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Old 10th October 2019, 09:58 AM
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It looks as though ZNI has had another test flight to Moses Lake as BOE277, now showing correctly on FlightAware as a 789. It landed about an hour ago at 22:41 GMT.

Photo at: https://twitter.com/JenSchuld
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Old 10th October 2019, 10:14 AM
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This was a C1 flight

If you look closely at the tail there seems to be an issue with the paint around the feet of the Roo.
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Old 10th October 2019, 11:26 AM
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I also noticed the effect around the roos legs and put it down to sun glare on the fuselage as it was not apparent on the tail itself. Looking at an enlargement of the photo it is definitely a paint anomaly, possibly where an area has been scrubbed or had some work done, as the larger one is a defined shape.

Unfortunately, the first flight photo was from the starboard side but there is a photo from the same tweeter on 21 September which as far as can be seen does not seem to have the paint anomaly.

Is the C1 flight an acceptance flight, Greg? Could delivery be delayed?
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Old 10th October 2019, 01:33 PM
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The paint problem is on both sides of the fuselage and base of the tail.

It is hard to believe that QF would accept the aircraft if there is a paint issue.
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Old 10th October 2019, 03:21 PM
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I'm guessing that some imperfections we're found on the paint work during the check & need to be addressed before Qantas take delivery.
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Old 10th October 2019, 03:46 PM
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I understand that flight QF7879, will arrive in SYD from JFK at 06.30am on 24 October on the first of the 3 789 test flights announced by Qantas. I presume it will be VH-ZNI.
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Old 10th October 2019, 04:03 PM
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It could be paint that has been "sanded" back to the "white" coat due to finish problems on both sides of the aircraft.

ZNJ was added to the register last week.

Based on previous deliveries you could expect a ff anytime soon.
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Old 10th October 2019, 06:15 PM
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The spreadsheet now shows VH-ZNI is scheduled for delivery on 16th
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Old 10th October 2019, 08:12 PM
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ZNJ in the paintshop.

https://twitter.com/Qantas/status/1182151355491856388

Any guesses ?

Retro, Oneworld, 100th Anniversary ?
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Old 10th October 2019, 10:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Greg Hyde View Post
ZNJ was added to the register last week.
Added on 4th with s/n 66074

As to the paint scheme, the masking visible in the short video suggests an all over one.

Last edited by Peter C; 10th October 2019 at 10:39 PM.
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