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Surinam Airways A343 Arrives In Suriname!  
User currently offlineAnair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10288 times:

Thought I'd start a fresh post here about Surinam Airways' A343....

CONGRATULATIONS to Surinam Airways!!!

TCP finally made it here in Suriname this afternoon. PZ-TCP is now named "Palulu" (a Surinamese flower) which landed just after 2pm local time. This former F-GLZG from Air France is now in stunning colors of Surinam Airways, and today it made a historic flight to SMJP/PBM.

Here are some facts:
- Today, exactly 75 Yrs ago, a Fokker F-XVIII PH-AIS made its way to PBM, from AMS (a flight which took 54hrs and 27min) thanks to a good friend in Holland for the info.
- Today, exactly 1 Month ago (Nov 13th): TCP then still in the former reg F-GLZG made its first appearance at AMS in old colors.
- Today Dec 13th, PY receives its first High Tech - Airbus (Fly By Wire aircraft), the A340-311

Also in other news, PY is going for their 2nd A343 mid next year to capture the charter market/business. PY may also be going for a dedicated Cargo Ops, aircraft possibly a full Cargo config 737.

TCP will be on the ground here at SMJP/PBM for a bit as they still have to do touch and goes as well as do their Demo flight which is still uncertain. Looks like they want to shoot for next week but I have my doubts as some of the stuff is possibly not yet ready. Lets see what this week brings.

Here are some photos:


TCP doing a flyby @ 700ft above the RWY!


Just after 2pm local, TCP touches down on RWY 11 @ JAP Int'l Airport, Zanderij


TCP taxies with flags past the Glider Club turning off on TWY "C" for a wash-IN.


TCP receives an ARFF Water Canon Salute (wash-in), by one of the airports latest addition ARFF Trucks (the one with the snozzle)


TCP taxies to the PY hangar with flags raised out of the windows, to proceed to the official ceremony and unveiling of its new name "Palulu".

Check out the last pics of the SMJP Album

~Anair80

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User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 10241 times:

Thanks for posting this big event for Surinam Airways.

What a stunning looking bird she is!!!
Big congratulations to PY!!  Smile



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User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10068 times:

wow the pics look good.
nice. Congrats to Surinam.



Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
User currently offlineDennys From France, joined May 2001, 883 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 9878 times:

thanks for your excellent pictures ! especially the two first . I am so glad to se this beauty flying for PY . I whish they flew new destinations in E. U . I have heard PY would get another A343 , is that true ?

Thanks

regards

dennys


User currently offlineJensobreuer From Germany, joined Jun 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9504 times:

When can we expect her for the first time @AMS with her final registration?

User currently offlineLuxair From Suriname, joined Jan 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9405 times:

wawwww thanks so much for posting this beautiful pictures! Can't wait to see her in real in AMS!!! What a beauty!!!


Marvin Lee Cooper
User currently onlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2327 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9334 times:

Will she be fitted with a new interior or will she keep the standard AF interior?


ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 319 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8717 times:

The Business Class has Air France L'Espace 127 Business Class seats, a generation before the current Air France L'Espace Affaires (NEV) seats.
Regarding Economy Class seats, I have no idea what airlines they're from. The only thing I do know is that they're not from Air France nor from KLM. The seats do have PTV's though, not sure if they work though...
Forgot to add, the carpet is the Air France carpet.

[Edited 2009-12-14 08:30:12]

[Edited 2009-12-14 08:31:02]


To fly, or not to fly: that is the question
User currently offlineAnair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 8518 times:

Also PY is planning on operating 4 to 6 flights per week AMS-PBM v.v.

And i believe they are the same as AF, even the same curtains are used + the all blue interior unless that is just a standard package you get from leasing from ILFC.

Here is a link you can follow of the arrival at SMJP, from the STVS News team. (It is in Dutch though, but images speak a 1000 words right!)

STVS News


User currently offlineSingel09 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6868 times:
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what will happen to the Queen, the 747-300, they used?

User currently offlineAnair80 From Suriname, joined Oct 2000, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6778 times:



Quoting Singel09 (Reply 9):
what will happen to the Queen, the 747-300, they used?

I hear two things happening:

1. It got sold, (To who? no clue)
2. It will go to the dessert in the USA for its final flight. (again, no movement regarding this)

If #2 is the case, they could be in the process of getting the approval paperwork to fly down to the dessert.


User currently offlineBlast From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 120 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6529 times:



Quoting Anair80 (Thread starter):
Here are some photos:

Thx for these pics! It actually looks stunning. I have never been a fan of white airliners, but somehow this livery is alive and is a far cry from booooring Eurowhite liveries, (Lufthansa, Iberia and the likes).


User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2888 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5308 times:
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Very pretty. What is their total fleet now? And the ultimate question: will the join an alliance?


The world is missing love, let's use our flights to spread it!
User currently offlineSpl From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

Here in Amsterdam is a slot reserved for the 747-300.
Flight will be on the 16th and destination: MZJ/Marana/Pinal.
Flightnumer will be SLM001.

So looks like the last flight ever...


Groeten Martijn


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