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Air India B777-237LR First Flight Will Be...  
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 12898 times:

Tuesday 6 Feb as 'Boeing 011' if anyone's interested. It's due to deliver in April.

The first 3 Air India 777-337ERs will be as follows :

VT-ALJ 36308 testing as 'Boeing 826'
VT-ALK 36309 testing as 'Boeing 827'
VT-ALL 36310 testing as 'Boeing 828'

And no I don't know whether they will have PTVs nor what the seating config will be, nor do I care!  sarcastic 

 spin 

R

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User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12802 times:

Quoting RobK (Thread starter):
RobK

Thanks for the information. Those new AI 777's will look awesome in their new livery  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12783 times:

Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 1):
Those new AI 777's will look awesome in their new livery

Couldn't find the old thread despite a vigorous search, but VT-ALA isn't actually white, it's a sort of cream colour judging by the recent pics of it. Don't know if this has been mentioned yet.  duck 

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User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 12766 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 2):
Couldn't find the old thread despite a vigorous search, but VT-ALA isn't actually white, it's a sort of cream colour judging by the recent pics of it. Don't know if this has been mentioned yet.

a bit confused..

are you saying it's in the new livery but the fuselage is a cream color as opposed to the normal white?

I wonder if AI is planning to make all their 777's with that cream fuselage, if that's the case..

Might just be their new colors..?



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12747 times:

Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 3):
a bit confused..

are you saying it's in the new livery but the fuselage is a cream color as opposed to the normal white?

I wonder if AI is planning to make all their 777's with that cream fuselage, if that's the case..

Might just be their new colors..?

I dunno, it could be my eyes but it doesn't look white to me.

If you have a look at this link, click on 'all sizes' and then 'original size' (you'll need to be logged in to Flickr to do this) you'll see the aircraft half way along the line. Granted, the sun is low and it's casting a huge shadow over that side of the ramp, but if you look closely you'll see that the Indian reg has now been taped over with a Boeing test reg for testing and there's a clear difference in the colour of the sticker (white) and the colour of the fuse. What do you reckon?

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User currently offlineManny From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12726 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 2):
VT-ALA isn't actually white, it's a sort of cream colour

Cream?

Cream on red. That does not sound good. Thats the color scheme of the MSRTC bus. Believe me that does not look good!


User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12727 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 4):
ou'll see that the Indian reg has now been taped over with a Boeing test reg for testing and there's a clear difference in the colour of the sticker (white) and the colour of the fuse. What do you reckon?

Hmm...you're right. I don't know exactly what to think. Maybe AI's new livery will consist of a "cream" fuselage much like PK's, which I find to be a classy, stylish color design.

P.S.- This is my 747th post!

Long Live the 747!  bigthumbsup 



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12720 times:

Try this big pic by Joe G. Walker instead. White or cream? You decide!

PIC

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User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12699 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 7):
Try this big pic by Joe G. Walker instead. White or cream? You decide!

Thanks.

When compared to a "cream" fuselage like PK, it seems white. I think it's the angle the photo was taken and the light reflecting on the fuselage which is making it appear with a cream color. I think it's white, but who knows?

-Ryan



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User currently offlineManny From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12683 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 7):
Try this big pic by Joe G. Walker instead. White or cream? You decide!

Nice pic.
I see the contrast with OS's 4th 777 which looks much sharper.VT-ALA looks like its light cream. Only benefit of that color is they may not have to clean it on the outside as often.  Wink


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12665 times:

Quoting Manny (Reply 9):
Only benefit of that color is they may not have to clean it on the outside as often.

Maybe I should send the pic to Air France then, to give them some ideas?

  

R

[Edited 2007-01-27 09:05:22]

User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12655 times:

Quoting Manny (Reply 9):
I see the contrast with OS's 4th 777 which looks much sharper.VT-ALA looks like its light cream.

I do also, but if you compare it to a true cream fuselage like PK, it seems white..



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User currently offlineManny From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12639 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 10):
Maybe I should send the pic to Air France then, to give them some ideas?

That was my exact thought!!!!!!  Smile

Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 11):
I do also, but if you compare it to a true cream fuselage like PK, it seems white..

Right. Thats why i said its light cream.


User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12628 times:

Quoting Manny (Reply 12):
Right. Thats why i said its light cream.

I'm guessing it's a pure white, as opposed to the light cream.



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 12595 times:

Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 13):
I'm guessing it's a pure white, as opposed to the light cream.

But if it's pure white then why is the test reg sticker in the original photo link visibly brighter?  Wink

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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 12569 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 2):
Couldn't find the old thread despite a vigorous search, but VT-ALA isn't actually white, it's a sort of cream colour judging by the recent pics of it. Don't know if this has been mentioned yet.

That is actually correct--the fuselage is indeed cream and according to a very reliable source in AI is costing Boeing a lot of money.

I have some useful information about the first informal flight also from him of the AI 772 LR by March-

The first route is BOM-BGI---yes i said BGI----it will be for the cricket world cup.

Not sure about frequencies/and route path [one stop/ or non-stop] as of now.
I cannot be 100% sure but generally this source as always been correct.

Karan


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 12547 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 15):
That is actually correct--the fuselage is indeed cream

 Smile Glad to know my eyes are still working fine!

R


User currently offlineBoeing777/747 From Belgium, joined Dec 2001, 643 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 12510 times:

I like the off white fuselage colour. What is that image at the front of the aircraft at the red thin line?

User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2391 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 12487 times:
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WAOUWWW !!!!

I love that scheme !!!! Excellent. Congratulations to Air India. It's stunning !!


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User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 12349 times:

Quoting Boeing777/747 (Reply 17):
What is that image at the front of the aircraft at the red thin line?

I guess it's Air India's mascotte Almaharaja...



User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12292 times:

The new Air India livery must look about like this (estimate!). Note: Lila Design did not create the new Air India livery but just made these temporary estimate illustrations to demonstrate the new paint design. Click on the images to magnify:

http://www.liladesign.com/AirIndiaB772byLilaDesign.jpg

http://www.liladesign.com/AirIndiaB772leftbyLilaDesig.jpg


User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3947 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12257 times:

Very impressive work there Norbert. Kudos.

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User currently offlineAKLDELNonstop From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 12221 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 15):
The first route is BOM-BGI---yes i said BGI----it will be for the cricket world cup.

Wow thats interesting, but will tha be a scheduled flight or charter or one off, how will it work do you know?

Cheers


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 12140 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 15):
...according to a very reliable source in AI is costing Boeing a lot of money.

Why the cream color is "costing Boeing" ? Is the cost of painting the aircraft in the specific livery of the airline (be it strawberry-and-cream or euro white) not already factored into the negotiated price at the time of contract signing?



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User currently onlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3233 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 11996 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 15):

The first route is BOM-BGI---yes i said BGI----it will be for the cricket world cup.

Wow - this would be a brilliant coup for AI, if they can use this flight to ferry the world cup crew over on a non-stop flight on their newest a/c! The team and coach can split between first and business, while the other "riff-raff" can be accommodated in Y Big grin



Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
25 OwlEye : Thank you Rob. Wondering how the nose will look (red dot or not). As soon as Boeing start its testflights new and detailed AI VT-ALA pictures will sh
26 Sammyk : Almaharaja? Just Maharaja. Seems you were basing that name off the filename which is AImaharaja and I really doubt they'd put him on the outside of t
27 Post contains images Gr8Circle : It's just "Maharaja"....meaning "King"
28 Sammyk : Rather, it would be Great King!
29 Jfk777 : I hope Air India to JFK is the first use of the 777-200LR. Air India should use the slots at LHR for nonstop service to India and serve the USA nonsto
30 AlitaliaMD11 : I read somewhere that the -200LR would used on a new direct BOM-JFK flight starting in April but I don't know and I doubt if this is true? The flight
31 Behramjee : To be honest, I dont see the need to Air India to suspend its AI 101-102 flight which is flown daily using a B 744 BOM-DEL-LHR-JFK. What needs to be d
32 B787 : Looks good, but kind of reminds me of the old TWA.
33 Manny : In the pic, what is the star shaped image just below the thin red line at the front of the aircraft. Is it the STAR Alliance logo ?
34 Sammyk : Most feel it is the IATA logo.
35 EK413 : Any news as to when/if Air India plan on serving Australia? EK413
36 Post contains images FriendlySkies : It definitely is...although isn't AI supposed to be joining Star?
37 NYC777 : It looks like the Star Alliance logo to me.
38 LTU932 : It's definitely the IATA logo. The logo for Star Alliance is usually placed near the cockpit windows (same for the SkyTeam logo).
39 MERLIN : Hii,As of now its plans are to phase out leased 744's with the arrivals of 773ER's..If m not mistaken.744's owned by Ai will remain in service and ar
40 Manny : Sounds correct. True.
41 Post contains links Boeing777/747 : Found this 'hidden' image: http://www.liladesign.com/Air-India-New-Livery-ill-by.gif
42 Stirling : It is not cream.... I'd call it more of an Ivory colour....but it's two glossy to be a 'cream'. Whatever the colour, I think the overall effect is tr
43 Copaair737 : Any chance these are used to launch n/s flights to the USA? Places like SFO or IAH? -Copa
44 Post contains links Kaitak744 : Well, here is the delivery schedule of their aircraft: Air India New Boeing Delivery Schedules And Routes (by Karan69 Feb 17 2006 in Civil Aviation) S
45 BigTom : Anybody likelihood of NZ routes, say BOM-SYD-AKL or BOM-MEL-AKL in the future? Cheers
46 HAWK21M : Looking Fwd to these Aircraft on the Tarmac in this new Livery. regds MEL
47 Post contains links and images OwlEye :
48 RobK : VT-ALA is due to lift off at 2100z from PAE as "Boeing 011". R
49 NYC777 : Ok all AI first 777LR is in the air. Word is it'll be doing some testing here and in Australia as part of Boeing's efforts to further lighten the airc
50 Post contains images Aseem : awesome!! just awesome!!    and rgds VT-ASJ[Edited 2007-02-06 22:52:01]
51 Post contains images ORDRyan28 : I'll second that. Looks amazing- sure hope to catch an AI triple at ORD one day!
52 Jupiter2 : Now that is an attractive looking machine !! Any further info on the possible testing in Australia for this aircraft ??? RL
53 Post contains images Aseem : most likely AI won't be taking this bird to Oz. you might see IC's A332 a year or so from now. That's another great livery, here is a sample rgds VT-
54 Jupiter2 : Aseem, I realise we are not likley to see 777's in Australia on a scheduled basis. NYC777, mentioned earlier that it was possible that Boeing would br
55 Aseem : sorry!! couldn't catch earlier... btw! is there any more testing to be done. Or maybe Quantas is interested...have they ordered any such birds???
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