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Topic: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: AF185
Posted 2012-11-11 06:19:10 and read 3737 times.

Hi all,

I landed in HKG from BKK this morning around noon, and saw what it seemed to be an A310 in a full black livery. I could notice some Arabic characters covered up.

Anyone knows where's this aircraft from? Is it a state aircraft?

I couldn't see the reg nor take a picture....

Thanks!

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: KC135TopBoom
Posted 2012-11-11 06:37:16 and read 3737 times.

Are you sure it was black, and not a dark gray? The RCAF CC-150s, Polaris, (A-310s, 2 are tankers called the CC-150T, 1 is a VIP, and 2 are strategic transports) are painted a very dark glossy gray. The titles are both in English and French.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CC-150_Polaris

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: kl911
Posted 2012-11-11 06:40:21 and read 3737 times.

I know Etihad and Royal Jordanian are very dark painted. ( Etihad special F1 livery ) But those are not A310 afaik.

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: Spacepope
Posted 2012-11-11 06:44:42 and read 3739 times.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Are you sure it was black, and not a dark gray? The RCAF CC-150s, Polaris, (A-310s, 2 are tankers called the CC-150T, 1 is a VIP, and 2 are strategic transports) are painted a very dark glossy gray. The titles are both in English and French.

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Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: Kaiarahi
Posted 2012-11-11 06:45:16 and read 3739 times.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
The RCAF CC-150s, Polaris, (A-310s, 2 are tankers called the CC-150T, 1 is a VIP, and 2 are strategic transports) are painted a very dark glossy gray.

The VIP is in HKG today carrying the P.M.
Is this what you saw? http://www.airliners.net/photo/Canad...d=e4db7498246a01a83c3ff9821b325c23

[Edited 2012-11-11 06:50:38]

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: kl911
Posted 2012-11-11 06:56:19 and read 3737 times.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
Are you sure it was black, and not a dark gray? The RCAF CC-150s, Polaris, (A-310s, 2 are tankers called the CC-150T, 1 is a VIP, and 2 are strategic transports) are painted a very dark glossy gray. The titles are both in English and French.

I'm sure they wouldnt have Arab characters on the livery  

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: Lofty
Posted 2012-11-11 10:30:26 and read 3739 times.

PM was in HKG today for the Remeberence service.

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: SRQKEF
Posted 2012-11-11 11:53:30 and read 3739 times.

Hi,

Are you sure there were Arabic characters? If so, it could also have been a Royal Jordanian Cargo plane... I would bet on the Canadian PM one though.

rgds,
Sveinn

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: EK413
Posted 2012-11-11 13:11:20 and read 3738 times.

It's the NZ All Blacks B77W...


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Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: cx flyboy
Posted 2012-11-11 15:09:56 and read 3738 times.

It was indeed the Canadian Air Force A310. 15001 was in town for the day.

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: yyz717
Posted 2012-11-11 15:55:03 and read 3738 times.

The Cdn PM is visiting India, the Philippines and HKG on this trip.

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: deconz
Posted 2012-11-11 17:20:56 and read 3738 times.

Quoting EK413 (Reply 8):
It's the NZ All Blacks B77W...

That aircraft flew through HKG on 02 Nov 12 only

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: AF185
Posted 2012-11-11 18:59:35 and read 3738 times.

Quoting Kaiarahi (Reply 4):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):
The RCAF CC-150s, Polaris, (A-310s, 2 are tankers called the CC-150T, 1 is a VIP, and 2 are strategic transports) are painted a very dark glossy gray.

The VIP is in HKG today carrying the P.M.
Is this what you saw? http://www.airliners.net/photo/Canad...25c23

Thank you all for the information. Indeed it looks like the aircraft I saw, and the lighting conditions made it look darker hence I thought it was black.
It is nice to see A310's around still! Is the A310 the main state aircraft used by the P.M in Canada?

Quoting EK413 (Reply 8):
It's the NZ All Blacks B77W...

I mixed up the Arabic charcaters from far away with the "Canada" title, but still I could have made the difference between an A310 and a B77W  

Topic: RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG
Username: WestJet747
Posted 2012-11-11 19:50:51 and read 3738 times.

Quoting AF185 (Reply 12):
Is the A310 the main state aircraft used by the P.M in Canada?

It depends on the type of mission. For important diplomatic missions overseas like the current one to India, the A310 is always used.

The RCAF also has some VIP Challenger 600s that the PM uses:


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