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New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003  
User currently offlineTaniwha From Australia, joined Apr 2011, 7 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19873 times:

From Boeing on Twitter

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingcompany/6244364621/

"ZA003, the third 787 Dreamliner built by Boeing, just got a new paint job. We’ve got big plans for this airplane. It’s too early to provide details, but stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks."

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User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2690 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19808 times:

Hmm, interesting. Any clue what it could be? That livery is absolutely amazing I should add.


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User currently offlineSEA From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19787 times:

I'm guessing it'll either go to the Museum of Flight (or Future of Flight) or some sort of world tour. Or both.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29690 posts, RR: 84
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19788 times:
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Maybe a "world tour" like the 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 767-400ER took.

User currently offlineU2380 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2010, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19747 times:

I always preferred the 'lite' Boeing livery, I'm disappointed that they've taken it off ZA003. I suppose the 'full' version is more distinctive though.

[Edited 2011-10-14 15:55:38]

User currently offlinebonusonus From United States of America, joined Nov 2009, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19621 times:

Quoting U2380 (Reply 4):
I always preferred the 'lite' Boeing livery, I'm disappointed that they've taken it off ZA003. I suppose the 'full' version is more distinctive though.

Red/Orange like the 747-8i?? That would look awesome.


User currently offlineBEG2IAH From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 892 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19591 times:
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This will always be my favorite B787 because I was on board this bird back in November 2010. We didn't fly, but I had a chance to check every corner of it. I even knocked on its skin to check how different it feels from aluminum.

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User currently offlineU2380 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2010, 321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19540 times:

Quoting bonusonus (Reply 5):
Red/Orange like the 747-8i?? That would look awesome.

Yeah, well I prefer it to the one that ZA003 has got on now, but I still prefer this one as my 'all time' favourite ..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboei...company/6244863982/in/photostream/

Saying that, I don't particularly like the looks of the 747 so my view may be skewed some what. The Red/Orange livery is certainly a welcome change though, I'm sure it would look even better (in my opinion) on the 787.


User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3212 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19443 times:
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Maybe it'll be a Boeing retro going back to the 20's or 30's..

User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4869 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19397 times:

It looks like an Embraer E190 on steroids....

User currently offlinestasisLAX From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19176 times:

Quoting bonusonus (Reply 5):
Red/Orange like the 747-8i?? That would look awesome.

That is the first thing that jumped to my mind, too.



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User currently offlinenomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19099 times:

I wonder if "big plans" might have something to do with 789 development.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29690 posts, RR: 84
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19003 times:
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Quoting nomadd22 (Reply 11):
I wonder if "big plans" might have something to do with 789 development.

ZA003 did test the hybrid laminar flow control which will debut on the 787-9.


User currently offlineflyglobal From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 558 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 18661 times:

How about in connection for some big show and announcement at the Dubai air show?

regards

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User currently offlineVA787 From Australia, joined Jun 2011, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 18326 times:

Well apparently the 787 is meant to be visiting SYD and MEL later this month. I'm assuming something to do with that?

So yes, I believe a world tour.

VA787


User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6840 posts, RR: 64
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17881 times:

Quoting VA787 (Reply 14):
So yes, I believe a world tour.

So they choose one withh RR. Natch!   


User currently offlinedynamicsguy From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 851 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 17804 times:

Quoting VA787 (Reply 14):
Well apparently the 787 is meant to be visiting SYD and MEL later this month

It won't be this month. I know the Melbourne date, but I don't think it's public yet.


User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6902 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 17771 times:

From somewhere on the internet....

a B787 will arrive in SYD on Nov 15 and then visit MEL 16-17
The aircraft will have dual colour schemes with Qantas on one side and Jetstar on the other.

Maybe it is related...


User currently offlinehaynflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17545 times:

Found this link regarding a visit to Australia quoting a QANTAS source:


http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qanta...livery-fly-australia-november.html



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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2887 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17411 times:

Quoting VA787 (Reply 14):
Well apparently the 787 is meant to be visiting SYD and MEL later this month. I'm assuming something to do with that?
Quoting dynamicsguy (Reply 16):
It won't be this month. I know the Melbourne date, but I don't think it's public yet.
Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 17):
a B787 will arrive in SYD on Nov 15 and then visit MEL 16-17
The aircraft will have dual colour schemes with Qantas on one side and Jetstar on the other.

My recollection is that it's apparently touching down in Sydney on the 15th then spending two nights here before heading onward to Melbourne on the 17th. There was also chatter of Boeing thinking about doing the return as MEL-AKL-IAH as a proving flight for UA but I think that was just a friend of mine and his wishful thinking (he lives in AKL and can't get across for the visit!)

I doubt that we'll see the plane in QF/JQ livery -- it just says that there will be branding elements from both, aka their logos somewhere on the fuselage. Makes me think this could be the one they plan on using -- what's the situation with this frame -- would it make the flight nonstop, full of test equipment etc?


User currently offlineandrewtang From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17393 times:

ZA003 used to look like this:
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Photo © David Lednicer

but it has now been repainted to look like this:
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Photo © Vala - Russian AviaPhoto Team



[Edited 2011-10-15 00:26:54]

User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12041 posts, RR: 47
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17308 times:
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Quoting dynamicsguy (Reply 16):
It won't be this month. I know the Melbourne date, but I don't think it's public yet.

November? After a certain air show in the Middle East?

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 17):
a B787 will arrive in SYD on Nov 15 and then visit MEL 16-17

The Dubai Air Show starts on the 13th, so those dates would work.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 17):
The aircraft will have dual colour schemes with Qantas on one side and Jetstar on the other.

Don't see it, since they just repainted it. I can't see them repainting it again in 4 weeks.   



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 6902 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 16914 times:

Quoting qf002 (Reply 19):
I doubt that we'll see the plane in QF/JQ livery

Yeah I think they mean Qantas/jetstar dual titles rather than full livery, as Airbus did with the A380 tour.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29690 posts, RR: 84
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11486 times:
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Quoting PM (Reply 15):
So they choose one withh RR. Natch!   

The GEnx birds are still performing testing, certification and NAMS, plus ZA003 is now owned by Boeing so running up the flight hours and cycles aren't an issue.  Smile

[Edited 2011-10-15 09:34:04]

User currently offlinelaxboeingman From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 9067 times:

I love it. This is beautiful and Boeing's trademark look. Maybe to the Smithsonian, but I cannot wait to find out.

Long live the 787!

Thank you,

laxboeingman



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25 simpilot459 : Not quite. The tail didn't change.
26 AA737-823 : Look closer- indeed, the tail did change. All of the discussion in this thread is silly, because not many of you realized reality, which is that the
27 Taniwha : Well, if it is coming to SYD, then I'll be there. I've been waiting 2 years, no, 2 and a half, no... 3... whatever, ages for it to finally get here. A
28 eicvd : The new livery looks so much better than the original one!
29 qf002 : Um, no it didn't... The tail in the photo linked in the opening post shows a full block navy blue tail with a block white '787'... The 'full' livery
30 kanban : I noticed a blurb that the plane will head for the Seoul Airshow on the ... can't for the life of me remember where I say it.
31 Ronaldo747 : Has ZA003 the Package B engines installed? Wondering that they made an RTO before returning back to BFI.
32 Post contains links and images oykie : In a Flightblogger tweet, Jon says ZA003 colors is a hybridof the 737 MAX and ZA001 livery. ZA003 Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/624482
33 Stitch : ZA004 will perform the Package B testing.
34 tdscanuck : Not sure if it's related, but all the newbuilds coming out of the paint hanger also do an RTO as part of their first test flight. You see them happen
35 kanban : Boeing needs to spend less time dreaming up and applying promotional paint schemes and more time getting the babies delivered.
36 AA737-823 : Then what would all the paint people do? You forget we have unions in this country; marketing people and painting technicians aren't exactly allowed
37 kanban : well the JAL planes need the new scheme, the Atlas 747's need UPS colors or at least paint out the existing, I don't know if ANA is goint to continue
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