Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Air Serbia names A330 after Nikola Tesla

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Air Serbia's Airbus A330-200, which will operate flights between Belgrade and New York as of tomorrow has been named after the scientist Nikola Tesla. The unveiling took place at a press conference at Belgrade Airport. The carrier's predecessor, JAT Yugoslav Airlines, also featured a DC-10 aircraft in its fleet bearing the same name. Air Serbia's CEO, Dane Kondić, said, “There is no one better to name our A330 aircraft after than Nikola Tesla, one of the most admired and influential Serbians in history. “Billions of people around the world use his inventions daily and he had a close connection to New York, where he spent most of his life. It’s an honour to fly back to the city with his name proudly emblazoned on our A330. Tesla’s pioneering spirit and ingenuity closely resonate with Air Serbia’s drive to innovate and go beyond expectations when it comes to regional air travel". Air Serbia has previously named its aircraft after tennis player Novak Djoković, footballer Dejan Stanković, former basketball player Vlade Divac and actor Miki Manojlović. 


Tune in for our coverage of Air Serbia's inaugural service to New York tomorrow (Thursday) from 06.00 CEST / 00.00 EST.

20 comments:

  1. Stupid living legends.

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  2. Bravo and thank you. Nikola Tesla was the name of JU first DC10 YU-AMA and definitely a graceful name for JU's new intercontinental adventure

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    1. Do you perhaps remember after whom JAT's other 2 DC10's were named?

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    2. One was City of Belgrade. YU-AMB

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    3. YU-AMB was Nikola Tesla, not YU-AMA. After Yugoslavia broke apart it was named City of Belgrade in 1996.

      YU-AMA was named Mihajlo Pupin.

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    4. Didn't one DC-10 carry the name of some Slavic goddess?

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    5. For those interested in the DC-10 naming history

      YU-AMA - arrived December 12, 1978 as Nikola Tesla
      YU-AMB - arrived May 16, 1979 as Edvard Rusjan, later renamed Mihajlo Pupin, again renamed to City of Belgrade.

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    6. It was Edvard Rusijan not Mihajlo Pupin

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    7. Read what it says. It was both. The same plane was renamed after a while

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  3. Finally! A REAL living legend!

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  4. When is Air Serbia going to name an aircraft after a woman? There should be at least one living or dead female legend.

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    1. Maybe you should suggest that in your own country?

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    2. Nadezda Petrovic perhaps?

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  5. Mileva Maric?

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  6. And I will be somewhere around JFK tomorrow to welcome it. Hope it will land at 22L...

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    1. For the rest of us not close to JFK, liveatc and fr24 will do :)

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  7. The next plane should be named Lepa Brena. Haha. Nikola Tesla is the perfect name for the A330.

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