It's been mentioned on another forum that Air NZ ATR72-600 ZK-MVO (msn 1299) will have a cabin reconfiguration next month to match the rest of the fleet. ZK-MVO was built for another airline and had different seating and some other differences including an antenna behind the nose wheel. Don't know w...Jump to post
It has taken some different routes lately I think one day it was north of the north island which is a long way north for it. It was VH-OEG as QF27 on 03 Jul 18 and it got up to 620 knots northeast of North Cape. At first I thought it was one of the Australia to USA flights. http://flightaware.com/l...Jump to post
They really need to get that underway soon. Was watching ZQN on FR24 yesterday afternoon and several aircraft had to hold prior to the RNP approach and two had to wait on the taxiway for gates.There were some late arrivals conflicting with those on schedule. ZQN has seven 320 / 737 gates plus the t...Jump to post
I wonder what timeframe they have in mind for WKA? They really need to get that underway soon. Was watching ZQN on FR24 yesterday afternoon and several aircraft had to hold prior to the RNP approach and two had to wait on the taxiway for gates.There were some late arrivals conflicting with those on...Jump to post
PA515 wrote: If they were to go for used aircraft then ex Air NZ Q300s would be a good choice. It looks like three ATR72-600s will replace three Q300s from early 2020. In recent years used Q300s have been converted to MPA for the Japan Coast Guard, Australian Customs Coastwatch, and the US Departme...Jump to post
Maybe some converted ex NZ 72-500s? for the short range costal missions? If they were to go for used aircraft then ex Air NZ Q300s would be a good choice. It looks like three ATR72-600s will replace three Q300s from early 2020. In recent years used Q300s have been converted to MPA for the Japan Coa...Jump to post
'Clipper 50' arrived AKL about 0200 and the weather was awful with gusting winds and rain. There was a possibility they would have to divert to SYD. Still have a tape of HF radio transmissions on 8847 or 5638 estimating 50 degrees South and the special weather forecast for AKL. The flight service of...Jump to post
zkncj wrote:I've commonly seen 171-180 seat A320 been turned in 25 minutes in New Zealand.
As an 18 year old with mild asthma, I was told in 1985 that my chances of getting employed by a major carrier were close to nil. So I didn't pursue it. Gasman, thanks for sharing. Had a similar experience as a 17 year old. Failed the CPL medical due to hay fever / allergies which the doctor said I ...Jump to post
It looks like OKI will enter service on NZ107/NZ110 AKL-SYD-AKL this Saturday (07 July). Seat maps in the GDS confirm this. And http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-oki AKL-HNL with ZK-OKI commences 17 Jul due AKL-HND resuming on 18 Jul. Air NZ 789 ZK-NZJ is back in service after being out...Jump to post
was looking at a random date in December re WLG-CHC and it had 2 A320’s a day, I’m aware there was some changes a few months back however for some reason I thought they were temporary? Due to crew shortages or something on the ATR? The Air NZ website domestic schedule from 28 Oct is only partially ...Jump to post
Two questions: 1) does anyone here know which specific A320ceos are owned and 2) can we assume that International A320s that are being migrated to the Domestic A320 fleet will keep their IFE systems? Re: 1) The 01 June 2017 Investor Day presentation said six were now owned. I believe these were ZK-...Jump to post
The 14 June Air NZ 2018 Investor Day presentation transcript is now on the Air NZ website. http://p-airnz.com/cms/assets/PDFs/2018-investor-day-transcript.pdf The A320 fleet is discussed from the fourth paragraph on page 46. The owned A320NEOs and A321NEOs will be paid for in cash to bring liquidity...Jump to post
Any rough time frame of when this 77W could join our fleet? Pretty sure Luxon said August in an NZ Herald interview. At the Investor Day presentation he said Air NZ had signed a letter of intent and he had personally inspected the aircraft. The only BR 77W in the 'Star Alliance' colours is B-16715 ...Jump to post
ZK-OKI presently en route SIN-AKL as NZ6018. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-oki And ZK-OKC due back from SIN in the next two days. http://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/zk-okc PA515 How do Flightradar get to know in advance, what individual planes are scheduled to do? I believe ...Jump to post
ZK-OKI (ex 9V-SVL) arrives AKL about 2005 tonight from SIN as NZ6018.
Registrations for the first three Air NZ A321NEOs as follows:
ZK-NNA (msn 8496)
ZK-NNB (msn 8542)
ZK-NNC (msn 8573)
The A320NEOs may get a separate sequence as ZK-NHA to NHZ and ZK-NQA to NQZ are also reserved, presumably by Air NZ.
Air New Zealand's 2018 Investor Day presentation will be held on Thursday 14 June 2018 beginning 9am New Zealand Standard Time.
Also, the first Air NZ A321NEO (msn 8496) fuselage section was spotted in Hangar 260 at XFW (Finkenwerder) on 09 Jun 2018, delivery in Sep 2018. http://www.digitalairliners.com/categor ... otter-log/ The second A321NEO (msn 8542) and the third (msn 8573) should be delivered by Dec 2018. Nothing on ...Jump to post
Air NZ ATR 72-600 ZK-MVU (msn 1500) on delivery as SXI1810. Presently TZX-AAN near the Turkey / Iran border. http://www.flightradar24.com/SXI1810/11aaf66f PA515 Great news. Will there be any more delivered before the end of the year? Last info I recall was maybe 1 or 2.. There are four ATR 72-600s ...Jump to post
Air NZ 787-9 ZK-NZG had an engine test on Sunday morning and is due back in service on Thursday.
Air NZ ATR 72-600 ZK-MVU (msn 1500) on delivery as SXI1810. Presently TZX-AAN near the Turkey / Iran border.
My reading of the A350-900 WLG visit is that it's more about performance if an aircraft is diverted from AKL. It would determine whether the aircraft could land if it was diverted from another destination, or could be used for special visits. http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/104368887/wellington-a...Jump to post
Confirmed that the leased 77E will operate to HNL. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278984/air-new-zealand-july-september-2018-honolulu-aircraft-changes/ Didn’t I read it would be around for several months? If so I wonder what it will do beyond these dates? Seems a lot of effort to...Jump to post
Air NZ will have an extra ATR overnighting at PMR eff. 13 Aug 2018. AKL-PMR 1750/1900 Su-Fr, PMR-AKL 0725/0830 Mo-Sa http://www.airnewzealand.co.nz/press-release-2018-air-new-zealand-boosts-business-flights-to-and-from-palmy Also, Air NZ intends to increase seats into and out of TRG by about 80,000 ...Jump to post
My understanding is there is a 'preferred' type and I was lead to believe the RFP was going out this year. I'm not sure if whats stated there is smoke and mirrors stuff for now or if it's been pushed back. Will have to do some digging. The next 18 months will be interesting. The 01 June 2017 'Inves...Jump to post
This book 'Pictorial History of Pan American World Airways' by P. St. John Turner (1973), should be accurate. Chapter Four 'Bridge over the Pacific', page 61 Initial services were to be as far as the Philippines only, due in part to political difficulties in obtaining mainland Asia traffic rights, a...Jump to post
A non stop 3 weekly AKL-HBT though would grow the local market, as said earlier the other days people would have to go via MEL however as the market grows More AKL-HBT services get added with American and domestic connections aswell. I agree. AKL-HBA / HBA-AKL saves the pax time and eliminates the ...Jump to post
Luxon again singled out GIG and GRU this week as being possible with NZ's new planes. In light of this, can someone tell me why the 772 can't already do AKL - GRU? It's virtually the same distance as AKL - IAH, and follows virtually the same ETOPS path as AKL - EZE, both of which are or have been f...Jump to post
Air NZ 77E ZK-OKD diverted to HNL twice when operating the 30 May NZ23 YVR-HNL after turbulence caused problems with the weather radar. It returns from HNL tonight. It had only just returned from SIN on 28 May after the repaint and WiFi installation. Photo of it in HNL in this link. http://hnlrarebi...Jump to post
Grant Bradley interview with Chris Luxon in todays NZ Herald. The impact of the engine problems will continue through the winter, although Air New Zealand is negotiating for two long haul dry lease aircraft its crew can fly to bolster its fleet. That's the ex SQ 77E ZK-OKI and a 77W. New A321 aircra...Jump to post
Guys, your thoughts please... I've had a guts full of the pettiness towards NZ especially when directed in such a spiteful manner. Yep, I'm 100% biased towards NZ but will acknowledge they do things wrong. I don't expect everyone to like NZ or even agree with what they do, however it's tiring, bori...Jump to post
Does anyone know what YH-ZPG (Virgin E190) is doing in New Zealand - 26th May flew BNE-OHA and yesterday OHA-OHA, 2:14 flight time circled over NPE mid afternoon above 12000ft? VH-ZPG is the second Beech Super King Air 350i delivered from Cairns to Ohakea for the RNZAF. Two more to come. The E190s ...Jump to post
No - I never said you were an apologist (if I did, you could have quoted the post, but you did not - speaks volumes). You are correct. It was Gasman. If you don't like a topic, don't read about it, don't respond about it, and/or suggest more topics if yours wasn't popular. That's an interesting com...Jump to post
LOL! But wait ... there's more! A disclaimer at the bottom says: ** Please note that this is a Senior role and we expect high calibre applications. So, for other roles, high calibre applications aren't expected? The fact that they even want to disclaim this says a lot ... That's not a disclaimer, s...Jump to post
ZK-OKD as NZ6005 inbound to AKL following a period of maintenance in Singapore. Assuming part of that includes fitting of WIFI and a repaint into 'Fern' livery. ZK-OKC about to depart AKL as NZ6006 to Singapore. OKC already in 'Fern' livery so assuming it is going for WIFI installation only? Hopefu...Jump to post
One advantage LIM has over GRU/GIG is that it's within range of the existing fleet. The 77E replacement aircraft are said to be arriving from 2022 and would need to have been in service with Air NZ long enough to get EDTO 330 approval from NZCAA (just over a year) so GRU/GIG would not be possible u...Jump to post
I agree that LIM could be a fantastic idea but it seems we are not ready for it yet according to the comments above. I am not sure about this.... if NZ had a close working partnership with Avianca it could be a different story. But accept it may be a while in coming. I just have no data to support ...Jump to post
Air NZ's 19th ATR72-600 ZK-MVU (msn 1500, F-WWEC) flew from TLS (LFBO) to Francazal (LFBF) on 17 May 2018 to be painted. Delivery is likely to be June 2018 as this is a FY2018 delivery. Air NZ's 20th ATR72-600 ZK-MVV (msn 1507, F-WWEJ) was spotted in the Test Area at TLS on 21 May 2018. It was in pr...Jump to post
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