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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 246
Views: 15795

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - July 2018

Wellington Airport has begun preliminary demolition work ahead of a $15 million upgrade of the airport’s main terminal building - the largest upgrade since 1999! The work will be carried out progressively over the next 12 months. Once completed, visitors will have expansive views across the termina...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18
Replies: 24
Views: 2671

Re: NZ to increase EZE flights from Dec. '18

Looking for to October when I do this route for the first time.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 15793

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

[list=][/list] You know what, get on the plane and do what your bloody well told! So sick of the entitled thinking they know better then everyone else. One person out of how many that managed to get on, sit down, and turn their phones off without causing a scene, why couldn’t she just do the same? U...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's
Replies: 75
Views: 6836

Re: Continental DC-10 routes to Hawaii in the 80's

In 1980, I flew CO SYD-PPG in coach. PPG-HNL in business. And HNL-LAX in coach. All on DC-10-10's, without the central double bogey wheel. The LAX-JFK leg was with UA from memory, on a 747-200. I remember the food and the service being very good on CO and it was my first time flying long distance by...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 65221

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I’ve just messaged her and United on Twitter.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand new expectations
Replies: 53
Views: 7068

Re: Air New Zealand new expectations

I'm very surprised that BR isn't code-sharing on NZ's AKL - TPE flight - in fact, there seems to be no co-operation at all? BR would be a nice alternative for NZ customers to connect to China, Europe and elsewhere on, with their good product. I wonder if this has anything to do with the CX agreemen...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 38887

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

What would happen to NZ's plan to start GRU flights at some point in the future if EK started DXB-GRU-AKL ? Some other points: - I don't know if EK has traffic rights to AKL from Brazil - Brazil can be quite protectionist. - EK would likely have to use the 77L, right? The 388 and 77W would likely b...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 38887

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

What would happen to NZ's plan to start GRU flights at some point in the future if EK started DXB-GRU-AKL ?

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8090

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

For such a tropical location how come everyone in the picture is dressed for winter?? As for the toilet roll maybe he was going to buff it out.. Mendi is a town in PNG’s Southern Highlands region. It is over 6000 feet above sea level and has a relatively temperate climate. The Air Niugini Dash 8 be...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter
Replies: 108
Views: 11298

Re: Video of Hawaiian Employee Chucking Bags Posted on Twitter

I’m appalled at how slow she’s working, she could have chucked those bags at twice the speed and have the job done in half the time :lol:

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 38887

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

So are the 15 x undisclosed A350 orders for NZ? That would be a coup. Replace 8 x 77E and 7 x 77W with a mix of -900 and -1000 models.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia and the A350?
Replies: 25
Views: 6588

Re: Virgin Australia and the A350?

If true, their new Chinese benefactor has some deep and generous coffers but they too will soon tire of Borghetti’s behaviour.

Fifteen A350’s is what NZ need to replace their 8 x 77E’s and 7 x 77W’s.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 38887

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

This story on Hamilton’s Pacific Aerospace being fined for breaching a UN ban for trade with the DPRK is interesting …

https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/359136/nz-firm-fined-nearly-75k-for-breaching-un-sanctions

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8107

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

A350 would certainly be a solid choice, but ANZ already operates 787-9 and they should be able to check all boxes as well. AKL-NYC is a bit shorter than PER-LHR so it should be able to make it, although I am not familiar with the differences of prevailing winds on those routes. If it were suitable,...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8107

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

Probably not a coincidence the A350-900 is doing short-runway testing at Wellington this week. I've lived in NZ before but can't say i'm familar with Air New Zealands ops. Do they operate widebodies from Wellington? The only current scheduled wide-body is SQ’s 4 x weekly WLG-MEL-SIN 77E flights. Bo...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 38887

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

A couple of images of the A359 out of WLG this morning…

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by Motorhussy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 8107

Re: ANZ looks for 77E replacement; must be able to fly non stop to N and S America East Coast

Many of us from New Zealand would not be surprised at all by an A359 order to replace the 77E fleet, delivery starting in 2022. It would then make sense to replace the 77W’s with A35K’s. The airline’s strategy is diversifying to more point-to-point flights. More US non-stop destinations rather than ...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal
Replies: 25
Views: 3632

Re: Qantas and ANZ in code share deal

No co-operation on international flights including trans-Tasman. Luxon really wants to stick it to Borghetti.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5650

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

Down the line, I could see DL using the B777X-8 primarily for ultra-long haul routes primarily out of ATL. Right now, the B77L is the only model that can do ATL to JNB without significant penalty. This is the aircraft of choice on routes like ATL-JNB and DOH-AKL. I do wonder if DL might seek to bid...

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5650

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

Down the line, I could see DL using the B777X-8 primarily for ultra-long haul routes primarily out of ATL. Right now, the B77L is the only model that can do ATL to JNB without significant penalty. This is the aircraft of choice on routes like ATL-JNB and DOH-AKL. I do wonder if DL might seek to bid...

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ fleet planning (A350, 787-10 utilization)
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Re: SQ fleet planning (A350, 787-10 utilization)

SQ hasn’t just now started replacing their 772/E fleet, it’s been progressively happening as the A333s started arriving and has continued as the A359 and 78X did. In total the airline has had 52 of the -200 series. The 78X also replaces the remaining regional 773.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Flight across the Pacific, 31 May 1928
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: First Flight across the Pacific, 31 May 1928

What do you think would have been more plausible for them looking into the future, that we would be able to transport hundreds of people thousands of kilometres at a time or that we’d be able to transport people faster than the speed of sound?

Go the ‘Nix!!!

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia first A350 takes flight
Replies: 43
Views: 5831

Re: Iberia first A350 takes flight

I hope it serves the airline well in Latin America and Asia. Should be a great asset for Iberia… just wish they could finish that livery… yellow/gold engine cowlings and white understated Iberia titles on the tail out of the red.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11896

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I’m the offspring of mixed parents and life can be challenging. To this day I still get randomly selected almost every time for explosives swabs at Australian airports. Sorry to hear that you're treated that way in Australia. Does it mean that this occurence in the US must have been racially motiva...

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310 - too early?
Replies: 72
Views: 13210

Re: A310 - too early?

I hope Airbus does a carbon-copy, well CFRP version, for the middle market using the 2-4-2 cabin but with new wings/engines etc. and cabin length versions similar to those of the A300-600 and A330-200, 53.6 and 58.8 metres respectively.

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 5650

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

DL has futureproofed themselves. If/when they need a 77L replacement there is a variety of the A359 available to them. If they need more passenger uplift there is the A35X. In the meantime the combination of the A339/359 will serve them well into the immediate future and will see out the 77E and 77L...

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 11896

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

To all you people who are going on about them ‘pulling the race card’, when you’re overly sensitive to race issues because your life doesn’t happen so smoothly due to your skin hue, you get kinda weary of it. I think the airline probably did a great job but the mother is probably used to dealing wit...

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 666
Views: 38887

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2018

Could SYD-AKL-LAS be a thing? JQ of course.

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person falls onto tarmac and dies after being removed from aircraft
Replies: 37
Views: 10380

Re: Person falls onto the tarmac and dies while being removed from the plane.

leftyboarder wrote:
jump to conclusions here.


Unfortunate turn of phrase as he jumped to rather a final conclusion. A very sad story. Possibly three days without a shower and a bed by the time he finally got on the plane. Maybe food as well.

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by Motorhussy
Wed May 30, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 22325

Re: Singapore Airlines to resume non-stop SIN-EWR from 11 October 2018

Be interesting to see how long UA lasts on LAX-SIN once SQ recommences the route non-stop.

And re the plane being the same empty weight as the non-ULR version, remember that full it’ll be a lot lighter with premium paying pax.

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26490

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

Seriously, these guys read like rank amateurs with no airline design experience or empathy for heritage or others’ perception. LH will look back at this stage and think, “Well that was totally unnecessary”.

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by Motorhussy
Tue May 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 35937

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

LIM is underserved ... It also would provide good connections to the Northern part of South America. Do you have a source to support LIM being underserved? Is demand from Australasia that great to LIM and Northern South America? Is Nothern South America that attractive of a market? [Cough ... Venez...

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by Motorhussy
Mon May 21, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 35937

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

I'm not a fan of the argument that WLG should not get a runway extension because, currently , no long-haul airlines have been petitioning for this. Could you imagine if airports around the world waited to start building infrastructure, until there were commitments and/or expressions of interest for...

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 20, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 35937

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

NZ6 wrote:
Some have argued NZ is focusing too much on AKL.


NZ’s AKL focus offers other airlines opportunities elsewhere. No-one predicted SQ starting CHC back in the day let alone WLG. Who’d have thought not so long ago that CZ, EK and CX would be flying there too.

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by Motorhussy
Sun May 20, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12938

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

99% of the people living near there are younger than the airport and knew of the approach/departure paths before buying their house. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: You clearly don’t understand what is happening with municipal airport noise restrictions in the city. A great deal of people care,...

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by Motorhussy
Sat May 19, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 12938

Re: Heathrow reveals quietest airlines

Who cares? If you don't like airport noise move. I can bet a lot of money 99% of the people living near there are younger than the airport and knew of the approach/departure paths before buying their house. Who cares? The many many Londoners who live in Heathrow’s flight paths is who. You clearly d...

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by Motorhussy
Sat May 19, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 35937

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

We must also be able to place New Zealand in the world. Were a small island nation in the pacific with a population of 4.5 million reknowned for being a low yield destination. With 33% of our total trade going being with Australia. Its not about picking and choosing how many ports that's served by ...

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by Motorhussy
Thu May 17, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 569
Views: 35937

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018

There seem to be a lot of misconceptions about SQ and its route to WEL. The route was an extremely poor performer and went on internal "review" after six months for not meeting or getting close to expectations (that was publicly published info). SQ has now tried another routing and they d...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 34869

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Damn, was looking forward to my first NZ 789 experience to EZE in October. Hopefully the return in November will be as originally scheduled.

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by Motorhussy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft
Replies: 28
Views: 3877

Re: Ethiopian to take delivery of 100th aircraft

The ET flight and cabin crew looked really good when I saw them at HKG. Really good ambassadors for their airline and country. Nicely turned out, positive and smiley. I look forward to travelling with them one day and wish the airline good fortune. They’re a company to be admired, the way they’ve be...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 34869

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

I'd be interested to hear what people's thoughts are on potential for expansion of WLG and CHC flights to the Pacific Islands. With VA saying that it wants to reduce its Pacific flying, potentially meaning the axing of CHC - RAR, could we see, say, NF or SB try to plug the gap and steal some season...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 34869

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Well, seeing as NZ have to make some fuel stops across some of the 789 fleet, why don’t they use them on routes that can benefit from them? Even in the short term. Why not reintroduce AKL-APW-LAX and AKL-TBU-LAX?

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by Motorhussy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 8859

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

Is NZ 1/2 the longest flight in the world?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22245

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

seat38a wrote:
Well I guess the next logical step would be for a 787-10ER.


Which would require a lot of really expensive re-design and re-engineering: wing, fairings, engines, MLG.

And for how big a market?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37919

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Dr Lance O'Sullivan (former New Zealander of the Year) has suggested that certain regional carriers need government assistance: "Barrier Airlines needs ongoing support from local and central government to allow them to be commercially sustainable." See: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 22245

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Sure is a great looking plane and will no doubt be very profitable for Temasek. Wonder what kind of discount SQ wrangled out of Boeing for them?

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37919

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Regarding the entire PPQ/WLG debate. I want to raise a slightly larger issue that I would be keen to hear others thoughts on. Regional Routes around the greater WLG area will continue to difficult to introduce given WLG's jet operations and low entry level pricing as a result. Airlines wouldn't be ...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 268
Views: 71768

Re: Airbus Beluga XL Production Thread

Apologies as this has probably been asked and answered already but will the new extended A350 winglets be used on the A330neo as well? Thanks MH No, it uses the wing and engines of the ceo. Thank you. But the A330neo has the same winglets as those on the current A359 no? And mods, not sure how I en...

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