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Completely White 767 At LHR  
User currently offlinecaptainsloo From Singapore, joined Dec 2011, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15752 times:

Hello everyone!

I wanted to ask this earlier but it slipped my mind. I only just remembered I wanted to ask this!
I was at Heathrow on 28th Dec at about 8am when I saw a completely white 777. It was parked at gate 23 in Terminal 3. Here's a photo!

http://25.media.tumblr.com/b69a5c5c0c2aaf268562211731a56383/tumblr_mgiu48YbLP1qcx1iro1_1280.jpg

Can anyone help explain why it was completely white!

Thanks!!

David

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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15750 times:

Thats a 767... As to why its there and all white im not sure. Did you get the registration of the aircraft? That would help


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User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2072 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15725 times:

Looks more like a 767-300 to me.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30623 posts, RR: 84
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15725 times:
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It could be a four-door 767-300ER. Door 3R looks like the smaller Type A.

[Edited 2013-01-12 08:48:51]

User currently offlinecaptainsloo From Singapore, joined Dec 2011, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15627 times:

Oh sorry my bad. This was the closest I could get to the aircraft so I was unable to spot the registration. The weather wasn't very good too...

User currently offlinePolot From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15602 times:

It looks like Ethipoians' ET-AME based on the ME on the nose gear door. I do not know why it is all white, considering it used to be painted in their livery:


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User currently offlineegnr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 508 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15552 times:

I think I can see "ME" on the nose gear doors when I zoom in, which makes me think it might be ET-AME of Ethiopian Airlines - a 767-300ER:

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Looks like Polot beat me to it!

[Edited 2013-01-12 08:55:04]

[Edited 2013-01-12 08:55:21]


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User currently offlineCO764 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15552 times:

The gear door reads 'ME' so unless I'm mistaken it's not a US-registered bird.

Looks like I was too late! Just found out it was ET-AME.

[Edited 2013-01-12 08:58:44]


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7694 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15552 times:
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Do you not have a complete registration? Can see -ME on the nosegear flaps.


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User currently offlineDolphinAir747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15481 times:

It's NZ's. After painting a 77W, a 32S, and an ATR in an All Blacks livery to support New Zealand's rugby team, they painted a 763 in an All Whites livery to support New Zealand's football team.

User currently offlinedtwlax From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15388 times:

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
It's NZ's. After painting a 77W, a 32S, and an ATR in an All Blacks livery to support New Zealand's rugby team, they painted a 763 in an All Whites livery to support New Zealand's football team.

It cannot be NZ's. Air NZ uses Terminal 1 at LHR and not Teminal 3.


User currently offlineDolphinAir747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15323 times:

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 10):
Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
It's NZ's. After painting a 77W, a 32S, and an ATR in an All Blacks livery to support New Zealand's rugby team, they painted a 763 in an All Whites livery to support New Zealand's football team.

It cannot be NZ's. Air NZ uses Terminal 1 at LHR and not Teminal 3.

This is why we should have a sarcasm font on the site.  


User currently offlinecaptainsloo From Singapore, joined Dec 2011, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 15039 times:

thanks guys!

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
It's NZ's. After painting a 77W, a 32S, and an ATR in an All Blacks livery to support New Zealand's rugby team, they painted a 763 in an All Whites livery to support New Zealand's football team.

haha nice one  


User currently offlineqantas744er From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 14648 times:

Possibly already repainted in white in preparation of return to lessor. ET-AME was delivered to KLM in 1996, and is leased from ILFC.


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User currently offlineplanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13018 times:

Correct, it is ET's 767.

It is all white as it was repainted prior to return to lessor, but due to the late delivery of the 787's, the airline has kept the aircraft a little longer.


User currently onlinephunc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 11875 times:

According to flight data 24, ET-AME operated ADD-LHR-ADD as the ET700/701 on Dec 28th.

So that ties up.


User currently offlineflightsimer From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 540 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 10532 times:

since we know this plane is a 767 and its reason... Did we ever determin what Boeing was doing with that all white 777 a few months ago that sported an experimental print for a while?


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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2211 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 9472 times:

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 16):
Did we ever determin what Boeing was doing with that all white 777 a few months ago that sported an experimental print for a while?

That aircraft was eventually sold to iraqi airways:

Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery Of One 777-200LR (by someone83 Dec 15 2012 in Civil Aviation)



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