Anyone know the story behind why N248AK (100 Years Boeing livery) is currently flying around with an old livery winglet? :scratchchin: I've seen that happen a few times. Most likely scenario is the winglet has been damaged in some way and it was swapped out with a spare. Occasionally you might also...Jump to post
I thought the same thing, and nothing went into VCV to be painted, they usually swap them out. If 640 comes out Monday, with no swap out, it may be an effort to get all planes in revenue status for Thanksgiving week. N422QX, a Q400, was sent to VCV today so it appears that was the swap, and they've...Jump to post
Erebus wrote:Will the US NTSB participate in the investigation?
HeyTK wrote:Anyone know why TC-LCF is being delivered before TC-LCB/LCC/LCD/LCE? LCB has been sitting and waiting over a month now..
the F9 tails just scream "stock photos." Very true, but not only that, the tails tend to look really bad up close except for brand new deliveries. The decals are all crusty, peeling away, and some are patched or have sections missing. Also NK's previous livery wasn't terrible, but it look...Jump to post
hiflyeras wrote:Seeing that bump on top of the fuselage in the photo...is AS's new satellite wifi being installed at the same time as their putting the new paint job on all the Airbus?
My question is what aircraft does the AS livery not suit? Maybe a CRJ or Super 80/717 would look weird but beyond an aircraft with a T-tail and tail mounted engines, it would look good on pretty much anything. It would be hard to apply this livery to a T-tail jet and have it come out looking good. ...Jump to post
Super80Fan wrote:So, the operations side of this, does Horizon/Alaska have enough slack to be permanently out a Q400?
I find it very interesting that the A220 is lacking the "racoon mask"... Would have looked better IMO I'm very pleased it doesn't have the 'racoon mask'. On the A350 it's ok as long as the tube is white. With other non-white liveries like QR and VN it looks unnecessary. On the A330neo it ...Jump to post
452QX wrote:Now 452 (Employee Powered) is currently in VCV for painting
Yeah they are temporary decals that will be removed when the promotion is over like they did with the Mariners anniversary last yearJump to post
I couldn't care less what color the belly is; from the terminal windows, you can hardly even see it. I'm just glad they fixed that tail logo! That was my only concern! That's true, the grey looks better than if it would just be all white. And with so many companies going with flat logos, it's nice ...Jump to post
hvusslax wrote:The tail is ready at KEF on the TF-ICE.
https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5B70FC9E
Man that E2 sure looks good with those massive looking engine's, nice going Wideroe To be honest, I think it looks disproportionate and not very good. Will the E175NG also have those massive engines? The engines on the E175 E2 will be 56 inches in diameter compared to 73 inches for the E190/E195 E2Jump to post
They’re finally leaving PDX-OAK/SMF but will still remain on 618 mile SEA-STS. Often a 2+ hour flight. My understanding is SEASTS will go E175 soon. Like all of the long Q400 flights, it’s obviously not a priority, two years after OO E175 flights started and a year after QX started taking deliverie...Jump to post
jgcotter wrote:Did N624VA just get painted while it was at GSO, or was that just cabin work?
738 N530AS has been in paint for the last week so hopefully it will be the first 737 without "proudly all Boeing" applied to it so people will stop talking about itJump to post
It is painted much like the 737-700. The titles on the -700 are almost up to the cockpit window like this one and the stripes on the back are a much different angle than the -800 and -900 which are also subtly different from each other. I like how they make subtle changes so that the the livery fit...Jump to post
Did they get the QR code specially designed so that it's not interrupted by the windows?Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:Not sure what the MAX8 and MAX9 fleet numbers will be, though.
VX fleet is registered very similarly to AS, A319s are N52XVA, A320s are little bit of a mess for some reason and the A321s are N92XVA. I can understand if they re-register in the event of a fleet number conflict. A320/321s in the 800 and 900 range will be an issue because AS will use those numbers...Jump to post
NameOmitted wrote:Do aircraft typically get new tail numbers after a merger?
N848VA just did a test flight today VX9430 GSO-GSO and a spotter posted a picture on Instagram, not the best quality but still apparent that the aircraft is still in Virgin America colors so this was likely a maintenance visit or the first post-merger cabin reconfig.Jump to post
Thought I would start a rolling roster of all AS/VX planes in the new Alaska colors. This is just what I was able to find on the internet. Updates are more than welcome as more planes are painted or if someone finds something I missed. Just some updates for the 738 fleet: 518, 519, 523, 524, 526, 5...Jump to post
Also, FlightAware shows N848VA being at GSO since 11/28, just over a month. I know it usually takes 12-20 days to paint a narrowbody so 4 weeks seems a bit longer than usual. So I wonder if the aircraft is complete but AS is holding it until a specific date (SOC?) or some other reason... given what...Jump to post
If they don't want to scrub off the PROUDLY ALL BOEING writing from under the cockpit of their entire existing fleet, I have a suggestion to edit it- PROUDLY ALL BOEING AND AIRBUS ...AND EMBRAER AND BOMBARDIER It's a bit odd to me how recent 737 repaints and new deliveries still have "proudly ...Jump to post
I think the white tail is just temporary (as this is still a Virgin America plane) and they will put the AS branding on the tail when the airlines are being integrated after they are under one AOCJump to post
Apparently the origin was actually DVT (Phoenix) with a stop in ABQ. It could've been fuel exhaustion if witnesses didn't hear engine noise. The distance from ABQ to SUS would've been possible if he had max fuel.
Whiteguy wrote:Is there a spreadsheet for aircraft in the assembly line and various stages of build? Wondering when the next Westjet aircraft hit the line.
I've seen N436QX and N439QX thus far at PDX in the new AS livery. The new paint job on the Q400 looks quite sharp! One way to tell which aircraft are receiving the new livery is to keep an eye on what comes and goes from Victorville (VCV). The Q400 definitely wears it well. So far 436, 438, 439, 44...Jump to post
Also OO has sent the remaining CR7 back to storage yesterday, and it has been removed from Alaska's website so I guess it has now been officially retired (only took a year longer than originally expected). I thought the 15 Q400s leaving would've been 400-414 as mentioned previously, but I guess it c...Jump to post
The flight path for G-WACG is broken up, but here is the last segment, which shows the aircraft making its final turn toward the crash site.https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/g-wacg#f8efef7Jump to post
Last I heard, the 15 oldest Q400s are actually being returned from their leases in 2018 so that probably explains why they didn't make upgrades to those aircraft.Jump to post
Kviator wrote:Any word on when the MAX 7 is scheduled to roll off the Final Assembly Line? The article mentions it is going to be loaded onto it in late November.
817Dreamliiner wrote:First 737 MAX 8 for Mauritania Airlines LN6704
Boeing 737 MAX 8 Mauritania Airlines 5T-CLJ LN6704 by Huy Do, on Flickr
I always thought it was kinda weird and tacky that "Air" and "transat" are in different fonts, but that's the only thing I would change.Jump to post
bgm wrote:It’s not just age, other factors such as hours and cycles need to be taken into account, as well as when leases are up for renewal, impending D-checks etc.