captainsloo
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:39 pm

Hello everyone!

I wanted to ask this earlier but it slipped my mind. I only just remembered I wanted to ask this!
I was at Heathrow on 28th Dec at about 8am when I saw a completely white 777. It was parked at gate 23 in Terminal 3. Here's a photo!

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Can anyone help explain why it was completely white!

Thanks!!

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817Dreamliiner
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:42 pm

Thats a 767... As to why its there and all white im not sure. Did you get the registration of the aircraft? That would help
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:43 pm

Looks more like a 767-300 to me.
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:43 pm

It could be a four-door 767-300ER. Door 3R looks like the smaller Type A.

[Edited 2013-01-12 08:48:51]
 
captainsloo
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Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:51 pm

Oh sorry my bad. This was the closest I could get to the aircraft so I was unable to spot the registration. The weather wasn't very good too...
 
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:53 pm

It looks like Ethipoians' ET-AME based on the ME on the nose gear door. I do not know why it is all white, considering it used to be painted in their livery:


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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:54 pm

I think I can see "ME" on the nose gear doors when I zoom in, which makes me think it might be ET-AME of Ethiopian Airlines - a 767-300ER:

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Looks like Polot beat me to it!

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[Edited 2013-01-12 08:55:21]
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:55 pm

The gear door reads 'ME' so unless I'm mistaken it's not a US-registered bird.

Looks like I was too late! Just found out it was ET-AME.

[Edited 2013-01-12 08:58:44]
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Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:55 pm

Do you not have a complete registration? Can see -ME on the nosegear flaps.
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:00 pm

It's NZ's. After painting a 77W, a 32S, and an ATR in an All Blacks livery to support New Zealand's rugby team, they painted a 763 in an All Whites livery to support New Zealand's football team.
 
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Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:09 pm

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
It's NZ's. After painting a 77W, a 32S, and an ATR in an All Blacks livery to support New Zealand's rugby team, they painted a 763 in an All Whites livery to support New Zealand's football team.

It cannot be NZ's. Air NZ uses Terminal 1 at LHR and not Teminal 3.
 
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Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:17 pm

Quoting dtwlax (Reply 10):
Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
It's NZ's. After painting a 77W, a 32S, and an ATR in an All Blacks livery to support New Zealand's rugby team, they painted a 763 in an All Whites livery to support New Zealand's football team.

It cannot be NZ's. Air NZ uses Terminal 1 at LHR and not Teminal 3.

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captainsloo
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Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:04 pm

thanks guys!

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 9):
It's NZ's. After painting a 77W, a 32S, and an ATR in an All Blacks livery to support New Zealand's rugby team, they painted a 763 in an All Whites livery to support New Zealand's football team.

haha nice one  
 
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:31 pm

Possibly already repainted in white in preparation of return to lessor. ET-AME was delivered to KLM in 1996, and is leased from ILFC.
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:49 pm

Correct, it is ET's 767.

It is all white as it was repainted prior to return to lessor, but due to the late delivery of the 787's, the airline has kept the aircraft a little longer.
 
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Completely White 767 At LHR

Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:51 pm

According to flight data 24, ET-AME operated ADD-LHR-ADD as the ET700/701 on Dec 28th.

So that ties up.
 
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Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:15 am

since we know this plane is a 767 and its reason... Did we ever determin what Boeing was doing with that all white 777 a few months ago that sported an experimental print for a while?
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RE: Completely White 767 At LHR

Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:43 am

Quoting flightsimer (Reply 16):
Did we ever determin what Boeing was doing with that all white 777 a few months ago that sported an experimental print for a while?

That aircraft was eventually sold to iraqi airways:

Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery Of One 777-200LR (by someone83 Dec 15 2012 in Civil Aviation)
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