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by LamboAston
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 25552

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Grounded Fiji Airways aircraft back in service "THE Fiji Airways Boeing 737-700 aircraft that was involved in a cabin depressurisation incident last month is back in service. While en-route to Honolulu, Hawaii from Christmas Island on October 10, Fiji Airways flight FJ822 was forced to descend...

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by LamboAston
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 27246

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

Air NZ will go for the A350-900 A350 seems a better fit I think the A359 and A35K have an even chance Can we just take a moment to appreciate how incredibly beautiful NZ's livery would look on an A350? Just look at those winglets! :hyper: https://forums.x-plane.org/screenshots/monthly_01_2015/d6070...

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by LamboAston
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc
Replies: 184
Views: 31349

Re: Qantas Fleet Thread - Repaint, WIFI, refurbs etc

Is VH-QPJ still in the Gay330 livery?

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by LamboAston
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines receives first 787-9
Replies: 18
Views: 4216

Re: Ethiopian Airlines receives first 787-9

787-9 schedule according to airlineroute.net; Addis Ababa – Brazzaville – Pointe Noire – Addis Ababa eff 03DEC17 1 of 6 weekly (Day 7) operated by 787-9, replacing -8 Addis Ababa – Cape Town eff 06DEC17 787-9 operating 1 of 7 weekly service (2 weekly from 15DEC17) Addis Ababa – Chengdu eff 10DEC17 ...

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by LamboAston
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines receives first 787-9
Replies: 18
Views: 4216

Re: Ethiopian Airlines receives first 787-9

I'll probably be on it in economy next year, so will give a verdict on it then. It would be my 3rd operator of the 789, and 4th flight

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by LamboAston
Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Christchurch Airport has released its long term plan to 2040. It appears to show development of the terminal building, adding more gates to both the domestic and international ends of the terminal, minor extensions to both runways, and extensive redevelopment of the parking area requiring the destr...

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by LamboAston
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Does anyone know when the last Mt Cook ATR72-200 (not 500/600) was retired?

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by LamboAston
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New frequencies between France and China?
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

Re: New frequencies between France and China?

A few months ago, France and China signed an agreement to more than double frequencies between the countries: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1359875 Since the agreement has been signed, have airlines already added new frequencies? Regards Is Hong Kong or Taiwan included in this, or ...

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by LamboAston
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Certainly nothing in the online schedules I just clicked through each week in November and it’s 77W’s and 77E’s 5-6 weekly. There is certainly 777 maintenance through November though but NZ would usually have updated long haul schedules more than 2-3 weeks out. I don't understand this. Aren't the 7...

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by LamboAston
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:34 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: 191575

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

It is tiring, but its what Australian executives need to do. When you need to spend 24 hours on an aircraft just to get there you maximise the time you've got. You could leave on the Saturday night, arrive Sunday and have a day to recover, but that means losing Sunday with your family. You're alrea...

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by LamboAston
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 25552

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

QF barely serves the Pacific Islands, they only do SYD-NOU (JQ does some NAN services). Qantas's Pacific Islands service mainly comes through FJ, which they have a 46% stake in and treat as like Jetstar when it comes to Codesharing and Frequent Flyer. They also codeshare with Air Niugini and Air Va...

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by LamboAston
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

I imagine Sounds are looking at beech 1900D or Saab 340. There isn't much else they can look at is their? ATR 42 seems too big. Don't rate the chances of EMB120. Thoughts? They publicly stated a few months ago that the 1900D and S340 were their two preferred options. Some ex-Eagle Air 1900Ds are st...

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by LamboAston
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 63778

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

EY B77W upgauge ;) EK413 Not CX swapping the A330 for A350? No that has already being announced The rumour I have heard is EY is considering upgrading from 789 to 77W I think you mean up gauging. Having flown on the EY 789 and 77W back to back, the 77W was much worse (with a crabby crew), so a 77W ...

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by LamboAston
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

[ I agree QR don't have many A380's so AKL seems a stretch, seasonal maybe where LHR/CDG get downguaged. Given AKL-DOH looks to be almost 1 hour beyond AKL-DXB, that additional hours fuel will be a killer to carry for 17 hours, and I was reading that EK already block out 100 seats on their A380's a...

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by LamboAston
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 192 fire on a Container Loader in Hong Kong
Replies: 78
Views: 23647

Re: American Airlines 192 fire in cargo hold in Hong Kong

Close-up of the damage: https://imagr.eu/up/uQzab_543907.png Looks like a write off. Very unlikely. Not much damage from what we can see, so probably replacing a few parts and a clean, and off it goes. Probably a week or two. Look at the BA 772 at LAS. That is now back in service. The A380 operatin...

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by LamboAston
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

I will happily stand for a few seconds to get a more comfortable bed. If the crew sees me starting to get ready for bed and wants to do the work, fine with me. If they are busy elsewhere I'm happy to do it myself I don't mind the standing really, but it triggered such bizarre behaviour from the cre...

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by LamboAston
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation
Replies: 391
Views: 57484

Re: Hurricane Irma's Impact on Aviation

http://www.sxmairport.com/

KLM and Air France earlier said that they will resume flights from October 29th onwards. Slowly the island is recovering from Irma

Fantastic. Who's first back in? Local carriers (winair etc?)
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Sand0rf wrote:
SXM is to reopen for commercial aviation on October 10th.

http://www.sxmairport.com/

KLM and Air France earlier said that they will resume flights from October 29th onwards. Slowly the island is recovering from Irma

Fantastic. Who's first back in? Local carriers (winair etc?)

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by LamboAston
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Yemen Government gets 757-200
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

Re: Yemen Government gets 757-200

Yes, I know this is an old thread. They probably bought it as it was cheaper to operate than their 747s, including an SP.

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by LamboAston
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 72012

Re: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded

I heard on other forums that Jet2 (two days ago) and Ryanair (3 days ago) have been in talks with Boeing to get the Max8s.

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by LamboAston
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Airlines ceases operations, thousands stranded
Replies: 391
Views: 72012

Re: Monarch in trouble (again)...?

lee757 wrote:
https://www.caa.co.uk/News/News-files/CAA-launches-flying-programme-to-bring-110,000-customers-back-to-UK-in-response-to-Monarch-Airlines-administration/

Says 30 aircraft. I count less than 15 mentioned on here. What are the others?

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by LamboAston
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 654
Views: 63778

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - October 2017

I thought NZ were doing AKL-Norfolk Is.-SYD and back the same way with a A320 a couple of times a week? They are, QF haven't done Norfolk Is since they retired the DC-4. QF do serve Lord Howe Is, with Qantas Link Dash 8's. Only NLK-SYD now. They pulled out of AKL-NLK. Air Nauru operated flights for...

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by LamboAston
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 687
Views: 200950

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DK_-SAMVYAANoZr.jpg:large https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/01/engine-breaks-up-on-air-france-a380-forcing-emergency-landing-in-canada#img-1 From that photo it looks like there was oil leakage at some point. The question was whether that continued to the grou...

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by LamboAston
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Also, NZL has undertaken customer flights, and is estimated for delivery on October 5th.

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by LamboAston
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

Does anyone know how the All Blacks travelled to and from Argentina for the game this weekend? I'd have thought maybe NZ would put a 77W on but looks like it's all 787 - do they simply split their travel (I'm assuming they go business), in which case quite a gap between NZ flights, or do they go wi...

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by LamboAston
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017
Replies: 448
Views: 36524

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - October 2017

PlanemanofNZ, from the last thread, on the sign in AIT, it says up to 737-300. I'm not sure how they'd handle customs and immigration - you can walk straight from the street to the apron, and only have an openable gate to the apron to stop you. Fuel wise, it is all containerised and shipped in a cou...

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by LamboAston
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 29318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

Air New Zealand codeshare with Air Rarotonga (their biggest plane is a SAAB 340). See https://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/co-operation-partners-air-rarotonga If Air New Zealand can codeshare with a regional airline like Air Rarotonga, why can they not also do so with a similar airline in New Zealand, l...

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And it is AAB we are talking about here. He has a big mouth
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lostsound wrote:
qf789 wrote:
According to Qatar CEO 778 doesn't need any more range

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 5977773058



What they meant to say is "We don't want Qantas eliminating our LON-Australia business"

And it is AAB we are talking about here. He has a big mouth

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by LamboAston
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 29318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

After the crash of Kiwi West Beech Queenair ZK-TIK in Mar 1995, Air NZ said they would not codeshare with a third level operator again. I seem to recall them saying again recently (in light of cuts to services to certain regional centres and other operators picking those up) that they didn't intend...

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by LamboAston
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 29318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

Re new destinations, and focusing on North America:I calculate that a new destination served three times weekly would add about 7.5% to NZ's capacity (at summer peak) to North Ameerica. For an airline which wants to expand its market share over rivals (especially in the Australia-North America mark...

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by LamboAston
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 29318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

ZK-NEM is now a new Black Beauty.
Photo credit Yorden Van de Weteringh

Image

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by LamboAston
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:26 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: 191575

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

Might want to study geography a bit harder...... Actually, I did. But clearly not very well--- else you'd know that there's quite a few more routes from the USA that fall under the OEM definition of 16hr+ ULH than that. You'd probably also know that going via the EU is the short way to JNB for much...

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by LamboAston
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 29318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

The Fokker family isn't ETOPS certified, so neither would be able to operate the route. Last decade Norfolk Jet Express used to have an F100 (operated by Alliance) flying between Norfolk Island and Auckland, Brisbane and Sydney - wouldn't the legs from Norfolk to Australia be a bit beyond 60 minute...

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by LamboAston
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 11882

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread

Just noticed that at HNL, the Kalitta 742 is at the cargo terminal (now retired), and the tail boom of a helicopter on the taxiway south of 26R exactly south of the 22L intersection on google maps

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by LamboAston
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 25552

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

For those following this thread who may not yet have seen it, there is now a Hawaiian Aviation Thread Which raises the question, when 2018 rolls around would people prefer to keep a single Pacific Islands Aviation thread, or create a few specific ones for each country that warrants it (for instance...

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by LamboAston
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:39 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: 191575

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

Really, from America the only comparable flights are like LAX-EU-JNB/CPT. Might want to study geography a bit harder...... Actually, I did. https://www.greatcirclemapper.net/en/great-circle-mapper.html?route=KJFK&aircraft=&range=15000 https://www.greatcirclemapper.net/en/great-circle-mapper...

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by LamboAston
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 29318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

I hope it does. The time is ripe for NZ or VA to launch CBR-WLG. SQ have proved that. Obviously they are not going to as long as SQ is on the route. So should the time come that SQ goes direct 3-4 x per week then there we have it - a new route opportunity for NZ. I think for AKL-CBR to work it woul...

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by LamboAston
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:14 pm
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: 191575

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

You'd be surprised at the number of people that step off the QF1 and go straight to work. Have done it myself a few times. Five days in Europe then back on the QF2 on Friday night. That would be tiring It is tiring, but its what Australian executives need to do. When you need to spend 24 hours on a...

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by LamboAston
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 27246

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

BTW I do not agree that NZ's long haul plane of the future is 787-9 and 77W. That's nonsense if you look at what's happening out there and what is going to unfold, according to NZ. Namely 772 and 77W to be replaced. 772 and 77W have commonality. But NZ needs every bit of efficiency it can get with ...

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by LamboAston
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 42510

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

QF sent VH-OEG back to AKL yesterday afternoon as well According to flightradar/flightaware OEG is still in Sydney as of PM yesterday. Are you sure they did another rotation? All other 747s are are currently elsewhere. There wasn't another flight. I would have heard about it, as a 744 is a big deal...

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by LamboAston
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 42510

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

QF 744/ER VH-OEG refueling QF 738 and JQ 320 in AKL http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Qantas747Refuel_027_olliedale_750.jpg http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Qantas747Refuel_031_olliedale_750.jpg http://australianaviation.com.au/wp-content/uploads...

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by LamboAston
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 27246

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

Seeing as NZ has never had an Airbus widebody, this seems like it's in the bag for the 777X. I personally hope it's the -8 because the 200 appears to me on the stubby side, and the 300 on the long side, with the -8 length in the happy medium, but only NZ really knows what aircraft truly fits their ...

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by LamboAston
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X
Replies: 149
Views: 27246

Re: Air NZ eyes non-stop AKL-ORD and EWR flights, eyes A350/B777X

Would it be JFK or EWR? Didn't see it specified in the article....although EWR would make sense because of Star Alliance. EDIT https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2017/09/09/as-ultra-long-haul-flying-takes-off-air-new-zealand-eyes-auckland-new-york/amp/ This a...

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by LamboAston
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 395
Views: 42510

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - September 2017

And VH-OEG is in AKL tankering fuel for JQ and Jetconnect

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by LamboAston
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 29318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

dhaliwal wrote:
Anybody know why there is a qantas 747-400 at AKL today? I thought QF only sent A330s on their daily runs to NZ. I couldn't make out the registration of the 747.

VH-OEG. Tankering fuel for JQ and Jetconnect

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by LamboAston
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 20744

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

Aviation fuel tanker to hit road for Auckland The first of a fleet of tankers will hit the road today to transport jet fuel to Auckland Airport, as airlines say the worst of the disruption is over. ... Mobil Oil New Zealand manager Andrew McNaught, speaking for major fuel companies, said a fully la...

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by LamboAston
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 29318

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - September 2017

aerorobnz wrote:
For those interested, we stayed onboard in MEL, and QR changed the crew over to new crew, we refuelled and departed. I was fortunate to have a block of 3 seats to myself for the flight.

As I thought

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by LamboAston
Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 20744

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

ZK-NBT wrote:
LamboAston wrote:
cskok8 wrote:
What is NZ 30 (AKL-EZE) doing? Don't think there is any place to refuel

I heard PPT


According to a hearld link the aircraft will do a positioning run to WLG to fill up enough to do AKL-EZE non stop.

In WLG now

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by LamboAston
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations
Replies: 147
Views: 20744

Re: Auckland Airport Fuel Shortage - Resulting in diversions and cancellations

cskok8 wrote:
What is NZ 30 (AKL-EZE) doing? Don't think there is any place to refuel

I heard PPT

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by LamboAston
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 259
Views: 25552

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Tokelau chopper deal linked to Samoa's Polynesian Airlines 2:07 pm on 23 June 2017 Documents show Tokelau's controversial helicopter buy was part of a proposed deal with Polynesian Airlines to run air services from Samoa to the New Zealand territory. Earlier this year it emerged the territory had p...

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