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AIC 777LR First Flight Today!  
User currently onlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 13198 times:

As much as I know VT-ALA is scheduled to take into the air today for the first time! Is there any of our members spotting over there? Any details on the flight? When will we start getting pics? Boy have I been waiting for this days for ages!!!  spin 


Peet7G
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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 13190 times:

@ PEET7G

Sorry, but what´s AIC, Air India Company?

Micke//  Confused



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User currently onlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 13171 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 1):
@ PEET7G

Sorry, but what´s AIC, Air India Company?

Micke//

 checkmark  It's the 3 letter ICAO code for Air India (or IATA code: AI )

but I think the official name is Air India Ltd. ,so don't know if the "C" stands for Company  Smile



Peet7G
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2868 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12889 times:

AIC--Air India Charters Ltd----also known as AICL


Karan


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5668 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 12834 times:

Usualy for good pics out of Everett and the flight testing done there go to: www.microvoltradio.com and click on "Paine Field" The pics are really good and are updated practically everyday. I'm sure there'll be pics of AI 772LR by the end of today.


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User currently onlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 12557 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 4):
Usualy for good pics out of Everett and the flight testing done there go to: www.microvoltradio.com and click on "Paine Field" The pics are really good and are updated practically everyday. I'm sure there'll be pics of AI 772LR by the end of today.

 checkmark  Yep... I check that site out every day since I don't know when  Smile A really tremendous web page! I wish something like this would exist for TLS and BFI... and while we're at it: XFW too



Peet7G
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 12040 times:

Here a picture of AI's first 77L on the takeoff roll in PAE. BTW: It's currently wearing the test registration N5817V (if I read it correctly, don't know if the third digit is an 8 or a 6).

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=382028814&size=o

EDIT: Current test registration is N5017V.

[Edited 2007-02-06 22:17:52]

User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 11959 times:

awesome!! just awesome!!   



and



rgds
VT-ASJ

[Edited 2007-02-06 22:53:11]


ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11900 times:

Excellent pics there Big grin



Lee



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11870 times:

Holy christ - those engine cowlings look almost the diameter of the cabin!


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User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11579 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 9):
Holy christ - those engine cowlings look almost the diameter of the cabin!

Do they not?!?! I find it hard to believe that they're only an inch or so larger than a normal 77ER engine. Maybe it's our minds making the engines appear larger realizing it's the longest flying commercial model in the world..



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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11543 times:

Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 10):
Do they not?!?! I find it hard to believe that they're only an inch or so larger than a normal 77ER engine. Maybe it's our minds making the engines appear larger realizing it's the longest flying commercial model in the world..

Have heard that the cowling as same as that of 77W, so I would think it is more psychological.
rgds
VT-ASJ



ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11382 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 11):
so I would think it is more psychological.

It's a mental thing.  checkmark 



Whoever said winning is not everything never fought cancer.
User currently onlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10989 times:

Holly cow, It's beautiful... I think this new AI livery could grow on me pretty quick  bigthumbsup 

Quoting ORDRyan28 (Reply 12):
It's a mental thing.

It's because we know all that power behind those engine cowlings Big grin



Peet7G
User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10903 times:

That tail is still ugly.

What a mess.


User currently offlineManny From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 466 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10796 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 6):
Here a picture of AI's first 77L on the takeoff roll in PAE. BTW: It's currently wearing the test registration N5817V (if I read it correctly, don't know if the third digit is an 8 or a 6).

Thanks to Matt Cawby for getting us these awesome pics so quickly and to you for posting it on this thread.

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 9):
Holy christ - those engine cowlings look almost the diameter of the cabin!

The cowlings look awesome & huge. Wonder how they compare to the cabin of a A320 or a B737.

Though i still cannot get over the pale jaundiced white color.


User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10731 times:

tell me something..isn't the colour more of metallic crimson then red  Confused


ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10649 times:

I really don't like the way they broke up the thin cheatline for the name.
The should have used the KL method... it's much better!

Cheers,
Kaz



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9825 times:

Quoting PEET7G (Reply 5):
I wish something like this would exist for TLS and BFI... and while we're at it: XFW too

Can't help with TLS or XFW but PAE, BFI and RNT are covered here.

 spin 

R


User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9786 times:

Quoting PEET7G (Reply 13):

It's because we know all that power behind those engine cowlings Big grin

Yes! Major power in those babies!



Whoever said winning is not everything never fought cancer.
User currently offlineADent From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1333 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9770 times:

Quoting Manny (Reply 15):

The cowlings look awesome & huge. Wonder how they compare to the cabin of a A320 or a B737.

Here is a picture of a regular GE90 and a 737 I saw in this post: Boeing 777 Engine Diameter. (by Qslinger Apr 26 2006 in Civil Aviation) .



MyAviation.net photo:
Click here for bigger photo!
Photo © Javier Gore



Max diameter of GE90: 134 inch for regular, 135 for GE90-110B & GE90-115. (From GE Aero)

Fax diamters: GE90-76-94: 312cm (122.8 inch) GE90-110/115: 324cm (127.5 inch) (From the post listed above)

737 Width is 376cm (148.0 inch), cabin width is 354cm (139.4 inch)
"The fuselage of the 737 actually has a smaller diameter than that of the engine nacelle of the GE90-115B turbo-fan jet engine" ( From Boeing)


User currently offlineB707Stu From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9186 times:

I have to admit, it's stunning. The 777 looks good in just about every color scheme. I really really really like the new AI color scheme. They've brilliantly kept the old and brought it forward.

User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9139 times:

To be honest, I'm not a big fan of the new colors...however, I am a fan of the colors being worn by the flyGlobespan 767-300 flying around for Air India these days, as seen here:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=3505

Just flows better...

JSD



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User currently offlineORDRyan28 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 988 posts, RR: 16
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9094 times:

Quoting B707Stu (Reply 21):
I really really really like the new AI color scheme. They've brilliantly kept the old and brought it forward.

Exactly. AI did not utilize the phrase/strategy "out with the old, in with the new." They've kept some crucial details in their way to a new and catchy color scheme. I salute you, AI! Fine job all around  bigthumbsup 

-Ryan



Whoever said winning is not everything never fought cancer.
User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9078 times:



here is the photo of the first flight.
cheers!
VT-ASJ



ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
25 Post contains images ORDRyan28 : Thanks for sharing, Aseem. what a beauty she is! -Ryan
26 Post contains images Aseem : This reflects typical Indian attitude, we never dump the old for the sake of anything that is new. Bcoz, there are few things that never lose shine.
27 Flyguy1 : Any word on future revenue flights?
28 FL370 : i like the new paint scheme, its a fresh look for AI, and i muist agree with b707stu, that the 777 looks good in every paint scheme. its one of those
29 ORDRyan28 : Great point. Certainly, some things never do lose their shine.
30 Gunsontheroof : Look a little closer...there are tons of BFI pics on that site. Can't help with TLS.
31 Manny : Awesome pic! Thanks for the info. Its an amazing how big those engines are. The 767-300 livery is an awesome improvisation of flyGlobespans scheme. A
32 Post contains links and images Himmat01 : Finally it's on airliners.net. View Large View MediumPhoto © Nick Goodwin View Large View MediumPhoto © Nick Goodwin
33 Sammyk : I think the cream gives it a little more of a softer classy look. The white would have been to bright and harsh I think.
34 Foppishbum : Awww...when me and my partner went on the Boeing Tour last December, it was still sitting on the ramp. cheers, foppish bum
35 Sevenforeseven : No The A340-600 is the longest commercial aircraft in the world.
36 TrojanAE : I believe by saying "longest flying" ORDRyan28 meant having the longest range.
37 Post contains images PEET7G : I think he was talking about the range not the fuselage length. That cream colour gives it a nice finish, and makes it more elegant, really a nice to
38 Post contains images EGBJ : Great new scheme for AI ....thanks to those who managed to get the pics
39 Cricket : All I can say is... SWEET! Looking forward to it coming home!
40 Post contains links and images OwlEye : Thumbs up for this qoute. Congratulations Alia Group and Air India for this nice re-vitalization!
41 Karan69 : From the AI Marketing letter The new livery is based on Air India's market positioning being built around the platform of - " A Tradition of Warmth".
42 Manny : Same color different reasons. But in the end cream is just a dull color. Its just not as sharp. I like the deep red color but it would have been grea
43 Post contains images Gr8Circle : BTW, the non-red portion of the tail...is that cream or white...? Hard to tell from the pics, thanks to the dull Seattle weather
44 Jaysit : Thulasidas, please change that khatara website first, and then lets talk modern India!!!
45 Post contains images Manny : Its the same complexion. So i would say its cream
46 Himmat01 : VT-ALA departed PAE for Cairns, Australia on Feb 8th. Anyone know why?
47 WesternA318 : Amen to that, thats a beautiful bird!
48 Sammyk : I think it's gone for hot weather testing.
49 Post contains links Himmat01 : He has accepted your advice and invited tenders for redesign of AI's website. http://mmd.airindia.co.in/aimmd/tender/RFQ_12721333.html
50 Post contains images PEET7G : Strange, why the hot weather tests for an in-production, in-service, already certified product? Isn't it just to show the plane off for QF again?
51 HAWK21M : Whats that comprise off. regds MEL
52 A380900 : I fly on Air India on wednesday from EWR to CDG on a 777. Could it be this brand new airplane? Do they already have another 777 in service? Flying a n
53 Thomsonfly : AI have a few 772's in service at the mo, VT-AIJ/K/L/R... I've been on AIK BHX-YYZ-BHX and was very impressed.... Mark
54 Gr8Circle : AI currently have 4 leased 777-200's in service....
55 Vivekman2006 : Yup. One of them, VT-AIR "Hamsadhwani" is a plain 777-200 whereas the other three are 777-200ERs.
56 Sammyk : Maybe they made some changes? Isn't this the first production model as opposed to the test frames that were delivered to PIA?
57 EI321 : Looks great, not very enthusiastic about the new livery though. The tail graphics look cheap. The art around the windows is cool though, they should p
58 WestWing : There appear to be stickers saying "EXPERIMENTAL" near doors 1L and 1R on the aircraft.
59 Amirs : Are there any pictures of the cabin?
60 Post contains images ORDRyan28 : Sorry for the confusion, but I was referring to its range, not the length of the fuselage. Thank you guys for clearing that up! There aren't too many
61 Post contains links and images Aseem : here is a sample more info can be found over here http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...ic.php?t=191&mforum=airlinersindia rgds VT-ASJ
62 Post contains links and images Jacobin777 : PK got the first of the two -200LR models (without the extra tanks)....this particular -200LR came straight from BOM.. MyAviation.net photo: Photo &c
63 Blrsea : " target=_blank>http://mmd.airindia.co.in/aimmd/tend....html Check out this document for the new features that will be incorporated into the website.
64 Nimish : Hopefully they'll also update their backend reservation systems so they don't go down so often! I think they can just look at the websites of airline
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