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Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:59 am

Hi

Was @ DUB around a week ago & saw an unpainted Finnish reg A320/A319 taxiing in to T1, towards the bizjet & hangars area. Anyone know what was up with this bird? Just curious as I had never seen an unpainted plane before.  

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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:30 pm

Mus have been one of the four A320-200's that were handed back to leasors.
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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:55 pm

By "unpainted" do you mean it was all white or was the green primer visible on the plane?
 
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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:59 pm

I saw a A320 at Helsinki about two weeks ago with the green primer visible.
 
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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:29 pm

Quoting teme82 (Reply 1):

Mus have been one of the four A320-200's that were handed back to leasors.

Of AY?

Quoting teme82 (Reply 1):
By "unpainted" do you mean it was all white or was the green primer visible on the plane?

Yep, it was green.
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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:51 pm

I think you'd have seen A319 OH-LVF, which is at Dublin since 28 September 2012. It's going to Donavia. OH-LVE was also wfu but is at HEL I think, and not sure where that is going.

Quoting teme82 (Reply 1):
Mus have been one of the four A320-200's that were handed back to leasors.

OH-LXE -> OE-LBW Austrian Airlines
OH-LXG -> OE-LBX Austrian Airlines
 
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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:37 am

Quoting bmibaby737 (Reply 5):

Yeah, that was the date I was going home.

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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:43 am

This A319 will reregistrated as VP-BIS soon. Next operator will be Donavia.

[EDIT] Here is a first picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/n707pm/8057090122/in/photostream

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[Edited 2012-10-06 05:01:21]
 
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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:59 am

Quoting viasa (Reply 7):

Thanks very much! Looks a lot better than when I last saw it ha.  
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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:05 pm

Why has Finnair returned these to lessor, are they acquiring new aircraft or is it cut backs as these airbuses aren't that old?

Good to see the 320s starting new lease of life in Austria.
 
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RE: Unpainted Finnish A320 @ DUB?

Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:57 pm

Quoting bluesky73 (Reply 9):
Why has Finnair returned these to lessor,

It is part of 140 million € cost cutting program:

https://newsclient.omxgroup.com/cdsPublic/viewDisclosure.action?disclosureId=480262&lang=en