usflyer msp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 16541 times:
Wow...I cannot think of one route from SSG that would need a 77L. This carrier is banned from the EU and is not able to fly to the US, maybe a route to China? Either way, I wish them the best but I am not holding my breath. I do like the livery however.
Idlewild From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 16124 times:
Why are they banned from setting foot in the EU & USA? Kinda looks like a government/VIP aircraft. I wouldn't doubt the China route. The Chinese are creating infrastructure at a furious pace in Africa & South America.
The777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6379 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14490 times:
Quoting Idlewild (Reply 2): Why are they banned from setting foot in the EU & USA?
I'm not sure about the EU but the current Govt Aircraft for Equatorial Guinea, 3C-EGE, is often at IAD or at least used to be. I think AIRLINES may be banned from certain countries but individual aircraft are allowed to operate.
It's also interesting to note the the Boeing customer code for this aircraft is the same as the BBJ the Equatorial Guinean Govt already operates. Perhaps the airline Ceiba Intercontinental will operate the aircraft on behalf of the Govt ?
Nice to see another Vip 777.
[Edited 2011-06-01 02:19:25]
Need a Boeing 777 Firing Order....Further to fly...T5, CI, MU, LX and LH 777s
seabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 4959 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13351 times:
Quoting vfw614 (Reply 8): The country is the richest in Africa and #26 in the world GDP per capita wise, sandwiched between Ireland and Belgium ("country" in a wide sense - most people are poor, a few are dirt rich).
Quoting AF022 (Reply 6): Equatorial Guinea is swimming in oil.
Sorry, I meant "level of poverty" as in "number of people who are desperately poor," not "low GDP." $200 million could provide a staggering amount of development assistance, but apparently the latest shiny toy is more important.
Most gorgeous aircraft: Tu-204-300, 757-200, A330-200, 777-200LR, 787-8
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9509 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13264 times:
Indeed a very nice livery and based on this thread this is a VIP aircraft and will not be used as a commercial airline(?) It makes sense looking at this airline having been banned from the EU and the U.S. Time will tell, I sure would love to see this aircraft!!!
Checo77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 12041 times:
Well, TAAG Angola is banned from the EU, but their 772 are allowed (an exeption was given just to this type). They fly them on the LAD-LIS and LAD-LHR routes.
Maybe CEIBA Intercontinental will try to get this exeption for this 77L too.
Routes to China, maybe MAD (The official language in EG is Spanish), LHR? Any other thoughts?
Jana From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Sep 2009, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11098 times:
This Ceiba Intercontinental is the spin off design of the original airEG (project name) livery design The Netherlands' based agency Lila Design created for the government of Equatorial Guinee, back in 2008. Lila Design's most recent livery designs are created for Air Finland and Starbow Airlines (Ghana).
The company you mention doesn't look to be the airline we are discussing here. This airline is called Ceiba Intercontinental and not Ceiba International. Besides this, the airline is based in Equatorial Guinee and has no links to the Mayas, Belize or Mexico as opposed to the company you linked (Ceiba International).
Viper911 From Russia, joined Oct 2005, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7689 times:
My mother works in equatorial guinea for the last 2 years, and uses this airline quite frequently, they used to operate F-28 and switched to ATRs now. But one thing i find strange in this story, why would they ever need a 777LR? all of their routes are domestic, i'd say this is a VIP aircraft for the president of Equatorial Guinea.
p.s: i got some Ceiba Intercontinental safety cards of the F-28s, if someone is interested in a trade, pm me.