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A310 Full Black Livery In HKG  
User currently offlineAF185 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2012, 262 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3749 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!

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12179 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3749 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


User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5297 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

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

User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2980 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3751 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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User currently offlineKaiarahi From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 3070 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3751 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]


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User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5297 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3749 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  


User currently offlineLofty From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2008, 322 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3751 times:

PM was in HKG today for the Remeberence service.

User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 902 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3751 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



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5007 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

It's the NZ All Blacks B77W...


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[Edited 2012-11-11 13:20:04]


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User currently offlinecx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6639 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

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

User currently offlineyyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16365 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

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


Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlinedeconz From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3750 times:

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

That aircraft flew through HKG on 02 Nov 12 only


User currently offlineAF185 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2012, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3750 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  


User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1932 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3750 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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