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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6969

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

A350's will be used for DTW and ATL to Asia, and LAX to the Pacific and Asia. There will of course be shorter-haul familiarisation flights before the full schedule kicks in.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ increases service to EZE
Replies: 46
Views: 4448

Re: NZ increases service to EZE

Also, just checked on NZ's website on bookings to other South American cities...

AR code-shares on flights between EZE and GRU, GIG, SCL, MVD and LIM but surprisingly (to me anyway) there are also code-shares with AC: between SCL-EZE; TK between GRU-EZE; AV between LIM-EZE, and; LA between GIG-EXE.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ increases service to EZE
Replies: 46
Views: 4448

Re: NZ increases service to EZE

And NZ still hasn't found an adequate feeder at EZE. This flight could run daily year-round... It will eventually. NZ is building up the service incrementally. And Buenos Aires/EZE (just behind Santiago/SCL) is one of the closest major cities and ports to New Zealand in South America. It also provi...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo
Replies: 260
Views: 38419

Re: UA won't ordering additional 77W aircraft, rules out A330neo

MSPNWA wrote:
Even the NEO is simply lipstick on a pig.


Except the A330 is not and never was a pig. Many passengers prefer the extra comfort of the wider seats and easier aisle access of the 'older' aircraft compared with the larger windows, superior cabin pressure and larger drop-down bins of the 787.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Carriers with PE and Y configuration?
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: Carriers with PE and Y configuration?

It wouldn't surprise me to see Air New Zealand launch their A321neo with W and Y only.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines and the 787
Replies: 29
Views: 5856

Re: American Airlines and the 787

MileHFL400 wrote:
Does this mean a possible follow on order for more B77W's?


Given the timing and launch of the next-gen wide-bodies and the life stage of the 77W, I'd say it'd be more indicative of an A350-1000 order.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns
Replies: 85
Views: 21513

Re: ANA starts A380 marketing campaigns

Love the use of the Green Sea Turtle in the 'Honu' livery. Great to see some Hawai'i wildlife on the jet. Guess it would have been too controversial to see the 'Kohola' or Humpback Whale on the jet in case it was seen as an anti-whaling statement but it too would have looked great. The Kohola's pect...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017
Replies: 154
Views: 12522

Re: New Zealand Aviation - March 2017

All your arguments against Rio in terms of business volumes basically weigh twice as strongly against Buenos Aires, but at least Rio would have at least five times the tourist demand that Buenos Aires ever could. I think it's the wrong time for South America, and that Buenos Aires basically got the...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 1687
Views: 122131

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43

LAX772LR wrote:
787 actually has deceivingly high engine clearance, relative to some other widebodies.


Yes because of the arc of the wing... but as the original poster said...

travelhound wrote:
It looks like it's sitting pretty close to the ground, just like the 737!


Which it does.

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017
Replies: 287
Views: 18479

Re: New Zealand Aviation - February 2017

On the subject of more long haul flights into the capital, I've always been fairly ambivalent to positive about them but recently have become a bit of a NIMBY (I live on the hills at the NW end of the runway). The 77E that SQ flies in are still quite novel and, being at almost daily, are not an issu...

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by Motorhussy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA LAX-AKL Performance Thus Far?
Replies: 43
Views: 9303

Re: AA LAX-AKL

coolian2 wrote:
Given AA has quietly seen off UA...


How do you work that one out? They fly different routes; UA AKL-SFO, AA AKL-LAX. AA competes with NZ and they're not going anywhere when it comes to LAX.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Qantas LGBT Livery
Replies: 67
Views: 13467

Re: New Qantas LGBT Livery

Apologies, this was in response to another poster who said there was no logojet for a major US3, but there have been significant efforts.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49016

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_affair


Did not know anything about this. Thank you.
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aerolimani wrote:
The Canadian public still remembers the Airbus scandal. Whether avoiding Airbus is intentional or not, it plays well to the public for AC to buy Boeing rather than Airbus. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_affair


Did not know anything about this. Thank you.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49016

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love the new livery, elegant and simple. Never liked the current one, made me feel cold to the bone to look at it.

Off topic but... has Airbus done something to piss off AC?

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by Motorhussy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 504
Views: 49016

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

Love the black eye-mask, looking very A350.

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by Motorhussy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 66191

Re: Air Canada new livery?

I found this website that posts a proposal. I really like the proposed livery, even if eurowhite, it looks really classy. http://flaviomcarvalho.com/projects/air-canada-livery Very nice! Clean and smart. Totally agree... this is evolution with a bit of revolution. Heritage with edge! http://flaviom...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition
Replies: 617
Views: 69365

Re: Boeing 787-9 <-> Airbus A330-900 Competition

Does the passenger comfort make a difference in revenue? So far nobody has proven this for economy class. Most passengers probably look for the cheapest air fare and don't research seats or anything. Yes and most of us here would probably do the same, however when there are competing airlines on a ...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185
Replies: 263
Views: 20778

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread 185

Anyone know whether the SQ flight in/out of WLG today was a different engined 777 or an A330? Saw the tail of a large twin engine fly out but couldn't identify in the dark. The engine sound was completely different than normal; not the usual bass rumble.

Regards
MH

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by Motorhussy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?
Replies: 70
Views: 19377

Re: Are Virgin Atlantics A330's useless?

I'd be keeping my identity pretty safe if I were the OP, VS management may not be so fond of employees publicly airing this kind of conjecture.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't AC fly over the Pacific on DEL-YVR?
Replies: 25
Views: 6466

Re: Why doesn't AC flies over Pacific on DEL-YVR?

The quickest route is...

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If AC has the rights to fly over Russia, China and Kazakhstan, why would they go any other way. The Pacific is a massive and expensive detour.

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by Motorhussy
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787
Replies: 251
Views: 38021

Re: Delta confirm they are not taking the 787

Of course DL are not taking the 787, they ordered the A350 and A330neo quite some time back. The determination surely was just sorting out which 737 model and how many of them they would take instead. I wonder if they'll order any A338's eventually; long thin point-to-point routes from mid-west to A...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme
Replies: 24
Views: 7073

Re: Hong Kong’s Cathay Dragon plans HK$20b aircraft replacement programme

There are rumours CX are looking at the 787-10, I would imagine for KA as the A350-1000 will handle regional missions once the 773s leave the fleet. Personally I'd much rather see the 787-10 at CX with the A350-1000s over at KA along with a NEO order. KA has no routes suitable for the A350-1000 whi...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 33526

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

New HND service will presumably start with the new, premiere heavy interior, 789's. Re MNL, what airline would start a service there given the increasingly turbulent political times the country is facing with Duterte? The country is rapidly becoming decreasingly attractive as a destination. An airli...

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by Motorhussy
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 3956

Re: Pacific Islands Aviation Thread

Inter-Samoa air traffic soars 1:05 pm on 20 December 2016 Polynesian Airlines has increased flights between the Samoas to 14 per day, almost double its normal schedule. The airline is operating three Twin Otter aircraft to service the inter Samoa route as well as flights to Tau and Olosega, Manu'a ...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 787-10 enters final assembly
Replies: 150
Views: 38754

Re: First Boeing 787-10 enters final assembly

Revelation wrote:
From ATL, all the Americas, plus Western Europe and Western Africa


Not just Western Europe, but ALL of Europe...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates receives first B777 with new Business class
Replies: 21
Views: 5921

Re: Emirates receives first B777 with new Business class

EK have an all long-haul fleet, although they do have some relatively short flights its flown on the same aircraft types. EK have two very different J products on the A380 and 777. F and Y are the same. Don't know why? Sandyb123 Mea culpa! I'd always thought, maybe expected, that the airline's infe...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates receives first B777 with new Business class
Replies: 21
Views: 5921

Re: Emirates receives first B777 with new Business class

Richard28 wrote:
crazy that they don't put the A380 biz class seat in the 777 and standardise their fleet.


Pretty sure the Longhaul Business Class is now standard across the longhaul fleet (including the 777's used for these more distant routes).

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Boeing 787-10 enters final assembly
Replies: 150
Views: 38754

Re: First Boeing 787-10 enters final assembly

So, we're about to see Boeing dumping themselves with a 787 almost the same as the 777... Despite the tech differences, don't know how far this is a good move... Given the Triple-7 focus is now on the -8 and -9 series, this is the perfect timing for a larger 787 which competes with neither model. T...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2163
Views: 653438

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Out of curiosity, does a paint job like that of VN weigh more than say that of an LH A350? If so, how much more?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Dragon looks to replace it's narrowbody fleet
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Re: Cathay Dragon looks to replace it's narrowbody fleet

Given that a quote from the airline in the link says...

The process will allow us to explore the full range of products and options of various size and range that can complement the airline's fleet development needs


It sounds to me like Boeing and Airbus would both be part of the RFP.

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by Motorhussy
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates receives first B777 with new Business class
Replies: 21
Views: 5921

Re: Emirates receives first B777 with new Business class

Is it this product? http://www.businesstraveller.com/files/News-images/Emirates/Emirates-new-business-class-main-2.jpg https://www.businesstraveller.com/first-look/2016/03/09/first-look-emirates-new-business-class-seat/ I'd hate to be lying in that middle seat between strangers.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 33526

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

Did a couple of things I haven't done for a while last week. 1/ Entered New Zealand via AKL. Have to say, what a shambles the International Operation is. Have heard others talk about it but had not witnessed it for myself in a while. Wasn't a particularly busy time of the day, arriving 14:45'ish on ...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCalin orders A330NEO + A320NEO
Replies: 35
Views: 5607

Re: AirCalin orders A330NEO + A320NEO

With the A339 being able to fly as far as the current A332 for around the same cost, it's a perfect replacement. Could it return a NOU-LAX flight economically?

Wonder if they'll tweak the livery further with the arrival of the new fleet.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCalin orders A330NEO + A320NEO
Replies: 35
Views: 5607

Re: AirCalin orders A330NEO + A320NEO

They have a strategy for growth into the China market (the A339) and increased frequency in Pacific destinations (A320neo).

I wish them well.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Super Business Class is delayed until March
Replies: 19
Views: 6692

Re: Qatar Super Business Class is delayed until March

What aircraft is the product launching on?

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by Motorhussy
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 7902

Re: DL and the 777

Our 777s almost never break down especially when compared to our A330s and I just love how the 777 functions as an airplane. Both Boeing and Airbus claim better than 99% despatch reliability for the 777 and A330 respectively. What's going on at DL that pits them so poorly against other airlines wit...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?
Replies: 26
Views: 6049

Re: Why has there not been a premium airline using aspects of the LCC model?

Air New Zealand - NZ - uses elements of LCC carriers in their offering and have done so for quite some time. In Y across the Tasman and to the Pacific you can buy the basic 'seat only' with no meal, bag, IFE etc right up the 'the works' offering which is priced to include everything including lounge...

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by Motorhussy
Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG CEO: The A380 can fit in Aer Lingus and Iberia
Replies: 80
Views: 13634

Re: IAG CEO: The A380 can fit in Air Lingus and Iberia

ZKOXA wrote:
Ignoring EI, could Iberia ever utilise them? Would that ever happen or are the chances as slim as EI?

ZKOXA


MAD-MIA and MAD-MEX spring to mind as likely candidates.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183
Replies: 250
Views: 26324

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 183

Does anyone know why there is a Dutch Government Fokker F70 in the country at the moment? ZKOXA Something to do with the visit to NZ of the Dutch King and Queen? mariner It's quite a pretty orange Fokker. It's flown past my living room window a few times lately. Funny how the design looks quite ant...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Group goes A321neo
Replies: 45
Views: 8728

Re: Qantas Group goes A321neo

Perhaps, most impressively, at PER; http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?R=3900nm%40PER&MS=wls&DU=mi Yes, as the image demonstrates, most impressive... http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=per-mru%0d%0aper-mle%0d%0aper-cmb%0d%0aper-nan%0d%0aper-sez%0d%0aper-mnl%0d%0aper-blr%0d%0aper-tpe%0d%0aper-can&R=3900...

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by Motorhussy
Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ begins operating the 787-9 on the AKL-EZE route
Replies: 17
Views: 4055

Re: NZ begins operating the 787-9 on the AKL-EZE route

Great to see this happening. What is it that makes the route demanding? Is it the remoteness of the operational route? The Antarctic weather and the remoteness, suitable diversion airports not being suitable 24/7. The routing can change drastically depending on the time of year and the weather. Pro...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates to Samoa??
Replies: 23
Views: 4934

Re: Emirates to Samoa??

The Cook Islands agreed to the higher subsidy, but the route RAR-LAX is unlikely o be profitable in the foreseeable future. Actually Mariner, the subsidy the Cooks has been paying in recent times has been far less than in previous years due to the success of the route with American passengers comin...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 20450

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

77W/778/779 would cover it . I'm hoping that at the point in the future when they decide on the Nth America fleet replacement (77E and 77W) that NZ will be looking very seriously at the A350 family. The A351 for the 77W and the A359LR for the 77E. Having true competition on the routes now, the airl...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 20450

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

why would the A321 in any variant be considered for AKL-PER-AKL ? In CY2015 according to BITRE average load per flight was 267 passengers and ~9t of cargo This something like a 88% passenger load factor for the 789. In fact better than the overall TT load factor through AKL. Oh use your imagination...

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by Motorhussy
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???
Replies: 58
Views: 7048

Re: Hawaiian Airlines Plan to Weigh Customers at Check in???

When I worked at HA, we were told in training that if certain 767-300s (recently purchased from Delta and not yet refitted with HA's interior) flew to PPG, that NO passengers could sit in 3 center seats in the 2-3-2 configured 763 due to the floor not being able to support the weight. As the # of 7...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 20450

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

aerohottie wrote:
nd of course the "new" uniforms.


He's a bit of a snappy dresser himself.

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 20450

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

You should set these maps up in ESAD. The westbound map would be more accurate if it was setup at about 3600 or 3700nm Here you go, 3600nm@AKL... http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=akl-per%0d%0aakl-dps%0d%0aakl-pom%0d%0aakl-ppt&R=3600nm%40akl&MS=wls&MR=1800&MX=720x360&PM=* Bali is clear...

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by Motorhussy
Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182
Replies: 227
Views: 20450

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread part 182

mariner wrote:
I think it's time for the Trellise Cooper uniforms to go, too. I've never liked them,


Agreed. They're awful.

zkncj wrote:
Rob Fyfe's Folly


Wasn't Fyfe responsible for the Liz Findlay/Zambesi design?

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by Motorhussy
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet
Replies: 10
Views: 2355

Re: Austrian Airlines Long Haul Fleet

Newbiepilot wrote:
inferior operating costs to the 788.


Made up for to some extent by the cheaper purchase cost. But I agree, it does look like its eventually the 788's to lose.

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by Motorhussy
Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United; why the 77W AND A35J?
Replies: 80
Views: 10044

Re: United; why the 77W AND A35J?

IMO I don't see UA taking 35 A35J, maybe less or none at all. The airline's Asia/Pacific operations are perfectly suited to the A35J as a 744 replacement. The 779 is over-spec and probably too large for UA's requirement. The 77W is previous generation, a stop-gap and will be superseded by the A35J....

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