QANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5919 posts, RR: 36 Posted (10 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3430 times:
heard from a fairly reliable source that Nalanji Dreaming is being painted white, made airworthy and will be flown to the US in the near future for scrapping. Not sure of the exact time it will happen but its not to far away.
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Je89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2367 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3405 times:
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It is really truely sad to lose more color in the skies. Why does it have to be EBU? WE can only hope they repaint it on another aircraft like what they did with Nalanji, but I doubt they would do it on another B743.
Numbertwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2425 times:
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 8): LOL love the succint European teutonic gift of understatement. Big grin
lol, Chris, you expect that everybody thinks the Nalanji was great looking?
You know, we love the boring Euro White and QF also has this "boring" color scheme. I love the Euro White , there is no need for me to make a piece of art out of a plane. Also we saw what happened to the Wunala - the engines have different colors now than the body.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11380 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
Thats sad indeed, and the sudden death now seems to come faster than anticipated. Very sad that this beautiful 743 is the very first QF 743 that has to go.
Who has EBUs accumulated cycles and flight hours handy? I remember that the flight hours of QFs 742s were very high for 22 year old aircraft when they went to Marana in 2002/03. I expect that due to the fact that the QF 743s were often used on shorter to medium routes the cycles clocked are above average for their age as well.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8836 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
Quoting NA (Reply 13): Thats sad indeed, and the sudden death now seems to come faster than anticipated.
I am sad to see it go too - but lets get real folks - the plane is 20 years old - so 'sudden death' is a bit dramatic - none of the -300s can have long to go now - not only are they ageing ( the youngest dates from 1987 ) but they also are the only a/c QF still has that require 3 cockpit crew rather than 2 . I suspect that when QF reveals all on Dec 7 the delivery time scale of the first 4-5 777s will provide an idea of the departure dates for the remaining 743s.
Hopefully QF will resurrect the Nalanji Dreaming colours at some time in the future on another aircraft -wonder what it would look like on a 773 instead .
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