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by jimmyah
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 17480

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

So as of midnight masks for flights going to, from, or through Auckland will be mandatory. Flights elsewhere will have them as strongly recommended but optional. Auckland drops to L2 for 2 weeks from 23.59 Wednesday and the rest of the country drops to L1 at midnight tonight. Pretty sure masks have...

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by jimmyah
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020
Replies: 122
Views: 17480

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2020

will the NZ B772s ever fly again ? Couldn't they perhaps be used in some sort of low cost type operation ? Like Jetstar is to Qantas. Looked online & it said B772s maximum seating is 440. Wouldn't that make sense for leisure destinations like Fiji ? Air NZ are already "low cost" with ...

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by jimmyah
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020
Replies: 180
Views: 24194

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2020

All non Auckland domestic routes are running as normal. Perhaps AIR NZ could operate a Whangarei to Wellington Q300 service to allow Northland people to connect to the rest of the nation. It's possible but may need to be payload restricted off that runway. Perhaps limited to 30-40 pax Doesn't level...

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by jimmyah
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020
Replies: 148
Views: 19953

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2020

People who don't know anything about aviation or airlines. They don't have sufficient topical knowledge / context and so such statements are passed through and published. That's a bit harsh - they report on what the airline releases, so if NZ said they are looking into conversion, they report on it...

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by jimmyah
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26037

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sounds Air looking for feedback on starting CHC/WKA, almost immediately. Sounds (excuse the pun) like they’re keen to do it. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W5ZVPL5 Would this be something that the council would get behind or would they prefer to put people through ZQN? We have seen Sounds Air gener...

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by jimmyah
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 26037

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2020

Previously last month a comment was made that half the redundant staff will be hired back or something similar. So the workforce started out pre covid at 12,000 then with 4000 already out and (2000) half coming back will put it up to 10,000. This could not be further from the truth now with an addi...

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by jimmyah
Fri May 29, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27884

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

772s might be a good replacement for RNZAF 75s? Huge increase in range/payload from current aircraft if that ever happened. There's 4 sitting on the Antarctic apron in Chch... May be a bit too big. A 767 may have made some sense, but the 772 won't fit into many of the smaller airports the 757s have...

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by jimmyah
Wed May 20, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27884

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

zkncj wrote:
With conformation this afternoon, that the Tasman boarders could open at Level 2.

Could we expect an anncoument in the next week?


Nah, Aussie still haven't sorted out their state borders yet. Until they are on the same page nothing will happen trans-tasman.

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by jimmyah
Wed May 06, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 217
Views: 27884

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2020

Another interesting topic. Winston Peters would like the Government to take back control of Air NZ. I'm not sure if the Labour party will agree to this: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/121364096/winston-peters-hints-at-big-changes-for-air-nz This quote annoys me Despite being majority Government o...

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by jimmyah
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41551

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Had a quick look on NZs website, still heaps of seats AKL-CHC/WLG and return. 2 787 flights AKL-CHC.

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by jimmyah
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41551

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

How much do they need? At 31 December, they had about $1 billion in the bank, I tried to track down their existing credit facilities and couldn't quickly find it. What is their month to month cashflow? In the 2019 FY, according to their cashflow statement they were spending on average 403m per mont...

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by jimmyah
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41551

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

DavidByrne wrote:
Share market taking its toll on NZ - down 39% since open to just 94 cents. And that's without any dilution from recapitalisation given the government bailout was a loan.


It's a loan for at least 6 months. The govt have to option to convert the loan into equity after that I think.

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by jimmyah
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41551

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

The government is to offer Air NZ a $900 million loan to counter virus impact. - RNZ Not enough, unless there is other undisclosed assistance. How much do they need? At 31 December, they had about $1 billion in the bank, I tried to track down their existing credit facilities and couldn't quickly fi...

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by jimmyah
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41551

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

The government is to offer Air NZ a $900 million loan to counter virus impact. - RNZ Not enough, unless there is other undisclosed assistance. -Cancelled dividend- approx 120 mil -600m at an interest rate of 7-8% -300m at 9% Full announcement- https://www.nzx.com/announcements/350298 It seems like ...

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by jimmyah
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41551

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

The government is to offer Air NZ a $900 million loan to counter virus impact. - RNZ

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by jimmyah
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41551

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

Any thoughts to the routes retained by NZ during this? I’m thinking 3x AKL-LAX, and maybe 5x AKL-SYD/MEL. Since the Pacific islands are less affected maybe 2-3 weekly flights to RAR/NAN?

Would NZ have any obligations to keep up SIN?

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by jimmyah
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 480
Views: 41551

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2020

zkncj wrote:
Early end to NZ1/2?

With the US now blocking non citizens from the UK in addition to Europe, seems like the days of NZ’s AKL-LAX-LHR service could be even more numbered?


Lucky they secured a buyer for the LHR slot while demand was still there!

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by jimmyah
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 239
Views: 25516

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2020

Stuff article today re NZ NYC flights Mentioned that the aircraft will be configured with “ a newly configured cabin featuring business premier, premium economy, economy skycouch and its new economy stretch legroom product.” Do we think this is the new business seat? Have heard little from NZ on thi...

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by jimmyah
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 29647

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2019

What NZ 787s have wifi installed? I’m due to fly on one tomorrow and the app is showing that there is wifi available. I thought that the 787s didn’t have it installed yet?

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by jimmyah
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77068

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Just saw this on Stuff - https://i.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/116796427/air-nz-to-axe-london-flights-after-36-years So it seemed that NZ is dropping LAX-LHR in favour on AKL-NYC from Oct 2020 - a year’s time. Wonder whether NZ is going to fly into JFK or EWR? Don’t think they would choose LGA would th...

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by jimmyah
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 353
Views: 77068

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2019

Sounds Air to end BHE-NPE effective 6 Jan 2020. Some services before then will be affected. Sounds Air say it's not financially viable to continue operating the service.

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by jimmyah
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 43557

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

planemanofnz wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
Jetstar proposes withdrawal from regional flying in New Zealand

I wonder what 3C will think/do - could they move into some of the routes?

Cheers,

C.


Routes are already serviced by NZ, so I doubt it.

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by jimmyah
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 43557

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

Interesting that CX is just now giving up YVR-NYC - probably for all the same reasons that NZ6 suggests that NZ wouldn't do it. And though I'm the first to advocate for strategic exceptions to the "no new one-stop services" strategy, I think this one would be commercial suicide. My back-o...

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by jimmyah
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 43557

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/286302/adelaide-market-review-and-passenger-traffic-forecast/ Interesting analysis of the potential for CHC-ADL, proposing 5x weekly service if by QF 73H in summer peak. My gut feeling is that that’s too high but it does fill one of the important g...

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by jimmyah
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 43557

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

They then decided to go international, why? too much too soon? Wrong equipment? Why take on QF on North America? - Did Australia see them as Virgin Blue, the low-cost carrier and not Virgin Australia and therefore opting for other long haul carriers? - do they even know? V Australia was a Godfrey/B...

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by jimmyah
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 43557

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

On tonight's one news bulletin. Air NZ is interested in using Whenuapai airport and wants to discuss it with the defense about sharing the facilities to start commercial services. They said it would benefit the consumers with lower fares and create more competition with AKL I presume. If NZ were al...

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by jimmyah
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 43557

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2019

How on Earth would that be one upping Qantas ? You get the general idea don’t you? NYC-AKL would be around 17hrs, you could fly it down to IVC and back to add 3 hrs or so. Unlikely I think. Not sure what you mean by general idea. The thought that NZ doing a delivery flight in a plane that could alr...

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by jimmyah
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37506

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

I’ve wondered about OGG myself - it’s the obvious next option if there’s to be expansion in Hawaii. Assume they have customs and immigration - they are served by AC, but maybe the border checks are done at departure? AC flights use US preclearance before departure, but the airport is being upgraded...

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by jimmyah
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37506

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

With NZ's launch of AKL-IVC, I tried to think of the last domestic route NZ added, does anyone know? Either AKL-Masterton with the 1900D or AKL-PPQ with the Q300. Pretty certain it was AKL-PPQ. What about the short-lived HLZ-NSN? And more interesting still, what will be the NEXT domestic route NZ o...

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by jimmyah
Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37506

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

I would think AKL-BHE would be in the scope as well. There are some gaps in departure times from NZ, and the aircraft could possibly carry on to CHC and give Sounds Air a run for its money. An AKL-BHE-CHC-BHE-AKL service could well suited to 3C, not going after the super cheap market but more the m...

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by jimmyah
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37506

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

I do think there is space for a second regional operator in NZ. I can see JQ having 2 options. A) Drop NPL-AKL (they have one daily flight most days and they continually sell tickets for $29 days out from departure). They could either use this plane to run NPE-WLG, PMR-CHC or NSN-CHC or send the pl...

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by jimmyah
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37506

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

With NZ's launch of AKL-IVC, I tried to think of the last domestic route NZ added, does anyone know?

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by jimmyah
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37506

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

Motorhussy wrote:
Question for regular NZ 789 Y+ fliers pls. Is 27K a decent seat? Does the bulkhead behind impact the recline?

Thanks in advance
MH


From what I remember, no it doesn't, in fact, I prefer it because I don't feel bad stretching out as soon as that seatbelt sign comes off!

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by jimmyah
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 260
Views: 37506

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2019

NZ has just posted a mockup of the "Air All Blacks" livery with the caption "Here's how we #BackBlack". Maybe a special livery is in fact on the cards.

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by jimmyah
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37154

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12253951&fbclid=IwAR0KLuZMbgquS0TlAilh2miRM0-YAxwxFZ3xStxTWxl3db7b3UHvC7-_Mwg Things seem to be getting very New York-ish for this 1 August announcement. Lewis Leitt (Suits character) to star in the upcoming All Blacks saf...

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by jimmyah
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37154

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

My thought was CHC-LAX on the blueprint one That's the most likely. Though, there was a reference to an "apple" e.g. New York maybe? Also, the blueprints are only showing business class, with the rest of the plane left blank, so maybe the unveiling of the new business class seats? Also th...

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by jimmyah
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37154

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

LamboAston wrote:
My thought was CHC-LAX on the blueprint one


That's the most likely. Though, there was a reference to an "apple" e.g. New York maybe? Also, the blueprints are only showing business class, with the rest of the plane left blank, so maybe the unveiling of the new business class seats?

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by jimmyah
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019
Replies: 278
Views: 37154

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread -July 2019

cchan wrote:
NRT is showing 789, no HND. That leaves EZE, HKG, IAH, RAR-LAX and RAR-SYD as the only long haul flights for 772 in NW19?


Thought RAR-LAX and RAR-SYD was changed to 789 recently? Was this not permanent?

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by jimmyah
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 429
Views: 65515

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Isn’t VANZ still an contract crew employer as such? Even though they no long have aircraft or an AOC, they still employ crew and contract them to VA? Correct, there is a Virgin Australia (NZ) Employment and Crewing Limited company registered that only seem to contract out according to their financi...

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by jimmyah
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 67586

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I struggle to think what they will do with all 11x 789s though when the 321xlr arrive and also can’t see JQ international embarking on any rapid expansion. There has to be some viable options out there that JQ can attempt. Possible future JQ 788 route network: - MEL/SYD-HNL (current) - MEL/SYD-SGN ...

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by jimmyah
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31874

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Let's also not forget, a lot of people aren't plane spotters and will go with what the agent talks them into, :scratchchin: :idea: sorry recommends to them, something their incentivised and directed to sell first. I went to a travel agent to help plan a trip to Australia, and asked for Air NZ outbo...

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by jimmyah
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31874

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Let's also not forget, a lot of people aren't plane spotters and will go with what the agent talks them into, :scratchchin: :idea: sorry recommends to them, something their incentivised and directed to sell first. I went to a travel agent to help plan a trip to Australia, and asked for Air NZ outbo...

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by jimmyah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 290
Views: 31874

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

All it would take is 1 photo of a medevac passenger being loaded in and theres your justification to the public. Think of the recent articles about people stuck overseas in hospital with no travel insurance, you could easily play off that. I think a C40 of sorts would be better, however. But in the...

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by jimmyah
Thu May 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Wind causing some havoc in WLG today with majority of the afternoon international arrivals diverted to AKL. Notably VA171 and QF161 attempted landing before choosing to divert. QF171 from MEL made it in at 4pm with the other flights due to land between 2-3pm. Some domestic cancellations were in pla...

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by jimmyah
Tue May 28, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is it due to high demand or something to do with aircraft utilisation/availability Bit of both I think. ATR has no charters over winter, plus demand on the route has increased. Can you support that other than via your assumption? I'd be surprised if they're keeping 3x daily and have the ability to ...

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by jimmyah
Tue May 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Just noted that Air Chats is going to use the ATR72 on the WAG route on many services between Fri afternoons and Monday mornings. Their ability to fill planes on a route that NZ couldn't make work with DH3s is a real credit to them. How long before we see a daily WAG-CHC with a SWM or SF3? Is it du...

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by jimmyah
Mon May 27, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Where have you obtained this from? NZ have said this themselves, I’ll find a source later. Or have I misunderstood? Just a refresh, not new seats or anything. The new product will come on the 787-10 in 2023. There are some minor changes which will be rolled out over the next 18 months or so but it'...

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by jimmyah
Mon May 27, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

According to the Investor Day presentation today, deliveries for the 787-10 is as follows (presume these are financial years):

2023 - 1
2024 - 2
2025 - 2
2026 - 1
2027 - 1
2028 - 1

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by jimmyah
Sun May 26, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.nzx.com/announcements/335068


Sounds like they got a good deal
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WLG787 wrote:
So 8 x 787-10 confirmed with options for up to a further 12 - interchangeable between -9 and -10 models! Powered by GE engines

https://www.nzx.com/announcements/335068


Sounds like they got a good deal

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by jimmyah
Sun May 26, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 374
Views: 46701

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

8 new 787J's stuff are reporting.

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