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repainting the SN fleet

Post by tolipanebas » 17 Aug 2004, 01:11

Seems this summer SN has once again decided to send part of their Avro fleet over to AMS to get their new stunning colours.... Curerently OO-DJT (RJ85) is being repainted -as can be seen on the www.qaps.nl site. Does anybody know which planes are scheduled next? Till when will they send planes to AMS: beginning of September like last year? When will all Avro planes finally be repainted?

And how about the A330s? I'd love to see them in the new colours too, yet I was surprised to see the A330 come back from it's C-check in Singapore in the temporarily colours... :cry: Is it because repainting them now would have to be paid by Birdy (the temporarily operating carrier of SN's long haul routes)? Does that mean we will see the first A330 in the new colours only somewhere next summer, when the planes are operated by SN? Or will we see one sooner (if the rumours about a 4th A330 are comfirmed)?

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Post by TWA » 17 Aug 2004, 01:44

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairl ... d=00002193

Maybe they'll repaint a few in these colours[/url]

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Post by tolipanebas » 17 Aug 2004, 10:30

Whow, I must say that looks stunning! :)

However, that is never going to happen because the merger between SN and VEX will be in fact a take over by the first (SN) of the second (VEX) after which the name Virgin Express will slowly be replaced by another name: Belgium Blue has been rumoured to be a possibility, yet it will probably be something else than that, because this name is still up for grabs on internet...

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Post by sab319 » 17 Aug 2004, 11:15

Why Belgium blue? Wouldn't Belgium Red be more logic?

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Post by tolipanebas » 17 Aug 2004, 11:57

Don't know where the name Belgium Blue comes from, but I guess Blue because Blue is the house colour of SN, which will take control of VEX.

Anyway, as said, only a strong rumour (launched by R. Branson himself earlier this year when asked about the merger)

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Post by Vonsmalhausen » 17 Aug 2004, 12:07

here you can find the arrivals of SN planes @ AMS, due to be repainted.
http://home.quicknet.nl/qn/prive/pvanst ... xpect.html

there is other interesting stuff on that list :lol:

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Post by Phatius » 17 Aug 2004, 12:27

Next seems to be OO-DJV, leaving in the weekend (I think saterday, around 12.00)

Greetz

Robin_Bamps

Post by Robin_Bamps » 17 Aug 2004, 12:55

That ARJ100 in Virgin c/s looks really stunning indeed !

But back to the original topic... which Avro's still have to be repainted? Can someone make a list which Avro's are already wearing the new colourscheme?

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Post by luchtzak » 17 Aug 2004, 13:01

I had a look at the pics on a.net and found these aircrafts in new colours:

RJ85
OO-DJK
OO-DJL
OO-DJN
OO-DJP
OO-DJQ

RJ100
OO-DWC
OO-DWD
OO-DWE
OO-DWG
OO-DWH
OO-DWK
OO-DWL

146
OO-MJE

Note: list not complete

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Post by Phatius » 17 Aug 2004, 13:45

These avro's have been repainted this summer ( as of mid jun) :

OO-MJE
OO-DJP
OO-DJQ
OO-DJR
OO-DJS
OO-DJT
and thus now OO-DJV ....


Hopefully more to come !!!

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Post by Robin_Bamps » 17 Aug 2004, 14:30

Thanks for your help Luchtzak and Phatius :!:
OO-DJQ
This means that the Qualiflyer livery is gone :cry:

Regards, Robin Bamps.

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Post by sn26567 » 17 Aug 2004, 15:19

Robin_Bamps wrote:
OO-DJQ
This means that the Qualiflyer livery is gone
Another part of Sabena's glorious past has gone! :cry:
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ex Sabena #26567

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Post by Comet » 17 Aug 2004, 15:22

I think that OO-DJT looked very smart with its old Sabena-blue engine cowlings. The lilac cowlings of the current livery are nice enough, but not as nice as the old Sabena-blue ones.

OO-DWH already had the lilac cowlings when we flew on it back in March, same day as OO-DJT.

Are there any left with the Sabena-blue cowlings?
Sabena and Sobelair - gone but never forgotten.
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Post by Avro » 17 Aug 2004, 17:35

Phatius,

Hasn't OO-DJO received the new colours as well ???


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Post by lumumba » 17 Aug 2004, 21:25

Hi everybody.
They are not gooing to change the name now it's not a good idea ,now a lot of poeple now this brand?And I like Brussels Airlines as name.
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Post by Buzz » 17 Aug 2004, 23:37

What's the Belgium Blue thing? Will VEX be renamed after the merger?

The Avro looks stunning, better than it would look with the new VEX colours I guess...

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