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PIA A310 In New Colours - Pic Here  
User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7206 times:

Here is one of the first photos of a PIA A310 in the new colours  Smile


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Photo © Dim. Pol.



Looks quite good  Smile

So what aicraft feature the new liveries?
B747-200/300
A310-300
ATR-42

Rob!  wave 

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User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7206 times:

Looks quite good..


I only wish they put the "PIA" (which is written in Urdu) at the bottom the tail as it would have kept a "continuous feel" to it..

other than that, it looks quite nice.. Smile



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7099 times:

Jacobin777, the captain mentions it's "The Presidential aircraft".
So is it going to be used to ferry the president around, will PIA be flying it on revenue flights, or am i way off  Smile
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User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6985 times:

BEU is only taken out of schedule when required for a State trip.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6945 times:

Quoting Stealthpilot (Reply 2):
Jacobin777, the captain mentions it's "The Presidential aircraft".
So is it going to be used to ferry the president around, will PIA be flying it on revenue flights, or am i way off



Quoting PIA747 (Reply 3):
BEU is only taken out of schedule when required for a State trip.

Stealthpilot.....u're a bit off mate..as PIA747 said, its only used when the President needs to travel.. Smile



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineStealthpilot From India, joined May 2004, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6707 times:

Quoting PIA747 (Reply 3):
BEU is only taken out of schedule when required for a State trip.



Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 4):

Stealthpilot.....u're a bit off mate..as PIA747 said, its only used when the President needs to travel.. Smile

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User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6524 times:

Hmm, I thought it was a coincidence when I noticed AP-BEU being used for VIP duty more than once. Shouldn't they just take the a/c which is easier to be taken out of the schedule at the time needed? Or is BEU is sort of used in a way thats always easy to pull it out?
Anyway its not as bad as I thought it would look like, hope it grows on me.


User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6510 times:

For security reasons only BEU is used for Presidential flights. All state visit schedules are planned and forwarded to PIA by the Ministry of Defence atleast a Month in advance. PIA then plans the schedule accordingly. This also requires making available 2 instructor/VVIP rated Captains for the trip. The aircraft goes in quarantine 24 hours before the trip during which it is stripped and searched by the Presidents security.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6446 times:

Quoting PIA747 (Reply 7):

Very similiar to the AI B744s out here [Security point of view].With a Backup.
I always thought a Horizontal line accross the Fuselage would make the Livery better.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6160 times:

I think PIA should splurge for a VIP-only aircraft, a BBJ or A319CJ.


Boston, USA
User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6022 times:

The livery overall is still UGLY, but now at least the tail and (only) the tail is a pretty sight. The colors should've been stronger, but it might just be the pic.

User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3892 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5875 times:

Looks pretty good IMO!

User currently offlineBravo45 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5796 times:

Quoting Cloud4000 (Reply 9):
I think PIA should splurge for a VIP-only aircraft, a BBJ or A319CJ.

Pakistan had a VIP 737 which was given to PIA a couple of years back. I have forgotten its reg number (I am sure someone else will point it out). I don't know if it was owned by PAF, PIA or the government.
It was more of a political move by Musharraf, he was doing symbolic things like these to stir support, one of the very few good things he has done. So don't expect Pakistan to go back to getting a VIP a/c. I am like most, against it.


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5344 times:

Quoting Bravo45 (Reply 12):
one of the very few good things he has done.

Like what?, make Pakistan an ally of the US, right? Remember there's a non-av forum. Actually he's one of the very few heads of state that has a good head on his shoulders in that whole region.

Musharraf visited the US on a 707 a few years ago, where's that machine?

[Edited 2006-05-18 17:50:13]

User currently offlinePIA747 From Pakistan, joined Apr 2003, 624 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4036 times:

Musharraf has never used the Pakistan airforce B707 for any visits. The 707 how ever did fly to the US some years back carrying millitary hardware.

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