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Airbus A319/20/21N Reconfiguration/Repainting Tracking Thread

Airbus A319/20/21N Reconfiguration/Repainting Tracking Thread

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This thread will track the Airbus repainting and reconfiguration of the pmVX Airbus fleet.

As of June 2, 2019 - All pmVX aircraft have been repainted into Alaska livery.

The table below tracks the interior reconfiguration progress of the Airbus fleet.

New Interiors: https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-ai...abin-interior/ **Estimated completion of Airbus retrofits is the end of July 2020**

Additional AS fleet information: https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com [Includes all AS fleet information; this thread is just for the Airbus fleet, B737/E75/Q400 information is listed on this site]

New Configurations
A319 - F8W12Y99 -> F12W24Y87
A320 - F8W12Y126 [F8W18Y120 - interim VX Premium class config] -> F12W24Y114
A21N - F8W18Y159 -> F16W24Y150

Legend:
Bold indicates aircraft has been reconfigured

Airbus A319 0/10 Reconfigured
N521VA 521 (let there be flight)
N522VA 522 (the 1-year old virgin)
N523VA 523 (contents may be under pressure)
N524VA 524 (dark horse)
N525VA 525 (virgin & tonic)
N526VA 526 (jane)
N527VA 527 (tubular belle)
N528VA 528 (fog cutter)
N529VA 529 (moodlights, camera, action)
N530VA 530 (gogo dancer)

Airbus A320 22/47 Reconfigured
N361VA 361 (jersey girl)
N362VA 362 (spotifly)
N363VA 363 (sky surfer)
N364VA 364 (lady boss)
N365VA 365 (airbnb force one)
N621VA 621 (air colbert)
N622VA 622 (california dreaming)
N623VA 623 (three if by air)
N624VA 624 (fred, white & blue)
N625VA 625 (jefferson airplane)
N626VA 626 (unicorn chaser)
N627VA 627 (runway angel)
N628VA 628 (entourage air)
N629VA 629 (midnight ride)
N630VA 630 (superfly)
N631VA 631 (chic mobile) [GSO 10/7]
N632VA 632 (youtube air)
N633VA 633 (the tim clark express)
N634VA 634 (mach daddy)
N635VA 635 (my other ride's a spaceship)
N636VA 636 (airplane 2.0)
N637VA 637 (an airplane named desire)
N638VA 638 (san francisco pride)
N639VA 639 (air drake)
N640VA 640 (refresh air) [GSO 9/27]
N641VA 641 (dotcomsecrets air)
N642VA 642 (breanna jewel)
N835VA 835 (arnold)
N836VA 836 (spruce moose) [GSO 10/23 for cabin mods]
N837VA 837 (air vh1)
N838VA 838 (dfw one)
N839VA 839 (myles from connemara)
N840VA 840 (bytheway)
N841VA 841 (#nerdbird)
N842VA 842 (real steel)
N843VA 843 (ˇVÁmonos!)
N844VA 844 (sol plane)
N845VA 845 (stay hungry, stay foolish)
N846VA 846 (glitter girl) [GSO 9/21 for cabin mods]
N847VA 847 (scarlett o'air)
N848VA 848 (bellapierre)
N849VA 849 (fly bye baby)
N851VA 851 (Friends Of Arjay Miller)
N852VA 852 (safady voyager)
N853VA 853 (mt. hoodie) [GSO 10/20 for cabin mods]
N854VA 854 (stand up flyer)
N855VA 855 (screw it, let's do it)

Airbus A320 ETOPS 0/6 Reconfigured
N281VA 281 (pineapple express)
N282VA 282 (judy ann)
N283VA 283 (chace plane)
N284VA 284 (rabid badger)
N285VA 285 (flights with benefits)
N286VA 286 (legally high)

Airbus A321NEO 8/10 Reconfigured
N921VA 921 (neo kid on the block)
N922VA 922 (frances) [GSO 10/13 for cabin mods]
N923VA 923 (3-2-1 liftoff)
N924VA 924
N925VA 925
N926VA 926 (More to Love special livery)
N927VA 927 (More to Love special livery)
N928VA 928
N929VA 929
N930VA 930 [GSO 10/11 for delivery/service prep]
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Old Oct 1, 18, 1:15 am
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I'm trying to "follow along at home" as the wiki changes. I noticed that N846VA arrived at VCV this afternoon. @cjude1962, is that enough to know that it's there "for paint," or could it be there for any reason and you're getting your info from a more specific source? (Obviously, paint is likely, either way.)
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Old Oct 1, 18, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by CalanMan View Post
I'm trying to "follow along at home" as the wiki changes. I noticed that N846VA arrived at VCV this afternoon. @cjude1962, is that enough to know that it's there "for paint," or could it be there for any reason and you're getting your info from a more specific source? (Obviously, paint is likely, either way.)
VCV is just for paint. AS has maintenance done in GSO and PAE on the Airbus fleet and OKC as well for the 737s. This website has some interesting info: https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/
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Old Oct 1, 18, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by cjude1962 View Post
VCV is just for paint. AS has maintenance done in GSO and PAE on the Airbus fleet and OKC as well for the 737s. This website has some interesting info: https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/
N629VA – maintenance & cabin work @ GSO
Any idea if cabin work means the new cabin reconfig?
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Old Oct 1, 18, 3:50 pm
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Originally Posted by cjude1962 View Post
VCV is just for paint. AS has maintenance done in GSO and PAE on the Airbus fleet and OKC as well for the 737s. This website has some interesting info: https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/
Good to know. Very cool, thanks!
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Old Oct 1, 18, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
Any idea if cabin work means the new cabin reconfig?
Alaska has previously communicated that the new cabin configuration would debut on the Airbus fleet in the "fall 2018" timeframe, so it would seem like that's what's happening to N629VA. Doesn't look like that plane has been repainted though, and you'd think AS would want to debut the new cabin look on a plane that's also in the AS livery...but who knows.
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Old Oct 2, 18, 8:00 am
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Originally Posted by sutrosam View Post
Alaska has previously communicated that the new cabin configuration would debut on the Airbus fleet in the "fall 2018" timeframe, so it would seem like that's what's happening to N629VA. Doesn't look like that plane has been repainted though, and you'd think AS would want to debut the new cabin look on a plane that's also in the AS livery...but who knows.
I think 629 will be the prototype A320 with the new cabin too - been in GSO since 8/21. Maybe the plan is to fly 629 to VCV for repaint next, then it will make it's official debut - that would be pretty neat and good PR too.
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Old Oct 3, 18, 11:10 am
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The info I have indicates that the first interior mods will be 619AS, 611AS and then 628VA. 629VA is at GSO for a D2 check and will undergo the interior mod in December.
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Old Oct 4, 18, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
The info I have indicates that the first interior mods will be 619AS, 611AS and then 628VA. 629VA is at GSO for a D2 check and will undergo the interior mod in December.
Thanks for the update - 619AS arrived in GSO on the 24th and 628VA arrived there on the 20th, so hopefully that is a sign the interior mods have begun.
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Old Oct 5, 18, 11:13 am
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629VA will be back in revenue service as of 10/7 and judging by the seat map the cabin updates were not done, confirming that we should be looking for 619AS or 628VA to be done first.
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Old Oct 6, 18, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by cjude1962 View Post
629VA will be back in revenue service as of 10/7 and judging by the seat map the cabin updates were not done, confirming that we should be looking for 619AS or 628VA to be done first.

Its looking like N629VA will be in GSO for a little longer. Test flight today GSO >> GSO as ASA 9526.

But the painting is happening pretty quick.

There are slight differences in the paint jobs its seems on the Airbus fleet. Look at the green swoosh on the back of the fuselage.....very distinct differences to the AV geeks out there!
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Old Oct 10, 18, 12:56 pm
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629 finally made it to SFO on 10/7 but flew back to GSO on the 9th to fix something that was amiss. Scheduled to fly back to SFO this evening - stay tuned. :-)
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Old Oct 10, 18, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by cjude1962 View Post
629 finally made it to SFO on 10/7 but flew back to GSO on the 9th to fix something that was amiss. Scheduled to fly back to SFO this evening - stay tuned. :-)
This isnt a newly reconfigured 320???
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Old Oct 10, 18, 2:05 pm
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I would assume that they would like an AS painted aircraft with debuting the new AS interior.....
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Old Oct 10, 18, 3:52 pm
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Had a little time to go through the VX fleet and updated wiki if they were out of service and where they are as of what date....still unsure what is being done outside of VCV so just put MX until we know more.

FYI - interesting that all the sharklet planes (N2XXVA, N3XXVA) show Alaska Airlines as the owner...where as the rest are the lessors listed. I thought the entire VX fleet was leased.....
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Old Oct 11, 18, 7:05 am
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No, 629 did not get the new interior - it was in GSO for a heavy maintenance check.
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