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Ethiopian's Converted B757  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Ethiopian's newly converted B757 was expected to leave Paine Field in Everett on Wednesday on a PAE-IAD-LGW-ADD routing. Anyone seen pics/logs of the aircraft? Can't find anything on Flightaware.

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User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 733 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2487 times:

Pictures somebody pictures!!!

User currently offlineAmerican777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

OK. Don't get too desperate for the pictures. Here they are.

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=256753396&size=o
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=256753395&size=o
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=256662241&size=o
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=256753392&size=o

JOE.  airplane 

[Edited 2006-10-01 02:20:11]

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
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It leaves PAE tomorrow at 2pm local

User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Quoting American777 (Reply 2):
OK. Don't get too desperate for the pictures. Here they are.

Thanks for coming through  Wink Fair to assume that touch up paint will be done upon delivery?

Ethiopian applied for and received approval to operate a revenue flight using the delivery of this aircraft.


User currently offlineKhenleyDIA From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

I'm curious. Why do they bother to fill the front and back exit doors, but not the middle ones??

Thanks for the pics!

KhenleyDIA



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
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Didn't leave today, it is waiting on a new part, scheduled for tomorrow.

User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 6043 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Quoting ETStar (Thread starter):
Ethiopian's newly converted B757

So this is a Precision Conversions modification performed by Goodrich ATS on a PW 2040-powered aircraft? Is it the full 15-pallet conversion? It looks like it, given that they moved the entry door (moving the entry door is a feature of the full-15-pallet conversion to maximize useable deck area). Actually, with the 2040s, this baby should be a solid performer.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
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Yes, it is the full 15 pallet conversion.

New door and deck to the flight deck, along with a toilet, rafts, and additional bracing.


User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 6):
Didn't leave today, it is waiting on a new part, scheduled for tomorrow.

I'll be there to take delivery shots. Do we have a time on that departure yet?

*Thinks to self... 34L or 16R? Hmm....*



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User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

And so she left today ... at least according to flightaware. Not via IAD/LGW, and contrary to the filing with DOT for commercial service. She left for Brussels in the morning, nonstop from Everett.

User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Quoting ETStar (Reply 10):
And so she left today

Yes she did... i got shots of it. There is one image in screening now... so hopefully we'll have something to look at here soon.  Smile

They never painted it. So it still had this big missing section where the new cargo door was and over each "window."



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User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 6043 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 11):
They never painted it.

Ethiopian has an MRO operation of their own in Addis Ababba; they're probably delighted to paint it themselves in their own paint shop.

http://www.flyethiopian.com/services/mne/strippaint.aspx


User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 12):
they're probably delighted to paint it themselves in their own paint shop.

That probably would explain it.  Wink Thanks!



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User currently offlineLotsamiles From United States of America, joined May 2005, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

Quoting ETStar (Reply 10):
She left for Brussels in the morning

Any idea why the change in plans? Perhaps to pick up a load of cargo on the way back to ADD?

Regards,
Lotsamiles


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
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Not sure how much room was available, they carted back to Ethiopia all the parts torn out during the conversion, along with some spares.

User currently offlineAmerican777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

Quoting Dkny (Reply 1):
Pictures somebody pictures!!!

Here are some of the latest pictures showing the completion of the freighter:

ET's First Boeing 757-260F at BRU

ET's First Boeing 757-260f at ADD

JOE.  airplane 


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1349 times:
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but still no interior pictures  Wink

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9823 posts, RR: 64
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1254 times:
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oh wait, I guess there is Big grin


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