Air New Zealand deciding between 777x and A350

http://www.ausbt.com.au/air-new-zealand-considers-boeing-777x-vs-airbus-a350
I wonder which they’ll choose.

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Probably A350

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777 new series should be better because I think they don’t need new training.

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777x all the way, I love the new 777.

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I would get the 777X all the way

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Same here, its so much cooler.

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The 777X would best fit in with their pilots for their 77W and 787. Both have common type rating and would cut down on training cost and time.

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777X for sure. Common type rating with existing 777s and 787s and they can do 10 abreast more comfortably.

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I don’t think they need the range, payload and structural weight of the 777-8/9, an A350 will suffice.

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I think they could use the range for some new ultra-long haul routes.

ULH is expensive, are their passengers willing to pay for a non-stop versus a one-stop through their *A partners? The cost of a long haul flight does not go up linearly once you head into ULH territory, it’s closer to an exponential function at that point.

777 is better than the A350
(Come at me 777 haters and A350 lovers)

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Oh, but Emirates has the A380 as well right?

Both the A380 and A350 have very common cockpits as well as the “daily” 777s versus the new model. There will be approximately the same time of training needed.

Theoretically, the 777x is the better plane but in reality its a good debate between either one

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The 777x would probably be better for ANZ.

I can just imagine it in the All Black Livery

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Well it’s pretty much a longer 777 with new wings and engines.

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Clearly you don’t understand what a common type rating is. Type ratings are complete different between twin engines and quad engines even if the cockpit is similar. Furthermore, common type ratings usually occur only between aircraft from a same producer. Ie. Boeing Common Type ratings only apply to Boeing aircraft. This is due to the differences in cockpit layouts for each manufacturer. The only aircraft with common type ratings for Boeing and Airbus aircraft are A350-A330, A300-A310, the A320 family, the 737 family, 757-767, and the 777-787.

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Well I suppose that A380 pilots surely know how to navigate a twin-engine aircraft due to common sense but also due to the fact that the training aircraft Emirates uses is the A330.

A350, 777X is launching too far from now, and the 777X is most likely a copy of the A350 so Boeing can steal Airbus’ $$$

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