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No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:29 pm

After MX introduced a new color scheme I'm wondering about the names on their aircraft - will they stop naming them?


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Would be a shame if the planes remained "plain"!


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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:00 am

Unfortunately, the names are gone, so as the colorful tails  cry 

Maybe in a future they´ll be back, but not for now.

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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:45 am

I personally believe that this livery is boring and is a stepback to the Golden cheatline and the white tail with the black logo. Mexicana had an eye catching livery that just make everybody move their heads toward it (I just saw that with an A319 at MIA). And now the tradition of naming planes is gone... how sad Sad

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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:21 am

Yes, names are gone! I'm glad their gone! It was about time! I don't like seeing 'Ciudad de México' in an A318 and 'Buenos Aires' in a B763. You think Argentinas would name one day [in case they name their aircraft] a Boeing 747-400 with 'Ciudad de México'?

More over, names were a total chaos! They were deleted, transferred, some were flying with none. It's highly prefer the old names or name aircraft with the nicknames of respected and retired employee's at the airline!

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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:13 am

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 3):
More over, names were a total chaos

I Totally agree.
Anyway it s shame that MX won t be naming its aircrafts any more.
Its been a long tradition I think they have to keep, but thinking differently
I didn t like either the names they were using (ie States and cities with no particular order)

There are so many people that made history in the early days of Aviation when Mexico was a big player in Building Aircrafts and when the first routes in North America were established. After all MX is 2nd Oldest Airline in the Americas.
BTW QA used a very nice names in their ships and AFAIK they are also gone
 
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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:32 am

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 3):
'Buenos Aires' in a B763

Funny indeed... not "a" 767, but "the" 767, the flagship, the pride of the fleet, and named "Buenos Aires"... still I would prefer a rearrangement of the chaotic names, and not their disappearance.... it was a nice tradition...

BTW... Ghost, do you know anything else of this plane being transferred to AM??? whatever happened to the A340's?

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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:51 am

Are there any other MX planes flying in the colors?
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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:20 am

Quoting Am001 (Reply 5):
BTW... Ghost, do you know anything else of this plane being transferred to AM??? whatever happened to the A340's?

Yeap. A long time ago that aircraft and EZE route was going to be transferred. BUT this was looong before CINTRA announced their new sale scheme, which is, the sale of MX/QA and AM/5D. Before this decision was made they indeed had plans for merger of routes and fleets., but now that both entities will be sell apart I doubt seeing a transfer or other kind of changes between these two in the next months. I see a secure divorce, thank god all marriage ideas are forgotten!

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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:26 am

I kind of like naming the aircraft, although that doesn't seem to be the standard among the big players; the only I can recall right now is KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

Any other majors baptizing their fleet?

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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:37 pm

Quoting Am001 (Reply 5):
Funny indeed... not "a" 767, but "the" 767, the flagship, the pride of the fleet, and named "Buenos Aires".

That 767 should be named "Charles Lindbergh", IMHO. (But, then again, with childish names such as "No Que No?" and "Vamos por Mas" in the fleet, I guess we shouldn't expect much).

Quoting Fly727 (Reply 8):
Any other majors baptizing their fleet?

IB still does. I wonder why AM stopped doing it.
 
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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:44 pm

Quoting Am001 (Reply 5):
BTW... Ghost, do you know anything else of this plane being transferred to AM??? whatever happened to the A340's?



Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 7):
A long time ago that aircraft and EZE route was going to be transferred.

Thank God the route stayed in MX, about the 763, still some plans to leave it to AM (the plane only)

About the A340´s, yet to come..... Big grin

Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 3):
Yes, names are gone! I'm glad their gone! It was about time! I don't like seeing 'Ciudad de México' in an A318 and 'Buenos Aires' in a B763

Not so glad about they´re gone, they looked good, indeed they were a total chaos, like XA-SHI (Tampico), then to click, now "Tampico" is XA-UCZ (A320), and how about the older names like "Chimalpopoca", "Atlixcayotl" (Actually that was the name of the first MX´s A320 N225RX)

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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:24 pm

Quoting JoseMEX (Reply 9):
IB still does. I wonder why AM stopped doing it.

Iberia is the only airline to ever baptize one of their aircraft after a Mexican woman with an A340 named Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz. Or wait, was she actually Mexican, or rather from New Spain? Okay, nevermind!

I personally think its worth all the extra effort to name aircraft, but they needed to put the names of the aircraft not just in the back, but in the front where people can see them.

I miss the days when as a child it felt so special to board a magnificent DC-10-30 named Castillo de Chapultepec. I wish that AeroMexico would do that again with their upcoming 777s!

A 777 with the word Tenochtitlan below the cockpit windows would bring a tear to my eye.


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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:13 pm

Quoting CAL (Reply 6):
Are there any other MX planes flying in the colors?

I saw a 57 today on the approach pattern.
I think there are 2 320's and that fifty.
Terrible, miserable, horrible scheme. Total shame on MX thumbsdown  thumbsdown 

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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:09 pm

Quoting Latinplane (Reply 11):
Iberia is the only airline to ever baptize one of their aircraft after a Mexican woman with an A340 named Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz.

It's good to hear that. I knew their 340's are named after female writers, but I thought only spanish ones.

Quoting Latinplane (Reply 11):
I miss the days when as a child it felt so special to board a magnificent DC-10-30 named Castillo de Chapultepec.

¿Verdad que sí?  Smile Let's hope they bring names back with their 777's; I don't think they will, though.
 
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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:30 pm

Quoting Mx330 (Reply 12):
saw a 57 today on the approach pattern.

Yep, N380RM (logojet 757), now with the "new" c/s, but they left the chrome on the belly (not gray), about buses, F-OHML and F-OHMI are the ones painted.

About the names, those good old times when they where painted on the nose of the 727´s
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RE: No More Names For Mexicana Planes?

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:16 am

Quoting Fly727 (Reply 8):
Any other majors baptizing their fleet?

LH, SU, JM, AI, EI, OS, OA, TK, IB, AZ, RJ, B6, SK, TG, RJ, IR, KU, Air Pacific, Martinair, Egyptair all name their planes.

Cheers,
Kaz

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