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Which Airline Does This Tail Belong To?  
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12493 times:

Hi all

In this link http://microvoltradio.com/images/bfijune.jpg taken on 19 July 05, from left to right there is a Shandong, Shenzhen, AirTran, Ethiopian, mystery tail and then an Air China.

Can anyone tell me who the mystery red tail (rudder) belongs to please? Should be line 1758 or 1759.

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink

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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12417 times:

I'm thinking Southwest but I could be wrong.

User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 12368 times:

I have to agree, i think it is Southwest.

Look at this pic and compare:


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(Closest angle i could find.)

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12363 times:

No it's definitely not SWA as there's no orange or blue on it.

I've been doing some digging and looking at which airlines have got 737's on order and of those that have got red tails I've concluded it's not :

Qantas
Shanghai
Turkish
Spicejet
JAL
Lauda

Now if I had to money on it, I'd say no, but it might be another for Flyglobespan - the tail design with all the white letter "g"s on it maybe ?

 confused 

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineBlsbls99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12332 times:

Doesn't Air Algerie and Royal Air Moroc have red on their tails too?


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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12327 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 2):
I have to agree, i think it is Southwest.

Look at this pic and compare:



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Photo © Chris Banyai-Riepl



(Closest angle i could find.)

Thanks
Mike

No, it isn't Southwest. I'm 100% certain of that. Besides, 219 was delivered out on 11 July and 220 was still sat at Renton (in full colours) on 20 July so it can't be.

Here is a pic of a Southwest in primer and I'm sure you'll agree, the rudder's look totally different. http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing267.jpg

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12315 times:

Well, duh! Isn't it obvious?!? It says in huge letters "Virgin"!  Wink

Jeeze!

-Tim  Wink


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12314 times:

Quoting Blsbls99 (Reply 4):
Doesn't Air Algerie and Royal Air Moroc have red on their tails too?

Air Algerie : http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing108ajuly11.jpg (not that - too much white!)
RAM : http://www.airliners.net/open.file/883529/L/ (not that either - same reasons).

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7407 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12309 times:
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I think it may be Kenya Airways. Not sure but it looks that way to me


Made from jets!
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12296 times:

Quoting Northwest717 (Reply 6):
Well, duh! Isn't it obvious?!? It says in huge letters "Virgin"!

Jeeze!

-Tim

 confused   confused   confused 

WTF ?


User currently offlineNorthwest717 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12269 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 9):
WTF ?

I was kidding! LOL. Hence, the wink...


-Tim  spin 


User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12248 times:

I don't know if it's a Southwest...
http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing267.jpg

Maybe this one is without winglets, but I found several Southwesters with winglets on that site...
Also that "white" thing in the middle of the fin disturbs me...
But indeed the closest is a Southwest after some "research"!

interesting topic!


User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12231 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
Lauda

Lauda's are being repainted in Austrian's, No?


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12227 times:

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 11):
I don't know if it's a Southwest...
http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing267.jpg

Maybe this one is without winglets, but I found several Southwesters with winglets on that site...
Also that "white" thing in the middle of the fin disturbs me...
But indeed the closest is a Southwest after some "research"!

interesting topic!

 Smile Sadly not Southwest for the reasons stated in reply 5 and also another factor too, which you mention yourself - there are no winglets and all Southwest's new build 737's have them!

So, we're no closer to identifying it ?

 Sad

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12218 times:

Quoting SWISSER (Reply 12):
Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
Lauda

Quote:
Lauda's are being repainted in Austrian's, No?


Er, dunno ?

Last one to be delivered was OE-LNS on 4 June and that was in Lauda colours.
http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing386june1.jpg

 confused 

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12216 times:

It's not Qantas, because all of their B738's have winglets.

The same goes for Lauda Air and red doesn't go all the way up the tail of Lauda Aircaft.

Not SpiceJet as they have oval shapes heading all the way to edge of tail:


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Possibly Turkish Airlines, but i think you'd still see a bit of white on the tail.


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Photo © Fatih CALISKAN



Possibly Shanghai Airlines but wouldn't you still see that line of white?:


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And finally, JAL. There is still a little Silver curve at the bottom:


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Photo © Takashi



I beleive that these details are all added at the same time fo painting but i could be wrong. So, if it is not them then who the hell has bought it?

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12191 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 14):
Er, dunno ?

Last one to be delivered was OE-LNS on 4 June and that was in Lauda colours.
http://microvoltradio.com/images/boeing386june1.jpg



Cheers,

Rob K

(I did not refresh the page, so indeed I was late  

yes, but again, they have winglets!
and you would defenitly see the grey stripe...
I think it is a 736, and If you compare it to Globespan's G's it quite matches but still they miss more white...

correction,
defenitly NOT a 736, the tail looks in proportion...
damn this is hard!  Wink

[Edited 2005-07-24 02:21:03]

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12155 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 15):
So, if it is not them then who the hell has bought it?

Thanks
Mike

 confused 

My thoughts too, Mike.

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 12107 times:

 Smile Here is another pic of it, taken yesterday 23 July.

http://microvoltradio.com/vr1355/july23.jpg

Definitely not FlyGlobespan or Turkish (or Southwest!  bigthumbsup  ).

Any ideas now folks ?? Still a new one on me.  confused 

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink


User currently offlineSoyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 12060 times:

Looks like Privatair to me

http://www.privatair.ch/

http://www.privatair.ch/_library/wallpapers/wallpaper2800x600.jpg

[Edited 2005-07-24 03:19:19]

User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 12013 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 3):
No it's definitely not SWA as there's no orange or blue on it.



Quoting RobK (Reply 5):
No, it isn't Southwest. I'm 100% certain of that

OK people!!!!! I believe Dogfighter2111 was being sarcastic because DLKAPA must be out of the airline loop. everyone knows that the day that southwest has a livery like that is the day they order an A380....besides, they have one of the most distinguished liveries around..anyone agree? LOL



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3327 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11985 times:

Yep, that's definitely PrivatAir. Now comes the next question. Why is the Virgin Blue 737 in the second picture painted blue? (never mind the name, as most of the DJ aircraft are red)

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 11922 times:

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 21):
Yep, that's definitely PrivatAir. Now comes the next question. Why is the Virgin Blue 737 in the second picture painted blue? (never mind the name, as most of the DJ aircraft are red)

I believe it is that color as it is the 50th plane in its fleet, special scheme!



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineDugway From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11903 times:

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 21):
Why is the Virgin Blue 737 in the second picture painted blue? (never mind the name, as most of the DJ aircraft are red)

It has been painted blue as is because it is their 50th Aircraft...

D P G


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9623 posts, RR: 68
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 11819 times:
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It is indeed Privatair, came out of paint 2 days ago.

25 Post contains images DLKAPA : Please allow me to demonstrate why I at first thought it was southwest. The first one is with some extreme zoom. From a distance, it's hard to tell t
26 Dogfighter2111 : That is exactly where i was coming from and as i never looked at the order book, and just working from what RobK said were the airlines that ordered
27 Post contains images MIAMIx707 : Finally! ok so only enlarged the white squares become obvious! On the small picture it looked like the rudder of the Peruvian Air Force, but still the
28 Post contains links and images RobK : Cheers guys, it is indeed Privatair . Next question : does anyone know which line numebr it is ? For those interested in the Virgin Blue pic, here's
29 Pawsleykat : Quoting RobK: "It might be another for Flyglobespan." No, I don't think it is. The red looks to dark for it to be flyglobespan. And there is a big G a
30 Aussieindc : Call me crazy guys but it looks suspiciously like the Ethiopian tail, just with a differing color on the rudder. That is, if indeed the aircraft belo
31 Post contains links and images 777DadandJr : It could be this aircraft: N686SW This photo was taken on June 27th, at Goodrich at Paine field during our visit to Boeing. It may have been brought t
32 Post contains links and images 777DadandJr : I believe this is also in the photo. This aircraft was sitting on the ramp just south of the Museum of Flight. Also taken during our SEA trip, June 25
33 KBFIspotter : 777DadandJr, That is one of the RAAF 737 Wedgetail AWACS aircraft. I have no clue how many were ordered, but just a few weeks ago, there were two, pos
34 LN-MOW : It may have been brought to BFI afterwards for refitment. Goodrich doesn't have any facility at BFI.
35 SWISSER : Haaa, we finally got it! And I really should have known this...Privatair! But still strange, this is a BBJ, and has no Winglets, or are they later ins
36 777DadandJr : I am aware of that. What I meant was that it may have been brought to BFI from Goodrich at PAE to do additional work, maybe by Boeing. It was just sp
37 Post contains images RobK : Well, there's a new BFI overview pic on the link now and it's clear as day that it's a Privatair aircraft, but like others have said, why no winglets.
38 Post contains links and images Rikkus67 : ANOTHER question from the original picture... is that a Westjet 73N or a 736? I know they are taking delivery of 4(?) 736 this year, but WHEN? Rik Mod
39 Post contains images RobK : Rik, That's what had me thinking too. At first I thought it was the -600 (C-GPWS?) but then I realised that C-FMWJ (-700) isn't due to delivery until
40 Yeggerman : My understanding was they were going to have wingletts??, and hopfully get Transport Canada ruling for the live Sat TV as well??
41 JGPH1A : If he means the one at the back on the right (ie. the red tail) it's PrivatAir.
42 Post contains links and images RobK : Found out the rego is HB-JJA but it's not yet listed on the official Swiss numbers board. Here's a few pics. Is it a -600? It looks pretty short to me
43 Clickhappy : It is a -700, the only -600's on the books are for Westjet, which will be installing winglets on them.
44 Post contains images RobK : Will that be the first -600 in the world with winglets then Royal ? I don't think any of the others have got them, only the -700's and -800's (+ BBJ'
45 Clickhappy : Yes, Westjet has partnered with Aviation Partners, they will not be a factory option. The Privatair is a 737-7AK, line number 1758.
46 Post contains images RobK : Where will they get them fitted? After delivery or before? Do I deduce from this that the -600 has different shape wings to the -700 and -800's meani
47 Post contains images DHLSAN : That is actually my plane right before I had it send to Tijuana to have it reupholstered
48 Post contains images RobK : Am I missing the point here? It's a new build aircraft and hasn't been out of Seattle yet. Cheers, Rob K
49 Post contains images DHLSAN : I guess you have to live next to the Mexican border to get that joke. Every five feet in Tijuana is a tint shop, auto body shop, paint shop or uphols
50 Hirisk : on my puter,that tail is green.
51 Jtamu97 : OHHHHH, you will get A car back it just not may be yours!!
52 DHLSAN : I got a good deal, took in a Vega and got back a Pinto.
53 Post contains images RobK : Yeah it is now because a more recent ramp pic has been uploaded to the original link in my first post. We've established that it's PrivatAir line 175
54 Post contains images Clickhappy : I had an email from one of the chief Westjet pilots, but I cant seem to locate it If I remember correctly the first -600 was due "fall 2005" with the
55 HighFlyer9790 : ------------------------------------- course stupid internet directed me to a wrong photo...so that promted me to make that stupid post...
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