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Mystery A318 Elite  
User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Does anyone know whose Elite this is going to be - who's next in line to receive their first? Is this the livery that NAS or Jet Alliance would use for their birds?


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 thumbsup  Very smart paint job. drool  I wonder if a private individual placed an undisclosed order?  scratchchin 

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User currently offlineOrbis From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 244 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

A month ago I learned that Mexican Tycoon Mr. Jorge Vergara (Omnilife) was about to receive his ACJ directly from Tolouse. I wonder if this may be it. Althought if this is it, its livery is very dull and boring (yet elegant) when comparing it to its predecesor BBJ "Nilambara".


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Why is Vergara replacing his old BBJ with a new A318?

User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2726 times:

Maybe he wants to fly in and out of LCY.


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User currently offlineOrbis From Mexico, joined Dec 2003, 244 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 2):
Why is Vergara replacing his old BBJ with a new A318?

The BBJ was sold in 2005 in a very profitable operation (Vergara Style) and temporarily replaced by a G-IV.


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AFAIK. He got a very good deal with Airbus too.



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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2428 times:

Quoting Orbis (Reply 1):
Mr. Jorge Vergara (Omnilife) was about to receive his ACJ directly from Tolouse. I wonder if this may be it.

Could be, or it could also be the original ACJ (A319-based).

Quoting Orbis (Reply 1):
Althought if this is it, its livery is very dull and boring (yet elegant) when comparing it to its predecesor BBJ "Nilambara".

I found colour schemes of the A318's charter company customers on Airbus' website, and these suggest the subject a/c is not theirs.....

http://www.airbus.com/store/photolib...object_image_lowres_ACJ_NAS_mr.jpg

http://www.airbus.com/store/photolib...owres_A318Elite_Jetalliance_mr.jpg

http://www.airbus.com/store/photolib...e_lowres_A318_Elite_Petters_mr.jpg

.....unless NAS plans a different livery from the ACJ for their Elites.

Quoting Whappeh (Reply 3):
Maybe he wants to fly in and out of LCY.

The Elite would have to be especially modified to do MEX-LCY nonstop.

Quoting Orbis (Reply 4):

The BBJ was sold in 2005 in a very profitable operation (Vergara Style) and temporarily replaced by a G-IV.

AFAIK. He got a very good deal with Airbus too.

Aside from gaining on the exchange, he might've needed less space than the BBJ but more than the G-IV. Perhaps, he'd use the Elite if he wants more capacity on shorter trips, and the Gulfstream for long distance business.

[Edited 2007-06-07 19:58:29]

[Edited 2007-06-07 19:59:57]


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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Thread starter):
Does anyone know whose Elite this is going to be

This A318 is reported for Comlux Aviation


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 6):

This A318 is reported for Comlux Aviation

Any links? Are they changing the livery from this.....

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.....or are they having a different scheme for each of their Elites?



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User currently offlineUscgc130 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 2):
Why is Vergara replacing his old BBJ with a new A318?

Maybe it got dusty.  Smile


User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 7):
.....or are they having a different scheme for each of their Elites?

...or any of their planes:
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...=5&prev_id=1193536&next_id=1190019
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...=8&prev_id=1116666&next_id=1089718
http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...hoto_nr=1&prev_id=&next_id=1175257


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2160 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 9):
...or any of their planes:

Although latterly, some of their jets show a strong corporate identity.....

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Not saying that couldn't change, mind. Paying a huge sum of money, the client could always prefer to fly on something anonymous and less obviously "rented" - one which would convey "ownership" or individuality.

[Edited 2007-06-07 23:05:42]


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User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

According AirlinersGallery.Com it's for Jet Alliance
http://airlinersgallery.blogspot.com...nces-second-elite-is-pictured.html


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Quoting AMSSFO (Reply 11):
According AirlinersGallery.Com it's for Jet Alliance

Which begs the question - "Where is their first Elite?" IIRC, their earlier order is for an ACJ.

http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...ems/06_05_17_jetalliance_a318.html



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User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1920 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 12):
Which begs the question - "Where is their first Elite?"

Jet Alliance purchased 1 A318 Elite on June 16th, 2006, followed by an order for 2 additional ones on March 26th, 2007.
However, no A318 has been delivered yet to Jet Alliance.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Quoting Breiz (Reply 13):
However, no A318 has been delivered yet to Jet Alliance.

Raising the possibility that this enigmatic Elite is for them (post that it's for Comlux notwithstanding). That premise however, brings up a couple of questions. Could they get their order in a year (June 2006-present) ahead of (assuming later delivery was not specified) NAS, a launch customer for this variant? And again, the issue of a different livery (inconclusive, admittedly) than was previously presented?.....

http://www.airbus.com/store/photolib...owres_A318Elite_Jetalliance_mr.jpg

Quoting Breiz (Reply 13):
followed by an order for 2 additional ones on March 26th, 2007.

Curious that this and the previous press releases did not indicate a delivery date.....

http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...es_items/06_10_17_jetalliance.html



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3565 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1617 times:
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Quoting Breiz (Reply 9):
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