Big777jet
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Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 10:50 am

I found on flight tracker that I talked about "why did Qantas flew to New Iberia,LA" in the a.net post last May 18th. They paint finished and fly back to LAX tonight.

Here is it:

Airline Qantas
Flight Number 6020
Departure City (Airport) New Iberia, LA (ARA)
Departure Time 06/01/2003 07:46 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Arrival Time 06/01/2003 08:58 PM
Remaining Flight Time 02:12
Aircraft Type Boeing 747-400
Current Altitude 39,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 477 mph
Flight Status In Flight

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N754PR
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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 10:53 am

New paint scheme?, just new paint I think.

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Mr.BA
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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:00 am

Yes, new paint scheme, basically the font is different.


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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 12:26 pm

Thats not a new paint schem, just a few new letters  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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AJ
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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 1:03 pm

It's a revised livery, including:
1. The new grey 'Spirit of Australia' titles in a new font (as shown above), replacing 'The Spirit of Australia' and 'The Australian Airline';
2. Larger Qantas logo's on the engine cowls (on GE powered aircraft);
3. Moving the Australian flag below the window line next to the registration;
4. Revising names to better reflect the cities/town, ie 'City of Bundaberg' is now just 'Bundaberg';
5. New font for the 'Longreach' titles on the 747-400s.

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Ejazz
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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 1:09 pm

"Longreach" no longer in capital letters. Very minor changes.


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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 3:55 pm

a bit of topic but i saw that last pic and the QF747 is in Portland. Any reason why?
 
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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 3:59 pm

It was in Portland for a repaint.
 
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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 4:48 pm

The airplane in question was simply a normal repaint that matches that of newer Qantas jets such as the 747-400ER airplanes delivered late 2002-early 2003. Qantas are unable to paint their own airplanes anymore due to environmental restrictions.

Keep an eye out for a 'possible' one off scheme in the near future.
 
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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 4:59 pm

Why do they need to send a plane all the way to Portland to get it repainted?
It was not even a major repaint but a minor one.
Can't they do it in Australia for a much cheaper price?

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RE: Qantas B744 New Paint Scheme Arrive LAX Soon

Mon Jun 02, 2003 5:04 pm

Australia has extremely restrictive environmental laws regarding the chemicals used to strip aircraft which makes the job VERY expensive.
The B767 and some of the B747 fleet are painted in Australia.
When you say "It was not even a major repaint but a minor one" aircraft like VH-OJM are full repaints, those just having the titles changed are being done in Oz.

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