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PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:22 pm

In photo on following link, a recent photo apparently shows PIA Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BMG without engine number two parked at Karachi Airport. Maybe AP-BMG engine undergoing maintenance?

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September 24, 2017, photo on following link apparently shows PIA Boeing 777-200ER registration AP-BHX using portion of AP-BMG engine number two cowling in painted in grey colour.

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8728835

I hope AP-BMG is not temporarily grounded to be used as spares source for her sister ships in PIA fleet.

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:52 pm

In year 2013, PIA Boeing 777-300ER registration AP-BHW was seen grounded without engines for long duration at Karachi Airport.

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:29 pm

Today, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was informed that a PIA Boeing 777 is grounded due to unavailability of engine/engine parts.

The Boeing 777 is expected to return to service by the end of November. Maybe it's AP-BMG?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bmg

The PAC was also informed that a PIA Airbus A320 is grounded due to unavailability of both engines. The A320 will return to service by December 15 after getting one engine on November 20 and another engine on December 7. Maybe AP-BLT or AP-BLZ?

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-blt
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-blz

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by PK-Geek » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:58 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:29 pm
The Boeing 777 is expected to return to service by the end of November. Maybe it's AP-BMG?

The A320 will return to service by December 15 after getting one engine on November 20 and another engine on December 7. Maybe AP-BLT or AP-BLZ?
These two aircraft are surely AP-BMG (B777-2Q8ER) & AP-BLT (A320-214), awaiting engine(s) and other spares. Most probably, both aircraft will return to service as of mentioned dates, along with updated livery.
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Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:12 pm

^ thank you for the info.

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:46 am

PK-Geek wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:58 pm
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These two aircraft are surely AP-BMG (B777-2Q8ER) & AP-BLT (A320-214), awaiting engine(s) and other spares. Most probably, both aircraft will return to service as of mentioned dates, along with updated livery.
Both are in retro livery. Do you mean repainted on the areas where paint was due to air friction?

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by AP-BGL » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:08 pm

Abdulrafeysiddiqui wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:46 am
PK-Geek wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:58 pm
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These two aircraft are surely AP-BMG (B777-2Q8ER) & AP-BLT (A320-214), awaiting engine(s) and other spares. Most probably, both aircraft will return to service as of mentioned dates, along with updated livery.
Both are in retro livery. Do you mean repainted on the areas where paint was due to air friction?
Both aircrafts will have new livery that PIA introduced with induction of AP-BMS, its all white fuselage with same tail and PIA titles under the belly.
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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:02 pm

BMG should be kept in the retro livery it will be a shame to loose her to the new bland livery
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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:41 pm

I guess both aircraft i.e. AP-BMG and AP-BLT will also get cabin refurbished and obviously with refurbished cabin PIA would like these aircraft to wear airline's current livery like refurbished AP-BGZ for the sake of standardisation.

Anyway, in my opinion only one A320 in retro livery was enough instead of four aircraft painted by PIA - none of them painted correctly in 1960s livery.

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:25 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Anyway, in my opinion only one A320 in retro livery was enough instead of four aircraft painted by PIA - none of them painted correctly in 1960s livery.

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:49 pm

Abdulrafeysiddiqui wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Abbas Ali wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Anyway, in my opinion only one A320 in retro livery was enough instead of four aircraft painted by PIA - none of them painted correctly in 1960s livery.

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by PK-Geek » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:14 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:41 pm
Anyway, in my opinion only one A320 in retro livery was enough instead of four aircraft painted by PIA - none of them painted correctly in 1960s livery.

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I also agree with that. Only one A320 is enough to represent 1960's livery, and that maybe AP-BLA.

Removing 1960's livery from two A320 and one B777 is good enough decision to standardize livery on all PIA fleet. After that, there should be a 10 years ban on livery change.
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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:13 pm

PK-Geek wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:14 pm
there should be a 10 years ban on livery change.
Completely agree. Usually airlines do not change livery/corporate identity for ten years.

In PIA, in recent years the aircraft livery is getting changed/modified nearly with every change in airline's management.

Liveries worn by PIA aircraft since 2004.

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Short-lived introduced in 2004.

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2004 to 2006.

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2006 to 2010.

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2010-2017.

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Star & Crescent on engine in 2014.

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PIA Premier in 2016.

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2017.

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Re: PIA Boeing 777 (AP-BMG) Without Engine at Karachi Airport

Post by Huzayl » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:17 am

I recently went to Karachi, I saw AP-BMG parked inside the hangers.