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Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:11 pm

Looks pretty nice!


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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:27 pm

I might be belonging to the few, but that toothpaste color kind'a grows on me... the more I look at it the more I like it and it is most impressive in real life, I like the way lighting makes it look different  Smile Of course in this case it could be that the 777LR simply looks great in every scheme...  drool 
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:32 pm

Quoting PEET7G (Reply 1):
I might be belonging to the few, but that toothpaste color kind'a grows on me...

I've always liked it. It's glacier blue. Anyone who's ever looked down a crack in a glacier knows what I'm talking about. It's that color. And since Canada is known for snow and maple leafs, seems to work for me!

Plus it's not euro-white!
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Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:33 pm

Great and majestic looking bird.
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:43 pm

Much nicer than the 773 IMO. The colours suit it. Very nice AC!
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:53 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 4):
Much nicer than the 773 IMO. The colours suit it. Very nice AC!

I agree. Thanks for the great shots clickhappy.

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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:57 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 4):
Much nicer than the 773 IMO. The colours suit it. Very nice AC!

No matter how much I am fund of the 773ER, I have to agree! The 777LR is even more beautiful, I think this could be because those massive GE hair-driers look much more massive compared to the shorter fuselage.
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:01 pm

Next up- The 787!
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Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:05 pm

Just to clarify, those aren't my shots. I just screened them and added the news banner and thought I would share.
 
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:18 pm

a bit on the lazy and tired side right now...but...can someone answer this for me.

the B777LR looks kinda stubby to me. does the fusalage have the same dementions as the B777-200er?

Quoting PEET7G (Reply 1):
I might be belonging to the few, but that toothpaste color kind'a grows on me... the more I look at it the more I like it and it is most impressive in real life

don't worry, you're not alone. it took me a while to get used to it also and now i like it. see 'em all the time in LAX when i travel for leisure and also in JFK when my working flights take me through there.

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Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:53 pm

To me, it looks better proportioned than the 77W. Not too much of the toothpaste.

Personally I would have loved to see a Proud Wings 777, but that's what my FS painting is for (any FS enthusiast PM me for my Overland paints).

Note the still unpainted AI 77L.  crazy 
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:21 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
I've always liked it. It's glacier blue.

No, it's definately toothpaste. Big grin

Where will they be flying them initially (i assume some proving routes) and long term?
 
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Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:37 pm

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 11):
Where will they be flying them initially (i assume some proving routes) and long term?

They have been used on domestic routes between YYZ and YUL, as well as the YYZ and LHR. They have also been doing touch and goes in YXU.
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Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:01 pm

Not being nationalistic or anything, but the best looking LR's will still be the AI birds, not that the AC colours are not nice...
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Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:29 pm

Where is EK's 77L  Confused
 
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:11 pm

Quoting Brilondon (Reply 12):
They have been used on domestic routes between YYZ and YUL, as well as the YYZ and LHR. They have also been doing touch and goes in YXU.

The 3 777W's are now all on their regular rotations of YYZ-LHR/FRA/NRT. Believe that the Rapidair YYZ/YUL "proving" flights are done.
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:14 pm

Wow that livery has really grown on me. Looks great on the T7 too.
 
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:41 pm

Quoting Cricket (Reply 13):
Not being nationalistic or anything, but the best looking LR's will still be the AI birds, not that the AC colours are not nice...

I'd would agree on that....the new AI livery would look just awesome! But still waiting..
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:46 pm

Quoting B6FA4ever (Reply 9):
the B777LR looks kinda stubby to me. does the fusalage have the same dementions as the B777-200er?

 yes  The 777LR basically has the same fuselage as the 772ER, although it has larger engines and raked wingtips, plus other unnoticeable improvements.

Nice photos of the 777LR. The hint of blue is alot better than plain white. Great stuff.
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:11 pm

Wow! She's a beauty! My good friends north of the border have a lot to be proud of in Air Canada's fleet updates.

Good luck AC!


Clickhappy, thanks for the photos! A real treat this morning.
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:28 pm

Everytime I see ACs livery I check my breath........don´t ask me why.

Anyway, it looks good on 772LR

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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:29 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
Canada is known for snow and maple leafs

Hopefully we're known for maple leaves and not maple leafs. Most Canadians can't stand those maple leafs, who are more commonly referred to as make beleafs, maple losers or maple golfers.  Wink

The toothpaste livery does look less bad on the widebodies than on the narrowbodies. Sure hope the 77L does some touch-and-gos at YOW like the 77Ws did.
 
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:54 pm

i see Air India parked behind in one of the pictures, how come its still there, is it supposed to be in the paint shop
 
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:37 am

I like the glacier blue for sure. Such a change from Euro-White. But, let's face it, the 777-200 has a bunch of so much nicer liveries. (I'm not making much difference among a regular 772 and the 77L, the only difference being the wingtip):


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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:52 am

Quoting YOW (Reply 21):
The toothpaste livery does look less bad on the widebodies than on the narrowbodies.

Less bad? Is that close to OK, nice or good?  Big grin

I've always like the new AC livery. Maybe because others dislike it so much or because it is somewhat unique.

In any case, it will be nice to see the AC fleet renewed over the next few years so the worst of the 767's can be retired. Although none of AC's 767's were as shabby as one of Canadian Airlines's DC10's right near the end of their corporate life.
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:03 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
The 777LR basically has the same fuselage as the 772ER, although it has larger engines and raked wingtips, plus other unnoticeable improvements.

Apart from the approximate 13 ft. greater wingspan, raked wingtips and larger diameter engines of the 772LR, is there any way to identify the different 772 models by sight, e.g. to tell a 772ER apart from a basic non-ER 772, or to tell a 772LR from earlier 772 models if you could not see the wings/engines? I'm inclined to think the answer is no.
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:05 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 25):
Apart from the approximate 13 ft. greater wingspan, raked wingtips and larger diameter engines of the 772LR, is there any way to identify the different 772 models by sight,

LOL. That's kind of like saying, "She was good looking, except she had bad skin, terrible teeth, and she was cross-eyed."
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:08 am

Quoting Cricket (Reply 13):
Not being nationalistic or anything, but the best looking LR's will still be the AI birds, not that the AC colours are not nice...



Quoting Aseem (Reply 17):
I'd would agree on that....the new AI livery would look just awesome! But still waiting..

That suits me.....AI and AC, my two "national" airlines, so to speak, being #1 and #2 in looks.... smile 
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting Cricket (Reply 13):
Not being nationalistic or anything, but the best looking LR's will still be the AI birds, not that the AC colours are not nice...

Just wait until early next year when the first one shows up in the new DL livery!  biggrin 

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Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:19 am

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 28):
Just wait until early next year when the first one shows up in the new DL livery!


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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:20 am

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 26):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 25):
Apart from the approximate 13 ft. greater wingspan, raked wingtips and larger diameter engines of the 772LR, is there any way to identify the different 772 models by sight,

LOL. That's kind of like saying, "She was good looking, except she had bad skin, terrible teeth, and she was cross-eyed."

The additional wingspan and slightly larger engines aren't always that obvious when you see an aircraft at some distance at airports. I was just curious whether there were any smaller identifying features. For example, the pitot tubes on the 737NG series are in a different location than on earlier 737s. The 737NG is also easy to spot due to it's much taller tail and more circular engine cowlings, apart from the longer wingspan which again isn't always that obvious.
 
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:35 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 30):
For example, the pitot tubes on the 737NG series are in a different location than on earlier 737s

Yeah if you are bridging a 737 Classic, you have to be careful not to knock out the pitot tubes.
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:43 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 30):
The additional wingspan and slightly larger engines aren't always that obvious when you see an aircraft at some distance at airports. I was just curious whether there were any smaller identifying features. For example, the pitot tubes on the 737NG series are in a different location than on earlier 737s. The 737NG is also easy to spot due to it's much taller tail and more circular engine cowlings, apart from the longer wingspan which again isn't always that obvious.

Or the taller landing gear / wing stance, or (for many) the winglets, or the lack of eyebrow windows for later NGs. Another good identifying quality for NGs is the landing light configuration; the classics had them on the outer, under-wing, 'canoes.'

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Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:05 am

The AC "toothpaste" livery is nice although we'll probably never see their T7's at OGG. I have looked at the "toothpaste" color up close and it's just stunning, especially seeing the metallic flakes reflecting in light.

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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:09 am

Air Canada looks so much better in the BOEING livery  Silly
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:40 am

Quoting YOW (Reply 21):
commonly referred to as make beleafs, maple losers or maple golfers

Also the maple laughs are another one...

Anyhow... I really think the 77L looks stubby, probably because all we have seen were the 77W but man those do look stubby just from looking at the pictures. IMO the A330 is still the best looking AC bird!
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:22 am

While I really like the AC livery, the fact that it's on a Boeing makes it even sweeter.

Quoting YOW (Reply 21):
Hopefully we're known for maple leaves and not maple leafs.

The Toronto Maple Leaves?
 
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Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:38 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 25):
Apart from the approximate 13 ft. greater wingspan, raked wingtips and larger diameter engines of the 772LR, is there any way to identify the different 772 models by sight, e.g. to tell a 772ER apart from a basic non-ER 772, or to tell a 772LR from earlier 772 models if you could not see the wings/engines? I'm inclined to think the answer is no.

Well if you couldn't see the wingtips or engine and have problems distinguishing between all the types of 777 then you can read what type of model it is on the nose of the aircraft  Silly But basically, you are right, it is hard to tell which 777 is which if you can not see the mentioned parts of the aircraft.
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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:42 pm

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 28):
Just wait until early next year when the first one shows up in the new DL livery!


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RE: Hot Of The Press - Air Canada 772LR Images

Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:58 pm

Quoting SkyTaxi (Reply 36):
The Toronto Maple Leaves?

If they knew how to smell, err, I mean spell, that's what they would be.

Quoting Robsawatsky (Reply 24):
Less bad? Is that close to OK, nice or good?

I guess that would be close to OK, but not quite, lol. 

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