19152675
They were due to be delivered this and next month but there's no recent mention of it anywhere.
Does anyone have any news?
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There was talk about the next 2x ATR's back in NZ thread 183: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1345401&p=19152675&hilit=mvp#p19152675
They were due to be delivered this and next month but there's no recent mention of it anywhere.
Does anyone have any news?

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by ZKOAB
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 21650

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

LamboAston wrote:
ZKSUJ wrote:
Both were in AKL as of yesterday

Are they still in full livery, or has the logos been removed?


I arrived earlier today on RW 23L and my view was partly obscured by the 772 parked in front of them.
The logo has been removed from the tail but I couldn't see if the titles or NZ text.

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by ZKOAB
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20912

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

I thought 463 was the AKL-WLG-DUD flight. Has that changed? Not sure if it changed in Aug 2016 or Feb 2017. But I got part of it wrong. It's still the same aircraft, but now there are separate flight numbers. NZ447 AKL-WLG 1730/1835, NZ691 WLG-DUD 1915/2030. PA515 Changed this week: http://www.rout...

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by ZKOAB
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20912

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

A new version of FlightRadar mobile app was released yesterday and I'm impressed. It presents a lot more data and leverages my existing Gold subscription.

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by ZKOAB
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20912

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

Looks like ZK-NCG may have retired already, can anyone confirm? FR24 shows it hasn't flown since Saturday's NZ126 and I'm pretty sure I saw its fin going into the hangar when out there on Sunday. Not long left for ZK-NCI either. Going to miss the big winglets, blue fins and 2-3-2 seating. And the 7...

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by ZKOAB
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20912

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

The 772's are doing 1 daily domestic AKL-CHC rotation for Adele concert goers over the next 3 days. ZK-OKH today, OKD tomorrow and OKE on Saturday. There's additional A320 flights for AKL-WLG as well all with NZ12xx flight numbers. Additional flights were mentioned in this forum a while back linking...

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by ZKOAB
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 21253

Was there an event in Taupo this weekend that warranted a ATR service to/from AKL and a Dash service to/from Wellington?
ZK-MCW and ZK-NET completed the rotations and departed TUO about an hour apart.

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by ZKOAB
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 23199

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Flightradar is showing a lot of ATR traffic to/from BHE today all with 59xx flight numbers and also going to non standard destinations including HLZ, NPE and CHC. That's a lot of Scouts travelling home! That explains the random flights ex-BHE today! Out of curiosity I did some numbers. Standard fli...

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by ZKOAB
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 23199

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Flightradar is showing a lot of ATR traffic to/from BHE today all with 59xx flight numbers and also going to non standard destinations including HLZ, NPE and CHC. That's a lot of Scouts travelling home!

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by ZKOAB
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 35860

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

http://nyc787.blogspot.com updated his 787 delivery spreadsheet to January 2018 and just the previously ordered ZK-NZL and ZK-NZM for Air NZ. Any additional 787s will be 2018 or later. Updated ETA for delivery of NZL and NZM pushed out a month compared to last update. None of the 77E's were repaint...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30448

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

There are two Air NZ ATR72-500s for sale on http://myairlease.com/available/available_for_lease_ATR They are c/n 597 ZK-MCA available Jul 2017 and c/n 646 ZK-MCW available Sep 2017. PA515 Ties in nicely with delivery of MVP in Jul 2017 and MVQ in Aug 2017. I'd expect MCW and MCY to be the next 2 to...

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by ZKOAB
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22169

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

Yes, it's previously been mentioned in this forum (probably thread 180 or 181) that MVP and MVQ are the next 2 AT76's Due for delivery in July and August 2017. On a related note, there's 2 more deliveries to round out the year next month. OXM, the last domestic 320 and NZK, the ninth 789. I'm surpr...

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by ZKOAB
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22169

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

Is the next ATR72-600 to be delivered going to be registered ZK-MVP, as MVO is already used by a AT76? Yes, it's previously been mentioned in this forum (probably thread 180 or 181) that MVP and MVQ are the next 2 AT76's Due for delivery in July and August 2017. On a related note, there's 2 more de...

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by ZKOAB
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 28935

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

Do you know when the last 3x 72-500's are getting done? After the Q300's? The remaining unpainted 72-500's wont be getting repainted, will be the first 3 that will be replaced by 72-600's next year. It sort of makes sense, yes from a financial point of view to not waste money on a repaint if they a...

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by ZKOAB
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 28935

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

Air NZ Q300 ZK-NEB departed AKL this morning for NLK, BNE and TSV for it's repaint, while ZK-NEA is due back in AKL late tomorrow evening from TSV, BNE and NLK having been away since 20 August for it's repaint. At 12 days for each aircraft it will be about mid January 2017 before the rest are done ...

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by ZKOAB
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 28935

NZ Fleet Plans related to Annual Result announcement

NZ reports record profit... thread here http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1341461 Air New Zealand has announced record earnings before other significant items and taxation of $806 million, up 70%; a record net profit before taxation of $663 million, up 40%; and a record net pro...

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by ZKOAB
Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23865

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

I don't have an exact date for ZK-MVM, but expect it will arrive within two weeks to be in service by 29 Aug when HLZ-PMR-WLG changes to a Q300. ZK-MVN is Nov 2016 ZK-MVP is Jul? 2017 ("mid year" 2017, but in FY18) Plus three more in FY18, then five in FY19, and five in FY20 with the last...

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by ZKOAB
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23865

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

PA515 wrote:
ATR72-600 ZK-MVM had it's first flight on 04 August and another yesterday. No photos so far.

PA515


There was a previous mention that the ETA for delivery of MVM is August.
Is there a confirmed delivery date? Any rough estimates on MVN and MVP?

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by ZKOAB
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180
Replies: 219
Views: 23865

Re: New Zealand Aviation thread part 180

Apart from ZK-OKA, ZK-OKC, and ZK-OKE, are there any other B772s in the new livery? When is the remainder of the fleet going to the new livery? I count 5x 772's and 1x 77W (OKP losing Hobbit) that need doing. And if you care about the turboprops, then I count 3x 72-500's (MCW, MCX and MCY) and 12x ...

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