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by Gangurru
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines
Replies: 54
Views: 6136

Re: Bird Logos on Asian Airlines

https://www.catobrandpartners.com/case- ... kes-flight
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Apparently Uruguay may mean “River of birds” . Here is an interesting link to the design concept for Pluna’s colourful flock of birds. It’s a shame that livery is no longer flying.

https://www.catobrandpartners.com/case- ... kes-flight

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by Gangurru
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA history in Zambia question
Replies: 4
Views: 947

Re: BA history in Zambia question

This BA route map from 1975 shows Lusaka as a destination. https://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/image/140449129423 British Caledonian took over BA’s Zambia route in 1976 due to a redistribution of routes by the UK government. https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1976/1976%20-%200281.html BA return...

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by Gangurru
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.
Replies: 100
Views: 10470

Re: British Airways 747 Route Network of the past.

I missed Anchorage and Moscow from the list. Great list, thanks Cunard! Chennai (Madras) was also served For a short while Darwin was a stop on Australian services at the start of the 747-100 era. Frankfurt, Zurich and Rome were scheduled stops on some early 747-100 flights, notably from Nairobi as...

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by Gangurru
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Is it still possible to cruise around the world?

I live in Australia. It is a growing cruise market with ships repositioning from the Northern Hemisphere to serve the Southern Hemisphere summer. In the papers there are lots of adverts for cruise companies that offer sailings between Europe and Australia via the Pacific or Asia. You may need to spl...

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by Gangurru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7876

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

I wonder how many times they saw the sunrise and set on this trip? Qatar Executive EVP Ettore Rodaro says, “We launched on July 9, 2019 at 9:32 a.m. and landed on July 11, 2019 at 8:12 a.m. https://www.onemoreorbit.com/news.html They had 4 flights: - Florida departure at 09:32 (July 9) and arriving...

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by Gangurru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles
Replies: 50
Views: 7876

Re: Currently flying: fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles

I wonder how many times they saw the sunrise and set on this trip?

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by Gangurru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 94722

Re: AF to order A220, replace A380?

I don't get the whole ''we don't need the range'' thing. Do you think anybody needs the range? Nobody in Europe actually needs 6500km of range for an aircraft of that size. 6500km is more than enough for AF to serve its French speaking African network from Paris. In another thread, the AF CEO descr...

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by Gangurru
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19394

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

Regarding the comments on the unspecified gender of the cabin chief, it may be worth noting that 90% of KE cabin crew are female. The airline has been investigated for gender discrimination. Since 1997, men have been barred from applying for cabin crew positions unless they are already Korean Air em...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured
Replies: 16
Views: 4617

Re: AC33 (YYZ-SYD via YVR) diverted to HNL after severe clear air turbulence; over 35 injured

As PAX were going directly Canada to Australia, I feel many may not have had US travel health insurance, in this type of event, if a PAX is injured, who typically pays for the hospitalization in the US? As a Canadian traveller when I purchase travel insurance I am typically asked if I'm travelling ...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 428
Views: 57610

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Learn something new everyday. Always thought the only jet airport in Fiji was Nadi. How long has SUV-SYD existed and what market does it attract? Whilst I cannot confirm the start date for SYD-SUV, flights to AKL started over 25 years ago. In the mid 1990s my partner and I flew SUV-AKL in an FJ 737...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23203

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

KLM’s call to action could be in response to issues beyond climate change. Aviation also contributes to over tourism. Amsterdam is one city that has been particularly affected by this phenomena. https://www.npr.org/2018/08/07/632012775/in-amsterdam-even-the-tourists-say-there-are-too-many-tourists I...

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by Gangurru
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience
Replies: 156
Views: 21052

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

It seems the new bistro-style meal service concept is becoming more and more popular amongst the airlines. Does anyone have experience with this new meal service style as a passenger or a crew member? I don't really get the point of it. It seems to be more work for the crew and less food for passen...

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by Gangurru
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6365

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

I’m Australian and KLM was a pioneering airline that helped open our country to the world. I enjoyed both adverts. Don't know if these are the ones you meant, but KLM should bring these back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxo15o4MSxY I enjoyed the adverts linked at the start of the thread for the...

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by Gangurru
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6365

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

2) What is the sea level change between glacial and interglacial peaks: A) 1m/3ft B)10m/30ft C)100m/300ft. Given that large portions of the Netherlands are below sea level, any one of those answers has huge implications for the Dutch people. KLM’s concern about the impacts of accelerated rates of c...

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by Gangurru
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28215

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Out of interest, why do you Opt for the 3-hour narrowbody flight to SYD or MEL then connect to long haul vs a 1-hour narrowbody to AKL and take SQ from there?. Airports are the most stressful part of flying. As a former WLG travel agent, my experience in that market was that, for SQ, CHC was the pr...

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by Gangurru
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 291
Views: 28215

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

IIRC the service was shared between NZ, PX and CX, and operated on a seasonal rotational basis, turn about. Not sure who had rights on what sectors though. Thank you, that's very interesting. I am unfamiliar with these sort of arrangements. Would NZ/PX carry passengers to POM with PX/CX taking pass...

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by Gangurru
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 479
Views: 61405

KRe: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Using Wikipedia as a source which is what I used for SYD. I know that’s not always a perfect source but it shows BNE will be at 26? Cairns will be at 7 after CX pulls out but Jin Air is new. I live in CNS and I can confirm the following year round international airlines: Jetstar, Air Niugini, SilkA...

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by Gangurru
Wed May 29, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 54053

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

I’m not surprised by the split engine order. Firstly, Air NZ has a longstanding relationship with GE stretching back nearly 50 years. It also has a successful gas turbine business which services the marine version of GE aircraft engines: http://www.airnewzealandgasturbines.co.nz Secondly Air NZ has ...

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by Gangurru
Fri May 17, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9470

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

I think I read something the other day aviation only contributes to 1-2% of the CO2 emissions globally? I won't worry about it too much -- cars are by far a bigger problem. It's not like we can't emit any CO2 -- we just need to control it a bit better. Ahh, here's a stat sheet about it. https://www...

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by Gangurru
Fri May 17, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?
Replies: 96
Views: 9470

Re: Climate Change - Is aviation heading for a slump?

I think I read something the other day aviation only contributes to 1-2% of the CO2 emissions globally? I won't worry about it too much -- cars are by far a bigger problem. It's not like we can't emit any CO2 -- we just need to control it a bit better. Ahh, here's a stat sheet about it. https://www...

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by Gangurru
Mon May 13, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 43650

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Does anyone know whats NZ's max range is for their A321NEO's with their configuration? Airbus publishes it as 7,400km with an 2 class 206 seat configuration. 214 pax in NZ's configuration. No idea on range sorry. Likely less than others due to all Y configuration (more weight). Currently AKL-CNS is...

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by Gangurru
Wed May 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??
Replies: 85
Views: 10353

Re: Boeing 767: Fuselage size always limited profitability??

The A300 and A310 were 8 abreast and cabin width didn’t make those planes great sellers. It’s also worth remembering that in the 1970s and 1980s Airbus establishing itself in the aviation market. It lacked the prescence of today. As a child of the 1970s, spotting an Airbus on the tarmac was quite a...

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by Gangurru
Thu May 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?
Replies: 40
Views: 4416

Re: Longest fleet-wide livery repainting?

4902099 Qantas still has 3 Boeing 717s in the original 1984 wingless Kangaroo livery from 1984. This is 12 years after the livery was updated in 2007. The livery was subsequently updated in 2016. There were actually a few 737s, 717s, A330s and Dash 8s that never appeared in the 2007-2016 livery due...

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by Gangurru
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’m a little bit confused right here if anyone is willing to provide an answer that would be grateful. I believe I saw an article on AUSBT two years ago about how some Brisbane service became direct flight instead of a detour via CNS. Since then I always thought that all service to CNS is independe...

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by Gangurru
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Cairns links to Cathay go back to the very first flight in 1946 which was Hong Kong-Sydney with the DC3 Betsy. This means that Cairns was the first Australian port to ever welcome a CX flight. Besty later ended up in Cairns, as part of the Bush Pilots Airways/ Air Queensland fleet. She was restored ...

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by Gangurru
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26227

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

One of the problems we have is we have an Domestic market that expects there $19-39 fares to be the norm. As soon as you build an big flash termials, that gone (and could reduce passengers numbers). You could say part of the problem is NZ/JQ are selling fares to cheap... I am unsure what costs the ...

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by Gangurru
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did CO ever fly to JFK
Replies: 31
Views: 5930

Re: Did CO ever fly to JFK

Co operated a DC 10 from JFK to HNL in the 80's. If you look at departed flights for the February '87 time table you can see the flight. I do not recall when they stopped the flight. The flight was switched to Newark for the Northern Winter 1987 schedule. I flew AKL-HNL-EWR on 31 December 1987. My ...

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by Gangurru
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine q400 Manila Brisbane scheduled 7 hours plus
Replies: 12
Views: 4794

Re: Philippine q400 Manila Brisbane scheduled 7 hours plus

That said, even MNL-DRW on the A320 would be pushing it. Manila-Darwin is 3,170km. This is much shorter than the 4,410km Manila-Cairns flight PR used to operate. I believe that when MNL-CNS was operated, it was the 2nd longest A320 CEO sector in the world. I’m amazed that, thanks to the NEO, the A3...

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by Gangurru
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine q400 Manila Brisbane scheduled 7 hours plus
Replies: 12
Views: 4794

Re: Philippine q400 Manila Brisbane scheduled 7 hours plus

https://fnqskies.blogspot.com/2017/06/p ... c3031.html

Hawker Pacific in Cairns is one of Bombardier’s nine authorised service facilities.
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It’s not unusual to see PAL Q400s in Australia.
PAL regularly sends their Q400s to Cairns for maintenance.
https://fnqskies.blogspot.com/2017/06/p ... c3031.html

Hawker Pacific in Cairns is one of Bombardier’s nine authorised service facilities.

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by Gangurru
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

^^I have a treasure trove of past schedules for most Aussie Airlines plus a smattering of non-aussie International (mainly late 60's for International) however there seems to be some bugs (at my end) thatI need to be sorted before I am able to get them posted on another very professional Aussie sit...

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by Gangurru
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Today
Replies: 54
Views: 11101

Re: Virgin Atlantic New Upper Class Seat Revealed Todayn

Why are airlines leaving big gaps between each of the seat backs in Economy? If they’ve got the space (which you can see in this picture, they do), surely it would be better to have wider seat backs? Not only does it look cheap, it looks less comfy. Back in the day, airlines - such as BA - had nice...

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by Gangurru
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2462

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Kiteplane01 the link below is for the activities undertaken by the Qantas group. It won’t answer all your questions, but it does provide a practical insights into the airline with the world’s largest offset programme and in a region with one of the highest rates of voluntary offset uptake at about 8...

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by Gangurru
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Before domestic deregulation (October, 1990), was it possible to purchase transport on any of the Qantas flight segments that operated within Australia, such as SYD-BNE or SYD-PER? I'm guessing not, but wanted to ask anyway. Cheers. Qantas was able to sell seats on domestic sectors to international...

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by Gangurru
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15651

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

Are the preclearance facilities at DUB/AUH legally US territory? My understanding is that these are legally US domestic flights (in US law) and therefore AUH > LAX might be one of the longest domestic US flights ? The preclearance facilities are not US Territory. The best analogy would be to think ...

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by Gangurru
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1792
Views: 362997

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

I’m not going to express an opinion on whether I like the suggested options of the globe being expanded over the rear fuselage. My only observation is based on decades of seeing the Qantas livery, which has design similarities to the proposal. The complexity of the rear fuselage shapes quickly disto...

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by Gangurru
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)
Replies: 39
Views: 7162

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #1 | Pre-Production Era: An Evolving Mock-Up Used to Create Hype (1966-1970)

I always wondered why they chose the door locations and the zone sizes. The wing probably dictated some placements. But what about door 4? Why didn't they make the D and E zones the same size? I cannot confirm this, but I suspect it was to do with the main deck freight for the combi. I am looking a...

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by Gangurru
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady
Replies: 120
Views: 19169

Re: Virgin Atlantic drops Flying Lady

I bet people from VS are reading this thread and are bursting out laughing that so many here were fooled by their April the first stunt. It's achieved it's aim - to get people talking about it. I sure Ryanair are kicking themselves for not thinking of doing something similar to their harp logo. Exa...

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by Gangurru
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26227

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’m in Cairns and it’s just gone 3am. I was just woken by NZ87 AKL-HKG landing. It was B772 ZK-OKG. Sorry, I can’t seem to find how post a screenshot of flight radar. It was at cruising altitude over Mission Beach, which is only 130kms south of the airport. It then swung out over the Great Barrier R...

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by Gangurru
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/melbourne-laerton

JQ have an online link for the new Laerton service. Yeah no...

The best aviation joke of the year has to be BA’s Dusseldorf mix up.
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https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/melbourne-laerton

JQ have an online link for the new Laerton service. Yeah no...

The best aviation joke of the year has to be BA’s Dusseldorf mix up.

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by Gangurru
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 67394

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

AirbusA322 wrote:
Jetstar launching MEL-LAE (Tasmania) 24/6 3 Weekly.


Sorry, I am a little confused.

LAE is the IATA code for Lae in Papua New Guinea.

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by Gangurru
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

For those interested, here is a link to the information direct from Air NZ. The investor presentation specifically says “enhanced seating in multiple cabins” (slide 4). Slide 6 has the updated fleet delivery schedule and the note about 2 widebody aircraft being delayed until 2023 to coincide with fl...

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by Gangurru
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 251
Views: 31112

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2019

Duplicate

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by Gangurru
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines Branding
Replies: 29
Views: 5479

Re: Japan Airlines Branding

My haiku on JAL’s livery

Simply minimal
Focus on the Tsuru
Truly Japanese

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by Gangurru
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133166

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

The titles are too high up. The B shouldnt touch the upper deck windows. The grey belly is not a big issue here as its only a narrow stripe so to say. The grey belly was a feature of the original livery. It was painted. Aside from the photos above, I can confirm that as a child I got rather frustra...

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by Gangurru
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8715

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

Modern flight data recorders can record all of the information the pilots can see, every movement of the controls and lots of information that the pilots can’t see. I can’t think of any accident in the last 30 years where a video of from the cockpit would have made a difference to the investigation...

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by Gangurru
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8715

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

I lost family in the Mt Erebus crash of 1979. The visual illusion of sector whiteout was one of the causes. In this case what the pilots could or could not see warrantd two investigations. For this reason, as well as susbsequent disputed accidents, I personally support cockpit video recording for fl...

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by Gangurru
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75941

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Maybe in light of this discussion someone can clarify something for me. I flew AKL-SIN return on Jetstar in 2011, but I'm not clear about the history of that flight. My recollection is that when the flight was inaugurated it was a JQ flight, but in 2011 my ticket definitely showed it as a 3K flight...

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by Gangurru
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 75941

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2019

There's history as well. JQ's A330's went to QF when the 788's arrived. You sure about that, got a source? I don't remember any JQ A330s and there are no photos in the the photo database. A part of history was that the JQ B788s were to go to QF when JQ got B789s. Obviously plans changed and that di...

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