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by Deepinsider
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand retires two 77W
Replies: 54
Views: 15964

Re: Air New Zealand retires two 77W

It's quite clear that this thread is about the 77W's ..but there is the closely connected presence of the 772's from the Company's 777 fleet. AirNZ has made it clear that those planes' future is over. They will quickly rot away in the salty Manukau environment, so what do we know about their immedia...

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by Deepinsider
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 302
Views: 39501

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2020

AirNZ off on a return mission to DEL tomorrow. The logistics to achieve this in the current lockdown situation (both countries) must be awesome! Well done! I can't imagine positioning/repositoning crew, so presumably the plane will layover long enough to get the same crew to return AirNZ have an ama...

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by Deepinsider
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

That's why any support/loan has got to come with equity dilution attached. No free gifts But if VA goes down it impacts a lot of related small businesses and pilots, FAs (and 10 million Velocity members) plus messes up tourism even more The trouble with equity is that it just carries on the unsusta...

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by Deepinsider
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

There seems to be a lot of negative thought about the future of VA. We must remember that the owners of VA are predominately Singapore, Middle East, and the UK. Current troubles, (building up long before Covid-19 of course) are up to them. And not the business of OZ taxpayers. Any Taxpayer bailout i...

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by Deepinsider
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 1158
Views: 117680

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Virgin Fleet Status A330-200 XFC - stored AVV XFD - stored BNE XFE - stored PER XFG - stored BNE XFH - stored MEL XFJ - stored AVV ATR FVN - stored MEB FVP - in service FVQ - stored MEB FVR - stored MEB FVZ - stored MEB VPJ - stored MEB 737-700 VBY - stored BNE VBZ - stored MEL 737-800 BZG - stored...

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by Deepinsider
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41730

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://twitter.com/CamWallace_NZ/status/1244770714722295808 Seems to be something they are look into though, which then could become demand for cargo conversation solutions for 777s over the next year. Passengers are down but cargo still needs to move. Hmm interesting thanks for that, no 777 has y...

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by Deepinsider
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41730

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. This reality is quite sc...

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by Deepinsider
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41730

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Quite soon now, arrangments will be needed to park all the planes. I imagine SYD (QF) and AKL (NZ) will be an impossible price, except in the immediate short term, and not much space anyway. Whenuapai Rwy 08/26 and Ohakea 15/33 aren't really needed (in a crisis like this), and a phone call from Jaci...

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by Deepinsider
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 987
Views: 100160

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I would be inclined to pull the trigger & ground all flights to Hong kong & China Too late now. In hindsight, you may have done that a month ago but, now the virus is in the local community, it won't significantly slow the virus' spread I think Captdasbomb context is economic reality, not v...

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by Deepinsider
Sat Mar 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41730

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Pictures are emerging of ZKNZE with engines attached at last so this will be pleasing for some on here. We might see a test flight coming soon as its last scheduled flight was on 10 April 2019. Are rumours NZ have used the enforced downtime to change the interior / update IFE correct? Not 100% sure...

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by Deepinsider
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28170

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Come to think of it, There is probably an amazing history
of just where NZ flights have landed. ( I can think of about
18 in Japan alone)
PA515 seems to have the best finger on the pulse for the
goings on... would be interested to see that history.

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by Deepinsider
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 317
Views: 28170

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2020

Congratulations to AirNZ for pulling off a successful charter from Wuhan. Over time NZ have been really profficient with charters, many to Japan, and ones to such places as Barcelona and Cancun and untold others. China, in the midst of this crisis, would be a major challenge espcially with the short...

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by Deepinsider
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 238
Views: 29991

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2019

Looks like AirNZ flights to HKG will for a while be Cathay metal. Wet lease to cover ongoing 789 Trent disruption With the well established joint venure it should all happen pretty seamlessly. Such a scheme might work easy on SIN route too, if 789's get further trouble. OOOPs just realised this is o...

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by Deepinsider
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29812

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Looks like ZKNZF will be back in service flying NZ101 on the 30th it's last flight was on the 18th November so must have had some work done. Also ZKOKQ must be due back from Singapore soon as it has been over there since the 29th of October. Air NZ will need these two back for December with all the...

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by Deepinsider
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29812

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

100% agree with you. Hmmm ... asymmetric flaps, until inspected on the ground, must be considered a serious fault. (they might be asymmetric due to some sort of structural failure jamming one side, and who knows, could that failure propagate to something major?) The SOP probably uses the words .. l...

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by Deepinsider
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29812

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

The rolling of the eyes says a lot. Are you aware that the military contract First Security to do work such as manning the gates at our bases? The military are simply not interested in babysitting international travellers let alone having people on call at all hours for a 2200 diversion! Second to ...

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by Deepinsider
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29812

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

Please help my memory. I thought that I read about 6 weeks ago a statement from Air New Zealand that all B787s with RR engine issues would be back in service by Nov 1. However I see that NZE still has not flown. I also read that the ground damage had been repaired long ago. Can someone with some me...

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by Deepinsider
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 417
Views: 99760

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2019

The other thread about a proposal to build a sea wall around SFO made me wonder what/when Australian airports will do to handle rising sea levels. SYD is clearly the most exposed, but BNE could be at risk as well, especially as it is basically built on a mangrove swamp so liquidation could be a con...

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by Deepinsider
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77571

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Regarding all the new -600's due to arrive, There had been
talk of AirNZ partially funding RNP AR / Autoland certification for them.
(bad weather ops into Queenstown / fog at AKL etc.)
Anyone know where that is at, or did it fade away?

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by Deepinsider
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 43971

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

What will it take to make Shane Jones and various local politicians to realise that one can not just create a super cheap operation to support the economy of the regions, and the people that live there.  The money has to come from somewhere! Who would want to lease planes, insure them, crew them, fu...

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by Deepinsider
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83851

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

As a related issue, the quality of crew rest will be in the headlines later this year, when Qantas trial their proposed ultra,ultra, long haul routes. Being a passenger is daunting enough, but how about being on the crew! No doubt there are good lessons from the successful PER-LHR service. Any volun...

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by Deepinsider
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83851

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

The cost of retro fitting crew rest (built in at the factory while the frame is just a shell) way too much. Shame, because it limits flexibility for future use. nothing is impossible of course. Absolutely but don't forget BI added crew rests into their Dreamliners after delivery, this was when the ...

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by Deepinsider
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 471
Views: 83851

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Just something worth mentioning, IF some of the JQ B788's are transferred across to mainline there's a few equations here which could play out. I'm guessing it's safe to say they'll need to be reconfigured into a more QF friendly configuration, however they could be configured into a premium heavy ...

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by Deepinsider
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 32150

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Mr Luxon to leave. Didn't see that coming. A sincere good luck to him moving on. Air NZ has had three amazing CEO's in a row. Mr Norris did a truly amazing job resetting the Company after it's disastrous 'Brierley' years. The whole culture at all levels changed to a modern forward looking company. M...

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by Deepinsider
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study
Replies: 147
Views: 23854

Re: Air France delays A380 cabin refit; future of fleet under study

I'm not familiar with the AF interior. On this forum I gather it's pretty dated though. But I do know that the SQ interior is really, really good. And.... SQ are sending some to the 'desert' My advice to AF, is don't do any refit. Intercept the SQ ones as they head to the desert, and forward their o...

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by Deepinsider
Sun May 26, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46921

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

It's all going to happen in a few hours. Airbus/Boeing will surely have known for some time now, and I think it's significant that the Reuters leak came from Paris. So, 787's galore! Mostly here, the 789 seems to be predicted . There are 13 789's to do the future long range jobs. The 787-10 is incre...

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by Deepinsider
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two SIA 787s grounded owing to Trent 1000 TEN HPT issue
Replies: 65
Views: 18591

Re: SQ grounds part of 787-10 fleet

I wonder how many airlines are reviewing their fleet plans now in light of this. Air NZ is analysing the type. Probably not much, as they can get a 787 with GE engines. And if they’ve already got 789’s with Rollers? Not a big deal. (depending on what deal they have; 'power by the hour' kind of stuf...

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by Deepinsider
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Please keep these threads on topic and stop discussing your personal love/hate of airlines in the way that has been happening. This isn't the thread to do it in. Muitple posts have been deleted with warnings given and bans will happen next if it doesn't stop. All these posts are getting boring and ...

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by Deepinsider
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Might AirNZ swallow up it's link carriers? Either airlines (like NZ) have bought whole carriers from outside, presumably to capture and benefit from that market source. Or.. They have set up from zero a LCC feeder co. (Freedom? also NZ) in order to escape entrenched, almost immovable administrative ...

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by Deepinsider
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

There will be a revision of Business Premier. From stuff.co.nz "An enhanced version of its existing business premier seat will be fitted to the long haul widebody fleet towards the end of this year with the rollout expected to be completed by December 2020". And from Air NZ press release:...

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by Deepinsider
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Please, please, guys... put Erebus to bed.
There will never be a consensus here, and
certainly I, and I think most will feel we've
over time heard all points of view on the subject
and it's become eternally boring.
It's so easy to set up a new thread where it can
be dealt with...please do that.

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by Deepinsider
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Sad news. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/111510248/search-under-way-for-plane-near-kaimanawa-range Mood was very subdued out at NZAR yesterday. Weather at the time suggests that this was the same mechanism that has claimed so many New Zealand lives, from multitudes of GA crashes right thorough to...

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by Deepinsider
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

I see in the SkyTrax awards Air NZ is ranked 20th out of 30 airlines in cleanliness. Not sure how much faith you can put into that but I must say I now use the hot towel to wipe all my seat touch points down including the remote..... I do this on every flight for every airline. IIRC NZ won an award...

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by Deepinsider
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

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

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by Deepinsider
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Would NZ’s rather good relationship with SQ extend as far as sharing real world operational data with regard to the A350-900? Yes. An unnamed SE Asia operator with both A340 and 777 types apparently gave NZ great insight into daily real world operations of those planes back when they were under con...

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by Deepinsider
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 601
Views: 81622

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Why are we still allowing this mob to even land in Australia?. CASA, the NTSB and Government will have blood on their hands one day soon. If you read the links the NTSB didnt even investigate https://www.facebook.com/1580734692199543/posts/2377515672521437?sfns=mo “EDIT - As some people are wrongly...

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by Deepinsider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

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

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by Deepinsider
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trent/CF6 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: Trent/CF6 Question

Hi All I've noticed that all Trent engines make a distinctive 'wooing' noise under certain circumstances. The sound only occurs whilst advancing throttles through the lower rpm range and will stop as soon as throttles are left static, it never occurs whilst retarding throttles through the same rpm ...

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by Deepinsider
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Boeing may actually want to plug the massive gap between
78J and 778 for 12,000km+ routes....
You bet! because sitting right there in that gap is the A350.

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by Deepinsider
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

When AirNZ were mulling over the choice of 772 vs 343 the then '7E7' suddenly appeared out of left field. (and may or may not have clinched the deal for Boeing) Does anyone see the '797' popping up as part of this round? I meant this in the context of a 'deal sweetener' not as a plane to replace th...

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by Deepinsider
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 33748

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

When AirNZ were mulling over the choice of 772 vs 343
the then '7E7' suddenly appeared out of left field. (and
may or may not have clinched the deal for Boeing)

Does anyone see the '797' popping up as part of this round?

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by Deepinsider
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

With both QF and NZ only months away from a major large wide body order, critical for the future of both carriers, BA have chosen the 779, vs A350 ( 18, with 24 options ) . This will arguably add confidence for the as yet unflown design. Pencils might get sharpened in SYD and AKL....or not? A really...

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by Deepinsider
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

Air NZ A320-271N (msn 8715) on delivery as NZ6094. https://www.flightradar24.com/ANZ6094/1fa2acae PA515 You're a legend with your aircraft tracking.. do you have a register of aircraft... or what do you do with this clear passion? Absolutely I agree. Not just a finger on the pulse, must be the whol...

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by Deepinsider
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

That article is speculation, just rubbish reporting really. Actually, I don't like the Herald's aviation reporting any more than most others here. but when there's an event, I thought including that quote would save me more typing, and possibly suggest to others that something was actually afoot. I'...

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by Deepinsider
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

787 turns back from PVG. Apparently not approved by Chinese authorities! What ever could that be about? https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12202409 I imagine regulations may have been updated due to RR 787 issues or perhaps an unlreated issue but regardless thi...

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by Deepinsider
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... d=12202409
-->

787 turns back from PVG. Apparently not approved
by Chinese authorities! What ever could that be about?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/new ... d=12202409

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by Deepinsider
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 300
Views: 36086

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2019

I'm also very happy to see the rap video gone. IMHO it was the worst such video NZ ever did. Made me nostalgic for Ricco. +1 I (almost) always liked and defended the quirky safety videos, but this one had absolutely zero appeal to me. In fact, as others have stated, I had to look away and tune out ...

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by Deepinsider
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38229

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

The 747-200 operated to TPE once weekly as well. IIRC it was only for a season or two. I could be wrong on this but I don't recall the 747-200 ever operating to PER. PER started after the 767-200 arrived and I can only ever remember it being 767 until well after the 742 was gone. Do you recall when...

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by Deepinsider
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38229

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

I was on a Flight back from LAX in 1988 that did LAX-HNL-NAN-AKL The 747-200 operated to TPE once weekly as well. IIRC it was only for a season or two. I could be wrong on this but I don't recall the 747-200 ever operating to PER. PER started after the 767-200 arrived and I can only ever remember i...

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by Deepinsider
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 285
Views: 38229

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

Don't take this the wrong way but are you qualified to confirm this? i.e are you a qualified Pilot or similar or is this just a general perception based on the common knowledge that aircraft, in general, can structurally handle being thrown around in high winds? I've heard a rumour that the extreme...

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