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Air India 738 At YYZ  
User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 6927 times:

FlyteComm shows an AI 738 arriving from SEA at just after midnight today (Thursday). I assume this was a delivery flight? Does anyone know how long it stayed here, and when it left, and where to?
F/C also shows a PIA flight arriving shortly after midnight tonight from Sibley, IA (ISB). I expect they mean Islamabad, though the departure and arrival times, together with the flying time shown - 1:47, seem appropriate for a flight from Iowa.

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User currently offlineKkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 6917 times:

Probably an aircraft intended for Air India Express.

User currently offlineVT977 From India, joined May 2005, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 5 hours ago) and read 6872 times:

I saw it yesterday at BFI. It is for Air India Express.


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User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 6780 times:

I never understood why YYZ is used for refueling on delivery flights when it has such high landing fees. Can anyone clue me in?

KrisYYZ


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 6728 times:

Anyone know if it's VT-AXG? I took this pic of that particular aircraft at BFI last Thursday.


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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 6699 times:

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 3):
I never understood why YYZ is used for refueling on delivery flights when it has such high landing fees. Can anyone clue me in?

Just speculation, but because YYZ is an AI station, it may give them the opportunity to change crews.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3098 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 6680 times:

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 5):
Just speculation, but because YYZ is an AI station, it may give them the opportunity to change crews.

JFK and EWR are also AI stations....so is ORD....would YYZ provide some advantage in terms of the distance to the next hop, which would be somewhere in Europe? Or is the 738 capable of comfortably flying to Europe when empty....?


User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 6671 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 6):
which would be somewhere in Europe?

Most likely BHX, wich have received lots of Air India Express aircraft recently on delivery flights, again another AI station  Smile


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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3098 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 6664 times:

Off topic question.....but if anyone can help....

How the hell do Boeing (or anyone for that matter) manage to paint the tail with something like the Taj Mahal scheme on that 738 there? I mean, can anyone describe the technology / equipment used to paint aircraft tails / bodies, with such complicated designs....?  smile 


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 6636 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 8):
How the hell do Boeing (or anyone for that matter) manage to paint the tail with something like the Taj Mahal scheme on that 738 there?

If im correct, it may be the same way we "paint" our trains in the company i work at.

We use vinyl transfers as shown here on the new "neon" colourscheme  Smile




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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1434 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 6630 times:

Yes it is VT-AXG.
Supposed to have departed YYZ Thursday May 25 sometime in the afternoon. Not sure if she's still here at the time of this post - 17:00 EDT.

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineAirbusboeing From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 hours ago) and read 6582 times:

Just wondering...

That VT-AXB has a pic of a lady in traditional attire. Would Saudis and other orthodox muslim countries create a fuss when they see that aircraft parked at their terminals. I believe AIX is predominantly serving the Mid-east sector.


User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 6418 times:

Quoting AirbusfanYYZ (Reply 10):
Yes it is VT-AXG.
Supposed to have departed YYZ Thursday May 25 sometime in the afternoon. Not sure if she's still here at the time of this post - 17:00 EDT.

Aaarrgh! No it isn't. I was fat dumb and happy, sitting in my car at FedEx when it took off on 23. I was so absorbed in a scary article in the July issue of "Airways" called 'Peak Oil - and the Collapse of Commercial Aviation?' that I didn't notice it taxiing out for take off. I heard a plane taking off and looked up in time to see it go past. I didn't even have time to jump out of my car and get a photo. The time was 16:50 EDT. It was heading for BHX and had been parked at BAX Global.
Just to make things worse, Thomas Kim, who most local A.netters will know, showed up a little later and told me that the unpainted AC 762 was due in from YVR between 7 and 8 o'clock and would be going into the paint shop. I waited until 8:30, when the sun was setting, and it still hadn't showed up.  Angry


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6380 times:

Yes, VT-AXG departed Toronto at 2052UTC 25th for Birmingham as AIC160.

Info from http://www.selcalweb.co.uk/boeing.htm - a good source for Boeing delivery flights.  Wink

 spin 

R


User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 517 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

Quoting Airbusboeing (Reply 11):
That VT-AXB has a pic of a lady in traditional attire. Would Saudis and other orthodox muslim countries create a fuss when they see that aircraft parked at their terminals. I believe AIX is predominantly serving the Mid-east sector.

Did VS have a similar issue with the "British Virgin" painted on the front of their craft?


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6249 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 8):
How the hell do Boeing (or anyone for that matter) manage to paint the tail with something like the Taj Mahal scheme on that 738 there? I mean, can anyone describe the technology / equipment used to paint aircraft tails / bodies, with such complicated designs

Decals.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLeftWing From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 6193 times:

VERY VERY COSTLY STICKERS.....and Bhurka for the lady on the ME flts... Big grin

[Edited 2006-05-26 12:57:47]

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3098 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6135 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 9):
We use vinyl transfers as shown here on the new "neon" colourscheme



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Decals.

Thanks guys.....do these vinyl transfers and decals last as long as regular paint jobs? Of course, they must be costing more.....strange that a low cost carrier like AI Express should choose to 'paint' their aircraft more expensively....but, the traditional Indian designs do make you feel good.....

Quoting Airbusboeing (Reply 11):
Would Saudis and other orthodox muslim countries create a fuss when they see that aircraft parked at their terminals.

Now, don't go about giving them ideas..... smile 


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Air India Express is one reason to still be hopeful that not all world carriers have lost it completely when it comes to liveries. Damn, those planes look great close up.


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User currently offlineUltrapig From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 584 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5769 times:
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Slightly off topic-But when a buyer picks up a new plane do they get a free tank of gas?! like you do with certainl car purchases-or does the manfufacturer deliver it with just enough gas to get to the next station?

User currently offlineMERLIN From India, joined Mar 2006, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5743 times:

the Taj Mahal scheme looks wonderful on it...isnt it?


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 17):
Thanks guys.....do these vinyl transfers and decals last as long as regular paint jobs? Of course, they must be costing more.....strange that a low cost carrier like AI Express should choose to 'paint' their aircraft more expensively....but, the traditional Indian designs do make you feel good.....

The AIE Aircraft stand out at BOM.Fantastic Colour schemes.All Angles.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDesh From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

Quoting CHI787ORD (Reply 14):
Quoting Airbusboeing (Reply 11):
That VT-AXB has a pic of a lady in traditional attire. Would Saudis and other orthodox muslim countries create a fuss when they see that aircraft parked at their terminals. I believe AIX is predominantly serving the Mid-east sector.

Did VS have a similar issue with the "British Virgin" painted on the front of their craft?

Thats typical - they have belly dancers there dont they ?? methinks thats where belly dancing started in that general area ....



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User currently offlineMattinbrum380 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

VT-AXG is currently sat at Birmingham (BHX) after arriving early this morning. Expected to depart BHX at around 06:00am (GMT) tomorrow morning (27th) for Sharjah & Delhi.

Hope this helps,
Matt K


User currently offlineHammerb32 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 15):
Did VS have a similar issue with the "British Virgin" painted on the front of their craft?

Birtish Virgin ? -No such thing !


25 CHI787ORD : Hilarious.
26 Post contains images Aseem : doesn't matter if they don't. Just stick another one rgds VT-ASJ BTW!! do you come for spotting?
27 Post contains images HAWK21M : Very Much so.And more neat too. regds MEL
28 Post contains images Gr8Circle : Well, sometimes.....but as such, I indulge in 'spotting' wherever I may be, not necessarily have to be near the airport...
29 DFORCE1 : I don't understand why Air India express as such a magnificent splashy livery but Air India's is so dull and outdated? I would have assumed that with
30 HAWK21M : They Tried it once earlier But Public outcry got it reversed. Personally I really Like the AI livery. regds MEL
31 Post contains images Gr8Circle : Most people find AI's livery to be attractive and unique.....it is individual perception of course, and you're surely entitled to your opinion.... As
32 Post contains images AirbusfanYYZ : Air India has one of the most beautiful liveries around... The mughal styled window treatment and cheatline are part of the unique and exquisite deta
33 DFORCE1 : Fair points, I'll admit I do like the livery itself on the body of the aircraft but I do not like the tail design one bit. I don't think it looks awfu
34 Abrelosojos : = I am sure the ME governments wouldn't want to piss off the Indian airline industry ... the country provides the best connecting traffic. = In my vi
35 HAWK21M : The AI livery looks best on the B747s. regds MEL
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