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Airliners.net Exclusive..First Look At Etihad A320  
User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 hours ago) and read 15326 times:

Hi every one sorry for the bad quality of the photos.
This is Etihad A320 … it looks nice and hopefully we can see more of these babies in the fleet soon.

Enjoy …. ^_^

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/babyboy_uae/EYA320.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/babyboy_uae/EYA320-2.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/babyboy_uae/EYA320-1.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff27/babyboy_uae/EYA320-3.jpg

[Edited 2007-09-03 02:29:44]

[Edited 2007-09-03 02:30:36]

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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 hours ago) and read 15258 times:

Quoting EtihadAirways (Thread starter):
This is Etihad A320

That was quick! They only announced the introduction of the A320's a few weeks back.... was obviously in the pipeline for a while. I presume this aircraft is on lease from somewhere?

Although I'm not a big fan of EY's livery, I must say it looks quite good on the A320.



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 hours ago) and read 15224 times:

Awesome...looks great. thanks for posting.


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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 hours ago) and read 15215 times:

great! on which routes this baby will operate'?

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8093 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 hours ago) and read 15182 times:

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 1):
Although I'm not a big fan of EY's livery, I must say it looks quite good on the A320.

I agree. That weird eagle shit on the tail is downright menacing. But they're a very promising airline, I have flown their 777-300s from London to Abu Dhabi en route to and from Iran and had great flights, some of the best ever. Another couple of years and they'll really be rocking and rolling. And to come back to what Joker said, that livery looks great on the A320, even the spooky eagle shit. Alway like the fuselage design actually but here again, it looks really great on the A320.

I bet Etihad's A320s are really pimped out like the MEA A321s (only 150 pax), proper big business class seats in the front, AVOD throughout etc.

(As a complete tangent, I was impressed to discover last week that Belavia's 737-500s have a fantastic business class, huge and comfortable recliners (2-2) with masses of legroom. Three rows goes almost back to the wing.)



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User currently offlineCartoonranger From United Arab Emirates, joined Aug 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14817 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
I agree. That weird eagle shit on the tail is downright menacing. But they're a very promising airline, I have flown their 777-300s from London to Abu Dhabi en route to and from Iran and had great flights, some of the best ever.

I agree. They are expanding quickly, but they appear to be trying to keep quality over quantity. I'm a big fan of most of the middle east carriers but i think with the rapid expansion of EK and QR, often, some service is lost.


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14787 times:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 3):
great! on which routes this baby will operate'?

They are planning to use it on the inter gulf routes like DOH,BAH, etc as they obviously realized that it is not to good to send a 332 or even bigger on these routes.  Smile


User currently offlineAirnewzealand From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 2542 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14750 times:

I really like the Etihad livery (More than EK)...

The fuselage is fantastic (painted) and the colours they use are amazing. I saw it up close on the SYD tarmac not too long ago and all i can say is whom ever designed it did a fantastic job. I hear the interior is really nice too!!

Cheers


User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14750 times:

Beautiful! I love the EY livery and it looks great o the A320. Who did they lease it from?

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26953 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 14738 times:

Very nice looks great in EY livery. Cant wait to see the interior.

User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14467 times:

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 6):
They are planning to use it on the inter gulf routes like DOH,BAH, etc as they obviously realized that it is not to good to send a 332 or even bigger on these routes. Smile

smart move as this will open widebody capacity on other routes they are needed for


User currently offlineEIDAA From Ireland, joined Oct 2006, 829 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14452 times:
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Anyone know where they are getting these aircraft from?

Thanks



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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14445 times:

A bit more information on the A320 shown above.

The aircraft is an A320-211 equiped with CFM engines. It is ex. C-FMST of Air Canada and is leased from LAT Charter of Riga.

-

The A320 shown above is the first of six A320s to join the EY fleet. Three will join in September and October. The other three will arrive in 2008.

The configuration is:
Business Class: 20
Economy Class: 120

The first city to be served was Tehran on the 1st September. Cities to be served with the A320s are Beirut, Dammam, Karachi, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Amman, Damascus and Tehran.

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 14328 times:

and what about the seats? Are these the seats which are installed in their widebody fleet?

User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2679 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14048 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
The first city to be served was Tehran on the 1st September. Cities to be served with the A320s are Beirut, Dammam, Karachi, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Amman, Damascus and Tehran.

I think people will be disappointed about the downgrade from A332 to A320. Cairo must be more than 3 hours flight from Abu Dahbi!

[Edited 2007-09-03 17:08:52]


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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 14048 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
ex. C-FMST of Air Canada

C/n 350, built 1992.

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
The configuration is:
Business Class: 20
Economy Class: 120

Same as AC - presumably they do not have the old AC seats...



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User currently offlineMataus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 13393 times:

Air Malta are suppling a/c and crew from the end of this month.

Mataus


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 12928 times:

I'm pleasantly surprised, this is one of the first things they've done that differs from EK!  duck 

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
The first city to be served was Tehran on the 1st September. Cities to be served with the A320s are Beirut, Dammam, Karachi, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Kuwait, Amman, Damascus and Tehran.

....Also

Thiruvananthapuram
Day x135 EY270/271
Day 247 EY272/273

&

Kochi
Day 135 EY282/283
Day x247 EY280/281



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 12672 times:

I think that livery would have looked great on a 737-800 with winglets.


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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3767 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 12016 times:

Quoting Mataus (Reply 16):
Air Malta are suppling a/c and crew from the end of this month.

Yes for 9H-AEQ and 9H-AEP. Both A320-214 models from Air Malta.

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11108 times:

I was wondering if one of these UAE carriers would ever order a narrowbody. Glad to see Etihad did it, makes sense. Is Emirates up next?


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently onlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4324 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10918 times:

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 7):
I really like the Etihad livery (More than EK)...

The fuselage is fantastic (painted) and the colours they use are amazing.

I agree more with Cedarjet that this eagle tail is more the flag of some intimidating and currupt dictatorship and not fit for a 21st century free airline.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10672 times:

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
I bet Etihad's A320s are really pimped out like the MEA A321s (only 150 pax), proper big business class seats in the front, AVOD throughout etc.

Ummm.... nope. They are actually pretty high density. Roughly akin to what you might find on a major US or European carrier.

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 15):

Same as AC - presumably they do not have the old AC seats...

I should hope that they aren't keeping AC's interior config.... but that does sort of sound like it... kind of higher density than I had expected. If nothing else, they'd HAVE to get new seat covers.... AC's are quite distinctive.

Quoting MEA-707" class=quote target=_blank>MEA-707 (Reply 21):
I agree more with Cedarjet that this eagle tail is more the flag of some intimidating and currupt dictatorship and not fit for a 21st century free airline.

God forbid an aircraft livery shows a little character, it must be from some dictatorship. It isn't white like the European flag airlines, oh no!



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User currently offlineRIXrat From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 10398 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 12):
It is ex. C-FMST of Air Canada and is leased from LAT Charter of Riga.



Quoting B742 (Reply 19):
Yes for 9H-AEQ and 9H-AEP. Both A320-214 models from Air Malta.

Can someone tell my why Etihad is leasing a A320 from LAT Charter in RIX, then getting aircraft from Air Malta, while in July 2007 LAT Charter leased an A320 (YL-LCC) for three years to Air Malta. Is this a banker's game of some sort?


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8592 times:

Quoting LY777 (Reply 14):
I think people will be disappointed about the downgrade from A332 to A320. Cairo must be more than 3 hours flight from Abu Dahbi!

3 hours is nothing on an A320... Although if I was a local there, I would be disappointed about a fairly large downgrade like that as well.



Scotty doesn't know...
25 Post contains images BigTom : Just for your info: the eagle design is the national symbol of the UAE government. I wouldn't disparage it if I were you. It is definitely not meant
26 YOWza : Looks sweet. I'm glad EY are taking on narrow bodies. I'm still not totally sold on EKs wide bodies only approach. With only 3 320s? (3 are coming int
27 EtihadAirways : Can't agree more with wat you said about the Etihad logo ... Thanks ... ^_^ Yes your right .. would love to see it on the B737 Thanks for the info ..
28 Post contains images Ronerone : Officially yes, however internally, they made a decision on this since last March, if not before. So it most definitely was in the plans for quite so
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