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by Duigan
27 May 2019, 01:15
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)
Replies: 379
Views: 226523

Re: Trivia 2019 (miscellaneous news)

Air New Zealand
This morning Air New Zealand announced that it was replacing 8 of its Boeing 777-200s with Boeing 787-10s. These will have GE engines where as ANZs existing 787s have Rolls Royce engines. They also have taken Options on 12 more Dreamliner's.
by Duigan
01 Jun 2014, 22:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air New Zealand Updates its Airbus Fleet
Replies: 0
Views: 569

Air New Zealand Updates its Airbus Fleet

"Air New Zealand says its new fleet of Airbuses will use 15 per cent less fuel and be able to carry more passengers. It has ordered 13 Airbus A320neo and A321neo (new engine option) aircraft which will be delivered from late 2017. The single-aisle aircraft have a list price of $US1.5 billion ($NZ1.7...
by Duigan
20 Apr 2014, 17:40
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2014 ?
Replies: 107
Views: 49423

Re: Where will you fly in 2014 ?

Returning to Oshkosh again this year
Travel via ANZ and UA with a short hop on a C206
by Duigan
18 Mar 2012, 09:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air New Zealand Grounds its fleet of ATR72s
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Air New Zealand Grounds its fleet of ATR72s

Have got 2 back in the air after extensive checks
These are all 500s. Air New Zealand has a number of 600s on order
by Duigan
18 Mar 2012, 05:13
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air New Zealand Grounds its fleet of ATR72s
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Air New Zealand Grounds its fleet of ATR72s

Air New Zealand has grounded its fleet of ATR 72 planes, after cracks were found around the cockpit windows of one aircraft. The airline has 11 ATRs, which are used on regional services. All the services they were scheduled to fly have been cancelled. The planes are operated under the name of Air Ne...
by Duigan
25 Nov 2011, 05:13
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Where will you fly in 2012?
Replies: 180
Views: 62385

Re: Where will you fly in 2012?

BRE Air NZ B777
LAX Air NZ B777
MEL Air NZ A320
by Duigan
30 Oct 2011, 10:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qantas cancel all flights and lock out their workforce
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Re: Qantas cancel all flights and lock out their workforce

Latest shows Jetstar - Qantas budget airline is still flying
Their pilots are on a completely different contract

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/895 ... -executive
by Duigan
29 Jul 2011, 07:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qantas Safety
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Qantas Safety

A Qantas 747 is grounded in Hong Kong http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/qantas-flight-grounded-in-hong-kong-after-safety-issues/story-e6freonf-1226104104591 Qantas is already employing a number of New Zealand pilots at substantually less than what Australians are getting flying the sa...
by Duigan
17 Jul 2011, 03:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qantas Safety
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Re: Qantas Safety

Issues with Engines seems to be on going with Qantas. Sure they are a large airline but the Australians have grounded Tiger for what would largely seem like maintenance issues

http://www.news.com.au/national/springb ... 6096032535
by Duigan
02 Jan 2011, 22:31
Forum: The av24.be pub
Topic: Best Air show in the world
Replies: 0
Views: 1788

Best Air show in the world

For many of us living in the southern hemisphere we can not afford to go to the Air shows that pop up in America and Europe more than once in a lifetime.
"What in the overall balance (Military/Civil) is the do not miss one?"
by Duigan
17 Nov 2010, 23:33
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Qantas Safety
Replies: 9
Views: 1976

Qantas Safety

A worrying trend appears to be developing at Qantas with more and more Engine or Airframe problems
Some are blaming the outsourcing of maintenance to Singapore and Germany

http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/qant ... 5949509032
by Duigan
22 Apr 2009, 11:34
Forum: Airline experiences and trip reports
Topic: Airline quality
Replies: 22
Views: 4353

Re: Airline quality

My list from a recent trip Air New Zealand 7/10 Qantas 7/10 Virgin Blue 8/10 Emirates 10/10 Qantas Domestic 4/10 Qantas domestic was 3 hours late with the flight leaving as pilots need a meal break or so they told us No vouchers or assistance offered to passengers only burnt meal once we got off the...
by Duigan
25 Jan 2009, 13:12
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: British Airways 777 emergency
Replies: 1
Views: 844

British Airways 777 emergency

A British Airways 777 has made an emergency landing in northern Nigeria After flames seen coming fro one engine

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090125/wl ... ntaviation
by Duigan
30 Dec 2008, 07:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air New Zealand first in the world to test Bio fuel
Replies: 5
Views: 1181

Air New Zealand first in the world to test Bio fuel

Air New Zealand tested a Bio fuel today made from 50:50 jatropha and Jet fuel
The two hour flight involved it being used in one engine of the Boeing 747-400 aircraft

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4806288a13.html
by Duigan
28 Nov 2008, 08:44
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: An A320 crashed in France during test flight.
Replies: 10
Views: 2460

Re: An A320 crashed in France during test flight.

Further update on a very sad situation
A lot of miss imformation has been doing the rounds of the news media\

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10545490
by Duigan
23 Nov 2008, 01:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: What has happened to Qantas
Replies: 17
Views: 3975

Re: What has happened to Qantas

The previous writer has a point but Qantas does seem to have a lot more ongoing problems than other Airlines I have to wonder if it has anything to do with managements decision to outsource a lot of work http://www.smh.com.au/news/travel/qantas-jetstar-fly-in-face-of-curfew/2008/11/22/1226770809294....
by Duigan
07 Nov 2008, 07:20
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air New Zealand's 'world first' check-in system
Replies: 1
Views: 751

Re: Air New Zealand's 'world first' check-in system

Proof is in the Pudding
Got through in about 3 Mins today- Even the regular checkin seemed to be fast
by Duigan
01 Sep 2008, 12:02
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: What has happened to Qantas
Replies: 17
Views: 3975

Re: What has happened to Qantas

The problem of maintainance issues seems to be continuing

http://www.smh.com.au/news/news/absolut ... 85923.html
by Duigan
23 Aug 2008, 07:37
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: What has happened to Qantas
Replies: 17
Views: 3975

Re: What has happened to Qantas

Thanks for that I have not posted very often so still learning I have flown Qantas myself many times and up until about 3 years ago found them to be absolutely brilliant with both ground and in flight service Lately I have found ,Broken Seats, Toilets that don't work,Staff that are too interested in...