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VS A330 G-VSXY Now Out Crew Training  
User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6682 posts, RR: 11
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11085 times:

Due to enter service next month, they've been building up the hours at GLA (amongst others, apparently.)

http://www.planespotters.net/Aviation_Photos/photo.show?id=177312
http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image127158.html


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User currently offlinezeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8861 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10788 times:

I think Virgin in Australia also received their first all white ex-EK A330-200 recently. I would think they would be going through a similar process as well.


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User currently offlinecloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10733 times:

I just want to know why VS 330s aren't painted candy red like the 744s?


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User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 10567 times:

Quoting zeke (Reply 1):
I would think they would be going through a similar process as well.

The delivery flight and a couple of appearances as DJ123 that might, or not, just indicate the systems were turned on.

VH-XFA (.... DJ) 0016 20110319 DJ0123 ()
VH-XFA (.... DJ) 2158 20110316 DJ0123 ()
VH-XFA (.... DJ) 2204 20110304 DJ9082 ()

The 16th Mar appearance might have been photographed here

http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1281483/



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User currently offlinedestinations From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10364 times:

Has anyone seen any cabin shots floating around?

User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 10294 times:

Quoting destinations (Reply 4):

Has anyone seen any cabin shots floating around?

I take it from this that there won't be any (official) ones until the plane actually enters service or thereabouts.

http://v-flyer.com/forum/index.php?f...&hilit=a330&rb_v=viewtopic#p770839



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User currently offlinegingersnap From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2010, 893 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 10130 times:

Quoting cloud4000 (Reply 2):

I just want to know why VS 330s aren't painted candy red like the 744s?

I read the paint used on the 744s was peeling like mad, and they had to change the paint/methods in which it was applied.

Also it's a bugger I was working yesterday. Would have loved to see the new bird in person down at GLA.

[Edited 2011-03-22 11:23:06]


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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9895 times:

Without a doubt, this is one of my favourite aircraft/livery combinations...

And also looking forward to the cabin pictures! Wondering if they are anything to do with the new Y-seat trial VS had a couple of years ago


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 7748 times:

This aircraft was at NCL around 1715-1730 on Monday 21st and will be returning on Wednesday 23rd as part of the crew training. I don't know whether they are doing go arounds or full stop's as I only saw it mentioned on the plane-finder app for iPhone.
Funnily enough I'd been spotting at NCL that day and managed to catch Gulfstream N595E which was carrying Enrigue Inglesias. I left not long after this and then G-VSXY arrives...... just my luck



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User currently offlineanstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5160 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6650 times:

Quoting Vasu (Reply 7):

And also looking forward to the cabin pictures! Wondering if they are anything to do with the new Y-seat trial VS had a couple of years ago

I know PE is the same as the current leather seats, just with the better IFE.


User currently offlinescouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3373 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6293 times:

So is it clear yet, how many of these birds that VS will be actually getting as some of them are being leased straight out to other airlines aren't they?

User currently offlinetomrob17 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5810 times:

Quoting scouseflyer (Reply 10):
So is it clear yet, how many of these birds that VS will be actually getting as some of them are being leased straight out to other airlines aren't they?

Ordered 10. Leasing 8 and Utilising 2!  



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User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 5810 times:

Quoting gingersnap (Reply 6):

I read the paint used on the 744s was peeling like mad, and they had to change the paint/methods in which it was applied.

The glossy paint was indeed peeling off. I keep seeing them at LGW and a couple of the 744's were starting to look very messy with large chunks of paint missing from the tail.



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User currently offlinestarguy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5501 times:

Quoting tomrob17 (Reply 11):
Ordered 10. Leasing 8 and Utilising 2!

In fact, out of the first 5 to be delivered, 3 are going to be leased. The final 5 aircraft are due to be delivered straight to Virgin next year and the ones that are leased to CI will return to VS once the update to the Upper Class Suite is finalised.


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3196 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5283 times:

As Virgin are up for sale and not a single B744 or A340 has been repainted in the new colours since August last, rather a lot can change between now and then. Perhaps they're just looking for paint that doesn't fall off after a fortnight...

I saw four B744s at LGW South last week, three different colour schemes and G-VBIG in the oldest version was the cleanest whereas G-VXLG in the new colours had paint falling off the fin and engines !


User currently offlinetrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4679 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 4361 times:
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Quoting starguy (Reply 13):
In fact, out of the first 5 to be delivered, 3 are going to be leased. The final 5 aircraft are due to be delivered straight to Virgin next year and the ones that are leased to CI will return to VS once the update to the Upper Class Suite is finalised.

so are all 3 going to CI or only two?


User currently offlineanstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5160 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4339 times:

Quoting trex8 (Reply 15):
so are all 3 going to CI or only two?

Only 2 is my understanding, the 3rd to be leased out hasnt been confirmed who its going to.


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4287 times:

Wasnt Astraeus getting one.. .. ?

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9708 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4281 times:

Quoting JRowson (Reply 12):
Quoting gingersnap (Reply 6):

I read the paint used on the 744s was peeling like mad, and they had to change the paint/methods in which it was applied.

The glossy paint was indeed peeling off. I keep seeing them at LGW and a couple of the 744's were starting to look very messy with large chunks of paint missing from the tail.

So VS has decided to go for the red color as seen on their first A333? Too bad as I liked the glossy red paint. Now nothing is nice of their new livery in my opinion. The only thing I liked was the glossy red...  

A388


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4094 times:

Quoting BY738 (Reply 17):
Wasnt Astraeus getting one.. .. ?

That would be interesting to see! What might they use it for? ACMI?


User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

Yes ACMI as far as I was led to believe.. . . .

User currently offlinevc-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3586 times:
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SXY is enroute to EMA, then GLA (12:30), then LPL (13:35), then MSA (14:55), NCL(16:30) & back to LGW @18:00

User currently onlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6682 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

Quoting vc-10 (Reply 21):
then MSA (14:55)

Should be DSA, Robin Hood International??

MSA = Muskrat Dam airport (Canada) is probably a bit far away.



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User currently offlinevc-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3496 times:
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Sorry my typo (filler) MSE - Manston

User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3476 times:
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Quoting skipness1E (Reply 14):
I saw four B744s at LGW South last week, three different colour schemes and G-VBIG in the oldest version was the cleanest whereas G-VXLG in the new colours had paint falling off the fin and engines !

That is quite the damming report on the livery conditions. I saw G-VXLG in MCO about 2 weeks ago and she looked OK
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tearbringer/5518173850/


25 oly720man : Ah. I was struggling with airports beginning with 'M'. I never thought that far south.
26 Daleaholic : VS have had some pilots flying with TCX out of MAN on their A330's as training. Doing the long hauls.
27 LGWflyer : Ahh so thats what it's upto then. Saw it takeoff from LGW this morning, tbh the VS A330 looks quite good in person.
28 Post contains links MWHCVT : She is quite a stunning beast, conditions were really bad today but had to take my mum upto EMA so thought that I would go and spend some time taking
29 HeeBeeGB : I am personally not a fan of the new titles on the 330 (I have seen them on a 744 too and still not impressed.)
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