ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 17655 times:
Now am I to believe that the very first Virgin America aircraft got into the paintshop, got painted, left the paint shop, went out on the runway, and was able to get airborne without a single picture being plastered all over the place? WOW! That's pretty sad!
Cbphoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1548 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 17534 times:
Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 7): Now am I to believe that the very first Virgin America aircraft got into the paintshop, got painted, left the paint shop, went out on the runway, and was able to get airborne without a single picture being plastered all over the place? WOW! That's pretty sad!
Actually, I think it went to GLH for painting! I doubt it has been painted yet!
Antoniemey From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1531 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 16755 times:
If you ask me, and I realize no one has, the Virgin family of airlines need more distinct designs for their aircraft... I can pretty much tell you what teh Virgin America paintjob will look like by looking at Virgin Blue, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Nigeria, etc...
Sure, keep the Virgin tail design, but change the damn fuselage designs and colors around a bit more!
Make something Idiot-proof, and the Universe will make a more inept idiot.
AA777223 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1219 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 15226 times:
I am very interested to see what the scheme looks like. I wonder if it will look just like the regular british virgin scheme, jus with america after it, like virgin nigeria, or if it will be a newly updated design. I think for marketing sake it may make sense to update the old design while still keeping the recognizeable images of the traditional logo. I don't know that I'm a big fan of Mr. Branson, but there is no doubt he's a good business man. Best of luck.
P.S. Is VA supposed to be an LCC or a legacy. If its not gonna be an LCC, he's gonna need all the luck he can get
Sfomb67 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 15117 times:
Is this normal or abnormal, to take delivery of a new acft unpainted, and fly it to a vendor to have it painted? It's new to me. Also, I read in the paper a week or so ago that there were problems with VA because of the partial foreign ownership..........have they taken the right people to dinner yet?
727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 793 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 14730 times:
Quoting MNeo (Reply 16): Does anyone know why it takes such a long path. Surely an empty A320 can make the trip from TlS to YYR since it its only 400 miles longer than what B6 flies from JFK
More than likely VA did not get HF radio installed since they are going to be a domestic carrier. Inorder to fly the southern tracks over the North Atlantic you need to be ETOPS and have HF radio. The ETOPS thing aside, there are tracks that could be flown if you are non-ETOPS but they still require HF radio as you are outside of VHF range. Without the HF you are restricted to airways that take you across Greenland. I once flew an A320 across the pond going eastbound and made it no problem from Canada all the way to Toulouse. Going westbound on this route would really be pushing it. Additionally, new fleet, pilots flying it who may not have flown in a while, make plenty of stops along the way for training purposes.