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White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:29 pm

Anyone know what the white A330 was doing at the AC YVR hangar today? Did the AN-224 unloading on the other side have something to do with it?
 
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:52 am

The AN-124 was in Richmond loading helicopters for destinations in Australia and the middle east. There is no mention of a white tail airbus in the loading process and don't see why they'd need it.

http://www.richmond-news.com/giant-r...plane-touches-down-at-yvr-1.604986
 
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:11 am

Its a bizjet! Its VP-CBE of Hongkong Jet. Came in last year too, would love to know who uses it.

Unrelated to the An124 as stated.

Quoting manu (Reply 1):
loading helicopters

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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:06 am

The A330 you speak of has actually been there since at least Monday, and the An124 payed us a visit this afternoon. Definitely some interesting traffic today!


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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:41 am

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 3):
been there since at least Monday

8am Sunday it landed.

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 3):
the An124 payed us a visit this afternoon

Leaving 8am tomorrow supposedly, going to be a rain day  
Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 3):
Definitely some interesting traffic today!

Not jus today, over the past couple of months - been a good summer.
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:42 pm

I saw the Hong Kong Jet at JFK about 10 days ago. Funnily enough although registered to Hong Kong Jet, this A330 has never been to HKG!!
 
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:34 pm

It was in Toronto on Saturday 24AUG, parked at the Landmark FBO.
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:50 pm

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 2):

Its a bizjet! Its VP-CBE of Hongkong Jet. Came in last year too, would love to know who uses it.

I think it's just a jet for charter. It has 9-across seating in Y.
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:22 pm

this aircraft was just in Orlando, Florida approx 2 weeks ago and it sat on the Signature ramp for about a week..
VP-CBE on the Signature Ramp here in MCO approx 2 weeks ago
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:13 pm

There was a thread on it back in March: Hongkong JET A330 - What's The Story? (by debonair Mar 10 2013 in Civil Aviation)
but this didn't shed much light on what type of operations it undertakes.
As well as the locations mentioned above, it has been spotted at AMS, STN, MAN, MNL, DWC and HND in the past year, so it gets around.
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:09 pm

Reminds me of that unpainted "ghost" 744F China Airlines has. Supposedly that plane can transport sensitive and special cargo due to its anonymity, so this A330 can transport...sensitive and special guests? I kid, of course.
 
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:14 am

Quoting GCT64 (Reply 9):

There was a thread on it back in March: Hongkong JET A330 - What's The Story? (by debonair Mar 10 2013 in Civil Aviation)
but this didn't shed much light on what type of operations it undertakes.

Yeah according to the last poster in that thread; it was getting an interiour refit. Who knows. 99% it is a charter jet of some sort...I don't know the config. I don't think it's a billionaire's personal play toy.

That said, if I had my own widebody, I might paint it white just to confuse people.   Either that or an ostentatious, creative, colorful scheme which most of you all would hate.
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:20 pm

Quoting CdnCactus (Reply 10):
Reminds me of that unpainted "ghost" 744F China Airlines has. Supposedly that plane can transport sensitive and special cargo due to its anonymity, so this A330 can transport...sensitive and special guests? I kid, of course.

I thought that 744F was the "unlucky" one which had its nose cargo door blown off during pressurization tests before delivery. This made some folks at CI a little spooked about it having bad luck and so they didn't ever paint it.
 
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RE: White Tail A330 At AC YVR

Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:04 am

I would paint it in airline colors to make it stand out less.

Air France livery wouldn't take much paint. A Star Alliance livery might blend more worldwide.