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1st Frontier A318  
User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?107676

Steph

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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2847 times:

This is very nice shot of their planes by the bear tails.  Smile It was very pretty airplanes by Airbus A318 and when will begin delivery to Frontier? Please let me know! Thanks!

User currently offlineMark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

I' parait beau!

They make good use of all that generous vertical-stabiliser area, too.
A sign of good things to come, I hope, for the next ones  Smile


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25332 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2828 times:
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Scotty:

N801FR - the first A318 - is at the Paris Air Show on June 18, and goes into service with Frontier on July 20.

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2802 times:

What a cute bear and what a handsome plane.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

We're looking forward to handling the first service on the babybus!

DIA



Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6572 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2603 times:

MCI will be one of the first cities to see F9 A318 service,


Also as a sidenote, the aircraft will NOT be able to pass under the skybridge connecting the main terminal to Concourse A in Denver due to the tail heigth...apparently it's a few inches too high!


Steve in New Orleans


User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25332 posts, RR: 85
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
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This is turning into an urban (or aviation) legend.

The A318 could go under the airbridge - just.

The airbridge is 42 feet. The A318 tail is about 6 inches less than that.

But F9 is playing safe.

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently onlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6572 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Ahh thanks for clearing that up mariner....I always thought it could if it wanted to....oh well, perhaps that is a bit too close for comfort.


Steve in New Orleans


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2935 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Rumor was that to go under the airbridge, the tail must have clearance even if the nosegear were to collapse. Anyone care to confirm this?

T.J.



The last of the famous international playboys
User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1701 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

I say just let all of the air out of the tires, she'll be able to get under there then  Big grin hehe just be facetious. Anyways....looking really nice. The A318 seems a little longer in that scheme...maybe becuase the FRONTIER on the side if huge.


Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 864 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

I must say I wasn't a fan of the baby baby baby baby baby baby baby baby bus - but way to go Frontier! This bird looks Steller! Can't wait until July 20th to spot this bird....

Ryan



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

The A318 will not be allowed under the jetbridge.

N


User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1913 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Well, I must say, it looked way to short and stubby in Airbus colors, but this plane looks great.

Love the F9 slogan too.

George



They're not handing trophies out today
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Everything looks noce, the plane and the scheme!!

User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 970 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2334 times:
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The plane looks nice, but at a glance it looks exactly like an A319. The demo aircraft was noticeably smaller, but this one isn't.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Talk about an airplane with too short a fuselage! I believe this plane is CFM56-powered, judging from the engine nacelle design.

Is F9 the first airline to operate the A318 in revenue service?


User currently offlineL1011Fan From United States of America, joined May 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

I can't seem to get over how weird looking the A318 is. It's just too short! The Frontier livery looks real nice though.

User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6577 posts, RR: 55
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Scedules show that the 318 will fly DEN-SEA Su - Fr and also DEN - LAX on Sa starting about the 26th of July.

Looks VERY short........


The777Man



Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly....CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3986 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2160 times:

On the plane it says "A whole different animal" instead of "The spirit of the west" Is that part of the new ad campaign?


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 864 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

Yes it is their whole new campaign....
http://flyfrontier.com/about/awda.asp

Be sure to watch the commercials on their, they are great!

Ryan
Anchorage, AK



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

If you can arrange for Frontier to air their commercials in Europe I might  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

The A318 looks a nice aircraft, those big engines make it seem powerful.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 864 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Again http://flyfrontier.com/about/awda.asp and watch the commercials  Smile
Im in Alaska, how do you think I saw them otherwise  Smile

Ryan



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1966 times:

Clarification regarding the airbridge at DIA:

Only a/c that do not exceed the clearance height of the bottom of the bridge with a nosegear collapse, will be allowed to pass underneath.

Basically, if the A318 passes under and happens to have a nosegear collapse at the right moment, the top of the tail would strike the bottom of the bridge. That wouldn't be good for the airline, the airplane, or DIA.

Now, could the A318 pass underneath the bridge if that safety stipulation wasn't in place? Yes, as Mariner also points out: there are a few inches of clearance.

DIA



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User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 1905 times:

I look forward to seeing this in person and shooting it.

User currently offlineONT 737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 25, posted (11 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

LGB Photos,

When you are "shooting it" I trust that it will be with a camera.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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