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by rendezvous
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do MD-80s lock their horizontal stabilizer in an upright position at the gate?
Replies: 24
Views: 4133

Re: Why do MD-80s lock their horizontal stabilizer in an upright position at the gate?

For anyone interested, here's a link I have saved from a few years ago. Ultimate DC-9/MD-80/MD-90/MD-95 guide. (not my page)

https://www.airlinercafe.com/page.php?id=396

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR 72 Apron Safety
Replies: 16
Views: 3512

Re: ATR 72 Apron Safety

If the left engine was running, the propeller would be spinning at a couple of hundred rpm as well. I would suggest that most airlines would not permit passengers nearby when a propeller is spinning, for obvious reasons. The ATR has a strap that connects the left propeller to the fuselage to prevent...

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Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 100
Views: 15593

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

No matter what you do or say, if a A340-300 and A340-600 were lined up on tandem runways, in perfect conditions for engine performance. And they are both at max takeoff weight, the -600 will beat the -300 to 100 knots without a doubt. Climbing out it will also beat the -300. I don't care if the win...

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Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?
Replies: 100
Views: 15593

Re: Why is the A343 "underpowered"?

Difference in MTOW Between A340- 300 and A340- 600 610,000 vs 840,000 The A340-600 is 1.37 times the weight of the A340-300 Difference in Max Thrust (Highest rated engines) Between A340- 300 and A340- 600 61,902*4/34,000*4 136000lb vs 247608lb The A340-600 has 1.82 times the thrust of the A340-300 ...

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by rendezvous
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Under wings lights on 77W
Replies: 18
Views: 2752

Re: Under wings lights on 77W

There's two different lights here, both have been mentioned with the purpose of each, but to clarify: There are lights that are illuminating the wing - good for spotting ice in the dark. There are lights that are illuminating the main landing gear - useful for seeing the gear on the flight deck scre...

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by rendezvous
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overweight landing
Replies: 14
Views: 4525

Re: Overweight landing

The conditions necessary: continued flight poses a greater risk than landing overweight. One example could be an uncontained fire.

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by rendezvous
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation
Replies: 21
Views: 2093

Re: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation

Shutting down one engine to allow ground personnel to approach the aircraft generally isn't practical. It's so practical we do it on just about every flight at the top of the parking line taxiing inbound if it wasn't already done on taxi in as soon as cool down time is complete. To clarify, I was m...

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Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation
Replies: 21
Views: 2093

Re: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation

Yes, one engine provides adequate power, just as it does following an engine failure in the air. Shutting down one engine to allow ground personnel to approach the aircraft generally isn't practical. When the engine is running, the red beacon will be operating - people should not approach the aircra...

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by rendezvous
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Temperature On Large Aircraft Who Controls?
Replies: 25
Views: 14663

Re: Cabin Temperature On Large Aircraft Who Controls?

Ah, I too remember those names when I was just learning to fly! For anyone interested: The NZ A320 (domestic) have a touch screen at the front of the cabin which the flight attendants can adjust the desired temperature on. At the moment I'm flying a Q300. There are temperature knobs, and when you tw...

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by rendezvous
Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 233101

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Well, what a mess! Home page, I have to look up, down, left side, right side etc to find different bits of information. It's not viewer friendly at all! I notice that on the image thumbnails, some images have part of the aircraft cut off. That looks pretty poor for a site that specialises in aircraf...

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by rendezvous
Tue May 10, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening Heathaze? Is Appellable?
Replies: 28
Views: 1349

RE: Post Screening Heathaze? Is Appellable?

Personally I see jagged lines around the doors from too much sharpening. I can't see heat haze.

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by rendezvous
Sun May 01, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 176
Replies: 203
Views: 19725

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 176

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kiwiandrew" class="quote" target="_blank">kiwiandrew</a> (<a href="#82" class="quote">Reply 82</a>):<br/><i>sorry, what's a local standby ? </i>...

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by rendezvous
Sun May 01, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 176
Replies: 203
Views: 19725

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 176

Apparently NZ5 arrived in Auckland this morning (02/05) with a local standby. Does anyone have more information?

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by rendezvous
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Diversion DXB-SEA To YVR And Fuel Emergency
Replies: 61
Views: 23998

RE: EK Diversion DXB-SEA To YVR And Fuel Emergency

That amount of crosswind could easily results in windshear on approach. If you receive a windshear warning you have to go around. At that point there might not have been sufficient fuel to go to the back of the queue for a second approach? If that's the case, then you'd divert. A fuel emergency indi...

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Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 173
Replies: 210
Views: 19448

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 173

<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="#199" class="quote">Reply 199</a>):<br/><i>Then I looked up the population of the Wai...

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by rendezvous
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Power Levers Below Flight Idle- What Happens?
Replies: 4
Views: 3621

RE: Power Levers Below Flight Idle- What Happens?

To add to my comment, others have tried it: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airlines_PNG_Flight_1600" target="_blank">Dash 8 -100 in PNG</a> <a href="https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/throttle-lever-error-nearly-destroyed-dash-8s-engin-373553/" target="_blank">Widerøe Dash 8</a> Most...

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by rendezvous
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Power Levers Below Flight Idle- What Happens?
Replies: 4
Views: 3621

RE: Power Levers Below Flight Idle- What Happens?

Below flight idle: significant propeller overspeed, the reduction gearbox could disintegrate, and the turbine blades will most likely depart the back of the engine. This is based upon what I have been told at least, I haven't wanted to try it myself. The props going into the beta range (low blade an...

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by rendezvous
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Radio Altimeter Indication On Ground
Replies: 11
Views: 7555

RE: Radio Altimeter Indication On Ground

The Dash 8 Q300 shows -5 on the ground as well.

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by rendezvous
Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 168
Replies: 213
Views: 18867

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 168

<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="#112" class="quote">Reply 112</a>):<br/><i>Yeah I was going off the airborne time on fl...

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by rendezvous
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Parked Aircraft Hit By Staircase During High Winds
Replies: 30
Views: 10298

Parked Aircraft Hit By Staircase During High Winds

A few years ago at Wellington, New Zealand, a 737 was blown around a bit while it was parked. Video is here:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=edf_1217743418

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by rendezvous
Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 166
Replies: 216
Views: 22341

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 166

Coolian2: I could have sworn I saw the Star Alliance bird wearing a plain rudder during the week - did my eyes deceive?

Yes it has a white rudder at the moment.

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by rendezvous
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Plane Crashes On Approach To MGQ
Replies: 18
Views: 11860

RE: Cargo Plane Crashes On Approach To MGQ

I'd take a runway illuminated by just my landing lights over an off field!

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by rendezvous
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica
Replies: 33
Views: 21690

RE: Delta Plane On Fire In Jamaica

Even if it's just an indication with no real fire, you don't wait to find out! Nice job.

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by rendezvous
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165
Replies: 220
Views: 24449

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

<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="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>Between the 8th and 9th photo. NPE-<acronym ti...

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by rendezvous
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165
Replies: 220
Views: 24449

RE: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 165

So the 737 will be in Tauranga on Thursday (17 Sep) for public viewing 10-2. Does anyone know what time it's actually meant to land? I wouldn't mind taking a photo of it!

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by rendezvous
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winds DXB-SYD
Replies: 4
Views: 2783

RE: Winds DXB-SYD

I don't have the numbers for you, but the high level wind charts for Area E (covers <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>) can be...

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by rendezvous
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX884 Diverts To US Air Base On Shemya Island
Replies: 61
Views: 30993

RE: CX884 Diverts To US Air Base On Shemya Island

It doesn't have to be an ETOPS alternate if there's an emergency that suggests there could be fire.

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by rendezvous
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Kind Of Approach Is That? [Video Enclosed]
Replies: 27
Views: 5469

RE: What Kind Of Approach Is That? [Video Enclosed]

Maybe a LOC/DME approach using VNAV guidance to make it easier than using and adjusting VS the whole way.

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by rendezvous
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Back-To-Back Ops At BHX-Wild Video
Replies: 7
Views: 2240

RE: Back-To-Back Ops At BHX-Wild Video

About 2 Km room for error I'd say!

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by rendezvous
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Saab 340 Engine Sound Pitch Change- Why?
Replies: 13
Views: 5069

RE: Saab 340 Engine Sound Pitch Change- Why?

I fly a Dash 8 Q300 at the moment, the sounds are similar in that while taxiing. The specific prop on each plane will sound different - the Dash 8 sounds different from the ATR72 despite similar engines.

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by rendezvous
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Storm And Fuel Emergency
Replies: 18
Views: 5036

RE: ORD Storm And Fuel Emergency

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pihero" class="quote" target="_blank">Pihero</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>You'd have to explain how you got into that si...

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by rendezvous
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Storm And Fuel Emergency
Replies: 18
Views: 5036

RE: ORD Storm And Fuel Emergency

The reserve fuel is there to be used in unforeseen circumstances, it prevents crashes! Declaring a fuel emergency usually just means that you don't get put at the back of the queue for the second attempt at landing. As it's an emergency, you get priority, so you have enough fuel to land safely. I've...

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by rendezvous
Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FOD On 747 Outboard Engines
Replies: 10
Views: 3995

RE: FOD On 747 Outboard Engines

When the aircraft is taxiing with a wing full of fuel, the outboard ones really aren't much higher than the inboards at all!

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by rendezvous
Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashing White Rear Lights
Replies: 28
Views: 7341

RE: Flashing White Rear Lights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/timz" class="quote" target="_blank">timz</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>When did "most" transports start to get flashing w...

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by rendezvous
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flashing White Rear Lights
Replies: 28
Views: 7341

RE: Flashing White Rear Lights

Most transport aircraft have strobes are the rear (flashing white). The 787 might have two so it can be seen from the required directions.

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by rendezvous
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A380 V EY A340 Air Race.
Replies: 14
Views: 10673

RE: EK A380 V EY A340 Air Race.

Can be a number of things. Angular velocity like already mentioned, but also different cost index being used (= different cruise speed), different wind at different altitudes is another possibility.

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by rendezvous
Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Routes With Little/No Airway Usage?
Replies: 5
Views: 3480

RE: Routes With Little/No Airway Usage?

Auckland - Los Angeles is often random routing. A lot of the long haul Pacific flights are similar. From FlightAware: ANZ6 31 October. DCT <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> DCT AGEDU DCT INTIB M083F330 DCT TERAN DCT 20S170W 15S166W 10S163W 05S160W 00N157W M083F350 05N154W 10N150W...

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by rendezvous
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9W Pilots Suspended After Mid-air Dive.
Replies: 16
Views: 18130

RE: 9W Pilots Suspended After Mid-air Dive.

Wouldn't someone have still had to change the altitude selector before the autopilot would climb or descend?

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by rendezvous
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changing Seats - Affecting Flight Safety?
Replies: 13
Views: 4743

RE: Changing Seats - Affecting Flight Safety?

I fly the Dash 8 Q300, and it can be sensitive to balance. Generally if there aren't many people on board, they'll all down the back, with only a handful in the front half. Often passengers want to move forward so they're not all crammed down the back, and we have a centre of gravity change card up ...

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Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lighting Strike, Not Safe For Passenger But Flown.
Replies: 11
Views: 4050

RE: Lighting Strike, Not Safe For Passenger But Flown.

Are you sure the F doesn't refer to ferry rather than Freight?

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by rendezvous
Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CX Taking A Different Route HKG- US East Coast?
Replies: 18
Views: 9571

RE: CX Taking A Different Route HKG- US East Coast?

I had a look at some of the flights on flight aware.com. There seems to be a few going the polar route, then every now and then one that goes via overhead California. There's even a couple that go even further north than the others. My guess is their flight planning software is picking the most opti...

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Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 To Make International Debut
Replies: 56
Views: 28600

RE: Boeing 787-9 To Make International Debut

Maybe it's stopping in BNE more for customs/immigration reasons

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by rendezvous
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rejected Landing Or Go Around?
Replies: 45
Views: 12423

RE: Rejected Landing Or Go Around?

For those who are saying what time the power changes are heard, don't forget their might be a delay of 1-2 seconds due to the camera's distance from the runway.

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by rendezvous
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NDB/ADF Use In Commercial Aviation
Replies: 28
Views: 10230

RE: NDB/ADF Use In Commercial Aviation

We still use NDB approaches in New Zealand, if we have to. They are right at the bottom of the preferred approaches list. They really aren't much fun on a stormy night! Most places here have an RNAV approach now, but they aren't much good if you have a <acronym title="Baltra - Seymour (GPS / SEGS), ...

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by rendezvous
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Q400 APU
Replies: 15
Views: 12046

RE: Q400 APU

I fly the Q300, we use the ground power unit at all airports for start. If for some reason the ground power isn't working properly, we will use the APU/battery. You can use the battery alone, but it is not desirable. There is usually a couple of minutes between starting the first and second engine s...

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Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Headwind Advantage
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

RE: Headwind Advantage

It's even better when you takeoff towards your destination, then it changes to a tailwind during the climb. Best of both worlds!

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by rendezvous
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Marks On A320 Tail
Replies: 8
Views: 4920

RE: Marks On A320 Tail

I think OJQ has the marks as well. The two new ones, OXA and OXB that came from France with black tails, do not have them.

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Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Marks On A320 Tail
Replies: 8
Views: 4920

Marks On A320 Tail

Hello, Can anyone tell me what the white marks are on this newly painted A320 tail? <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Air-New-Zealand/Airbus-A320-232/2296104/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Air-New-Zealand/Airbus-A320-232/2...

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by rendezvous
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas (JetConnect) 737 Disabled Nzaa
Replies: 26
Views: 5750

RE: Qantas (JetConnect) 737 Disabled Nzaa

The Cathay A340-300 diverted to Ohakea. I assume that'll be back off to Auckland soon.

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Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas (JetConnect) 737 Disabled Nzaa
Replies: 26
Views: 5750

RE: Qantas 737 Disabled Nzaa

Yes, it is a Jetconnect aircraft. They do use Qantas flight numbers and a Qantas callsign though.

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