While in Wellington I did manage an hour in my new favourite photography spot (after that the windchill drove me indoors). A couple of ZKs left for Oz and I also caught up with the last A 320 with sharklets that I had been missing.
Air New Zealand Airbus A 320-232 ZK-OJK (c/n 2445) of the international fleet departed.
As did Qantas Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQE. (c/n 34185)
Then Airbus A 320-232 ZK-OXE (c/n 5993) arrived. These new Airbus's of the domestic Air New Zealand fleet have higher MAUW's than the original domestic models ( and it is more than the extra weight of the sharklets!). I have previously posted photos of ZK-OXA to OXD and ZK-OXF to OXI. I guess that Air New Zealand must be due for another new A 320 sometime soon.
OXJ is on its way and OXK has had test flights! Where were you standing to get these?ReplyDelete
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All domestic A320s have the same operating weight limitations. (MTOW 71,500kgs, MLW 66,000kgs, MZFW 62,500kgs).ReplyDelete
Anonymous - I took my info from the CAA register. For example ZK-OAB (domestic A 320) has a MCTOW of 71,500 Kg and ZK-OJK (international A 320) has a MCTOW of 77,000 Kg. But the latest sharklet aircraft ZK-OXA - OXI have a MCTOW of 76,999 Kg.ReplyDelete