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Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)  
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Can you identify this plane. Airline and exact model?


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Rafal

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User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Air Algerie 737-6D7? Or something like that!


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User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

im guessing it a Transavia B734??

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

Air Europa 738

Jeff


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

That's hard to tell, unpainted, no c/n, and N1786B is a common Boeing test registration that is used 100 times every year... It could be any B737-700, maybe even a B737-600 but I'd rather say -700.

ps: Planespotterx, JeffM, are you joking?


User currently offlineLjungdahl From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 908 posts, RR: 36
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

It's a -700, the -600 has less windows on the forward fuselage.

Lindy - you started this thread - do you have any clue yourself about this one?


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2734 times:

I'm curious too. Do you know who it is Lindy?

DC-10

[Edited 2003-03-04 21:39:42]

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Its definetely a -700, royal has stated so and it is too long to be a 737-600...

I think its an Easyjet B737-73V!


User currently offlineEDDL From Germany, joined Dec 2002, 738 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

Executive Jet Aviation B737-7BC(BBJ)?

Cheers,
Philipp


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
PHOTO SCREENER

actually I think I originally had the photo labeled as a -600. Oops.

User currently offlineInvader From Netherlands, joined Feb 2000, 327 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2670 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

Hi guys,

As the one who originally discovered that it wasn't a B737-600, but a -700, I can give you some more detail. I found out that the last -600 was delivered before the date of the photo, so I compared -600s and -700s and could then confirm that it was a -700 ! I changed the type in the database to 737-7... as the exact type is not yet known. Next I checked the delivery dates for the 737-700 in delivery date order together with the registrations after July 22, 2002. Until now I couldn't find one between the candidates. What you have to compare is the window arrangement, which is quite different on this one from others, and the position of the light below the sixth window. Another thing is that all bare metal B737s have the rudder already painted in the airline for which it is destined. This one has a white or grey colorless rudder. Conclusion, it might be a BBJ which doesn't yet have the winglets installed. And then I suspect it is one for which there is not yet a picture at A.net! The future will tell.....

By the way, I am pretty sure that this photo depicts the same aircraft (and then it still wasn't delivered Sep.11, 2002):

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Peter Vercruijsse
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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2655 times:
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Peter - No way those are the same 2 planes. The pictures were taken almost three months apart, the longest you will see a plane unpainted at RNT is 2 weeks or so.

Royal


User currently offlineInvader From Netherlands, joined Feb 2000, 327 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2638 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
DATABASE EDITOR

Hey Royal,

The B737-700s that were delivered between July 21 and September 30, 2002 were US Navy 165834, EasyJet G-EZJR and G-EZJS, Westjet C-GUWS, Maersk Air OY-MRL, and China Eastern B-2681, and none of these matches the window arrangement and fuselage light. And normally the rudder would have been painted already in the company's color I think.

There were also two BBJs delivered, N105QS on Sept.24, and HZ-MF1 on Sept.30. For these last two there are no pictures yet at A.net, and I think one of them could be a good candidate.

Unless you have a better story?

Regards,
Peter Vercruijsse


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2622 times:
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here is what I know:

The first picture's aircraft had just finished some tests they do by towing the plane in a circle, from there it is usually 2 -3 days before they fly the plane out for painting. If the plane had been painted @ RNT it would have had these tests done after the paint was applied.

Once a plane leaves RNT, unpainted, it either goes to the customer with no paint (for instance if the customer is having it painted somewhere else), or goes to BFI for paint. Figure 4-5 working days for the paint, and then a 2-3 week test flight period.

So, the second picture shows an aircraft departing RNT on 9/11. Assume a week for paint, and 2-3 weeks for flight testing, and it would have been closer to mid-October that the second plane would have been delivered.

BBJ's also come out of the factory with the winglets installed, as do most new builds that have them as options. Some do however have them fitted afterwards, such as COPA in Abbottsford and Solbeair @ PAE - Goodrich.

I have other pictures of both planes, so we can comapre where the reg numbers were spray painted on.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2568 times:

I swear I didn't look at the other replies before posting: My bet is B737-700. Only guess for airline would be Korean Air, as one of their planes are in the back. But frankly I haven't a clue.  Smile

Thom@s



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User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Can we have the answer now?

DC-10


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

I wish I knew the answer. I posted this here to find out which airline will have it.

Rafal  Big grin


User currently offline22886 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

I think this aircraft is N378BC 737-7ES of the Australian Air Force. Can anyone confirm this?


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