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Pic: First Air India 787 Breaks Cover  
User currently offlineIAD787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 502 posts, RR: 44
Posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 35698 times:

Air India's first 787, ironically registered VT-ANA, has moved to the flight line after a few days in the Everett paint shop. That is one good looking bird.

Can't wait to see Airplane 25 fly next year. First delivery is due in the 2nd quarter of 2011.

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...hoto-of-note-air-indias-first.html

Onward,

IAD787


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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16907 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 35403 times:

Air India's livery looks great on the 787, the colors contrast nicely with the Pacific Northwest skies.


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User currently offlineJoeCanuck From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 5478 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 35169 times:

Holy cow...so to speak. That is definitely a change for the better for Air India.


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User currently offlinebizmark03 From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 34644 times:

the registration says VT-"ANA" and ANA is the launch customer for the 787 ....is there some connection or just a coincidence?

User currently onlineshamrock350 From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 34213 times:

Looks great, it suits the 787's shape very well. Will every 77 customer include the Dreamliner logo in their livery?

User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 34087 times:

Gorgeous! I wonder what cities AI has in store for her and her sister ships...

How will she be named? AI has done mountains, historical figures, states...what's next?


User currently offlinevivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 34071 times:

Quoting bizmark03 (Reply 3):
the registration says VT-"ANA" and ANA is the launch customer for the 787 ....is there some connection or just a coincidence?

Also ANA is a member of Star Alliance and Air India is a member-elect. 

It is just the start of a new series of registrations for Air India (VT-AN*)

The AI 777s have the VT-AL* series.

The 787 looks pretty cool in AI colours. The cheat-line is missing from the livery though.

- Vivek


User currently offlinevivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 33580 times:

Quoting vivekman2006 (Reply 6):
The 787 looks pretty cool in AI colours. The cheat-line is missing from the livery though.

Also note that the words "Air India" are missing from the tail.


User currently offlinegarpd From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2005, 2716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 32758 times:

Quoting vivekman2006 (Reply 6):
The cheat-line is missing from the livery though.
Quoting vivekman2006 (Reply 7):
Also note that the words "Air India" are missing from the tail.

I warrant AI are tweaking their livery. Perhaps to give it a cleaner, less cluttered look?

[Edited 2010-11-15 23:27:45]


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User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2693 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 30245 times:
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Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
Air India's livery looks great on the 787, the colors contrast nicely with the Pacific Northwest skies.

In my opinion, AI's livery is one of the worst around. Those ugly orange window surrounds really ruin it, although the tail looks good.



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User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 30174 times:

I suspect the paint scheme on this airplane will get some tweaking before it goes into service. I'm not sure this is the final rendition.


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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3510 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 29975 times:

Is part of the horizontal stabilizer missing?

Saw this bird at body join 1,5 weeks ago and then the whole thing was missing on LN25, although both LN26 and 27 had it innstalled


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 29646 times:

Can't wait till I get to travel on it next year   DEL will be brimming with these birds


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User currently offlineshankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 29576 times:

One assumes rolled out, to be parked on the edge of the field and slowly taken apart again? Nice colours though


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User currently offlineracko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29501 times:

Is the "engines can only be white or grey" rule still around? I love AI's colorful engines, would really miss them.

User currently offlinebrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 29436 times:

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 11):
Is part of the horizontal stabilizer missing?

The movable surfaces are not installed yet on the stored 787s.

Quoting Someone83 (Reply 11):
Saw this bird at body join 1,5 weeks ago and then the whole thing was missing on LN25, although both LN26 and 27 had it innstalled

It is LN26 that is without its horizontal stabilizer, since the horizontal stabilizer was being reworked when LN26 entered the FAL. The horizontal stabilizer that was destined for LN26 ended up on LN27, and LN26 will most likely receive the stabilizer that was supposed to be installed on LN29.
All of this was reported by Jon Ostrower on his blog a couple of weeks ago.


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3317 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 28136 times:

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User currently offlinenitepilot79 From Turkey, joined May 2008, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 26913 times:

If the engine cowlings remain the same paint scheme, they will look SWEET! I think they should stick with the cheat line as well.


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User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1624 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 24815 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 9):
Those ugly orange window surrounds really ruin it

I think its really gorgeous. I do like the window surrounds -- you gotta admit -- no other livery has anything close to it. Very distinctive and Indian. I like the dreamliner name painted in orange. very cool.


User currently offlinewolbo From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 494 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 24603 times:

I hope the paint-job is not yet finished because it's awful in it's current state. The color scheme looks very cheap and tacky.

User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 24134 times:

One man's yum is another man's yuck. I love liveries that have a heritage: AI, BA, Panam and so on.

Some of you may be mistaking the yellow tape around doors etc to be part of the paint scheme.

AI is a brand ambassador for India - it's livery conveys exuberance, history and culture, rather than the Western Wannabee look of 9W and cohorts (except for IT). It's newer planes look great inside too.


User currently offlineflyPBA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 20203 times:

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User currently offlinewexfordflyer From Ireland, joined Jun 2009, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 19519 times:

I for one think this is gonna be one good-looking bird!!! I really like the Dreamliner logo in red. Looking forward to seeing a more finished product. Looking forward to seeing some more 787 liveries. What one should we expect to see next??


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User currently onlinejr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 970 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 19266 times:

Quoting CXB77L (Reply 9):
In my opinion, AI's livery is one of the worst around. Those ugly orange window surrounds really ruin it, although the tail looks good.

You must be in a small minority. Those detailed windows are part of the AI tradition that make the livery what it is. I am glad they kept them in some form after the last round of livery updates!



I've flown on 9V-SPK.
User currently offlinecloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 16930 times:

It's interesting Boeing is going ahead with production even though flight testing has yet to be completed (and the same for certification). Is Boeing trying to make-up time on its production schedule?


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25 garpd : They did the same with the 747 too. Though I think that delay was the engines.
26 SolarFlyer22 : Yeah, I'd have to agree. I don't like the AI Livery. It doesn't look modern or contemporary the way you'd expect a 787 to look.
27 ebj1248650 : Can anyone confirm the paint scheme on this airplane is the final format? I have to agree with those who miss the cheat line. It would add something t
28 babybus : Apart from the funny nose I'm not still quite sure what's so new about this plane, shape wise. I used to love the old Air India colour scheme but this
29 Post contains images KPDX : Correct, because looks are all that matters about aircraft.
30 Threepoint : The next one on the line is destined for JAL, followed by another pair for AI. As for which new (haven't seen it yet) 787 livery is next to emerge -
31 Boeing747_600 : All I want to know is: A) Can this bird do BLR-SFO Non-stop both ways throughout the year? B) Is there a chance that the AI honchos (hitherto complete
32 jayeshrulz : Maybe Possible. 7561 NM I dont see it happening anytime soon.
33 ojas : No An airline would be really stupid to even consider this route. The only place in India where a non stop from SFO is warranted is DEL.
34 Cricket : AI has quite clearly decided (along with the other two, i.e. 9W and IT) to make DEL a primary hub, T3 might involve a hell of a walk, but no other ai
35 Boeing747_600 : Why, Oh Why this Delhi-centric approach to all things Air India?!?!?! Just out of curiosity, what is the daily one-way pax traffic between BLR and SF
36 Post contains links ojas : Because Air India has defined it's hub at Delhi wherein the traffic from SFO is the most. Doesn't matter, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-stop_fligh
37 Boeing747_600 : First of all, I don't buy this argument. Secondly, we're talking about a 787, not a 77X. Thirdly at less than 8000 Nm, this is not even in the league
38 Post contains links ojas : The reason why I point out the top 3 long haul flights is * ATL - JNB has virtually no competition except maybe via GRU/EZE but nothing more than tha
39 MattRB : Saw her on the assembly line back at the end of October, glad to see her out in the open and fully assembled!
40 Threepoint : The O&D market to South Africa from ATL is peanuts (forgive the Georgia pun) when you consider that ATL exists mainly as a US collection point. S
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