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Last SIA A340 Flight Was 14 April.  
User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 721 posts, RR: 34
Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

This I haven't seen officially but a few A340 crew advised the last flight was on 14 April 2003 from Istanbul via Dubai to Singapore. The A340s are parked at various locations around Changi Airport but none at the passenger terminals.

If it is correct then sad news.




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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

So Singapore Airlines Limited have retired the whole Airbus fleet? / will retire by 31 May 2003?!

Wow.


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User currently offlineBusinessFlyer From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 288 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

You only have to drive around Changi along the Coast Rd to see the number of planes parked up. Quite worrying really and not very funny...

Ejazz... do you know what is happening to all the A340 and A310 crew?


User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 721 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

BusinessFlyer

I understand most will forced to clear their annual leave after the fleet is grounded allowing the Airline time to decide their fate.

Current rumour is most of the A310 crew will go to the A340-500 and surprisingly the A340 crew will be spread over all fleets. This might be due to the timing of the fleet grounding more than anything else.

Cheers.




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User currently offlineHoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3007 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3074 times:
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This is pretty sad news. I was on two SQ A340s in 2001. They will be missed.


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User currently offlineAirbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2979 times:

This is REALLY sad news.....  Crying

I have been on SQ A340 once and their A310 many times, certainly those times will be missed!!!  Sad


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2945 times:

I have actually received the new Singapore Airlines Group timetable for 30 March to 25 October 2003 and I can find no A343 flights despite a Celestar seat map.


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

Oooh harsh!

Fortunately I don't think Singapore Airlines Limited followers care either way.

For shame! Tsk tsk.

And anyway, the 777 is better (climb performace, more pax, whatever) though in this environment, more pax capacity isn't that favourable.



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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

It's a shame how aviation enthusiasts bash Airbus and the wonderful A310!


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User currently offlineEx_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

That was sudden... though not unexpected. At least they'll have two less sets of fixed costs to deal with.



User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2731 times:
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Thanks Ejazz for the info.
It's a pitty, these were recent machines.

SIA's livrery suited perfectly the "Celestar"...

I can't wait to see the A345...!!



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

I haven't heard anything about grounding the 310s.

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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

So SQ has finally rid themselves of the A343? I say: GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH!!!

Gonna miss those A310s if they'e truly gone as well though  Sad


User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

Just because you have this ingrained personal preference for two engines, doesn't mean the plane is bad rubbish.

N


User currently offline9V-SPJ From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Very Sad indeed!
I happen to have an old SIA newsletter, and in that there was a whole spread about the A340-300E joining the fleet and wha preparations were being made etc...
Sad to see it go.

9V-SPJ


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Just because you have this ingrained personal preference for two engines, doesn't mean the plane is bad rubbish.

Alas, you're right....


...it has more to do with its slower cruising speed, shorter range, pathetic climb, weaker payload ability, lower power/weight ratio, etc  Big grin

he he he

[Edited 2003-04-18 02:57:37]

User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

True ConcordeBoy. 9V-SPJ, I have that issue, as well as an April 1991 Outlook magazine mentioning the order of the 15 MD-11s.

9V-SVA



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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

not to mention they utterly waste valuable market share which should be devoted to the ever-capable mighty twin.... but alas, ours is not a perfect world  Sad  Big grin

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

*slap*

and for filler, *slap*

N


User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2334 times:

he he he

truth hurts, dont it Giggy  Big grin


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