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Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:17 am

Hong Kong Express took delivery of its first Embraer 170 (B-KXA) - and here's the picture. Attractive tail, but too much white paint on the bird...


http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=&picid=2180


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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:21 am

It arrived this evening at around 8:15pm local time (wednesday) as "Hong Kong Shuttle 8002" from BKK.
 
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:32 am

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 1):
It arrived this evening at around 8:15pm local time (wednesday) as "Hong Kong Shuttle 8002" from BKK.

Does this mean its in service already?!?

Quoting Udo (Thread starter):
Attractive tail, but too much white paint on the bird...

{ROTFL} I want the airplane white paint concession. With all of the white paint schemes, I'd be rich!

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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:43 am

Reminds me of Excel Airways... tail logo is very similar to the XL.com titles on the engines on the Excel Airways fleet now:


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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:27 pm

Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 2):
Does this mean its in service already?!?

Not sure if it is in service or not, but delivery flights also have flight numbers . . . so that flight posted in reply 1 could've been the delivery flight into HKG.

Does anyone know the exact delivery routing of this bird? It went the Europe way as far as I know.
 
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:51 pm

It was indeed a delivery flight. The airline does not start service till October i believe, and by then they will have at least 2 aircraft.

It flew SJK-REC-SID-SVQ-PFO-KHI-BKK-HKG.
 
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:39 am

Yes, it also reminded me of Excel Airways...

but hey, looks good!
 
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:33 am

Embraer is really churning these things out, arent they. This is three deliveries this week I think.
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:35 am

Quoting Typhaerion (Reply 7):
Embraer is really churning these things out, arent they. This is three deliveries this week I think.

Hmm.. isn't the turnaround time for the E70 REALLY short.. like in the low weeks category?
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 5:27 am

Couple were spotted at REC:


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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:49 am

Does anyone know how many are in service, or on order and who for. I tried sifting through the Embraer site and could not find good info. I think I have the total orders number, but the do not reflect any orders for United Express, and I know they have some.

How many 170s, 175s, 190s, and 195s are out there and who has ordered?
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:33 am

Orders are:

170-175-190-195 (.. means no orders for the type)

Air Canada = ..-15-45-..
Alitalia = 06-..-..-..
Cirrus Airlines = 01-..-..-..
Copa Airlines = ..-..-12-..
Finnair = 12-..-..-..
Fly Be = ..-..-..-14
GECAS = 01-..-20-..
Hong Kong Express = 04-..-..-..
JetBlue = ..-..-100-..
LOT Polish = 10-04-..-..
Paramount Airways = 02-03-..-..
Republic - Delta = 16-..-..-..
Republic - United = 24-..-..-..
Saudi Arabian Airl = 15-..-..-..
Swiss = 15-..-..-15
TAME = 02-..-01-..
USAirways = 85-..-..-..

Hope it helps

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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:23 pm

Looks good.
Whats the Fleet like. Four already.
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:45 pm

Quoting Vector (Reply 11):

Hey Vector, I thought Hong Kong Express aircraft's were leased from GECAS, no?

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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:51 pm

Hi PPVRA

Yes... you are right. Hong Kong aircrafts, some from LOT order and some form USAirways is GECAS too...

But I prefer to put this on the operators orders... On GECAS still those ones without a operator name.

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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:19 pm

Does anyone have more details about Hong Kong Express? Where will they fly? Just curious--hadn't heard of them until now.
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:35 pm

Vector, thank you very much! And is it true as MEL says...that there are only 4 deliveries so far? It seems like a lot more. I know I see a United Express one every morning on my way to work here at IND. Such a good looking aircraft!
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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Sat Jul 23, 2005 12:51 am

Quoting Vector (Reply 14):

Oh ok, just noticed the numbers!

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RE: Picture Of First Hong Kong Express Embraer 170

Sat Jul 23, 2005 1:18 am

No...

United Express (Republic) already received more than 20 different airframes (170´s)... just make a search on the airliners database and you will confirm this...


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