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Re: Air France planes' names

Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:35 pm

F-GKXY has shed it's JOON livery for it's AF one in Ostrava and received the name of MAZAMET.

Airbus 350-900
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F-HTYB LYON
F-HTYC SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION
F-HTYD NICE
F-HTYE BORDEAUX

Airbus 321-200
F-GTAQ CLERMONT FERRAND
F-GTAO BASTIA
F-GTAJ AJACCIO
F-GMZE ROUEN
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Airbus 320-200
F-GKXI ROISSY EN FRANCE
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F-GKXY MAZAMET
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 10:09 am

The first 777-200 has been christened :

Airbus 350-900
F-HTYA TOULOUSE
F-HTYB LYON
F-HTYC SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION
F-HTYD NICE
F-HTYE BORDEAUX

Boeing 777-200
F-GSPL BIARRITZ

Airbus 321-200
F-GTAQ CLERMONT FERRAND
F-GTAO BASTIA
F-GTAJ AJACCIO
F-GMZE ROUEN
F-GTAS CASTRES

Airbus 320-200
F-GKXI ROISSY EN FRANCE
F-GKXH MONTREUIL
F-GKXY MAZAMET
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 11:24 am

Maybe they can name their tiny Airbus A318's after tiny French towns?

A318 Hondschoote :lol:

Jokes aside: it would be nice to name the bigger aircraft after bigger places and the smaller aircraft after smaller places. Perhaps also one named after Amsterdam or Amstelveen (KLMs HQ) to show the love they have for their Dutch friends?
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 11:51 am

AF Cabin Crew wrote:
F-GKXI was christened ROISSY EN FRANCE, First Airbus 320-200 to receive a name.

It is safe to say that all Airbus planes are getting French cities names.


Actually F-GFKJ bore the name "Pays de Roissy CDG" with the retro livery. Before that it was named "Copenhague". Scrapped in 2018.

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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 12:02 pm

seat55a wrote:
Back in the day, the 707s were Chateaux I know, and Caravelles were Departements I think?



The Caravelles had French Province names (current and historical ones). Wikipedia has a very extensive list of all AF aircraft with regs and names.

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_avions_d%27Air_France
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 12:28 pm

"Calvi" was missing from the list.

Airbus 350-900
F-HTYA TOULOUSE
F-HTYB LYON
F-HTYC SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION
F-HTYD NICE
F-HTYE BORDEAUX

Boeing 777-200
F-GSPL BIARRITZ

Airbus 321-200
F-GTAQ CLERMONT FERRAND
F-GTAO BASTIA
F-GTAJ AJACCIO
F-GMZE ROUEN
F-GTAS CASTRES
F-GTAM CALVI

Airbus 320-200
F-GKXI ROISSY EN FRANCE
F-GKXH MONTREUIL
F-GKXY MAZAMET
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 12:46 pm

Thank you Alsatian !
I was coming to post Calvi and Biarritz !
First 777 to be christened !

Alsatian wrote:
"Calvi" was missing from the list.

Airbus 350-900
F-HTYA TOULOUSE
F-HTYB LYON
F-HTYC SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION
F-HTYD NICE
F-HTYE BORDEAUX

Boeing 777-200
F-GSPL BIARRITZ

Airbus 321-200
F-GTAQ CLERMONT FERRAND
F-GTAO BASTIA
F-GTAJ AJACCIO
F-GMZE ROUEN
F-GTAS CASTRES
F-GTAM CALVI

Airbus 320-200
F-GKXI ROISSY EN FRANCE
F-GKXH MONTREUIL
F-GKXY MAZAMET
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 12:57 pm

All the Breguet Deux-Ponts BR-763 were named "Provence"! :D
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 1:23 pm

Wonder if SPL received a name because it was finally repainted? As far as I can recall it was still in the old barcode livery right up until a few weeks ago.
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 1:24 pm

The LH fleet list of names (not sure how up-to-date): https://www.lh-taufnamen.de/Lufthansa
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat May 09, 2020 2:12 pm

ro1960 wrote:
All the Breguet Deux-Ponts BR-763 were named "Provence"! :D

Well, it was the aircraft model that was named Breguet Br 763 Provence, not an Air France naming scheme; even if all 12 produced went to Air France.
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sun May 10, 2020 8:37 am

WayexTDI wrote:
ro1960 wrote:
All the Breguet Deux-Ponts BR-763 were named "Provence"! :D

Well, it was the aircraft model that was named Breguet Br 763 Provence, not an Air France naming scheme; even if all 12 produced went to Air France.


I knew that hence the smiley.
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Re: Air France planes' names

Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:45 pm

Air France ‘s 6th A350 F-HTYF has been christened Marseille
We’ll see what name the 10th 787-9 will receive soon.

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F-HTYD NICE
F-HTYE BORDEAUX
F-HTYF MARSEILLE

Boeing 777-200
F-GSPL BIARRITZ

Airbus 321-200
F-GTAQ CLERMONT FERRAND
F-GTAO BASTIA
F-GTAJ AJACCIO
F-GMZE ROUEN
F-GTAS CASTRES
F-GTAM CALVI

Airbus 320-200
F-GKXI ROISSY EN FRANCE
F-GKXH MONTREUIL
F-GKXY MAZAMET
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Re: Air France planes' names

Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:49 pm

Air France named it's 10th 787-9 Saint Emilion. It's the first 787 to be christened
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F-HTYB LYON
F-HTYC SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION
F-HTYD NICE
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Boeing 777-200
F-GSPL BIARRITZ

Boeing 787-9
F-HRBJ SAINT EMILION

Airbus 321-200
F-GTAQ CLERMONT FERRAND
F-GTAO BASTIA
F-GTAJ AJACCIO
F-GMZE ROUEN
F-GTAS CASTRES
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Re: Air France planes' names

Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:13 pm

Very good decision
I'm a big fan of naming planes
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Re: Air France planes' names

Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:47 pm

tonyflyboi wrote:
I think BA should follow suit


In the UK there would be immediately an argument if England, Wales, Scotland an NI have equal numbers of plane names.
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:20 pm

lhrnue wrote:
tonyflyboi wrote:
I think BA should follow suit


In the UK there would be immediately an argument if England, Wales, Scotland an NI have equal numbers of plane names.


Virgin seems to be on the ball with imaginative names tied into the aircraft registration, G-VDOT 'Ruby Slipper' being one of the latest and relating to Dorothy's Red shoes in the Wiz of Oz
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:24 pm

I seem to remember all the 320s were named a few years back after European cities?
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:22 am

Besides being "nice", what's the point of this and does anyone know why they started doing this now?
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:33 am

crimsonchin wrote:
Besides being "nice", what's the point of this and does anyone know why they started doing this now?


They already used to do that quite a few decades ago.

The reason they’re back to it is because AF’s new strategy aims at a higher, more premium positioning and brand image.

The new painted winglet, aircraft name, emphasizing of the airline’s traditions and heritage (such as the winged seahorse), and other touches are all part of that strategy.

I’ve always been skeptical about aircraft names, but I do like the “Crevette” (nickname for the winged seahorse) to be given the credit it deserves.

So it might come across as irrational or superfluous, but in the end this move is perfectly in line with the company’s strategical objectives: upgrade its image and show off with some French glamour!
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:53 am

I love the 'mascots' that some airline have. The Crevette-Hippocampe, for Air France. The SpeedBird, for BA. The Icaro, for Varig. The Maharajah, for Air India...etc.. Sadly, most of these symbols are slowly disappearing!
 
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Re: Air France planes' names

Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:19 am

Air France first A330 has been named it's now known as AVIGNON

Airbus 330-200
F-GZCF AVIGNON

Airbus 350-900
F-HTYA TOULOUSE
F-HTYB LYON
F-HTYC SAINT DENIS DE LA REUNION
F-HTYD NICE
F-HTYE BORDEAUX
F-HTYF MARSEILLE

Boeing 777-200
F-GSPL BIARRITZ

Boeing 787-9
F-HRBJ SAINT EMILION

Airbus 321-200
F-GTAQ CLERMONT FERRAND
F-GTAO BASTIA
F-GTAJ AJACCIO
F-GMZE ROUEN
F-GTAS CASTRES
F-GTAM CALVI

Airbus 320-200
F-GKXI ROISSY EN FRANCE
F-GKXH MONTREUIL
F-GKXY MAZAMET
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