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by GW54
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 54
Views: 15979

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

From what I can piece together it looks like Air NZ own 4 of the 7 300's. OKM,OKN,OKO and OKQ. Hence OKP ,OKR and OKS returned to lessor's and off to Victorville. Of the 200's OKA,OKD,OKE and OKG are leased and the other four owned. That said the 200's no longer feature in Air NZ's future planning s...

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by GW54
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 54
Views: 15979

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

Have they retired other aircraft during Covid-19? They have retired all 8 of their 777-200's. The majority are stored in Christchurch with a couple of them in Auckland. They seem at present to have more A320's than needed with some not having flown for months. Others are being rotated and flying on...

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by GW54
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 54
Views: 15979

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

My understanding is that Air NZ have a requirement going forward for 2 777-300's. They have restructured their crewing numbers around a 2 aircract fleet. Although they need 2 it actuually means at present they will be keeping 3. The three remaining are OKM,N and O with OKP scheduled to head off to V...

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by GW54
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26206

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Wasn’t OJH, one of the last remaining International a320CEO’s? There is still six other international A320CEO's remaining in NZ along with ZKOJH. Many won't be flying again I expect: ZKOJB ZKOJD ZKOJF ZKOJI ZKOJK ZKOJM I would think none will fly for NZ again, and some won’t fly again full stop. I ...

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by GW54
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26206

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

This is why Foran was brought in. Covid has made it easier for him to achieve the boards objectives. Maybe Winston is right. Get Air NZ back under Govt control. Save jobs and run the Airline for the benefit of New Zealand and not the shareholders. This is a big statement. Can you provide a source, ...

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by GW54
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26206

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Anger and dismay at Air New Zealand proposal to remove extra $150 million from its wages bill Air New Zealand may need to slash more jobs on top of 4000 redundancies it's already made as it responds to Covid-19, its chief executive says. In a letter sent to staff on Friday Greg Foran laid out a pla...

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by GW54
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26206

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

There are very strong rumours coming out from Air NZ staff that even with a Trans Tasman bubble in place Air NZ will not be resuming TT in or out of Wgtn. Apparently you will have to transit thru AKL or CHC. Not sure how much truth you can attach to these rumours or what Qantas will do. Historically...

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by GW54
Tue May 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/121625414/air-nz-projects-loss-says-job-cuts-necessary 30% of staff to go at Air NZ, or about 4000 people. Ouch. This feels wrong. 15, even 20% I could understand. But 30% suggests to me that there is absolute conviction there will not be a recovery in air travel in...

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by GW54
Wed May 20, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Not just found, but found, tested, approved, manufactured, and rolled out to most of the population. We also might not be the first to get it, assuming there are places with substantial ongoing outbreaks when it starts becoming available in moderate quantities. You might be able to get in earlier t...

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by GW54
Sun May 10, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

What are the chances of JQ returning at Level 2 onto the domestic market? or will they use it as way exit the market? Qantas Group currently have allot of staff sitting around in New Zealand not doing much, looks like they have kept most still employed by looking at their wage subsidy applications....

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by GW54
Thu May 07, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Having had years in the industry it may be time to revisut the past. My first involvment in the industry was with NAC and then Air NZ but always in the domestic network. NAC had a system that worked extremely well especially for the F-27 operation but also in the later days of the Viscount operation...

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by GW54
Tue May 05, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Thanks for the explanation GW54 and ZKSUJ it fills in the gaps of my understanding and sorry for the confusion. Cheers. Hope the explanation helped. The final picture re redundancies may chznge as the situation is changing daily. With all the new Cargo requirements and the prospect of a TransTasman...

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by GW54
Sun May 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 28015

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Redundancy in the Pilot ranks is not type specific but based on seniority. Ineffect last on first off. Some of the more senior crew approaching retirement may opt to lezve a little earlier than planned. The impact will be down training. You will see surplus 777 crews re training onto the 787 and thi...

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by GW54
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25672

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

I'm assuming ZK-OJK was on a end of lease or pre delivery customer acceptance flight. ZK-OJD back Monday operating domestic services and finishing the day over the Tasman to Sydney.

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by GW54
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25672

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

While we are all focused on 2020 and what it may hold it is worth noting that as of yesterday SQ 247/248 is now operating thru Wellington 5 days a week. Will this go daily and is the option there for it to operate SIN-WLG-MEL-SIN at some point in the near future or is the MEL-WLG-MEL demand such tha...

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by GW54
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines B78X verses A359R
Replies: 34
Views: 10662

Re: Singapore Airlines B78X verses A359R

Do SQ actually have a A350R? Here in Wellington we see tge A350 which has replaced the old 772R aircraft. Christchurch also get the A350 that replaced the SQ 772ER. We both see the sane A350's which offer the Long Haul product of Business, Premium Economy and Economy. To date we seen virtually every...

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by GW54
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 30009

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

A380 is turning into a bit of a lemon. SQ seem to have problems on a regular basis and hardly a day goes by that Qantas dont have problems. Qantas have had yet another tufnback to LAX.

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by GW54
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 30009

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

Can anyone give an update on Air NZ A320 fleet, both NEO and CEO. With all NEO orders delivered how many CEO's are in the fleet and what are the timelines for there withdrawl? Also domestically the NEO's are a hit with WIFI. Will WIFI be fitted to CEO's staying in the fleet?

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by GW54
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 30009

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

You have to question whats going on in Air NZ. Based purely on a forecast the night before they cancelled 16 arrivals and 17 departures in and out of Wellington. Actual conditions were such that every one of those flights would have operated without any issues. During the time Air NZ stuffed the tra...

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by GW54
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29834

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Maybe a little quick getting rid of 772 OKJ. Possible I guess that it wasn't available any longer? I know OKI has gone to another operator so maybe same for OKJ?

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by GW54
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77662

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Does anyone know the situation with ZK-NZE. Maybe this has been brought up in previous forums. I seen it last year parked at AKL after its engine issues where they found pieces of blade in the fuselage. Then it started flying again early this year, only for it to be grounded again. I've heard whisp...

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by GW54
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77662

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

I see 789 ZK-NZF is now back in Auckland after it's extended stay in Shanghai. Next flight is Narita on Wednesday

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by GW54
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44046

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Re NHD read somewhere that it would be delivered end Oct? AATR72 ZK-MVP due to return to service on Wednesday. Last flew around 76 days ago. Seems to have been on the ground for an extraordinarily long period of time.

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by GW54
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 44046

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Raised by someone previously but Mt Cook ATR ZK-MVP seems to have been out of service for a long period of time. It's last flight was into HLZ and it's next service HLZ-CHC was cancelled. Assume it's not still in Hamilton and being a relatively new addition it wouldn't be on extended maintenance in ...

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by GW54
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37811

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Air NZ A320 ZK-OJB last operated SYD-CHC back on 3 August. Does anyone know if it is undergoing maintenance or has it been withdrawn from service now that A321 NNF is in ssrvice?

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by GW54
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37498

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

Further to OKE. Also noticed 787 NZI positioned Akl-Sin last night. Anybody know the reason, maintenance perhaps?

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by GW54
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37498

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

NZE was grounded due damage to Aircraft whdn hit by ground vehicle from memory. Has that been fixed and is it now awaiting engines? Guess it will also have Wifi fitted when it returns to service?

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by GW54
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 32207

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hearing some rumours from a (normally) reliable source that SQ are looking to introduce the A350 to Wellington services. The talk is they will be seen from August. Not sure if that will be the end of the 772's or whether we might see a mix for a while. Anyone heard anything similar?

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by GW54
Wed May 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46978

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is anybody able to confirm expected delivery dates for A321 NEO's NNF and NNG and A320 NEO NHD?

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by GW54
Mon May 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 56669

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

This isn't about replacing the entire wide body fleet. It's about replacing initially some but eventually all 772's. The 778 or 779 may be a contender at a later time but not at present. This will be more 787's - 9 or 10's or possibly both.

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by GW54
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33785

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Given Air New Zealand are ever mindful of cost and are focused on keeping the number of types in the fleet to a minimum I also believe it will be 787's. For that reason I don't believe the A350 was a serious contender. Whether it will be more 9's or 10's is the question. What we do know is that Air ...

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by GW54
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33785

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

My understanding from a Senior sorce within Air NZ is that the decision around the future if the Wide body fleet has been made and approved. No clues obviously as to what that may look like. Timing of the announcement lies with the Chief Exec.

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by GW54
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33785

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does anybody have a delivery schedule for the rest of the Air NZ A321 and A320 NEO's ?

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by GW54
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36134

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Looks like it's back on the ground in XFW.

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by GW54
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36134

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Have to agree that Wlg isn't a deztination in it's own right. Being involved in the tourisim sector the vast majority of tourists use Wlg as a stoppolin off point before or after making theCook Strait crossing. We do see hi end tourists but again they use Wlg as a transit point. Many of them flying ...

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by GW54
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 23488

Re: SIA brand overhaul

To be honest as much as I like the current SQ look it is i'm afraid starting to look dated. Looked at a SQ 773ER next to a Air New Zealand 773ER and the Air NZ livery to be honest looked fresh and modern. I know some prefered the old Air NZ livery but again that was looking tired. Personally I like ...

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by GW54
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38280

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

Another rumour now circulating. Air NZ to remain all Boeing. April announcement will be 787-10. These aircraft will be used to replace 787-9 to free up -9 aircraft to operate longer sectors currently being operated by 77E plus opening new routes. Benefits of 787-10 are it will allow for regional gro...

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by GW54
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38280

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hi. Not sure about NND or MVX deliveries or Q300 repaints but OKG has been thru maintenance in SIN and has returned with WIFI and been re painted. All 777's are in silver fern exceptions being OKH and OKQ both black.

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by GW54
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35553

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

I see Air NZ Airbus A320 ZK-OJG has been withdrawn from service following the introduction of A321 ZK-NNA. Clearly not destined for service in the Domestic fleet. Looks like additional aircraft for domestic will be rotated through from the regional fleet on a ad-hoc basis? Anyone know where OJG mayb...

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by GW54
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35553

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

The decision re a replacement for the 77E when it happens will be interesting as will be the replacement for the 77W a little further down the track. At the end of the day it will go to either Airbus or Boeing. From Air NZ perspective they will have firm EIS dates planned. The replacement time frame...

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by GW54
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 344
Views: 35553

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Can't see Air NZ going anywhere other than Boeing. From an operational/engineering perspective why go to Airbus to complicate your long haul fleet. Why have a mix of 787,A350, 77E and 777W. Lets remember the 77E will still be in the fleet while a new type is being introduced. From a crewing perspect...

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by GW54
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 42674

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

Hearing stories that SQ's moving service to Melbourne from Canberra has been very successful. Loadings are very healthy particularly in Y. To be a real force however need to go daily. For pax travelling Wlg -Mel there J product is more than acceptable and even for the Mel - Sin leg it isn't that bad...

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by GW54
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018
Replies: 474
Views: 42674

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2018

This is the New Zealand Aviation thread or have I got it wrong .To be honest the issues around Auckland Airport are of only mild interest or maybe amusement to the rest of New Zealand.

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by GW54
Mon May 28, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 39772

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

ZK-OKD as NZ6005 inbound to AKL following a period of maintenance in Singapore. Assuming part of that includes fitting of WIFI and a repaint into 'Fern' livery. ZK-OKC about to depart AKL as NZ6006 to Singapore. OKC already in 'Fern' livery so assuming it is going for WIFI installation only?

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by GW54
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 42402

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?

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by GW54
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 217287

Re: LH introduces revised livery

I like it. Simple yet sophisticated.

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by GW54
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27413

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Air NZ have in the past used other aircraft from other carriers using NZ crew. Recall it happened with the 732 and 733 fleet as well as the occasional 767 lease, ex Brittania and LOT from memory. This was zome time ago so not sure under what rules this occured and if the rules have changed .

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by GW54
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27413

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

Hearing maybe a couple of 772ER's on short term leases until 787 issues resolved. Not sure how crewing will work as 777 crew's seem to be working hard picking up some of what should have been 787 flying. AKL-IAH seems to be a 772 regularly as does AKL-EZE.

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by GW54
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017
Replies: 263
Views: 27413

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2017

NZE was the first 787 to have problems and was the one that returned with what appeared to be fairly significant damage. The 2nd to have issues was NZF that was enroute AKL-EZEwhen it also returned. NZF was out of service only briefly before returning to service. What are the details of the other 78...

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by GW54
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways restarting NRT with new A330.
Replies: 14
Views: 4485

Re: Fiji Airways restarting NRT with new A330.

Possibly use it on the Nan -Wlg route to replace the 737-700 which normally flies the route. Fiji's route ex Wlg twice weekly provides good connections to services ex Nan without the hassle of transiting through Akl

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