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Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:35 am

Not sure if this has been posted yet... only did a quick scan of the archives

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?230792
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:37 am

Very nice... I am happy to see the 332 in the NWA fleet. Can't wait to fly on one.
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:39 am

very nice aircraft.

aircraft not obscured by winglet.

[Edited 2004-07-06 20:41:37]
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:40 am

Niiiice birdie, how many -200 for NW?

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:46 am

Here is a pic on a.net


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EDITED to add answer.

Solnabo, 10 -200 for NW, 14 -300s, with options for 36 more -300s. Don't know if they can change those -300 options to -200s. NW will probably excersize options for the 330 to take a few more widebody a/c.

[Edited 2004-07-06 20:53:48]
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:54 am

Im not a big fan of the A330, but I must say it looks great in the new NWA livery. I wonder what routes it will be placed on?

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:54 am

Nice!
But I think the 7E7 would look better!

When is this aircraft going to be delivered and what route is it flying?

Thanks!
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:00 am

The -200's will be flying

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:01 am

Very nice, I love the A330 and the NWA livery just makes it look that much better!!!!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:02 am

Thx for the info!
*dont tell Warren,´cuse they are not "true widebodys"*
hahahahhaaa....

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:07 am

Looks a lot like Northwest's A330-300s, just a bit shorter. /end smart ass commentary.

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:09 am

French Frog Airslides - is that PC?

Looks sharp, the A330 is a fine looking aircraft. I would get one for myself, but I can't afford it.
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:21 am

Don't know if they can change those -300 options to -200s.

They can, and, in fact, might. It all depends on how Asia works out.

I bet NW is one of the people that, along with US, is angry that PW discontinued development of the PW4173.

Does anyone know the MTOWs ordered for each variant?

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:45 am

DesertJets:

Looks a lot like Northwest's A330-300s, just a bit shorter

Cause it is Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:42 am

Beautiful Big grin

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:44 am

The weirdest thing about that photo is that it was taken tomorrow...  Big grin

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:32 am

I can't wait to see the water canon salute on a.net at PDX come October. Thanks for the photos everyone.
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:35 am

I take it from the previous post, that Northwest will use the Pratt and Whitney engine that was talked about previously? Will they be using the the PW's on all of their 200's and how does that work for parts if they need them?
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:41 am

Dont kill me, but dont you think 7E7 gonna look something like a mix of 757/332 when finshed?? *just a thought*

What relevance does that have to this thread? Perhaps to rip on the 7E7 again?
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:59 am

Hey..Does anyone know when this bird will be delivered... and if it will be coming through MSP on it's delivery flight...Must say looks absolutely splendid!
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:20 am

What a beautiful bird. I can't wait to see it at PDX in October!!
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 7:22 am

What a beatiful aircraft. I'm actually flying on one when NW inaugrates SEA-NRT with the A332.
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:02 am

And MSP, the birthplace of Northwest Airlines, will continue to get stuck with those terrible DC10s? Not fair!
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:06 am

Very nice picture. "Fly High, Fly Strong" Northwest Airlines. Robert NWDC10
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:18 am

So there are no routes from the main DTW MSP or MEM hubs? Thats interesting.

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:18 am

Sweet plane in a sweet c/s.

The folks at MSP are lucky, they get to see the DC-10 for a while longer before its gone for good!
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:20 am

looks really nice but I still think USairway's livery is the best on A330s.
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:36 am

'''The folks at MSP are lucky, they get to see the DC-10 for a while longer before its gone for good!'''


A DC-10 might be nice to see, but for travelling I'll take an A330!

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:47 am

After flying in the DC-10 and the A330, I think that the -10's feel like rockets! The 330 was a nice ride, but the power of the -10 is amazing. I'd take a ride in that anyday. Also, as a side note, the AVOD system wasn't working in the 330 when I flew it, so that pretty much sucked. LONG LIVE THE DC-10!!!!

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:07 am

MSP has been getting all the new 330s for NW when they are delivered from TLS. They then get ferried over to DTW (or in the case of the newer -200s, perhaps on to the west coast or Asia) to enter revenue service.

So, spotters at MSP have the best of both worlds: lots of tri-jets - with NW DC-10s and the daily KL MD-11 plus the occasional A330 delivery or ferry flight.

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:19 am

I take it from the previous post, that Northwest will use the Pratt and Whitney engine that was talked about previously? Will they be using the the PW's on all of their 200's and how does that work for parts if they need them?

All of NW's Airbus A330s are powered by Pratt and Whitney PW4168As. They are all identical, therefore sparing will be 100% common.

The A330-200s and A330-300s are over 95% common in terms of sparing of other components.

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:05 am

Hey..Does anyone know when this bird will be delivered... and if it will be coming through MSP on it's delivery flight...Must say looks absolutely splendid!

Per Richard Reports
http://mplsn006s.uswest.net/nwa/Richard.nsf/81cf0705c00c3f8e86256a69007f7e92/3241bc20d03be02e86256ec10072397a?OpenDocument

Quoted from above
A330-200 Delivery

We are very close in taking delivery of aircraft no. 3351, which is the first A330-200. It remains on schedule for delivery from Airbus. We're expecting a July 20 acceptance with a ferry flight to Minneapolis on July 21. Introducing A330-200s into the trans-Pacific market is a very important step. By the end of the year, the A330-200 will be operating on San Francisco, Portand and Seattle/Tokyo, and then three interport markets.


So, it's July 21.
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:55 am

Why dont they paint the WHOLE tail instead of leaving the 4-5 feet of it silver at the bottom - would look better in my opinion
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:26 pm

Jano...Thanks for the info..I have grown up in MSP all my life...and the year I go to college NWA decides to start delivering the A330s to MSP..Go figure right. I have yet to see one and I was hopeing to be able to see this one, but it looks like I will be missing it by a day or so when I leave for SFO. Rats...How long do they generally stay in MSP before starting scheduled service??? thanks
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:44 pm

what sort of IFEs will be on-board this beauty?
 
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:23 pm

what sort of IFEs will be on-board this beauty?

A similar AVOD system that is currently in place on the A330-300.

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:13 pm

I´m sorry.......Mea Culpa!
I´ve deleted my post about "7E7 might look like a mix of 757/332"

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:21 pm

I am glad to see my favorite bird in yet another great livery!
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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:14 pm

I was just on the A330/A340 final assembly hall floor yesterday here in Toulouse and saw the second NW A330-200 in the final stages on assembly. Very cool!

Unfortunately, they're not letting any visitors into the A380 facility yet  Crying

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 9:23 pm

Nantoine:
They might think you´re a spy from Everett......*lol*

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:48 pm

While I'm not a big fan of NW's new livery, it looks terrific on the already good looking A330! So NW will be the first US operator of the A330-200, sweet!

I wonder why NW wouldn't consider a few A340s though. I know the A332 has the range, but it seems to me the combination of the A340's greater range and 4 engines would be ideal for some trans-Pacific routes. Less worries about alternate fields and all that. I suppose the A332's great efficiency is the deciding factor.

Still, a lovely bird!

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RE: Pic Of NW's 1st A330-200

Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:55 pm

NW did order the A340, back in 1988, but the delivery was deferred and deferred until finally the order was converted to more A320's. The 340's were built, evcept they were picked up by Virgin at a steep discount. I don't think we will order the 340 again, at least not in the near future. Unless NW breaks away from it's fix on PW engines only. The 320/319 is the exception to the rule. But NW is unlikely to take that gamble again.

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