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Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:23 am

Can you identify this plane. Airline and exact model?


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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:15 am

Air Algerie 737-6D7? Or something like that!
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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 3:20 am

im guessing it a Transavia B734??
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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 4:43 am

Air Europa 738

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:17 am

That's hard to tell, unpainted, no c/n, and N1786B is a common Boeing test registration that is used 100 times every year... It could be any B737-700, maybe even a B737-600 but I'd rather say -700.

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:30 am

It's a -700, the -600 has less windows on the forward fuselage.

Lindy - you started this thread - do you have any clue yourself about this one?
 
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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:38 am

I'm curious too. Do you know who it is Lindy?

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:44 am

Its definetely a -700, royal has stated so and it is too long to be a 737-600...

I think its an Easyjet B737-73V!
 
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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 5:46 am

Executive Jet Aviation B737-7BC(BBJ)?

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 6:00 am

actually I think I originally had the photo labeled as a -600. Oops.
 
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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 7:25 am

Hi guys,

As the one who originally discovered that it wasn't a B737-600, but a -700, I can give you some more detail. I found out that the last -600 was delivered before the date of the photo, so I compared -600s and -700s and could then confirm that it was a -700 ! I changed the type in the database to 737-7... as the exact type is not yet known. Next I checked the delivery dates for the 737-700 in delivery date order together with the registrations after July 22, 2002. Until now I couldn't find one between the candidates. What you have to compare is the window arrangement, which is quite different on this one from others, and the position of the light below the sixth window. Another thing is that all bare metal B737s have the rudder already painted in the airline for which it is destined. This one has a white or grey colorless rudder. Conclusion, it might be a BBJ which doesn't yet have the winglets installed. And then I suspect it is one for which there is not yet a picture at A.net! The future will tell.....

By the way, I am pretty sure that this photo depicts the same aircraft (and then it still wasn't delivered Sep.11, 2002):

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:15 am

Peter - No way those are the same 2 planes. The pictures were taken almost three months apart, the longest you will see a plane unpainted at RNT is 2 weeks or so.

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 8:48 am

Hey Royal,

The B737-700s that were delivered between July 21 and September 30, 2002 were US Navy 165834, EasyJet G-EZJR and G-EZJS, Westjet C-GUWS, Maersk Air OY-MRL, and China Eastern B-2681, and none of these matches the window arrangement and fuselage light. And normally the rudder would have been painted already in the company's color I think.

There were also two BBJs delivered, N105QS on Sept.24, and HZ-MF1 on Sept.30. For these last two there are no pictures yet at A.net, and I think one of them could be a good candidate.

Unless you have a better story?

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:02 am

here is what I know:

The first picture's aircraft had just finished some tests they do by towing the plane in a circle, from there it is usually 2 -3 days before they fly the plane out for painting. If the plane had been painted @ RNT it would have had these tests done after the paint was applied.

Once a plane leaves RNT, unpainted, it either goes to the customer with no paint (for instance if the customer is having it painted somewhere else), or goes to BFI for paint. Figure 4-5 working days for the paint, and then a 2-3 week test flight period.

So, the second picture shows an aircraft departing RNT on 9/11. Assume a week for paint, and 2-3 weeks for flight testing, and it would have been closer to mid-October that the second plane would have been delivered.

BBJ's also come out of the factory with the winglets installed, as do most new builds that have them as options. Some do however have them fitted afterwards, such as COPA in Abbottsford and Solbeair @ PAE - Goodrich.

I have other pictures of both planes, so we can comapre where the reg numbers were spray painted on.
 
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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:03 am

I swear I didn't look at the other replies before posting: My bet is B737-700. Only guess for airline would be Korean Air, as one of their planes are in the back. But frankly I haven't a clue.  Smile

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Mon Mar 10, 2003 9:37 pm

Can we have the answer now?

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Tue Mar 11, 2003 12:34 am

I wish I knew the answer. I posted this here to find out which airline will have it.

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RE: Quiz - Identify This Airline (w/picture)

Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:00 am

I think this aircraft is N378BC 737-7ES of the Australian Air Force. Can anyone confirm this?


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