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NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:31 am

a/c 1226 goes to AMA on the 26th-----
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:08 am

Here's a preview  Smile
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:13 am

Boy... those babies are going to look sharp! Can't wait to ride one to HNL again next year.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:14 am

It will be interesting to see the n/c on a DC-10, I really like the new NW livery

 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:22 am

I can't wait to see it! Glad they're finally painting the DC10s.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:26 am

It'll look good on the left side, the side with the arrow pointing to the northwest.

They paint their planes at Amarillo?
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:27 am

Yes they paint their planes at AMA, I believe most airlines have them done there.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:29 am

When does it head back to MSP? My Taurus awaits my key.  Big thumbs up

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:31 am

You know, I'm really getting tired of the NW DC10s.. Bring on the rest of those A330s and make it quick!  Laugh out loud

Just kidding.. I too can't wait too see those classy birds in that nice clean c/s!
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:31 pm

..how sure is the info about shipp 1226 getting n/c ???

Will it ferry to MSP after leaving AMA ?

Thanks for any infos

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:10 pm

I think we can all agree here that NWA has the nicest newly designed colors out there right now, Uniteds is controversial, I need to see it in person first.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:13 pm

Hope those NW DC-10s will fly to HNL enough so I can catch them before they get replaced by the B753s that are replacing them in July 2004.

Can't wait to see pictures of them too!
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:22 pm

You'll still be getting DC-10's in HNL.....
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:29 am

FLYHIGH--Favre is right on with his posts in here, he has been very accurate about these things....take his word for it...
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:41 am

NWA flight 9751 has a flight plan in for MSP-AMA and will be leaving soon this Friday night. I would expect this plane to return to MSP after being painted, but that's just speculation.

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:44 am

Will it be in for a check as well (and if so, which one) or is it just for the repaint?
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:18 am

Any word on a return to MSP??

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:51 pm

No, its just going for repainting, no maintenance check. Turn time at AMA seems to be 8-9 days. It will go wherever needed when painted - may go to MSP/DTW or wherever. We have even had flights change destination once airborne because of the need to fill in for a broken aircraft somewhere else.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:56 pm

Are they going to replace the DC-10 to HNL from MSP with a 753??


That would just suck.


I hope I get to go on the spiffy (re-painted) one in April, Im headed to HNL.
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:04 pm

FunFlyer...no, MSP-HNL will remain DC10. The 757-300 cannot make MSP-HNL, they will operate from the westcoast to Hawii beginning June 6th. So relax and enjoy a classic aircraft.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sun Mar 28, 2004 5:50 am

Any chance they'll put a DC10 in the new livery on MEM-AMS by mid May? I'm flying AMS-MEM on 5/19.
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:25 am

Jano, I don't know why you'd care if you were on a n/c or o/c DC-10. It'll look the same from inside for that long flight anyway.

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RE: NW Route/Service Updates

Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:37 am

Pilottim747,
isnt it just a little something something when you are on the plane with new paint???
at least for a.net people  Smile
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:00 pm

I'll admit it'd be kinda cool to see the DC10 in n/c at the gate before boarding. However, while on board I don't think it'd make the slightest difference (unless NWA is planning on painting their wings red).

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:09 pm

Ah good, so the DC-10s will continue to fly to HNL from MSP. Thanks for the info.  Smile
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sun Mar 28, 2004 2:03 pm

Once NW has painted the DC-10, all aircraft types in the mainline fleet will sport the new livery...the DC-10 is going to look hot in these colors...the Bowling Shoe is a good livery, don't get me down...it just gets old...not a timeless livery like AA or the DL widgets, or the CO colors Big grin  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:31 am

Well, it has been two business days and nearly four total days since 1226 has hit the paint shop. Hopefully things are coming along well and we will see it back at MSP in a few days.

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:16 pm

I never knew so many people could cream their pants over the sight of a plane in new/different colors..
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:31 pm

"I never knew so many people could cream their pants over the sight of a plane in new/different colors."

Well, it does make sense to do so...figuratively Big grin

We've been waiting for this moment for far too long...the first DC-10 should have been painted months ago...the DC-10s are in bad need of a new coat of paint. The long emptiness is finally coming to an end(Sigh)**
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:10 pm

Pilottim747, once inside I do not really care. I'll he happy sitting in my 14A seat. But, I'd like to take some pics before boarding in AMS.

IP, Thrust said it for me.
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 2:17 pm

Ok, sound good Jano. Just had to make sure. Some of the younger guys on this board seem to think it's a different experience on board if its a new paint.

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:59 pm

Once NW has painted the DC-10, all aircraft types in the mainline fleet will sport the new livery...

Now if they would only start painting the XJ Avros. Now, THAT, is a plane in DESPERATE need of a paintjob. Just a side question, do they use the same quality paint on the Avros as the rest of their planes? They just look so much more worn, with flaky paint all over, than say a DC9 (or a 320 if you want).
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:11 pm

Well I would imagine that the Avros are still in their paint from BAE. Take a look at ships 503 and I think 509, they have paint peeling by the nose cone!! You can see where they have touched up on parts where it got too bad! That will be a cool repaint too!!

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:28 pm

NW's new livery looks pretty sharp for any jet in their fleet. But, NW change the colors outside, but I hope they freshen up the inside as well. The last NW DC-10 (N229NW) I was on, looked like it was showing it's age.
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:16 pm

Ok, I'm sorry, I can't take it anymore.  Pissed

When are they goning to be done?  Confused
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:59 am

IP - some of these kids are too young to physically "cream" their pants!! We must be sensative to all in our disjointed and embarassing a.net family.

Kai - the story I heard was that the first 10 or so planes were painted using paint that NWA wanted BAE to use and to have BAE get them in and out of the paint shop and on the line in the states ASAP. BAE warned them about the quality, but they needed them on the line. Hence, the oldest avros look like they're 20 years old. The subsequent ones were painted using different paint and to the specs that BAE paints them, and aren't so bad. I was flying 506 the other day and man, it was awful. It is also true, that XJ dos not have a paint cycle for their planes and just does touch ups when necessary.

All: while it's nice to see planes painted in new colors it sort of ends there. I flew on 747-200 ship 6637 with the new scheme a little bit ago and I honestly forgot how it was painted. As far as interiors go... all in due time. It's not like Northwest can park all their planes and just will new interiors in them. Incidently, the 742s I was on looked much better than the 744s I was on. Clean, new overheads and new fixtures. NWA has got it right...


AZJ

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:54 am

Anyone know if she is out yet and the route she will go on?
Any other DC-10's going in soon?
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:18 pm

She is not done.

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:37 pm

I love your signature, TJ! "There is no stopping in the red zone.Laugh out loud

The aircraft mentioned is N226NW, shown here.

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By the way, on average, how much time does it usually take from entering to exiting the paint hangar, on average?
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:56 pm

it should be cool to see the new livery on the DC-10. i recently saw the 742 painted in n/c, and it was unbelievable. this will look great. i also hope that they get around to painting the Avros also.

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:00 am

1226 comes out on the 7th...Sked to fly to HNL on the 8th and 9th then to AMS..Ship 1239 is next in..
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:03 am

Sweet, only a few days until the moment we've been waiting for. Just two days away. Get your cameras ready for its first appearance in Amsterdam, Dutch photographers! It should be a blast for you! Wish I was you!
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:01 am

Do we know which flights in particular it will be on? Especially the MSP ones? My camera is waiting  Wink/being sarcastic.

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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 8:50 am

Why would it fly to HNL then to AMS?


I want it to fly to HNL all the time, especially my flight!!!  Big grin
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:01 am

MSP-HNL/HNL-MSP on the 8th/MSP-HNL/HNL-MSP on the 9th/MSP-AMS on the 10th...Thats How....
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:21 am

The routings for 1226 are planned as follows - nwa 9752/07apr ama-msp
nwa 923/08apr msp-hnl
nwa 922/08apr hnl-msp
nwa 921/09apr msp-hnl
nwa 920/09apr hnl-msp
nwa 56/10apr msp-ams
nwa 37/11apr ams-bos

....."planned" being the operative word, as its routing could very well change to suit operational needs. It will leave AMA late evening on the 7th, arriving MSP at night time. Leaves MSP at 2:20pm for HNL on the 8th. Enjoy it......
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:46 am

I just flew a DC-10 roundtrip from San Francisco to Tokyo Narita and had a great experience (it was my first time on the type). I will say that the DC-10s wereby far the dirtiest NW planes that I saw anywhere on this trip. Can't wait to see what they will look like in the new livery.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 11:56 am

So NW923 from MSP-HNL will be NW's new colors eh? Wow, I'd love to see her at the airport, but it's a weekday and I'm busy.  Sad Thanks for the info.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:31 pm

How do you know that the triangle on the new NWA livery is pointing North-West? I've always thought it was pointing down.
 
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RE: NWA DC-10 Paint Update

Mon Apr 05, 2004 2:32 pm

Thanks for the info. I will do my best to get it. Look for shots later in the week  Big thumbs up.

__TJ__

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