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clickhappy
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PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:13 pm

The offical rollout of Pakistan International's 777-200 will be tomorrow starting @ 11:30 am. I had a look at the plane tonight, looks like they have modified the livery slightly from the one displayed on Alan Ling's excellent shots taken @ PAE earlier this month.

Full pictures, including interior, will be posted here tomorrow.
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:18 pm

Will PIA ever manage to make ONE scheme?. The last scheme was changed over and over again and now a scheme less then 2 months old is being changed. If you design a crap scheme like they have/had (A310/772) you can be sure it needs to be changed!

The best way to change this scheme would be to start all over again.

[Edited 2004-01-29 05:19:46]
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:21 pm

It would look good with just a few additions, different tail color, different typeface, other then that, it looked pretty good.
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:22 pm

Great news. Thanks for the update. Can't wait to see the pics!!

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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:27 pm

It's the waving Pakistani flag on the tail, isn't?!
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:13 pm

I thought I saw something different on the 772 when I saw it on TV a few days ago. I even posted a question about it. From what I saw it had a map of Pakistan on the tail. I am not too sure though.

Good Job Clickhappy. Your the best on airliners.net!  Smile Always coming through with the new Boeing aircraft pictures we wait for!

Farhan Ali
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[Edited 2004-01-29 08:17:23]
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:34 pm

Here it is!!!



*edit to give credit to the people of http://www.historyofpia.com

[Edited 2004-01-29 08:36:36]
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 4:42 pm

As far as I can see in this picture the aircraft is a Boeing 777-300 and not 777-200... At least the closest one.
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:07 pm

That picture shows what products they are going to have cruising in the skies a few years from now, the 772ER , 773ER and 772LR so three different versions and the one rolling out tomorrow is the 772ER.
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:11 pm

Huh?!? So they're gonna have more than one color scheme?!?
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 5:11 pm

I knew it was a map of PAK on the tail.  Smile I first saw the new livery a few weeks ago on a local news station here in Seattle. They were doing a story about Boeing.

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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:30 pm

Will this plane will stop at Heathrow on it's way to Pakistan? If so, does any one have the timings as I would like to see it?
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:46 pm

I messed up in my last post. I meant flag instead of map.  Smile

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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:00 pm

THUD, yes it will stop on its way to Pakistan. The 777 is landing in ISB on Saturday morning at 7am PST, that means it will probably leave LHR at around 6.30-7 GMT in the evening. You'll also have to check in advance what runway the a/c are landing on.
BTW is anybody in KHI these days? PIA will celebrate the arrival of 777s with a ceremony scheduled @ Quaid-e-Azam International around 8am PST.
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Thu Jan 29, 2004 8:38 pm

Sayem55,
Thanks for the info. I am definitely going to be there.

As exciting a moment as the day I watched (from our house in C Block, Sattelite Town) the first PIA 720 land at Chaklala.

That was way back in 1965!!
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:20 am

You are an old dude...Veteran in this field  Smile
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 4:25 am

For info Just got this today at EBBR


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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 5:16 am

Great, can't wait for the new pics. Especially of the interior

 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:44 am

here is the new colors, they wont be painting any more aircraft like the a310 shown above

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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:02 am

Royal, is it going out of PAE or BFI? Thanks!
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:02 am

Yes! That looks great!!!  Big thumbs up
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:08 am

I saw at a news report here that the ceremony is taking place at BFI. There are some Washington State Senator's there also for the ceremony.

Farhan Ali
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:14 am

wow, gr8 pic Clickhappy. Can't w8 for the interior shots now.

I suppose it was a good idea to adopt PIA instead of Pakistan as that is what the airline is better known as. PIA is recognised more by people around various airports.
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:36 am

its a shame they only improved it from really bad and bland to BAD.
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:01 am

Honestly speaking, I now really hate the new PIA livery...the previous one, although nothing special, was still passable, but not it looks completely cr*p. Apologies if i have offended anyone, but that's my opinion.
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:04 am

I can't wait to see another innovative livery on the 777  Yeah sure.

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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Sat Jan 31, 2004 2:50 pm

PIA 777 Handed over to PIA, aircraft to arrive in Islamabad today


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SEATTLE, January 31 (Online): The first Boeing 777-200ER aircraft was handed over to Pakistan International Airline during a special ceremony held here at the Boeing Field.
Chairman PIA, Ahmad Saeed and Boeing Company Vice President and General Manger, John Quinlivan signed the documents on behalf of their respective organizations. Boeing Company top administration and PIA senior officers were also present on the occasion.

Boeing 777-200ER is equipped with most modern equipments, increased safety measures, economical in maintenance and fuel efficient with low operational cost to make it competitive and comparable with other airlines of the world.

The Chairman PIA, Ahmad Saeed announced on the occasion he will be the first revenue passenger of the newly inducted plane.

The PIA engineers, pilots and crew members had already acquired training to handle the aircraft. The plane left Seattle on the same day for Pakistan enroute to London where it picked up 200 passengers, making it a commercial flight.

Ahmad Saeed who formally received the plane said PIA has been turned around and its revenue has increased manifolds. It earned profit of Rs.3.5 billion in 2003 while he hoped it will increase to Rs. 5 billion in 2005.

He conveyed the greetings of president Pervez Musharraf to the US President George Bush and people of the United States.

He said with the induction of this aircraft PIA has entered into a new era of aviation history where it will take a jump-start to touch new horizons. The induction of 7 more craft it had bought from Boeing Company during the next four years will revolutionize the airlines.

Mr. Ahmad Saeed said that the national carrier has been entered into a new era with the induction of Boeing 777-200ER. PIA has purchased eight new Boeing 777 aircraft with the cost of $ 1.4 billion.

The second Boeing 777, of the eight, would reach Pakistan in mid February. PIA would receive third aircraft in March while it will be handed over two 777-200LR in 2006.. The last three 777-300ER will be delivered in 2008.

The aircraft 777-200ERs will seat 327 passengers in a two -class configuration. The 777 sets a new level of comfort and spaciousness for air travel because of its new Boeing Signature Interior.

PIA Chairman said the induction of Boeing 777 is the part of a strategy to built PIA fleet on modern lines and to provide better facilities to the passengers. These aircrafts are equipped with modern equipments and are reasonable for long journey. The induction of Boeing 777 would be helpful to provide better facilities to the ever-increasing number of passengers.

He said Boeing has produced the best planes equipped with the most modern technology. The Boeing 777 family is fuel-efficient and will meet all the requirements of PIA.

With the induction of two more aircraft during the next two months, he said the western sectors will be strengthened. After the restoration of air links with India, Pakistan will get more openings on its eastern sides.

He said PIA appreciates its long-term partnership with Boeing company. He said "PIA was given a task and we have done it." He said sky is the limit and PIA will further progress in the days to come.

Speaking on the occasion Boeing Company Vice President and General Manger, John Quinlivan said that his company would continue partnership with PIA and it would be further strengthened.

Senator from Washington Patty McMurray said Pakistan is a close ally of US in the war against terrorism and the United States appreciates its cooperation in this regard.

PIA is an important Airline, which will win over global market with the induction of these aircrafts, she said adding that the agreement will benefit both the partners.
SEATTLE: Chairman PIA, Ahmed Saeed and Vice President of Boeing, John Quinlivan jointly cutting a ribbon after the acceptance of 777-200ER plane in PIA's fleet during delivery ceremony at Boeing Fields in Seattle, USA.

Jim McDermott, Congressman from Seattle said it is a great day and he is optimistic about the future of this strong partnership.

Mohammad Sadiq, Deputy Chief of Mission in Pakistan Mission, Washington said it is an historic occasion and it shows us towards bright future. He said PIA will take a jump start now.

Later talking to Online, Chairman PIA Ahmad Saeed said a new era has begun and effective policies are being adopted which will make PIA competitive and comparable with other airlines. The long- standing cooperation with Boeing Company will benefit PIA in a big way.

The Chairman said Pakistan needs more aircraft to face challenges. The change of colours of the planes and uniforms of its crew members will give a new look to the airlines, he added.

The PIA Chairman said Pakistan has signed component exchange programme with Air France and Boeing Company. Later PIA will establish code sharing with Air France, he maintained.

Alan Mulally, the Chief Executive Officer of Boeing said Boeing Company has the honour to enter into long-standing partnership with PIA and it is ready to provide more aircraft to PIA.

After picking up 200 passengers from London , the new aircraft will reach Islamabad at 6.20 am on Saturday.

End.


[Edited 2004-01-31 07:17:37]
 
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RE: PIA 777 Rollout Tomorrow

Sun Feb 01, 2004 6:17 am

Due to bloody engineering works on the blasted Piccadilly Line and the foul weather, I missed the event of the year...

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