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by Megatop747-412
Fri Apr 05, 2002 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 2330

RE: China Airlines Cargo

I guess it could be so. Singapore Airlines Cargo flies to (or they used to!) places such as Dublin in Ireland (I think code is DUB), Sharjah to name a few. They don't serve DUB and Sharjah on pax flights. They also used to fly cargo-only route to ORD before they started pax flights via AMS last year...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Mar 05, 2002 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ News - No More CHC-SIN, AKL-SIN To Daily
Replies: 32
Views: 5155

RE: Air NZ News - No More CHC-SIN, AKL-SIN To Daily

TG992 - when did (or will) NZ and SQ's airshare agreement end? Any plans for renewal? Does that means that in future I can only use my Air Points on NZ-operated flights from now? As for a CHC-SIN flight were concerned over the last 15 years or so, I remember NZ has dropped it's CHC-SIN flight before...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Mar 04, 2002 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vale - Ansett Australia / 61 Years!
Replies: 40
Views: 2300

RE: Vale - Ansett Australia / 61 Years!

Well, I am also deeply saddened to see such a great airline go. Oh well at least I have had a chance to fly Ansett, altho in a rather "bizzare" circumstance, way back in Dec 98. I was originally booked on QF for BNE-SYD on Thursday 10 Dec 1998, but the QF flight was cancelled as the QF plane had a t...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Feb 25, 2002 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 At WLG
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

RE: 777 At WLG

NZ767:

Sorry I had to remove the link to the video clip as I had some problems - apprently the is corrupted. Will try and see if I can re-encode the video again.

Cheers!

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 22, 2002 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 At WLG
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

RE: 777 At WLG

I think the "772" here is causing a bit of confusion - at least on my earlier post. What I mean by "...G-YMMO is BA's Trent powered B772" should actually read "...G-YMMO is BA's Trent powered B777-236ER"... I think the BA's Trent powered B777-236ERs are all using Trent895-17 engines...


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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ADL International - 10 Years Of GA Service
Replies: 7
Views: 2277

RE: ADL International - 10 Years Of GA Service

I thot MAS flew to ADL longer than that - if I'm not mistaken it was somewhere in the 80s??...
Anyway I do agree how come no direct link to NZ? A colleague of mine recently had to fly into to ADL from WLG and the ticket cost more than one to SIN..!

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 At WLG
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

RE: 777 At WLG

Oh forgot - I did zoom in and hence managed to see the reg no - but I didn't look at the front so don't know if it has a name. Anyone knows??

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 22, 2002 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 At WLG
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

RE: 777 At WLG

I was near the fence at the south end of the runway, near the cargo terminal (I think it's the cargo terminals) coming in from Moa Point. Actually I saw it on Xtra's web page at about 8:30am (the page was updated at 7:50am) that say the Queen "has arrived" in the country! I thot she got it early and...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 22, 2002 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 At WLG
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

RE: 777 At WLG

BTW, just to add-on, remember there was a similar thread earlier on about the Queen's visit to NZ, and that discussion were gonig on about the range of BA's 772 coming direct from Jamaica, and that what series/engines would they be using? Well, it has been answered as G-YMMO is BA's Trent powered B7...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 22, 2002 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 At WLG
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

RE: 777 At WLG

Just to add on, the regn is G-YMMO (msn 30317, l/n 361, delvd 17Sep01, info from <a href="http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b777_f_0.htm" target=_blank>http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b777_f_0.htm</a>). And yes it is a Union Flag jet, one of BA's newest 777. Touch-down time was approx 0925hrs NZDT, ...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Feb 18, 2002 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another CX 742F Leaves The Fleet.
Replies: 19
Views: 2349

RE: Another CX 742F Leaves The Fleet.

Thanks people for your responses! Greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

 Smile

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Feb 18, 2002 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another CX 742F Leaves The Fleet.
Replies: 19
Views: 2349

RE: Another CX 742F Leaves The Fleet.

Sorry guys for my ignorance, but where abouts is Avalon may I ask? Thanks!

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by Megatop747-412
Wed Feb 13, 2002 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn New Zealand Spotters: Royal Visit 2002
Replies: 33
Views: 2090

RE: Attn New Zealand Spotters: Royal Visit 2002

VirginFlyer: Just checked out Bill Harms Airliner Census <a href="http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm" target=_blank>http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm</a>, and BA have several variants of the B777-236s. The first 5 B777s that Ba received were the "non-IGW/ER" variants, all powered by GE90-76...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 08, 2002 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Confirms 777 To CHC Later This Year
Replies: 24
Views: 3485

RE: SQ Confirms 777 To CHC Later This Year

Thanks TG992. Really appreciate it..!

 Smile

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 08, 2002 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Confirms 777 To CHC Later This Year
Replies: 24
Views: 3485

RE: SQ Confirms 777 To CHC Later This Year

Thanks Andrew and JaseWGTN... Good to hear that..!

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by Megatop747-412
Fri Feb 08, 2002 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Confirms 777 To CHC Later This Year
Replies: 24
Views: 3485

RE: SQ Confirms 777 To CHC Later This Year

I know this question is slightly off track, but I just wish to "tag on" to Docpepz's question for TG992?' TG992 - I have exactly the same question as Docpepz re the redeeming of AirPoints of SQ-operated code-share AirNZ flight to/from SIN, e.g. can I redeem AirPoints on NZ4285/4286 and/or NZ4297/429...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Feb 05, 2002 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn New Zealand Spotters: Royal Visit 2002
Replies: 33
Views: 2090

RE: Attn New Zealand Spotters: Royal Visit 2002

Blow - that means I may not get to see the B777 at WLG after all - was hoping for that, altho I too felt that, realistically, it does not seem quite possible for a B777 to come in at WLG, let alone depart from WLG..?

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Jan 28, 2002 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ To Taipei.
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

RE: Air NZ To Taipei.

I too wondered about the same question - why "?? Asia" for some airlines, e.g. BAA (British Asia), Qantas Asia, and Swissair Asia?... Don't quite understand how that works... VirginFlyer - your comment do seemed fair and valid, but then, what about heaps of other SE-Asian carriers like SQ, MH, TG et...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have SQ Started Flying 9V-SP_ Series 744's To Akl?
Replies: 16
Views: 2002

RE: Have SQ Started Flying 9V-SP_ Series 744's To Akl?

Hi guys: Great to hear that NZ (AKL) seemed to getting some kind of a "product upgrades" from SQ... Anyway, as an answer (note - this is just my own opinion) to someone's question (I think it's JaseWGTN) abt why NZ (AKL) get "old" aircraft... Well, it's been pointed out that the first 8 SQ B744s 9V-...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue Jan 08, 2002 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS Sole 743M For Sale!
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

RE: MAS Sole 743M For Sale!

SQ did operate 3 743M Combi versions, in addition to 11 all-pax B743s. They did manage to sell off their B743Ms a couple of years ago. And according to Bill Harms Commercial Aircraft Census <a href="http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b747_f_0.htm" target=_blank>http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b747_f_...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon Oct 22, 2001 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Home Airport's Website?
Replies: 77
Views: 3816

RE: What Is Your Home Airport's Website?

My home airport is Wellington, NZ. URL : <a href="http://www.wellington-airport.co.nz" target=_blank>http://www.wellington-airport.co.nz</a> URL for other (major) airports in NZ: Auckland International - <a href="http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz" target=_blank>http://www.auckland-airport.co.nz</a> ...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu Sep 13, 2001 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Part Of My Family Is Gone...
Replies: 83
Views: 5282

RE: Part Of My Family Is Gone...

B737-900X:

My heartfelt condolences to your and your family over this tragic event.

My God bless all those who perished and each and everyone of your family.

Regards
Megatop

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by Megatop747-412
Tue May 29, 2001 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Names Behind The Airports
Replies: 22
Views: 2120

RE: The Names Behind The Airports

Csavel: I think Kingsford-Smith is an aviation pioneer in Australia (I'm not 100% sure about this tho, just recalled I read is somewhere. Can someone confirm this?) Bangkok Don Muang - I think it's the name of an ex-Thai PM (Prime Minister). And "old" Kuala Lumpur airport in Subang - Sultan Abdul Az...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue May 29, 2001 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Only My Local Airport.....
Replies: 27
Views: 2130

RE: If Only My Local Airport.....

My current "home" airport is WLG - Wellington, New Zealand... If only WLG had... - A longer runway, so that larger a/c can land/takeoff. Currently, the largest a/c that can land is a B767, that too with weight restriction. - More direct flight to Asia, i.e. HKG, SIN, BKK, etc - More airlines like SQ...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 28, 2001 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 757 And 737
Replies: 15
Views: 553

RE: SQ 757 And 737

Oh yes GUNDU - forgot abt the B737-300 freighter...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 28, 2001 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 757 And 737
Replies: 15
Views: 553

RE: SQ 757 And 737

You're both very welcome instead. I think a big thanks should also go to Bill Harms for his wonderful web site - I've posted the URL in my earlier post. His web site it truely remarkable - I suggest you sign-up to his mailing list if you're keen, you'll be kept up-to-date with changes.

Regards

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 28, 2001 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Idea Whether SQ Ever Flew To YYZ
Replies: 25
Views: 2504

RE: Any Idea Whether SQ Ever Flew To YYZ

Hi everyone: I recallred that SQ started 3 times a week SIN-VIE-AMS-YYZ way back in 1991, and as Jubilee777 mentioned, due to some confilct with AC, it first bacame SIN-AMS-YYZ and later ceased altogether. For the record, the AMS-YYZ sector was the first scheduled all pax TransAtlantic flight by any...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 28, 2001 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 757 And 737
Replies: 15
Views: 553

RE: SQ 757 And 737

SQFFP: DeltaAirlines is right abt the planes - however, that was ALL the B757s that SQ ever operated. For the regord, their former regn was 9V-SGL (now N750AT), 9V-SGK (N751AT), 9V-SGN (N752AT) and 9V-SGM (N757AT). And as for Zizou's comments, well, SQ's actually DID operate some B737s (in the early...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 25, 2001 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is The 737-800 Called 737NG
Replies: 15
Views: 3543

RE: Why Is The 737-800 Called 737NG

Well, I generally think that the "NG" and "Classic" designator is more of an "acronym" to refer to a "group" of a/c of slightly different models. Each a/c type in the "group" still has it's own -number designators. E.g., as mentioned, "NG" refers to B737-600/700/800/900 IN GENERAL... So, when someon...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 25, 2001 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Used To Fly To Oz.
Replies: 16
Views: 2858

RE: Airlines That Used To Fly To Oz.

Yeah - I think Aviatsiya is right re JAT ops into OZ. I remember they used to fly via SIN, on their way from Belgrade - SYD or MEL vv...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu May 24, 2001 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Used To Fly To Oz.
Replies: 16
Views: 2858

RE: Airlines That Used To Fly To Oz.

I thot at one stage Pan Am used to fly to OZ too??..

And, there are 2 other (now defunct) low cost NZ carriers - remember one is something like Kiwi2000 (can't remember the other)...I think Kiwi2k operated for only 2-3 months before folding...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu May 24, 2001 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines With Fifth Freedom Routes
Replies: 10
Views: 4542

RE: Airlines With Fifth Freedom Routes

If I'm not mistaken, I think MH (Malaysia airlines) and SQ (Singapore Airlines) too have the following fifth freedom routes... MH: LAX-TPE (?? not sure) LAx-NRT (?? note sure) EWR-DXB (quite sure abt this) SQ: LAX-NRT LAX-TPE SFO-HKG SFO-SEL JFK-FRA EWR-AMS ORD-AMS (maybe, when they start in Sept/Oc...

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by Megatop747-412
Wed May 23, 2001 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

RE: 777 Question

I think the incident that B767-400er mentioned happened in MEL a couple of months ago...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue May 22, 2001 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is FL370?
Replies: 23
Views: 16777

RE: What Is FL370?

SIA_B777

Just to add on to Hawaiian717's note, FL (or flight level) is the term used to denote the altitude above a certain number of feet - I think it is used to descript alt >10,000 feet. Basically, the FL number is the feet minus the last 2 zeros - e.g. FL310 would be 31,000ft...

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by Megatop747-412
Tue May 22, 2001 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheek Of Air New Zealand
Replies: 89
Views: 4912

RE: Cheek Of Air New Zealand

Re Aduum's post... You're right the competition people would not allow it. That's why (perhaps - I may be wrong) NZ chose to have SQ on board as parent rather that QF, at the time when they offered to sell off 25% or them (NZ). I think, for some reason or other, the definitely want to hold on to AN,...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 21, 2001 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B744 AKL-LAX Without Winglets?
Replies: 23
Views: 3002

RE: UA B744 AKL-LAX Without Winglets?

Ceilidh... I think that you've got the winglet stuff mixed up too, as AC320 said. The certainly do reduce drag in cruise over long range, and AFAIK, "standard" B747-400s come with winglets, the only ones that does not (B747-400s) are the B747-400D Domestic variant for the 2 Japanese airlines (ANA an...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 21, 2001 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B744 AKL-LAX Without Winglets?
Replies: 23
Views: 3002

RE: UA B744 AKL-LAX Without Winglets?

I thot the A340 has them - anyone seen an A340 (or even A330) without winglets?... Or do you mean the B767ERs?...

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 21, 2001 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B744 AKL-LAX Without Winglets?
Replies: 23
Views: 3002

RE: UA B744 (flew) AKL-LAX Without Winglets?

Sorry people...

I guess the more appripriate topic/subject could be : UA B744 flew AKL-LAX without winglets?

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by Megatop747-412
Mon May 21, 2001 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B744 AKL-LAX Without Winglets?
Replies: 23
Views: 3002

UA B744 AKL-LAX Without Winglets?

Saw it on this morning NZ Herald Web Site & Papers <a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=190037&thesection=news&thesubsection=general" target=_blank>http://www.nzherald.co.nz/storydisplay.cfm?storyID=190037&thesection=news&thesubsection=general</a> Actually, the story was about...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 18, 2001 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Sues New Zealand's Gov!
Replies: 20
Views: 1857

RE: United Sues New Zealand's Gov!

Add to Jet_guys comments... Well, the NZ Govt is now doing all possible to stop the spread of diseases, such as the foot-n-mouth etc. If you've been in NZ, you'd have seen their ads - "Stop Foon-N-Mouth, by word of mouth!" Basically urging us to tell friends/relatives to stop bringing/sending food s...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 18, 2001 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting In AKL, New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

RE: Spotting In AKL, New Zealand

Should be isn't it? Yes it's a good nice spot. I remember on the opposite of the road/parkup area there's a field where you sometimes see cattle roaming around... And the parkup by the road side is on a tiny hill, so you actually get a good view over the airport apron as well. If you're armed with a...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 18, 2001 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand 747-200 Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1951

RE: Air New Zealand 747-200 Question

Kiwi dave:

If you're referring to ZK-NZV (AirNZ's regn), then I think it's now G-VZZZ is Virgin atlantic's colours. That's according to Bill Harms census site - check it out at http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm

Cheers!

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 18, 2001 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting In AKL, New Zealand
Replies: 6
Views: 1794

RE: Spotting In AKL, New Zealand

Hi Jimmy: TG992 is right abt the places... Anyway, if I'm not mistaken, the walk from the terminals to the outdoor viewing area should not be too bad - altho it could be a bit far. I think you'll pass by AirNZ maintenance hangar as you walk from the terminal, and if you're lucky, you could see some ...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu May 17, 2001 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir
Replies: 9
Views: 948

RE: SilkAir

I think they have a few more coming, but all are A319/A320....Don't think they've ordered/plan to order any wide bodies anytime soon

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by Megatop747-412
Thu May 17, 2001 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old 747s
Replies: 5
Views: 1354

RE: Old 747s

I think the correct URL shd be http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm, or as depicted in the link published by FBWless. Or you can just type http://www.bird.ch/bharms and it'll redirect. The mailing list option is an excellent thing - Bill will notify you (if you sign up) as and when he make chages ...

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by Megatop747-412
Thu May 17, 2001 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Statuses
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

RE: Flight Statuses

Growly150: Well, the closest thing I've got to knowing the "status" of a flight with a/c regn is the Amsterdam Schiphol web site flight info. Now, this only gives you arrival/departure details of flight in and out of AMS/SPL, but it's the only airport flight info web site (so far that I've encounter...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 11, 2001 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing 747s
Replies: 20
Views: 1709

RE: Landing 747s

CX flybox - interesting indeed all the posts and info you provided... Anyway, I once (last Aug to be exact) I flew on a SQ B744 SIN-AKL, and after landing in AKL, the captain "announced" that the landing that he's supposedly just performed was an autoland and not him doing it (I posted the excellent...

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 11, 2001 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-541 / 642's So Far.
Replies: 34
Views: 2439

RE: A340-541 / 642's So Far.

Tupolev154b2:

I think the number "1" or "2" in the -641 and -642 is the engine type - this was discussed in another thread before abt Airbus plane numbering...Basically, the last digit in the Airbus numbering convention is the engine type used....



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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 11, 2001 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plane Names?
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

RE: Air New Zealand Plane Names?

Thanks ZK-NBT - Te Arawa is the one I missed out....

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by Megatop747-412
Fri May 11, 2001 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand Plane Names?
Replies: 3
Views: 3162

RE: Air New Zealand Plane Names?

Let me try and recall - I may be wrong...

Here goes...

ZK-NZV "AOTEA"
ZK-NZW "TAINUI"
ZK-NZX "TAKITIMU"
ZK-NZY or ZK-NZZ - either one is TOKOMARU, and I can't remember...

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