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by jimmyah
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 161
Views: 13370

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: 375
Views: 42629

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: 375
Views: 42629

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: 375
Views: 42629

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: 375
Views: 42629

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: 375
Views: 42629

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: 375
Views: 42629

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: 375
Views: 42629

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

8 new 787J's stuff are reporting.

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by jimmyah
Sat May 25, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42629

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

ZK-NBT wrote:
CHC fog this morning saw plenty of diversions including SQ297 to AKL, first SQ A350 to AKL 9V-SMD.

They didn’t go for WLG.


Not sure of A350 is certified for WLG.

NZ have also put on a 772 (the ex SQ one) from AKL-CHC to clear the backlog of passengers.

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by jimmyah
Fri May 24, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42629

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

The Boeing Communications Manager OZ/NZ will be in Auckland early next week. A sign? The Paris Air Show 17-23 June 2019 was probably the intended date, but the Reuters story has messed that up. PA515 An investor presentation is scheduled for Monday at 1.30pm and pre-dated the Reuters announcement b...

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by jimmyah
Mon May 20, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42629

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

So Reuters is reporting a leak and that the 77E replacement order has gone to Boeing... https://www.reuters.com/article/us-air-newzealand-aircraft/air-new-zealand-picks-boeing-for-wide-body-jet-order-sources-idUSKCN1SQ03U Air New Zealand picks Boeing for wide-body jet order: sources PARIS (Reuters)...

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by jimmyah
Tue May 14, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42629

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

This in the NZ Herald at 1830 today. Air New Zealand reveals plans to change the shape of its economy cabin. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12230900 Cam Wallace said they are planning on 30 to 40 extra legroom economy seats in widebody aircraft and compares...

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by jimmyah
Thu May 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58945

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Well he would say that wouldn't he? He wouldn't want to say he put a proposal to the Board and was basically laughed out of the room. The actual allegation has been made numerous times in numerous publications including AFR and The Australian. It is a fair guess to say they have got their informati...

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by jimmyah
Mon May 06, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42629

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Very interesting article in Stuff today about NZ flights to China, and the struggle for profitability. Could we see another Air China codeshare into Shanghai instead of NZ flying its own metal? https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/112486110/air-new-zealand-looses-in-excess-of-100m-over-13-yea...

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by jimmyah
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

HND won't happen as it's can't have service from A380 it can only cater for up to the 747-8i if QF to send a A380 to Tokyo it would have to be to Narita. Please atleast re read my post on why I think HND will get it, no body has proved weather HND can not can’t take the A380. HND has very few taxiw...

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by jimmyah
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25851

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

AKL domestic is a zoo or maze after using it yesterday for the first time in sometime. No flow to it at all. CHC on the other hand, really nice and modern. International at AKL isn’t to bad other than being a constant construction site. I have never been to an airport anywhere in the world that is ...

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by jimmyah
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66592

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Years ago Qantas operated a B767 HBA-MEL-SIN but in the end it never paid. Also Air New Zealand / TAA / Ansett operated mainly seasonal flights to N.Z. from HBA. At the time none were really economical. Recently it was proposed that QF would operated the B767F Freigher HBA-DRW-China somewhere. Howe...

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by jimmyah
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30714

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Just curious where you lifted this quote from? From the stuff link in post #186. Quite clearly indicates there will be no major revision of the J product. 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...

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by jimmyah
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 30714

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Due to major incident at Christchurch, some services in/out of CHC has been cancelled for today. Passengers on NZ are provided with flexibility to change/refund their bookings where necessary. Condolences for the 40 who are dead and we wish all 20 injured speedy recovery. 我從使用 Tapatalk 的 G3226 發送 A...

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by jimmyah
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 35925

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

jimmyah wrote:
Hmmm, I much prefer the latest livery over the previous ones.


Though doing some quick research, I would love to see the TEAL/Air NZ livery on a A321.

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by jimmyah
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 35925

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

Hmmm, I much prefer the latest livery over the previous ones.

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by jimmyah
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 35925

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

I agree with above comments. Avoid SQ premium economy it is not worth it. NZ offers a vastly superior product. Business and economy however are another matter. Thanks for the advice. Planning a trip next year to South Africa and was considering SQ Y+. Loved their Y product on the 3 flights with the...

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by jimmyah
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 35925

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

Oh cool to note SVB was back to CHC running SQ296/295. And yes agree that SQ seemed to be doing well on SIN-CHC, as they have been running non-stop SQ297/298 for a long time now since CHC was "decoupled" from AKL around the late 90's or early 2000's and it became a daily flight. With the ...

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by jimmyah
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 35925

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2019

Just drove past NSN and there are 3-4 Virgin Australia ATR’s lined up. Does anyone know what these are doing? I presume matenance but that seems like a large number to have here at once.

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by jimmyah
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 25724

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018

Bit disappointed. This was a potential opportunity for Air NZ to operate the 789 on WLG-SIN, and operate double daily WLG-MEL A320 flights, and leave SQ to focus on CHC instead of WLG I would rather have SQ serve the market. Superior product in just about every way, especially if they send an A350 ...

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by jimmyah
Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 25724

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018

Air NZ makes inflight wifi free until 28 Feb. Thoughts? I feel like it will be extended if this goes well. https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/wifi Good move to get people trying it out. Of course it all depends on how robust the network and broadbands at feed is. As the article says, not much use if y...

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by jimmyah
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018
Replies: 227
Views: 25724

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - December 2018

https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/wifi
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Air NZ makes inflight wifi free until 28 Feb.

Thoughts? I feel like it will be extended if this goes well.

https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/wifi

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by jimmyah
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 33245

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - November 2018

Not being mean, but I had to chuckle at the use of the term "airport" and Picton in one sentence. This is Picton "airport": http://www.airport-data.com/airport/photo/041310.html :D :D :D Don't forget to knock on the door when you arrive to check-in.. or use the doorbell Many tha...

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