Hammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 687 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1982 times:
The first part of the fuselage for the first NWA A-330 is together in Hamburg Germany...the a/c# will be 3301...it is not due to be delivered until July 2003, but it is the first "enhanced" A-330-300 and it will be getting lots of testing before delivery...and on another note the first 757-300 will be in service in 2 weeks...SEA-DTW-SEA...
762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1608 times:
I'm surprised that Airbus would designate it as "enhanced" if the only change is the LCD screen. Will there be any change in performance. The 330-300X was the most recent change to the A333. They just added extra fuel capacity and a greater MTOW for greater range.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 9, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1264 times:
NW will be getting the A330-300, it will be configured with a World Business Class and Economy Cabin (ie, no First Class) and the first European route will be DTW-AMS, if current rumors are correct. However, NW is not yet ETOPS, and the A330s will be flown domestically for the first few months while NW gains the necessary experience with the aircraft; as for the domestic routes, look for anything that is now or in the past been flown by the DC10s, such as DTW-LAX, MSP-LAX, DTW-MEM and the like.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
I believe that the NW A333 order is for 24 aircraft, which should be enough to cover their transatlantic DC10-30 operations (Domestic DC10-40s are being replaced with 753s)......we may see some adjustment in the flights operated by KL and the flights operated by NW as part of their transatlantic partnership during certain periods, but it seems that NW is covered.
NW, as of yet, has not ordered aircraft to replace the DC10s on its Hawaii operations (MSP, DTW, SEA, LAX to HNL)......what is likely is that the newest of the DC10-30s (some are not that old, even though acquired 2nd hand, some of the DC10s are less than 15 years old at the moment) will operate the Hawaii routes for a few more years until the time is right for NW to order additional A333s, or another type, for the mainland-Hawaii services.
Bobnwa From United States of America, joined exactly 13 years ago today! , 6263 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 959 times:
The NW 330-300 will have 304 seats. Although a few on this board have mentioned NW getting a new color scheme, it has never been announced by Northwest. The new 757-300's are arriving with the present paint scheme.
Favre From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 595 posts, RR: 10 Reply 18, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 933 times:
about 2 weeks ago nwa signed a contract with BAE SYSTEMS for the new international interior for the A330 & 747 fleets.....and reguarding the paint status it seems that is hush hush until roll-out of new product line....
Braniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 861 times:
The new color scheme rumor is coming from the higher ups, though nothing is set in stone. If a new color scheme is to be introduced it would be on the 330. NW is currently working with a brand consulting company out of NYC for WBC product upgrade, that is all that's known.