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No More Names For Mexicana Planes?  
User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2872 times:

After MX introduced a new color scheme I'm wondering about the names on their aircraft - will they stop naming them?


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Would be a shame if the planes remained "plain"!


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Udo

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User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 2795 times:

Unfortunately, the names are gone, so as the colorful tails  cry 

Maybe in a future they´ll be back, but not for now.

Regars

Logan



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User currently offlineDavid_mx From Mexico, joined Nov 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2783 times:

I personally believe that this livery is boring and is a stepback to the Golden cheatline and the white tail with the black logo. Mexicana had an eye catching livery that just make everybody move their heads toward it (I just saw that with an A319 at MIA). And now the tradition of naming planes is gone... how sad Sad

David.


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5215 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Yes, names are gone! I'm glad their gone! It was about time! I don't like seeing 'Ciudad de México' in an A318 and 'Buenos Aires' in a B763. You think Argentinas would name one day [in case they name their aircraft] a Boeing 747-400 with 'Ciudad de México'?

More over, names were a total chaos! They were deleted, transferred, some were flying with none. It's highly prefer the old names or name aircraft with the nicknames of respected and retired employee's at the airline!

Ricardo APM



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User currently offlineMYRIJET From Mexico, joined Jan 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 3):
More over, names were a total chaos

I Totally agree.
Anyway it s shame that MX won t be naming its aircrafts any more.
Its been a long tradition I think they have to keep, but thinking differently
I didn t like either the names they were using (ie States and cities with no particular order)

There are so many people that made history in the early days of Aviation when Mexico was a big player in Building Aircrafts and when the first routes in North America were established. After all MX is 2nd Oldest Airline in the Americas.
BTW QA used a very nice names in their ships and AFAIK they are also gone


User currently offlineAm001 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 221 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2715 times:
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Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 3):
'Buenos Aires' in a B763

Funny indeed... not "a" 767, but "the" 767, the flagship, the pride of the fleet, and named "Buenos Aires"... still I would prefer a rearrangement of the chaotic names, and not their disappearance.... it was a nice tradition...

BTW... Ghost, do you know anything else of this plane being transferred to AM??? whatever happened to the A340's?

Rgds...

AM001

[Edited 2005-04-22 01:37:52]


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User currently offlineCAL From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 499 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

Are there any other MX planes flying in the colors?


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User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5215 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Quoting Am001 (Reply 5):
BTW... Ghost, do you know anything else of this plane being transferred to AM??? whatever happened to the A340's?

Yeap. A long time ago that aircraft and EZE route was going to be transferred. BUT this was looong before CINTRA announced their new sale scheme, which is, the sale of MX/QA and AM/5D. Before this decision was made they indeed had plans for merger of routes and fleets., but now that both entities will be sell apart I doubt seeing a transfer or other kind of changes between these two in the next months. I see a secure divorce, thank god all marriage ideas are forgotten!

Ricardo APM



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User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

I kind of like naming the aircraft, although that doesn't seem to be the standard among the big players; the only I can recall right now is KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

Any other majors baptizing their fleet?

RM  Smile



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User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Quoting Am001 (Reply 5):
Funny indeed... not "a" 767, but "the" 767, the flagship, the pride of the fleet, and named "Buenos Aires".

That 767 should be named "Charles Lindbergh", IMHO. (But, then again, with childish names such as "No Que No?" and "Vamos por Mas" in the fleet, I guess we shouldn't expect much).

Quoting Fly727 (Reply 8):
Any other majors baptizing their fleet?

IB still does. I wonder why AM stopped doing it.


User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Quoting Am001 (Reply 5):
BTW... Ghost, do you know anything else of this plane being transferred to AM??? whatever happened to the A340's?



Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 7):
A long time ago that aircraft and EZE route was going to be transferred.

Thank God the route stayed in MX, about the 763, still some plans to leave it to AM (the plane only)

About the A340´s, yet to come..... Big grin

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 3):
Yes, names are gone! I'm glad their gone! It was about time! I don't like seeing 'Ciudad de México' in an A318 and 'Buenos Aires' in a B763

Not so glad about they´re gone, they looked good, indeed they were a total chaos, like XA-SHI (Tampico), then to click, now "Tampico" is XA-UCZ (A320), and how about the older names like "Chimalpopoca", "Atlixcayotl" (Actually that was the name of the first MX´s A320 N225RX)

Logan



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User currently offlineLatinplane From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2713 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

Quoting JoseMEX (Reply 9):
IB still does. I wonder why AM stopped doing it.

Iberia is the only airline to ever baptize one of their aircraft after a Mexican woman with an A340 named Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz. Or wait, was she actually Mexican, or rather from New Spain? Okay, nevermind!

I personally think its worth all the extra effort to name aircraft, but they needed to put the names of the aircraft not just in the back, but in the front where people can see them.

I miss the days when as a child it felt so special to board a magnificent DC-10-30 named Castillo de Chapultepec. I wish that AeroMexico would do that again with their upcoming 777s!

A 777 with the word Tenochtitlan below the cockpit windows would bring a tear to my eye.


 Smile LatinPlane


User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 827 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2618 times:
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Quoting CAL (Reply 6):
Are there any other MX planes flying in the colors?

I saw a 57 today on the approach pattern.
I think there are 2 320's and that fifty.
Terrible, miserable, horrible scheme. Total shame on MX thumbsdown  thumbsdown 

Juan APM



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User currently offlineJoseMEX From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 1539 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

Quoting Latinplane (Reply 11):
Iberia is the only airline to ever baptize one of their aircraft after a Mexican woman with an A340 named Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz.

It's good to hear that. I knew their 340's are named after female writers, but I thought only spanish ones.

Quoting Latinplane (Reply 11):
I miss the days when as a child it felt so special to board a magnificent DC-10-30 named Castillo de Chapultepec.

¿Verdad que sí?  Smile Let's hope they bring names back with their 777's; I don't think they will, though.


User currently offlineN405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2588 times:

Quoting Mx330 (Reply 12):
saw a 57 today on the approach pattern.

Yep, N380RM (logojet 757), now with the "new" c/s, but they left the chrome on the belly (not gray), about buses, F-OHML and F-OHMI are the ones painted.

About the names, those good old times when they where painted on the nose of the 727´s



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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1433 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 2606 times:

Quoting Fly727 (Reply 8):
Any other majors baptizing their fleet?

LH, SU, JM, AI, EI, OS, OA, TK, IB, AZ, RJ, B6, SK, TG, RJ, IR, KU, Air Pacific, Martinair, Egyptair all name their planes.

Cheers,
Kaz

[Edited 2005-04-22 17:19:21]


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