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UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:51 am

Ok, so the 1st UA Boeing 744 to be painted in the new livery, N196UA, went to the paintshop last week. When will it be unveiled in the new livery? I have not been able to see a photo of it yet, and no reports of it being seen have been posted. I know the 744 is a big aircraft, but I can't imagine it taking more than 3 days to completely repaint. Basically what I would like is the rollout date of the first UA Boeing 744 in the new livery, now that it is currently being repainted.
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:07 am

I have heard this Friday, 12/3, but by no means does that mean it is true.
 
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:16 am

You have to take into consideration that the only reason that the a/c is in the paint shop is b/c its in the shop for D checks or D related checks. Stuff happens and I don't know the order in which stuff goes but checks and final fix this or that do need to take place.

I too look forward to seeing this huge bird maybe I'll catch her or one of her sisters when I fly SFO-FRA....

Thanks again.

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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 7:26 am

Yeah, if it's in for D checks, then it could take 30 days or so before the D check is complete.
 
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 1:07 pm

Thanks for telling me about the D checks. I completely forgot about those. At least now I'll have a better time estimate for when this beautiful aircraft will be flying in the skies.
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 2:02 pm

This one will be out soon enough. She is going to fly the inaugural SGN flight on Dec 10/11th.
 
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:57 pm

I have to laugh about your comment saying it can't take any more than 3 days to paint a 744. Believe me, all the repaints on our fleet have taken up to 10 to complete. It is a huge job to paintstrip, seal, mask and then paint a 744. Then there are the finishing touches such as decals and regulatory markings etc.

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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:17 pm

Hey

I am not really looking forward to seeing her....

I dont really like the new livery. On a 744 I think it will look... horrible.

But well see.
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:36 pm

Thanks for telling me about the D checks. I completely forgot about those. At least now I'll have a better time estimate for when this beautiful aircraft will be flying in the skies.

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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:12 am

SFO-SGN? will be her first flight?

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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:49 am

I really like the new paint job, can't wait to see it on the 744!
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:55 am

Good for UA. The SFO-SGN flight is a 1-stop (at NRT?). The plane is gonna look slick.
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:18 am

SFO-SGN would be via HKG UA805/806
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:55 am

Concerning D-checks: can anybody here tell me how often an aircraft needs a D-check and what time it will have until the next one (if there is another one)?

Thanks

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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Thu Dec 02, 2004 6:42 am

A350:

A D-Check is accomplished every certain amount of hours and cycles. Every operator has a different maintenance program, which allows them to have the aircraft grounded for less time. When it comes to a D-Check, that is a Heavy Check! Now days, a D-Check is not common, because of the amount of time that the aircraft stays on the ground (usually from 30-45 days, and more). Basically what many airlines do is a C-Check (which takes less time) and finish the rest through a process called "Progressive Maintenance."

Every A, B, C, or D-Check is accomplished depending on the operator's program, which of course it needs to be approved by the FAA.


I can't wait to see UAL B744 in new colors!  Big thumbs up


Hope this helps!  Big grin
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[Edited 2004-12-01 22:43:41]
 
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Thu Dec 02, 2004 7:38 am

Thanks, JC5280 for confirming when it will be rolled out. The UA 744 looked so great in the new colors on the UA TV commercials, y'know the cartoon ones Big grin

Cannot wait to see how this beauty will look in real life  Big thumbs up

Is it known which UA 744 will be next to be painted in the new livery?
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RE: UA Boeing 744 In New C/s Rollout Date

Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:31 am

...but I can't imagine it taking more than 3 days to completely repaint

3 days..?? What are you smoking...?? A 747-400 will take around 14 days to paint...and that's working 24hrs a day...!! Also, UAL doesn't paint there own aircraft and most are taken right off line, and not necessarily out of D-check.
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