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Friday, August 20, 2010

Air New Zealand's error

So as posted below Air New Zealand have launched their new "crazy about rugby" safety video.  Below is the quote from their release on youtube
We jammed a plane full of rugby fans, some crazy Air New Zealand staff and asked some of our All Black friends to lend a hand. After two long days shooting, here's what we came up with. Created for our Domestic 737 service.
But what Air New Zealand failed to do was film this video on a 737.  It is very clearly filmed on an A320 - ZK-OJO to be precise.  The key identifying features are:
  • PTVs in the seatbacks (737s don't have these)
  • Curtains separating business class with economy (737s are all economy)
  • No yoke steering in the cockpit (737s have control yokes, A320s have side sticks)
  • A fully electronic display cockpit
  • In the scene with Richie McCaw sitting in the pilots seat the dash clearly says ZK-OJO

What makes this worse for Air New Zealand is this issue was raised with me by a non aviation geek, who noticed it wasn't filmed on a 737!


So props to Air New Zealand for filming another great safety video, but a big loss of points for the glaring error of filming a 737 safety video on an A320.


(But the old girl streaking still makes me laugh!!)

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