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by aerohottie
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67035

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I'm getting more and more worried for VA as the break with NZ gets closer next month. I really can't see how VA is going to compete on the Tasman, and to the lesser extent, to the Pacific Islands from New Zealand. It's going to be a bloodbath for VA from what I can tell. What can VA do? Out of inte...

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by aerohottie
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018
Replies: 630
Views: 67035

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2018

I'm getting more and more worried for VA as the break with NZ gets closer next month.
I really can't see how VA is going to compete on the Tasman, and to the lesser extent, to the Pacific Islands from New Zealand.

It's going to be a bloodbath for VA from what I can tell. What can VA do?

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by aerohottie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Area difference between 748i and 779x?
Replies: 6
Views: 4008

Re: Cabin Area difference between 748i and 779x?

The 747-8 has a cabin floor area of 5,179 sq.ft3. Not sure about the 777-9 though

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by aerohottie
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1493
Views: 272434

Re: Airbus and Boeing meet Qantas Project Sunrise challenge, RFP to be completed by end of 2019

At the recent IATA conference in SYD QF/NZ publicly said they had been talking about project sunrise, there is an chance that they will both place an order for the same aircraft. NZ's order might be an little bit bigger to start off with, which may allow it get an combined deal over the line. Take ...

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by aerohottie
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 269
Views: 26476

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - August 2018

oskarclare wrote:
A friend that has slot info has said that Air NZ has requested slots for the 321N on routes AKL-BNE,AKL-OOL,AKL-SYD,AKL-MEL.

No surprises there...

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by aerohottie
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%
Replies: 80
Views: 10877

Re: United Airlines posts Q2 results, fuel expense rose 43%

Compared to DAL, which reported last week, the numbers are a bit underwhelming. A billion less in revenue for UAL, even with about 1% higher RPMs and 3% higher ASMs. To UAL's credit, their operating expenses came in below Delta's even with the higher capacity. All of which is a consequence of opera...

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by aerohottie
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 31924

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

xiaotung wrote:
What about Rob Fyfe?


I was thinking Rob Fyfe or Bruce Parton myself actually...

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by aerohottie
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 437
Views: 31924

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

There is currently speculation in the Australia Aviation thread that a replacement for John Borghetti by the end of the year should be more appropriately posted in the New Zealand forum...
I take this as meaning a kiwi could be JB's replacement. Any ideas/speculation on who?

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by aerohottie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 47353

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

QF A330 economy seats are 17inches wide, the 787 is 17.2. My comments are about Qantas, as the comments at the bottom of the page refer. While those measurements are true in terms of seat cushion width, it is not true of seat space, measuring from the same point between the seats. Seat cushion widt...

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by aerohottie
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 41618

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Could see tiger being reasonably successful on the more lesuire based routes in NZ ... I agree - they could dedicate Tiger to the more leisure routes, being all routes ex-CHC, DUD, OOL and ZQN, leaving the higher-yielding intra-AKL, SYD, MEL, BNE and WLG markets to Virgin. I could also see them rep...

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by aerohottie
Tue May 22, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

In response to above comment and at the risk of repeating myself, I would say that the business lounge experience at AKL is lacking for Elite and business / first class travellers. If you have been to a busy world class airport - e.g. SIN T2 or T3 but plenty of others to quote - then the quality of...

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by aerohottie
Tue May 22, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 56416

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

Non stop to Europe is a fact waiting to happen.The relentless technological progress of both engines and aerodynamics make it a certainty.This particular moment in time is interesting as it will be the 'first time' it has been achieved.Also (other than NZ) all major points of the globe will then ha...

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by aerohottie
Tue May 22, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 37688

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

In response to above comment and at the risk of repeating myself, I would say that the business lounge experience at AKL is lacking for Elite and business / first class travellers. If you have been to a busy world class airport - e.g. SIN T2 or T3 but plenty of others to quote - then the quality of...

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by aerohottie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Posted this in the Australian thread but figured it is just as relevant here IMHO Air NZ's announced trans-tasman flight changes aren't nearly enough additional capacity, and I think NZ have much more to come. Under the JV both NZ and VA stated or implied that VA contributed 30% of the capacity, but...

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by aerohottie
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 58110

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

IMHO Air NZ's announce trans-tasman flight changes aren't nearly enough additional capacity, and I think NZ have much more to come. Under the JV both NZ and VA stated or implied that VA contributed 30% of the capacity, but only 20% of the revenue. Air NZ's additional capacity amounts to about a 15% ...

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by aerohottie
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 36825

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

If NZ sells the seats and does FF and interlined baggage, how does that differ from Air NZ Link? Also if NZ put their brand on it, then said small airline can start affecting the brand safety image. https://s32.postimg.org/b6wzkd32d/checkmark.gif If NZ sells seats on it, and worse puts its branding...

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by aerohottie
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 593
Views: 58618

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - March 2018

From 7 Perth Mini interview onboard with AJ Looking at Perth to Paris, and either Berlin or Frankfurt. https://thewest.com.au/news/qantas/perth-to-london-nonstop-qantas-could-start-paris-direct-flights-from-late-2019-ng-b88784373z Also picked up on a report can't remember which one that noted that ...

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by aerohottie
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches daily AKL - DPS - DXB flight on 77W
Replies: 75
Views: 10112

Re: EK launches daily AKL - DPS - DXB flight on 77W

Why DPS?
I would've thought they'd prefer AKL-SIN-DXB to annoy SQ and NZ... or even AKL-BKK-DXB...
Very interesting...
I think NZ will pull out of DPS

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by aerohottie
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 28719

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

The 778 has 53 orders, 35 for EK, 10 for QR and 8 for EY though I would say the ones for EY are in doubt. I personally favour the 778 for QF and I would expect it would be a good fit for NZ as well. The 778 will more than meet NZ's capability requirements. But at 351t (vs 280t for the Airbus) it's ...

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by aerohottie
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166920

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

At 8 abreast of course.... The 787 is a 9 abreast aircraft and the 767 is a 7 abreast aircraft. Let's not contort the passengers to try to hit revenue targets. Its very hard to do an apple to apple comparison with equal comfort. The only way to make both comfort levels equal would be to use a 787 w...

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by aerohottie
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 166920

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

My calculations show the 767-300ER beats the fuel burn per seat of the 787-8 on trips below 3000nm. That's with 8AB. The 767-300ER also has lower trip costs on any distance the 767 can fly. I'd assume the 767 would be around 60% the price. So purchase price per seat is in the 767's favour also. At ...

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by aerohottie
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 32858

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

VirginFlyer wrote:
With the sale of a majority stake in the C Series programme to Airbus, and Air New Zealand's ongoing investment in maintenance of Pratt & Whitney engines, I wonder what the chances are now of an Air New Zealand C Series order?

V/F

One can only hope...

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by aerohottie
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017
Replies: 171
Views: 21959

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2017

[ Do they need more capacity there ex WLG? Ex AKL they don't want over capacity it's about the off peak times like the aircraft that overnight, they don't want widebodies there. VA are increasing ex AKL in some of the more off peak times aswell. I think NZ are losing relevance not only in WLG but a...

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by aerohottie
Sun May 21, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 44025

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

I'm beginning to think Virgin has a serious problem. In a domestic market with essentially two players, how can you not turn a profit? Fundamentally I think his strategy to take the airline into the higher yielding market has failed. He has pumped cost into the business but must be struggling to ma...

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by aerohottie
Thu May 18, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017
Replies: 402
Views: 44025

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2017

Air NZ dodged a bullet with this clown show... It really is time for VA to get profitable

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by aerohottie
Mon May 15, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 186910

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Eastbound? As in out over pacific and up over the pole? Is that right? I have seen an argument put forward that it may be quicker flying Sydney straight north up the coast of Australia up to Japan and then over the pole that way. It may be a bit longer but it was argued that the route is relatively...

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by aerohottie
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 21579

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

sunrisevalley wrote:
Based on NZ's 77W cabin layout what are the thoughts for a A35J/778X/779X layouts?

I'd imagine those aircraft would have very similar cabin layouts to the 77W.
But I think a possible 787-10 or A359 could be something like 34/35/240-250ish....

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by aerohottie
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 21579

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

An AFR article mentioned in the Australian Aviation thread discussed the viability of a direct SYD-LHR route with the A359ULR. The article quotes Alan Joyce stating that the A359ULR now has a 9,700nm range, 1,000nm more than was announced when Singapore Airlines ordered the aircraft. They also state...

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by aerohottie
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017
Replies: 225
Views: 21579

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2017

more information on NZ's choice of no J class on new A321's - but we knew it lol Air New Zealand has chosen to go the all-economy route for its new Airbus A321neo and A320neo jets, which will take wing later this year. The Star Alliance member has been steadily edging away from a commitment to busi...

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zkncj wrote:
NZ has launched its onboard product for the 32NEO, with no J now confirmed.

https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2017/04/0 ... 320321neo/

This is incredibly disappointing :-(

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by aerohottie
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 216
Views: 20835

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

Noted that the days chosen for the ADL upgauge are the "core" days NZ serves EZE and (I think) YVR. I guess they are the days with most demand. Definitely the days with the most potential as they cover YVR, SFO, LAX, IAH and EZE year round. Will AKL-PER get the same treatment with the sea...

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by aerohottie
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 21198

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

Quick question: Flying business class on Air NZ, are you able to take a guest with you into the lounge who is flying premium economy?

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by aerohottie
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 21198

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

DavidByrne wrote:
Gasman wrote:
Let's get real. In twenty years time we'll all still be here, discussing 21st Century transit options to AKL

Alas, you may be right. Even when there is a plan, getting it funded is sometimes an insurmountable obstacle.

Funding is most definitely not the problem... vision and political will are

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by aerohottie
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 21198

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

All that needs to happen is for the Government to allow infra-structure capital entities to build what is needed in exchange for a going rate of return. If it is rail, the rail operator will pay based on a guaranteed usage , say km's usage per month. If it is roading, surround the city with toll bo...

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by aerohottie
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post 2016 net income - $2.3bil; Q4 - $397mil
Replies: 20
Views: 3873

Re: United post 2016 net income - $2.3bil; Q4 - $397mil

For the full-year 2016, consolidated PRASM declined 5.4 percent compared to the prior year...not good in a market with cheap oil and less competition. On the surface that would appear to be the case. However a closer look at the numbers and commentary around their ongoing strategy suggests that the...

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by aerohottie
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 23095

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

[quote="aerohottie] Sunrisevalley how would the A359 or A359ULR do on AKL-ORD and AKL-JFK westbound routes? We often look at the fleet that Air NZ currently have and new versions of those aircraft, but what does the alternative look like in terms of performance. Would just be interested to kno...

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by aerohottie
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 23095

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Perhaps a very stupid question,could the 789 make AKL-IAH or IAH-ORD without a significant payload hit? Could the 778 do the routes with no payload hit? If so would AKL-JFK be within range with the 778 without significant payload hit? Would a AKL-JFK-LHR-JFK -AKL, assuming they could get approval f...

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by aerohottie
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 35749

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

IndianicWorld wrote:
With LATAM likely to launch SCL-MEL 3 x weekly non-stop from October 2017, wonder how NZ will react.

NZ has stated that it's EZE services had a high amount of transfer pax From MEL and this could put pressure on their feed on the route.


Hopefully NZ's response is direct AKL-GRU flights

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by aerohottie
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 35749

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

WLG-CBR has been going for over 2 months now, does anybody have any information on how it's been going so far. I've been quite interested in this flight since it began as I'm from here in Wellington. I've been hearing around that a lot of people have been using the service as what a suppose it was ...

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by aerohottie
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS launch 3rd daily LAX next May.
Replies: 55
Views: 8842

Re: Re:

I've heard that VS's upper class is big with Hollywood types, so I'm not necessarily surprised, although I kinda wonder why Delta wouldn't want to throw some of their own metal on this... The B listers and down, oh and Madonna. George Clooney and Chris Hemsworth a B listers??? Oh wait... don't worr...

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by aerohottie
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

…mmmmm not a good idea to charter from NZ - they don't have aircraft just sitting round waiting to be chartered by the RNZAF. The next thing we'd have would be NZ commercial flights being cancelled at short notice because the airforce suddenly wants a jet for the day!! The government should buy a f...

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by aerohottie
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

Plenty of cheap 777's, A330's and A345's on the market at the moment

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by aerohottie
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

Announcement of premium configured 787-9, and possibly a 787-10 order...

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by aerohottie
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 30232

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

Part #182 is now locked...

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by aerohottie
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22095

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

Can anybody illuminate and does anybody know if / when NZ are looking to a new seat for their premium cabin? I'd imagine NZ will start the process for a new Business seat sometime after 27 October (when QF announce their 787 seating) Really? Do NZ particularly care what QF do? They will refit the 7...

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by aerohottie
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22095

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

NZ321 wrote:
Can anybody illuminate and does anybody know if / when NZ are looking to a new seat for their premium cabin?

I'd imagine NZ will start the process for a new Business seat sometime after 27 October (when QF announce their 787 seating)

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by aerohottie
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22095

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

Wasn't Fyfe responsible for the Liz Findlay/Zambesi design? Both, perhaps? Fyfe became CEO in 2005 and the Zambezi Grey was introduced in October 2005. http://www.airnewzealand.com.au/press-r ... rm-16oct05 Although I guess the process could have been started pre-Fyfe. Then in 2010 Zambezi was ditc...

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by aerohottie
Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22095

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

Was standing at the top of Mt Vic as SQ flew by to land... looked fantastic!

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by aerohottie
Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 22095

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

Read an article on AusBT today - see link http://www.ausbt.com.au/air-new-zealand ... early-2017 where Chris Luxon is quoted as saying that Air NZ and Virgin combined carry approx 53% of Trans-tasman passengers. This number surprised me, I would have thought NZ would almost carry that on their own, ...

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by aerohottie
Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181
Replies: 279
Views: 28796

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 181

Anyone going to the NZ Airports Conference in Nelson over the next 3 days?

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