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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Hello all,

I`ve got a few questions for you lot;

Are there anymore being made soon?
Why is F-GSTF all white?

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Is there only 5 in the world?
Why are some painted different to others?

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Are all of them used at the same time or is the one that is often not used?
Are they very busey?
How much are they to build?

Thanks

Euro

P.S

Any info on the Super transporter would be great!

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User currently offlineJetmek319 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 199 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

European,
There are no plans at present to make any more Belugas. All of the belugas are used every day to ferry parts to the various Airbus assembly halls. Number 5 is white and is used for charter freight operations once in a while. All are based on the A300-600 airframe. Can't tell you why they are painted differently, or how much they are. Here in Hamburg we get 2-3 flights per day.
Hope that helps a bit.



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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Thanks Jetmek319,

If any airline, say Fedex wanted to buy the Belguas would Airbus make some for them?

I other words is it on the market like the A320,A318 ?????

Thanks

Euro


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3077 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
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FedEx wouldnt want A300-600STs, simply because the Max Payload Weight is LOWER than the standard A300-600F, therefore weight would max out long before bulk would be filled for any normal cargo/package ops.

Demand for outsize cargo is limited, and alot of people are saying the market is oversaturated as it is (between Airbus charters and AN-124s). Would airbus build some if someone wanted them? probably, but the cost is prohibitive.



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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

HI


Around the time of Farnborough this year i herd from a friend that Air Bus was looking at Making a Larger Beluga useing the A-340-600 for its Starting point but i havent herd any thing since!

It would be a huge machine but BOEING are looking at making a 747-400 Super Transporter for 7E7 Production Delivery flights!


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Airbus offered the the Beluga to Fed-Ex, but they decided that they would stick to what suited them


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User currently offlineEuropean From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Northstar


Fedex was just an example of a freighter airline, not saying they would order them, it was just an example!

Euro

P.S

Thanks for all the comments,
n1120a, INTERESTING!
lURCH, INTERESTING! too.


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