Could this 77E leased deal been in the works for an while? with AKL-SYD going 5x daily 777 from later this year might of already making the current 77E fleet tight. Thinking used 77E's with low cycles, but high hours could be an short-term bargin for use on the Tasman. Resulting in an low asset cos...Jump to post
Air NZ's 19th ATR72-600 ZK-MVU (msn 1500) has had it's first flight as F-WWEC.
Air NZ considering returning to Wanaka. Air New Zealand is considering restoring flights to Wanaka as part of a plan to grow it's regional network by 20 per cent during the next five years. ....... Christopher Luxon in a note to staff said the company was committed to ensuring all regional centres c...Jump to post
Some info now available in the public domain. http://caa.govt.nz/script/aircraft-hist?Aircraft_ID=10089 Ex Singapore 9V-SVL. Here next month and with us for a while. Thanks. This is the 77E owned by Boeing Capital Corporation that last flew 28 Mar 2018 on a SIN-SIN test flight. There's a flightrada...Jump to post
Grant Bradley has done a report on the new seats for the 77E replacement order. The process was underway by 30 August 2017.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news ... d=12051041
ZK-MCF has been withdrawn and will be going to Bangladesh, presumably to Novoair (VQ). http://mrcaviationblogspot.co.nz ZK-MCF (msn 600) and ZK-MCP (msn 630) are the two Air NZ ATR72-500s not listed For Sale at http://www.myairlease.com/available/ava ... _lease_ATR I expect ZK-MCP will also go to V...Jump to post
Don't forget K2000 Airlines, who operated (albeit briefly) around the turn of the millennium. Yeah ...... Jeff Mathews. Previously Air NZ Revenue Accounting and then a Sales Rep. Practical joker who once hosted an Air NZ Runners Club evening while his wife and children were visiting relatives in th...Jump to post
ZK-MCF has been withdrawn and will be going to Bangladesh, presumably to Novoair (VQ). http://mrcaviationblogspot.co.nz ZK-MCF (msn 600) and ZK-MCP (msn 630) are the two Air NZ ATR72-500s not listed For Sale at http://www.myairlease.com/available/available_for_lease_ATR I expect ZK-MCP will also go ...Jump to post
But the "new" VA flights are also included, and have been specifically allocated an NZ codeshare flight number. That cannot have happened by accident . . . ? The online schedule usually only has a few data entry errors, but on this occasion something else has happened. The 'Book' function...Jump to post
The new flights are timed to help Dunedin business travellers get more out of their day in Auckland as well as enable connections via Auckland to Air New Zealand international destinations including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Fiji. Don't know if I'm reading to much into this, but to ena...Jump to post
Air NZ is adding five DUD-AKL flights eff. 29 Oct 2018. The new flights are timed to help Dunedin business travellers get more out of their day in Auckland as well as enable connections via Auckland to Air New Zealand international destinations including Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Fiji. ...Jump to post
Air New Zealand is negotiating a 12 month lease of an SQ 77E to be used on AKL-HNL after 10 June 2018. Air New Zealand are believed to be in the final stages of negotiating a 12 month lease on a Boeing 777-200ER to join their fleet, with this aircraft expected to take over the Honolulu route after t...Jump to post
Recently noted that VA code-share flights remain in the NZ timetable throughout the summer, despite the new NZ schedules being loaded. In fact, the new VA flights have also been loaded and given NZ code-share flight numbers. The schedule has not been correctly updated. If you go to 'Book' the VA fl...Jump to post
IMHO one impediment to AKL-CBR or AKL-HBA would be schedules. To be effective they would probably need an 09:00 departure from AKL and 18:00 return, which facilitates not just connections to the Americas but also to the rest of New Zealand. The problem is that the majority of the A320 fleet operate...Jump to post
6 April. We flew on a 787-10 BKK-SIN. So that must have been almost the very first service. (Revenue?...we did pay!) As an aside, not related to NZ aviation, but just in case it goes there, while SQ have probably chosen just the right interior for Asia regional routes (Actually very, very good comp...Jump to post
There was talk about a SQ 777 turning up to help with the disrupted AirNZ schedules. An old one (dry lease?) or a current one (wet lease?). Has that idea gone away, is the single A340 going to be enough? SQ are replacing 77Es and 333s with A350s and 78Js. Two 78Js have been delivered and three more...Jump to post
I can’t say I recall any service from CHC-NOU/NLK. When was this? CHC-RAR ran from 2004/10? And NAN has been on again off again seasonal for sometime. It was definitely CHC-NLK, and it was many years ago - perhaps in the late '80s or 90s, and only ran for a short summer season. And was not repeated...Jump to post
There is this comment on another forum: "Word is a SQ 777 will be here soon." The poster contributes articles to 'Traveltrade NZ', has had some involvement with the WiFi trial, and seems to have good contacts at Air NZ. 'SQ 777' suggests it is one of their current fleet rather than an ex ...Jump to post
I think in the short term a hi fly lease and an SQ 777 will cover most of what NZ need. With a bit of rescheduling here and there to increase flying with the 777’s. Although 777 maintenance is due aswell. Longer term out to NW they could consider a retiming of HKG in an effective swap with CX which...Jump to post
Do we know when Air NZ's first Neos are due? Should be coming up pretty soon if I recall correctly. First A320NEO is due in July 2018 and the first A321NEO is due in September 2018. Checked the Air Lease Corp website and no Press Release regarding the 787-9 for 2019 delivery that was being finalise...Jump to post
ZK-NZI presently on a test flight heading towards GIS as NZ6237. Indicates an engine change.
Excuse me for being really, really thick here; but at what point does both NZ and RR just decide to cut their losses and re-engine the things? If you had been paying attention you would know GE don't have new engines just waiting for someone to buy and fit 'ASAP'. They only make the engines they ha...Jump to post
NZK is on NZ288 from PVG atm and as you say will stop at GUM to top up. ZK-NZJ is NZ288 PVG-AKL and ZK-NZK is NZ92 HND-AKL, both making fuel stops at GUM. Four aircraft so far making fuel stops ZK-NZC, ZK-NZJ, ZK-NZK and ZK-NZL. ZK-NZM with the Trent 1000 TEN doing AKL-IAH is not affected. ZK-NZD a...Jump to post
ZK-NBT wrote:as was NZ92 from HND tomorrow.
Could be unrelated but NZ281 just diverted to SYD - ZK-NZC It's a refueling stop. Two Air NZ 789s appear to be operating with a reduced fuel load (ZK-NZC and ZK-NZL), possibly to avoid 100% power on take off. Today's NZ281 SIN-AKL (ZK-NZC) is making a stop in SYD and todays NZ99 AKL-NRT (ZK-NZL) wa...Jump to post
Thankfully ATR have introduced a new HF setup, with an aerial built into the vertical stab, and the rest of the unit integrated into the comms system. According to the crew it’s a massive improvement over the old bolt-on system!! Good move by ATR. It raises my hopes that eventually Air NZ ATR 72-60...Jump to post
Photo of ZK-MVR at BNE earlier today. No temporary HF aerial attached to the rear underside on this delivery.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79487691@N ... ed-public/
Presently mid Tasman and out of Flightradar24 range.
Flightradar24 has ZK-NZL doing NZ175 AKL-PER on 19 Apr and ZK-NZH is doing NZ28 AKL-IAH. This would be the first trip to IAH by a Code 1 789. Presumably this is related to the 'Package C' engine issue and confirms ZK-NZL does not have the Trent TEN. ZK-NZH was out of service 06 Dec 2017 to 23 March ...Jump to post
LATAM Chile would be severely affected in their trans-Pacific routes such as SCL - MEL, SCL - AKL - SYD. None of LATAMs 789s have the Trent TEN, and 140 min would isolate IPC. Not sure if Chile has to comply with EASA or the FAA SCL-IPC, but PPT would be out as would a more northerly routing to AKL...Jump to post
If NZ don't have enough Trent 1000 Tens to make South America work they will switch it back to 772. No great drama. Houston could also go back to 772 temporarily. We will see shortly. Air NZ reverted to using 77Es on AKL-EZE from 16 Dec 2017. They only use the 275 seat 789s ZK-NZL and ZK-NZM for AK...Jump to post
NTLDaz wrote:Also, I don't mean to be picky but an should be used before a vowel. Your use of an makes your posts harder to read than they should be.
ATR 72-600 ZK-MVR (msn 1487) is on delivery as SXI1809, over Kish Island after tracking over Iran.
This issue should be somewhat solved once the RNP for the ATRs come through, should be this year, if anyone else has an update? Found a 11 July 2017 Press Release from ATR giving more details. It says ATR has now obtained EASA certification for RNP Standard 3 which will be installed in new ATR -600...Jump to post
This issue should be somewhat solved once the RNP for the ATRs come through, should be this year, if anyone else has an update? No update, but this is what was reported in Feb 2016. Air NZ plans to install it's fleet of ATR turboprops with Required Navigation Performance (RNP) technology at a cost ...Jump to post
QF 149 SYD-AKL 332 has returned to SYD and QF 155 MEL-AKL 738 and QF 125 BNE-AKL 738 appear to have turned back also. And NZ 108 SYD-AKL 77E is returning to SYD. There are some other flights showing on FR24 as still heading to AKL with an estimated position that may have also turned back. Edit: NZ 1...Jump to post
Auckland Airport is closed. Aircraft that were circling are now diverting south. Really nasty sudden wind gusts. PA515 Why are most of the narrow body flights diverting to chc rather than wlg? Even some that were flying wlg -akl are heading back to chc when you would think returning to origin would...Jump to post
FR24 has Air NZ 789 ZK-NZE being towed from stand 82 at the International Terminal to the Air NZ Maintenance Base on Saturday at about 1100, presumably after loading some fuel for the test flight. Don't know why ADS-B was not used in both directions. Is ADS-B only used for towing at ATC's request? P...Jump to post
Polot wrote:IR does not have any firm orders with Boeing.
Ah, cheers mate! I've obviously not been paying attention To be honest, I did a bit of research a few months back to see if there were any impediments for Air NZ in terms of ground handling at HBA, CBR and NTL. Discovered Aerocare has an operation at these airports and that the most likely times fo...Jump to post
From the Air NZ Press Release This move will enable us to deliver a more consistent customer experience by using our own fleet and delivering an improved schedule, which we'll provide more details about shortly. http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-release-2018-air-new-zealand-and-virgin-australia-t...Jump to post
On top of the existing interline, QF do almost all ground handling for NZ in Aus, don't they? Air NZ ground handling in Australia changed from QF to Toll Dnata in March 2013 at SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL and PER. Became Dnata from Jan 2015 when Toll sold it's 50% share to Dnata. And VA ground handling in N...Jump to post