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Damage To VA A330 Wing Pre-launch  
User currently offlinetrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 567 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 17978 times:

I just love the typo in this story: Virgin A380 clipped stationary Jetstar plane.
http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/v...aunch/story-e6frfq80-1226352991387

But can someone please clarify: will the new A330s fly only domestic routes and; are there any pics of the new 'wet' livery and why it is claimed to be lightweight?

Thanks!

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User currently onlineskyhawkmatthew From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 17724 times:

At the moment, the A330s are only scheduled to be operated domestically.


Qantas - The Spirit of Australia.
User currently offlineJackbr From Australia, joined Dec 2009, 666 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8220 times:

How many cabin crew are endorsed on the A330? I believe originally only a small-ish number of SYD/MEL crew were trained on the type - will all the crew be A330 endorsed?

User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7056 times:

The wet look is probably a poorly phrased way of referring to the new livery -- clearly this journo has no idea, so I wouldn't read into it.

I like the sentence "Nobody was on board either aircraft..." -- clearly someone left the handbrake off if there are planes rolling round MEL without any guidance!!


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5709 times:

They've corrected the article but used to say:

Quote:
URGENT repairs are being made to Virgin Australia's brand new A380 after its wing clipped a stationary Jetstar aircraft at Melbourne Airport on Thursday.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
are there any pics of the new 'wet' livery

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User currently offlinetrent1000 From Japan, joined Jan 2007, 567 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3346 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 4):
They've corrected the article

Thanks. I didn't know they had, but yes, it was the A380 typo that got my attention at first:

Quoting trent1000 (Thread starter):
Virgin A380 clipped stationary Jetstar plane.

Perhaps this shows how the A380 has affected us subliminally.

Thanks for the great pics EK413!


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

Quoting trent1000 (Reply 6):

Your Welcome...

Even though I like the new scheme when compared with the "old" I would liked to see the colors on the tail reversed with titles in white with red back drop...  

EK413



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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2391 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2169 times:

The 'wet look' referred to is nothing to do with Virgin Australia's livery, it is to do with a new painting process at Airbus:
http://www.airbus.com/innovation/eco...ency/manufacturing/smart-painting/


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4920 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Quoting AJ (Reply 8):
it is to do with a new painting process at Airbus:
http://www.airbus.com/innovation/eco...ting/

Explains why QF Airbus have painting peeling...


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