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1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:54 am

http://airliners.net/open.file?id=12...photo_nr=1&prev_id=&next_id=NEXTID

Here it is !!

First T7 for RBA.EX UA / RG.

Is it the beginning of the end for the 767s at RBA ?
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:03 am

Good to see RBA back and on the up.
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kaitak744
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:07 am

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
Is it the beginning of the end for the 767s at RBA ?

How many 777s are they getting? It seems they will use these to do nonstop LHR and FRA.

I guess the 767s will still be used to DXB and to a few other places.

Royal Brunei would be a perfect customer for 787-8s. Roughly 10 of them.
 
brettbrett21
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:09 am

Did Varig not even bother to change the Reg?

Why does it still have a UAL reg on it?
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:32 am

Quoting FCKC (Thread starter):
Here it is !!

It just looks GREAT!

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
It seems they will use these to do nonstop LHR and FRA.

Possible with LHR but I doubt with FRA as most of their pax out of FRA only go up to BKK and not BWN or beyond.
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:40 am

Quoting Brettbrett21 (Reply 3):
Did Varig not even bother to change the Reg?

Why does it still have a UAL reg on it?

I think that Reg. belongs to the lessor.
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:42 am

I'm sure RBA will follow their typical fleet plan. Old shit on long haul routes & new cabins on short haul routes. Flying with RBA is a game of enie menie minie mow. Never makes sense to anyone other than the kings cousin who plays pin the tail on the donkey with the fleet & route.

If they could be bothered, the could be a great airline, but with the current attitude(not including F/A) this kind of metal is & will be totally wasted on them.
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:31 am

Quoting IcLCY (Reply 6):
If they could be bothered, the could be a great airline

I first flew RBA many moons ago ex LHR and was very impressed, my last flight a few months ago ex DXB was a nightmare and I was stunned how far down they had gone (reminds me of GF). Totally lost the plot Sad
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:06 am

Quoting Brettbrett21 (Reply 3):
Did Varig not even bother to change the Reg?

Why does it still have a UAL reg on it?

There is no such thing as a company's registration number. If AA leased that bird, they could still fly it under that registration. That reg was assigned to that aircraft, when it was first delivered and when it was returned to the lessor, it got it back. Brazilian airlines are only allowed to fly Brazilian registered aircrafts, so even if Varig wanted to keep the old US reg, it couldn't. If you had read the remarks, you would know that here in Brazil it used to be known as PP-VRE.
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:23 am

Quoting Brettbrett21 (Reply 3):
Did Varig not even bother to change the Reg?

Varig fail to pay the lease and probably has been notified about the end of the lease agreement and as the plane belongs to Bristol Associates, they just take the plane back (it's the one grounded at JFK)

Any news or updates on PP-VRI and PP-VRJ (also PW but not-ER versions) ?

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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:43 am

so does this mean that flights form OZ to say UK will now be 1 stop rather than 2 now with 767's ?

If so, this will help improve their yields dramatically.

Will the 777's fly BNE/AKL route? Hope so, but they need to rearrange their schd BNE/AKL. I think at present 1 depart BNE at 0415 & other 2 are red eyes departing at around 2200 which must arrive AKL at friendly 0300 !! Yuk !!!
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:47 am

I guess that means AA is doing the refurb work on these ex-Varig birds?

Or is there another maintenance operator at AFW?
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:54 am

Geez the 772ER 773 - what an aircraft. They always look good in any colour.......
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:13 pm

Beautiful. I love the colors of Brunei and it looks even better on this plane! Just like a big exclusive private jet
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
It seems they will use these to do nonstop LHR and FRA.

FRA is being dropped at the end of October.

PER will recieve them quite early, and as far as I'm aware LHR will still be via DXB. I think they plan to keep 4 763's which have been upgraded with new interiors. They are also going to increase OZ flights or have atleast been allowed to.
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:09 pm

Great aircraft, hope that they can improve service, so as to do this aircraft justice.
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:01 pm

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 14):
PER will recieve them quite early, and as far as I'm aware LHR will still be via DXB. I think they plan to keep 4 763's which have been upgraded with new interiors. They are also going to increase OZ flights or have atleast been allowed to.

Couldn't 772 fly nonstop Brunei/London ?
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:05 pm

Quoting Easyas321 (Reply 16):
Couldn't 772 fly nonstop Brunei/London ?

The ER's could yes but I guess they do quite well via DXB. Also 2 of the 4 772's are non ER's so it will mean they can fly any 772 pretty much anywhere in the network.
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:47 pm

Good to see Royal Brunei get the T7. Is that other RG 777 in the picture destined for Royal Brunei as well?

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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:02 pm

That's one very nice looking 777 Big grin

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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:54 pm

Quoting Kaitak744 (Reply 2):
How many 777s are they getting? It seems they will use these to do nonstop LHR and FRA.

Looking under CH-Aviation it looks like RBA will be getting a total of 4 B777s, 2 B777-200ER ex Reg N207UA for the first one with PP-VRF to follow.

Also 2 B777-200 ex Reg PP-VRI and N770UA with all 4 being B777s being ex Varig's and United before that.
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:22 pm

BI 777's - at last! Long time coming, long overdue, even though the 763 is a great plane.  thumbsup 

The loads ex-LHR to DXB are variable, so it would make sense that out of the 7 weekly departures, maybe they could/should make 4 direct to BWN, and 3 via DXB  scratchchin 

Either way, they need to be a bit more (read lot's!) proactive and aggressive with expansion, as they are getting killed by EK/Qr/etc...they really aren't a bad airline, but as variable as all the other players. They need to pump LHR to get double-daily, and use the 777's to their best capability. Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth!
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:45 pm

Quoting Psimpson (Reply 20):
Looking under CH-Aviation it looks like RBA will be getting a total of 4 B777s, 2 B777-200ER ex Reg N207UA for the first one with PP-VRF to follow.

Also 2 B777-200 ex Reg PP-VRI and N770UA with all 4 being B777s being ex Varig's and United before that.

If they really take PP-VRF will be very good for them ! Those 2 772ER with PW engines were in good conditions so i believe they will be good additions for Royal Brunei.

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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Tue May 01, 2007 3:42 am

If they use the 772ER to LHR I think that will potentially imporove their Australian L/F particularly ex BNE. The stop in Dubai would put alot of people off using them
 
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Tue May 01, 2007 5:15 am

Looks great! Didn't even know they were getting the 777s!
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RE: 1st 777-200ER Royal Brunei Picture

Wed May 02, 2007 4:55 am

Excellent news !!

any news on when it will enter service ? and what route will it operate on ? does the cabin have BI's new Flat seats in J?
i heard the cabin features J/+Y/Y . can any one confirm ?

hope it operates LHR via DXB this summer !

many thanks

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