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Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:38 pm

Aerolíneas Argentinas has taken delivery of it's first second-hand A330-200. The aircraft (MSN 290) with registration LV-FNI once belonged to Sabena. Three more second-hand A330s will join the fleet shortly and are all leased from ILFC.

Picture from Twitter:

http://twitter.com/turintegracion/status/375010228753801216

Video of the arrival at Barcelona-El Prat airport:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mM8CqIv05E

The previous thread:
First A330 For Aerolíneas Argentinas Painted (by KarelXWB Jul 28 2013 in Civil Aviation)
Close, but no cigar http://vine.co/v/OjqeYWWpVWK
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:39 pm

That's a good looking airplane! I cannot wait to see it landing over my house going into JFK!
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:57 pm

Oh my.... The A330 is one of the nicest airplane built and in that livery it simply looks gorgeous.
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:23 pm

Wow she's beautiful!

Dream time: wouldn't it be lovely to see AR with A345 or A346 to do SYD!
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:31 pm

Hopefully a game changer.. This airline is losing US$ 2M/ day. The taxpayers foot the bill.
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:12 pm

They may have a terrible management crew, but the designers did a very good job on their new livery. Stands out a lot next to the "text on white" addiction.

Just a little something: isn't it a little bit dirty for a newly delivered frame?
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:24 pm

Nice livery but I still miss their 80's livery mabe they could do a retrojet with one of those A330-200.
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:30 pm

Close, but no cigar http://vine.co/v/OjqeYWWpVWK
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:39 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Thread starter):
Aerolíneas Argentinas has taken delivery of it's first second-hand A330-200

As we say in spanish, "Qué bonito es lo" (Look how beautiful it is!) i hope this plane has a long prosperous life with AR! Buena Suerte AR!

Quoting pierrelav (Reply 4):
This airline is losing US$ 2M/ day. The taxpayers foot the bill.

Looks like AR needs some new management   $2M a day? Wow...

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 7):
Some pictures of the cabin can be found here:

The economy seats look like and older style from the front but from the back you can see the nice PTVs! What size are they? 9" A big upgrade from the cabins on the A343 and A342! The mood lighting and the first class looks amazing! Good Job AR!

Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 3):
Dream time: wouldn't it be lovely to see AR with A345 or A346 to do SYD!

Hey maybe they can take up those 2 SQ A345s that will be retired after SIN-EWR an SIN-LAX are discontinued   
And isn't VS looking to ditch their A346s? They should call up the Argentines   
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:46 pm

Good to see a new aircraft type in Aerolineas Argentinas colors.

With that said, I am underwhelmed by the A330. I used to love the plane. Looked so great in photos... until I finally got to see my first A330s in the flesh while traveling overseas over the summer. The plane is so 'vanilla' in person. Nothing exciting about it, at all. I saw both the -200 and -300 variants. The RR-equipped jets were the worst. Those Trents (I think they're Trents) looked terrible to me. I saw a GE-powered -200 operated by Air Mauritius, and it was the looker of all the A330s I saw. It was still quite boring. Just a personal opinion. I was just very unimpressed with the aircraft. Not trying to start a war, just giving my opinion. Still a marvelous aircraft for its capabilities.
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:52 pm

Quoting PATRistar (Reply 6):
Nice livery but I still miss their 80's livery mabe they could do a retrojet with one of those A330-200.

I find the interiors on AR aircraft pretty retro... At least the interior on these 330s looks from this century. I agree about that livery though.
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:53 am

I haven't really kept up with the news with regards to AR, but it looks like this bird was sitting around for awhile.. Will the other A330s at least sport a fresh coat of paint?

Other airlines that are having $$$ issues seem to be following suit with a more simple livery, so why so AR flying around with this livery that probably costs a pretty penny to paint..
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:47 pm

Anyone have any knowledge of what routes this first (and later 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) A-330's are slated to fly ?

Thanks

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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:02 pm

Looks nice especially the outside. Why is AR always adding used planes? I don't think that's a logical branding strategy, I bet their interiors are all different.
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:57 pm

Quoting PATRistar (Reply 6):
Nice livery but I still miss their 80's livery mabe they could do a retrojet with one of those A330-200.

Agree!

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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:07 pm

Quoting LGA777 (Reply 12):
Anyone have any knowledge of what routes this first (and later 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) A-330's are slated to fly ?

JFK, right?

The Y seats look very retro. They should have an adjustable headrest. In any event, the cabin looks good. This is great for AR.
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:10 pm

Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 13):
Why is AR always adding used planes?

That applies to long haul only. Their short haul fleet is mostly factory new.
 
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RE: Aerolíneas Argentinas Takes First A330

Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:03 pm

Quoting LJ (Reply 16):
Quoting PRAirbus (Reply 13):

Most likely it is because long haul planes are so much morr expensive and AR just doesn't have the money to front for a brand new A332 or 77W. How cool would a 77W look in AR livery!