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Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon  
User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

I found on flight tracker that I talked about "why did Qantas flew to New Iberia,LA" in the a.net post last May 18th. They paint finished and fly back to LAX tonight.

Here is it:

Airline Qantas
Flight Number 6020
Departure City (Airport) New Iberia, LA (ARA)
Departure Time 06/01/2003 07:46 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Arrival Time 06/01/2003 08:58 PM
Remaining Flight Time 02:12
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude 39,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 477 mph
Flight Status In Flight

Big777jet



[Edited 2003-06-02 03:55:10]

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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

New paint scheme?, just new paint I think.

The next special is due to be Wunala Dreaming on a new 744ER.


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Yes, new paint scheme, basically the font is different.





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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

Thats not a new paint schem, just a few new letters  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

It's a revised livery, including:
1. The new grey 'Spirit of Australia' titles in a new font (as shown above), replacing 'The Spirit of Australia' and 'The Australian Airline';
2. Larger Qantas logo's on the engine cowls (on GE powered aircraft);
3. Moving the Australian flag below the window line next to the registration;
4. Revising names to better reflect the cities/town, ie 'City of Bundaberg' is now just 'Bundaberg';
5. New font for the 'Longreach' titles on the 747-400s.

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[Edited 2003-06-02 06:05:52]

User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 722 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

"Longreach" no longer in capital letters. Very minor changes.


[Edited 2003-06-02 06:11:21]


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User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3297 times:

a bit of topic but i saw that last pic and the QF747 is in Portland. Any reason why?

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

It was in Portland for a repaint.

User currently offlineAussiePete From Australia, joined May 2003, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3239 times:

The airplane in question was simply a normal repaint that matches that of newer Qantas jets such as the 747-400ER airplanes delivered late 2002-early 2003. Qantas are unable to paint their own airplanes anymore due to environmental restrictions.

Keep an eye out for a 'possible' one off scheme in the near future.


User currently offlineBik From New Zealand, joined Mar 2003, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3232 times:

Why do they need to send a plane all the way to Portland to get it repainted?
It was not even a major repaint but a minor one.
Can't they do it in Australia for a much cheaper price?

Cheers


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

Australia has extremely restrictive environmental laws regarding the chemicals used to strip aircraft which makes the job VERY expensive.
The B767 and some of the B747 fleet are painted in Australia.
When you say "It was not even a major repaint but a minor one" aircraft like VH-OJM are full repaints, those just having the titles changed are being done in Oz.

[Edited 2003-06-02 10:05:14]

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