Air NZ to withdraw Beech 1900D fleet

An Air NZ Link Beech 1900 next to a big brother 777-300ER.

Air New Zealand says it will stop 19-seat Beechcraft 1900D services operated by its Hamilton-based Eagle Air subsidiary by August 2016 and buy four additional ATR 72 turboprops as it moves to consolidate its regional operations. The 17-strong Beechcraft 1900D operation had lost $1 million a month for the … [Read more...]

Formal handover for first RNZAF T-6Cs

A RNZAF T-6C receives a fire service water canon salute. (RNZAF)

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has formally accepted its first Beechcraft T-6C Texan II trainers in a ceremony held at RNAZAF Ohakea on Friday afternoon. So far four of the 11 T-6Cs on order for the RNZAF have been delivered, with the remaining seven aircraft due to be delivered in batches through until … [Read more...]