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Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:19 pm

Finnair got a new bird (OH-LZS) on the 29th of Dec, First revenue flight 12 hours after delivery.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oh-lzs
 
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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:09 pm

I remember a few years ago Cargolux took delivery of a 748F and flew it right from the factory to Seattle or Vancouver to pick up freight.
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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:28 pm

Maybe I'm wrong, as I can't cite any specific examples.... but haven't there been some cases, particularly in a seasoned model, where the delivery flight WAS the first revenue flight for that particular ship?

I could swear it's been done before.
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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:39 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
Maybe I'm wrong, as I can't cite any specific examples.... but haven't there been some cases, particularly in a seasoned model, where the delivery flight WAS the first revenue flight for that particular ship?

I could swear it's been done before.


I certainly have not heard of any such flights with paying passengers, but they do sometimes carry cargo on the delivery flight. Besides, if they were to carry passengers, one assumes that the airline already serve the airport where the manufacturer’s delivery center is located.
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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:39 pm

B747forever wrote:
Besides, if they were to carry passengers, one assumes that the airline already serve the airport where the manufacturer’s delivery center is located.

Which for Toulouse, is easily accomplished. So there's that.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:48 pm

3B-NBQ MSN157 A350-900 for Air Mauritius went on the 25/11/2017 from TLS to CDG for her first commercial flight home on the 25/11/2017 at 19:00 CDG to MRU.
 
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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:25 pm

Nope, the record for the fastest entry into service belongs to Air Baltic, who in July managed to do it in 50 minutes from delivery flight to first scheduled service:

https://www.airbaltic.com/en/airbaltics ... rld-record
 
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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:55 pm

If memory serves Aer Lingus Commuter in or around 1996 took delivery of a BAe146 and forty minutes later it was on its first revenue flight
 
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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:16 pm

12 hours? Probably nowhere near the quickest.

WN's 9th 737 MAX delivered very late the night of September 30th and was in service at like 8am October 1st. And that included the make ready, mx checks, and loading of all information in the computer.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:30 pm

LAX772LR wrote:
Maybe I'm wrong, as I can't cite any specific examples.... but haven't there been some cases, particularly in a seasoned model, where the delivery flight WAS the first revenue flight for that particular ship?

I could swear it's been done before.


Ethiopian Airlines would sell seats on delivery flights from Seattle.
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:08 am

LAZ772LR in reply2 is correct:

QF on numerous occasions has flown a newly delivered B707/B747 aircraft from Seattle to SFO/LAX/YVR and it has flown a regular revenue service home. I expect this practise to resume with the delivery of latter example of its B787 deliveries.

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Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:12 am

Gemuser wrote:
LAZ772LR in reply2 is correct:

QF on numerous occasions has flown a newly delivered B707/B747 aircraft from Seattle to SFO/LAX/YVR and it has flown a regular revenue service home. I expect this practise to resume with the delivery of latter example of its B787 deliveries.

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Flew on one of those in 1983+\-. PAE-SFO-HNL-SYD. I got off in HNL. I believe they also did some special charters PAE-SEA(for passengers)-SYD(?).
 
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Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:02 am

MAH4546 wrote:
LAX772LR wrote:
Maybe I'm wrong, as I can't cite any specific examples.... but haven't there been some cases, particularly in a seasoned model, where the delivery flight WAS the first revenue flight for that particular ship?

I could swear it's been done before.


Ethiopian Airlines would sell seats on delivery flights from Seattle.


This has happened before. SEA-IAD-FCO-ADD. I believe this happened more than once...

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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:44 pm

kruiseri wrote:
Finnair got a new bird (OH-LZS) on the 29th of Dec, First revenue flight 12 hours after delivery.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/oh-lzs


Existing fleet type? then it happens regularly.

Almost all of AI's 744's flew to JFK from the paint line to operate a scheduled AI102 service to BOM.
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Re: Is this the quickest entry into service ?

Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:46 pm

MAH4546 wrote:
Ethiopian Airlines would sell seats on delivery flights from Seattle.


But they would need to install new seats for the next flight then ;)
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