Four Airbus A320 Aircraft Due to Join PIA Fleet

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We can only hope it gets painted in PIA livery
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Should have brought the aircraft once all documents were done is PIA crew ferrying these aircraft?
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Usman123 wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 1:00 am We can only hope it gets painted in PIA livery
Cost of painting an A320 is too high for PIA to spend money on right now. Maybe when they break even on the losses and taxes then they may get it re-painted.
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One can only wonder what MEA and Skyteam think about PIA flying around their brand name and colours. How long before they step up trademark protection efforts?
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MikeTangoKiloAlpha wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:41 am
Usman123 wrote: Wed Jul 13, 2022 1:00 am We can only hope it gets painted in PIA livery
Cost of painting an A320 is too high for PIA to spend money on right now. Maybe when they break even on the losses and taxes then they may get it re-painted.
Thats no excuse PIA can face litigation for this matter and you can read PIAs financial statement of 1st quater 2022 its in operational profit right now
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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BOM now scheduled to arrive in Islamabad at 7:00 AM on July 14 as ferry flight PK6182 from Sharjah from where it's expected to depart at 3:00 AM.

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Source: flightradar24.com

Airframe basic information:

Registration: AP-BOM
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5253
Year Built: 2012
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRC/OE-IPD
Offered by: GECAS

ImageT7-MRC AIRBUS TOULOUSE A320-214 A320 c/n 5253 → MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES / MEA // BJ 2012 // auch F-ORMC → T7-MRC // neu OE-IPD // by Markus Eigenheer, on Flickr

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AP-BOM on arrival at Islamabad International Airport on a cloudy July 14th.
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^ Thank you for sharing :thumbs_up: Beautiful photo.

Today, PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BOM arrived in Islamabad at 9:37 AM as ferry flight PK6182 from Sharjah completed in 2 hours & 38 minutes. The A320 departed from Sharjah at 5:59 AM.

PIA may opt to buy this aircraft after completion of its six-year lease term under mutual agreement with the aircraft leasing company.

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Source: flightradar24.com

AP-BOM photos taken in Sharjah before delivery flight to Islamabad. Note painted out/taped over logo/titles of Middle Eastern Airlines (MEA) which was the former operator of this A320.

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Aircraft cabin.

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Today, Airbus A320 registered in Pakistan as AP-BOM arrived in Islamabad as ferry flight PK6182 from Sharjah to join PIA fleet as a dry leased aircraft. Cockpit crew included Captain Syed Moin and First Officer Uzair Ansari.

The aircraft is in basic colors of its former operator Middle East Airlines (MEA).

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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BOM with Captain Syed Moin and First Officer Uzair Ansari after arriving at Islamabad International Airport.

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Cake prepared to celebrate the delivery of Airbus A320 registration AP-BOM to PIA.

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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BOM at Sharjah Airport.

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Passenger cabin.

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Aircraft at Sharjah Airport.

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Flying at an altitude of 39,000 feet.

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International Cargo Terminal at Islamabad International Airport.

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Domestic Cargo Terminal at Islamabad International Airport.

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PIA Airbus A320 registration AP-BOM at Islamabad International Airport.

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Today, Airbus A320 registration OE-IPC was ferried from Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, to Kaunas Airport, Lithuania, where it will be painted in PIA livery. The aircraft will be delivered to PIA under Pakistani registration AP-BMY.

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Source: flightradar24.com

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ImageT7-MRA AIRBUS A320-214 A320 c/n 5162 → MIDDLE EAST AIRLINES / MEA // BJ 2012 // auch F-OMRA → T7-MRA // neu OE-IPC // by Markus Eigenheer, on Flickr

Registration: AP-BMY
Aircraft Type: Airbus A320-200
Construction Number: 5162
Year Built: 2012
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B4/P
Last Known Operator: MEA
Last Known Registration: T7-MRA (currently OE-IPC)
Offered by: GECAS

Probably AP-BMY to be painted in PIA livery by MAAS Aviation (https://maasaviation.com/) which has a paint shop at Kaunas Airport, Lithuania.

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Are you sure its going to be painted there ?

Why not painting it inhouse it will be more costly this way
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Usman123 wrote: Sat Jul 16, 2022 7:21 pm Are you sure its going to be painted there ?

Why not painting it inhouse it will be more costly this way
It probably won’t be, whoever is making these decisions to not paint the aircraft and use previous operator’s livery is not the most intellectually sound person to say the least (probably the CTO or COO). To save a few Thousand dollars they’re willing to face litigation of millions if these planes are caught in some event where the current liveries are seen ( we all know how popular PIA is on social media). Looks like someone wants to please their superiors by saving money.
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In the recent past, ATR 72-500 and a number of Airbus A320s as dry leased aircraft were delivered to PIA in airline's livery painted outside Pakistan.

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ATR 72-500 F-WNUE/AP-BKZ in April 2015.

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Airbus A320 AP-BLC in June 2014.

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Certificate of Airworthiness (CoA) issued by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to Airbus A320 registration AP-BOM acquired on lease by PIA. The certificate is valid for one year from July 20, 2022, to July 19, 2023.

AP-BOM had arrived at Islamabad Airport on July 14, 2022.

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