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TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:11 pm

TAP Portugal are due to unveil not one but two special liveries on theiir upcoming (second hand) RR-powered A330-300s.

CS-TOV will get the 1960s livery and TOW a promotional 'Stopover' scheme. What do you think?

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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:40 pm

The retrojet will be quite impressive, being applied to a widebody aircraft. The Portuguese flag featured on the external side of the winglets was used on the fins of propeller driven aircraft.

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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:02 pm

Will be two good looking A330s! Although I've always wished they ordered and flew the 787. Where are they getting the A333s from and how many will they be getting?
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:08 pm

3x 330-300 ex SQ
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:33 pm

I wish they would paint one in this retro livery...
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:39 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
I wish they would paint one in this retro livery...


Love that livery... homemade by TAP!
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:43 pm

Both those liveries will look great. Glad to see airlines recognizing their past.
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:49 pm

Very nice indeed!!! I didn't know TP would be getting the A330-300. Where are these two A330-300's coming from? Are the actual second hand aircraft or brand new aircraft that were never taken up just like the first Iran Air A330-200? Which routes will these A330-300's be flying?


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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:38 pm

That retrojet is going to look badass!!
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:11 pm

The stopover painting scheme looks fantastic :bouncy:
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:40 pm

A388 wrote:
Very nice indeed!!! I didn't know TP would be getting the A330-300. Where are these two A330-300's coming from? Are the actual second hand aircraft or brand new aircraft that were never taken up just like the first Iran Air A330-200? Which routes will these A330-300's be flying?


A388


Reply 4 mentioned already where they're from. They're ex SQ, leased birds.
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:49 pm

A388 wrote:
Where are these two A330-300's coming from? Are the actual second hand aircraft or brand new aircraft that were never taken up just like the first Iran Air A330-200?


It was already mentioned, but here are some more details about them, all three 2009-manufactured:

https://www.planespotters.net/productio ... tus=future
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:04 pm

Okay my apologies I must have overlooked that. Have they been stored and not flying since 2009?

Thanks :)

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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:00 am

winterlight wrote:
TAP Portugal are due to unveil not one but two special liveries on theiir upcoming (second hand) RR-powered A330-300s.

CS-TOV will get the 1960s livery and TOW a promotional 'Stopover' scheme. What do you think?

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Colour me surprised! Even I didn't expect TAP to be taking on Airbus A330-300's, assuming the lease for these came at a very good price... I will be intrigued to see where all of the other Singapore Airlines Airbus A330's will go when their leases are due.

Even so, the special liveries I look forward to seeing and will certainly look impressive... Interesting times ahead for TAP.

A388 wrote:
Okay my apologies I must have overlooked that. Have they been stored and not flying since 2009?

Thanks :)

A388

All 3 have been in service with Singapore Airlines since 2009.

Planespotters.net is your friend with TAP's 3 Airbus A330-300's they are due to receive. The airframes are expected to be 9V-STD/E/G... Of the 3, 9V-STD has been stored since January 2017, 9V-STE since February 2017 whilst 9V-STG is still in active service.

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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:41 am

A388 wrote:
Which routes will these A330-300's be flying?

Most likely the north america routes (EWR, JFK, MIA, BOS, YYZ) and major south america ones (GRU, GIG), although it will finally depend on the demand.
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:57 am

 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:50 am

Thanks Speedbird96. I was reading this thread from my mobile phone which I don't like due to the different lay out of mobile phones. So these birds are in very good condition seeing they're coming from SQ. Will TP retain the cabin of SQ (same first class product etc...)?

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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:20 am

9V-STD was caught doing test flight in full TAP livery in SIN. To be re-registered CS-TOU.

http://www.aeroin.net/primeiro-a330-300 ... ta-pronto/
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:48 am

marei wrote:


How cool can be having this back? :bouncy:
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:33 pm

LXwing wrote:
A388 wrote:
Which routes will these A330-300's be flying?

Most likely the north america routes (EWR, JFK, MIA, BOS, YYZ) and major south america ones (GRU, GIG), although it will finally depend on the demand.

Well, SQ doesn't have lie-flat J seats on their A333's or premium economy so is TP upgrading the cabins on these A333's?
I would think that the most important routes would retain lie-flat J seats and premium economy,
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:37 pm

"PORTUGAL STOPOVER" livery looks better here:

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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:29 pm

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
I wish they would paint one in this retro livery...


dash500 wrote:
Love that livery... homemade by TAP!


One of my favourite airline liveries of all time!
 
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Re: TAP A330-300 Special Liveries

Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:40 pm

The golf ball as the 'o' in Portugal is a nice touch.
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