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User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

When an airline has a new a/c del. does it recieve the same fanfare as an outgoing a/c?


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User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

It depends on the airline, some will take it on a tour to their destinations, especially if they are launching a new type of airliner all around and not just for them. They also will give it the water cannon salute and usually some sort of party at an airport to celebrate it.

Again it just depends on the airline.

mele kalikimaka!



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User currently offlineVimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1514 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1397 times:

In Nepal for Royal Nepal Airlines aircraft, they slaughter a buffalo and pour the blood over the airplane whenever a new one joins the fleet.

A bit ghastly, but traditions are traditions.

rgds//Vimanav



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User currently onlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 931 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

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In Nepal for Royal Nepal Airlines aircraft, they slaughter a buffalo and pour the blood over the airplane
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If there's a photo of the aircraft after this ceremony, it would likely make the photos discussed in the previous "Dirty Planes" thread seem insignificant. Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineElephantboy From Thailand, joined Sep 2003, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1280 times:

In Thailand, there will be Buddhist ceremony with monks do the blessing and finally sprinkle sacred water and anoint at the nose of the new plane.

User currently offlineKBUF737 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Those are pretty interesting ceremonies. Thank you for sharing.


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User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1200 times:

I think I heard somwhere that Aer Lingus has a priest bless their planes and sprinkle them with holy water. All their planes are named after Irish Saints and rivers in Ireland.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11846 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1139 times:
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