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A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:19 pm

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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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:37 pm

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
 
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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:40 pm

I know Etihad and Royal Jordanian are very dark painted. ( Etihad special F1 livery ) But those are not A310 afaik.
 
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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:44 pm

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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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:45 pm

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

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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:56 pm

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  
 
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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:30 pm

PM was in HKG today for the Remeberence service.
 
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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:53 pm

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.

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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:11 pm

It's the NZ All Blacks B77W...


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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:09 pm

It was indeed the Canadian Air Force A310. 15001 was in town for the day.
 
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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:55 pm

The Cdn PM is visiting India, the Philippines and HKG on this trip.
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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:20 am

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

That aircraft flew through HKG on 02 Nov 12 only
 
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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:59 am

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  
 
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RE: A310 Full Black Livery In HKG

Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:50 am

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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