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Will This AC 763 Get Repainted?  
User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1410 posts, RR: 22
Posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6373 times:


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After reading the caption at the bottom I was wondering if they are going to paint her while they are doing the project XM conversion. Any word on if they will or not?

Cal  airplane 


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User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2162 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6123 times:

I'm sure an AC employee can confirm, but I believe the intent of the makeover was to coincide with scheduled heavy maintenance, after which a conversion to the new livery would be made. So, in short, yes.


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6098 times:

You mean Crest toothpaste colored?



User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2162 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

Don't be insulting, man.


It's Aquafresh.


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5693 times:

No. Aqua Fresh is striped. Only good ol' fashioned Crest leaves Air Canada aircraft with that fresh, minty feeling at the start of a new day.



User currently offlinePowercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5676 times:

It's Crest. Clean mint extra whitening to be exact. That specific flavor even has the metallic sparkle to it in the right lighting.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5659 times:



Quoting Powercube (Reply 5):
Clean mint extra whitening to be exact

So when are they going to wash all that ugly toothpaste off?  Big grin


User currently offlinePowercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5617 times:



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
So when are they going to wash all that ugly toothpaste off?

Right around the time Colgate becomes their major creditor  Big grin


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5568 times:



Quoting Powercube (Reply 7):
Right around the time Colgate becomes their major creditor

Whoa! That's not too far away. I believe a week from Friday is about right. Hot damn!


User currently offlineSebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1665 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5549 times:

As for the OP's question which none of you have a clue how to answer, one first has to know whether the aircraft in question is one of those leaving on sublease. If so, it won't be painted. If it stays in the fleet, it is being painted.

User currently offlinePowercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5549 times:



Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
Whoa! That's not too far away. I believe a week from Friday is about right. Hot damn!

The problem is, then we'll get "extreme cinnamon"/"whatever the metallic purple grape flavor stuff is called" covered aircraft. The paint costs will quadruple overnight.


User currently offlineFighterPilot From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1410 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5378 times:



Quoting Sebring (Reply 9):
As for the OP's question which none of you have a clue how to answer, one first has to know whether the aircraft in question is one of those leaving on sublease. If so, it won't be painted. If it stays in the fleet, it is being painted.

Thank you.

But if it's leaving for sublease why bother XM'ing it in the first place?

Cal  airplane 



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4106 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

Sadly, one AC 762 that won't be rejoining the fleet ever likely if you read the caption:

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User currently offlineMrBrightSide From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 202 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5017 times:

If its not a burden, could anyone say what happened to that particular a/c? Can't imagine they would actually use one plane for spare parts, when there is a need to keep this expensive birds in the air at all times...?


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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1986 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

I know alot of the AC planes are being put through XM alot faster then the regular sched maintenance. This is for the brand name, if this is the case it may be that the airplane is just going in for XM and out. It could be a year or two away from a major overhaul, better get it done now, then have pax fly around in the old seats.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25652 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4929 times:



Quoting MrBrightSide (Reply 13):
If its not a burden, could anyone say what happened to that particular a/c? Can't imagine they would actually use one plane for spare parts, when there is a need to keep this expensive birds in the air at all times...?

All 8 early AC non-ER 767-200s have now been retired and several have been scrapped. The one in the photo above was AC's first 767, delivered October 30, 1982. It was the 16th 767 built. Other operators of early 767-200s including AA, UA and DL retired their much larger fleets years ago.

However AC still has one 767-200 (converted to ER) in service, C-FVNM (photo below) that is almost as old as their first. It's the 18th 767 off the line and if not mistaken is now the oldest 767 flying. It's definitely AC's oldest aircraft in service. It's not an original AC 767 but was delivered to CI in 1983 then went to NZ in 1989. AC acquired it in 1995.


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A small British carrier, UK International Airlines, has 2 older ex-UA 767-200s, the 4th and 5th built, but their operating license was suspended earlier this month. They had only begun service last October from EMA to SHJ and ISB. They say the suspension of service is temporary.


User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4904 times:

About time they do GEOU and GEOQ, these are my favorite 767s in their fleet.


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User currently offlinePowercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4875 times:



Quoting AC777LR (Reply 16):
About time they do GEOU and GEOQ, these are my favorite 767s in their fleet.

Now I have to know, what makes them the best?


User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4844 times:



Quoting Powercube (Reply 17):
Now I have to know, what makes them the best?

Who said anything about being the best? Not me, I don't know what is the best all I know is that I like them the best!!!



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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4823 times:



Quote:
This is one of the last Air Canada planes with the old livery (1993-2008).

The photographer is mistaken, this is one of the old Canadian 'Proud Wings' 763s, so it would have only received the AC livery about 7 years ago and not in 1993 as stated.

I am certain it will roll out completely refreshed.



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User currently offlineAC777LR From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 487 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4617 times:

Also this airframe was built in 1999 as well, It is the newest 767-375ERs in the fleet.


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User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2162 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4452 times:



Quoting Sebring (Reply 9):
As for the OP's question which none of you have a clue how to answer

I'm sorry a few of us diverted for an instant to a topic not meeting your obvious high standards. Forgive us for not leaping onto a more meritous discussion in line with the expected degree of adherence to a single point.
Your contributions, while often helpful, are frequently eclipsed by outbursts of arrogance, pomp and condescension. It has resulted in temporary bans from certain forums if I'm not mistaken. May it be better in those cases to refrain from posting? That last question was of course rhetorical.

Amusing isn't it, that a definitive answer to the OP question has yet to be received.



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User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4434 times:

I assume nothing came from that little experiment of stripping the paint off a 767 and leaving it bare to save weight.

Looked awful i must say.


User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2162 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4345 times:

They abandoned the trial, thankfully. Not sure what their rationale was, but I can't imagine many executives relished the thought of projecting that image of their company to the world. It was indeed hideous.


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User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2249 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

They found the costs of stripping the paint and pollishing it didn't offset the costs sufficiently. The amount of paint actually weighs a fair bit.

User currently offlinePowercube From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 25, posted (6 years 9 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4318 times:



Quoting AC777LR (Reply 18):

Who said anything about being the best? Not me, I don't know what is the best all I know is that I like them the best!!!

Ah, well still, why do you like them better?

Also, about the metal scheme, I think it might be cool on a plane that was delivered new in that scheme- like a CX silver-bullet freighter. I'd love to see a 77W in that scheme (Since we'll never see AA with any :p)


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