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TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:12 pm

If memory serves me correct the first TP A332 is to be delivered to LIS today in full new paint. Is this still planned? Are you spotters ready?
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:37 pm

stilll planned... but not departed yet...

We have currently heavy snow storm in HAM, but seems a litlle better now...

TAP 332 should be leave in the afternoon, hope that the snowfall is finish by then... otherwise no good chance for a picture from here...

Cheers from HAM
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:46 pm

Its official:

HAM-LIS
TP6
CS-TOF
ETD: 15:00
ETA: 18:30

Spotters, get your gear ready!
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:02 pm

Which routes will that A332 fly on?

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:03 pm

Quoting PhotoLPPT (Reply 2):
Its official:

HAM-LIS
TP6
CS-TOF
ETD: 15:00
ETA: 18:30

If I wanted to see it arrive in Lisbon what would be the best spot for it?

Regards
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photolppt
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:17 pm

Quoting TP777 (Reply 4):
If I wanted to see it arrive in Lisbon what would be the best spot for it?

Assuming runway 03 is still in use by 1830, somewhere near the threshold, or near where runway 03-21 crosses 17-35.

Spots 1, 2 or 3 on our guide:
http://lisbonspotters.org/Guide/Spots/tabid/91/Default.aspx

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 3):
Which routes will that A332 fly on?

Ol� Luis,
My guess is that we'll see a mix of A330 and A310 on routes that are now served exclusivelly by the latter, so there's a good change you'll soon find it at CCSBig grin
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Fri Mar 10, 2006 11:21 pm

Hi!

Hey Tobi...I hope you have "enough" time to be at HAM airport when CS-TOF leaves, you could just post a small message saying what was the ETD...I know this is too much but maybe you can make it!!!
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:29 am

Good luck for TAP with the A332.I promess to fly them and enjoy an delisieus porto wine
Felicidade Portugal
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:38 am

Quoting RicardoFG (Thread starter):
If memory serves me correct the first TP A332 is to be delivered to LIS today in full new paint. Is this still planned? Are you spotters ready?

At last the day has come. Its about time.

Quoting Cedars747 (Reply 7):
Good luck for TAP with the A332.I promess to fly them and enjoy an delisieus porto wine
Felicidade Portugal

Thanks Cedars. Im sure that the A332 will prove to become yet another workhorse like its older sister the A313.

I have to admit that this little bird seems to be very shy. Still not one picture around.

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:45 am

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 3):

TAP 332's will make EWR, SSA, FOR, GRU, ORY and LAD.

Luis
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:48 am

Thanks to our mates at www.aviacao.net, they have managed to get a first looks at Taps lattest aquasition.

http://forum.aviacao.net/viewtopic.php?t=6171&start=45





Can hardly wait until this little beauty touches down on Portuguese soil. To all member out in Lisbon get your cameras ready.

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:59 am

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 3):
Which routes will that A332 fly on?

From Brazilian TP sources,

First route will be
LIS-CDG-LIS (only one flight)
When return:
LIS-FOR-LIS (effective March 11 till April 09)

This plane (CS-TOF) will be used on LIS-SSA-LIS (upgraded from A310 to A332) effective April, 10 to October, 27.

The other two planes could run:

LIS-REC (1 plane)
OPO-GIG 3x weekly, LIS-GRU 3x weekly and OPO-GRU 1x weekly
But both unconfirmed yet.

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:13 am

They could have painted the winglets, it would be nice.

However the 332 looks good on TP livery.

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:27 am

The A330-200 looks beautiful in the TP livery. I can't wait to get a glimpse of one at EWR!
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:34 am

Hi, just came back from the airport... no TAP 332 for me Sad

Airport is almost completely down due to snow... Airport is closed every now and then for snow removal...

ETD was 16:00, but I'm not sure if it has left...

Keep you updated...

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:14 am

Hi Tobi et All,

Latest confirmed times:

ETD 18:30 @HAM
ETA 21:22 @LIS

(UTC Times)

Too late for pics at both airports, however will not miss it tomorrow! Big grin
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:26 am

Looks really nice!

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:54 am

Status at 20:15 local time

TAP 332 is still @ HAM, currently beeing deiced for its flight to LIS.

As said above, really heavy snow fall here in HAM without a break since 7 o'clock in the moring.

So LIS spotters, prepare YOUR gear for a nice (hopefully sunny) shot.

Cheers from HAM
Tobi
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:03 am

Taxing to take off 21:10 local...

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:21 am

Quoting LipeGIG (Reply 11):
This plane (CS-TOF) will be used on LIS-SSA-LIS (upgraded from A310 to A332) effective April, 10 to October, 27.

Lipe, tks for the info. It was high time for TP to upgrade SSA, which is showing strong loads all-year around - during high season TP already deploys the A340 to SSA.

Rgs,
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:08 am

LipeGIG

First commercial flight will be on Apr10th to ORY , not CDG.
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:23 am

Brilliant! A great colour scheme on a classic airliner. Good for TAP!
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:34 am

Anybody know why TP sends widebodies to ORY? Is there much demand? And to EWR too?
http://www.devanwells.blogspot.com/
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:43 am

Quoting FCKC (Reply 20):
First commercial flight will be on Apr10th to ORY , not CDG.

FCKC thanks for the correction!
And its also confirmed the LIS-FOR-LIS flight just after ORY.

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 9:46 am

I am assuming TAP is sending the A330-200 to ORY to get the crew familiar with the new aircraft.

As for EWR TAP sends widebodies on the route because they are needed for that type of international flight.
[Edited 2006-03-11 01:47:30]

[Edited 2006-03-11 01:48:56]
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:14 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 13):
The A330-200 looks beautiful in the TP livery.

Yes, it does. But it would have looked even better in TP's old colours. Big grin
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:44 pm

Boa Tarde,

Any chance that the TP 332 will be used from SID to LIS? I'm flying TP this summer from SID to LIS, and from LIS to EWR. I'd love to fly on this new beast!

Obrigado

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:11 pm

Quoting Halophila (Reply 26):
Any chance that the TP 332 will be used from SID to LIS? I'm flying TP this summer from SID to LIS, and from LIS to EWR. I'd love to fly on this new beast!

You might be able to fly on one of TPs A330-200s on the LIS-EWR sector of your flight.
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:38 pm

Some more pictures of Tap's latest acquisition, thanks to our mates at www.aviacao.net

http://forum.aviacao.net/viewtopic.p...&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60



http://www.flytapvirtual.org/images/CSTOF_LIS.jpg



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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:27 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 24):
As for EWR TAP sends widebodies on the route because they are needed for that type of international flight.

Hmm, could have fooled me...


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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:20 pm

The 332 looks awesome with those huge TAP letters.

Congrats TAP!

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:54 pm

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 29):
Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 24):
As for EWR TAP sends widebodies on the route because they are needed for that type of international flight.

Hmm, could have fooled me...

I think he was referring to TAP's specific characteristics. They don't have any narrowbody aircraft that could do that route. Also, TP often needs the largest aircraft they can get on that route, especially during the holiday seasons.

For that same reason, they also send the A340/A310 to places like Paris and London. They're short enough flights to utilize the aircraft during the day between runs to Brazil and Africa. The demand for Paris and London is huge, especially during the holidays.
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:13 am

Here's a photo of CS-TOF at ORY:

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Photo © Philippe Jeandy


Off topic but it appears that yesterday LIS also had a visit by the Cubana IL-96.

Quoting Airbazar (Reply 31):

I think he was referring to TAP's specific characteristics.

This is true, I was reffering to TAP.

[Edited 2006-03-11 16:18:29]
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:30 am

Wow, that's a nice looking aircraft Big grin

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:58 am

Hi all,

Great spotting day at Lisbon. The TP A330-200 really drew out some crowds (over 50 spotters where present), and those present were rewarded with warm sunshine and a spectacular performace by the TP Crew.

Upon arrival from ORY, ATC advised there was a huge crowd of spectators waiting to see the landing by the runway, and the crew replied that 'a beautiful aircraft always flies well', so a perfect landing would not be hard... and indeed it was one of the smoothest I've ever seen.

Departing to FOR, again the crew waved at us, and made a really spectacular departure, with quite a steep climb.

Here are some pics of the day, courtesy of LisbonSpotters:

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Many thanks for member Paulianer, for his patience at HAM.

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:05 am

Do TAP A330s have PTVs?
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:13 am

Quoting LY777 (Reply 35):
Do TAP A330s have PTVs?

Yes, they have the PTVs from Swissair (or LH, can't remember who installed them), but they are definitively still there, as I've seen pics from the interior of CS-TOF taken today.
 
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:22 am

Hi!

I look to all the "movement" most of the portuguese spotters had during these last few months, starting with TAP order for the A330-200's/A350's and then the way we chased the first A330-200's that came from ex: BlueWings, also the way we created sinergies among the swiss and german enthusiasts getting all the information possible regarding the flights of those A330-200's around Europe, and that ended with the first photos of the first TAP A330-200 CS-TOF starting the commercial flights today! Things are so diferent from December 1982 when the first TAP L1011-500 CS-TEA arrived to LIS. I think I was the only one early in that morning to get photos of the airplane arriving from Burbank, very tipical for delivery flights from USA. I got the information from the TAP public relations responsible at that time, Mr. Jesus Amado, who told me that the airplane would arrive at 8:00 am...I lived close by RN03 of LIS airport and I still remember it was a great winter sunny day, cold and suddenly I saw the L1011-500 getting bigger and bigger...in the end I had the chance to take a few shots and pray that the photos would come out ok ( no digital cameras like now )....well they actually did! 23 years latter aviation is very, very diferent!
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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:00 pm

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 32):

This is true, I was reffering to TAP.

AlitaliaMD11, I figured so, just couldnt help it.

As for TAP getting the A330, right on! I worked for Signature Flight Support at EWR for 2.5 years, with TAP as my main work source. I worked very closely with their station personnel, and they treated me so well. I have a nice desktop model of a TAP A340 that was given as a gift to me when I left there that I hold near and dear to my heart. TAP also gave me my first A340 ride which was incredible (on a LIS-FRA run no less!) back in 1995. Fantastic to see their growth.

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RE: TAP First A332 To Be Delivered Today?

Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:17 am

The aircraft looks absolutely beautiful...i'm still holding out hope that we will see the TP colours in YYZ again one day.....does anyone know when they are gonna start painting the A343s?? Cant wait to see those in the new TP colours!! Also, I am suprised the wingtips werent painted in the same style as the tail...any reason??

RicardoYYZ