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B763ER Repair on Nat Geographic: Question On Aircraft Livery  
User currently offlineThemightydude From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6518 times:

I'm watching a show on TV right now "World's Toughest Fixes"

They are repairing a 767-300ER that was backed into a blast barrier at CDG.

They have covered up the logos and what not for the show so I can't tell what airline it is..was just wondering if anyone knew.

from the bottom of the tail, it is covered with green paint..then a white stripe, then rest of the tail to the top is red...there is also a long thick green line running down the side of the aircraft.

It's not Alitalia..not eva air.

Just wondering if anyone know which airline this is?

Thanks!


themightydude
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User currently offlineJOEYCAPPS From Italy, joined Jul 2008, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6504 times:

Could be Emirates..?
I'm thinking it is Alitalia based on your description, and I dont think Emirates operated the 763 although I could be mistaken.


User currently offlineThemightydude From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

Nope..not Emirates.

Also the green strip doesn't go down the whole airplane...I was wrong...it only goes down about a quarter of the way.

It also comes over the top of the fuselage as well until it ends..whenit ends, it becomes to be striped vertically..so it goes from solid green, to vertical green line...white..vertical green line..white..that is on the fuselage.



themightydude
User currently offlineThemightydude From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

Forgot to add this, but its not alitalia I don't think...from the alitalia tails I've seen, they're close, but don't match.


themightydude
User currently offlineJOEYCAPPS From Italy, joined Jul 2008, 200 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6446 times:

http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...t-fixes/3341/Overview#tab-Photos/5

Thats the tail, correct?


User currently offlineThemightydude From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6438 times:

Yep...thats the tail.


themightydude
User currently offlineThemightydude From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6430 times:

I should of searched this forum first...I found another post similar to mine..

Looks like its Air Seychelles.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-S...elles/Boeing-767-37D-ER/1253335/M/

Never heard of them before..



themightydude
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4733 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6377 times:

Air Seychelles.

oops - someone already beat me to it

[Edited 2008-09-28 20:55:37]


Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineEICVD From Ireland, joined Mar 2008, 2129 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6071 times:



Quoting Themightydude (Reply 6):
Looks like its Air Seychelles

Thats what I thought when I read the OP. The picture only confirmed it.



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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

I just watched that a few hours ago (gotta love DVRs). I found it very interesting! We can be sure that someone lost their job because of that accident.

User currently offlineThemightydude From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5122 times:

No doubt...I couldn't imagine a $5.1 million price tag.

Wonder how much Boeing charges for labor on that job.



themightydude
User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4389 times:
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HM's S7-AHM is indeed the aircraft involved in the repair.

I'd opened a thread on this when the show was airing, but it apparently vanished ... (shrug)

The only photo of the accident appears to be on jetphotos.net, here :

http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6143996

Shown in the show is the removal of the rudder, removal of the entire tail, the removal and replacement of the pressure dome, and then the reassembly. Very interesting!

The host, a professional rigger by trade, apparently was actually involved and helped with the rigging/cranework during the repair (unlike many of today's "reality" tv show hosts).

The repair took place, btw, in the old Concorde hangar at CDG, with all aircraft logos and identifying information completely covered.

The "brief" on the accident itself is here :

http://www.jacdec.de/news/months/07_12.htm (scroll down to 24.12.2007)

and press releases by the country/airline are here (damage, repair, return to service) :

http://www.nation.sc/index.php?art=11064
http://www.nation.sc/index.php?art=11463
http://www.nation.sc/index.php?art=11643

The show airs again on 10/11/08.

Of note, the show went out of its way to point out that the repair -- when finished -- returned the aircraft to an as-rolled-out-of-the-factory condition, certified by the Boeing techs who performed the repair.

(and remember, unlike the JAL dome fix, this repair replaced, not patched, the dome)

- litz


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4243 times:

You guys rule,

I watched that show over two weeks ago and wondered the same thing. I even got to think it was a VIP 763.

Incredible to see how such a small accident can force the airline to bring special Boeing techs to remove the whole tail, add a big bubble-styled thing to keep the pressure even, and take an airplane out of service for so long!

That's what makes aviation such a wonderful thing. I realized how symmetric the airplanes are in this program... it's all about perfection.

Thanks!



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