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787 joins the vANZ fleet

[6th/Sep/2014] vANZ are pleased to welcome the Boeing 787-9 to our fleet. The entry into service date was originally planned for 2010, but by October 2011 deliveries were scheduled to begin in 2014. Boeing is targeting the 787-9 to compete with both passenger variants of the Airbus A330 and to replace its own 767-400ER. Like the 787-8, it will also open up new non-stop routes. The 787-9 flights have now been added to vANZ flight data base for those with Captain rank or above. For schedules details and further info see the forum discussion.

Virtual Air New Zealand is a Virtual Airline based in New Zealand, emulating the operations of the national carrier. We have a large fleet and numerous local, regional and international destinations. Whether you're a novice pilot or more experienced, we have a flight and an aircraft for everyone. Fly over 4000 flight legs on the Air New Zealand Domestic & International Schedules using our custom ACARS client either off-line in your own time, or online real-time with VATSIM.

We operate a full and current Air NZ Timetable giving you a broad range of choices. We also have a large fleet of aircraft ranging from the Dash8-Q300 & B1900 short range turboprops, through to the Boeing 747-400 & 777-200/300 long haul jetliners.

If you're interested in flying for vANZ please read about us, check out our Operations Manual for joining conditions, before filling out the application form. Be sure you fully check out our site before deciding if vANZ is the right airline for you.

ACARS flights in progress

No flights in progress using vANZ ACARS


Flight No. Date Pilot From To Aircraft
NZ415 2014-09-20 NZ141  NZAA NZWN A320
NZ103 2014-09-19 NZ286  NZAA YSSY B789
NZ515 2014-09-17 NZ070  NZAA NZCH B733
NZ288 2014-09-16 NZ004  ZSPD NZAA B772
NZ104 2014-09-15 NZ286  YSSY NZAA B789
NZ5381 2014-09-14 NZ172  NZCH NZQN AT72
NZ139 2014-09-14 NZ286  NZAA YBBN B772
NZ671 2014-09-14 NZ286  NZAA NZDN A320
NZ8 2014-09-13 NZ286  NZAA KSFO B744
NZ7925 2014-09-13 NZ286  NZAA YBCG A320

vANZ screen-shots

Take a moment to look over a random selection of screen-shots taken by our crew of their exploits whilst flying Virtual Air New Zealand routes around the world. Clicking a photo will take you to our vANZ collection at Flickr.com


Newest Pilots

Name Date of join
New_Zealand  Ethan Ward  2014-08-24 
New_Zealand  Lyndon Mason  2014-07-27 
Australia  Michael Parsons  2014-05-31 
New_Zealand  Dylan Buttar  2014-05-31 
Australia  Luke Crouch  2014-05-31 
see also: full staff roster

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