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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

What do you think of Balair's new 757s? I like the new livery very much but i will miss the yellow wings.


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User currently onlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4552 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1013 times:

I must say in my opinion the livery looks very sharp on the 757s. I think the Swiss Air livery would look good also.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

I have downloaded the Swissair 777 from Flightsim.com . And i must say that it looks sweet! To bad that it will never happen! A airbus narrowbody fleet and a boeing widebody fleet sound very good to me!


User currently offlineRichie From Switzerland, joined Dec 1999, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

looks great, but the yellow wings ARE missing...

On the other hand, a wing paint job is horribly expensive.

User currently offlineF4N From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 995 times:

To all: A most attractive and appealing scheme. Is the underside dark blue or black...I cannot tell!

I certainly hope this catches the attention of the decal makers...it would look great on a 757 model.

Best wishes,


User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 995 times:

The underside is dark blue!

User currently offlineSRA330-223 From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 991 times:

I just wanted to add, that also the safety cards of the 757 look cool ! They are held in the usual Swissair style, but it is just a 757 (!) on it. Looks super cool !

User currently offlineTeahan From Ireland, joined Nov 1999, 5442 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 974 times:

I have a Balair 757 card for 2 weeks. It's sometimes usefull to have friends in the airline industry! 

Jeremiah Teahan

Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineChieftain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 971 times:

Can anyone tell me why Balair's new 757's are RR powered? I thought Swissair and SAir in general were very big on P&W engines because they own some kind of PW overhaul facility or something (SRTechnics). All of the 332 and MD11's have PW 4000 series engines. I know the PW 2000 are used for 757's but surely there must be some commonality between the two.

Didn't SR demand that Sabena change the engines of its new 332 to PW 4000 series from the GE CF6 because of this?

Now I see that the new Balair 763's will have GE CF6 engines, neither Pratt or RR powered.


Can anyone explain? Is it that the RR is the better/more efficient engine for the 757 and the CF6 better for the 767? Surely this cannot be so. I know that most 757 operators chose the RR over the PW engine but still.....  

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5601 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (15 years 12 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 960 times:

The new Swissair A 340-600s will be RR powered too.

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