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We've Got Our First A330-200 (TAP)!  
User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12963 times:

Hi!

Today I saw the first TAP A330-200, the plane is fantastic on TAP colours I tell you!!! It's almost like the reality of a dream that had about 4 or 5 years old. But finnally we got our A330-200! I would like to thank the contribution of our friends from Switzerland, specially those at ZRH airport and also at HAM who gave a great "minute-by-minute" update of CS-TOF....my big thanks for all of you. Now let's keep the other two on track.
Regards

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User currently offlineAnxebla From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12880 times:

Congratulations TP!  Smile

Does this new airliner will fly to N.E. Brazil (Salvador de Bahia, Recife, Natal) or just to GRU and GIG?


User currently onlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12863 times:

Congrats TAP, and to all you Portuguese aviation guys

Will they use their new 330's to EWR this year?

CS-TOF welcome to TAP


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The A330 looks the best TAP aicraft will the n/c

BTW - What's the config and seating like on the A330, any PTV's or new seats?

Rob!

[Edited 2006-03-11 19:59:27]

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12699 times:

CV990

For your record , this A330 was at Orly today (March 11th) operating the middle journey flight from LIS instead of an A310.
This is the very first revenue flight of any A330 at TAP.
I didn't see myself , but a friend of mine who gave me this info , told me , despite the poor weather today at Paris , that this A330 looks great in TP livery.
It will be not regular at ORY , but will perform other flights for crew training (still as revenue flights) , before to be used 100% on Brasilian routes.
Hope it helps.

Abraço


User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12684 times:

It's my favorite Airbus aircraft and it looks incredibly great in TAP colors. The first aircraft in the new c/s that looks really really excellent. Like it was made for this aircraft. Very pretty indeed. Congrats to TP and the Portuguese!

User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12684 times:

Forgot to be more precise.

http://www.airkalo.com/airkalo_informations.html

Was at Orly on TP432/433.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 12600 times:

Congrats to TP for their acquisition! She really looks very nice, and I hope TP will start more flights with this bird to new places (hopefully some day to Central America).

User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11421 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12512 times:
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Quoting Anxebla (Reply 1):
Does this new airliner will fly to N.E. Brazil (Salvador de Bahia, Recife, Natal) or just to GRU and GIG?

Today LIS-FOR-LIS

Next month will fly on LIS-SSA-LIS (where they will be used year round, replaced by one A343 on the brazilian high season)

Another plane should be used on LIS-REC-LIS and there are some plans for 3x weekly OPO-GIG-OPO, 1x weekly OPO-GRU-OPO and 3x weekly additional LIS-GRU-LIS.

Felipe



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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 12439 times:

Hi!

I think that TAP will also use once a while the A330-200 in other routes, that's my understanding...like showing the flag to new markets. I also think that UK, Germany, even Switzerland will have the chance to see the A330-200 there, and of course on long-haul flights. I can easely see the A330-200 flying once a while to EWR too!!!
By the way, the first A310-300 left already TAP, CS-TEZ...ex: Aeroflot and the most worn out!
The name of CS-TOF is "Infante D. Henrique", the father of portuguese discoveries in the 15th. century, I think it's a great name because this man was the responsible for the biggest development of Portugal during the next 150 years.....and I think also the A330-200 and the latter evolution to the A350 will give TAP a great development worldwide.
regards


User currently offlineMIA767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12216 times:

Wow!! that bird looks really great! the A330 looks very nice in the TAP colors, top 5 for me. Congrats to TAP  cheerful 


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User currently offlineVAtlantic101 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12174 times:

Congrats TAP, The livery is awsome on the A330!

VA101



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User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 12013 times:

Simple Euro white with some color and style.....very nice!


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 11264 times:

I do have to say I like the colors, though IMHO - they should have made the web address a tad larger.


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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9288 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 11):
I'm sorry. You have my condolances.

Chris , if you have nothing good to say , don't bother replying. Your post is just a waste of space.



Congrats to the Portugese spotters , the A332 looks great in TP colors ! Big grin



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User currently offlineB787 From Australia, joined May 2005, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9116 times:

She looks great. Congrats to TAP.

User currently offlineAcjflyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 426 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8728 times:

Congratulations TP and spotters. Now all you portuguese spotters know that with the delivery of such a beautiful bird especially in such striking colors you all have a responsibility and duty to fill a.net with pics so that you're friends here on the other side of the atlantic ocean can enjoy it also.

Os felicitações e sejam certos emitir-nos retratos


User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8702 times:

Looks great but she'll look better with the GE engines on her.

LPLAspotter



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User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8702 times:

Lots of pics added to the database:


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8641 times:

Quoting LPLAspotter (Reply 17):
Looks great but she'll look better with the GE engines on her.

No, she'd look better with Trents, I'm sure of that. Big grin


User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1288 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8320 times:

It's very nice and I'm very happy but I really wish they are decorated the winglets with some related colours or design. How is it on the 340? Nice bird!


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8198 times:

Too bad they didn't get the A333...I find it much better proportioned and I'm sure with the TAP livery it would look just fine. But well a 332 is an A330 so it looks sexy anyways !

[Edited 2006-03-12 11:09:05]


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User currently offlineCainanuk From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 551 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8124 times:

Shouldn't we be congratulating those responsible for running the airline? What have the spotters done to deserve any praise? They are there, they spot and take a picture but they are hardly responsible for the arrival of this aircraft. To congratulate them is just silly and nerdy.

Also since I know I am gonna get flamed (because dissent and opposing views are just not tolerated here), I think the livery is pants. The tail is OK but the rest is rubbish. Eurowhite with some over sized letters on the front of the fuselage. Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh.



Cainan Cornelius
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7800 times:

Quoting Cainanuk (Reply 22):
Also since I know I am gonna get flamed (because dissent and opposing views are just not tolerated here), I think the livery is pants. The tail is OK but the rest is rubbish. Eurowhite with some over sized letters on the front of the fuselage. Oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh.

And your point is? The livery is nice, the design of the letters is interesting and the colours red and green - Portugese flag colours - look nice on the white. The only thins is that it looks a little "naked" between the two tail doors, they should have placed something there.

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 11):
I'm sorry. You have my condolances.

Yes, I guess you would have preferred a 764. Would look nice, too, but they are not a charity organisation.


User currently offlineTAL727 From Portugal, joined Oct 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7709 times:

Parabéns (Congratulations) TAP and Airbus

It is in deed a great aircraft and it looks great in the new livery! In the beginning I thought it was quite conventional, but a more positive impression has been gaining ground!
The A332 will bring significant improvements to TAP's service. I hope that TAP flies them to as many places as possible.

I join other a.neters and 'demand' spotters at Lisbon to flood the site with pictures  Smile

Once again... Parabéns,

Tiago


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6870 posts, RR: 63
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7656 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 19):
No, she'd look better with Trents, I'm sure of that.

"Everything looks better with Trents!"


25 Post contains images A360 : Allow me to disgree. The only trents I really like are the 500 and 900. As for 700 or 800, I much prefer the GE's or Pratts. Anyway, congratulations
26 TristarYUL : TAP's new colors look pretty nice on the A330,too bad the winglets werent painted in the company's new colors cheers Eric
27 Airbazar : No reason for flaming. Many of us don't like TAP's new livery. I love the A330 but TAP's new livery makes it look too much like a charter. Then again
28 TAN FLYR : Jose, how soon you going to schedule a trip on her? Hope all is well there! T
29 CV990 : Hi! Those who talk about TAP and their new livery should see what we got during the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's.....check that and them come and comment
30 AwysBSB : I have heard those 332s would be used on the future route LIS/BSB/LIS too. Is there any forecast to TAP launch that service?
31 Post contains images Paulianer : So lets hope the next two Ex Blue Wings A332 will leave HAM in sunshine wearing the new TAP c/s... I really want to nail that beauty, too Cheers from
32 Lhrmaccoll : Wahey finally they receive that sucker. It looks superb in TP colours! Alex
33 Sevenforeseven : Just two words LOVE IT.
34 YOWza : It looks very sharp indeed. It will be nice to see a few of them parked together, although I would imagine this won't happen often as they will be in
35 Cainanuk : I can appreciate what you are saying, but the aircraft is ALREADY painted... WHITE Just because a carrier is cost conscious, doesnt mean that they ca
36 CV990 : Hi! Well if people look to TAP I'm sure they'll look to everything that is related to the past our airline have, the way TAP have great success lately
37 FCKC : When will they paint an A340 in new cs ?
38 LipeGIG : Hi AwysBSB, I heard from CERNAI sources that TP is trying to convince them to obtain more frequencies, but nothing confirmed about BSB or even other
39 Post contains images Aeroluxpt : I think this is a great livery in a great plane, simple but fantastic. Now get some 340 painted.
40 JJMNGR : Doubt: A343´s are CD-TOA/B/C/D and seem that TP will continue on the TOsomething....anybody knowns anything about CD-TOE? As this A332 is CS-TOF? Jus
41 LPLAspotter : They recycle names. There used to be an 707 called Humberto Delgado, now they have a 320 (or 319) that bares that name. LPLAspotter Trivia: Flew jump
42 JJMNGR : I was lucky to fly on all those birds, on jumpseats, Navigator Class, "dog" class, in many many different routes during the time I worked for TP. It i
43 CV990 : Hi! I think that TAP received CS-TOF earlier than CS-TOE, but infact these 3 ex: Swissair A330-200's will be CS-TOE/F/G, then the 5 new ones that will
44 LTU932 : Now that you mention it, I thought there was already an A340 in new colours, but after a search in the database, there is none.
45 CV990 : Hi! The first A340-300 to get the new livery will be CS-TOD. I don't know when but it should be pretty soon...the sequence for painting TAP airplanes
46 Post contains links LipeGIG : Confirming the inside information, CERNAI today confirms and approved TP subject to get 7 additional frequencies to GIG and GRU. I just begin a new t
47 Post contains images A360 : ^Great news! I want some direct flights to Brasil from OPO... and to see some 332's from my window. Regards: A360
48 Rolfen : Beautiful livery. Mabrouk ! ( that's arabic for congrats )
49 Paulianer : Next one, D-AXEL should land tomorrow at HAM for the TAP painting... Cheers from HAM Tobi
50 TAP1972 : Lovely plane, finally with TAP. The livery looks great. Last Saturday morning around 50 spotters were there to take those lovely photos.... Thanks to
51 Willyj : When do more 332s arrive? How many do they have on order?
52 Mika : This is the old D-AIMC, ex LH. Right?
53 FlyPEGASUS : Information on that is not clear: According to TAP sources and TV news 8 are on order. According to Airbus site 7 are on order. Out of these, 3 are 2
54 Photolppt : Tobi and the rest of HAM spotters: CS-TOE will leave HAM next monday, 27th of March. Hope you guys have better weather this time.
55 LPLAspotter : HA! That would be my close second choice!!! LPLAspotter
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