Sunday, 19 January 2014

New Zealand Planespotting Photos - Including Boeing 787-9 Demonstrator - Part 1

This the first part in my series of posts from New Zealand:
Whilst waiting for my flight from Cairns to Sydney, Jetstar's second Boeing 787-8 - VH-VKB was parked on Taxiway Golf

After the flight to Sydney, I captured another 787 - this time Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANN

Qantas Boeing 747-400ER VH-OEI

Jetstar Airbus A330-200 VH-EBC

Qantas Jetbase from the hotel

Hawaiian Airbus A330-200 N389HA

A row of Qantas tails at the Jetbase the next morning

Qantas Boeing 737-400 VH-TJS, probably my last time getting a QF734 as they will be retired by about March 2014

China Southern Airbus A380 B-6140

Qantas Jetbase again

Pacific Blue (Virgin Australia) ZK-PBK

Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 ZK-SUH - my flight to New Zealand


Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300WL ZK-NCI
Air New Zealand Boeing 747, 767 and 777

NCI taxiing out for departure
Air New Zealand 777-200 ZK-OKE

China Southern Airbus A330-200 B-6542

Air New Zealand Boeing 767-300WL ZK-NCI

Korean Air Boeing 747-400 HL-7460. I photographed this 744 in Cairns when it came through on a charter flight in late April 2013


Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 ZK-NBV preparing for it's next flight

Air New Zealand Airbus A320SL ZK-OXA. I also captured this aircraft in Cairns upon it's delivery flight to Air New Zealand in June last year

Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQC
And lastly, here is Boeing's second 787-9 - N789FT (ZB002) when it over-nighted in Auckland on a demonstration and proving trip. Air New Zealand is the launch customer of this aircraft type. Boeing flew it to demonstrate to ANZ in Auckland, before it continued on for hot weather testing in Alice Springs via Brisbane.
Apparently, the 787-9 was conducting hot weather testing in Alice Springs for a week.

Upon it's return flight to Boeing Field via Honolulu, it made a quick transit through Cairns to clear Customs and refuel!

Part 2 to come soon.


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