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AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight  
User currently offlineWingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 397 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43180 times:

American Airlines' first 777-300ER is currently on it's delivery flight enroute from Everett/KPAE to KDFW at this hour. Flight Aware shows N717AN is 40 minutes out.

AA announced the delivery both in-house and with a press release, noting that the aircraft is arriving without the traditional AA livery, stating that it will enter service in a new livery.

So stay tuned; the wait is almost over for the new image.


Worked for WestAir, Apollo Airways, Desert Pacific, Western, AirCal and American Airlines
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User currently offlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43249 times:

I highly doubt it will be sporting the new livery.


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User currently offlineckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5250 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43116 times:

So, AA maintenance is going to paint the plane, rather than Boeing?

User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43130 times:

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 1):
I highly doubt it will be sporting the new livery.

Its not. I don't think that they would have the new livery for the delivery when the livery is being kept so hush hush.



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User currently offlineAVENSAB727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 938 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43116 times:

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 1):

I think it will, this could be the perfect opportunity to unveil it.



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User currently offlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43085 times:

Quoting AVENSAB727 (Reply 4):

I think it will, this could be the perfect opportunity to unveil it.

Yeah... arriving after nightfall.



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User currently offlineWingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43109 times:

Maybe it's a teaser, but here's a quote from an internal employee publication:
American's 777-300ER, delivered without the traditional American livery, marks the beginning of the airline's brand new fleet type and points toward the airline's future. The livery will be applied as part of preparations to put the new aircraft into service. Inside, the cabin is configured with three classes, featuring lie-flat seats in First and Business Class.



Worked for WestAir, Apollo Airways, Desert Pacific, Western, AirCal and American Airlines
User currently offlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43045 times:

Quoting Wingtips56 (Thread starter):
AA announced the delivery both in-house and with a press release, noting that the aircraft is arriving without the traditional AA livery, stating that it will enter service in a new livery.

Ok, then if that's the case, then where's the AA press release? I see a Boeing press release without a photo and that's it!


User currently offlineWingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 43075 times:

OK, here's the link to the actual AA press release:

http://aa.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=3606



Worked for WestAir, Apollo Airways, Desert Pacific, Western, AirCal and American Airlines
User currently offlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 42988 times:

It obviously won't be delivered in the old livery. Doesn't mean it will be much more than a blank canvas for the new one, though.


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User currently offlineAtlflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 42804 times:

Wow the new First looks great. Click on the photo link in the press release.

User currently offlineWingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 397 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 42828 times:

Here's the photo from Flight Aware.
http://flightaware.com/photos/view/1...ircrafttype/B773/sort/date/page/12

No bare metal showing, though I suppose there could be a temporary sealer on it.

Yes, this could all be a tease, and they'll just roll it out in the current livery, but why have to strip that off before applying any livery over the traditional bare metal?



Worked for WestAir, Apollo Airways, Desert Pacific, Western, AirCal and American Airlines
User currently offlineIrishAyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2193 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 42733 times:

Quoting AVENSAB727 (Reply 4):
I think it will, this could be the perfect opportunity to unveil it.

No, it is not.

While a lot of the heavier work has been done with regards to the restructuring, AA is still not completely out of the woods yet. They have to have a re-modernization plan set in stone moving forward, and an unknown portion is hinged on whether or not it will entail a merger with US. The re-branding has to take all of that into account.

I understand that ideally while most of us were expecting this to all be wrapped up by this month (December 2012), that is not going to be the case any longer. We'll have to wait a bit more...



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User currently offlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 42716 times:

I'll bet you it looks just like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/8251653792/in/photostream



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 11819 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 42720 times:

N717AN is descending now.




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User currently offlinedeltaffindfw From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 42523 times:

It just flew over me. Looks beautiful with no paint job  

[Edited 2012-12-11 15:34:23]

User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 678 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 42035 times:

Looks like they also took a new Boeing 737-800 today as well. BFI-DFW

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20121211/1730Z/KBFI/KDFW


Thanks,

Aaron


User currently offlineCargolex From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 1272 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 41942 times:

It was not painted in the new livery when it last flew, and it's highly unlikely that it would have been painted between then and now.

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 13):
'll bet you it looks just like this:

Yup.


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6448 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 41844 times:

Quoting N737MC (Reply 16):

------& this is in the current livery???? What's the point?



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User currently offlinejpetekyxmd80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 41772 times:

The new 737 will begin flying much sooner. I doubt they want to have an unbranded airplane flying around.


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User currently offlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 41716 times:

Saw it land by sheer chance at 5:36PM local time.

Taxied over to the east hanger (former Delta) and that's the last I saw of it.



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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1632 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 41595 times:

Unfortunately for us gathered at Founders' Plaza, it landed on the east side (far side) of the airport.

Some [subpar] photos I managed from the arrival:






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User currently offlineCapEd388 From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 41091 times:

Dallas Morning News has some more up and close pics

http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/



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User currently offlineDeltaDc8 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 41078 times:

Here is a video of it arriving in DFW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFyUTqd8NTg&feature=youtu.be

Hopefully this final magically livery they are putting on it will look good.      



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User currently offlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 252 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 39075 times:

Quoting N243NW (Reply 21):

Amazingly, my car (silver-beige) is visible in the second photo just to the top right of the water tanks.


Let's hope this livery does wonders. The interior, while upgraded, does seem a bit lacking to me. Regardless, great to see this bird finally in Texas.



"In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes." - John Ruskin
25 PHX787 : Basically this confirms there's a new livery then if it wasn't delivered in polished.
26 aa77w : Is that another plane trailing the 77W in the video or is it part of the plane? If it's another a/c why is it there?
27 SixtySeven : It's gorrrrrrgeous!!! I guess Newport News had some left over fleet grey paint that AA picked up on the cheap!!
28 N243NW : I don't see any other plane. You may be seeing the wingtip lights at the beginning and thinking they're a different plane, but that's because the out
29 Post contains links allegiantflyer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSNH2ujzXE4 At the end of this video (that American Airlines put together) around 2:17 towards the end the show a tail
30 4engines4lnghll : This new 777-300ER will in fact be sporting a new livery.
31 Post contains links Byrdluvs747 : Here are some up close shots. http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2...-777-300er-one-shade-of-gray.html/
32 Post contains images Need2Fly : I think these liveries would look beautiful on the new AA! [Edited 2012-12-11 23:58:23]
33 jpetekyxmd80 : Eventually? No kidding. I meant today, which it wasnt.
34 Byrdluvs747 : Only the last livery looks professional and not something designed for teenagers. However, it needs some red.
35 ushermittwoch : You haven't been to any airports in the last ten years, I take it?! Anyway, I really like the gray tone they have put on this bird. I hope they don't
36 Post contains images Deltal1011man : Really? I figured they painted it in grey just to strip it and go with the classic AA c/s *sigh* every time i see pictures of AA planes at DWH it mak
37 Post contains images teme82 : Well... Nope. They are branding them selves as "American" so the Airlines needs to be dropped I do like the T7 livery.
38 starrymarkb : Could they be planning to vinyl the livery over the base colours for the launch? (and paint it properly later)
39 Deltal1011man : I wouldn't see why they couldn't, but i couldn't see why they would. IMHO seem like a big waste of money.
40 brightcedars : I think they will flying a flag on the tail à la EK, could be gorgious!
41 starrymarkb : Depends on how much they want to make a big bang with the launch... They might view it as being worth the cost (or the cost of the vinyl comes out of
42 SixtySeven : I bet they paint the first plane at a secret location, not in house. Air Canada did this prior to unveiling the green tail white fuselage scheme of th
43 Post contains images petera380 : Maybe the 1st to be painted in AA / USAirways hybrid color scheme!
44 N737AA : AA has no "special" paint hangar(s), all paint is rolled on and can be done anywhere since its not sprayed there are not as many environmental concer
45 EK413 : The last image is very similar to that of DL minus the red... EK413
46 777ord : As a former AA employee (Current UA), I really do hope AA is able to re-brand themselves and become a terrific carrier again. I can remember when I st
47 Post contains images etops1 : That's a really awesome thing for you to say . Some people on here all they do is bash the other carrier that's not doing so hot at the moment . Best
48 Post contains images Bthebest : This just popped up on facebook, apparently from the Airbus FanClub Page. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=485121458204558&set=pb.467078656
49 ERJ170 : Ugggh! Hate it.. it looks so sterile... I think I would rather have the AA and the Eagle fade into the tail and be larger so it's much more nicer..
50 Alsatian : I like the fuselage but the tail seems horrible.
51 longhauler : I remember that! But someone did eventually publish a picture, grainy and from a distance, but no one believed it. It wasn't until Hollis Harris call
52 YYZBound : Wasn't that posted on here a few months ago? I thought it was another A.netter creation...and there was all this 'uproar' about what the thing was be
53 blink182 : I keep envisioning a light/translucent glaze in that blue hue all over the AA fuselage with an effect similar to AC, but I think that would have happ
54 JAAlbert : Seems a bit bland doesn't it? A lot of light colored plastic and plain bulk heads.
55 deltaffindfw : Does anyone know if the plane is inside DWH now? I just flew out of DFW and I didn't see the plane outside or on the west ramps.
56 Post contains links and images jetBlue : Yesterday in MIA I saw this plane and did an immediate double-take, at first not liking the red white and blue bottom portion of the tail, and then be
57 dtw757 : It's been said before that inside sources say it will be retro looking. All AA liveries prior to the current one had orange on them. I just wonder if
58 lostsound : Some people are reporting rumours that the livery is only blue white and grey and the red was dropped. Of course we'll never know until the reveal.
59 YYZBound : The ONE person I had talked to who had seen the renderings had told me "they've gone retro". Granted, what he might consider 'retro' may not be to ot
60 Post contains links and images dtw757 : I think it would be great if they would modernize this! View Large View MediumPhoto © RAScholefield Collection
61 777STL : Yeah, that's nothing more than an amateur rendering, although a few people have ran with it claiming that it's an official rendering of the next AA l
62 JeffinMass : I wonder what it costs AA to paint the B777 versus Boeing. Perhaps AA thinks they can keep the new livery under their own wraps until their big hurrah
63 jmc1975 : They must be holding out for the amAAzing USAirways-inspired livery that has been floating around the Tempe HQ in recent months.
64 LMP737 : AA M&E does not have the capability to paint the aircraft. Unless they plan to finish it with rollers. Or the final markings are all decals in wh
65 Post contains links CapEd388 : AA seems to have updated and refreshed their booking site. Nothing new or groundbreaking, but it does a look a bit more modern and fresh. http://aviat
66 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : As a sidenote, August 1968 photo at LAX of the first AA aircraft, 720B N7528A, to appear in the current livery. At the time of the photo it was still
67 817Dreamliiner : Well, your gonna need to explain why 7LB is now painted like 7LA, Matt Cawby just tweeted a photo of it.
68 Seat99A : Does anyone else find the Facebook rendering to almost look a bit Aeromexico-inspired? (not a bad thing, just an observation).
69 WROORD : Their look is very classic and should not be tinkered with. Besides they should be spending money on improving their service and not looks.
70 44k : Looking at the interior images, I think they made a HUGE step in improving the hard product, - it looks amazing, better than I expected! I'm anxiousl
71 Post contains images Deltal1011man : just a note, a guy at a MRO can put it out there just as easy as someone at AA..... Not like they don't have internet or cameras I didn't really thin
72 N737AA : I guess so.... N737AA
73 SPREE34 : And, it won't work on the composite aircraft that are coming.
74 LDVAviation : Iridescent? I ventured in the first thread on this subject that the base coat lends itself quite nicely to platinum decals for the titles and the Eag
75 N737AA : My coworker at PAE/BFI said not to get too excited, just the marketing folks rolling out their latest marketing gimick. N737AA
76 817Dreamliiner : If you say so... we'll see...
77 Post contains images Viscount724 : The only change needed is to paint the fuselage with the same type of silver metallic paint used by half a dozen other carriers, for example the fina
78 Post contains images 727LOVER : Is that darker than what the A300s wore? Or even Eastern's 727-100 & A300? UGH.....that comment just makes me barf! Get ready.........because rec
79 Post contains images Deltal1011man : Wow. I it fairly sad that you think it makes me sick because its AA. Glad you can make jokes about people losing jobs though. Haha real funny. Ah yes
80 EASTERN747 : Well I just looked at the video about the NEW AA. Takes me back 25 years ago to an ad put out by EA was the same thing including people and planes bla
81 lollomz : Just a question: when AA will reveal the new livery to the public? Do they have a date for this???
82 american 767 : That's what everybody in the forum is waiting for. No one knows the exact date, management probably does but they don't want to announce it yet to th
83 qqflyboy : I would think we'd know by the end of January at the latest considering this a/c goes into revenue service on 1/31. Yes it's possible AA puts the a/c
84 dtw757 : The day AA emerges from bankruptcy which I expect is coming soon. That's the delay because otherwise you'd have seen this aircraft already painted in
85 DocLightning : I believe it's been done before. Let's face a few realities: 1) They are not going to put the aircraft into service without fully painting it in AA t
86 allegiantflyer : Does anyone have any guesses when the entire new livery will be revealed?
87 777STL : Probably when -7AN enters revenue service or shortly prior to that.
88 JoePatroni707 : 7AN is in revenue service, has been for a long time Also 7LB second 777-300 is due for delivery Dec 19
89 817Dreamliiner : I think he means N717AN...
90 RWA380 : I likde the first one, but don't think they will go that drastic, I bedt most will be underwhelmed. Exactly what I think, with exception of a handful
91 777STL : N717AN is NOT in revenue service and you knew that was what I meant. Don't be obtuse.[Edited 2012-12-16 09:12:38]
92 Post contains images UnitedTristar : I hope you mean US, because UA/AA wouldnt ever be allowed to merge for anti trust issues! -m
93 JoePatroni707 : 7AN is also a fleet number. Typically AA refers to fleet numbers. N717AN will be known as 7LA.
94 817Dreamliiner : We know that, but not everyone here can identify aircraft by fleet number... Hence we use the reg.
95 Viscount724 : Branding is important but not on the aircraft since passengers have made their purchase decision by the time they see the aircraft. In my opinion, wh
96 dtw757 : If they are planning on unveiling the new livery before emerging from bankruptcy, then why is it not fully painted yet? I think it's going to be a si
97 DocLightning : Before 31 January. Branding on the aircraft is very important. One very important job of advertising and branding is not to promote your product, but
98 OB1504 : In that case, use the entire registration. There's a difference between "N717AN" and "7AN", and AA uses fleet numbers almost exclusively for its oper
99 Longhornmaniac : I have to agree with this. Cheers, Cameron
100 777STL : A lot of people don't know or care what terminology AA uses to internally identify their aircraft. I didn't think it would be that difficult for a bun
101 CapEd388 : I agree with you man. I mean we are having a discussion on a thread that has to do with AAs 77W, so I think its only logical that he was referring to
102 Viscount724 : At many airports you barely see the aircraft now. Gate areas have often been converted to shopping malls with few windows so the first sight of the a
103 DocLightning : Untrue, you do see them. You also see them taking off and landing as you approach the airport by car. You see them out of your window. And you see th
104 Post contains images SPREE34 : Maybe we should add Mode-S address or MSN for confirmation. Then we could have a whole new class of Anetters who know more about Mode-S than anyone e
105 jmw99ttu : I applaud the use of the word pedantic, and the Anchor Man reference. Back to the topic, is the plane outside, or parked in the hanger? I'd like to t
106 B377 : Second AA 777-300 delivery flight is today, leaves 10:10am as Flight 9704, same paint job as the first delivery.
107 longhauler : We do ... because of who we are ... but the average traveler buying a seat doesn't. When choosing an airline, the fare paid is always the prime facto
108 Viscount724 : I doubt 1 in 1000 people who live anywhere near an airport even looks up when an aircraft flies over.
109 AeroWesty : Branding does make a difference, right down to the paint on the aircraft. Pan Am's globe is still unmistakeable. Would Pan Am have been Pan Am with M
110 Viscount724 : The world has changed since then. Air travel has largely become a commodity since fares were deregulated and price is now the #1 factor in customer c
111 DocLightning : It is the prime factor but not the only factor. And, unlike aircraft types, passengers CAN tell you which airline they are flying. They might not kno
112 AeroWesty : And as you say, there are still those for whom it does have some effect. Branding still has some value to some people as a reflection of their expect
113 Post contains images WORLDTRAVEL83 : She will be on her way sooooon to DFW
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