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Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:32 am

Deals that fell through or change of heart or sanctions or airline never started or closed down, prevented these to fly

Ethiopian A340-300. full livery
Libyan Arab 747-200. full livery
Smile Air 747-400. full livery
Khalifa/Air Algerie 747-400. decals only
Family Airlines 747-200. full livery

Any others, full livery China Airlines A330-200?
 
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:56 am

Qatar A320neo :duck:
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:10 am

Alitalia 777-300ER
 
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:31 am

This should be on top of that list
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:25 pm

Hey guys,
As a child just getting into planespotting, I remember seeing and photographing the QF 747 that was painted in full Eastern 'hockey stick' colours at Sydney for months before the sale fell through and it was repainted into standard QF colours.
I also saw and photographed the ex-Hazelton B1900C with Qantas Cargo titles at Bankstown Airport before it was mysteriously 'de-titled' and was sold elsewhere before ever flying for Qantas Cargo (I believe) ...
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:31 pm

AL Maha A320s were painted but the airline never happened. QR A320neo were in full livery but never flew.
A306 A313 A319 A320 A321 A332 A333 A343 A345 A346 A388

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Re: Aircraft types airlines never got to fly despite livery applied

Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:20 am

bunumuring wrote:
Hey guys,
As a child just getting into planespotting, I remember seeing and photographing the QF 747 that was painted in full Eastern 'hockey stick' colours at Sydney for months before the sale fell through and it was repainted into standard QF colours.

Eastern operated 747s, the thread is about aircraft versions not in fleet.
 
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As far as I know it never operated a revenue service.

British Caledonian also had their first A320 in their colours. The airline was bought by BA prior to EIS.



Maybe not what the OP had in mind but SQ had concor... , sorry half of concorde in their colours but never operated one. On the other side of the coin Braniff actually did operate concorde but never in their colours.

EDIT... Just realised the op wanted aircraft that never flew (as in got off the ground) not just those that never operated a revenue service in said colours. None of these fit that criteria.
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:56 am

Air Zimbabwe 777-200ER from Malaysia...
 
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Zimbabwe Airways you mean, deal is off?
 
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:46 pm

KLMatSJC wrote:
Did Sun Country's original 73G's ever fly?

Nope, that one never flew (as far as I can tell, only one was delivered). Although in a roundabout way it eventually made its way back to SY 10+ years later. The 2001 73G that never flew was registered N710SY. It went to Air Astana and Air Berlin before returning to SY in 2013 as N716SY. They couldn't reuse the old registration as they had since taken a different 73G used from EasyJet and registered that one as N710SY.
 
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:16 pm



This example comes to mind, as the airline itself never started operations, IIRC.
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The elusive green Boeing 747 for Braniff that got painted in the 'Great Pumpkin' livery but never actually flew for the airline and it was subsequently repainted and sold to Wardair.
 
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Did Laker Airways operate the A300 before going out of business?
 
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Cunard wrote:
The elusive green Boeing 747 for Braniff that got painted in the 'Great Pumpkin' livery but never actually flew for the airline and it was subsequently repainted and sold to Wardair.


Braniff operated 747s as a whole.
 
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Did Laker Airways operate the A300 before going out of business?

Yes.
The A300B4-203.

There are pictures in the database here, I just cant figure out how to attach them to a message.
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Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:52 pm

Cammacorp purchased, converted, then flew a DC-8-73 in full CPAir colours. CP never flew the DC-8-73 themselves.
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:12 pm

Skymark A380 was half painted
 
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Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:50 am

CanadaFair wrote:
Cunard wrote:
The elusive green Boeing 747 for Braniff that got painted in the 'Great Pumpkin' livery but never actually flew for the airline and it was subsequently repainted and sold to Wardair.


Braniff operated 747s as a whole.


Yes I am fully aware of that Braniff had 742, 742 and 747SP in their fleet but I was referring to the the single 'great pumpkin livery' 742 as stated in my post.
 
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longhauler wrote:
TedToToe wrote:
Did Laker Airways operate the A300 before going out of business?

Yes.
The A300B4-203.

There are pictures in the database here, I just cant figure out how to attach them to a message.


Laker had three A300B4-203 in their fleet at the time they went bankrupt in April 1982 out of ten that were ordered, two of those aircraft were sold on to Air Jamaica.
 
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So, it did 'fly', test flights.
Later taken up by Arik Air with the exact same configuration.
 
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n729pa wrote:
Skymark A380 was half painted


More than half, although I can't find a decent pic on this site. But if you Google around, you can see some. It looks like it was actually completed.
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British Caledonian / A320
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Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:57 pm

Is the Fly540 ATR72 one?

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Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:53 pm

Indian Airlines A321. It was painted in the IC scheme, but was changed to AI before delivery because of the merger.

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Indian A321 is a surprise.
 
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:49 pm

Ozark ordered 2 727s, but cancelled before delivery:


KLMatSJC wrote:
Indian Airlines A321. It was painted in the IC scheme, but was changed to AI before delivery because of the merger.

Similar story with AI's first 77L:

 
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Not yet painted but in production: Swissair A340-600 (not purchased by SWISS)
E170 for Crossair (who was the launch customer; not purchased by SWISS)
 
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm

I can think of Universal Airlines of Spain (a previous attempt to create an Air Europa Express):
- One of the Embraers ended up in Arkia with the Universal livery.
- I guess the other ones ended up in Air Europa mainline but I am not absolutely sure.
 
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Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm

Going way back, Bristol had at least one Britannia painted in Capital's colors before the deal fell through. Would have been nice to see the Whispering Giant operating along the US East Coast!
 
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Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:11 am

Very interesting thread.

This airline was based in Okinawa if I recall correctly. I don't recall the exact story, but I think the 767 in question went to Skymark. It is a unique livery that I do like.

An earlier thread on them revealed the following:

Lequios Airlines was established by a group of local Japanese investors in 1997. Hopes were to commence a Tokyo to Okinawa service with a B767-300ER September 2002. A second B767 was due six months later to commence International operations. I understand they may commence flying December 2002 but still not confirmed.




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Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:16 am

VH-BZI, a 767-300ER for Ansett Australia, arrived in Melbourne on its delivery flight on 5th September, 2001. It had not yet entered service when AN collapsed on September 12.

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British Caledonian / A320


I think an A320-100 was painted in full British Caledonian Airways livery and was delivered to BCAL just after the merger (takeover) by British Airways in July 1998, it obviously had flown in that livery prior to being delivered when it was soon painted in the British Airways livery before entering service, I know BCAL were one of the first airlines to order the A320 and the prototype had dual BCAL and Air France colours.
 
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Cunard wrote:
MHG wrote:
British Caledonian / A320


I think an A320-100 was painted in full British Caledonian Airways livery

Yes! :-)
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Cunard wrote:
MHG wrote:
British Caledonian / A320
[...] and was delivered to BCAL just after the merger (takeover) by British Airways in July 1998, it obviously had flown in that livery prior to being delivered when it was soon painted in the British Airways livery before entering service.

Hmmm. There is even a webpage that deals with that issue: http://www.british-caledonian.com/A320.html

From that webpage:
From Tony Cocklin
Regarding the A.320, before delivery of the first aircraft was due in Spring 1988, BCAL had been taken over by BA. The aircraft were therefore painted in BA colours down in Toulouse. The first A.320 was delivered to Gatwick in March 1988 in BA livery. It was commanded by Capt. John Duncan, A320 Fleet Manager. I know, because I was on board that delivery flight.

but
In June 1987 although not technically a BCAL owned and liveried A320, one of the prototypes half painted in Air France colours and half in BCAL colours did visit LGW for a formal press and company occasion. I recall it doing a fly by and landing/parking in front of Hangar 3/5. So, LGW did see half a BCAL A320!
 
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In 2007 or 2008 a former UA B737-291 was ferried to Bucharest Baneasa. It received full colours and "Dream Jet"-titles but as far as I know it never flew in that livery and is still stored...



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N14AZ wrote:
Cunard wrote:
MHG wrote:
British Caledonian / A320


I think an A320-100 was painted in full British Caledonian Airways livery

Yes! :-)
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Cunard wrote:
MHG wrote:
British Caledonian / A320
[...] and was delivered to BCAL just after the merger (takeover) by British Airways in July 1998, it obviously had flown in that livery prior to being delivered when it was soon painted in the British Airways livery before entering service.

Hmmm. There is even a webpage that deals with that issue: http://www.british-caledonian.com/A320.html

From that webpage:
From Tony Cocklin
Regarding the A.320, before delivery of the first aircraft was due in Spring 1988, BCAL had been taken over by BA. The aircraft were therefore painted in BA colours down in Toulouse. The first A.320 was delivered to Gatwick in March 1988 in BA livery. It was commanded by Capt. John Duncan, A320 Fleet Manager. I know, because I was on board that delivery flight.

but
In June 1987 although not technically a BCAL owned and liveried A320, one of the prototypes half painted in Air France colours and half in BCAL colours did visit LGW for a formal press and company occasion. I recall it doing a fly by and landing/parking in front of Hangar 3/5. So, LGW did see half a BCAL A320!


Many thanks for that confirmation I thought I was correct with most of what I wrote, the gallery on Britishcaledonian.com has been down for a while so I couldn't check it to varify the exact dates in 1998.
 
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Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:47 pm

I know CO was about to recieve their first few 763s that they had ordered alongside their 752s. The first five had completed assembly and even the first two had full CO colors IIRC. Then right before deliveries started, the order got canned when CO initialized financial restructuring and the first five were sold to different airlines.

Anyone have any pics? I tried searching for some but couldn't find anything.
 
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Pro Air (MD-90) + Vuelamex (Boeing 717) comes into my mind.
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Cunard wrote:
CanadaFair wrote:
Cunard wrote:
The elusive green Boeing 747 for Braniff that got painted in the 'Great Pumpkin' livery but never actually flew for the airline and it was subsequently repainted and sold to Wardair.


Braniff operated 747s as a whole.


Yes I am fully aware of that Braniff had 742, 742 and 747SP in their fleet but I was referring to the the single 'great pumpkin livery' 742 as stated in my post.


it would have been a 741...maybe you meant that.
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China Airlines DC-10. Fully painted and photographed at LGB but not delivered to the airline. 1970s.
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:28 am

Capital ordered the L-188 Electra but merged with United before delivery and the order was cancelled.
Somewhere on the web there is a photo of the Lockheed assembly line showing 2 Electra’s in a full new Capital livery, can’t find it now but I did locate several articles about it via Google.
Apparently the frames ended up going to Braniff.
 
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aeromoe wrote:
Cunard wrote:
CanadaFair wrote:

Braniff operated 747s as a whole.


Yes I am fully aware of that Braniff had 742, 742 and 747SP in their fleet but I was referring to the the single 'great pumpkin livery' 742 as stated in my post.


it would have been a 741...maybe you meant that.


Yes I did mean 741 as I had incorrectly typed 742 twice.

N601BN the 'original' Braniff International Boeing 741:-)
 
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Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:28 am

Air India leased 2 L1011's and 3 A310's from Caribjet in 1993. While the 2 of the 3 A310's did end up flying some revenue services, the L1011's never actually saw service before the deal was terminated over good old corruption allegations.

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Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:41 am

BawliBooch wrote:
Air India leased 2 L1011's and 3 A310's from Caribjet in 1993. While the 2 of the 3 A310's did end up flying some revenue services, the L1011's never actually saw service before the deal was terminated over good old corruption allegations.

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Nor true.

Saw the L1011's plenty of times in service at LHR.
 
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Nor true.

Saw the L1011's plenty of times in service at LHR.


Hmmm. Thats interesting. So the L1011's did fly revenue ops for AI? Interesting you mention LHR, because on the day they were inducted, AI press release mentioned FRA and Japan routes as the target routes for the 2 L1011's - routes where cargo uplift was higher but a 747 could not be supported.

If your post is correct, Looks like some L1011 flights did operate perhaps as substitutions to the regular 747 flights on the LHR route. LHR was exclusively 747 towards the late 80's-early 90's.
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Many, many years ago Airbus painted an Airbus 320 in Ryanair colours but no sale then or since.

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