kbuf737
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New Aircraft Ceremonies

Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:30 am

When an airline has a new a/c del. does it recieve the same fanfare as an outgoing a/c?
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futureualpilot
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RE: New Aircraft Ceremonies

Fri Dec 19, 2003 9:51 am

It depends on the airline, some will take it on a tour to their destinations, especially if they are launching a new type of airliner all around and not just for them. They also will give it the water cannon salute and usually some sort of party at an airport to celebrate it.

Again it just depends on the airline.

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Vimanav
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RE: New Aircraft Ceremonies

Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:49 pm

In Nepal for Royal Nepal Airlines aircraft, they slaughter a buffalo and pour the blood over the airplane whenever a new one joins the fleet.

A bit ghastly, but traditions are traditions.

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RE: New Aircraft Ceremonies

Fri Dec 19, 2003 3:02 pm

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In Nepal for Royal Nepal Airlines aircraft, they slaughter a buffalo and pour the blood over the airplane
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If there's a photo of the aircraft after this ceremony, it would likely make the photos discussed in the previous "Dirty Planes" thread seem insignificant. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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elephantboy
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RE: New Aircraft Ceremonies

Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:41 pm

In Thailand, there will be Buddhist ceremony with monks do the blessing and finally sprinkle sacred water and anoint at the nose of the new plane.
 
kbuf737
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RE: New Aircraft Ceremonies

Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:45 am

Those are pretty interesting ceremonies. Thank you for sharing.
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vulindlela744
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RE: New Aircraft Ceremonies

Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:59 am

I think I heard somwhere that Aer Lingus has a priest bless their planes and sprinkle them with holy water. All their planes are named after Irish Saints and rivers in Ireland.
 
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RE: New Aircraft Ceremonies

Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:27 am

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