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Something Wrong With This Pic...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:14 pm

I just found this pic in the database, according to the caption, it was registered in late July. I'd like to know why a brand new aircraft is wearing UA's old colors. Anyone who could help, drop a line. This seems like a step back lol.

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RE: Something Wrong With This Pic...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:24 pm

Theory: Seeing it may be a new plane, the manufacter may have placed the o/s on it due to not having access to the n/s or colors to paint it that way.
Seeing a regional feeder operates it, they may have orderd it themselves and found it more economical to bring it online in the o/s.
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RE: Something Wrong With This Pic...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:24 pm

It could have been painted in the old colours several months ago and was not delivered till late July.
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RE: Something Wrong With This Pic...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:25 pm

It doesn't say when it was taken... it says when it was posted. He could have held onto the picture for a while before sending it to A.Net to be approved. Just because that date is on there, doesn't mean it was taken on that date.
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RE: Something Wrong With This Pic...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:28 pm

i dont know about the paint but here is the regestration info on the plane

N705SK is Assigned

Assigned/Registered Aircraft

Aircraft Description

Serial Number 10145 Type Registration Corporation
Manufacturer Name BOMBARDIER INC Certificate Issue Date 07/30/2004
Model CL-600-2C10 Status Valid
Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Multi-Engine Type Engine Turbo-Jet
Pending Number Change None Dealer No
Date Change Authorized None Mode S Code 52264273
MFR Year 2004 Fractional Owner NO


Registered Owner

Street 299 S MAIN ST FL 12
City SALT LAKE CITY State UTAH Zip Code 84111-2263



Engine Manufacturer GE Classification Standard
Engine Model CF34 SERIES Category Transport

A/W Date 04/30/2004


Other Owner Names



Temporary Certificate

Certificate Number T044566 Issue Date 07/30/2004 Expiration Date 08/29/2004


Fuel Modifications



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RE: Something Wrong With This Pic...

Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:33 pm

thanks for the replies, it says it was taken August 8th according to the photographer, and BBD does have access to the new livery (they delivered some new livery CR2s to OO and ZW). So, I guess it must have been painted a few months back.

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