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First Brand New AZ A330 Delivered Yesterday  
User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 19762 times:

The first brand new A330, originally ordered by AirOne, has been delivered to Alitalia yesterday evening.

This new a/c, equipped with full flat seat in J and with the Panasonic EX2 IFE system, will start the commercial flights on Jul 11th (MXP-NRT).
In the next few weeks, a second one will be delivered as well.
They will serve the Japanese and US destinations from MXP.

Here below a link where you can find the pictures of the yesterday departure from TLS.

http://www.romaspotters.it/forum/vie....php?f=7&t=1886&view=unread#unread

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User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 19639 times:
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Very nice facelift of the AZ livery. I like it very much and looks great on the A332.

How many they will receive? And how is the progress on the other AZ Aircrafts will modify there present livery.



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User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 19588 times:

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 1):

How many they will receive? And how is the progress on the other AZ Aircrafts will modify there present livery.

The total amount of the ordered A330 should be 12, plus 12 options for the A350.

These new 330 should replace the 767 fleet and the 2 "old" 330 previously owned by AirOne.

About the existing fleet modifications, no news on the repainting process (it seems it has been stopped, at least in the last months) but they are close to complete the cabin refurbishment of the "old" A319-320-321 a/c, now equipped with Recaro ultraslim seats.

[Edited 2010-07-07 03:36:02]

[Edited 2010-07-07 03:39:05]

User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1560 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 19454 times:

Looks nice indeed. Too bad they don't have the logo painted on the winglet though, would have made it complete.


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User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 19141 times:
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Thanks for posting the link to the photos of AZ's new 332! She's definitely a beautiful bird. After NRT, will JFK be the second destination to be flown with the 332s?

User currently offlineTYCOON From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 393 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 19138 times:

Nice!! Alitalia has always been a staunch "namer" of the aircraft in its fleet. I see that this A330 does not have a name... yet. Anyone know what the names will be for the A330s?

User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 19046 times:

Quoting laca773 (Reply 4):
Thanks for posting the link to the photos of AZ's new 332! She's definitely a beautiful bird. After NRT, will JFK be the second destination to be flown with the 332s?

It should be MIA or JFK

Quoting TYCOON (Reply 5):
Nice!! Alitalia has always been a staunch "namer" of the aircraft in its fleet. I see that this A330 does not have a name... yet. Anyone know what the names will be for the A330s?

The aircraft's name is "Raffaello Sanzio" so I guess that this fleet will be dedicated to the famous Reinassance Italian painters.


User currently offline777 From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 18248 times:

Here below the first pics of the a/c inside the hangar at FCO.

In some of them you can see the new Economy Plus Class and the new Magnifica Class (J) with the full flat seats.

http://www.romaspotters.it/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1889

In the next couple of days it will be presented during a ceremony at MXP.


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1891 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 17957 times:

I am going to shake the moment I see this plane approaching in MIA or JFK. Seriously. What a beauty!

Quoting laca773 (Reply 4):
After NRT, will JFK be the second destination to be flown with the 332s?

Inaugural flights loaded in the GDS are as follows:

AZ 786 MXP - NRT
07/11/10 2:00 PM - 07/12/10 9:25 AM
A330

AZ 787 NRT - MXP
07/12/10 12:05 PM - 07/12/10 6:10 PM
A330

In August, MXP - MIA y MXP - JFK resume with the new equipment:

AZ 636 MXP - MIA
08/12/10 11:50 AM - 08/12/10 4:50 PM
A330

AZ 637 MIA - MXP
08/12/10 6:30 PM - 08/13/10 10:20 AM
A330

AZ 604 MXP - JFK
08/10/10 1:25 PM - 08/10/10 4:30 PM
A330

AZ 605 JFK - MXP
08/10/10 7:20 PM - 08/11/10 9:30 AM
A330

I'd give a leg to fly these inaugural flights.  

Cheers.



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User currently offlineKU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 17073 times:

Those engines look so beautiful on A330's much better than the ugly looking RR's IMO.

Sorry RR guys, no offense.

[Edited 2010-07-07 09:02:25]


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16089 times:

Quoting 777 (Reply 2):
the cabin refurbishment of the "old" A319-320-321 a/c, now equipped with Recaro ultraslim seats.

Any photos of the new seats in AZ aircraft?

The A330 looks fantastic (of course!)


User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15993 times:
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Quoting KU747 (Reply 9):
Those engines look so beautiful on A330's much better than the ugly looking RR's IMO.

Sorry RR guys, no offense.

Sure not, but everyones's taste as I find the A33x more special with RR engines  



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User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2176 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15660 times:

Congrats AZ! Nice to see AZ 'andare avanti' again, and get itself one of the finest and most modern long-range aircraft available.
I think Italy deserves to be home of a major airline, at least the size and importance of KL or IB. AZ has been a bit far from that lately, but hopefully their troubles are now a thing of the past. With a 772 and 332 fleet, they will have the best tools to become a solid player in Europe, and both MXP and FCO have the potential to become significant hubs in Europe, which can nicely complement the busy CDG and AMS, in particular for destinations towards the South and South-East as distances are a bit shorter.
Also, having a reliable, reputable major airline will indirectly benefit to the rest of Italy's economy, which currently is not at its best... After all, it is well known that Italians are faithful (or would love to be faithful if it was not in such trouble) to their home airline, so it can't really fail if it is wisely managed. Hopefully AZ is taking this path again.

May we dream of an A346 or 77W fleet at AZ one day? Or say, maybe the A350 to take over the 772 and offer bigger capacity?   



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User currently offlinedldtw1962 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15420 times:

Nice to see AZ starting to get new long haul aircraft. They need it badly.

User currently offlineivo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15424 times:

This one EI-EJG is c/n1123
Next one EI-EJH is c/n1135 and will be delivered in Aug or Sept.

Ivo


User currently offlineLHRspotter From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15203 times:

Why the Irish registrations?

User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 15149 times:

Quoting LHRspotter (Reply 15):
Why the Irish registrations?

Most likely the fact that the company AZ leases their planes from is from Ireland, hence the EI register. I am quite curious as to what the inside of this beautiful A330 will look like?



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User currently offlineicna05e From France, joined Feb 2006, 296 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14674 times:

Waaou, that makes a lot of EZY planes at Toulouse!!!

Oh and yes, this is a nice looking airplane. I hope it will help AZ to restore its image.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14386 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 16):
I am quite curious as to what the inside of this beautiful A330 will look like?

Check out the link in "reply 7" - there are some interior shots taken inside a hangar


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2296 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13997 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 18):
Check out the link in "reply 7" - there are some interior shots taken inside a hangar

Wow what a beautiful plane both inside and out!



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User currently offlinejah718 From Ireland, joined Sep 2009, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13901 times:

Just curious as to why the reg of the plane is EI-EJG. Is EI not aer lingus registration?

BTW, really nice interior, those J seats look similar to EK J seats.


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9708 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 13878 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 16):
I am quite curious as to what the inside of this beautiful A330 will look like?

You can see cabin photos in reply 7.

A388


User currently offlinejanmnastami From Italy, joined Apr 2008, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12991 times:

Quoting jah718 (Reply 20):
Just curious as to why the reg of the plane is EI-EJG. Is EI not aer lingus registration?
Quoting SXDFC (Reply 16):
Most likely the fact that the company AZ leases their planes from is from Ireland, hence the EI register.


User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12719 times:

That has to be one of the more beautiful European liveries on Europe' sweetest widebody! I Like! When does she enter service and on what routes?


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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3658 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12637 times:

Congrats AZ!




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25 WesternA318 : My apologies for not reading the WHOLE thread, lol, especially when posted by my friend 797!
26 trex8 : are the J seats the same as Swiss' ?
27 797 : Apologies not accepted. Now you have to come to MIA on the day it flies for the first time to be forgiven. Haha. Truly though, this is by far the bes
28 WesternA318 : Then I'll have to wait until I catch AV's 332 to BOG for the acceptance, lol, as I wont have my pasport back from the Passport office here by then! B
29 Post contains images usafdo : The interior cabin pictures posted by "Roma Spotters Club" are really boring. They should have hired some interior designers to develop a warm and inv
30 baw716 : I am VERY happy to see that AZ is getting more of the A332 in the fleet. The A332 complements the medium/short haul A319/A320/A321s and the A332 with
31 alitalia744 : Fantastic looking airplane for a fantastic airline. The interior could have been a little more colorful, but it fits with AZ's love of grey for everyt
32 OA412 : Indeed, that's the one issue I have with these otherwise nice looking aircraft. That dull gray interior is so very drab. Just a little splash of colo
33 Post contains images alitalia744 : Perhaps it's to make the AZ FAs stand out....could be true given the men still change jackets for the meal service....
34 Post contains links 777 : Could you please tell us how good was the famous "certified regional menu" that AZ has recently introduced (with a lot of adv here in Italy) as meal
35 Slinky09 : Looks a great airplane on the outside, really attractive, but ... ... couldn't agree more on the inside, drab is the word that comes to mind. Glad to
36 oa260 : Very nice , congrats to AZ. I like the interior. Quite clinical and clean looking.
37 baw716 : I was wrong...AZ went with a very similar, but Italian product to the Thompson solution. The seats are canted slightly away from center, which gives i
38 motorhussy : Wish there was some colour (character) in biz. Great otherwise.
39 Rafabozzolla : It looks to me that it's the same solution (with different fit and finish) used by EK on the A380 and Etihad. Are you sure it's an Italian product?
40 LIPZ : First revenue flight for EI-EJG today 11/07 AZ 786 MXP NRT 1400 0925(+1) 12/07 AZ 787 NRT MXP 1205 1810
41 nycfly75 : JFK will see 2 A330s by fall. AZ 604/605 will be A330 AZ 608/609 will be A330 AZ 610/611 will be 777. Rumor has it that all JFK flights will be the wi
42 bastew : I remember reading an article a few years back (when Alitalia was still buckling under its almost 'civil servant' like worforce ethic and losing mone
43 777 : A classic urban legend, nothing true, in the past and in the present days.
44 JL418 : I have read that the second 332 will be based at FCO rather than MXP, as previously decided. The 772 will be used to fly 4 per week flights to Narita
45 Post contains links 777 : Yesterday the official presentation of the new A330 took place at MXP, with a non commercial flight for the press and some selected top customers. At
46 a340crew : This is a huge upgrade from the current A330's (ex Air One) I recently flew FCO-BOS on AZ's old A330's and they are in terrible shape. Any chance of t
47 baw716 : I believe so...don't quote me on this because I was reading on it somewhere and I can't now find the source I was reading...if you note, the seats ca
48 hardiwv : Which route the A330 will operate from FCO? Any updates on AZ cabin upgrade on the B772s? Rgs,
49 777 : It should start after the summer, according to a recent AZ CEO statement. New seats for the J Class (same as the new 330), installation of the Econom
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