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Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:26 pm

Air NZ Press Release

3 August 2007
Air New Zealand Purchases Boeing 777-300ERs
Air New Zealand announced today that it will purchase four Boeing 777-300
Extended Range (ER) aircraft, as it continues to implement its wide-body fleet
renewal programme.
Chief Executive Officer Rob Fyfe says the aircraft will be delivered in parallel with the
airline’s Boeing 787-9 between late 2010 and 2011. The airline has also secured
purchase options for a further three B777-300ER aircraft.
The purchase of the four Boeing 777-300ERs, which was achieved based on prices
agreed in 2004, represents a substantial discount to today’s list price of USD$1.1
billion.


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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:28 pm

...surprised it took this long  Wink
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:29 pm

I am more than willing to assume that these aircraft will be dedicated solely to the London flights, and in down time service to Sydney or Melbourne..

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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:32 pm

Quoting FLYGUY767 (Reply 2):
I am more than willing to assume that these aircraft will be dedicated solely to the London flights, and in down time service to Sydney or Melbourne..

You are dead right. These aircraft are to be used primarily for service to LHR via HKG and LAX.

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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:32 pm

Will these craft be replacing the 744?

What about US west coast service on 773ER?
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:52 pm

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Busine...raft/2007/08/03/1185648116353.html

Quote:
The airline will move to a full 777 and 787 twin engine fleet for long haul flights around 2012, phasing out the Boeing 747 and 767s as the new aircraft are introduced.
 
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:58 pm

Quoting Ruscoe (Thread starter):
Air New Zealand announced today that it will purchase four Boeing 777-300
Extended Range (ER) aircraft, as it continues to implement its wide-body fleet
renewal programme.

The question for me is: Are these part of the 13 Unidentified 777's Boeing booked this week? The timing would suggest that it is. . .


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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:58 pm

thats too bad i was really hoping they were going to order the 748, it seems more and more likely that airlines are moving to twins instead of quads, except for the larger airlines like BA and LH that need the capacity, but still i was sure NZ would order the 748
 
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:18 pm

Interesting only 4 have been purchased with 3 more options. Does this mean Fyfe has changed his initial plan on 1 new route every year? It seems as though they would definitely have a shortage if they tried doing this. Will NZ be ordering any more 787s in the near future so it can start expanding a bit more when the 767s and 747s get phased out?
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:39 pm

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 1):
...surprised it took this long  

Well, I suppose they were considering the possibility of ordering that degenerate, backwards quad.  Wink
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:00 pm

Quoting Brons2 (Reply 4):
Will these craft be replacing the 744?

What about US west coast service on 773ER?

Yes, they will replace the 744 fleet, and therefore will be replacing the 744 to LAX and LHR, also the flight through HKG to LHR.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 8):
nteresting only 4 have been purchased with 3 more options. Does this mean Fyfe has changed his initial plan on 1 new route every year? It seems as though they would definitely have a shortage if they tried doing this. Will NZ be ordering any more 787s in the near future so it can start expanding a bit more when the 767s and 747s get phased out?

As I just posted in the NZ Aviation thread, don't read too much into the 3 options, as we are going to be taking all 7 aircraft. More 787s are on the horizon also, though I can't give you a definite order/option date yet.

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:04 pm

Is this an LOI or a confirmed order? Have they made the order yet?

Well still they might order the B 747-8 in the future. You never know. As they said they might order a mixture of B 777-300ER and B 747-8 and not either one.

My 2 cents.

The B 747-400s will be around and will still be on the AKL-HKG-LHR, AKL-LAX-LHR run for a while
 
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:17 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 11):
Is this an LOI or a confirmed order? Have they made the order yet?

Its an order. Rob Fyfe signed it this afternoon. The 744s will be around until about 2011.

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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:18 pm

It makes perfect sense from a fleet commonality standpoint given that they already fly the 772. It's always nice to see their 744s here at LAX, and it's always interesting to see at T2 in the evenings all three long-haul types (763, 744, and 772). But they are running the airline, we aren't, so I'm sure they know better. For those that are lamenting that this means one less 748 customer, well, I'm sure that frame will find more buyers as the program advances (just like the A380 did with time).

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:31 pm

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 10):
As I just posted in the NZ Aviation thread, don't read too much into the 3 options, as we are going to be taking all 7 aircraft. More 787s are on the horizon also, though I can't give you a definite order/option date yet.

Will Air NZ go for the 787-8 or 787-3 to have in their fleet as well, i know they changed a/c to the 9 but all 3 models could fit into Air NZ's fleet?

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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:34 pm

Quoting Charles79 (Reply 13):
It makes perfect sense from a fleet commonality standpoint given that they already fly the 772.

To be sure, their 777-200ERs use Rolls-Royce powerplants, while these new ships use General Electric.
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:38 pm

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 14):
Will Air NZ go for the 787-8 or 787-3 to have in their fleet as well, i know they changed a/c to the 9 but all 3 models could fit into Air NZ's fleet?

There is some talk about the 787-3, but nothing concrete as far as I know.

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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:54 pm

Hello. Its a Long time since I posted here. But my concern is with two engine planes flying over long distances.
I definitely feel safer flying on a 4 Engine than 2. I realise with ETOPS that its OK. But you do need somewhere close to land if one Engine goes down.
and on the AKL-LAX route. there are not too many handy mid trip landing spots.
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:24 pm

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 16):
There is some talk about the 787-3, but nothing concrete as far as I know.

Thanks NZ1, guess we will have to wait and see for that one. But i would think that would be good for trans tasman routes especially if QF is operating the 787 accross the ditch with the fuel and product benifits.
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:25 pm

With NZ's new product of J, Y+ and Y, they fit a lot of seats on a plane. The 772 holds 313, one can assume the 77W will carry about 380 pax, not "50 more" since that is based on 365 seat 3-class, while the 772 holds 301 three class. Expect 42J, 36Y+ and 302Y, similar to the 386 seat 744. Basically a direct 744 replacement.
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:16 pm

Quoting Stuarts8 (Reply 17):
Hello. Its a Long time since I posted here. But my concern is with two engine planes flying over long distances.
I definitely feel safer flying on a 4 Engine than 2. I realise with ETOPS that its OK. But you do need somewhere close to land if one Engine goes down.
and on the AKL-LAX route. there are not too many handy mid trip landing spots.

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:01 pm

Quoting Stuarts8 (Reply 17):
Hello. Its a Long time since I posted here. But my concern is with two engine planes flying over long distances.
I definitely feel safer flying on a 4 Engine than 2. I realise with ETOPS that its OK. But you do need somewhere close to land if one Engine goes down.
and on the AKL-LAX route. there are not too many handy mid trip landing spots.
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ETOPS isn't too much of an issue as long as NZ do not choose to operate direct to Sout America or to Africa.
 
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:19 pm

Good to see NZ introducing another variant of the 777. I know for sure NZ will be happy with the 300ER. I expect more purchases in the future if this is indeed a 744 replacement.

Quoting N328KF (Reply 15):
To be sure, their 777-200ERs use Rolls-Royce powerplants, while these new ships use General Electric.

The 767's use GE and some of their 744 use GE. So no big issue.

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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:57 pm

Quoting Stuarts8 (Reply 17):
I definitely feel safer flying on a 4 Engine than 2. I realise with ETOPS that its OK. But you do need somewhere close to land if one Engine goes down.
and on the AKL-LAX route. there are not too many handy mid trip landing spots.

I thought the same thing last time I was on the 777 from LAX to AKL. Kind of scary thinking just 15 years ago this would have been impossible. But aviation keeps on improving reliability and performance of aircraft technologies. Consider 50 years ago that route was impossible direct, and with 4 engines was amazing. I just hope the ETOPS rules don't slack and no one has an issue with engines over the ETOPS / ocean. We're only human and mistakes unfortunately are in our nature. On the other hand I booked the 777 flight because it was a 777, and did find it much more comfortable versus the 747-400 on the return route.
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:06 pm

Quoting Stuarts8 (Reply 17):
I definitely feel safer flying on a 4 Engine than 2

This statement is a little ignorant don't you think bearing in mind the huge numbers of 777s and 787s and to a lessor extent A330s (mid range). You simply do not need 4 engines for long haul. The two engine philosophy of the 777 launched in 1990 ultimately killed the A340 Quad and forced Airbus into a rapid about turn on the "4 engines 4 long haul" They realised a little late that it was "2 engines 2 make money" With regard to your statement statiscally you are in far more danger travelling to the Airport than on an ETOPs twin. You honestly have more chance of winning the lottery than picking a double engine failure (Gimli glider and Air Transat excepted and no one was killed in those)

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 22):
Quoting N328KF (Reply 15):
To be sure, their 777-200ERs use Rolls-Royce powerplants, while these new ships use General Electric.

The 767's use GE and some of their 744 use GE. So no big issue.

I could never understand why NZ bought Trents for their 772s when they were always likely to obtain 77W and therefore the mighty GE 90 115B.

The ANZ 777-300ERs are going to look impressive especially at MEL & SYD in amongst QF aircraft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:23 pm

Quoting Stuarts8 (Reply 17):
Hello. Its a Long time since I posted here.

....I see why.....

Quoting Stuarts8 (Reply 17):
But my concern is with two engine planes flying over long distances.
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:23 pm

Quoting Stuarts8 (Reply 17):
Hello. Its a Long time since I posted here. But my concern is with two engine planes flying over long distances.
I definitely feel safer flying on a 4 Engine than 2. I realise with ETOPS that its OK. But you do need somewhere close to land if one Engine goes down.

Your joking right?  rotfl   rotfl 


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Congrats to NZ and Boeing!

I got this from the article.

Selecting Boeing 777 and 787-900 jetliners means the carrier can fly direct to Mumbai, Beijing and major U.S. airports in Chicago and Dallas, Fyfe said.

Is NZ planning to fly n/s to DFW and ORD in the future?

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:34 pm

All these 747 customers going for the 77W instead of the 748? A sign of the times?
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:45 pm

Quoting Boeing767-300 (Reply 24):

I could never understand why NZ bought Trents

I believe the Trent is the most fuel efficient engine for the 772ER. Thats why DL and AA chose them for the 772ER fleet.

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Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:46 pm

Quoting Manu (Reply 23):
I just hope the ETOPS rules don't slack and no one has an issue with engines over the ETOPS / ocean

There are many more aspects to ETOPS besides engines. Fire in flight and an ability to fight it, is but one. How widespread the adoption of the new FAA standard to replace ETOPS that covers 4-engine aircraft as well,by other jurisdictions remains to be seen.
No airline that is flying ETOPS180 or higher wants in-flight shutdowns or other problems that put their ETOPS status in jeopardy. I believe there are one or two carriers that lost their status for a period largely because the maintenance standards needed are very exacting.
 
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Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:48 pm

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 27):
All these 747 customers going for the 77W instead of the 748? A sign of the times?

All these 747 customers going for the 77W instead of the 748 or the A380? A sign of trouble for Airbus...
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:50 pm

Are they going to get rid of the A320's and buy more 737's in order to have full fleet commonality?
 
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:13 am

Quoting JFK69 (Reply 31):
Are they going to get rid of the A320's and buy more 737's in order to have full fleet commonality?

Following the Air NZ thread more likely to be the opposite way around. The A320's will get an internal upgrade with PTV in all seats to make them more appealing in their medium haul routes.

Quoting DavidkunzVIE (Reply 27):
All these 747 customers going for the 77W instead of the 748? A sign of the times?

There are a lot of costumers around the world that currently just operate a couple of 744. I see neither of them going with the 380 or 744i. It makes just so much more sense to operate some additional large derivates to their 777 or 350 fleet.
 
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:23 am

Quoting Stuarts8 (Reply 17):
Hello. Its a Long time since I posted here. But my concern is with two engine planes flying over long distances.
I definitely feel safer flying on a 4 Engine than 2. I realise with ETOPS that its OK. But you do need somewhere close to land if one Engine goes down.

Boeing has flown the 77W over 6 hours on one engine.
"The 777-300ER has been test flown with only one working engine for as long as six hours and 29 minutes (389 minutes) over the Pacific Ocean as part of its Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards (ETOPS) trials. Only 3 hours successful and reliable operation of one-engine-out is needed for ETOPS 180 minute certification."

I assure you, in 2007, whether you're on a Boeing or Airbus, you'll be fine with just 2 engines  wink 
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:23 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 22):
The 767's use GE and some of their 744 use GE. So no big issue

In addition I believe that NZ contract all their engine overhaul out to others. The Trents are on a power by the hour deal I believe so it seems possible that the GE's on the 77W's might be acquired on the same basis.
 
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:27 am

Excellent news!

Of course, every time a good new order posts one wishes they'd get delivered tomorrow!

Look fwd to seeing /riding on them. NZ has done a great job with their new cabin products from A320-777-747.
 
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:37 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 28):
I believe the Trent is the most fuel efficient engine for the 772ER. Thats why DL and AA chose them for the 772ER fleet.

Actually, the trents are more efficient for shorter missions, while the GE's are much more efficient on the longer haul missions. The reason is because the trents weigh as a pair, 4,000lbs less than the GE's, however their sfc is higher than the GE's, so on the longer routes the GE's weight is countered by it's better fuel burn
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:40 am

Quoting DL767captain (Reply 7):
thats too bad i was really hoping they were going to order the 748, it seems more and more likely that airlines are moving to twins instead of quads, except for the larger airlines like BA and LH that need the capacity, but still i was sure NZ would order the 748

I'm a bit of a novice, but is there any benefit of the 748 over the 773? Range, payload and economics all seem better with the 773. Why would anyone order the 748?
 
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:12 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 37):
Why would anyone order the 748?

Probably if they needed the 80 to 100 additional seats.
 
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting EA772LR (Reply 36):
Why would anyone order the 748?

Capacity for one. The payload over range look to be quite good for the 748. I think part of what is plaguing the 748 is it has four engines, and in a time when efficiency is everything, not to mention the total lack of stableness in fuel prices, airlines are hesitant to buy a four engine plane now except if it is needed for capacity. I also believe that when you have a twin as large as the 77W and 350XWB, which are both not that much smaller than the 748, but only have two engines, airlines who could fill a 748 at times, would rather play it safe with the new generation of large twins. As much as I really want to see another livery on the 748I, can you blame the airlines for being a little hesitant?
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:55 am

Quoting EA772LR (Reply 39):

Why are you quoting and answering your own questions?
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:02 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 30):
All these 747 customers going for the 77W instead of the 748 or the A380? A sign of trouble for Airbus..

What absolute, and unadulterated, nonsense comparing the need/decision for a 777 to an A380.
Despite the thread being devoted to NZ ordering the 773ER, why exactly did you find the need to even mention an A380, other than it now becoming a common occurrance? I would have thought than even self-confessed 'experts' know that NZ has no need whatever for a A380.
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:09 am

Quoting AF022 (Reply 37):

I'm a bit of a novice, but is there any benefit of the 748 over the 773? Range, payload and economics all seem better with the 773. Why would anyone order the 748?

BEACAUSE I LIKE THEM!!! haha im just kidding, i actually dont know the benefits i will look them up

777-300ER 747-400ER 747-8i
Seating Capacity: 365 (3 class) 416 (3 class) 467 (3class)

Cargo Capacity: 7,050 cubic ft(200 cub M) 5,705 cub ft

MTOW: 775,000lb 910,000lb 970,000lb

Range Fully Loaded: 7,930nm 7,670 8,000nm

Takeoff run at MTOW: 10,500ft 10,138ft Unknown

Max Fuel: 47,890 gal 63,705 gal 57,285

I don't know much about this stuff ( especially what MTOW is and what it means) but it seems like they all have pretty close to the same range, it just depends on how many passengers you need on those routes
 
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:13 am

Quoting Manu (Reply 23):
I thought the same thing last time I was on the 777 from LAX to AKL. Kind of scary thinking just 15 years ago this would have been impossible. But aviation keeps on improving reliability and performance of aircraft technologies. Consider 50 years ago that route was impossible direct, and with 4 engines was amazing. I just hope the ETOPS rules don't slack and no one has an issue with engines over the ETOPS / ocean. We're only human and mistakes unfortunately are in our nature. On the other hand I booked the 777 flight because it was a 777, and did find it much more comfortable versus the 747-400 on the return route.

I flew an Air New Zealand 777 (ship OKD) from SFO to AKL and on to SYD in their excellent new-ish First / Business class cabin and loved the service. The long 13-hour flight was smooth as silk, and with all the amenities -- IFE, good food, sleeper seats, etc. the time literally flew by. I never once considered myself at risk due to the existence of only two engines (powerful RR Trent 800's). Every time I looked at the graphical route map showing distance flown, and ETA data, I marveled at the 777's range. Big twin carrying over 300 souls kicking off from SFO and touching down in AKL with no stops in between. Amazing.
 
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:23 am

Another STAR member going for 77Ws. NZ now joins AC NH SQ and OZ as operators of 77Ws.

LH won't be joining since they prefer the 340-600s and just ordered the 748i.

TG has 1 777-300 not the ER version.

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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Sat Aug 04, 2007 2:37 am

Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 40):

Why are you quoting and answering your own questions?

It wasn't my question. A computer glitch. See...

Quoting AF022 (Reply 37):
Why would anyone order the 748?

I responded to AF022
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Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:10 am

Quoting AirNZ (Reply 41):
What absolute, and unadulterated, nonsense comparing the need/decision for a 777 to an A380. Despite the thread being devoted to NZ ordering the 773ER, why exactly did you find the need to even mention an A380, other than it now becoming a common occurrance? I would have thought than even self-confessed 'experts' know that NZ has no need whatever for a A380.

Attack someone else. If you bother to follow the A380 threads, and the business case for the A380, the success of that program depends on 744 operators REPLACING their 744s with A380s.

So what does the 77W have to do with the A380?

Ask NH, JL and now NZ. Some pacific rim airlines that are not replacing the 744 with the larger A380 or the 748i, but instead the smaller 77W. And the pacific rim is where the A380 was supposed to play a big part.

It is relevant, absolutely so, because the more airlines that do just that, the more trouble Airbus is in.

I was responding to a post that left out the A380 when it talked about bad news for the 748. It's bad news for both models when a 744 carrier doesn't "upsize" their fleet. It's bad news for the VLA market, but Airbus has far more exposure due to the investment in the A380 and the large emerging 748F market for Boeing.

Expect NW to be another carrier that doesn't replace the 744 with a VLA. It's really just a question of whether the 787-10 will be big enough, or if they decide to go withth A350-1000 (since they have an A330 fleet with common crews).
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:44 am

And what I find most interesting, they ordered this particular aircraft, even though it's a predominately RR carrier.

Great news for NZ, Boeing and (Sorry PM  Smile) GE.
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:46 am

Quoting Bmacleod (Reply 44):
Another STAR member going for 77Ws. NZ now joins AC NH SQ and OZ as operators of 77Ws.

Since when did OZ fly the 777-300ER?

All (8) of their 777's are 200ER series and use PW engines.
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RE: Air NZ To Purchase 777-300ER

Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:51 am

I found a very interesting qoute in the article:

"Since entering into service in 2004, the overall fuel efficiency of the 777-300ER has been improved by 3.6 percent through a combination of improved fuel burn in service and enhancements to the airplane. In addition, the range of the 777-300ER has increased by 630 nautical miles (1200 km) since entry into service."

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