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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Since the switch to MEL in May last year its averaged around 83% to march in the latest bitre stats: May 68% June 69% July 80% August 74% September 78% October 87% November 87% December 90% January 93% February 82% March 79% This is the load factor on wlg-mel only. If a new aircraft comes on I woul...

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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hearing some rumours from a (normally) reliable source that SQ are looking to introduce the A350 to Wellington services. The talk is they will be seen from August. Not sure if that will be the end of the 772's or whether we might see a mix for a while. Anyone heard anything similar? I believe all 7...

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by ZK-NBT
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hearing some rumours from a (normally) reliable source that SQ are looking to introduce the A350 to Wellington services. The talk is they will be seen from August. Not sure if that will be the end of the 772's or whether we might see a mix for a while. Anyone heard anything similar? I believe all 7...

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by ZK-NBT
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

ZK-OXB retiring? Most likely. Cause I had a look at some A320s and ZK-OXB had Christchurch to Christchurch flight could this domestic A320 leave for the new Neos and A320NEOS? No, must have been out for maintenance that required a test flight. The first domestic A320s to leave would likely be ZK-OA...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 33
Views: 9577

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

Even in peak summer still have slack in the A380 fleet: QF1/2 (3), QF11/12 (2), QF93/94 (2), QF7/8 (2), QF127/128 (1), QF35/36 (1) = 11/12 They also run for several weeks in DEC-JAN QF17/18 SYD-LAX 2 weekly which uses .5 of a frame operates Friday and Sunday ex SYD usually so from Friday evening to...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 33
Views: 9577

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

QF17/18 operating this flight is the additional SYD-LAX rotation operating in DEC-JAN. it’s entirly possible they could leave the aircraft at MCO for 3-4 days. BUT an A380 is also being introduced DAILY on QF127/128 SYD/HKG/SYD during the DEC-MAR holiday season so I think the aircraft will position...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando
Replies: 33
Views: 9577

Re: Qantas schedules one-time A380 service to Orlando

QF17/18 operating this flight is the additional SYD-LAX rotation operating in DEC-JAN. it’s entirly possible they could leave the aircraft at MCO for 3-4 days.

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by ZK-NBT
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ansett Australia 767-300s
Replies: 3
Views: 844

Re: Ansett Australia 767-300s

blacksoviet wrote:
Ansett Australia operated a fleet of 5 767-300s. Were any of these delivered with the Flight Engineer's station? Were these standard 763s or ER models?


Only 1 763 was delivered. Pretty sure it was an ER OTOH.

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by ZK-NBT
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23148

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

So with a 6T increase in MTOW the 787-10 should be able to do AKL-IAH in both directions at a flight distance of 6444 nm without a problem. And again the ANZ CEO said the 787-10 should be able to do most any mission of their currently existing 77E fleet. . No on both counts AKL-IAH yes, tailwinds r...

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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Does anybody know what config PR are using on the A330 to AKL? Is it the 9-abreast or 8-abreast economy? Actually, I am hunting business class config but it seams the two are linked. Any help gratefully received. After Sam Chui's review I am keen to try but only in the new config. It will be the 8 ...

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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Is NZ next summer going to increase the frequency of its AKL-EZE (Buenos Aires) service next summer!? I noticed on its Argentina website its now selling EZE-AKL-NRT/SIN/PVG to Asia with competitive prices (US $1500) round-trip. Maybe this will increase the loads of the flights! :) They would usuall...

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by ZK-NBT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AC future routes out of YVR
Replies: 13
Views: 1363

Re: AC future routes out of YVR

Vancouver has relatively few European flights, many Asian flights, no African flights, no Middle East flights, and three Australian flights. I'm wondering if there's a market for AKL services (in addition to NZ) or perhaps a service to a secondary large European city like MAN or DUS. If there's ran...

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by ZK-NBT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?
Replies: 161
Views: 23148

Re: What does the Rumored 6T MTOW Increase for the 787-10 Mean for the A359?

There have been multiple media reports regarding NZ recent commitment to purchase eight 787-10 aircraft from Boeing. NZ is stating that after intensive discussion with Boeing they feel the 787-10 can fly any existing 77E route In their network. The statement suggests Boeing has made upgrades to bot...

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by ZK-NBT
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I too have heard rumblings about something like that for CHC, particularly from a US carrier. Hopefully something like that happens. Would be cool. And Let's be honest, you probably couldn't get a more ideal aircraft for a CHC-LAX route than the 788. I've heard NZ is actually losing market share at...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas set to operate the B787 between Sydney and Auckland replacing the A330 services this coming December/January. Right, either the third frame to be based in SYD not being used yet although more likely between SYD-SFO arriving at 0630 and departing at 1830 or something so a SYD 0830 AKL 1335 AK...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent
Replies: 90
Views: 15348

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

If the 777x really is out then I am picking a 35K order for 777-300 replacement with more 787s including 78J to replace 772s and A330s. So yes, that means RR if the 35K is in. Fingers crossed. I’m not sure what the issue is with RR and KE but there seems to be one? The 77X would replace IMO some 77...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent
Replies: 90
Views: 15348

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

Historically true. But new CEO (or the son of the deceased) Walter Cho may think differently, as he says he wants fleet consolidation. Also, KCGI, a PEF and the second largest shareholder of Hanjin KAL, wants Korean Air to spinoff the aerospace division (to make another Lufthansa Technik basically)...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 122
Views: 15326

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

So it's merely a frequency question out BNE. If QF are adding more than 3 or 4 services per week then MEL aircraft must assist. If MEL aircraft are needed out of BNE something will need to be reduced out of MEL and that something isn't going to be MEL-PER-LHR. Hence the speculation around the 789 L...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Big enough for up to 6 daily flights in peak season, 3x AKL 2x CHC 1x WLG via MEL That’s probably the largest long haul market ex NZ to a single city by quite a distance, sure it’s a hub but flights spread across AKL/WLG/CHC. Probably not big enough however for another carrier At this stage. Most o...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 122
Views: 15326

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved

With AA replacing MEL-LAX does that mean that’s QF flight will be moved to DFW? The flight being replaced by an AA flight is, if the information in this thread is correct, is QF 95/96 which is the second MEL-LAX flight currently running 2 per week, does not leave much capacity for it to be redeploy...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think NZ would want to compete on the potential.CHC - LAX is AA start this. Cant see them just sitting there and now with 787 the have a better aircraft. Just my 2 cents I doubt it. Unfortunately its a fact of life for a hub and spoke carrier that other airlines will come in over time to your spo...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Personally im not convinced CHC is quite there yet in terms of a DXB-CHC non-stop. Its a pretty seasonal market and a service like that would pretty much only be catering for European traffic which has other 1-stop options via SIN, CAN, HKG and soon LAX. I've always thought a DXB-WLG-CHC-DXB would ...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent
Replies: 90
Views: 15348

Re: CEO: Korean Air widebody order imminent

They have some older 77E/773/A332/A333, I’d see a 789/78J order here. They also have newer A330/77E/77W/748/A380/789 so it’s hard to see them reducing types in the short medium term, eventually I could see some 779 when the time comes to replace the 748/A380 in the late 2020s early 2030s, and they c...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Havent EK 77L's been de-LR'ed? I thought Id read the thinks that make it an LR (except the engines) were deactivated and cargo capacity increased Personally im not convinced CHC is quite there yet in terms of a DXB-CHC non-stop. Its a pretty seasonal market and a service like that would pretty much...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Personally I’d see UA running a 787 LAX/SFO-CHC over an NZ operated service, I was surprised when NZ announced their own service CHC-SIN. Remember it was a requirement of the NZ/SQ JV to NZ to do it. With SQ introducing the lower capacity A350 into CHC it would have resulted in a loss of annual sea...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

AA service AKL-DFW is quite likely. Agree - this has to be the front-runner for any new AA service here. The connections through DFW are growing - like with AA's new DFW - DUB flight, launching this week. Cheers, C. I suspect CHC-LAX with AA is part of the deal to get regulatory approval here in Ne...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

Delivery of Air NZ A320-271N (msn 9207) ZK-NND appears to be about mid October 2019. https://aibfamily.flights/production-list/A320 has just been updated and ZK-NND is XFW built msn 9207. A320-251N (msn 8939) was delivered from XFW on 03 Jun and is 268 aircraft earlier on the production list. The A...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

That was my thinking as well actually as I have heard rumblings about something like that in the works for CHC. A 3-4/weekly 788 summer seasonal wouldn't be the most high risk option out there. Add the increased likelihood of AKL-LAX going year round 789 maybe 788 in NS that'd probably round out th...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

What about AA or QF doing JFK - AKL? NZ/UA beat QF/AA to ORD - Australasia, so maybe QF/AA want to beat NZ/UA to NYC - Australasia? Cheers, C. Other than JFK-TYO I don’t think AA do any long haul ex JFK only 6-8 hrs to Europe, very little chance that they would consider a 17.5 hr flight to AKL, the...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

There is definitely a New Zealand route in the offing - but not listed above. Not AKL-DFW? How about something left field like CHC-LAX? That was my thinking as well actually as I have heard rumblings about something like that in the works for CHC. A 3-4/weekly 788 summer seasonal wouldn't be the mo...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

With the QF/AA JV having received its interim approval by the USDOT, what could we see here from AA/QF? Obviously AA AKL-LAX will receive a boost, but could there be a possibility of say AKL-DFW? I was thinking the same and mentioned it in the OZ thread, they mentioned 3 new routes initially of whi...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 216
Views: 26471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Two questions re QF/AA JV 1. What are the items that QF and AA need to review and go back to the DoT with responses for to move from preliminary to final approval? What are the remaining unaddressed issues? 2. What criteria makes AA or QF the better operator for a route? Eg MEL-LAX, why is QF hadin...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 149
Views: 12780

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

With the QF/AA JV having received its interim approval by the USDOT, what could we see here from AA/QF? Obviously AA AKL-LAX will receive a boost, but could there be a possibility of say AKL-DFW? I was thinking the same and mentioned it in the OZ thread, they mentioned 3 new routes initially of whi...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted
Replies: 73
Views: 9804

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

aa.com is the credible source: https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/american-airlines-and-qantas-welcome-us-department As part of the case put to the DOT, Qantas and American flagged an intention to launch several new routes within the first two years of the propo...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted
Replies: 73
Views: 9804

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

BNE-ORD/SFO would indicate that NZ is getting some, perhaps significant, Australian traffic on their AKL-SFO and AKL-ORD routes. Probably so, however QF have talked about ORD for years even being within days of a first seevic via LAX in 2003 before it was pulled, SFO makes sense as the west coast i...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas plans to launch BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD one QF/AA final approval is granted
Replies: 73
Views: 9804

Re: Qantas launches BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD

Personally while I think these will definitely happen I think we are jumping the gun a little, the deal has been approved by the US just today. I’d say start a new thread once we have an actual start date given that this has been extensively discussed in more than 1 thread. It has been well known th...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 216
Views: 26471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The QF 789 BNE basing... What exactly does the agreement stipulate? Is it maintenance only or do schedule services need to be flown? Hands up who thinks QF55 will be kept once SFO/ORD/wherever is launched? My hand isn't up... No idea but there was some deal saying they would base 4 789s there, curr...

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by ZK-NBT
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 122
Views: 15326

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Initial plan i've heard is QF - BNE-SFO and BNE-ORD, AA MEL-LAX replacing the QF95-96 and making it daily. I’ve heard 3 new routes and increasing existing routes of which as you say would be QF BNE-SFO/ORD 3-4 weekly each while reducing LAX to daily. MEL-LAX isn’t a new route but I can definitely s...

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by ZK-NBT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 122
Views: 15326

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

Qantas Press Release: https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-and-american-airlines-welcome-us-department-of-transportations-tentative-approval-of-joint-business/ BNE-ORD/SFO seems to be the first two routes. A bit surprised AA hasn't released anything yet... What about DFW-BNE or M...

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by ZK-NBT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 216
Views: 26471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-eyes-airbus-a380-upgrade-for-sydney-tokyo?utm_source=grid AJ wants SYD to HND to become an a380 route. With the Olympics happening next year, Haneda will probably become more accommodating for the a380. But the issue will be whether Qantas could get an arrival and de...

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by ZK-NBT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approved
Replies: 122
Views: 15326

Re: American Airlines/Qantas Joint Venture Approval?

According to the OSC, QF/AA carry over 50% of the passengers between US/AUS and 54% of the non-stop traffic. The next largest carrier is Delta/Vigin at 18% and 32% for passengers vs nonstop passengers. I am surprised DOT would allow the creation of such a juggernaut. I'm not convinced that this new...

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by ZK-NBT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft
Replies: 1284
Views: 218862

Re: Updated: Qantas saying it is almost ready to select Project Sunrise aircraft

How much does the overall fleet mix come into this? QF could have a relatively simple 778/779/789/78J long haul fleet, weather they would be able to have a single type rating across the 777/787 I’m not sure. They have talked up the new Boeing MOM aswell as a partial A330/737 replacement aswell. I do...

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by ZK-NBT
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 216
Views: 26471

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

VH-OEB has landed in LAX for the very last time. Probably QF's most infamous and popular 747 https://www.facebook.com/AIRLINESECRETS/posts/2440235522916118 https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61804811_2440232529583084_6015644173892321280_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_eui2=AeGy2KsHjozr9CFzxtpH...

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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 327
Views: 59394

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

Boeing will be under pressure to release details on the higher-weight 787-10 they are developing for NZ. Ostrower is apparently reporting it will have an additional 6t of MTOW, taking it to 260t. NZ themselves have alluded to the development but have only said that the version they are ordering wil...

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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42624

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Unless it's for something like a ULH beast. Can anyone suggest otherwise what might have been in mind? It cannot have happened by accident, surely. ? Thinking it’s simply just keeping the options open for the future, eg short-haul growth 5 years down the track might start needing something larger t...

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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42624

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is it possible that the last 789 due this year could be in that config, with New York specially in mind. Seems like a no-brainer if it's possible at this stage. 6 tonnes more MTOW is a lot more range or a lot fewer seats blocked off westbound. What are we talking about - perhaps 120 miles per tonne...

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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42624

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Will NZ actually buy any 260t 789s? If they can do New York with the current fleet in a QF-style “Code 3” configuration (presumably those with Trent 1000-TENs) they might prefer to use their capital for the 78Js. If they were to increase the chances of profit, then could be chance e.g the current 7...

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by ZK-NBT
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53123

Re: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

The 260 T MTOW version of the -10 must be what NZ needed to persuade it to buy. With that MTOW no problem to fly AKL-LAX-LHR if required (though the 77W will be around for a good while yet). They said fairly recently that the -10 was great for Asian routes similar to the 763. I think there was a go...

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by ZK-NBT
Fri May 31, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42624

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

IIRC with a recent US3 order the B788 is getting a lot of the B789 refinements backported into it. So the commonality should be improving hugely. If that then results in further improved range then maybe it will be a serious option. NZ has been talking about a poss code 3 787-9 which might carry ab...

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by ZK-NBT
Wed May 29, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42624

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

An issue which I don't think has yet been explored about NZ's re-equipment decision is the possibility of the 787-8. Various reports, including Flight Global's, have mentioned specifically that the -8 is included as a possible choice for the exercise of the options NZ has taken on the 787. From wha...

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