Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2158 posts, RR: 22 Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5475 times:
Have a look at the picture...??? Looks like they are flying them around, could this be just testing them before slapping a much need Canadian registration on them and flown over here...would be a great addition to the YYZ-DEL route!!
Jaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5401 times:
They were supposed to take them, but they cant afford them at the moment and Airbus hasnt found anyone else to take them. Emirates and Royal Bruini have both been rumoured, but nothing has been decided yet. I belive Air Canada is still planning on taking delivery of the A346 which they ordered 3 frames.
Airbus340313x From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 61 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4042 times:
I will try to tell you guys what is going on with the 345's this week, because AC called me back to active duty after 6 months of layoff, and Ill be back at the 340/330 line. I will see what the computer and the managers have to say about the 345. Last time I checked on the computers, both 951 and 952 were already entered!
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 58 Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4003 times:
N754pr ... I did not mean to imply you were nuts or anything, but at this point, the case of the A345's is completely up in the air. Until those aircraft are in EK colours, or are in Canada operating for Air Canada, or are in any other airline's colours, nobody knows what is going on with those aircraft. With all due respect, we must all just wait and see. I heard many different people assure me they knew what they were talking about regarding these aircraft, yet they all have different opinions. Go figure, experts never agree!
Anyways ... these A345's are still up for adoption and looking for a home.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2158 posts, RR: 22 Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3957 times:
BOTH ARE FOR EMIRATES NOW.
You have facts to say they are not going to EK. FINE show us! Dont tell me I don't know what I'm talking about.
Ok where are your facts... N754pr? Maybe these aircrafts are with AA? When you come up with some facts, please share them with us, we only want to know the direction of Air Canada, and if they takes these aircraft it will answer a lot of questions. They have just recently taken the Ex-Canadian 744's out of service, so there is a room for a large capacity long haul aircraft. The A345 would fit perfect there.
Just the facts pall, no attacking people with a lot of Air Canada knowledge
RP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 829 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3865 times:
Yet again, another YYZ vs YUL flamebashing war.
I think Toronto and Montreal should declare total war against each other. After both cities are annihilated, AC should move their major operational hub to Thunder Bay, or Kelowna. (tongue firmly planted in cheek)
25 Caribb: Neil (Mark) C'mon... whats next YYZ-Antartica? YYZ-Addis Adaba? (Neil) As illogical as those routes are, they make more sense than YUL-Antarctica or Y
26 Marco: Once again.. Neil hijacks the thread. Good going. Actually Mark, you hijacked the thread with your first post. AC is going to expand internationally a
27 FLYYUL: Actually Marco. You have nothing to say... which is usually what happens.
28 Marco: All you do is whine about airlines ignoring YUL. Get over. If you need help, go see a therapist. People are really getting sick of your whining.
29 FLYYUL: Yes Marco. BECAUSE THATS HOW I TRULY FEEL
30 Marco: Anyway let's get back to the topic(which isn't about YUL - GASP!)... Is AC ever going to consider buying some A345's in the future?
31 Yyz717: Is AC ever going to consider buying some A345's in the future? AC will no doubt re-consider the 345/346 once (if?) their finances improve IMHO. It's t
32 Caribb: I hope they consider them in the future.. I'm not sure what to really expect after they come out of bankrupcy. It would seem they plan to both lessen
33 Yyz717: I'm not sure what's left that would warrant a large A345 size plane to be used. The 345 is actually not much bigger than the 343 Caribb. It just has
34 Gigneil: Its a 4 frame stretch... vs the 20 frame stretch of the 340-600. N
35 Caribb: The 345 is actually not much bigger than the 343 Caribb. It just has much greater range/payload capability True. Then the whole point of getting the -
36 Aussie747: Hardkor - you did hear right YVR to SYD was a A345 route scheduled for DEC 2003 (heard straight from the sales at Air Canada back in FEB 2003 - right
37 Gigneil: The A340-200 is never a better choice. It boasts operating costs equal to the A340-300X, so the chance of added profit makes the 343 a better frame. T
38 Yyz717: The A340-200 is never a better choice. It boasts operating costs equal to the A340-300X, On a seat-per-mile basis, the 342 has slightly higher costs t
39 BO__einG: I predict that AC's A340-600 frames on order will complete to delivery ready before the airline says NONO We can't afford it and pull off an A345 stun
40 Dash8King: I thought AC was going to move to an all EMB145/Q400 fleet? I guess they can make room for two 345's.
41 GuyBetsy1: Would you guys believe that IRAN AIR was a strong contender to these two A345s way back in Sept? Don't know about it now... Other possiblities were SO
42 Shenzhen: Just from memory, but won't some later A340-500/600s perform better then the first few 25 off the line. Maybe they will use the courts to get out of t