rampkontroler
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ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:36 am

It seems as if at least one other RJ has received the new colors of ExpressJet. I caught this one (N14158) today in the middle of some heavy flurries as it taxied to the de-ice pad. A lot of people hate the colors, but I think they are kinda cool...but then again, I liked Independence Air's too!

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displ...image.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=0

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/N14158_XJE145_KCLE_17Feb07_1.jpg
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:40 am

And they all ready have a ticket counter setup here in SDF. The Wall all ready has the posting of the sign,
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:58 am

I wish they'd come to SLC, although they already with XLR's from IAH...
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:31 pm

Interesting about the Xjet 145XR showing up in CLE. Presumedly on a charter, Chuck? Don't know if they can run these planes on COEX service anymore...

For the record, the following are painted up in new colors, from my logs at IAH:
XRJ: Ships 188, 189, 191 (plus 158 above)
LRJ: Ships 544, 547

Going for the LRJ tomorrow
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:53 pm

Pretty ugly paint scheme if you ask me. Although a lot might be due to the photo and weather conditions.
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:56 pm

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 3):
For the record, the following are painted up in new colors, from my logs at IAH:
XRJ: Ships 188, 189, 191 (plus 158 above)
LRJ: Ships 544, 547

As I know the following E145 wears the Xjet colors by now:

N14907
N11544
N11547
N14158
N17185
N14186
N14188
N11189
N11191
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:26 pm

Quoting JayDavis (Reply 4):
Pretty ugly paint scheme if you ask me. Although a lot might be due to the photo and weather conditions.

Yeah, the photo sucks, but the weather did too! This one may be slightly better:

http://www.opshots.net/gallery/displ...image.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=0

Thanks JSD and Viasa for the list....to be perfectly honest, the reg. is very difficult to read and was going to confirm it today at work. I assume I have it right, but not seeing it on your list has me wondering...

And I'm not sure why he was here. When I came in he was parked up at the maintenance hangar, and I just reached my spot when he came by to de-ice. I'll update later when I can find out more from the MX guys....
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:13 am

The colors are okay, but they won't look good at the CO utopia in CLE.
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:31 am

Can add a pair to Viasa's list, straight from the XJet mx ramp this morning:

LRJ: N16546
XRJ: N13161

N14907 only wears the basic CO colors with ExpressJet on the engine cowls, same as the way I shot it back in early January.

For the BOS spotters, N14186 will be heading your way this afternoon...It has the XM radio onboard (checked it out, pretty neat and tidy on the armrest!)

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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:41 am

Quoting JayDavis (Reply 4):
Pretty ugly paint scheme if you ask me.

I kind of like it.

And good job, Rampkontroller! Maybe you get credit for actually being the first one to snap a pic of the new XJet actually MOVING around? Big grin

Too bad I missed it. I'm sure you would have been telling me to get the hell out of the way while you took the picture.  rotfl 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:06 am

Don't worry Falcon, I wouldn't have pushed you too hard! LOL Actually, I think A340 Spotter got one moving before I did, and I'm sure he's sitting on a bunch more! (I'd be surprised if he wasn't!)

Quoting N231YE (Reply 7):
The colors are okay, but they won't look good at the CO utopia in CLE.

Yeah, he did look kinda out of place on the de-ice pad sitting next to his CO colored brethren! Looked like the proverbial red-headed stepchild!
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 10):
LOL Actually, I think A340 Spotter got one moving before I did, and I'm sure he's sitting on a bunch more! (I'd be surprised if he wasn't!)

I only got it moving around via the means of a tug hooked up  Smile

I am sitting on another 3 that I took today at the mx base in IAH (161, 186, 191). Couldn't get the 2 LRJs though! There's always tomorrow...

Hear you can't see anything outside today at CLE, at least at the moment (2025z Sunday, 1/4SM +SN)...

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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 11):
you can't see anything outside today at CLE, at least at the moment (2025z Sunday, 1/4SM +SN

You're right about that! You'll probably hear something else pretty soon too....
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:55 am

Quoting Rampkontroler (Reply 12):
You'll probably hear something else pretty soon too....

Oh, I'm well in the know...I'm on duty too.

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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:55 am

yeah...........like airport closure!!
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:09 am

No offense, but the picture looks fake to me...  Confused

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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:53 am

It might be interesting to note that one of the newly painted a/c came into DAB on Thursday, presumably another race week charter.

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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:57 am

There was a charter bird at MKE last week tuesday. Never got to see it leave cause the viz sucked with all the blowing snow we got.
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:36 am

I fly out of CXO which is Montgomery County Airport. The other day there was one on the ramp waiting to be painted and ship 185 was waiting to be picked up. Wings Aviation is doing the painting on this side of the border. There's another place down in Mexico as well.
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:10 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 3):
Interesting about the Xjet 145XR showing up in CLE. Presumedly on a charter, Chuck? Don't know if they can run these planes on COEX service anymore...

Yep, this aircraft was in CLE to do the charters. There have been a few out of there and some at BKL. We can't use these planes on the COex routes anymore since they have been removed from the agreement.

FYI for everyone --> ship #s 160-204 will all be painted in the new colors. The 69 removed from COEX were the 44 NEWEST XRs and the 25 newest LRs.


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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:05 am

Quoting XJET (Reply 19):
FYI for everyone --> ship #s 160-204 will all be painted in the new colors. The 69 removed from COEX were the 44 NEWEST XRs and the 25 newest LRs.

XJET, thanks for that bit of info...Chuck's shot above may not have been ship 158 then? 188 would be more likely? Can't access the tail numbers to check.

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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:37 pm

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 20):
Chuck's shot above may not have been ship 158 then

It would not surprise me too much. I had intended to confirm the number with MX today, but as you know...we got a bit busy and I didn't have a chance! Let me know if anyone can verify this please.
 
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RE: ExpressJet RJ In New Colors At CLE

Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:51 pm

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 20):
Chuck's shot above may not have been ship 158 then? 188 would be more likely?

You know... it is possible. I just had the thought that we may have skipped some numbers in the ship sequence. I do that we are painting the newest 44 XRs. I will see if I can find the list of ship numbers. They are churning out the new paint jobs pretty quickly right now.