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Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:03 pm


courtesy http://home.iprimus.com.au/jpflood/Michael/

looks great so far

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:24 pm

Very, Very nice !!.

The -300 should also look nice, but not as nice as this.
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:27 pm

Is that a name under the flightdeck windows? If so, anybody got any idea what it is?
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:33 pm

Looks great and I'm glad to see A330's in QF colors  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:40 pm

Looks very average in my opinion.
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:45 pm

Cx_flyboy,
Admittedly its a bad photo, but you're just jealous.  Laugh out loud

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P.s: A/C looks fab!
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:46 pm

I never thought i'd see ever a QFA330 until they announced they would buy it. Damm fine looking aircraft
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:48 pm

The name under the flight deck window on this A330-200 (which is VH-EBA), is 'Cradle Mountain'.
It is a beautiful landmark in the Australian island state of Tasmania.

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:56 pm

hi,

qantas needs a new livery!

Where are you, air orange/viporbuddy....


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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 6:23 pm

ummm, no way. its fine as it is! maybe a few minor alterations but nothing major.
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 6:29 pm

It looks short, like an A300 with wingtips. Which routes will the A330 operate?
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 6:33 pm

My buddy Cx_flyboy is now at the controls of a ..... 777 so he has no interest in anything that starts with A !!
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 6:49 pm

Just do something about the boring all white fuselage and DON'T touch the flying kangaroo!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 6:57 pm

Makes me remember an a/c mechanic from Australia, some three years ago, who told me that QF would never buy a damn Airbus and that he was very happy that no Aussie airline (at that time) was flying these plastic planes...

Things have changed in the last years (for good)!  Wink/being sarcastic


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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 7:14 pm

EC-121K, is there a listing published of the names the A330s will carry? I had hoped they would carry the A300s names (James Cook etc.).
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 7:38 pm

Cx flyboy must be crazy over the B777 with the other piots saying that it's the best plane ever to fly! Big grin
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RE: Dee-see-eit

Fri Aug 30, 2002 7:45 pm

3 years ago, Ansett was around flying these "plastic" planes, the A320 Skystar.

I'm not quite sure what this mechanic was going on about - it wasn't hard to find an A320 somewhere in the country.

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:31 pm

Looks very average in my opinion.

...very happy that no Aussie airline (at that time) was flying these plastic planes...


hehehe....you guys crack me up.



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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:52 pm

SQ772 is right, when I first saw the picture and overlooked the winglets, I thought it was an old picture of an ex Australian/TAA A-300, it looks so short, maybe it's either the angle or the colourscheme. Anyone else that planes can appear different in certain schemes or angles?
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:58 pm

The angle of the photo makes the usually large 332 tail appear not so large here.

The 332 definitely has shades of the A300 though.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 9:16 pm

Qantas should buy metal planes not plastic, plastic planes always fall apart!

Looks awesome, although due to the time of day and quality of the photo and location it doesn't look outstanding. Trust me when you see it rotating at SYD at sunset, it'll look better  Big grin.

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 9:31 pm

At the moment all Qantas aircraft (except the 737-800s) have written on them THE SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA why do the 737-800s and A330s only have SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA and will the rest of the fleet be changed to read SPIRIT OF AUSTRALIA?

By the way does anyone know what seating the A330s will have, will it be the same seats as the QF763s or the new seats found on the refitted 744s.
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 9:53 pm

Great, how innovative & spectacular.

Which great artist came up with this design ?

 Big grin

I'm I mistaken or is it just a white tube with the usual QF tail ...

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:33 pm

It's not quite a 777 but the 332 is a good looking airplane.
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:34 pm

A fine looking aircraft!!!!!!!
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:40 pm

Cool man looks very nice, but part of the engine is missing
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 11:04 pm

Looks bloody ordinary I'm afraid to say. I hate the Airbus nose from that angle. Diabolical! Qantas needs to do an Emirates: put huge big titles in a soft font along the side of the fuselage.
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 11:12 pm

Still looks really nice and smart, but the quality of the picture doesn't do it any justice.

But in real life it will look awesome like every A330 does.

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 11:29 pm

They need to have a nice chrome fuelasge with an orange kangaroo..
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Fri Aug 30, 2002 11:53 pm

Any A330 looks awesome in my eyes!!!  Smile


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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:13 am

It looks quite ordinary for some reasons. I prefer it with a 777.

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:27 am

Notice that "Spirit of Australia" is written in a serifed font, with lower case letters and in grey, whereas on other aircraft, such as the 747 longreach, it is written in a sans-serifed, black font.

Why the change?

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 1:06 am

Further to AJ's query and EC-121K's response, the first four aircraft, as far as I am aware, are named:

EBA - Cradle Mountain
EBB - Freycinet Peninsula
EBC - Gold Coast-Tweed
EBD - Traralgon

The first two are areas in Tasmania, whilst the last two are, respectively, cities in Qld/NSW (it straddles both sides of the border) and Vic.

Also, the last two were the names of the two recently retired SPs.
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 5:32 am

A QFA330???? Wow... I think that is one nasty looking plane. The plane looks like it's "hunched over." I'm just glad we wont be seeing that at LAX!
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 9:59 am

I think where the 'shortness' perception comes from is the fact that the red paint continues in a straight line from the bottom of the tail, and hence makes the plane look as if the tail is too big. I think the A330-300 will look better in QF colours than the -200.
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 10:08 am

Thanks BBD.
I think the 777 would look even whiter with it's smaller fin!
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 10:13 am

Simply beautiful.

If you ask me, it's one of the best liveries on the A330.

Can't wait to see some more photos.

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 10:17 am

It looks very average. Not great, but not bad either. The livery and the A330 seem to fit well.

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 10:19 am

The font for "Spirit of Australia" is different. And it's not Italics.
 
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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 11:09 am

It's cool! Looks good on the A330.

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RE: Qantas A330 First Photo

Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:36 pm

Gorgeous! I believe its a perfect match. Much better than the TAM white-red combination, for example.
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