Ejmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
After looking through he photo database, I was unable to find any pictures of an NW Avro in the new color scheme. I think It would be very interesting to see. Does anyone know if they have an Avro in the new scheme?
By the way, I'll be taking my first Avro flight in March! I've read that they have one of the most comfortable coach products in the US.
"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
Aviatortj From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3474 times:
The leases begin to expire next year in 2006. It is still my guess that since NW has never painted an Avro (Bowling Shoe or Silver Bullet) that they wont go out of their way to paint any in the next twelve months. Although, I would be happy to be proven otherwise.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 20 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 3385 times:
"No word on when we may or may not see one of these repainted."
I talked this past weekend face to face with a head guy at Mesaba. He said INDEED they are going to paint the Avros THIS YEAR. I believe he said it'd be toward the summer. I also work with an associate who also works at Mesaba, and was also able to confirm this information.
Unless they're feeding me BS which I doubt they would, get ready for some cool lookin' Avros!
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7185 posts, RR: 29 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 3358 times:
Continental, I doubt they are feeding you BS, but the story has changed so many times on when the Arvo's & Saabs were to be repainted, you can't believe anything. First it was to be Oct' 04, then by year-end 2004, then Januarary.....so who knows.
Yes, there was a Saab that was to be repainted a few weeks ago, because of an AD related to the bonded primer and how the aircraft was repainted by a previous owner. Ship 106 went in for inspection and was to be repainted, when they stripped the paint they found significant corrosion, and being a 15 year-old A model, it was not economical to repair, and the aircraft was retired from service
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 20 Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2894 times:
Well by head guy I didn't mean president. He said he works with the top guys at Mesaba, and the girl I work with who also works at Mesaba knew him the second he walked in. No I do not know his name, but I can ask. This is what I heard, so if you think I'm lying, well than you can keep thinking that.
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3640 posts, RR: 29 Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2881 times:
I don't think you're lying Mr. Defensive! I'm just curious who you talked to in such a casual fashion. You obviously weren't at a BOD meeting, Analyst conference, SLT meeting or a dinner party at the guys house.
Continental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5484 posts, RR: 20 Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2780 times:
Well I felt as if extreme sarcasm were being used! This is what I heard directly from the guy who came into my work. We talked for about half an hour. This was my 3999 post, I need to find something good to waste 4k on!
JBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2292 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
the concept looks good except for the logo on the fuselage. it should have the smaller NWA above the windowline, with the red "Airlink" undreneath...like the CRJ.
I'm working on a couple of repaints for Microsoft Flight Sim of the Saab and Avro in the new colors. I'll post images....so at least we'll have a virtual plane painted.
But I would think that the Avros and the Saabs will both get painted soon. NW could be working on renegotiating the Avro leases, or deciding what to do with them. They could get replaced, who knows? But given current economics, how feasible would it be as of right now? Maybe in a few years.
I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.