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Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:34 pm

Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla will adorn the first Aircraft headed for the Norwegian Argentina Airlines:

Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla ( March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992)

Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. A virtuoso bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with a variety of ensembles.

In 1992, American music critic Stephen Holden described Piazzolla as "the world's foremost composer of tango music".

LV-HQH with tail art before the Argentine registration is covered for the delivery flight on Saturday as EI-FVO

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Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC

Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:47 pm

Taken at Oslo yesterday, with Argentinian registration and Astor Piazzolla on the tail.

https://www.netairspace.com/pic/210481/
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Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Great looking! You can see it has the Satcom Antenna for wifi.
Is this ex-EI-FVO as it was announced? If so, it had the wifi added on these days! Great!
 
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Re: Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC

Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:50 pm

Yes, l/n 42278 is indeed ex EI-FVO.
 
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Re: Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC

Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:58 pm

marcoantona wrote:
Great looking! You can see it has the Satcom Antenna for wifi.
Is this ex-EI-FVO as it was announced? If so, it had the wifi added on these days! Great!


According to planespotters.net, LV-HQH (in OP's picture link) is indeed ex EI-FVO, not the most accurate place I know to find information, but it is what's coming up.

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Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:18 pm

aemoreira1981 wrote:
The planes for the Argentina operation should have Argentinian figures on the tail and a royal blue nose at some point.

I agree it should be different, but it's understandable why it's not. Easier from their POV to keep a similar livery
 
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Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:19 pm

The planes for the Argentina operation should have Argentinian figures on the tail and a royal blue nose at some point.
 
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Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:58 pm

jnev3289 wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
The planes for the Argentina operation should have Argentinian figures on the tail and a royal blue nose at some point.

I agree it should be different, but it's understandable why it's not. Easier from their POV to keep a similar livery


The issue is, Norwegian like to shuffle their planes around, based on seasonable demand and the like. I'm not 100% sure on the economics of flying planes to Europe for periods of high demand, but I'm sure if they expand further into South America they'll be cycling planes around - plus from a slightly cynical perspective if it all goes wrong, there are plane's that can easily move into the EU fleet.
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Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:02 pm

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The planes for the Argentina operation should have Argentinian figures on the tail and a royal blue nose at some point.


Sources at Norwegian Argentina say no changes to the corporate livery are planned. The only localization will be, as seen already, Argentinian historical figures.

Argentina's airlines have nothing but blue and white liveries, so a bit of red (like Avianca's) is very welcome!
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Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:11 pm

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LV-HQH with tail art before the Argentine registration is covered for the delivery flight on Saturday as EI-FVO


Hey Mortyman, can this ferry flight date be confirmed?

Rds,
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Re: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:27 am

dcajet wrote:
Mortyman wrote:

LV-HQH with tail art before the Argentine registration is covered for the delivery flight on Saturday as EI-FVO


Hey Mortyman, can this ferry flight date be confirmed?

Rds,


I got the info and photo from their Facebook page. So I don't know more spesifics
 
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Re: Norwegian Air Argentina will receive first 737-800 in January

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:34 am

Mortyman wrote:
dcajet wrote:
Mortyman wrote:

LV-HQH with tail art before the Argentine registration is covered for the delivery flight on Saturday as EI-FVO


Hey Mortyman, can this ferry flight date be confirmed?

Rds,


I got the info and photo from their Facebook page. So I don't know more spesifics


Thanks a bunch for the quick reply. In the meantime, a friend in Buenos Aires forwarded me Norwegian's PR distributed today in Argentina, and confirms the plane is expected @ EZE this coming Monday.

Here is what Norwegian had to say today:


Llega este lunes el primer avión de Norwegian Air Argentina con la imagen de Astor Piazzolla en su ala de cola

• Se trata de un Boeing 737-800, es el primero de la flota de la compañía en el país y cumple con los más altos estándares de seguridad.
• La aeronave, de menos de un año de antigüedad, mantiene la tradición de Norwegian de realizar tributos a personalidades locales.

Buenos Aires, 12 de enero de 2018.


La aerolínea de tarifas bajas (low-fare) Norwegian Air Argentina recibirá el lunes próximo su primer avión Boeing 737-800 en el que rinde un homenaje a Astor Piazzolla. La aeronave, de menos de un año de antigüedad, mantiene la tradición de la compañía de realizar tributo a personalidades locales que hayan contribuido e inspirado a la sociedad con su obra. La imagen del músico y compositor argentino se encuentra en el ala de cola del avión y forma parte de la campaña “Héroes en el Ala de Cola”.

La aeronave, cuyo arribo está programado para el lunes 15 de enero a Ezeiza y de matrícula argentina LV-HQH, cumple con los más altos estándares de seguridad, calidad y uso eficiente del combustible. Está configurada con 189 asientos, cuenta con conexión wi-fi e incluye una nueva dimensión de comodidad a bordo gracias a su diseño Sky Interior -del fabricante Boeing- que brinda un mayor confort para el pasajero, con iluminación ambiental y más espacio en cabina.

Norwegian -que opera en el mundo con una de las flotas más nuevas y amigables con el medio ambiente del mundo, con una edad promedio de 3,6 años de antigüedad-, planea contar con entre 10 y12 aeronaves Boeing 737-800 al cabo del primer año desde el inicio de sus operaciones en el país. La campaña de “Héroes en el Ala de Cola” a todos los aviones de la flota, para la cual se elegirán personalidades que, en sintonía con el espíritu de la compañía, hayan derribado fronteras, desafiado lo prestablecido e inspirado a miles de personas.

Ole Christian Melhus, CEO de Norwegian Air Argentina, dijo: “La llegada de nuestro primer avión es un paso más del recorrido que nos llevará a poner en macha nuestras operaciones en muy pocos, para que cada vez más personas puedan volar y recorrer la Argentina a precios accesibles”. Y agregó: “Entretanto, a través de esta distintiva iniciativa de Norwegian, tenemos el gusto de rendir homenaje a Astor Piazzolla, uno de los artistas argentinos más destacados y reconocidos internacionalmente. Agradecemos a la familia Piazzolla por sumarse a nuestra iniciativa”.

Por su parte, Laura Escalada de Piazzolla, dijo: “Es un honor que Astor (Piazzolla) haya sido elegido para ser el primer homenajeado en los aviones. Astor fue un pionero, un músico excepcional que inspiró y sigue inspirando a generaciones de músicos en todo el mundo”.


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Re: Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:39 am

Hope Carlos Monzon is NOT among the honored by NASA (no, not THAT NASA) in the future...a great boxer, he was nevertheless also a murderer who is ironically, still adored by many Argentinians. Juan Martin Coggi perhaps if they want to honor a great boxer from Argentina would be a better example.

On the other hand, wonder if this plane will see some action to Astor Piazolla airport in Mar del Plata,
 
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:13 am

AntonioMartin wrote:
Hope Carlos Monzon is NOT among the honored by NASA (no, not THAT NASA) in the future...a great boxer, he was nevertheless also a murderer who is ironically, still adored by many Argentinians. Juan Martin Coggi perhaps if they want to honor a great boxer from Argentina would be a better example.

On the other hand, wonder if this plane will see some action to Astor Piazolla airport in Mar del Plata,


Norwegian is very careful about vetting who gets on the tails of its aircraft; and it involves working with the estates and families of those being celebrated.

Monzon, bless his heart, a talented boxer but a very violent man who ended up killing his wife by throwing her from a balcony would not stand a chance. I understand from friends in Bs Aires close to Norwegian that Jorge Newbery (the father of Argentinian aviation) and Carlos Gardel (the most famous tango singer, bar none) got the thumbs down because of the way they passed - in aviation accidents.
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Re: Norwegian Argentina's first plane - PIC

Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:38 am

How about Eva Perón ?
 
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:55 am

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How about Eva Perón ?


Hmmm... I doubt it. 66 years after her death, she continues to divide Argentina. A saint or a she-devil, depending on who you ask, it'd do nothing but widen what Argentinians call "la grieta" (the chasm) between Peronism and anti Peronism, populism or anti populism. See Cristina Kirchner for the embodiment of "la grieta" in present times.

Norwegian would be wise staying away from it.
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:16 am

Politics indeed appear to be complicated in Argentina, however if there's one thing that unites the country it's football. Maybe Alfredo Di Stéfano could be put on one of the tails? I think he's the greatest Argentinian football player who isn't anymore. The greatest ever is of course Diego Maradona, but he's still alive and Norwegian only puts dead people on their tails.
 
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:54 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Politics indeed appear to be complicated in Argentina, however if there's one thing that unites the country it's football. Maybe Alfredo Di Stéfano could be put on one of the tails? I think he's the greatest Argentinian football player who isn't anymore. The greatest ever is of course Diego Maradona, but he's still alive and Norwegian only puts dead people on their tails.


Maradona, while one of the greatest football players ever in his prime, has become a bit of a clownish figure in Argentina in the past ten years or so. Consistently present on the tabloids and trashy TV shows for his squabbles with his exes, daughters (latest one: he announced he is boycotting his daughter's wedding) and unrecognized children, his support of the Castros, Chavismo, Putin and Cristina Kirchner, his venom against Mauricio Macri, all from his "exile" in Dubai, where he currently resides. The circus never ends with him.

The good news is Argentina has no shortage of historical figures of note. From the most Nobel Prizes in the region to artists, humanitarians, etc., Norwegian has plenty to choose from. As is the case everywhere else, steering clear of politics is always a good idea.
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Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:42 pm

EI-FVO left Oslo this morning on the beginning of its new assignment in Argentina, where it will be known as LV-HQH.

Ferry flight includes an overnight stop at YYR, then leg to FDF, where Norwegian has an operating base. Overnight stop there and then a final leg, non stop to EZE.
Aircraft is staffed by a Norway-based crew with Argentinian observers. Upon arrival in Argentina, the local internal revenue agency (AFIP) will process the plane's arrival into Norwegian Air Argentina's fleet through customs and then it will be be cleared to don its LV- registry.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ei-fvo
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Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:18 am

The first plane for Norwegian Air Argentina has arrived in Buenos Aires.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ei-fvo

https://youtu.be/3fDDv-qFlHI

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Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:16 pm

Following its arrival in Buenos Aires last Monday, Norwegian Argentina's EI-FVO visited MVD/SUMU yesterday, after taking a leisure route over the province of Buenos Aires and some of the South Atlantic Seaboard towns. It later returned to EZE.

http://avionesenezeiza.blogspot.com/201 ... a-los.html
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:18 pm

José Hernández, Favaloro are both non-conflictive images that should adorn some tails in the future. Makes sense how the did not choose Gardel due to the way he died.
 
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:23 pm

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José Hernández, Favaloro are both non-conflictive images that should adorn some tails in the future. Makes sense how the did not choose Gardel due to the way he died.


Dr. Rene Favaloro, a world wide pioneer in the field of heart transplants, is likely to be overlooked, too, if what I have been told is to be believed. He shot himself in his office in Buenos Aires in 2000.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:37 pm

He also invented the bypass surgery and the Stent. Yes, he committed suicide but I think that should not disqualify him.

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