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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8486 times:
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Just torched the first 738 for Air India Express, VT-AXA. What a beauty!

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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8455 times:

When can we expect a picture  Big grin

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8445 times:
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as soon as those no good screeners get busy  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8411 times:
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Thanks Andy!


User currently offlineAirgeek12 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8359 times:

Awesome! .. beautiful a/c. Congrats AirIndia! *cheers*

User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8301 times:

Wow...that looks awesome! Go Air India  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineTheBigOne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8274 times:

Who has AI leased these 737s from and for how long? Also does anyone know how many aircraft will be entering the fleet?


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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8263 times:

really!!
a breath of fresh air and Red and Yellow look traditional. Hope the service is up to the mark.
thanks for sharing the photographs.
rgds
Aseem



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8239 times:

Wow... that blows away the (sorry to say) awful AI colors!!! Looks very modern, hip, I agree with Aseem... "a breath of fresh air" really hits the mark...

User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1370 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8234 times:

There is still space on the tail for a nice logo to make it look complete.

User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8233 times:

its my wallpaper already  Big thumbs up
cheers!!
Aseem



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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8222 times:

There is still space on the tail for a nice logo to make it look complete.

how about Centaur logo over there?
rgds
Aseem



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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8171 times:

Nice c/s, could do with a bit more on the engines though!

Sam Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8130 times:

As per http://www.planemad.net/Production_List/Boeing/737/30296.html , this is (cn 30296 / ln 1647) and is assigned Boeing customer code 6Q which corresponds to Boullioun Aviation Services.




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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8107 times:

The aircraft looks fantastic.. awesome!

The maharajah or centaur would do good on the tail... maybe some window painting as on AI's palace on the sky planes..

but very nice, sexy indeed..  Love

When and how will they be delivered? Happy to see that schedule of launch could be fulfilled! Big grin


User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 8089 times:

Wow, Royal never plugs his own shots, good for you!

That said, here are mine:  Smile


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User currently offlineVictorTango From India, joined Jan 2005, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7994 times:

WOW! Amazing livery....love it...

But would have liked to see the Centaur on the tail just like the others pointed out.

Great job AI!!!

Olly


User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7976 times:

WOW!!! That is a stunning livery. it sure does beat most of those Euro-White liveries  Smile

Thanks for the pics!



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User currently offlineSanthosh From India, joined Sep 2001, 545 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7922 times:

By when will AIX publish their new timetables?

Regards,
George



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User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 7887 times:
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Really, really cool! Well done, AI(XP)!

Best,

Wasim / Planemannyc


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7820 times:


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Great Pics.
I guess the Centaur on the VS & the Outboard Engine cowlings.
Why no Winglets.Wern't they planned.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7795 times:
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Looks great. I think the centaur would have been overkill and made the tail look too busy. This is a clean and different look.

I did want to see what the palace windows on a 737 would look like though, oh well!


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7819 times:

Beautiful livery.

I like how the titles on one-side of the aircraft are in Hindi (the Devanagari script) while the other side are in English as in the Air India paintscheme (which I also love).

I can only think of a few airlines that do this...

Wish the best of luck to Air India Express...

Regards



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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7776 times:
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"I like how the titles on one-side of the aircraft are in Hindi (the Devanagari script) while the other side are in English as in the Air India paintscheme (which I also love)."

Indian Airlines does the same thing.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 7743 times:

The Dual language scheme works well in India  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
25 Airish : AI Express livery is great. I wonder if anything going on the tail or if it’s just going to stay yellow.
26 Karan69 : Easily One of the best colour schemes in recent years. Thanks a lot Clickhappy and Bronko. Congrats to AIX--- Rishi you should change your signature t
27 Airish : Karan69 AI Express probably will be added when it starts flights
28 Post contains images AirbusfanYYZ : Love the new livery! Congrats to the guys for bringing us the great pics. Tail looks unfinished especially with the darker yellow transition at the bo
29 Post contains images Aseem : put Red Centaur and window outlines and it will look awesome. Kudos to the designer of the scheme for putting slight colour transition on the tail, el
30 Vimanav : Great scheme. Agree that the fin could do with the Centaur logo. The engines too should have the same yellow on the tail with the Centaur logo. rgds//
31 Jaysit : Looks awesome. Now wait for Air India employees to have a psychotic meltdown because the logo doesn't match the mainline logo, or something very, very
32 VxG : Beautiful airplane & livery: no question. - I guess this 737 has the cockpit eyebrow windows - will subsequent AIX 737s be built without the eyebrows?
33 Post contains images Aseem : Surely there's a better Hindi synonym for the word "express" that could be used? it will be all the more complicated and tongue-twisting. You'll regre
34 Bronko : I will try and get some closeup shots of this bird next week, the weather is supposed to be nice. Normally, an aircraft would use taxiway bravo to hea
35 Sammyk : VxG wrote: "I personally can't stand the transliterated Hindi on AI and IC aircraft; and now its even worse with AI Express. Surely there's a better H
36 VxG : Then why not stick to English titles on both sides? My complaint is that when you transliterate "Air India Express" into Hindi it just looks & sounds
37 Sammyk : VxG wrote: "Then why not stick to English titles on both sides?" Perhaps because not everybody can read english or they wanted to give it some Indian
38 HAWK21M : I like the Two language on opposite sides Idea. regds MEL
39 Karan69 : The dual language system shows the airlines uniqueness
40 BandA : Simply Stunning!!! This AIX livery is an excellent nice start, now lets talk AI livery. anyone knows who designed this livery?
41 BandA : The dual language system shows the airlines uniqueness -------------- I agree, very unique and elegant
42 LH477 : Am I the only one.....The whole thing is hideous!!!! I mean it's too busy, and has no connection to the AI....
43 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : Yes you are the only one LH. Btw, the day LH planes look this good... ok well that aint never gonna happen. I agree with those a logo on the tail will
44 IndianGuy : Interesing to see how once more Air India has outdone itself as far as corruption goes. AI officials made a big deal about how the 737-800 WITH WINGLE
45 Spike : I agree LH477, that is one deadful looking colour scheme.The tail seems to be missing a logo and is pretty much a copy of JAL's mistake. Yeuk.
46 Post contains images Mrniji : AI officials made a big deal about how the 737-800 WITH WINGLETS was much more efficient than the A320's which beat the crap put of the non-wingletted
47 IndianGuy : so the winglets are going to be retrofitted? On AXA and the rest? 9W seems to have got the wingletted versions pretty easily!
48 HAWK21M : Retrofitting Winglets would be Expensive compared to Prefitted manufactured B738 with winglets. Any links if AI Express is getting the Winglet version
49 Post contains images MEA-707 : If Air India themselves one day buys 73Gs as well, then their full type would be 737-737 !
50 Himmat01 : It's good to see a new livery for AIX. I was expecting the same livery as AI. This one looks stunning. It's better than any I have seen in India.
51 Mdsh00 : I think it's definitely a great looking livery but I still feel like they could have put some green in there, it would have made a nice and stylized t
52 Post contains images HAWK21M : I think it's definitely a great looking livery but I still feel like they could have put some green in there, it would have made a nice and stylized t
53 Sammyk : Tri-color? I don't think the colors of this livery are supposed to be representative of the Indian flag, so how would adding green make it a tri-color
54 AirIndia : cant wait to get on these.. wonder when wud they start bookings. would like to book myself BOM-DEL......
55 Post contains images VictorTango : cant wait to get on these.. wonder when wud they start bookings. would like to book myself BOM-DEL...... Guru, Air-India Express is an international L
56 Post contains images AirIndia : oh... yeah, maybe MAA-SIN...
57 Post contains links VictorTango : BTW the latest news is that AIX will fly daily to the Gulf from Cochin, Calicut and Trivandrum. Fares will be 25-30% lower than the existing fares and
58 LH477 : Yes you are the only one LH. Btw, the day LH planes look this good... ok well that aint never gonna happen. You are actually comparing LH's classic to
59 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : You are actually comparing LH's classic to this?...It looks like somebody puked If you mean the 1970's livery yes. If you mean their current look, may
60 22right : Jaysit wrote: Looks awesome. Now wait for Air India employees to have a psychotic meltdown because the logo doesn't match the mainline logo, or someth
61 Post contains links Jaysit : I like the alphonso mango tail and the shading. And it doesn't appear that the Centaur will be part of the livery as AIE is obviously a different corp
62 Speedbird2025 : The new AIX scheme looks very nice!! Perhaps I will see one next time I am in India. Thx for posting some pics Royal and Bronko. --Nathan
63 Mdsh00 : Tri-color? I don't think the colors of this livery are supposed to be representative of the Indian flag, so how would adding green make it a tri-color
64 Aseem : by the way...I can't read Hindi script so can someone tell me the Hindi form of "express" that they used? what you see is pronounced as "express". The
65 Spike : Very funny that. I would have guessed that India has now word for express. Would it not be better to therefore call it Air India Buckrah Inshala?
66 Aseem : Buckrah Inshala? that shall be more appropriate for our neighbors. Having said that, it is difficult to find a word that conveys the exact same expres
67 Mrniji : They are plenty of words for fast, expedited, etc but one has to see if it rhymes well with the complete name. I think Indian Railways uses the same d
68 Post contains images Mdsh00 : what you see is pronounced as "express". They have not used Hindi form as no exact word exists and next good one might not fit well. rgds Aseem Thanks
69 Post contains images Aseem : Though if it was written in Gujarati, I could think of a good substitute (though it would sound incredibly dumb). "Air India-Jaldi" "barobar"
70 Sammyk : It doesn't matter if there is a Hindi word for Express. Air-India Express is the brand name of the company and it has to be pronounced that way in all
71 LH477 : Express in Hindi.....That's an oxymoron.....
72 Post contains images Aseem : Express in Hindi.....That's an oxymoron..... in Hindi the word that comes closest to express is "drutgamini" if only you can pronounce rgds Aseem
73 AirIndia : well for those who travel frequently by the notorious mumbai locals.... 'janat' would qualify as express....? one hears that word on the PA for fast/e
74 Post contains images HAWK21M : Guess after hearing the Options.......Express sounds better regds MEL
75 N1120A : >AI officials made a big deal about how the 737-800 WITH WINGLETS was much more efficient than the A320's which beat the crap put of the non-winglette
76 Post contains images HAWK21M : Boeing often does the initial testing without the winglets on. I have seen WN planes testing without winglets, and then get them on before delivery. T
77 Sammyk : If it's part of the testing program I'd imagine Boeing pays.
78 Aseem : Boeing often does the initial testing without the winglets on. I have seen WN planes testing without winglets, and then get them on before delivery. T
79 IndianGuy : Let me understand one thing: the 737's were chosen over the A320 ignorning all omonality benefits with IC's A320 fleet becuase of the supposed advanta
80 Jaysit : Let me understand one thing: the 737's were chosen over the A320 ignorning all omonality benefits with IC's A320 fleet becuase of the supposed advanta
81 IndianGuy : Man! are you a drama queen (oops! sorry!) or what! It is the 3 777's that AI retrieved from some desert that were described as rustbuckets. The 737's
82 LH477 : It is the 3 777's that AI retrieved from some desert that were described as rustbuckets. The 737's may not be rusty, but how were they chosen when the
83 IndianGuy : Its not about having "something against Boeing" as you put it. Just questioning the reasoning behind the 737-800's. the AI management itslef stated pu
84 Sammyk : Isn't AI about to place an order for new 737s? Those will probably have the winglets. They needed to start service this year so they took what they co
85 IndianGuy : IC and AI have shared planes and crew in the past. IC's A300's have operated flights for AI in the 80's and 90's, AI's aircraft liek Constellations an
86 Sammyk : What you're saying may be true, but AIX is to be a low cost carrier, is it not? Are they not offering lower wages to their prospective pilots because
87 Post contains images Mrniji : Roy, in the 737/320 question, I am actually with you (keeing in mind that if AI swallows IC, they would have a nice short-haul 320 fleet )... winglets
88 HAWK21M : Guess the Purchased ones would have the Blended Winglets.Time will tell. Also the leased ones have not arrived.Lets see the wings when they do. regds
89 IndianGuy : keeing in mind that if AI swallows IC, they would have a nice short-haul 320 fleet I would prefer it the other way around. That way IC would have a l
90 Jaysit : Isn't AI about to place an order for new 737s? Those will probably have the winglets. They needed to start service this year so they took what they co
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