Sunday, October 6, 2013

Australia's Jet Star Eight Taking On The New Zealand -9's Down Under

The revely tune has hit the Australian Aviation Industry. Jet Star/Qantas is receiving its 787-8 on Wednesday of this week. A 335 passenger mini behemoth, schedule to seat more than New Zealand Air's own 787-9 mid next year. From the talking points from a New Zealand based  news center comes these filtered summary for  the undeclared passengers  wars down under.

"STUFF

We want the airplane to perform better than it is today," he said.
"With any new airplane, you will get a lot of learnings as you see how the airplane's performing."
The battery problem had been solved by encasing it in a 3.175-millimetre-thick stainless steel box, with vents to the outside of the aircraft.
Loftis said Boeing took "full ownership" over another issue involving malfunctioning antennae from a supplier, adding: "There's only so much I can say because it is an active investigation."
Boeing's operations centre in Seattle has a dedicated team which monitors its customers' fleets of 787s.
Thousands of parameters are measured and logged, and any maintenance issues are immediately flagged with the airlines.
Alan Joyce, chief executive of Jetstar's parent company Qantas, was not fazed by the series of glitches.
  • "We're very comfortable this is an extremely safe vehicle," he said.
  • Joyce said Qantas had a team working alongside Boeing and its chief engineer had visited Australia to brief him.
  • "In terms of the reliability, every aircraft that's been introduced has had reliability issues at the start," he said.
  • "The 787 is the newest kid on the block - it's getting a lot more attention."
  • Jetstar has stolen a march over Air New Zealand, which is expected to receive the first of 10 of its own Dreamliners midway through next year.
  • The national carrier will be the first airline to take delivery of Boeing's 787-9, a "stretched" version of the original plane which carries up to 40 more passengers than the 787-8s and has a longer range.
  • The 787's main attraction is a 20 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency over similar sized aircraft, which is expected to produce huge savings for airlines.
  • It also boasts a range of new passenger comforts, including larger, electronically-dimmable windows, a lower-pressure cabin and higher ceilings.
Now New Zealand   Air has severe ants in the pants waiting these next 9 months. Its 787-9 jet will carry up to 290 passengers with  excellent combinations of room.  The spacious 787--9 will spread out some of its aircraft with 250 seats and a 41" pitch for upper class. It has the premium economy as well as economy, or a business class for those who prefer sitting in the air over sitting in office space. New Zealand air uses its airbourne real estate enticing the experience much like a Hilton motel. Jet Star will leave the "light on" much like Motel 6. The war for passensseger will be interesting. New Zealand will fly west. Jet Star will fly est with bucket loads of passengers.

"The Kiwi flag-carrier is the Boeing's launch customer for the 787-9, is a stretched version of the original 787-8 Dreamliner which can carry an estimated 40 more passengers than the base model 787-8 while also boasting greater range.