Milan320 From Poland, joined Jan 2005, 867 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2526 times:
Good for Airbus, and the article says "at least one million" so they might donate more.
Just out of curiosity, having one begluga down in SE Asia, will that somehow affect Airbus' production line (I don't mean to be insensitive, it's great that they're doing it - it's more of a question as to whether they utilize all of their belugas at all times for production).
Milan320 From Poland, joined Jan 2005, 867 posts, RR: 12 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
good point NumberTwelve. As nice as it is to see the aid streaming to the affected countries, governments, corporations, etc. never do something straight from the heart. I bet there will be US and Japanese contracts down there for rebuilding relatively soon. Perhaps AI might order some Airbuses as a result too
NumberTwelve From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2068 times:
Milan320, you know that the biggest supporter are Australia and Germany in the meantime?
Yes, contracts will be made soon. There's a bad word for it - called "Kriegsgewinnler", someone who makes profit out of wars.
Countries and governments can make little Publicity with their donations but shouldn't do it offensive like some countries do and say directly how great they are. Helping is great, saying "we are so nice that we help" shouldn't be.
But the idea to send a Beluga to that region is great. Lots of companies have great ideas to help.
Horus, that's a great idea, so the Beluga has a couple of stops and so the trip can be financed by different companies.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2046 times:
Hi Horus - interesting to read about HRG's help in this matter: amazing to see how many companies are helping South-East Asia at the moment!
By the way - am I right in assuming that HRG, on a normal day, probably only sees A320s, B737s and an occasional B757?
On a sidenote - HR Info (local radio station) yesterday ran a segment on their weekly "Airport" program about LH's "HelpAlliance" and an organisation "Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen" (I think it was something like "Avians sans frontiers" in French), and about what these organisations were preparing to do in Asia...
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 61 Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
NumberTwelve, I guess in part the reason for the high number of stops is for financing purposes, but I don't think the A300-600ST has sufficient range to operate a non-stop or even 1-stop service to Asia. I'm sure someone can explain this better.
Leskova, it truly is impressive how the whole world has united in aide of this terrible disaster.
As for HRG, apparently they are also picking up some relief equipment from Hurghada.
On a normal day at Egypt's second largest airport, the A320s and B757s are the most common. The 737 and Russian jets are also common. LTU's scheduled weekly MUC-HRG A333 flight (LT658) is the largest regular visitor followed by DE's 763 (DE168) and A332s from Livingston, Eurofly (and previously Volare before they went under). MS, SV and KU commonly use widebodies during the summer.