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AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:16 am

Hi All.

I was browsing AC Horizons and it seems Air Canada's first XM 320 was flown on a 2-hour test flight to check the systems out. They now say she's ready for re-rentry into service. Pics of this flight can be found here:

First XM Aircraft Takes Flight

Also on the website are some new pics of the new lie-flat seats in Executive First. They appear to be in a 767 cabin. I'm not sure if this is just a mock-up or if it's actually on Fin 636. The article says it's from the filming of the new safety video. Somebody from AC help me out here? Anyway, here's the link to this article:

Executive First Lie-Flat Beds

P.S. Keep an eye out for my detailed trip report next week on my vacation to Indy for the U.S. Grand Prix (AC Jazz).

Steve
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:25 am

i'm pretty sure that those seats are great, but looking at some of those photos, they don't look that confortable in they chairs, they could've done a better job at that, taking better picture  Big grin
 
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:30 am

NZFan...

Considering the nature of the picture... I don't think anyone would have big smiles, when you're doing a Safety Video! LOL!

"....YAY! Let's go down the slide...AGAIN!!!"

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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:32 am

Thanks for the links  Smile

It looks like AC won't be installing new ceilings and overhead bins onto the 767's, a real shame, it makes the aircraft look so much nicer!
I can't realy complain, at least we are seeing new seating Big grin

BTW - Will their be new Y cabins in the 763's?

Are the 343/333's to get the new cabins?

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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:34 am

The 330-343X are the 340s are not, yes new Y cabins in all 767-300s and just new seats in the 200s
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:15 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 3):
It looks like AC won't be installing new ceilings and overhead bins onto the 767's, a real shame, it makes the aircraft look so much nicer!

I think they will. I don't think this is a finished new first class. A/C hasn't been in long enough for that. It's probably just a mock-up in the aircraft or in a studio..

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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:22 am

Those might the best 76S interior pics I've seen so far, actually makes AC and the 767 seem like a viable option  wink 
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:45 am

Looks good! What does the new economy class look like? Any other photos of AC's interior makeovers?
 
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:54 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 3):
It looks like AC won't be installing new ceilings and overhead bins onto the 767's, a real shame, it makes the aircraft look so much nicer!

Yeah the 767-300s will get them, that photo is just a mock up, its just ment to show the seats, pay no attention to the overhead bins and such. The pics are probably on their cabin trainer that they use.
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EnviroTO
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:57 am

The pic of the international executive first class seating is not of an aircraft with the Air Canada makeover. I am fairly certain they announced the 763ER fleet will get new style overhead bins. Pics of the progress should be visible here.

http://www.achorizons.ca/en/issues/2006/june/XM_Project.htm
 
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:22 pm





Looks GREAT for the Domestic product.
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:56 pm

The 767's are to be getting the 777 style cabins (ceiling, overhead bins etc)
You can't get there from here.
 
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RE: AC Project XM (1st 320 Ready/767 New Seat Pics)

Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:22 pm

Quoting Rikkus67 (Reply 2):
Considering the nature of the picture... I don't think anyone would have big smiles, when you're doing a Safety Video! LOL!

not sure that for the safety video, they'd be watching tv. Anyhow i just think it's not the best choice of photos