All Nippon Airways made a special appearance in Auckland on the 28th April and again on the 1st May, operating Charter flights into AKL as part of the Masters Games.
On both the 28th and 1st May their B777-300ER, JA783A operated the flights and I managed to get these shots on the 1st May as flight 9409 arrived from Kansai and of flight 1978 taxing out and departed back to Kansai at 10:30am.
The RAF sent their very brand new, Airbus A400M Atlas Heavy Lift Transport, ZM401 to Ohakea for the RNZAF's 80th Anniversary Air Tattoo for static display.
Its a very big machine, bigger than a C130 and smaller than a C17.
It has a maximum payload capability of 37,000kg, but 20,000 kg is a typical payload.
When empty if has a ferry range of 4800nm and with it maximum payload of 37 tonne, its range is still and impressive 2780nm.