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TAAG -Angola - New Boeing Update  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9653 posts, RR: 68
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 10076 times:
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The first of two brand new airframes for TAAG, a 772ER and a 73NG, will be rolling out of the factory this week.

777-2M2ER D2-TED will head for the paint shed on 18July

737-7M2 D2-TBF will be born @ RTN on 17July.

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User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9945 times:

Thanks for the info Clickhappy.

Any idea if they are introducing a new livery? There were rumblings of such last year. Either way I trust you will set us up with the first shots  Wink

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User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9713 times:

I found the new livery that I mentioned earlier. It is listed on the Lila Designs website as "unofficial". Does that mean that TAAG did contact Lila for a new livery - even if this is not the final rendition?

http://www.liladesign.com/afbeeldingen/TAAG.gif

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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5946 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9638 times:
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Yeah...I saw the first 737-700 going down the line late last week.

User currently offlineTriley1057 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9607 times:

Does anyone know if they are still planning on serving IAH with their new 777's? That is a really cool livery by the way. Definitely more appealing than the eurowhite schemes we see all over today.

User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9543 times:

Everytime I see that livery on here, I have to comment. It would be the best new livery I've seen in a long while!

User currently offlineVelasco From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9538 times:

Clickhappy

Are these 2 frames the only outstanding orders from TAAG? Any idea how they'll replace the 747's (I guesse they're flying 2 or 3 aren't they)?



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User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 9471 times:

Quoting Velasco (Reply 6):
Are these 2 frames the only outstanding orders from TAAG? Any idea how they'll replace the 747's (I guesse they're flying 2 or 3 aren't they)?

They have 2 - 777-200ER's and 4 - 737-700's on order with Boeing.

TAAG's chairman said the following:

Quote:
Mr. Neto also stated that TAAG's order is intended to fully replace the current fleet of two 747-300s and five 737-200s.

Here is the press release that I pulled the quote from:
http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q3/nr_050718h.html

Note: The pic in the press release shows the a/c in the current livery.

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User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9325 times:

What routes will these aircraft fly? And what routes do TAAG currently fly?

Will these planes have PTV's in economy?


User currently offlineFalcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 9246 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Thread starter):
737-7M2 D2-TBF will be born @ RTN on 17July.

Typo for RNT I presume, or did Boeing fire up a secret plant in NM ?



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User currently offlineHardiwv From Brazil, joined Oct 2004, 8780 posts, RR: 49
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9099 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 8):
What routes will these aircraft fly? And what routes do TAAG currently fly?

Intercontinental: LIS, GIG, CDG and LHR. I believe TAAG will deploy its new B777 to its two most important destinations: LIS and GIG.

Rgs,


User currently offlineMIAMIx707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8920 times:

Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 1):
Any idea if they are introducing a new livery? There were rumblings of such last

No PLEASE! That Lila design livery is horrible by the way.

Boeing's press release showed PIA's 777s in the nicer old livery, and then they showed up painted in that 'pirates of the caribbean livery' they have now, ugly.


User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 481 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8794 times:
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Drove by the Renton plant yesterday and didn't see the 737 out yet. Does anyone know if it being painted at Renton before flying to BFI?

User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 8753 times:

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 10):
Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 8):
What routes will these aircraft fly? And what routes do TAAG currently fly?

Intercontinental: LIS, GIG, CDG and LHR. I believe TAAG will deploy its new B777 to its two most important destinations: LIS and GIG.

I'm pretty sure the 777 will also be in JNB from time to time.



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9653 posts, RR: 68
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8686 times:
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Most likely it will be painted at BFI, about 1 in 5 are painted in Renton these days

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9940 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8666 times:

Wow, nice! I didn't think this order would pull through but apparently it did. The TAAG order was placed quite some time ago AFAIK and there was quite some speculation and skepticism about this order up to a point where it might have been cancelled all together. Good to see the TAAG 772ER finally coming out. That will indeed be one of the best looking 777s to date! Nice nice and congrats to both Boeing and TAAG, they will have the best aircraft in its class so far!

I'm looking forward to your pictures Clickhappy. You are the Boeing version of Airbus's french frog slides photographer. In other words, great photos! Keep it up I'd say!

A388 Big grin


User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8570 times:

The design on by Lila is unofficial as noted on their website. Althought I would love to see the proposed livery, it is probably not going to happen now.

User currently offlinePlanemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 8499 times:

Quoting Hardiwv (Reply 10):
Intercontinental: LIS, GIG, CDG and LHR. I believe TAAG will deploy its new B777 to its two most important destinations: LIS and GIG.

Why is GIG so important to TAAG? Is there some sort of close relationship between these 2 countries?, or is it just the fact that they both were ex-portuguese colonies and speak the same language? Is there actually alot of market for air travel to and from Angola? I have not heard much about it in the past.


User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5225 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8448 times:

Looking forward for those pics Royal!!! Indeed, this will be a HOT LOOKING B 7 7 7!!!!!

ghooost77 APM



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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9940 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 8282 times:

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 17):
Why is GIG so important to TAAG? Is there some sort of close relationship between these 2 countries?, or is it just the fact that they both were ex-portuguese colonies and speak the same language? Is there actually alot of market for air travel to and from Angola? I have not heard much about it in the past.

I remember reading here in the forum that Angola and Brazil have a very healthy business relation with each other because of the oil and diamond business in the Angola region. The fact that these two countries are both Portuguese speaking may also have its share here from both a business perspective as well as from a VFR perspective. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

A388


User currently offlineBoeingrulz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 481 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8091 times:
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737-7M2 D2-TBF is now sitting on the flightline in Renton at the southern most airfield stand in preparation for first flight. The rudder and winglets are in livery and the rest of the plane is green.

She is already looking like a true beauty destined to be an efficient workhorse in TAAG's fleet.

I found this picture on http://www.TAAG.com.br. Not sure if this represents the livery, but it sure looks nice.

Big version: Width: 527 Height: 452 File size: 699kb


Carolyn
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User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9940 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 8080 times:

WOW, that livery looks even better than the Lila Design livery. It looks fresh with the wavy colours but yet it retains the very recognisable TAAG livery. The large TAAG titles are nice too. Nice job! Thanks for posting the link Carolyn.

A388


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7910 times:

Hi!

I find TAAG livery one of the most exciting and stricking liveries in the world. The good things is that it was TAP that worked together with TAAG to have the livery the way it has been till now! That was achieved when TAP did the major checks to their 707 back to late 70's!!!! I have a secret hope to fly with them to Congo next Spring!!!
regards


User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11456 posts, RR: 58
Reply 23, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7906 times:
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Quoting A388 (Reply 19):
I remember reading here in the forum that Angola and Brazil have a very healthy business relation with each other because of the oil and diamond business in the Angola region. The fact that these two countries are both Portuguese speaking may also have its share here from both a business perspective as well as from a VFR perspective. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

Correct, just with more details:
Civil Construction (Odebrecht, Camargo Correa), Oil (Petrobras and many suppliers), Mining (Vale do Rio Doce), and a growing immigrant base all are links between GIG and LAD. They improved the flights from a 1x weekly to 2x weekly, and there are rumors of a 3rd frequency next year. The flight also keep a strong Y demand as Brazil is a cheap place for Angola people buy clothes, electronics and computers.
We could also see a strong demand for cargo like telecom stuff (sometimes the 743 runs a leg GIG-SJP to take cargo), oil research spare parts. Just to compare, TAAG (with 2 flights per week) use to take more cargo than KLM (who flies 7x weekly).
Loads for this route are closer to 90%.

Felipe



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User currently offline787KQ From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7906 times:

The livery on the Brazilian TAAG is nice, an great improvement. The wavy lines and mostly white body are typical and not very creative though.

Lila's livery would have really kicked some butt.


25 Post contains images LipeGIG : A little correction, Angolan TAAG I'm very proud they fly to Brazil, but i have to say, Angolans probably are much more proud of their national airli
26 Vasu : I think that was a reference to TAAG's brazilian website (the .com.br one)
27 787KQ : That's what I meant (the Brazilan site), but didn't check it! Thanks both of you. I hope TAAG improves its onboard service if there is a livery chang
28 A388 : Well, the 777 will definately have a better cabin lay-out than the 743 TAAG operates now. It will be no question that the first and business class sea
29 AwysBSB : TAAG would be very benefited if took over the slots SAA left in ATL… LAD-ATL-LAD 3 times a week by 77E would bring good yields for them.
30 A388 : Interesting, does ATL have so many Angolans that it would warrant flights from Angola to ATL? Can the 772ER fly the route nonstop (yearround)? I don'
31 Thomasphoto60 : I too am curious if this still 'a go'. Sure would be nice to see this bird sitting at 'D' one day. Thomas
32 AwysBSB : ATL does not have many Angolans in the same way it does not have many South Africans. However, ATL is a great hub for any airline and 77E can fly non
33 Post contains images SEAdomer787 : Just drove past the 777 fresh out of the paint hangar at PAE... she's a beaut! The Brazilian website posted above captures it pretty well, with a few
34 Post contains images A388 : Man, I'm soooo curious to see the first 772ER in TAAG colors! Where are the first photos A388
35 Post contains links and images RobK : Due credit to Skyline Photography/Matt Cawby. Big version. R
36 Planemanofnz : WOW. So no real new livery change. Now all we need is an interior pic! Will there be PTV's in economy on-board?
37 Hardiwv : Lipe, tks for the interesting information. Also interesting is that different from other airlines TAAG always kept its operations in GIG instead of G
38 CV990 : Hi! First of all let me say that this is THE BEST LIVERY on a 777!!!! I like the slighly modified change they did, looks very modern to me and I'm loo
39 A388 : WOW, indeed one of the best liveries on a 777 so far! I also like the slightly modified livery. The Lila Design livery looks nice but it may have been
40 Vasu : Very very very nice livery there... well done, TAAG!
41 The777Man : Thanks RobK for the link and special thanks to Matt Cawby for taking the picture! VERY nice! The777Man
42 CV990 : Hi! A388 you can also come to LIS, have a nice fish dinner, nice expresso, nice portuguese wine and next day go to LIS Airport and see the TAAG 777!!!
43 Airbazar : Given that LIS is their biggest destination in terms of volume, and they're restricted on the number of weekly frequencies, why would TAAG switch fro
44 Kaitak744 : Their 747-300 are combis. So, the 777-200ERs do carry more pax than the 747s they have. By the way, are those GE or RR engines?
45 LTU932 : That livery gives their TAAG a very refreshing touch to their brand. Well done! I love it!
46 MaverickM11 : Wow I never thought I'd see the day where TAAG actually got new aircraft. Now if they could just revise their obsurd aviation policy that only strangl
47 Post contains images Flying Belgian : So all that speculation about TAAG not having the $$$$ to pay its 777s is over now ?? FB.
48 CV990 : Hi! Well TAAG already had brand new airplanes in the past, their 737-200's were all brand new from factory!!! Flying Belgian - TAAG not having money t
49 NA : The new 777 in the modified TAAG livery is very attractive. Nevertheless I shed a tear because the two beautiful 747s will disappear. Any clue who´s
50 CV990 : Hi! I think I eard that TAAG would keep their 743's to convert them to Cargo! regards
51 787KQ : Didn't know that was being speculated. Being Angolan-government owned, with the windfalls the country has received from the high price of oil, and wi
52 Boeingrulz : Thanks for posting the pic Rob! I think I am going to cry, it is so beautiful. Being a font person, though, the titles look very weak, they could have
53 Post contains images Cb777 : I hope gemini jets or any other model company releases a model of this beauty
54 Post contains images A388 : Hi CV990, I've travelled through LIS in the mid '90s and it was a great city indeed. The thing is that I will go to Holland so flying through LIS is
55 CV990 : Hi A388! Of course I understand your point really well, pay a lot of money just to see a 777 I think you are indeed wise....regarding the places to sp
56 Post contains images A388 : Hi CV990, Thank you very much for you offer to drive me to the airport, LIS is a great airport and the people at TAP were very friendly. I wish TAP wo
57 Thering : Didn't know that they fly to GIG... That's funny, I would never say that there was demand on this route.. Hou many weekly flights?
58 LipeGIG : Thering, 2 weekly flights, with very high yields and loads. Petrobras, Vale do Rio Doce, Odebrecht, Shipyards are some of the TAAG top customers in R
59 Airbazar : And LIS is arguably their most important destination for both cargo and passengers, ence the reason why they operate their largest aircraft to LIS. I
60 A388 : The 772ER will replace the 743 as this aircraft is not that economical anymore to operate. Why would TAAG order/lease brandnew 777s to operate next t
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