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by Motorhussy
Tue May 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2018
Replies: 471
Views: 28550

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: 471
Views: 28550

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: 471
Views: 28550

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: 12700

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: 12700

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: 471
Views: 28550

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: 471
Views: 28550

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: 34512

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: 3833

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: 34512

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: 34512

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: 8792

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: 22066

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: 37497

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: 22066

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: 37497

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: 248
Views: 59793

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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by Motorhussy
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 248
Views: 59793

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

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37497

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

The Independent (UK) is calling NZ "a good candidate" to launch AKL - CPT - no sources are given, and I'd imagine this is a bit far-fetched? See: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/antarctica-aviation-ultra-long-haul-perth-buenos-aires-non-stop-a8248671.html. Cheers, C. A...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6855

Re: Why didn't SAS order the Boeing 777 ?

Is the A350- 900 the right next plane for SAS or is it too big ? 787-9/10 would be better for SAS allowing longer range for Asia & California plus 787-10 to New York, Chicago, Washington and MIA. The A350-900 has more range than the 787-9. For a smallish airline it is perhaps sensible to keep t...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET inaugurates EZE service today; all-female crew
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Re: ET inaugurates EZE service today; all-female crew

@aircatalonia it’s difficult to see an issue when you’re part of it. Why are you looking at this as exclusion? It’s ground breaking.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37774

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

Of course Delta is in conversations with Boeing over the 797 as there is no adequate replacement for the remainder of Delta's 767-300s and the A321neo LR is lipstick on a pig. Really, you’re calling the A321neo a pig, and its LR performance lipstick!? It’s inaccurate and ill informed comments like ...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET inaugurates EZE service today; all-female crew
Replies: 14
Views: 3142

Re: ET inaugurates EZE service today; all-female crew

That is so awesome. Well done and congratulations ET. I really hope to fly this very progressive airline in the not too distant.

#IWD2018 #PushforProgress

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by Motorhussy
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37497

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I have friends that have just bought up the Kapiti coast. Their final push over the line was because of the easy commute to AKL three days a week where she works in contact days with her company. They’ve sold their Lower Hutt house and move in three weeks.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle
Replies: 283
Views: 37774

Re: Pressure mounts on Airbus A330 in widebody order battle

The article posits… “As the two marketing armies chase around the globe to the next 787-A330 dog fight, Australia’s Qantas and Air New Zealand could be next to step into the battle, sources said.” Which is inaccurate as with both airlines it’s a duel between the A350 and 77X. NZ is looking at what w...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96278

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

Amazing news and a wise decision. The wisdom of their decision will be a financial one and appears to me that Boeing, GE, GECAS have pulled out all stops for this. Be interesting to find out just what kind of a deal they cut. It’ll be quite the signal to other customers looking for Boeing to sharpe...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37497

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

With Norwegian doing some ‘blue sky’ route planning out of EZE and looking at trans-Antarctic routes to Asia via PER, what do you think of NZ operating a direct South Africa route, CHC-CPT or AKL-JNB?

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by Motorhussy
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?
Replies: 120
Views: 22167

Re: Intro of Singapore AIr A350ULR Routes?

I don't understand why Singapore Air would need to send their ULRs to NYC in premium (biz only) configs... Like just using simple math.. it's 9,500miles away... and the plane has 11,100miles of range. Why the need to cut seats if range, weight, or fuel aren't a restriction? Well if SQ think they ca...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 37497

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

@Kiwirob - some family members who lost loved ones in the Erebus crash - rightly or wrongly - believe that Air NZ actively had a role in the deaths. To go to Antarctica to make this video without actively engaging with family that the airline is inextricably linked with through tragedy and misadvent...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 787-10s role in Singapore Airlines
Replies: 22
Views: 6197

Re: The 787-10s role in Singapore Airlines

787-10 will be the regional workhorse replacing A333 and some 77E. The A359 replaces the 77E.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 86
Views: 29401

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

When I spoke with CX cabin crew about their A350 fleet transition, those I spoke with loved it with the exception of the rear galley which they didn't like as passenger walked right through it at the end of the aeroplane (compare with the A330 and 777). I wonder if DL crew will have the same issue?

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by Motorhussy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop
Replies: 86
Views: 12137

Re: Rumour: NZ to fly AKL/DEN nonstop

Before NZ launched IAH rumours were circulating promoting LAS and ORD as the front runners for 5he new destination launch announcement. I suspected at the time that this was misinformation promoted by NZ as red herrings for the competition. Perhaps a similar tactic is being employed prior to the ann...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines
Replies: 230
Views: 50510

Re: Airbus stops accepting PW1100G engines

RickNRoll wrote:
PW and RR both hitting Airbus where it hurts.


How so with RR? I know about the issues that are hurting Boeing customers with the RR engines on their 787’s but didn’t know about an Airbus issue too.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?
Replies: 52
Views: 8423

Re: Can B767 Be Converted to 2-4-2?

And to think I thought 2-3-2 was too uncomfortable. How did you survive the Y class on other planes? A 2-3-2 767 is as good/wide as Y class can get. Not even the 8 abreast 330 or 9 abreast 777 can beat this. In the middle seat you’ve still got to get past one person to get to the aisle which is the...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM B787-8 to Victorville (RR engine issues)
Replies: 86
Views: 28271

Re: LATAM B787-8 to the desert ( Victorville)

Well, I've searched a little bit more and I what I found is nothing. HAHAHA. However, I found a AV's 787 (N784AV) also parked in BOG engineless, it's probably engine problems and CC-BBD might have it replaced, because there's no reason to park it. LATAM Brasil is expanding from GRU and it's not hap...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision
Replies: 347
Views: 53888

Re: Qantas defines ULR requirements, delays order decision

What's ACT? I understand it's the additional tank, but can't get the C. Auxiliary Center Tank I guess A350-900ULR has one advantage against 777-8. It is more versatile A/C and can be easily reconfigurated to standart A350 and used on usual routes without penalty of heavy niche airframe. Thus far, t...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR
Replies: 157
Views: 31905

Re: Qantas to convert remaining A380 order to A350-900ULR (rumor)

redroo wrote:
The A350-1000 will struggle with LAX to SYD and MEL. I can't see QF operating 789, A350ULH and A350-1000. That's a lot of types for a small company.


The A350-1000 would not struggle whatsoever with LAX from SYD or MEL.

And as for a lot of types, the A350 whether -900ULH or -1000 is just one type.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9012

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

jetero wrote:
Don’t think JV covers US-Australia yet.


UA codeshare on pretty much all trans-Tasman NZ flights. I fly many of them.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9012

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

@TEALNZ :checkmark: 50% of 3 ORD-ADL passengers per day doesn’t sound like the right business model to me for a 7000-mi route. EWR, however, is a completely different story. (I’m confident enough it will be announced next week so I can be proven wrong.) Being a bridge between the U.S. and Australia ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago
Replies: 48
Views: 9012

Re: Rumor: Air New Zealand to announce Chicago

NZ has to fragment its market to the US outside of its traditional LAX hub. Expect smaller planes (A359 most probably) operating to more destinations so as to remain relevant to passengers to/from Australia and the US. This is in light of more competition from more airlines and aircraft that can ski...

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by Motorhussy
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 34611

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

Well Boeing is headquartered in Chicago I highly doubt that the Obama visit would be tied to a Boeing order - that would be for a Trump visit, more than anything! Cheers, C. Although it could be a nice subtle snub of the Trump administration if it were a Boeing order tied up with a Chicago launch a...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018
Replies: 571
Views: 34611

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - February 2018

NZ has just reported its latest traffic figures, showing, broadly speaking, good growth: Passengers: 1.7 million, +6.1% year-on-year; Domestic: 1.1 million, +7.5%; Tasman/Pacific: 378,000, +5.7%; North America/UK: 123,000, +1.0%; Asia/Japan/Singapore: 88,000, -2.0%. See: https://blueswandaily.com/a...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The fastest growing airlines
Replies: 7
Views: 1163

Re: The fastest growing airlines

Of course there’s Emirates.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 11403

Re: El Al will launch flights to San Francisco Q4 2018

Digressing but what’s El Al’s product like, I’ve never flown them? One always hears good things about others in the region - TK, EK, EY, QR come to mind - but I’ve never heard a mention about LY. Why would people fly them over other airlines to/from Israel(and I don’t mean those other ME ones I ment...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 Demonstration Tour Middle East Asia Q1 2018.
Replies: 39
Views: 7985

Re: A350-1000 Demonstration Tour Middle East Asia Q1 2018.

You missed Air NZ on your priority list Keesje which is up for replacing their 77E and 77W fleets.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 27593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Deepinsider wrote:
Point 3, Don't wish NZ gets A350's...wish they put in comfortable interiors!


NZ’s 787 interior will be marginally more comfortable in the A350. The 777 interior in the 77X will be the 777 interior.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 27593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Having flown on CX A350’s a few times recently, I too hope that NZ goes for them to replace the 77E & 77W with the A359 and A35J, plus the A359ULR for opening new routes. They’re a really good passenger experience plus the economics clearly stack up. Not to mention how good they look in the NZ ...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 27593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

Somewhat ironic NZ shooting an inflight safety video in Antarctica.

@planemenofnz that’s one sweet looking ride.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018
Replies: 366
Views: 27593

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - January 2018

I do hope that NZ goes with the A350 though! :crossfingers: Cheers, C. Having flown on CX A350’s a few times recently, I too hope that NZ goes for them to replace the 77E & 77W with the A359 and A35J, plus the A359ULR for opening new routes. They’re a really good passenger experience plus the e...

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