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First A330 For Air Asia X Takes Flight  
User currently offlineAeroplaneFreak From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9559 times:

The first Airbus A330 for Air Asia (non leased) took off from Toulouse yesterday with full colour scheme

http://www.pictaero.com/en/pictures/picture,22543

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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9553 times:
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I thought them might have put some red on the engines if only the website address, they look kind of dull compared to the plane - and I love Rollers!  Smile


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User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9525 times:

Great picture. Let's hope next year is a great year for Air Asia X. When does the first A340 arrive in the fleet?

User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6926 posts, RR: 63
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 9483 times:

So, Air Asia X and Avianca join the "A330 + Trents" club within a week or two of each other and Aeroflot is imminent.

With Thai, Swiss, Singapore Airlines and US Airways not far behind, that's seven new members in about as many months.

Happy days!  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12480 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 days ago) and read 9434 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 1):
I thought them might have put some red on the engines if only the website address, they look kind of dull compared to the plane - and I love Rollers! Smile

I agree, but knowing AK, they won't leave it like that for long; they're usually very imaginative with their liveries.

Also, while the fuselage painting is obviously done at AIrbus, this is presumably something that was done before the engines were delivered. Without being 100% sure, I would not think this would be something RR would do. I'd expect AirAsia to do some decals on the engine before it enters service.

Isn't it amazing how well an aircraft looks with just a simple red and white livery.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6926 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9272 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 4):
Also, while the fuselage painting is obviously done at AIrbus, this is presumably something that was done before the engines were delivered.

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong but surely we aren't in fact seeing the "engines". We're seeing the nacelles which are not built by RR and have never been in Derby.

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 4):
I'd expect AirAsia to do some decals on the engine before it enters service.

But that makes no sense. Air Asia X told Airbus what they wanted long ago. If they had wanted something on the engines it would be there.


User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 9009 times:



Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 2):
Great picture. Let's hope next year is a great year for Air Asia X. When does the first A340 arrive in the fleet?

I'm going to piggyback on that question and ask what kind of A340s the airline is getting?



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User currently offlineJfr From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8715 times:

I think it's February, leading up to UK service in March.

User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4683 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 8600 times:



Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 6):
I'm going to piggyback on that question and ask what kind of A340s the airline is getting?

That's the problem - nobody seems to know for sure.



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User currently offlineTriniA340 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Nov 2005, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8222 times:

Ex-Cathay A346s.... Not so?


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User currently offlineLeftWing From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6611 times:

They are introducing a Class 2 EFB Electronic FLt Bag for ..flt planning and charts services...

User currently offlineAlangirvan From New Zealand, joined Nov 2000, 2106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6572 times:

We do not seem to have access to anyone with inside knowledge, who can tell us the things we would like to know about this airline.

We are pleased to see the first of their own planes in the air. Now it would be good to see the interior, and the revolutionary new seats, that give tourist passengers more individual space in a plane that is fitted with up to 400 seats. We are all wondering if we will fit into one of those seats for 9 hours between OOL/MEL and KUL.

When the A340 comes online, you might wonder if the aircraft will have the same seating as the A330s for 13 hour flight to Europe? If AAX offer really good fares between Australia and Europe some people will be prepared to try them, but 24 hours as a sardine will be a bit trying.


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2363 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

I agree with the person who posted above to make the engines red! However it is still a nice and colorful plane!

Sorry to ask this but when are the Aeroflot A330s coming? I am guessing their going to have the RR engines too?



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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7587 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5734 times:



Quoting TriniA340 (Reply 9):
Ex-Cathay A346s.... Not so?

The CX A346s are for Hainan, aren't they?

Quoting Alangirvan (Reply 11):
When the A340 comes online, you might wonder if the aircraft will have the same seating as the A330s for 13 hour flight to Europe? If AAX offer really good fares between Australia and Europe some people will be prepared to try them, but 24 hours as a sardine will be a bit trying.

So, for the time being, the A333s will be used only for Oceania-KUL and intra-Asian sectors and European destinations will be launched only when the A340s are added to the fleet?



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6926 posts, RR: 63
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5542 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
I am guessing their going to have the RR engines too?

Yes.


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