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New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:34 pm

From Boeing on Twitter

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingcompany/6244364621/

"ZA003, the third 787 Dreamliner built by Boeing, just got a new paint job. We’ve got big plans for this airplane. It’s too early to provide details, but stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks."
 
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New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:46 pm

Hmm, interesting. Any clue what it could be? That livery is absolutely amazing I should add.
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New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:51 pm

I'm guessing it'll either go to the Museum of Flight (or Future of Flight) or some sort of world tour. Or both.
 
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New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:51 pm

Maybe a "world tour" like the 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 767-400ER took.
 
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New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:55 pm

I always preferred the 'lite' Boeing livery, I'm disappointed that they've taken it off ZA003. I suppose the 'full' version is more distinctive though.

[Edited 2011-10-14 15:55:38]
 
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New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:15 pm

Quoting U2380 (Reply 4):
I always preferred the 'lite' Boeing livery, I'm disappointed that they've taken it off ZA003. I suppose the 'full' version is more distinctive though.

Red/Orange like the 747-8i?? That would look awesome.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:18 pm

This will always be my favorite B787 because I was on board this bird back in November 2010. We didn't fly, but I had a chance to check every corner of it. I even knocked on its skin to check how different it feels from aluminum.

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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:23 pm

Quoting bonusonus (Reply 5):
Red/Orange like the 747-8i?? That would look awesome.

Yeah, well I prefer it to the one that ZA003 has got on now, but I still prefer this one as my 'all time' favourite ..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboei...company/6244863982/in/photostream/

Saying that, I don't particularly like the looks of the 747 so my view may be skewed some what. The Red/Orange livery is certainly a welcome change though, I'm sure it would look even better (in my opinion) on the 787.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:31 pm

Maybe it'll be a Boeing retro going back to the 20's or 30's..
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:35 pm

It looks like an Embraer E190 on steroids....
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:09 am

Quoting bonusonus (Reply 5):
Red/Orange like the 747-8i?? That would look awesome.

That is the first thing that jumped to my mind, too.
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:19 am

I wonder if "big plans" might have something to do with 789 development.
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:33 am

Quoting nomadd22 (Reply 11):
I wonder if "big plans" might have something to do with 789 development.

ZA003 did test the hybrid laminar flow control which will debut on the 787-9.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:42 am

How about in connection for some big show and announcement at the Dubai air show?

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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:53 am

Well apparently the 787 is meant to be visiting SYD and MEL later this month. I'm assuming something to do with that?

So yes, I believe a world tour.

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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:09 am

Quoting VA787 (Reply 14):
So yes, I believe a world tour.

So they choose one withh RR. Natch!   
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:30 am

Quoting VA787 (Reply 14):
Well apparently the 787 is meant to be visiting SYD and MEL later this month

It won't be this month. I know the Melbourne date, but I don't think it's public yet.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:36 am

From somewhere on the internet....

a B787 will arrive in SYD on Nov 15 and then visit MEL 16-17
The aircraft will have dual colour schemes with Qantas on one side and Jetstar on the other.

Maybe it is related...
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:42 am

Found this link regarding a visit to Australia quoting a QANTAS source:


http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/qanta...livery-fly-australia-november.html
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:18 am

Quoting VA787 (Reply 14):
Well apparently the 787 is meant to be visiting SYD and MEL later this month. I'm assuming something to do with that?
Quoting dynamicsguy (Reply 16):
It won't be this month. I know the Melbourne date, but I don't think it's public yet.
Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 17):
a B787 will arrive in SYD on Nov 15 and then visit MEL 16-17
The aircraft will have dual colour schemes with Qantas on one side and Jetstar on the other.

My recollection is that it's apparently touching down in Sydney on the 15th then spending two nights here before heading onward to Melbourne on the 17th. There was also chatter of Boeing thinking about doing the return as MEL-AKL-IAH as a proving flight for UA but I think that was just a friend of mine and his wishful thinking (he lives in AKL and can't get across for the visit!)

I doubt that we'll see the plane in QF/JQ livery -- it just says that there will be branding elements from both, aka their logos somewhere on the fuselage. Makes me think this could be the one they plan on using -- what's the situation with this frame -- would it make the flight nonstop, full of test equipment etc?
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:24 am

ZA003 used to look like this:
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but it has now been repainted to look like this:
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Photo © Vala - Russian AviaPhoto Team



[Edited 2011-10-15 00:26:54]
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:42 am

Quoting dynamicsguy (Reply 16):
It won't be this month. I know the Melbourne date, but I don't think it's public yet.

November? After a certain air show in the Middle East?

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 17):
a B787 will arrive in SYD on Nov 15 and then visit MEL 16-17

The Dubai Air Show starts on the 13th, so those dates would work.

Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 17):
The aircraft will have dual colour schemes with Qantas on one side and Jetstar on the other.

Don't see it, since they just repainted it. I can't see them repainting it again in 4 weeks.   
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:14 am

Quoting qf002 (Reply 19):
I doubt that we'll see the plane in QF/JQ livery

Yeah I think they mean Qantas/jetstar dual titles rather than full livery, as Airbus did with the A380 tour.
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:33 pm

Quoting PM (Reply 15):
So they choose one withh RR. Natch!   

The GEnx birds are still performing testing, certification and NAMS, plus ZA003 is now owned by Boeing so running up the flight hours and cycles aren't an issue.  Smile

[Edited 2011-10-15 09:34:04]
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:47 pm

I love it. This is beautiful and Boeing's trademark look. Maybe to the Smithsonian, but I cannot wait to find out.

Long live the 787!

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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:06 pm

Quoting andrewtang (Reply 20):

Not quite. The tail didn't change.
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:28 pm

Quoting simpilot459 (Reply 25):
Not quite. The tail didn't change.

Look closer- indeed, the tail did change.



All of the discussion in this thread is silly, because not many of you realized reality, which is that the plane has ALREADY BEEN REPAINTED.
On and on about special liveries, half Qantas half JQ, etc etc, when the answer is already given.....
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:41 pm

Well, if it is coming to SYD, then I'll be there. I've been waiting 2 years, no, 2 and a half, no... 3... whatever, ages for it to finally get here.

And, I don't care what titles are on it, although I do love the Dreamliner liveries on ZA003 and ZA001.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:01 pm

Quoting andrewtang (Reply 20):

The new livery looks so much better than the original one!
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:22 am

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 26):
Look closer- indeed, the tail did change.

Um, no it didn't... The tail in the photo linked in the opening post shows a full block navy blue tail with a block white '787'... The 'full' livery has layers of different blues with a translucent '787'... You can even see where the scheme on the fuselage doesn't meet up with the colour on the tail like it should...

Perhaps this means that Boeing is expecting to paint the tails on this bird soon into something completely different (QF/JQ tails?)??
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:29 am

I noticed a blurb that the plane will head for the Seoul Airshow on the ... can't for the life of me remember where I say it.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:46 am

Has ZA003 the Package B engines installed? Wondering that they made an RTO before returning back to BFI.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:55 am

In a Flightblogger tweet, Jon says ZA003 colors is a hybridof the 737 MAX and ZA001 livery.


ZA003


Source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/6244827615/sizes/m/in/photostream/

737MAX


ZA001


Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/flightb...5960253026/sizes/m/in/photostream/
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:31 pm

Quoting Ronaldo747 (Reply 31):
Has ZA003 the Package B engines installed?

ZA004 will perform the Package B testing.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:57 pm

Quoting Ronaldo747 (Reply 31):
Wondering that they made an RTO before returning back to BFI.

Not sure if it's related, but all the newbuilds coming out of the paint hanger also do an RTO as part of their first test flight. You see them happen at KPAE all the time.

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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:51 pm

Boeing needs to spend less time dreaming up and applying promotional paint schemes and more time getting the babies delivered.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:46 pm

Quoting kanban (Reply 35):
Boeing needs to spend less time dreaming up and applying promotional paint schemes and more time getting the babies delivered.

Then what would all the paint people do? You forget we have unions in this country; marketing people and painting technicians aren't exactly allowed to go to the engineering rooms and start cranking out theories of relativity, and magically making airplanes fly.
 
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RE: New Paintjob On Boeing 787 ZA003

Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:14 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 36):
Then what would all the paint people do?

well the JAL planes need the new scheme, the Atlas 747's need UPS colors or at least paint out the existing, I don't know if ANA is goint to continue the special markings, there are several others that are still basic white and are not BBJ's.

But then I bet you were being sarcastic and I fell for it.

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