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1st Pic Of Bwia A340 T/o @ LHR  
User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 415 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Here it is:



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I don't care what anyone says. This is a beautiful aircraft!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up


Educate your children before others mis-educate them!!!
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User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Here are the other 2 pics:


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Educate your children before others mis-educate them!!!
User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2053 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Somone suggested that the engine nacelles would be re-painted (from Air Canada white) to the BW grey-silver. I think that would be a good touch.
Personally I would go for bare metal engines like the Tristar  Smile .... but that would be a bit retro and perhaps not possible on these CFMs.



` Yeaah! Baade 152! Trabi of the Sky! '
User currently offlineEGFF From UK - Wales, joined Sep 2001, 2201 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Congratulations Gerry, fantastic pics from a fantastic photographer!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Keep up the good work, all the best
EGFF  Big thumbs up



All together or not at all
User currently offlineEastCoast From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

Awesome photos! Under pressure and hits three perfect photos!


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2472 times:
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An absolutely stunning looking plane and colourscheme!!  Wow!

I've gotta go to LHR and see it for real!

Arsenal@LHR



In Arsene we trust!!
User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2409 times:


OK I must say it is stunningly beautiful. There is a full page ad in the Businesss Monday in Barbados and I must say the first pic of the 340 makes it look bad. Eventhough I give a thumbs up I would love to see it on a 777 in the future.

Why cant they go bare metal ( the steel pan is chrome finished most of them why not have the same effect on the egnine get this effect0
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will miss the L1011 Tristar 500 over 20 years of legendary service may the 340 follow in the foot step of the first of the widebodies and the last of the 3 engine type



Eagles Soar!
User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

It looks beautiful but I still prefer the BWIA colour scheme on the L-1011. Have they retired all their TriStars or are they doing it progressively as they receive more A340s?

Hkg82.


User currently offline9Y-ISA From Trinidad and Tobago, joined May 2001, 221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

For the time being they will keep them until they receive the second one in November. I can't see them being with the airline in 2003.

User currently offlineHkg82 From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2002, 1245 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

So they have 2 L1011s? 1 of which has been replaced by the A340 & the other will be replaced when they receive their next A340?

Hkg82.


User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

There is one main reason you wont see bare metal engines on the A340-300. Mainly because half of the engine would be bare metal, the other half would be an unpainted composite structure. The propelling nozzle isn't metal. Maybe on the A340-500/600 with those big ass Trents.

The engines will be painted before the end of July I have been informed (probably when it goes in for the 600 hour check).

I believe they have three L1011's still, though one is in no condition to fly (can you say spares?). I could be wrong, haven't been home in months.

paNMan


User currently offline9Y-ISA From Trinidad and Tobago, joined May 2001, 221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

Seeing that the A340 is online now, I don't know if they retired one of the L1011 yet. They currently have 3 L1011 but one (9Y-TGN) is stored at Piarco airport since early 2001. If they did park one up now I would imagine it would be 9Y-TGJ because just recently 9Y-THA went undergo some heavy maintenance. But then again the Manchester route will commence in July so Maybe the 2 L15 may stick around!!! That is if Manchester is a whole different route from the Heathrow one!!

User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Good to see I was right about the L1011s. TGN is still outside the hangars minus engines right, while poor old 40D is in the desert. Seeing the picture on airliners.net brought a tear to my eye as I did many flights on 40D.

Since the MAN route is going to be served by Tristars then I can guarantee that the two of them will remain in service for a while still. Main reason being obviously the MAN route, but also the A340 will be down for at least half a day when the 600 hour check is due, and that would mean a L1011 would have to cover the LHR route. The alternative being no flight - and that wouldn't be popular with the passengers.

PANman


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7329 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2301 times:
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The MAN service will have A340s from November.

David


User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2214 times:

What will be done with the Tristars, could teh airline use one as a cargo plane or that would be to expensive.


Eagles Soar!
User currently offlineReggaebird From Jamaica, joined Nov 1999, 1174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2197 times:


Sorry to say it but....that bird is still butt ugly in those colours!!


User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

It's amazing how whenever this topic of BWIA A340's is bought up all the Jamaicans seem to get a serious inferiority complex. It's understandable though, you have to live with being a Jamaican and the stigma that is attached with it.

It's thanks to you there isn't a Caribbean Federation as Jamaica voted against it in the 60s.

paNMan


User currently offline9Y-ISA From Trinidad and Tobago, joined May 2001, 221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Well said PANMAN!!! You are a "rude bwoy"

User currently offlineAbhi From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

did anyone see this plane at yvr when bwia i guess received it from air canada ? it was sitting on gate for a while and then it was towed to a remote stand .. dont know where it went after that .. dont know why the big deal of it going to london .. it was in vancouver way before that .. someone must have seen it !

User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

It was in Toronto, Port of Spain, Barbados before it was in London, so what's your point Abhi?

I guess next time I see a thread about an airport in Canada I will come on and post a highly irrelevant post asking what's the big deal. Remember that series of threads, "What do you think about Y** airport". Boy were those lame.

In fact hey why even bother having these forums? What's the big deal about a bunch of cylinders that go whizzing through the air?

PANman


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3224 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 18 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Ah yes, the new A340! Lovely pictures Garry! The plane really looks magnificent. Hopefully I will get to fly on it soon and issue a report on it.

As far as the TriStars are concerned, 9Y-TGJ and -THA are still around (-THA just had the heavy check) while -TGJ is parked at the old Piarco terminal. TGN is also over there, minus engines and looking very sorry while 40D is in the desert as mentioned.

The ideal thing would have been to get pictures of the A340 and the TriStars at home in Trinidad but that is not easy - that airport is not spotter-friendly.

Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

I have a question concerning L15 -THA, which just had a heavy check: does this mean that there is a customer, who is taking up the aircraft after BWIA has retired it presumably by year's end? It would not make much sense to shell out a lot of money if they could just cover the last few months with leased aircraft, e.g. the Yes Airways TriStar, which is flying for BWIA right now.

Thanks for any info!  Smile



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlinePanman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 10 months 13 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

So what you are saying is that until November when the second A340 comes online, they should lease an extra aircraft (which isn't free I might add) instead of carrying out a scheduled check and putting the ones they have back in the air.

Err, oooookkkaaaaaayyyyy!!!

panMAN


User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 23, posted (11 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Er, AFAIK, the leased Yes L15 is replacing the BWIA L15 undergoing heavy maintenance, which makes me wonder, how "heavy" this maintenance is. Sounds to me like this overhaul doesn't benefit BWIA at all anymore, because the aircraft would be back in BWIA service for only a few weeks or months until November.
However - and that was the basis of my question - I was asking for some more insight into this decision, which is, based on the information I got at the moment, hard for me to understand.

Your answer is not very helpful in this respect, "ooookkkaaaayyyy"?
Maybe my question was misleading. Hope it has become clearer now.  Smile




Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (11 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

Who will operate them when they are checked.

To Reggae Bird U just dont like BWIA. Besides the livery that AJ has is some what like what BWIA had with brighter colours. BWIA has not follow the norm and that departure led to the elegant 340 pics in good light.
Garry great shot cannot wait to see one that shows the 340 just as it has taken off or about to. eg
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25 Voodoo : Trintocan wrote:The ideal thing would have been to get pictures of the A340 and the TriStars at home in Trinidad but that is not easy - that airport i
26 Panman : Tristar500 obviously you do not know the nature of aircraft maintenance. ICAO was set up by the Chicago Convention in 1944. There countries got togeth
27 Post contains images TriStar500 : Thank you for your information - that is exactly the information I was looking for, oookkkaaayyyyy?!?
28 Mbj-11 : Uh...Panman which reputation are you talking about? Remember, we are the best known in the Caribbean for a variety of reasons, whatever they may be. Y
29 9Y-ISA : Mbj-11, I also think you full of it. Any topic concerning the BWIA A340, you always have to bring AJ into it. That is what is making you look bias. No
30 Panman : Like was just stated, in the thre eor four threads that have occurred about the BWIA 'bus yourself and Reggaebird have seen to taken delight in postin
31 Hepkat : Hey guys, I can see very clearly where this thread is heading. Panman, your above post just narrowly escaped being deleted, but I'd ask the unfortunat
32 BWIA 772 : I can understand what Panman is saying and although I think that what he said may seem harsh and bitter but he is merely staying the facts. I have hea
33 Jm-airbus320 : Panman you seem to dwell on negatives. In order to get a point across you have to dig dirt and throw it as best as you can. Well I won't certainly deg
34 Panman : Don't worry, Trinidad is giving Jamaica a good run for the money where drugs are concerned. paNMan
35 9Y-ISA : jm-airbus320, I totally agree with your post 100%. Yes, Panman sounded harsh but I also can understand why he "brock out". For the past few posts abou
36 Panman : Tell me about it. Dey mash meh corn HARD!!
37 BWIA 772 : The 340 has been exhuasted for now. I would like to hear what you all think about the "Teefing Complex" Piarco International. A billion dollar airport
38 Panman : And don't forget hacing to dodge falling ceiling panels.
39 BWIA 772 : Does anyone if the Airbus has those nasty pink leather like seats in coach. Read the post on the dash 8 in the new livery. If you thought that the fi
40 Trintocan : I do not know about the seats on the A340 or the Dash 8s as of now - I did not get the A340 last week (I got TriStar) and I have not flown Bwee Expres
41 BWIA 772 : A388 has posted a BW AJ topic not a fight but a comparison so people come forth and give you comparisons. LOL
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