Boeing to upgrade RNZAF Orions

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The New Zealand Ministry of Defence has awarded Boeing a US$21.4 million contract to upgrade the fleet of six P-3K2 Orion aircraft with an undersea acoustics and intelligence technology that is intended to enable the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) to more effectively find, monitor and deter submarine … [Read more...]

Air NZ dumps 777-300ER Spaceseat

A file image of the Air New Zealand Spaceseat. (Air New Zealand)

Air New Zealand says it will remove the Spaceseat premium economy seats from its Boeing 777-300ER fleet just five years after they started flying in 2011. In its place on board the seven 777-300ERs will be a more standard forward facing premium economy seat already flying on board the airline’s Boeing … [Read more...]

Jetstar CEO says Propstar has also benefitted Air NZ

Jetstar group chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka speaks at the CAPA conference in Brisbane.

Jetstar group chief executive Jayne Hrdlicka says the the low-cost carrier's New Zealand turboprop operations have not only boosted that country’s regional communities, it has also benefitted the national carrier Air New Zealand. In December 2015, the Qantas-owned carrier established a fleet of five Dash 8 … [Read more...]