Qantas to have worlds longest 747 route

In 1989, just to show off, Qantas demonstrated the phenomenal range of the new-fangled Boeing 747-400 by flying non-stop from London to Sydney in a little more than 20 hours. The trip required special ”high specific gravity” fuel and there were no...

All Black A320 here this week

Like the rego.GAir New Zealand’s all-black A320 plane for domestic routes is about to set off on its three-day delivery flight to New Zealand, island-hopping across the Pacific to arrive in Auckland early next week. In a route similar to earlier days when...

ANOTHER Qantas ‘tech problem’

Jan 27 A Qantas jumbo jet was forced to turn around shortly after taking off from Bangkok en route to Sydney after developing a problem in one of its engines. The Boeing 747 turned back 30 minutes after take-off on Wednesday evening (local time) after pilots noticed...

US tanker race

This has been a bit of a joke right along. About to be all over though by reading.Airbus is being reported as having a large advantage for having a bigger plane with much more tankerage and range. Plus the A330 MRTT can also be used as a pure transport aircraft able...

Q300’s to HKK

25 January 2011 Air Nelson will from April begin scheduled services between Christchurch and Hokitika using its 50 seat Bombardier Q300 aircraft. The route is currently operated by Air New Zealand subsidiary Eagle Air using 19-seat Beech 1900D and Jetstream...
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