Monday 17 December 2018

Air New Zealand Airbus A 321 ZK-NNB at Auckland International 13-12-2018

Another trip to Wellington over the last few days.  On my way down last Thursday I was pleased to see one of Air New Zealand's new Airbus A 321 aircraft outside the Air New Zealand maintenance base.

 At first glance I didn't realise it was one of the new A 321s but a closer look revealed it was ZK-NNB (c/n 8542) which is an A 321-271NX NEO model, which was first registered on the NZ Civil Register on 1/12/18.

And in this shot you can compare an older A 320 with the A 321 NEO (for New Engine Option) and you can see that the new PW 1100G geared engines have a larger diameter with a resultant fatter cowling.  I understand that ZK-NNB entered service later on on the 13/12/18.

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