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Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:09 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=515300246&size=o

Does anyone recognise the rudder colours of the 777 towards the right of the photo? Someone's special colour scheme perhaps?
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:16 pm

Can't tell by the rudder colors, but I would guess by the VT- aircraft registration, that this is a future Air India aircraft.
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:17 pm

Air France.

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:18 pm

Ah it is Asiana......thanks anyway folks!
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:26 pm

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 3):
Ah it is Asiana......thanks anyway folks!

With a VT- registration? I don't think so. Note the red engine cowlings.

Looks like it might be in the process of being (re)painted into AI's new livery. You can make out the registration VT-ALC, which is not in the a.net database, however the photo below, VT-ALA, is one of Air India's brand new 777-200LR aircraft:

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Edit: Just looked up www.aerotransport.org and saw that VT-ALC is indeed a 777-237/LR aircraft for Air India.

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:38 pm

Quoting PA110 (Reply 4):
With a VT- registration? I don't think so. Note the red engine cowlings. Looks like it might be in the process of being (re)painted into AI's new livery. Looks like VT-ALC, which is not in the database, however VT-ALA is one of Air India's brand new 777-200LR aircraft.

Which 777 "towards the right of the photo" has a VT- reg?
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:42 pm

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 3):
Ah it is Asiana......thanks anyway folks!

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:43 pm

Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 5):
towards the right of the photo

Oh! My other right! (Sorry)  embarrassed 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:54 pm

Is it not obvious that its WestJet...Soon to be top 5 international Airline?
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:06 pm

Quoting PA110 (Reply 4):
Looks like it might be in the process of being (re)painted into AI's new livery. You can make out the registration VT-ALC, which is not in the a.net database, however the photo below, VT-ALA, is one of Air India's brand new 777-200LR aircraft:

The Livery on VT-ALA is stillborn, AI's new livery was discussed in this thread - VT-ALC is indeed an Air India bird  Smile Air India's New Livery (by Cricket May 22 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:19 pm

Hey CX flyboy,

that was exactly my problem. When I first saw that photo *hehe
But later I also came to the conclusion that it is an Asiana 777.

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:00 pm

where is the LY new 772?
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:36 pm

Interesting to see two Air France 773ER and two Air India 772LR's waiting to go home. 777's bound for all corners of the world.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:26 pm

Quoting Jfk777 (Reply 12):
Interesting to see two Air France 773ER and two Air India 772LR's waiting to go home. 777's bound for all corners of the world.

There are really three Air India's in the picture. They have been seting there on the field for awhile now.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:54 pm

Quoting Amirs (Reply 11):
where is the LY new 772?

It had not come out of the factory by that date, although it might have done now.

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:58 pm

it is definitely Air India, reg is VT-ALC, It should be the 3rd LR for Air India
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:03 pm

Quoting Mtsubshe (Reply 15):
it is definitely Air India, reg is VT-ALC, It should be the 3rd LR for Air India

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"Does anyone recognise the rudder colours of the 777 towards the right of the photo?

For the billionth time, it is Asiana's HL7755.

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:09 pm

off topic i know, but did anyone else notice the "mmm tasty" text someone typed on the JAL cargo bird? Big grin
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:25 pm

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 17):
off topic i know, but did anyone else notice the "mmm tasty" text someone typed on the JAL cargo bird?

lol is that JAL a 767? I count 9.2 777's in the picture. Maybe 10.2 777's. I can't tell if the first tail in the second row of aircraft belongs to a 777.

Also, is the 2nd Air India 777 (3rd row of aircraft) a 300ER version? It looks like the same length as the Air Canada 773ER!
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:13 am

Quoting RobK (Reply 16):
"Does anyone recognise the rudder colours of the 777 towards the right of the photo?

For the billionth time, it is Asiana's HL7755.

I think a lot of people are missing the fact that the photo is wider than the screen, and that you have to scroll to the right to see the right part of the photo...this is fairly clear with the AF response, for example. Joys like this are typical on a.net, where many people seem to feel the need to correct others in order to validate their own existence.

Quoting ShannoninAMA (Reply 17):
off topic i know, but did anyone else notice the "mmm tasty" text someone typed on the JAL cargo bird? Big grin

Yeah, I thought that was cool. This site needs more humor...like G-MOO, from C.O.W. Aviation of a couple weeks ago.
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:12 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
Also, is the 2nd Air India 777 (3rd row of aircraft) a 300ER version? It looks like the same length as the Air Canada 773ER!

Nope, the AI 773ER is unpainted if I remember right and even if it was painted it wouldn't be in that livery. They probably look to be the same size because the AC aircraft is probably a 772LR as well and not a 773ER.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:17 am

Quoting RobK (Reply 16):
Does anyone recognise the rudder colours of the 777 towards the right of the photo?

For the billionth time, it is Asiana's HL7755.

When the window downloads, the first thing that you see is a white 777 with a thin red line on the rudder and a VT- regn....that's what everyone is jumping onto.....the 777 on the far right indeed is Asiana.... smile 
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:27 am

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 20):
They probably look to be the same size because the AC aircraft is probably a 772LR as well and not a 773ER.

I'm 100% certain that the AC aircraft is a 300ER because im sure it has 5 doors on each side in the picture  Smile
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 22):
I'm 100% certain that the AC aircraft is a 300ER because im sure it has 5 doors on each side in the picture

There is a pole blocking the middle of the fuse, how can you see all the doors...and how can you see the other side in that picture?

While I agree it looks long enough to be a -300ER it does seem to be of similar length to the AI 777 which is definitely not a -300ER.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:51 am

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 23):
There is a pole blocking the middle of the fuse, how can you see all the doors...and how can you see the other side in that picture?

Because the gap between the two doors either side of the pole is too large not to have a door  Smile
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:51 am

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 23):
While I agree it looks long enough to be a -300ER it does seem to be of similar length to the AI 777 which is definitely not a -300ER.

If you look closely, you can see that the photo is assembled out of at least 3 separate images. You can see the breaks by looking for misalignments or color changes in the photo; there's one in the middle of the second AF fuselage from the left (look at the sky color change) and another near the right side of the photo (follow the rooflines and you can't miss it). Unless this was shot with an extremely wide-angle lens, there would have to be another in the middle, and the pole would be the convenient place to do this, being as it's roughly halfway between the other two splices and would provide an extremely easy place to cover the difficult job of splicing.

If you look carefully at the AC fuselage, it seems very slightly misaligned, with the front end higher than the back; the road at the bottom shows the same pattern going from left to right of the pole.

If this is true and the pole is the place where 2 images overlap, it seems quite likely that when doing the overlap, the width of the pole was not done exactly right. It is quite likely a few pixels wider in the image (meaning that you're actually looking at a section of the middle of the pole twice) than in reality, which would also make the planes it obscures longer.

Not a certainty, just a possibility.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:22 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
is that JAL a 767?

yes, that JAL is their first B767-300F.
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:33 am

Quoting IADCA (Reply 19):
I think a lot of people are missing the fact that the photo is wider than the screen, and that you have to scroll to the right to see the right part of the photo...

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That would be it. When I first saw the photo, I only saw two 777. Then I was reading the comments about 3 Air India aircraft and was like where are they seeing this? I went back and saw the photo goes a long way over to the right.
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:49 am

Quoting IADCA (Reply 25):
If you look closely, you can see that the photo is assembled out of at least 3 separate images.

Well, then that certainly supports the possibility of it being a 772 that's been stretched a bit.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:20 pm

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 21):
When the window downloads, the first thing that you see is a white 777 with a thin red line on the rudder and a VT- regn....that's what everyone is jumping onto.....the 777 on the far right indeed is Asiana....

LMAO I was looking at that one too, then when you said on the far right I noticed I was looking at not even half of the picture, lol.
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:27 pm

Quoting CX flyboy (Thread starter):
http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=515300246&size=o

Does anyone recognise the rudder colours of the 777 towards the right of the photo? Someone's special colour scheme perhaps?

OZ...

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:44 pm

Quoting EK413 (Reply 30):
OZ...

EK413

Uh, the identity had been established by post three...what was the point in stating it again?
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:59 pm

I am pretty sure that AC bird is a 772LR as I saw it leave the paint hangar last week and it has been in front of the paint shop with OZ's bird for a time before both were moved farther down the flight line.

LY's 772ER just left the factory last night and is now in front of the 777 paint shop.

Yesterday morning I saw a white 777 with white nacelles inside the 777 paint shop, but the doors were only partially opened so I could not make any solid ID, though I did not see any markings on the fuselage sections shown. As AI's unpainted 772LR and 773ER are on the flight line right now, I am guessing it wasn't either of them.  Smile

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:38 pm

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 31):
Uh, the identity had been established by post three...what was the point in stating it again?

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I reckon it's AI myself  duck   duck 

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Fri Jun 15, 2007 2:40 pm

That's mine. I asked them to keep the photographers away but I guess they missed someone. Sorry for the confusion.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:58 am

Just a morning PAE report: there is an AF 773ER (I assume F-GSQX) and an AC 773ER (I assume C-FITW) in front of the 777 paint shop this morning.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:59 am

Quoting Stitch (Reply 32):
LY's 772ER just left the factory last night and is now in front of the 777 paint shop.

Any chance you can get us a few pics - interior and exterior.
I am dying to see the new interior.
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:15 am

Quoting Kearney (Reply 8):
Is it not obvious that its WestJet...Soon to be top 5 international Airline?

ROFLMAO!  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Sat Jun 16, 2007 3:05 am

Quoting Amirs (Reply 36):
Any chance you can get us a few pics - interior and exterior.

I didn't see her this morning, so I'm not sure if she is now in the paint shop or if they moved her down the flight-line to make space for F-GSQX and C-FITW. Alas, I only see her for few seconds as I drive by so I doubt any picture I snapped through the sunroof would look very good at 100km/h.  Smile

As for the interior, alas I haven't been a Boeing employee since 2002 so I don't get to go inside the planes anymore.  Wink
 
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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:11 pm

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 31):

Uh, the identity had been established by post three...what was the point in stating it again?

and your point being...?

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:33 pm

Quoting Mtsubshe (Reply 15):
it is definitely Air India, reg is VT-ALC, It should be the 3rd LR for Air India

You do realise it is a panoramic photo? SCROLL TO THE RIGHT

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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:31 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 39):
and your point being...?

I think my point was very clear. Was it necessary to state the answer once again when it was already established by the third post and by the original poster no less? It was then confirmed in posts six, ten, and 16. Or did you just post to say "Hey look, I know the answer too!".

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 40):
You do realise it is a panoramic photo? SCROLL TO THE RIGHT

Same here, the guy was already told it was a panoramic photo in the post immediately after his. I'm sure he's aware of it now or did you just feel like making him look like an ass?



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RE: Odd 777 Colours At Boeing

Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:09 am

Quoting Sammyk (Reply 20):
They probably look to be the same size because the AC aircraft is probably a 772LR as well and not a 773ER.



Quoting IADCA (Reply 25):



Quoting Sammyk (Reply 28):
Well, then that certainly supports the possibility of it being a 772 that's been stretched a bit.

I was looking at the photo again and yes, you appear (in my opinion) to be both correct. The Air Canada in question is a 777-200LR. I noticed that the bulge underneath the wing, which I forget the name of, starts roughly under the first window after the second door. On a 777-300ER, the bulge starts roughly 10 windows further back. My apologises  Smile I was wrong.


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