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Colombian Air Force (FAC) BBJ FAC-0001..FINALLY!  
User currently offlineWimpycol From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 484 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7638 times:

Finally...its here....first view of the new office from the President of Colombia: hyper 

FAC-0001

Historical registries:
Type : B737-74V(BBJ)
c/n : 29272
l/n : 323
Engines : CFM56-7B27
First flight : 30.06.1999
Roll out date : 12.08.1999
Test Registration : N1786B
Previous Registration : N737SP/ N7378P
Current Registration : FAC-0001
Future Registration : FAC-0001
Now owned : Raytheon Co R / FAC COLOMBIA (next month????)


And for you who like some background info on this new BBJ for Colombia...please read the next document (Spanish only but still very interesting)
CRONOLOGÍA DEL PROYECTO DEADQUISICIÓN DELAVIÓN PRESIDENCIALASPECTOS JURÍDICOS

I hope I can catch it next month when I will travel to Colombia...guepa!!!
Regards
Willem Alberto


Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12082 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7612 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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I received a security warning when I clicked on the FAC-0001 link

User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7553 times:

WOW Wympicol.. cool pic... This is one of the reasons that I joined A.net, to find information about the FAC 0001..

I hope that you can see it next month and take a pic of the Colombian "Air Force One"..



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineJuanr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7512 times:

Now I only hope the Colombian Autorities will perform the same kind of inspections that the Chinese made when their presidential plane was deliveried in the search of hidden microphones and other bugs......ohh, I forgot, the US has no need to do this...our government provides them with all our information.

I think it needs a paint job, and I don't think we are going to see it here at BOG very often since it seems that our President has forgotten where the Capital City is and he is managing to remain in the seat for at least, for now, 5 more years,  Sad

Juan
SKBO


User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7394 times:

Quoting Juanr (Reply 4):
President has forgotten where the Capital City is and he is managing to remain in the seat for at least, for now, 5 more years, Sad

Let's do something good for both of us. Lets switch presidents! I'll give you Chavez and you give me Uribe, I'll be happy and I think you will too! What do you say? Wink


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7278 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 5):
Let's do something good for both of us. Lets switch presidents! I'll give you Chavez and you give me Uribe, I'll be happy and I think you will too! What do you say?

Not in a million years.. LOL...  Smile

We want Uribe to stay as much as he wants... now in his new airplane..  Smile



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7266 times:

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 6):
We want Uribe to stay as much as he wants... now in his new airplane..

Come on if we trade presidents, the presidential plane is included in the deal, you guys will get a brand new A316CJ with ultra luxury interior ! You can't say no to that  Silly  bigthumbsup 


User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 7264 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 7):
a brand new A316CJ with ultra luxury interior !

A what? Something's going wrong here. You're trying to fool us, aren't you ?!

You want a 16 year old A310 with extremely luxurious VIP interior together with a bunch of practically deposed social demoscrats? You can have the airplane for free if you "take care" of the idiots aboard !!! The deal of your life ... trust me. But don't tell anybody!

Edit: SPECIAL OFFER: In case you also take the opposition you get a second identical A310 for free!

[Edited 2005-05-24 00:47:14]

User currently offlineLuisde8cd From Pitcairn Islands, joined Aug 2004, 2571 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 7255 times:

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 8):

A what? Something's going wrong here. You're trying to fool us, aren't you ?!

Hahaha, my typo. It's an A319CJ

Here's the bird, rolled out from Hamburg on April 2002.


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Photo © Fabio Laranjeira
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Photo © Carlo Dal Bianco - FliteZoneImages



Its livery has "República Bolivariana" titles on one side and "Venezuela" on the other. If you guys accept the deal, we'll just repaint the Venezuela titles and put "Colombia" instead. You'll have to keep República Bolivariana of course.

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 8):
You want a 16 year old A310 with extremely luxurious VIP interior together with a bunch of practically deposed social demoscrats? You can have the airplane for free if you "take care" of the idiots aboard !!! The deal of your life ... trust me. But don't tell anybody!

I'll offer the same deal to you. If you take the A319CJ with Chavez and his gabinet and governors, I'll gladly accept both of your A310s! Do we have a deal?


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7241 times:

What?? Not only Chavez but also his entire cabinet? Come on man... what have we done to you...  Smile

I rather have Uribe and the Fokker for another few years.. LOL



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineJUANR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7232 times:

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 5):
Let's do something good for both of us. Lets switch presidents! I'll give you Chavez and you give me Uribe, I'll be happy and I think you will too! What do you say?

Jejejeje Luis very clever for you but no thanks, I hate left-wing dictatorships as much as I hate right-wing fascist regimes like the one we are about to have here.

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 6):
We want Uribe to stay as much as he wants... now in his new airplane..

Please don't count me on that "we", fortunately there is still a lot of people in the country who have realized that our president is leading us into a right wing dictatorship, unfortunately we are still not enough and we are so divided that we are not going to be able to oust him soon.

but please let's get back to the aviation topic and to discuss about our new presidential plane.

Juan
SKBO


User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7187 times:

Do you think it will have the same colors as the old one? Like all the FAC planes?


I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7133 times:

Is there a rule about the colors of the Presidential plane? Does it HAS to HAVE the FAC colors?


I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 6995 times:

Any Update about this plane?


I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 6950 times:

Where can I see the picture of this plane? the www.jetphotos.net (to see the FAC 0001) or the link in the main reply doesn't work.


MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6923 times:

Thanks JuanR....finally I could see the pic.


MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineSoAmSky From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6923 times:

Where is the darn picture? none of the links seems to work  banghead 


Soar the blue of the South American Sky
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6894 times:

yep... it is not working.
Here I posted it on my server:

http://arizainc.tripod.com/737spsloin.jpg



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6877 times:

Today, the Colombian newspaper (ElTiempo.com) announced the arrival of the plane for the end of this month and the President will use it for the first time for a trip to Europe in July.

The link to the news (in Spanish):
http://200.41.9.39/poli/2005-06-16/A...LO-WEB-_NOTA_INTERIOR-2109591.html



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineJUANR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 6859 times:

Our fellow censors, ohh, sorry, moderators, sent me an email telling me that it is forbidden to link from Jetphotos. That is why you couldn't see it, sorry.

Juan
SKBO

(How many deletions before you get banned?, I'm getting tired of "friendly notices)


User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

Quoting JUANR (Reply 19):
Our fellow censors, ohh, sorry, moderators, sent me an email telling me that it is forbidden to link from Jetphotos. That is why you couldn't see it, sorry.

I had to "cut" and "paste".... Try and you'll see it works. Anyway..the plane in the picture is in bare metal..I thought I was going to see it with the FAC colors.



MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 6833 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 20):
Anyway..the plane in the picture is in bare metal..I thought I was going to see it with the FAC colors.

yepp, I know the feeling. I wanna see that too.



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6785 times:

Good news: The plane will arrive to BOG on the last week of June, It will arrive from Delaware with the Secretary of Defense (Ministro de Defensa). Official ceremony on July 2nd. . Inaugural flight with President onboard will be on July 9th on the BOG-MAD Presidential trip. Well, let's wait just two Weeks.


MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6779 times:

Quoting Bongo (Reply 22):
Good news: The plane will arrive to BOG on the last week of June,

You read it on "Semana" right? I was going to post the same news..  Smile
I am curious that it says that it will have luxury accommodations for the president, I thought it was going to more "basic"...

Great news, its already the 20th of June, so one more week and we will be able to see it.



I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
User currently offlineRICARIZA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2389 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6721 times:

FINALLY AN IMAGE OF THE PLANE COMPLETED:



There is an article in today's paper (In Spanish):

http://eltiempo.terra.com.co/judi/20...LO-WEB-_NOTA_INTERIOR-2119888.html




I miss ACES, I am proud of AVIANCA & I am loyal to AMERICAN
25 Post contains images RICARIZA : Other pics from the article:
26 RICARIZA : OK, a few things from the article to our non-Spanish speakers: "737-700 BBJ The plane is ready on a hangar in Delaware and it will go to Colombia next
27 Post contains links RICARIZA : This other newspaper says that the fokker will not be retired, but it will be used to transport ministers and other persons from the government. http:
28 RICARIZA : Does anyone know what are the security devices or measures on this plane? Does it has something different than a regular 737?
29 MidnightMike : Sure, the BBJ's have extra fuel tanks which increase their range, also, the BBJ's are lighter than the commercial 737, so, the BBJ is able to get to
30 RICARIZA : Didn't know that, thanks Mike...!
31 Bongo : According to the news, the airplane is already in BOG, Any news about it ?
32 757MDE : According to RCN news the Airplane will arrive in Palanquero airbase today July the 1st (must be inflight or taking off from the US as I write this) a
33 Bongo : First Flight: July 7th: SJO (Attention Costa Rican Spotters!) Second Flight: July 9th: MAD (Attention Spanish Spotters!!)
34 RICARIZA : Why Palanquero instead of Catam in Bogota, any idea?
35 Post contains images RICARIZA : I found a small image of the configuration, is not very clear though:
36 Post contains links RICARIZA : Today I read on the newspaper that the plane didn't arrive last night due to problems on the documentation in the US. Apparently they need to evaluate
37 Post contains links and images RICARIZA : If the news appears on the Presidential Web Page, I assume the plane is already in BOG: The caption says: Bogota D.C., July 5 - 2005 This it is the ne
38 Post contains links and images 757MDE : It's here at last! Pictures from the Colombian Air Force page. Coverage from El Colombiano newspaper (text in Spanish only but with some interesting p
39 RICARIZA : COOOL PICS! THANKS MAN!
40 SFOMEX : To be a revolutionary, Chavez likes to fly in style! BTW. It seems that Juanr is no longer a member. Do you know if he was deleted? Did he delete him
41 RICARIZA : I am sorry, but what has Chavez to do with this topic?
42 Post contains links and images Bongo : Just want to share with you guys the first two pics of this BBJ in a.net as seen in SJO (first flight with President onboard) and LHR during his trip
43 Boeing Nut : MidnightNike, Sorry for nit picking, but this is an incorrect statement. Off of the Boeing website: Empty Operating Weight: 737-700 - 83,000+ lbs. BB
44 RICARIZA : Great! Thanks !!
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