Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Airbus A350-1000 Arrives in Auckland

Well it finally arrived, and it sure was great to see this new model of the A350 family.

This A350-1000, F-WLXV is the latest model of the variant, and is on a round the world promotional sales tour being shown to prospective airlines, and Air New Zealand, are interested in this very nice and Ultra Long Range competitor to the B787. I guess we will all have to see what happens in the future.

 Well it was rather dark when F-WLXV arrived but was well worth the trip to get these shots.

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F-WLXV

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F-WLXV

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year....

Well yet another year comes to and end......

I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year for 2018, and also a big thank you for visiting my blog I appreciate it, hope to keep it going in 2018.

So as the sun sets 2017, some final photos of the year.

Stay Safe, and I'll be taking a break for a few weeks.





Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Hi Fly To The Rescue...

Welcome to Auckland Hi Fly...

Air New Zealand unfortunately have had to pull four B787-9's out of service due to ongoing problems with their Rolls Royce Trent Engines.
As it is the peak travel season time, and Air New Zealand struggling to maintain their schedule with four less wide bodies, help was required.

As a result Air New Zealand has arranged a Wet Lease from Hi Fly, a European Charter Airline based in Portugal, using two aircraft, an A330-200 & A340-300.

The A330-200, CS-TQW is operating on the Auckland - Perth - Auckland, NZ175/6 flights and the A340-300, 9H-FOX is operating the Auckland - Sydney - Auckland sectors, flying the
NZ101/2 & NZ105/8 flights.

Its a bit unknown how long the services of Hi Fly will be required but I suspect it will be well into Late January early February.

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CS-TQW 
CS-TQW
9H-FO
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9H-FOX

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Air Asia X, 9M-XXP

Air Asia X, sporting yet again another smart Livery on their A330-300, 9M-XXP, seen here arriving in Auckland on a warm summers afternoon.

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9M-XXP

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Philippine Airlines A340-300

Philippine Airlines have changed their Auckland operation, now operating non-stop from Manila using the A340-300. This service is replacing their Manila - Cairns - Auckland flight using the A320 and A321's.

Some pice of the first arrival into Auckland of their A340-300, RP-C3436 on the 7th Dec.

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RP-C3436

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Random Shots....

Time for some more random fun shots with the camera and trying to make things interesting and some photos that mostly likely won't happen again.

Well here's my latest collection of one off moments.

Sichuan Airlines A330-200 & Philippine Airlines A320
Cathay Pacific A350 & RAAF A330 MRTT A39-006 
Fedex MD11-F & LAN B787-9 
Tasman Cargo Airlines B757 & ZK-OCB Dassault Falcon 2000EX

Monday, November 27, 2017

Thai Airways First B787-9 Into Auckland

Thai Airways have yet again changed aircraft type on their Bangkok - Auckland - Bangkok flights, this time changing from the B777-300ER to the B787-9.

They only operated the B777-300ER for s short period after operating the B777-200ER for quite a number of years.

Thai only have two B787-9's, HS-TWA & HS-TWB and they will be dedicated to the Auckland route.

Some shots of the first arrival on the 17th Nov, TG591, operated by HS-TWB.  

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HS-TWB


Saturday, November 25, 2017

United Airlines B777-300ER, N2243U

At last some better weather for some descent shots of a United Airlines B777-300ER, including the Wi Fi antenna arriving into Auckland.

Here is N2243U arriving a little late back on the 17th Nov

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