ricardofg
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Skyservice New A330-300

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:27 am

Hey everyone,

Just wondering what the status is of C-GVKI, the A330-300 Skyservice Airlines will take delivery of next week from My Travel (ex OY-VKI). Is this a/c in paint now?? They are adding premier class so is it being reconfigured because there will be 61 seats in premier or "Clase Superiore" as it will be dubbed. Does anyone have an exact delivery date? I had heard May 4th but could it be earlier? Thanks!
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:47 am

as far as I know its may 2nd

Airbus A330 -343 357 C-GVKI Skyservice to be leased from 02may06 ex OY-VKI


KrisYYZ

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:24 am

It has been in the MyTravel/SR Technics hangar at MAN for a while, last time I seen it on Tuesday it was still in full MyTravel livery. Hope it will look as smart as the 763's did.
Is 763 C-GJJC (G-DAJC) returning to MyTravel as planned for the Summer?

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sat Apr 29, 2006 1:31 am

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 2):
Is 763 C-GJJC (G-DAJC) returning to MyTravel as planned for the Summer

Is that the 767 that had the hard landing in Cuba?
what happens when a leased aircraft gets damaged, who pays for repairs? and can the leasing airline say that they don't want the aircraft back, instead ask for monetary compensation?

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:34 am

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 3):
Is that the 767 that had the hard landing in Cuba?

No that was C-GLMC, its now back in service, as G-SJMC with MyTravel, Boeing did the repair job. When it got damaged it was basically returned to MyTravel, and they sorted out all the repairs on the aircraft, which was carried out by Boeing.

Back in service wearing full MyTravel livery.


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ricardofg
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:40 am

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 4):
When it got damaged it was basically returned to MyTravel, and they sorted out all the repairs on the aircraft, which was carried out by Boeing.

I heard differently....The aircraft did indeed go back to My Travel in November 2005 but from what I understood it was Skyservice maintenance along with Boeing who did the repairs in PUJ. There was even a makeshift hangar built for the aircraft which was fast sinking into the tarmac at PUJ. Anyhow, JJC is still out in YVR as we speak but will be returning to My Travel in a week or two...

P.S. see if someone can snap a photo of the new 333 when it comes out of the hangar!!
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:15 am

Ricardo
you are correct on the repairs on the 67, Us and Boeing got to fixing that thing, the Tarmac and makeshift hangar was built by us to fix it. The 333 just got back from doing the Hadj ( Spelling??? forgive me ) no doubt getting ripped apart and cleaned out. Been hearing that the J class on the 333 will not be in till june 1. As this will be Sunquest / Alba's plane I would think that it will have the same paint job as the 767 and past 330's, Well RAV.

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:04 pm

ok so just back from work and i have now heard this...

The aircraft is supposed to be arriving this Wednesday May 3rd at 20:30LT from MAN. The first flight is supposed to operate Thursday May 4th to DUB-SNN and then the first FCO flight operating Saturday...however I have now heard from some 5G people that the a/c is delayed and wont be in until Friday. Skyservice will apparently subcharter an Air Transat plane for the DUB-SNN plane and are looking for something for the FCO flight...whether this is all true I dont know but according to the sked I have at work, Wed. May 3rd @ 20:30 so lets hope it come a few min early and we can catch this bird coming in Wednesday
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:17 am

Ok, lol and the latest

JJC, the 767 arrived in YYZ this morning from YVR and will be doing the FCO flight next saturday...DUB-SNN is canceled, and lets hope the flight is not full cuz JJC only seats 318
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:05 pm

You need to get new sources of info  Smile
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:20 pm

Quoting Captaingomes (Reply 9):
You need to get new sources of info

enlighten me then
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Mon May 01, 2006 1:33 am

All I will say is that JJC is now gone, and won't come back (at least not for a long long time, if ever). Keep checking your sources  Smile
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Wed May 03, 2006 7:32 am

Regarding C-GVKI (OY-VKI), I had a little look inside the MyTravel hangar at MAN tonight, its still wearing a MyTravel livery without titles. Not sure when its due for delivery to Skyservice though.

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ricardofg
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Wed May 03, 2006 1:33 pm

originally due into YYZ tomorrow, but now the talk is best case scenario Friday, but most likely early next week.
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Wed May 03, 2006 11:40 pm

Jetset7e7,
you know what it is doing in the hangar? Just a ususal check before it comes across the pond? or was there a mechanical reason behind this one?

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Thu May 04, 2006 7:08 am

Airman99o, I think its just the usual pre-delivery checks but its been in there since Friday 28 April. Seen it again today, still no titles on it, all the doors were open on it, but the hangar is busy with 2 Skyservice A320's in there, awaiting pre-delivery checks for service with MYT.

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Thu May 04, 2006 7:42 am

is this plane going to be painted prior to delivery or will it be done here in YYZ
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Thu May 04, 2006 8:11 am

Does this A330 have the PTVs in it like the British Reg ones?
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Thu May 04, 2006 8:11 pm

Quoting AC777LR (Reply 17):
Does this A330 have the PTVs in it like the British Reg ones?

No, afraid not.

Regardless of country of register, MyTravel Group's A330-200s have PTVs (UK and Danish registered) but the A330-300s do not. Cabin of the aircraft in question...

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Fri May 05, 2006 7:14 pm

C-GVKI made a brief appearance outside the MyTravel hangar yesterday, wearing a MyTravel/Skyservice hybrid. Altough it is not due for delivery till after the weekend now I believe. Pictured Below:

http://www.ringwayreports.co.uk/C-GVKI_SA_040506.jpg

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Fri May 05, 2006 10:25 pm

sweet, looks nice...

Nice shot Mark!!
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Fri May 05, 2006 10:44 pm

Due out for delivery tomorrow (Saturday). Flight deck flew out on Zoom last night to bring this bird home early Saturday. I hate it. Once again, Skyservice having absolutely no identity of there own, just another hybrid paint job, and now on a widebody? disgusting, simply disgusting.

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sun May 07, 2006 11:21 am

What where these Crews flying before SSV had this A330? I know they had A330s a few years ago but what did the pilots do when they sold them off?
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sun May 07, 2006 12:56 pm

C-GVKI arrived at YYz this afternoon (Saturday).
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sun May 07, 2006 2:35 pm

Arrived at 17:00LT, departed for first flight to FCO-VCE @ 20:40LT. All went smooth, not diggin the colours though, doesnt say much for corporate identity.
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Sun May 07, 2006 10:48 pm

Quoting RicardoFG (Reply 24):
Arrived at 17:00LT, departed for first flight to FCO-VCE @ 20:40LT. All went smooth, not diggin the colours though, doesn't say much for corporate identity.

When have Skyservice ever worried about corporate identity?  Smile
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Mon May 08, 2006 8:16 am

AC777LR
These Crews were crossed trained on the B-767 when it came into the fleet. some of the guys/girls stayed on the smaller busses in the fleet. Now that the 330 is back not sure what the deal is going on with the b-767. HOPEFULLY never to return. So as we still have the 757 in the fleet and it is identical to the 67 I guess some will stay on the boeing fleet.
Now on to the colours!! What the hell is that crap!1 I cannot stand the MyTravel colour scheme. Sorry to those of you who like it, but I don't work for My Travel. I work for Skyservice. Where the hell is MY airline!! lol Big grin I am sick of the BI-Polar fleet. not knowing what colour you are going to be on from one to the next. looks sloppy in my opinion. but hey, I guess if it saves on costs, I cannot make that big a deal out of it.  crazy  Anyway it is great to have the 330 in the fleet again. Hope it stays around for the long run  Smile I have two flights on her this month. Looking forward to it.

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Mon May 08, 2006 7:29 pm

I saw this bird at T3 on saturday evening, it has alba tours markings on one side and sunquest on the other. I took some pic which should be online soon.

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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Mon May 08, 2006 7:44 pm

What's the deal with the 3-3-3 premium cabin I heard about?

What is SSV's corporate identity anyway, don't they all look like MYT / AIH's old livery?
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Mon May 08, 2006 7:57 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 28):
What is SSV's corporate identity anyway, don't they all look like MYT / AIH's old livery

At first I thought it looked good. But when I saw it beside an identical mytravel A332 at YYZ it looked pretty sad.
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Mon May 08, 2006 10:37 pm

I am just so tired of these My Travel/First Choice hybrid liverys. I mean skyservice is written in orange on VKI, all First Choice planes are in pink...ok, and how hot are those conquest tails?? They spent all this money marketing this new logo, hell, they even changed the logo on the hangar at YYZ!! But do you think there is one plane that has it?? TDX had it for about 3 days, then I guess Conquest cried or something. Skyservice for the love of god, PAINT C-GVKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Tue May 09, 2006 8:07 am

Myt332
I think the 333 in the front was kept on as the aircraft was going to be cutting it close to the first rome flight after the Hadj flying was done. As we all know there was a larger delay in bringing it over to Toronto. I heard that there were a few broken seats on her and it needed a good cleaning out. I have heard from one of the flight attendants and she said it was REAL nice to be back on the widebodied Airbus. And with center bins. boarding is a dream and noone fighting over the overhead binspace, like on BUS and RAV. Thank god. Hopefully this will help speed up boarding and reduce our delays  Silly
The 3-3-3 seating in the front is going to be changed, So they are saying, June 1st. I hope they keep their word. I wouldn't be to impressed if I paid for the upgrade to J class and found out it was Economy configured. Now if they would just paint the damn thing!!  Smile
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Tue May 09, 2006 8:14 am

Broken seats? It's MYT and SSV, it figures.

Do you think the J class pax will get part refunds? I hope they do! As for the paint job, well, do charter clients care? If so, get captaingomes on it.
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Tue May 09, 2006 10:35 am

Quoting RicardoFG (Reply 30):
Skyservice for the love of god, PAINT C-GVKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just spotted it at FCO recently. The tail needs another coat of paint as the "MY" is still visible in the sunlight. No as bad as the Canada 3000 bumble-bee (black & yellow) paint jobs..but agree with RicardoFG. Paint the damned plane.
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Tue May 09, 2006 10:52 am

It is just a dry lease, it will be back in My Travel colours by the winter. I think its just the stickers they took off btw.
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RE: Skyservice New A330-300

Fri May 12, 2006 12:04 am

The best looking A330 has to be the normal, older and sharper Skyservice colors with the purple on tail and fuselage they had a few years ago. Great scheme. All the other hybrids and eurowhite aircraft they now have look "blah" in comparison.