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First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:57 am

Here's the first photo of TACA's first Airbus A321-200!

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=2270

The delivery is expected to be in September, shame no birds on the side of the fuselage!

Where will TACA use their new A321's to?

Will we ever see long-haul aircraft back in the TACA fleet?

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:09 am

Nice looking bird. How many of these they got coming?
 
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:14 am

A friend made that picture - here's a link where you can get a better look (at the same picture):

http://www.flugzeugbilder.de/show.php?id=379451

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:40 am

Beautiful!

Quoting Juventus (Reply 1):
How many of these they got coming?

According to Airbus Orders & Deliveries, they have ordered 5 A321's (along with several A320's and A319's). No idea where they will be used though...
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:44 am

Nice to see another c/s on a 321. though the current TACA c/s is pretty wark IMHO. The addition of birds on some of the 320's help's, but they still look pretty bland if you ask me.

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:56 am

WOW!!! Cant wait to fly in it!!!! Pretty soon i´m sure!

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:05 am

Very nice! Good to see TA acquire bigger aircraft!
 
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:10 am

Hoping to see these at IAH in the coming years.

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:49 am

Quoting Ba319-131 (Reply 4):
The addition of birds on some of the 320's help's, but they still look pretty bland if you ask me.

Agree, they could use some more of the nice red/dark blue combination on the rest of the fuselage.

But I still like it though!!
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:37 pm

too Eurowhite in my taste. I love those TACA planes with liveries containing the troical birds and that says "Centro America"
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:59 am

I agree... it looks to long.. the 319's and 320's look good enough though!

Anyway, we are all proud of how far they have gone
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:57 am

Quoting Mt99 (Reply 10):
we are all proud of how far they have gone

It's one of those rainy mornings in GUA that make me feel rather nostalgic... and you come up with this? Come on, you're gonna make me cry!  crying 

Still, you're so right...

A little off-topic, but anyone checked Destination of the Month in www.taca.com?  Wink
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:07 am

Shes beautiful. I agree though that there is too much euro white. Any IFE on board?

Taca will be the first Latin American operator for the A321.

Next Year TAM will be the first South American operator for the A321.

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 4:44 am

Quoting KL808 (Reply 12):
Shes beautiful. I agree though that there is too much euro white. Any IFE on board?

I´ll take it as is. Besides the pride, the 321 is one of my favorite looking planes and this one is going to be my favorite  Smile

TA´s IFE is mostly overhead screens, I haven´t heard anything of new IFE... Their programming really sucks though (Really old movies  old  )

Really off topic, is anybody having internet problems? This is the only pge I can open.

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 5:44 am

Hi all!

Saw the bird yesterday at XFW while she did a testflight including a go-around and took a couple of pics.

So here they are, especially for MGA and Carmenlu  Wink

Enjoy folks!

http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/7815/p9011608photobucket3wr.jpg

http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/7492/p9011619photobucket8dw.jpg

http://img302.imageshack.us/img302/3351/p9011621photobucket8mb.jpg

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:57 am

Danke schön  Smile

Great shots! Any idea on when is it coming to this side of the pond?
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:00 am

Hi Carmenlu15!

Gern geschehen (you're welcome) Big grin

Sorry, but I have absolutely no clue about the delivery date...

Best regards,
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:22 am

Quoting RCS763AV (Reply 6):
Very nice! Good to see TA acquire bigger aircraft!

True, but it would be nice to see them have widebodies again... As to where it'll fly to, not to MSY for a while...
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sat Sep 03, 2005 3:26 pm

Ugly plane, boring livery...

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 11):
Taca will be the first Latin American operator for the A321

If we count BWIA here, they were the first operator of the 321 in the region, back in 1996. Only stayed in the fleet for a few months.



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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:00 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 18):
If we count BWIA here, they were the first operator of the 321 in the region, back in 1996. Only stayed in the fleet for a few months.

True, but Trinidad and Tobago are not part of Latin America.
As a matter of fact, the Eastern Caribbean region is not considered Latin America, even though it includes Puerto Rico and Dominican Rep.
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:29 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 19):
As a matter of fact, the Eastern Caribbean region is not considered Latin America, even though it includes Puerto Rico and Dominican Rep.

Actually, Trinidad & Tobago while on the Eastern Caribbean, are considered part of South America  Wink
 
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:34 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 18):

If we count BWIA here, they were the first operator of the 321 in the region, back in 1996. Only stayed in the fleet for a few months.

Is it true they dumped them due to miserable performance? By that its meants they were "miss sold" the plane. Told it will do thing it won't.

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:41 am

Alex, this is what this caption says:

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I guess when fully loaded it didn't have the range. It seems dumb to get a plane that won't have the range you need. Airbus lie? BWIA was stupid? lol


Then they leased a 737-700 for a few months back in 1999, and then acquired the 737-800s instead.


Hopefully TACA change that plain colorscheme soon, they've had it since 1997, old by todays standards  Smile Again I heard a Miami firm did this livery, instead of going to a of local artist/designer.
 
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:05 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 20):
Actually, Trinidad & Tobago while on the Eastern Caribbean, are considered part of South America

Although it is located just off-shore from South America, Trinidad and Tobago is sometimes considered to be part of the North American continent by virtue of its being a Caribbean country. Culturally and historically all Caribbean islands are very close together and all of them are often labeled as North American.

Trinidad and Tobago is considered a Transcontinental nation, which is a country belonging to more than one continent, by not only geographical but also another definitions – divisions can arise for several reasons, be they political, social or geographical.

Geographically, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba and the Netherland Antilles are regarded as South American islands, but the Caribbean is more often treated as a whole, or all included with North America.

I personally consider Trinidad and Tobago as part of the Caribbean (North America) and not South America. For example, if you look to the soccer continental zones, Trinidad & Tobago are part of the North American zone, but so it is Guyana and Surinam (??), so I guess it is a matter of personal interpretation.

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:06 am

BTW, Congratulations on TA's bigger plane.!!
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:55 am

Nice bird.

I hope to see it soon at SJO. And of course, fly in it also soon!
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:00 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 22):

I guess when fully loaded it didn't have the range. It seems dumb to get a plane that won't have the range you need. Airbus lie? BWIA was stupid? lol


Then they leased a 737-700 for a few months back in 1999, and then acquired the 737-800s instead.

Well, I wasn't sure if the Photog had it right. I mean, they're just as prone to being duped by a rumour as you or I  Wink

Then again, my old BeeWee friend has never lied to me.
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 3:56 am

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 23):
I personally consider Trinidad and Tobago as part of the Caribbean (North America) and not South America. For example, if you look to the soccer continental zones

Ricariza, thanks but I can't care less about the soccer continental zones. Soccer is fun to play, other than that I don't care about it and don't watch it either (save for the world cup).

Quoting RICARIZA (Reply 23):
I personally consider Trinidad and Tobago as part of the Caribbean (North America) and not South America

You might as well invent a new World Atlas  Wink
 
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:25 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 27):
Ricariza, thanks but I can't care less about the soccer continental zones. Soccer is fun to play, other than that I don't care about it and don't watch it either (save for the world cup).

You missed the point, as usual.

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 27):
You might as well invent a new World Atlas

What? Afraid of learn something new? Typical  Wink
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:07 am

WOW, nice picture and great livery. I really like there livery and always watching their aircraft take off at MIA. The 763 I saw in the early '90s with the large 'Boeing 767-300 Service' titles on it and the large parrot on it was very nice too. I hope TACA will operate the A330 someday in the future.

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:25 am

Man, that's hot...but I liked the birds on the tail!!!
 
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:48 am

Quoting Francoflier (Reply 19):
True, but Trinidad and Tobago are not part of Latin America.
As a matter of fact, the Eastern Caribbean region is not considered Latin America, even though it includes Puerto Rico and Dominican Rep.

Latin America is used very loosely. Latin America means many things to many people, and for some it means All Romance language countries south of the U.S. border. For others it is any country regardless of their language south of the border. Realistically the Caribbean is part of Latin America in many ways, while many English speaking peoples consider this area the West Indies. Spanish speaking peoples consider themselves Latin American, and not West Indian, which is used an another way.

Just like French Guiana is IN South America they are part of France, whether one considers them Latin American is another story. There is a lot of mixes and contradictions in this region and really many countries/territories can be Latin American/Caribbean/South American all in one. Who is to say what is what, is really in each individual's opinion since many argue on what is, and what is not.

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:55 am

AJ is an old A321operator in the region!!


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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:10 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 22):
Alex, this is what this caption says:


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Photo © Mark Bess



I guess when fully loaded it didn't have the range. It seems dumb to get a plane that won't have the range you need. Airbus lie? BWIA was stupid? lol

Maybe BWIA should have gone for the A321-200 instead. Was that model even available in '97?

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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Mon Sep 05, 2005 9:43 am

Anyone knows how many people will TA think to fit in this bird. C12 Y150?
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:25 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 18):

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 11):
Taca will be the first Latin American operator for the A321

While that certainly sounds like something I would say (and have stated in the past), I swear this time it wasn't me... Big grin
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:04 am

Quoting AA767400 (Reply 31):
Latin America is used very loosely. Latin America means many things to many people, and for some it means All Romance language countries south of the U.S. border. For others it is any country regardless of their language south of the border. Realistically the Caribbean is part of Latin America in many ways, while many English speaking peoples consider this area the West Indies. Spanish speaking peoples consider themselves Latin American, and not West Indian, which is used an another way.

Just like French Guiana is IN South America they are part of France, whether one considers them Latin American is another story. There is a lot of mixes and contradictions in this region and really many countries/territories can be Latin American/Caribbean/South American all in one. Who is to say what is what, is really in each individual's opinion since many argue on what is, and what is not.

Agree with you 100%. Nice to have members who actually contribute without trying to sound like they know more than everyone by "correcting" what others said. While "latin america" should be countries whose language stems from latin, everyone has their own mentality as to whether they consider themselves latin american or west indian etc. To make a definition even harder some countries in this area speak more than 1 language.

Quoting Bomber996 (Reply 33):
Maybe BWIA should have gone for the A321-200 instead. Was that model even available in '97?

Good question, so the performance on these TACA A321s is better than those BWIA had?

BTW since we're talking about TACA, why is there an A319 with 'Aviateca' titles on the engines? I thought that name had disappeared. The word "grupo" was erased from the tails also wasn't it? Thought it was just TACA now, along with LACSA.
 
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RE: First Photo Of TACA's First A321-200

Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:43 am

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 36):
why is there an A319 with 'Aviateca' titles on the engines?

You mean this one?
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The flights to FRS (Flores, Peten) and CUN are still operated by GU. They used to operate only ATR's for these routes, but two of the flights were recently upgraded to A319.

As to what is this a/c doing in MIA, I have no idea...
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