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AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:58 pm

American Airlines' first 777-300ER is currently on it's delivery flight enroute from Everett/KPAE to KDFW at this hour. Flight Aware shows N717AN is 40 minutes out.

AA announced the delivery both in-house and with a press release, noting that the aircraft is arriving without the traditional AA livery, stating that it will enter service in a new livery.

So stay tuned; the wait is almost over for the new image.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:01 pm

I highly doubt it will be sporting the new livery.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:05 pm

So, AA maintenance is going to paint the plane, rather than Boeing?
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:05 pm

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 1):
I highly doubt it will be sporting the new livery.

Its not. I don't think that they would have the new livery for the delivery when the livery is being kept so hush hush.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:05 pm

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 1):

I think it will, this could be the perfect opportunity to unveil it.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:07 pm

Quoting AVENSAB727 (Reply 4):

I think it will, this could be the perfect opportunity to unveil it.

Yeah... arriving after nightfall.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:07 pm

Maybe it's a teaser, but here's a quote from an internal employee publication:
American's 777-300ER, delivered without the traditional American livery, marks the beginning of the airline's brand new fleet type and points toward the airline's future. The livery will be applied as part of preparations to put the new aircraft into service. Inside, the cabin is configured with three classes, featuring lie-flat seats in First and Business Class.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:08 pm

Quoting Wingtips56 (Thread starter):
AA announced the delivery both in-house and with a press release, noting that the aircraft is arriving without the traditional AA livery, stating that it will enter service in a new livery.

Ok, then if that's the case, then where's the AA press release? I see a Boeing press release without a photo and that's it!
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:09 pm

OK, here's the link to the actual AA press release:

http://aa.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=3606
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:11 pm

It obviously won't be delivered in the old livery. Doesn't mean it will be much more than a blank canvas for the new one, though.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:19 pm

Wow the new First looks great. Click on the photo link in the press release.
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:19 pm

Here's the photo from Flight Aware.
http://flightaware.com/photos/view/1...ircrafttype/B773/sort/date/page/12

No bare metal showing, though I suppose there could be a temporary sealer on it.

Yes, this could all be a tease, and they'll just roll it out in the current livery, but why have to strip that off before applying any livery over the traditional bare metal?
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:22 pm

Quoting AVENSAB727 (Reply 4):
I think it will, this could be the perfect opportunity to unveil it.

No, it is not.

While a lot of the heavier work has been done with regards to the restructuring, AA is still not completely out of the woods yet. They have to have a re-modernization plan set in stone moving forward, and an unknown portion is hinged on whether or not it will entail a merger with US. The re-branding has to take all of that into account.

I understand that ideally while most of us were expecting this to all be wrapped up by this month (December 2012), that is not going to be the case any longer. We'll have to wait a bit more...
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:25 pm

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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:25 pm

N717AN is descending now.

Close, but no cigar http://vine.co/v/OjqeYWWpVWK
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:34 pm

It just flew over me. Looks beautiful with no paint job  

[Edited 2012-12-11 15:34:23]
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:14 am

Looks like they also took a new Boeing 737-800 today as well. BFI-DFW

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...2/history/20121211/1730Z/KBFI/KDFW


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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:19 am

It was not painted in the new livery when it last flew, and it's highly unlikely that it would have been painted between then and now.

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 13):
'll bet you it looks just like this:

Yup.
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:25 am

Quoting N737MC (Reply 16):

------& this is in the current livery???? What's the point?
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:29 am

The new 737 will begin flying much sooner. I doubt they want to have an unbranded airplane flying around.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:33 am

Saw it land by sheer chance at 5:36PM local time.

Taxied over to the east hanger (former Delta) and that's the last I saw of it.
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:45 am

Unfortunately for us gathered at Founders' Plaza, it landed on the east side (far side) of the airport.

Some [subpar] photos I managed from the arrival:



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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:38 am

Dallas Morning News has some more up and close pics

http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:41 am

Here is a video of it arriving in DFW.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFyUTqd8NTg&feature=youtu.be

Hopefully this final magically livery they are putting on it will look good.      
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:12 am

Quoting N243NW (Reply 21):

Amazingly, my car (silver-beige) is visible in the second photo just to the top right of the water tanks.


Let's hope this livery does wonders. The interior, while upgraded, does seem a bit lacking to me. Regardless, great to see this bird finally in Texas.
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:33 am

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 9):
It obviously won't be delivered in the old livery. Doesn't mean it will be much more than a blank canvas for the new one, though.

Basically this confirms there's a new livery then if it wasn't delivered in polished.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:06 am

Is that another plane trailing the 77W in the video or is it part of the plane? If it's another a/c why is it there?
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:11 am

It's gorrrrrrgeous!!!

I guess Newport News had some left over fleet grey paint that AA picked up on the cheap!!
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:30 am

Quoting aa77w (Reply 26):
Is that another plane trailing the 77W in the video or is it part of the plane? If it's another a/c why is it there?

I don't see any other plane. You may be seeing the wingtip lights at the beginning and thinking they're a different plane, but that's because the outboard section of the wing blends in with the sky color at first.

Also keep in mind that DFW uses 18R, 17C and 17L concurrently for parallel landings...you may be seeing something I'm not seeing and mistaking it for a plane in trail.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:09 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSNH2ujzXE4

At the end of this video (that American Airlines put together) around 2:17 towards the end the show a tail coverd by some type of cloth,than they peal it away attempting to unviel the Tail....AA sure is trying to Tease us with it
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:19 am

This new 777-300ER will in fact be sporting a new livery.

Quoting jpetekyxmd80 (Reply 1):
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:25 am

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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:54 am

I think these liveries would look beautiful on the new AA!


[Edited 2012-12-11 23:58:23]
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:37 am

Quoting 4engines4lnghll (Reply 30):
This new 777-300ER will in fact be sporting a new livery.

Eventually? No kidding. I meant today, which it wasnt.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:03 am

Quoting Need2Fly (Reply 32):
I think these liveries would look beautiful on the new AA!

Only the last livery looks professional and not something designed for teenagers. However, it needs some red.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:54 am

Quoting Byrdluvs747 (Reply 34):
Only the last livery looks professional and not something designed for teenagers. However, it needs some red.

You haven't been to any airports in the last ten years, I take it?!

Anyway, I really like the gray tone they have put on this bird. I hope they don't screw around too much.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:59 am

Quoting 4engines4lnghll (Reply 30):

Really? I figured they painted it in grey just to strip it and go with the classic AA c/s  
Quoting CapEd388 (Reply 22):

*sigh* every time i see pictures of AA planes at DWH it makes me sick.

Quoting Independence76 (Reply 20):

Someone from AA would have to clear this up, but I believe AA can only paint at TUL. I know DWH doesn't, or didn't when it was Delta's, have any paint bays. So point is, this bird will have to leave Dallas, unless AA has paint bays that I don't know about.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:03 am

Quoting Need2Fly (Reply 32):
I think these liveries would look beautiful on the new AA!

Well... Nope. They are branding them selves as "American" so the Airlines needs to be dropped 

I do like the T7 livery.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:14 am

Could they be planning to vinyl the livery over the base colours for the launch? (and paint it properly later)
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:22 am

Quoting starrymarkb (Reply 38):

I wouldn't see why they couldn't, but i couldn't see why they would. IMHO seem like a big waste of money.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28 am

I think they will flying a flag on the tail à la EK, could be gorgious!
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:43 am

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 39):
I wouldn't see why they couldn't, but i couldn't see why they would. IMHO seem like a big waste of money.

Depends on how much they want to make a big bang with the launch... They might view it as being worth the cost (or the cost of the vinyl comes out of the marketing budget)
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:04 am

I bet they paint the first plane at a secret location, not in house.

Air Canada did this prior to unveiling the green tail white fuselage scheme of the 90s.

The 747 that was painted was done somewhere in the California desert. Victorville I think. Despite having their own in house paint works. It kept a lid on it very nicely.

Granted this was before digital cameras and the Internet which can blow the lid off things in a jiffy.
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Maybe the 1st to be painted in AA / USAirways hybrid color scheme! 
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:57 pm

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 36):
Someone from AA would have to clear this up, but I believe AA can only paint at TUL. I know DWH doesn't, or didn't when it was Delta's, have any paint bays. So point is, this bird will have to leave Dallas, unless AA has paint bays that I don't know about.

AA has no "special" paint hangar(s), all paint is rolled on and can be done anywhere since its not sprayed there are not as many environmental concerns. But most of the stripping and painting is done in TUL (and AFW). All of the Special livery's were done in TUL and AFW, but DWH is classified as a main base now and has all the capabilities of TUL resource wise so it could be done there.

As I've said before in other threads, this aircraft is going to sport a special livery but not necessarily a rebranding livery, as evidence of 7LB is unpainted and getting the traditional livery for delivery.

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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:01 pm

Quoting Need2Fly (Reply 32):

The last image is very similar to that of DL minus the red...

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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:57 pm

As a former AA employee (Current UA), I really do hope AA is able to re-brand themselves and become a terrific carrier again. I can remember when I started at AA, things were starting to go downhill. Then, near the end of my time, they were bad! (but not as bad as recently).

So, good luck AA!!
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:18 pm

Quoting 777ord (Reply 46):

That's a really awesome thing for you to say . Some people on here all they do is bash the other carrier that's not doing so hot at the moment . Best wishes to ll of you over at UA  
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:19 pm

This just popped up on facebook, apparently from the Airbus FanClub Page.



https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=485121458204558&set=pb.467078656675505.-2207520000.1355325216&type=3&theater

Matches the base paint that's already on the aircraft.
 
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RE: AA 777-300ER Delivery Flight

Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:22 pm

Ugggh! Hate it.. it looks so sterile... I think I would rather have the AA and the Eagle fade into the tail and be larger so it's much more nicer..
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