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UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date  
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7157 times:

Ok, so the 1st UA Boeing 744 to be painted in the new livery, N196UA, went to the paintshop last week. When will it be unveiled in the new livery? I have not been able to see a photo of it yet, and no reports of it being seen have been posted. I know the 744 is a big aircraft, but I can't imagine it taking more than 3 days to completely repaint. Basically what I would like is the rollout date of the first UA Boeing 744 in the new livery, now that it is currently being repainted.


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User currently offlineOrd From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1381 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7084 times:

I have heard this Friday, 12/3, but by no means does that mean it is true.

User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7050 times:

You have to take into consideration that the only reason that the a/c is in the paint shop is b/c its in the shop for D checks or D related checks. Stuff happens and I don't know the order in which stuff goes but checks and final fix this or that do need to take place.

I too look forward to seeing this huge bird maybe I'll catch her or one of her sisters when I fly SFO-FRA....

Thanks again.

UA777222



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User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6998 times:

Yeah, if it's in for D checks, then it could take 30 days or so before the D check is complete.

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

Thanks for telling me about the D checks. I completely forgot about those. At least now I'll have a better time estimate for when this beautiful aircraft will be flying in the skies.


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User currently offlineJC5280 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 530 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6668 times:

This one will be out soon enough. She is going to fly the inaugural SGN flight on Dec 10/11th.

User currently offlineNz1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2253 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6489 times:
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I have to laugh about your comment saying it can't take any more than 3 days to paint a 744. Believe me, all the repaints on our fleet have taken up to 10 to complete. It is a huge job to paintstrip, seal, mask and then paint a 744. Then there are the finishing touches such as decals and regulatory markings etc.

NZ1


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6364 times:

Hey

I am not really looking forward to seeing her....

I dont really like the new livery. On a 744 I think it will look... horrible.

But well see.



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User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 690 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6333 times:

Thanks for telling me about the D checks. I completely forgot about those. At least now I'll have a better time estimate for when this beautiful aircraft will be flying in the skies.

in the friendly skies, eh?  Smile


User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 4788 times:

SFO-SGN? will be her first flight?

regards,
AA777jr


User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4556 times:

I really like the new paint job, can't wait to see it on the 744!


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User currently offlineSupa7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

Good for UA. The SFO-SGN flight is a 1-stop (at NRT?). The plane is gonna look slick.

User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 629 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4387 times:

SFO-SGN would be via HKG UA805/806


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User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4169 times:

Concerning D-checks: can anybody here tell me how often an aircraft needs a D-check and what time it will have until the next one (if there is another one)?

Thanks

A350



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User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

A350:

A D-Check is accomplished every certain amount of hours and cycles. Every operator has a different maintenance program, which allows them to have the aircraft grounded for less time. When it comes to a D-Check, that is a Heavy Check! Now days, a D-Check is not common, because of the amount of time that the aircraft stays on the ground (usually from 30-45 days, and more). Basically what many airlines do is a C-Check (which takes less time) and finish the rest through a process called "Progressive Maintenance."

Every A, B, C, or D-Check is accomplished depending on the operator's program, which of course it needs to be approved by the FAA.


I can't wait to see UAL B744 in new colors!  Big thumbs up


Hope this helps!  Big grin
Airliner777

[Edited 2004-12-01 22:43:41]

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Thanks, JC5280 for confirming when it will be rolled out. The UA 744 looked so great in the new colors on the UA TV commercials, y'know the cartoon ones Big grin

Cannot wait to see how this beauty will look in real life  Big thumbs up

Is it known which UA 744 will be next to be painted in the new livery?



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

...but I can't imagine it taking more than 3 days to completely repaint

3 days..?? What are you smoking...?? A 747-400 will take around 14 days to paint...and that's working 24hrs a day...!! Also, UAL doesn't paint there own aircraft and most are taken right off line, and not necessarily out of D-check.



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