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Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330  
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 14855 posts, RR: 43
Posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7972 times:

Aerolíneas Argentinas has taken delivery of it's first second-hand A330-200. The aircraft (MSN 290) with registration LV-FNI once belonged to Sabena. Three more second-hand A330s will join the fleet shortly and are all leased from ILFC.

Picture from Twitter:

http://twitter.com/turintegracion/status/375010228753801216

Video of the arrival at Barcelona-El Prat airport:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mM8CqIv05E

The previous thread:
First A330 For Aerolíneas Argentinas Painted (by KarelXWB Jul 28 2013 in Civil Aviation)


Close, but no cigar http://vine.co/v/OjqeYWWpVWK
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User currently offlinemesaflyguy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3641 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7976 times:
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That's a good looking airplane! I cannot wait to see it landing over my house going into JFK!


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User currently offlineSpaceshipDC10 From Canada, joined Jan 2013, 2489 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 7581 times:

Oh my.... The A330 is one of the nicest airplane built and in that livery it simply looks gorgeous.

User currently offlineDeltaB717 From Australia, joined Jun 2012, 721 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7094 times:
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Wow she's beautiful!

Dream time: wouldn't it be lovely to see AR with A345 or A346 to do SYD!


User currently offlinepierrelav From Brazil, joined Mar 2011, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7065 times:

Hopefully a game changer.. This airline is losing US$ 2M/ day. The taxpayers foot the bill.

User currently offlineReffado From Brazil, joined Feb 2012, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 6111 times:

They may have a terrible management crew, but the designers did a very good job on their new livery. Stands out a lot next to the "text on white" addiction.

Just a little something: isn't it a little bit dirty for a newly delivered frame?


User currently offlinePATRistar From Brazil, joined Aug 2013, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5971 times:

Nice livery but I still miss their 80's livery mabe they could do a retrojet with one of those A330-200.

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 14855 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5243 times:

Some pictures of the cabin can be found here:

http://instagram.com/p/d9g6vzkml5/
http://instagram.com/p/d9hD7dkmmP/
http://instagram.com/p/d907mIEmrx/



Close, but no cigar http://vine.co/v/OjqeYWWpVWK
User currently offlineAM777LR From Mexico, joined Sep 2013, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4993 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
Aerolíneas Argentinas has taken delivery of it's first second-hand A330-200

As we say in spanish, "Qué bonito es lo" (Look how beautiful it is!) i hope this plane has a long prosperous life with AR! Buena Suerte AR!

Quoting pierrelav (Reply 4):
This airline is losing US$ 2M/ day. The taxpayers foot the bill.

Looks like AR needs some new management   $2M a day? Wow...

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 7):
Some pictures of the cabin can be found here:

The economy seats look like and older style from the front but from the back you can see the nice PTVs! What size are they? 9" A big upgrade from the cabins on the A343 and A342! The mood lighting and the first class looks amazing! Good Job AR!

Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 3):
Dream time: wouldn't it be lovely to see AR with A345 or A346 to do SYD!

Hey maybe they can take up those 2 SQ A345s that will be retired after SIN-EWR an SIN-LAX are discontinued   
And isn't VS looking to ditch their A346s? They should call up the Argentines   


User currently offlineEmiratesEK231 From United States of America, joined Jul 2013, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4968 times:

Good to see a new aircraft type in Aerolineas Argentinas colors.

With that said, I am underwhelmed by the A330. I used to love the plane. Looked so great in photos... until I finally got to see my first A330s in the flesh while traveling overseas over the summer. The plane is so 'vanilla' in person. Nothing exciting about it, at all. I saw both the -200 and -300 variants. The RR-equipped jets were the worst. Those Trents (I think they're Trents) looked terrible to me. I saw a GE-powered -200 operated by Air Mauritius, and it was the looker of all the A330s I saw. It was still quite boring. Just a personal opinion. I was just very unimpressed with the aircraft. Not trying to start a war, just giving my opinion. Still a marvelous aircraft for its capabilities.



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User currently offlineaerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7582 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4948 times:

Quoting PATRistar (Reply 6):
Nice livery but I still miss their 80's livery mabe they could do a retrojet with one of those A330-200.

I find the interiors on AR aircraft pretty retro... At least the interior on these 330s looks from this century. I agree about that livery though.


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2621 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4666 times:

I haven't really kept up with the news with regards to AR, but it looks like this bird was sitting around for awhile.. Will the other A330s at least sport a fresh coat of paint?

Other airlines that are having $$$ issues seem to be following suit with a more simple livery, so why so AR flying around with this livery that probably costs a pretty penny to paint..



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User currently offlineLGA777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1149 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Anyone have any knowledge of what routes this first (and later 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) A-330's are slated to fly ?

Thanks

LGA777


User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

Looks nice especially the outside. Why is AR always adding used planes? I don't think that's a logical branding strategy, I bet their interiors are all different.

User currently offlineLVTMB From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4116 times:

Quoting PATRistar (Reply 6):
Nice livery but I still miss their 80's livery mabe they could do a retrojet with one of those A330-200.

Agree!

TMB


User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7684 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3844 times:

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 12):
Anyone have any knowledge of what routes this first (and later 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) A-330's are slated to fly ?

JFK, right?

The Y seats look very retro. They should have an adjustable headrest. In any event, the cabin looks good. This is great for AR.



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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4581 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 13):
Why is AR always adding used planes?

That applies to long haul only. Their short haul fleet is mostly factory new.


User currently offlineAM777LR From Mexico, joined Sep 2013, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3754 times:

Quoting LJ (Reply 16):
Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 13):

Most likely it is because long haul planes are so much morr expensive and AR just doesn't have the money to front for a brand new A332 or 77W. How cool would a 77W look in AR livery!


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