All three of MU
's first 340-600s are painted and stored here. Only that first one is flying, and when I took the photo that was its first flight.
The Air Canada aircraft have been doing various things, but most will be stored. I heard there was a deal to lease them to someone else that is still being thought out.
said they dont want their 346s until at least 2004...
Aircraft are usually flight tested with their colour scheme already applied.
Actually, more and more Airbus is flight testing aircraft un-painted. This is a big hassle for us spotters though!
[Edited 2003-05-10 21:45:25]