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Eviation Aircraft chosen by Air New Zealand as Mission Next Gen Aircraft partner

Air New Zealand has signed a LOI with Eviation Aircraft for up to 23 aircraft as part of its Mission NextGen Aircraft program. The nine-seater Alice is the first flight-proven all-electric commuter aircraft and promises to usher in a new era of carbon-free, cost-effective and convenient aviation. Alice is powered by two magni650 electric propulsion units developed by magniX, th...

Mission Next Gen Aircraft - Air New Zealand selected VoltAero for sustainable fleet ambitions

Air New Zealand selected VoltAero as one of “Mission Next Gen Aircraft” demonstration partners with its Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft as a unique solution for sustainable fleet ambitions. VoltAero and Cassio are aligned to Air New Zealand goal of working with world-leading innovators in introducing zero-emission passenger/cargo flights. The Cassio aircraft fa...

Air New Zealand launches ambitious programme for zero emissions aircraft

Air New Zealand has announced Mission Next Generation Aircraft – an accelerator programme to progress two ambitious goals:  Fly its first commercial demonstrator flight from 2026 Begin replacing its Q300 domestic fleet with a more sustainable aircraft – likely green hydrogen or battery hybrid systems – from 2030 These goals follow the airline's&nbs...

Air New Zealand touches down in the Big Apple

Air New Zealand touched down at John F. Kennedy International Airport today, marking the first of its non-stop flights connecting the city of sails and the city that never sleeps. Minister of Tourism for New Zealand Hon Stuart Nash, Chair Dame Therese Walsh and Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran were onboard the inaugural flight, al...

Air New Zealand has landed the 1,600th delivery by ATR

In the same month as it celebrated its 40 year anniversary, ATR has reached another impressive milestone in its history, delivering its 1,600th aircraft to national flag carrier, Air New Zealand. This delivery highlights the enduring strength of the ATR programme, providing essential connectivity to communities all over the world. It also proves the value of the ATR 72-600 at serving domestic rout...

Air New Zealand revises international network

Air New Zealand will not resume operation of its suspended Auckland-Buenos Aires and Los Angeles-London routes due to the deep impact of COVID-19 on forward travel demand. The airline has also taken the decision to postpone the commencement of its non-stop Auckland-New York service from 29 October 2020 until late 2021 at the earliest. Along with 95 percent of its international...

Economy Skynest to put economy travellers to sleep

The Economy Skynest is the result of three years of Air New Zealand research and development, with the input of more than 200 customers at its Hangar 22 innovation centre in Auckland. The airline has filed patent and trademark applications for the Economy Skynest which provides six full length lie-flat sleep pods.  Air New Zealand Chief Marketing and Cu...

Inmarsat GX Aviation powers one million free inflight passenger broadband sessions for Air New Zealand

Can you imagine - one million free inflight broadband sessions for Air New Zealand passenger? The impressive milestone was achieved approximately one year after Air New Zealand switched to a free-of-charge model for its inflight broadband service. Inmarsat GX Aviation is currently available on almost 25 aircraft within the Air New Zealand fleet, operating on Trans-Tasman, Pacific Island,...