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by zkncj
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13877

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

WLG-SIN would have been an good route for the up comming SQ 737-9MAX if only they had the range.

It would be prefect size to allow the route to go daily, in say an 120Y / 12J configuration.

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by zkncj
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13877

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

All it would take is 1 photo of a medevac passenger being loaded in and theres your justification to the public. Think of the recent articles about people stuck overseas in hospital with no travel insurance, you could easily play off that. I think a C40 of sorts would be better, however. But in the...

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by zkncj
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13877

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

With EK now launching an Business Basic fare (http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1424705) whats the chance we could see NZ follow suit with introducing an SeatOnly Business Class fare?

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by zkncj
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max
Replies: 18
Views: 5203

Re: German DFS denies transfer flight trough german airspace of an Norwegian 737 Max

The 737 MAX has been grounded worldwide for almost 3 months now; why did it take so long for Norwegian to ferry one of their planes back? Sounds like poor planning on their end. All depends on the situation, e.g. originally it might of just been an simple software fix that could be done in remote l...

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by zkncj
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest flight where same aircraft turns around in the same calendar day?
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

Re: Longest flight where same aircraft turns around in the same calendar day?

NZ26 AKL-ORD is 15hrs same day departs AKL at 2210, and arrives at 1705 at the same day.

Ironically on the ORD-AKL sector which is 16h30m you arrive back in AKL two days after you left e.g leave Friday night and arrive Sunday morning

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by zkncj
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 13877

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - June 2019

ZaphodHarkonnen wrote:
Mainly military but still NZ related.

The C-130J-30 has been chosen as the preferred replacement for the C-130H. With the B757 replacement down the road a bit.

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Wonder if the 757s could be replaced by a couple of ex-NZ 77E's by then?

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by zkncj
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 28150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Qantas talks up 787 ops to both SCL and JNB https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-paves-the-way-for-boeing-787-johannesburg-santiago-flights?utm_source=hero The 787 has the ETOPS for it but whether or not CASA will allow it. Eg. LATAM can fly SYD/MEL - SCL non-stop with the Dreamliners no problem. NZ had...

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by zkncj
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 233
Views: 28150

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Not sure I can answer the question "why", other than it's a simplification. Ok so i can see that this probably makes things easier (eg passengers) and aircraft subs won't lead to flight number changes etc. This is how QF operates now right - a 737 flight upgrading to an A330 for example d...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53176

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

But it is individual airframes that have been "grounded" awaiting parts to fix a known problem. That is NZ's experience with their (early) RR789s. . It’s worth nothing that it’s not just NZ’s oldest 789s that have been effected and grounded at times, it has been the entire fleet that has ...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 2650

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

Good to buy its shares????LOL If the airline is makeing an profit, I believe Qantas, Air New Zealand and RyanAir are all few of the airlines that are ranked investment grade. While it’s worth noteing NZ has an large government shareholding, under New Zealand law the Government has very little influ...

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by zkncj
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?
Replies: 17
Views: 2650

Re: Is Air New Zealand 80% owned by the New Zealand government still?

Are there plans of the NZ govt. to go for further disinvestment by selling off their shares and getting it more into the hands of private investors? Unlikely with the current Governent, the current party in control is anti selling of state assets. The New Zealand government gets an very health retu...

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by zkncj
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

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 zkncj
Fri May 31, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

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 zkncj
Fri May 31, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 349
Views: 62462

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Is the 787-10ER actually a real concept or is this something airliners.net has made up? I think it's something we made up. ANZ buying the -10 has turned into the -10 can do SYD-LHR year round. :-) The ANZ press releases say that Boeing improved the 787s they are buying; of course a.netters are hotl...

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by zkncj
Fri May 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest ditching ticket jackets
Replies: 35
Views: 4213

Re: Southwest ditching ticket jackets

I don’t understand why anyone is using paper boarding passes let alone “paper ticket” (boarding pass) holders. Something to attach your check luggage receipt too. Printing seperate luggage receipts is outdated, NZ/QF both print it on your boarding pass. Or if using an Moblie boarding pass, it digit...

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by zkncj
Thu May 30, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 349
Views: 62462

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

787-10ER authority to offer will be announced by Boeing. Is the 787-10ER actually a real concept or is this something airliners.net has made up? Made up at this stage, but an watch this space thing. Boeing/NZ have said as apart of the three recent 787-10 order. That we’re working on range for the -...

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by zkncj
Wed May 29, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Given three years ago Whanganui was 1900s on Air NZ then Metros on Air Chathams, they’ve definitely done a fine job growing the market. What will really be interesting is to see what happens to the capacity when the ATR becomes needed for the charter work again in September. V/F Could be testing th...

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by zkncj
Wed May 29, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

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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by zkncj
Mon May 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53176

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

So if the B789 will be the aircraft for Auckland to New York, and if these birds get the rumored 2.5T MTOW increase, what type of seat capacity would Air New Zealand have? Currently they have two type of seat layout in the B789 C18W21Y263 and C27W33Y215 My thinking is the current code 1 (C18W21Y263...

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by zkncj
Mon May 27, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53176

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

The 5 year timeline seems a little lengthy to receive these 8 aircraft. A great win for Boeing and a little surprise on the order mix (or lack thereof). Its pretty normal for NZ to announce there purchased outright options like this so far-out, then additional frames that are leased close to the ti...

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by zkncj
Mon May 27, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5811

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

SonomaFlyer wrote:
What range changes could NZ have negotiated for what looks to be a smallish order?.


It could be an hint of whats about to come for Qantas 'Project Sunrise', it could be that Boeing is doing an deal for NZ/QF to get the extra range out of the 787-10.

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by zkncj
Mon May 27, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5811

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Quite logical step to keep their fleet within 2 pilot pools (A32X, 777/787). The 787 is an outstanding aircraft. Congratulations to Boeing and NZ NZ have a different pilot pool for the 777 and 787 fleets - the 777's are operated by traditional 'Long-Haul' crew contractors, we're as the 787 are oper...

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by zkncj
Mon May 27, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

I see the addition of EWR & GRU in their network with the GE powered 789's. No other expansion. Reports saying they are considering Toronto (YYZ) too. See: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12234189. Cheers, C. Wonder if this could having anything todo wit...

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by zkncj
Mon May 27, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5811

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

With ANZ’s 77W fleet being fairly young, I think the 777X is a long way off, if ever. They are 2010-2014 so are starting to need there replacements to be planned, e.g. an 4-5 years lead time of getting the new aircraft starting to roll into the fleet from ordering. So the oldest is 9 years going an...

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by zkncj
Sun May 26, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787
Replies: 38
Views: 5811

Re: NZ orders 8x 78J (GE) with options for 12x 787

Arion640 wrote:
With ANZ’s 77W fleet being fairly young, I think the 777X is a long way off, if ever.


They are 2010-2014 so are starting to need there replacements to be planned, e.g. an 4-5 years lead time of getting the new aircraft starting to roll into the fleet from ordering.

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by zkncj
Sun May 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

I see the addition of EWR & GRU in their network with the GE powered 789's. No other expansion. Basically confirmed by Luxon. Using the 10 for it to boot. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/112988652/air-new-zealand-making-longhaul-fleet-announcement-at-customer-innovation-centre Luxon...

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by zkncj
Sun May 26, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53176

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

janders wrote:
Interesting engine switch to GE.
All the drama over existing RR engines must have really turned them off regardless of what economic offer RR made.


NZ has operated an mix of GE/RR before e.g. half the 744s were GE and the other half RR.

Also the 77W are GE, with the 77E are RR.

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by zkncj
Fri May 24, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated, confirmed - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order
Replies: 292
Views: 53176

Re: Report - Air NZ picks Boeing for wide-body order

ZK-NBT wrote:
There will definitely be 787-10s in the fleet, how many depends on how capable the aircraft becomes.


The 787-10s could be good on some of the busier flights between AKL-BNE,SYD,MEL,NAN free'ing up the 77W fleet to have an schedule shack up and find some more room for long-haul flying.

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by zkncj
Mon May 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

DavidByrne wrote:
The 777X was never a serious contender for a 77E replacement in my view. However, it will be interesting to see if NZ options some 778s as a potential 77W replacement.


After all originally the 8x 77E we're order with 2x 7E7's, which over the years has turned into 14x 789s....

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by zkncj
Sun May 19, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of medivac certification onboard TN 789’s
Replies: 40
Views: 6059

Re: TN issues with the 789..

The final two 340's leave in September. NZ is operating 789 to PPT, so after Sept the New Zealand option will disappear. . TN is already operating the 789 on AKl-PPT in fact it was one of the first routes they moved to the 789s. I’m almost certain NZ’s 789s have all the approvals for MedicVacs, the...

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by zkncj
Sat May 18, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Last year I raised my concerns over VA's approach to taking on the Tasman market post Air NZ. I outlined their lack of presence and marketing.... in the last week or so we've seen the scale back some operations... most concerning being CHC-SYD to seasonal...!! Ironically (not that I want to ideally...

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by zkncj
Tue May 14, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58951

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I'm not sure how many job cuts VA can make, although they could outsource the check-in function again. As for Virgin Village in BNE, that place already has high turnover and staff are paid less than QF. Well they could fully automate check-in and boarding at mayor ports - although think VA probably...

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by zkncj
Tue May 14, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Does anyone know whats NZ's max range is for their A321NEO's with their configuration? Airbus publishes it as 7,400km with an 2 class 206 seat configuration. 214 pax in NZ's configuration. No idea on range sorry. Likely less than others due to all Y configuration (more weight). Currently AKL-CNS is...

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by zkncj
Mon May 13, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Does anyone know whats NZ's max range is for their A321NEO's with their configuration?

Airbus publishes it as 7,400km with an 2 class 206 seat configuration.

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by zkncj
Sat May 11, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 365
Views: 58951

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - May 2019

BITRE international figures released for February https://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoing/files/International_airline_activity_1902.pdf One thing that jumped out is again the load factors between Australia and New Zealand. This is the fourth month since the end of the VA/NZ alliance. VA defin...

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by zkncj
Fri May 10, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

HKG and YVR have never seen a 77W Not “never” for HKG. There were a few 77W to HKG in Nov 2018, and in early Nov 2012 the 77W flew the All Blacks to LHR via HKG. 2209115 Okay, almost/hardly seen, the point being, it's very rare and not the norm. YVR has seen the 77W at peak periods over the last co...

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by zkncj
Thu May 09, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

[quote="ZK-NBT"] Why would NZ opt to replace the 772 with the 35K? The link below is very basic compassion of two aircraft based on the brochure statistics but you can clearly see the capacity is much higher and it's 10 meters longer so even a 'lighter' load will still offer an increase on...

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by zkncj
Mon May 06, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways DC-3 forced landing off airport near Hay River
Replies: 25
Views: 6322

Re: Buffalo Airways DC-3 forced landing off airport near Hay River

Just cost prohibitive to purchase, maintain, and operate Which is were (if the Canadian government) is still going support people living in the far north, will need government funding. While take the likes of IUE or NLK (while not frozen) are remote Islands in the pacific. Without government fundin...

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by zkncj
Mon May 06, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight
Replies: 41
Views: 7960

Re: LATAM announces direct SCL-SYD flight

Does LA have any plans to start BNE services? And re connections to Asia, LA always had a codeshare with the daily CX flights from AKL-HKG. I do wonder and think there is a chance they could announce an AKL-BNE tag when they announce the SYD schedule, quite a few connect in AKL to CX I believe so k...

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by zkncj
Sun May 05, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo Airways DC-3 forced landing off airport near Hay River
Replies: 25
Views: 6322

Re: Buffalo Airways DC-3 forced landing off airport near Hay River

. Without them flying it may be life or death for the frozen north and the Canadian Govt knows this. Which is probably were the Canadian government (if not already doing so), needs to come up with funding for an project to for an aircraft conversion project for the far north. The DC3/4s aren’t goin...

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by zkncj
Sat May 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is it time that New Zealand/Australia look at better regulations like the EU to protect passengers when the airline is at fault? Currently New Zealand and Australian airlines aren’t really accountable to psssengers for delays caused by operational reasons etc, compared to say the EU. With NZ’s slipp...

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by zkncj
Sat May 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 375
Views: 42636

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - May 2019

Has anyone else noticed that the a321NEO's lack seat recline on NZ, and NZ has quietly gotten away with it so far.

Although the free WIFI appears to be allot better than on the 777s, was able to get 18mbps download tonight across the Tasman and able to use Netflix seamlessly.

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by zkncj
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25854

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

- If AVSEC can't expand to cater for the number of passengers needing to be processed due to the building space provided and available to them, then I call that an AIAL issue. Don't think AVSEC screening space is currently the issue at AKL domestic - it more seems to be a staffing issue - e.g. I've...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25854

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

People missing there flights due to AVSEC lines? Isn’t that an AVSEC issue not an AIAL issue? They always seem to be understaffed with not all equipment being used. If they were to fit the new auto processing from International and increased staffing that problem would go away. Having recently down ...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 484
Views: 66601

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2019

A bit of a Segway, if the rumours of the 788 being moved to QF are true, and I personally remain skeptical. Could they work on domestic only? Replace the 767 on the golden triangle. Or is the refuelling slow too like the 330s was claimed to be? Are they too heavy? I’m sure it would be a common pilo...

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25854

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

With domestic, why not introduce a development levi/tax.. aka the KK tax for international pax, or seen at PMR, ROT... there are ways to raise funds, why not privatize a terminal? My main beef is AKLD which is horrid. AKL already up there with taxes/fee and doesn't need to get any more expensive (p...

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by zkncj
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25854

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Could understand taking on the 2x 77E in the short-term if the price was right (e.g. they are probably otherwise scrap metal). You could probably happy getting 3-4 years out of them if they have an cabin refit, and could be tied to short-haul etc.

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by zkncj
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25854

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

[quote="Kiwirob“] Don’t thay have a hanger that could fit a 747? Wouldn’t that also fit a 777 or 787.[/quote] It also because the A321/320s don’t fit into the old 737 hangars from the NAC days, NZ handed these hangars back to AIAL an few years back. It’s not uncommon for around 20 A320/320s to ...

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by zkncj
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AKL-NLK on an CV580 - only International CV580 route?
Replies: 0
Views: 759

AKL-NLK on an CV580 - only International CV580 route?

https://www.airchathams.co.nz/library/files/directflightstonorfolk.pdf Air Chathams (CV) is launching AKL-NLK on 6/9/2019 with an Convair CV-580(Passenger) with the service being 2hours mainly over water. Is this now currently the only passenger scheduled International CV-580 route out there?

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by zkncj
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 25854

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

I’d kind of forgotten about this, now that they outsource heavy maintenance. I guess the fleet is growing however and I don’t think a 772 or 789 can fully fit in hangar 2? Or can they? They sort of fit in on an angle... Guess this hangar is going in the space recently free'd up from the old 767/747...

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