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AA's First 777-300ER Takes Shape  
User currently offlineqqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2266 posts, RR: 13
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 19331 times:

AA tweeted a photo the other day of their first 777-300ER in production at Boeing. The fuselage is well underway... it just makes me wonder what the outside of it will look like. It is my opinion that if AA decides on a new livery, we'll see it on this bird right out of the factory. Makes me impatient, lol! Delivery is expected about mid-November.

AA's first 777-300ER in production. September 2012


Source: Twitter/AA
https://twitter.com/AmericanAir/status/244190857174065154/photo/1



[Edited 2012-09-09 10:58:47]

[Edited 2012-09-09 11:01:46]


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User currently offlineqqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2266 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 19203 times:

AA's first 777-300ER in production. September 2012



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7210 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 19186 times:

is this the first US airline to have the 77W?


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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 19163 times:

Looks good; do we know what LN it will be yet?

User currently offlinemotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3139 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 18921 times:

This will make it easier...

American Airlines 77W



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User currently offlineSuper80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 18691 times:

As an employee of the airline, I've been wondering when we'd finally see a pic of the plane. I was beginning to think it wasn't gonna come.


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User currently offlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 787 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 18507 times:

G'day

How come there are 4 replies per the overview and I cannot see any except for the original post?  

Cheers

Peter



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User currently onlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4424 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 18297 times:

I was wondering what the status was of the first AA 77W. Thanks for posting it!

User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 18099 times:

Saw the pic on their facebook page. Glad their first 77W is taking shape.


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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3740 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 16363 times:
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Will it be designated as 777-323ER? Thanks for posting the picture.


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User currently offlineCapEd388 From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 16232 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 2):

You are correct. AA will be the first US carrier to operate the 77W.



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4865 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 15426 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 9):

Will it be designated as 777-323ER? Thanks for posting the picture.

Depends if the aircraft was purchased by AA or a leasing company purchase...

EK413



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User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8284 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 15268 times:
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Quoting EK413 (Reply 11):
Depends if the aircraft was purchased by AA or a leasing company purchase...

Purchased by AA and could be sold to a leasing firm. AA didn't take planes from a leasing firms own order book.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4865 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 15110 times:

Quoting jfk777 (Reply 12):
Quoting EK413 (Reply 11):
Depends if the aircraft was purchased by AA or a leasing company purchase...

Purchased by AA and could be sold to a leasing firm. AA didn't take planes from a leasing firms own order book.

Thanks for answering the question then the customer code will be allocated to the B777-323ER...

EK413

[Edited 2012-09-09 17:49:13]


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User currently offlinemilestones787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13311 times:

What facility is this?

User currently offlineRobt760 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 8081 times:

Quoting kaitak,reply=3Looks good; do we know what LN it will be yet?
:

Likely either 31167 or 31543


User currently offlineTC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 811 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6983 times:

That's the C/N - as in construction number , I think he meant the L/N, as in line number.

User currently offlinevgnatl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6983 times:

Quoting qqflyboy (Thread starter):
It is my opinion that if AA decides on a new livery, we'll see it on this bird right out of the factory. Makes me impatient, lol! Delivery is expected about mid-November.

I think that's pretty unlikely; I'd be very surprised if a decision was made on a brand within two months. If a rebranding occurs as the airline repairs its image, it will occur at the end of the bankruptcy or as the airline emerges from bankruptcy. It would be a foolish move to roll out a new brand (of which the goal would be to renew consumer opinions of the airline) before the less-than-positive PR of labor negotiations and restructuring is behind them.

Also consider the rumors of a possible tie up with US. While AA would likely be the surviving name, I don't think you'd see major public-facing items like a brand rolled out until such decisions were made (and that certainly won't happen before November).



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User currently offlineRwy04LGA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 3176 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6984 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 2):
is this the first US airline to have the 77W?

Yes



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User currently onlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1788 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6989 times:

Quoting vgnatl747 (Reply 17):
I think that's pretty unlikely; I'd be very surprised if a decision was made on a brand within two months.

You never know in this industry. Stranger things have come out of left field before.


User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

Interesting.

For years, ever since the 777-300 nose sections began coming out of the factory in blue-green color, I've been wondering "what would AA do with that?" Like it or not, it would force them to change the livery.

In a few months we'll find out the result.


User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

Hoping for a new or refreshed livery!!! AA should use the 773 to revamp it's livery since the 787 is so far ahead. Perhaps a "oneworld" livery as well as a 777-300 decal somewhere on the fuselage would be very cool!  

User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2949 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

Quoting vgnatl747 (Reply 17):
I'd be very surprised if a decision was made on a brand within two months

AA will have been investigating a rebranding for years. While it was publicly confirmed only recently, work on this update/refresh has almost definitely been going on for much longer. I'd have thought work on a new livery (be it only slightly updated or a significant shift) would have started when the big Airbus order was announced, if not earlier. Even without the bankruptcy, the A32X needs to be painted so a decision needed to be made by the end of the year anyway.


User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9723 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

Great to see the first AA 77W getting shape. Does anyone know the delivery schedule of all the 77W's AA will receive? How many will they have by the end of 2015 and on which routes will AA use these nice looking 77W's?

A388


User currently offlineSLCGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 6987 times:

I actually like the classic American livery but sadly it will have to be changed from the polished metal due to the Airbus and 787. As for the 77W I would guess the first ones will be the polished metal. The various blue and green colors seen on the skin while in production are just coatings to protect the alclad (pure aluminiun clad onto the stronger aluminium alloy skin which won't polish well). That's why Airbus need to be painted, they don't use alclad skins. Oh and before someone asks why Airbus during production appear to be the same color green, take a close look and you will see it's not the same coating but actually standard aviation zinc chromate primer paint.

25 qqflyboy : I think there was an issue with the forum, or at least this thread, which is why the image is posted twice above. I"m glad it seems to be working pro
26 kanban : line number is probably between 1047 and 1053
27 LONGisland89 : The B77W fuselage is mostly aluminum, so they will not be forced to change their livery. The B77W can be painted/polished just like their B772s.
28 skipness1E : Why is it different from the -200s? Are they not built the same way?
29 kanban : The blue green or green color is a water soluble protective finish that is washed off prior to paint or polish... has nothing at all to do with the f
30 ckfred : Obviously, AA is keeping the whole thing a secret, but are we looking at a "freshened" livery or something very different, say when AA went from the
31 qqflyboy : We just don't know. The only thing I've heard, and this from a friend of a friend, is that there is a new livery and that it's "stunning." Again, I t
32 iFlyLOTs : Well, for the sake of replacing the current livery, I sure hope it is nothing less than stunning.
33 quiet1 : If those pictures portray the current status of AA's first 77W airframe, there seems to be a LOT of work to be done in two months for a mid-November
34 qqflyboy : While there is a lot of work to be done, typical production time from start to delivery, including flight testing, is approximately 84 days. Consider
35 ckfred : And who knows when the photo was taken. It could have been in the past few days. It might have been 2 weeks go.
36 DocLightning : The 777 line has been running for many years now and they have their production timescales down to a science. Unlike a completely new program like th
37 Post contains links aa1818 : Or a Bomb threat which forces shut-down of the factory! ( as apparently happenned today: Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of Boeing Plant (by acws777 Se
38 DocLightning : Not that plant. That was a plant in Pennsylvania. Even if the bomb threat had happened in Everett, it would only cause a delay of one day, which can
39 deltaflyertoo : Just to add to the others questioning qqflyboy about the livery if you do any Google searches as well you can see that AA started talking about this
40 airliner371 : Its not happening in two months, its been happening for over a year. Very likely to see it on the 773ER.
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