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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

Hopefully some advance warning for those able to get to Heathrow this Friday.

*Allegedly* Friday 2nd February will see BMI launch their new livery at Heathrow with the Airbus we have all seen, plus one other aircraft.

Regards,

Paul, who has to work that day Sad

PS Im just the messenger so if you cant see it dont blame me Wink/being sarcastic

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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1145 times:
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Hi all/Paul

What do you think the possibility will be that BMI will fly over their first A330 from Toulouse?

Maybe not to land but a nice flypast?

Dean.........are you all set for this?

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineA380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1125 times:

Hi all/Gary/Paul,

Well my man on the inside still insists it will be Thursday the 1st at 11am when cabin crew will open the envelopes they were handed a while ago and welcome passenger to "British Midland International"...and then offer champagne to passengers.

Gary...I don't think I can make LHR on the day... :-( as work is a bit pressing just now...but I will be at EMA at 11am on Thursday to see if the 737 in the hanger there makes an appearance...although my information is that it too will be at LHR initially...but I'm hoping one or other of them might visit EMA sometime that day...

I live in hope...

Regards,
Dean


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

According to a good friend, quite senior within BM, the launch is like A380-200 says on Thursday 1st, not on Friday 2nd.

I was told by a usually fairly reliable source at East Mids this weekend that the 737-500 is not due out of paint until 8th February.

Andy


User currently offlineAndyEastMids From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1017 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

Further to previous regarding A380-200s post about the 737-500 being painted in BMI's livery at East Mids, it went flying yesterday in bare metal and was then put in the paint shop. I therefore think that there's no chance of it being out in the new colours out in time for the Thursday launch, and my source's Feb 8 looks much more realistic.

I don't know whether BMI is doing anything at East Mids anyway, as most of the senior staff will be at LHR (and in any case, with East Mids gradually moving towards being an all BM Commuter base, whether we see BMI there much at all must be subject to conjecture).

Andy


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

Couldnt see a thing this morning due to lots of freezing fog, plenty of diversions to Manchester.

Here's the A330 anyway:



BMI's wenbsite has been updated btw

Regards

Paul


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1092 times:
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Hi all

Yes, I have seen the pic and have to say it looks a lot better then the actual painted up A320!

Like the nice light blue and the Union Flag on the tail.

I had a look at the site this morning but not updated then.

Regards
Gary Watt
ABZ


User currently offlineMinolta-maiden From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Hi

Love the new colours, a real improvement. Can't wait to see it in action rather than just on artists impressions


User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

The colours on the artist's impression look much better than those that were added to the A320. (the blue on the tail is the same now as that on the fuselage, isn't it?)

Does anyone think the A330 tests will envolve LHR?


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1082 times:

G-MIDV is leaving Heathrow for Edinburgh as BD052 departure from Heathrow 08.40.

Maybe somebody up there can catch it?

Paul


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 731 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1079 times:

I was all set to take some time off and visit Heathrow today ... got up nice and early, looked out the window, and went back to bed.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineA380-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

Hi Englandair,

Not likely is my information...given the lack of any free slots at Heathrow.

My insider (pretty accurate so far in bmi matters) tells me that BM usually take delivery of new aircraft and aircraft types at EMA where there are plenty of free slots (usually bad news for me as there is little traffic to shoot :-( but good news on this occasion  Wink/being sarcastic ) and lots of staff on hand for proving flights.

So (fingers tightly crossed) I am hoping to see a bmi A330 at EMA before too long...please...!!!!

Regards,
Dean Barnes


User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Cheers Dean  Crying

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Did anyone see/photograph it?

User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

I caught G-MIDV on approach to LHR this morning it looks much better in the flesh! The pictures are in the queue to be uploaded.

all the best

Paul


User currently offlineEDIpic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Hi Paul..
I missed it at EDI yesterday by 30 minutes :-(
Nice shot you have there. I seen it on another
subscription group  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Metallic blue "bmi" title on the fuselage.
Very nice!

Gerry/EDI


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Looks nice with the metalic bmi on the fuselage

Regards

Paul

Johan must be haviing the day off so here it is!



User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1031 times:

It actually looks really good IMO!

Thanks for showing us Sukhoi.

Jamie.


User currently offlineSoundtrack From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

I just read from some posting that BMI will be serving Manchester to Washington?

Anyone know?



User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Yep!

They'll be flying A330-200s between MAN & Washington from April and then MAN-Chicago too from May.

Their first A330 is going to be leased strait away (for one year) by SAS.

There've been loads of posts about this, so do a search or visit http://www.britishmidland.com

Jamie.


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