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Iraqi Airways CRJ In ZRH  
User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1898 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 14440 times:

I was today for some minutes close to the airport in ZRH.

There I've seen a plane never seen a picture before. I think it was a Bombardier CRJ 900 (?)from Iraqi Airways.



Martial

[Edited 2008-10-06 12:46:24]

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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27308 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14414 times:



Quoting Viasa (Thread starter):
I think it was a Bombardier CRJ from Iraqi Airways.

WOW certainly looks like it . I never knew they had those.


User currently offlineOrl777 From Venezuela, joined Jun 2005, 271 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14414 times:

Wow man great catch I never Imagine that!! tell was parked in terminal area or in remote stand?

But is this a CRJ-700 or 900?


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1898 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14367 times:



Quoting Oa260 (Reply 1):
I never knew they had those.

It is the first plane on it's delivery flight:
Canadair CRJ900 c/n 15189 YMX-YYR-KEF-ZRH-EBL

Quoting Orl777 (Reply 2):
tell was parked in terminal area or in remote stand

Between terminal 1 and 2. So I think we will have very soon better picture of this nice plane.


User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27308 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14358 times:



Quoting Viasa (Reply 3):
t is the first plane on it's delivery flight:
Canadair CRJ900 c/n 15189 YMX-YYR-KEF-ZRH-EBL

Great thanks for the info. Interesting route. I wonder why the new blue livery though?


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14245 times:
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Quoting Viasa (Reply 3):
It is the first plane on it's delivery flight:
Canadair CRJ900 c/n 15189 YMX-YYR-KEF-ZRH-EBL

- Interesting! - Shame the grren has been lost to blue though.

Look forward to seeing a side on shot!



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4700 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14212 times:

They better watch out for Kuwaiti lawyers!  biggrin 


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User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1898 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 13742 times:

Here is a better picture of this aircraft

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/cfule.jpg

The new registration would be YI-AQA.


User currently offlineSeansasLCY From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 903 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 13533 times:

Its a shame they didn't keep the original livery instead of this generic colourscheme which is no different from any other airline although perhaps they are trying to keep a low profile at the moment.

User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 13510 times:



Quoting A342 (Reply 6):
They better watch out for Kuwaiti lawyers!

I thought Kuwait took assets of Iraqi Airway's current Bombardier aircraft orders.



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User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 12976 times:

As nice as the green was, I think the blue brings the livery into the 21st century. Sure the old USAir, CO, and UA color schemes were beautiful, but they simply needed updating. This does it while retaining the feel of the old scheme.

Great luck with the new airplanes and welcome to a great chance at democracy and a (free) economy.



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User currently offlineYZFOO7F From Canada, joined May 2005, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 12404 times:

That blue looks great on a CRJ. Congrats!


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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7564 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12317 times:

I think they should have kept the color green, look at the Iraqi flag, its green and white. Not blue. Why is it going to Erbul instead of Baghdad?


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User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12303 times:

Wow seems like only a short while since they ordered them!!

User currently offlineAirliner777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12237 times:

Congratulations to them!

Regards,
Airliner777


User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 12099 times:



Quoting FlyTUITravel (Reply 13):
Wow seems like only a short while since they ordered them!!

How long ago did they order it? Is there a backlog of CRJs or can airlines get them faster than A/B aircraft? Just curious. I've read in here not so many kind words regarding the CRJs so I wonder if there's a lot of demand for new builds.

I've flown CR2s and CR7s and they were always quite pleasant (although the low windows on the CR2 make looking out a bit challenging!).


User currently offlineVanguard737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 684 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11726 times:

If only it were in the classic Iraqi green!

Beautiful none the less.



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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11666 times:



Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
I thought Kuwait took assets of Iraqi Airway's current Bombardier aircraft orders.

That's what I thought too...



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 6065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 11594 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 12):
Why is it going to Erbul instead of Baghdad?

Erbil is safe compared to Baghdad.

Livery is quite a disappointment, they also made another mistake, Iraqi should have been in English near cockpit windows and in Arabic on the other side, that was the whole idea behind this on the previous livery.


User currently offlineME AVN FAN From Switzerland, joined May 2002, 13920 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10858 times:



Quoting 777way (Reply 18):
Iraqi should have been in English near cockpit

-
True, but if both scripts on the other side are in English, all scripts run from the nose towards the centre, and so it may make some sense nevertheless.


User currently offlineAsoRock From Bahrain, joined May 2006, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 10618 times:

What has been the total order from Bombardier? I' never expected this order let alone a delivery! Please someone refresh my memory..

User currently offlineCf105Arrow From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10272 times:



Quoting AsoRock (Reply 20):
What has been the total order from Bombardier? I' never expected this order let alone a delivery! Please someone refresh my memory..

In may 2008 a contract worth $398 million was signed for 10 CRJ-900 aircraft with 10 options from the aircraft manufacturer Bombardier.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25999 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 10184 times:



Quoting AsoRock (Reply 20):
What has been the total order from Bombardier? I' never expected this order let alone a delivery! Please someone refresh my memory.

Related press releases.
http://bombardier.com/en/aerospace/m...ses/details?docID=0901260d8001fb04
http://bombardier.com/en/aerospace/m...ses/details?docID=0901260d8001fd75


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4700 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 10027 times:



Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 9):
I thought Kuwait took assets of Iraqi Airway's current Bombardier aircraft orders.



Quoting BA (Reply 17):
That's what I thought too...

Here's a link:

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...s-to-seize-iraq-bound-crj900s.html

Maybe you're right, I'm not an expert on legal terms, especially when it's not my native language.  Smile



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User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9746 times:

Quote:
Iraq's Government, rather than Iraqi Airways, is formally listed as the customer for the 737s and CRJ900s on order.

"Recent statements from Baghdad have suggested that the orders of aircraft to be flown by Iraqi Airways were made by the Iraqi state to avoid potential liability to Kuwait Airways," says the law firm.


http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...s-to-seize-iraq-bound-crj900s.html

Taken directly from the article above.


-m

  

[Edited 2008-10-08 04:15:28]

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