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Sun May 06, 2007 6:49 pm

This is the first picture of N701TZ (ex. N226NW) in the data base. As expected it is still in an hybrid color scheme of its former operator and TZ titles. According to Airlinerlist.com, it was bought on January 25th, 2007 and was originally delivered as HB-IHL to Swissair back in March 1980.


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Sun May 06, 2007 6:56 pm

I am glad ATA picked these birds up. It was a shame (especially for us SFO spotters) when Northwest pulled the -10 in favor of the A330...

These birds are going to be used for AMC charters, no?
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Sun May 06, 2007 7:04 pm

If they were going to use a "hybrid" scheme, they could have done a little nicer job painting over the compass on the front of the plane.
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Sun May 06, 2007 7:54 pm

So are they gonna paint it with ATA scheme or they with keep it like this ?
If they keep it like that doesn't look good, Does any body know any thing about it ?
 
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Sun May 06, 2007 8:43 pm

I do hope they repaint it... doesn't look good at the moment!
 
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Sun May 06, 2007 9:24 pm

How misleading the title of this thread is. I was expecting to see a DC-10 in full TZ colors!  Sad

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Sun May 06, 2007 9:30 pm

Quoting A388 (Reply 5):
How misleading the title of this thread is. I was expecting to see a DC-10 in full TZ colors!

I know! It's just a picture of a NW DC10! What a waste of time.

To add some satisfaction for those who click to read this grossly mis-named thread:

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Mon May 07, 2007 12:38 am

Quoting Vasu (Reply 4):
I do hope they repaint it...

That is possibly why it's at SAT.....  crossfingers 
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Mon May 07, 2007 1:38 am

I have never seen the DC-10's operated by TZ which I really wanted to see, especially in the airline's old livery as linked by Cedarjet (thanks by the way  Smile)

It would be very nice if TZ would paint these ex-NW DC-10's in the old livery of TZ, wow.... Big grin

TZ will use these DC-10's on military flights only, is that correct? Or will they also use it on charter flights to holiday destinations? It would be so cool to see the TZ DC-10 here in CUR. I guess I can only dream on.....

Talking about the Caribbean, has TZ abandoned the charter market to the Caribbean? They used to have more charter flights to the Caribbean. I think TZ occasionally can still be seen in SXM but what about the other Caribbean destinations?

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Mon May 07, 2007 1:55 am

Quoting N53614 (Reply 1):
These birds are going to be used for AMC charters, no?

Yes, primarily for AMC charters, but also for civil charters and an ocassional sched flight can't ruled out completely.

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 2):
If they were going to use a "hybrid" scheme, they could have done a little nicer job painting over the compass on the front of the plane.

You can thank NW for that. All they did before it left MSP for SAT was roller brush on some gray paint over the compass and titles. It is so poorly done, that every time it flys, more of it peels off. This will be corrected later this month when it goes in for a more permanent hybrid paint job.

Quoting Sokol (Reply 3):
So are they gonna paint it with ATA scheme or they with keep it like this ?
If they keep it like that doesn't look good, Does any body know any thing about it ?



Quoting Sokol (Reply 3):
I do hope they repaint it... doesn't look good at the moment!

It will get a more permanent hybrid scheme later this month, but will not be in full TZ colors. What is seen now is only temporary.

Quoting IAHcsr (Reply 7):
That is possibly why it's at SAT..... crossfingers

No, it flew back to SAT from IND to correct some problems left over from the heavy check.

Quoting A388 (Reply 8):
TZ will use these DC-10's on military flights only, is that correct? Or will they also use it on charter flights to holiday destinations? It would be so cool to see the TZ DC-10 here in CUR. I guess I can only dream on.....

They will be used primarily on AMC charters, but also on civil charters as well.

Quoting A388 (Reply 8):
Talking about the Caribbean, has TZ abandoned the charter market to the Caribbean? They used to have more charter flights to the Caribbean. I think TZ occasionally can still be seen in SXM but what about the other Caribbean destinations?

Not necessarily. ATA is aggressively going after any longer-term charter programs. Short term and ad-hoc is just too expensive to manage and is very limited.
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Mon May 07, 2007 2:28 am

Were the proving runs completed for addition of the DC-10 to the ops spec?

Best,

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Mon May 07, 2007 3:57 am

boy, that is truly disgusting. < covers eyes >

The faded NWA livery makes the thing look like it's going straight for the scrap yard.


C'mon ATA.. at least paint some type of line on that fuselage or something on that tail. Title sure fooled me.
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 4:04 am

Quoting N801DM (Reply 10):
Were the proving runs completed for addition of the DC-10 to the ops spec?

Best,

N801DM

Nope, not yet started due to delays in the aircraft being operationally ready.

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 11):
boy, that is truly disgusting. < covers eyes >

The faded NWA livery makes the thing look like it's going straight for the scrap yard.


C'mon ATA.. at least paint some type of line on that fuselage or something on that tail. Title sure fooled me.

Read Reply 9. There will be significant changes by June, just wait. Its not an easy task to paint a widebody, there are only so many places in the country, availability is tight, and its easily over $100K per aircraft just for a basic scheme.
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Mon May 07, 2007 4:17 am

A simple cheatline to go with that sticker shoudln't cost that much TZ will it?

Good to hear it's getting a "more permanent hybrid scheme"  bigthumbsup  that should be an interesting photographic subject. Thanks for the info, you rock man.
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 4:24 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 6):


Looking closely, the DC10 in the right picture at LGW is a -40, the one in the left picture is a -10.

So, including the most recent DC10-30 ex NW, TZ will in fact have operated all variants of the DC10 save the -15.

There's some trivia.
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Mon May 07, 2007 4:44 am

Give TZ some time to get about 300 pounds of paint on this boid. I'm sure it'll look great. Besides would be nice to see it in Maui during summer. Big grin

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Mon May 07, 2007 4:53 am

OK. Then... How many civilian operators rest in the world of the DC-10?

At my mind comes:

1. Biman Bangladesh
2. ATA
3. Omni Air International
4. World Airways
5. American Trans Air

Any one else?

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Mon May 07, 2007 5:01 am

TZ has another DC-10 at SAT in the old NW scheme, but without titles. I was surprised to see that TZ even bothered to put titles on this bird... I agree, it looks bad.

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 9):
No, it flew back to SAT from IND to correct some problems left over from the heavy check.

Do you know when 701 will be leaving SAT?

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Mon May 07, 2007 5:03 am

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 16):
At my mind comes:

1. Biman Bangladesh
2. ATA
3. Omni Air International
4. World Airways
5. American Trans Air

Any one else?

Isn't there anything wrong with your list ??????

American Trans Air has become ATA Airlines..... Otherwise your list is correct on the passenger operators side.

These are the cargo ops:

Aeroflot
Arrow Air
Avient
Cargoitalia
Centurion Air Cargo
Cielos Airlines
DAS Air Cargo
FedEx
Gemini Air Cargo
Master Top Airlines
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Mon May 07, 2007 5:04 am

Does anyone know what the seating configuration is like?

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 16):
At my mind comes:

1. Biman Bangladesh
2. ATA
3. Omni Air International
4. World Airways
5. American Trans Air

2 and 5 are the same.
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 5:16 am

Quoting TIA (Reply 19):
Does anyone know what the seating configuration is like?

Wouldn't surprise me to learn that it is around 350Y in a 3-4-3 config, unless they have removed the middle galley, thus pushing the number to around 380Y. Somehow  crowded ...
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 5:18 am

So....how old are these planes?
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Mon May 07, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting GlobalATL (Reply 21):
So....how old are these planes?



Quoting OceansWorld (Thread starter):
According to Airlinerlist.com, it was bought on January 25th, 2007 and was originally delivered as HB-IHL to Swissair back in March 1980.
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Mon May 07, 2007 5:35 am

Very misleading thread title

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Mon May 07, 2007 5:37 am

Well if this one was delivered in 80 to Swissair initially then that would now be 27 years  Wink

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Mon May 07, 2007 5:42 am

Quoting GlobalATL (Reply 21):
So....how old are these planes?



Quoting OceansWorld (Thread starter):
This is the first picture of N701TZ (ex. N226NW) in the data base.[...] and was originally delivered as HB-IHL to Swissair back in March 1980.


  • N702TZ 46580/183 delivered new to Swissair 01/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 09/2006 with 131045 flying hours accumulated and 28861 landings.

  • N224NW 46581/184 delivered new to Swissair 02/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 10/2006 with 129570 flying hours accumulated and 28599 landings.

  • N225NW 46582/187 delivered new to Swissair 02/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 11/2006 with 128590 flying hours accumulated and 27961 landings.

  • N234NW 46912/188 delivered new to Korean Air 02/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 02/2007 with 99171 flying hours accumulated and 20127 landings.

  • N235NW 46915/199 delivered new to Korean Air 04/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 11/2006 with 98181 flying hours accumulated and 20909 landings.

  • N237NW 47844/336 delivered new to RG 11/1980 - WFU & stored by NW 02/2007 with 88424 flying hours accumulated and 18792 landings.
 
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First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 5:58 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 5):
How misleading the title of this thread is



Quoting Vanguard737 (Reply 23):
Very misleading thread title

The threat title reads: First TZ DC-10 picture. Is this not a picture of ATA's first DC-10?
 
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Mon May 07, 2007 6:39 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 26):
Is this not a picture of ATA's first DC-10?

No, it is not. See reply 6 which includes photos of ATA DC-10s dating back to 1983.

This is the first photo of TZ's newly acquired DC-10s but as that photo demonstrates, it is certainly not TZ's first DC-10.
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You know what Cactus...
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RE: First TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 7:23 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 26):
Is this not a picture of ATA's first DC-10?

Yes, but I could have written something like : "First TZ DC-10-30 picture" - or - "Latest ATA DC-10 picture", or even: "Latest TZ DC-10 in hybrid C/S." But that would have been too easy. No real surprise, everything expected. What's the fun?

Quoting A388 (Reply 5):
How misleading the title of this thread is. I was expecting to see a DC-10 in full TZ colors!  



Quoting Vanguard737 (Reply 23):
Very misleading thread title



Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 6):
To add some satisfaction for those who click to read this grossly mis-named thread:

I notice that those complaining about the misleading title are members of the forum since long enough that the level of chances they have read the following two threads is high.
NW Sells 7 DC-10's To ATA (by TPAPDX Dec 6 2006 in Civil Aviation)
Status Of TZ DC-10s? (by Flynavy Apr 8 2007 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 7:27 am

Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 9):
You can thank NW for that. All they did before it left MSP for SAT was roller brush on some gray paint over the compass and titles. It is so poorly done, that every time it flys, more of it peels off. This will be corrected later this month when it goes in for a more permanent hybrid paint job.

I don't blame Northwest at all. They sold the plane and wanted to take their name off of it in the most inexpensive way possible. It is up to the new owners to make it presentable for service with their airline.
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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 7:45 am

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 28):
You know what Cactus...

Sorry if that was a little harsh. I'm a law student and it shines through a bit too much sometimes.  guilty 
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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 7:49 am

Am I the only one that doesn't understand why this aircraft is getting a new "hybrid" livery? This is TZ's plane, and supposedly these DC-10s are going to compose the bulk of their longhaul fleet, replacing the L1011s. Why are they unwilling to at least put a full fledged livery on the thing? I realize money is a little tight for them these days, but if you can afford the plane and the miantenance, shouldn't you be able to afford to paint the thing?
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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 8:54 am

Quoting Cactus742 (Reply 31):
Sorry if that was a little harsh. I'm a law student and it shines through a bit too much sometimes.

Well you're no lawyer yet.....

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 26):
Is this not a picture of ATA's first DC-10?

That is indeed "ATA's" first DC-10...."American Trans Air" did operate it though. So, technically, DfwRevolution was correct with his wording. Seeing as you got all technical and stuff....  Wink

....and yes, I know they're the same company....

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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 9:31 am

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 32):
shouldn't you be able to afford to paint the thing

They will be painting the thing. Read TZ Tristar's posts above. He knows what he's talking about. I'm frankly surprised that they even bothered with a decal, given that the thing hasn't officially been painted and isn't even operationally ready yet, as some things are to be resolved from the D-check still. When it is ultimately painted, a low-key livery is perfectly appropriate given the missions it will fly. There has been a ton of discussion on here about the costs of the decals, etc., with reference to ATA's D-checked L1011s and their limited liveries. You'll get quite a bit of information if you'll go back and look at those posts.

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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 12:52 pm

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 17):
TZ has another DC-10 at SAT in the old NW scheme, but without titles. I was surprised to see that TZ even bothered to put titles on this bird... I agree, it looks bad.

That other aircraft is N234NW which will become N702TZ and enter service around July 1. Yes, it looks bad, but it will get "cleaned up" in a few weeks. The name of the operator has to be someplace on the aircraft in accordance with the FARs and the decal was the easiest to have it ready for proving runs.

Quoting Scottieprecord (Reply 17):
Do you know when 701 will be leaving SAT?

Should leave in a few days back to IND.

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 20):
Quoting TIA (Reply 19):
Does anyone know what the seating configuration is like?

Wouldn't surprise me to learn that it is around 350Y in a 3-4-3 config, unless they have removed the middle galley, thus pushing the number to around 380Y. Somehow crowded ...

It has been reconfigured into a 318Y configuration, 2-5-2 abreast with new seat covers/cushions and carpet.

Quoting GlobalATL (Reply 21):
So....how old are these planes?



Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 25):
# N702TZ 46580/183 delivered new to Swissair 01/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 09/2006 with 131045 flying hours accumulated and 28861 landings.

# N224NW 46581/184 delivered new to Swissair 02/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 10/2006 with 129570 flying hours accumulated and 28599 landings.

# N225NW 46582/187 delivered new to Swissair 02/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 11/2006 with 128590 flying hours accumulated and 27961 landings.

# N234NW 46912/188 delivered new to Korean Air 02/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 02/2007 with 99171 flying hours accumulated and 20127 landings.

# N235NW 46915/199 delivered new to Korean Air 04/1975 - WFU & stored by NW 11/2006 with 98181 flying hours accumulated and 20909 landings.

# N237NW 47844/336 delivered new to RG 11/1980 - WFU & stored by NW 02/2007 with 88424 flying hours accumulated and 18792 landings.

They are 1975, 1980 , and 1981 models.

N234NW will be 702
N237NW will be 703
N235NW will be 705
N225NW will be 706
N223NW or N241NW will be 707 (not yet decided)
N224NW or N242NW will be 708 (not yet decided)

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 30):
I don't blame Northwest at all. They sold the plane and wanted to take their name off of it in the most inexpensive way possible. It is up to the new owners to make it presentable for service with their airline.

Well NW did a half-ass job because they did not properly prepare the surface to allow the paint overlay to adhere so the boundary layer peels it off. By the way, it is NOT presentable for service yet, but is sufficient for proving runs, etc.


Quoting AA777223 (Reply 32):
Am I the only one that doesn't understand why this aircraft is getting a new "hybrid" livery? This is TZ's plane, and supposedly these DC-10s are going to compose the bulk of their longhaul fleet, replacing the L1011s. Why are they unwilling to at least put a full fledged livery on the thing? I realize money is a little tight for them these days, but if you can afford the plane and the miantenance, shouldn't you be able to afford to paint the thing?

Because its not necessarily as simple as you state. Aircraft painting is a specialized task with limited resources, even if it was planned, there are no paint slots for a widebody until 2008. Just wait, it will change and nothing has been finalized as to exactly what it will be for the long term. Just to give you an idea, the full TZ scheme on 7 DC10s would cost over $1 million which is a lot for a small carrier like us so there is some compromise here. The focus right now is getting this type on our Ops Spec first then the rest will work it self out later.
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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 2:22 pm

What I do not understand is why ATA using N241NW and N242NW for parts, when these two aircraft are the lowest time DC-10s that ATA is buying from Northwest? It does not make sense to me.  boggled   confused   old 
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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Mon May 07, 2007 3:50 pm

Quoting Nwarooster (Reply 36):
What I do not understand is why ATA using N241NW and N242NW for parts, when these two aircraft are the lowest time DC-10s that ATA is buying from Northwest? It does not make sense to me. boggled confused old

While that originally was the plan, it has yet to be decided if these two will be reactivated and use N223NW and N224NW for spares instead. There are some extra costs involved as 241 and 242 have no engines and are different models.
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RE: First "New" TZ DC-10 Picture

Sun May 13, 2007 2:11 am

They have it doing a lot of flying now!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N701TZ

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