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Singapore A310's - Still In Use?  
User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 549 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

i was searching SQ's fleet on airfleets.net, when i saw they still operate A310's. are they still operated or is it a mistake?
please correct me if I'm talking sh*t!!


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26691 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3270 times:

They only have 744s, 772A/772ER/773, A345. A380 and 773ER on order.


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User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3224 times:

It's a mistake, I think they got rid of most(if not all) of them in 2003.


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User currently offlineLazyshaun From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

ok
thanks for your help guys.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12265 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3173 times:
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Yes all of them were retired and were replaced by B772ERs. I think either 1 or 2 are still stored at SIN
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User currently offlineDanialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

They may still own (i.e. havent sold yet) some of their A310 that why they appear in the list, but they dont use them anymore. As 777ER said, all A310 ops were taken over by 772's (and a couple of A320s from Silk Air on the Brunei run)


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User currently offlineLyzzard From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 404 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2725 times:

A couple are still on lease to Air India and will be returned shortly. These are the ones still listed on some fleet lists. There are currently no A310s sitting around in SIN.

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

SQ got rid of B757 in the 90´s (to small) in favor of A310´s. No A310 in SQ fleet today.

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User currently offlineUadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12265 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
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Quoting Solnabo (Reply 7):
SQ got rid of B757 in the 90´s (to small) in favor of A310´s.

The reason was because the A310 performed better then B757, ie fuel burn, cargo limit etc, if the B757 performed better then the A310 then more B757s would have been ordered. SQ ordered both types to trial them to see which model performed better


User currently offlineSingaporegirl From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 302 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

i kind of miss the a310s actually. if i'm not mistaken some of them are now flying for air paradise of bali.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26691 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
The reason was because the A310 performed better then B757, ie fuel burn, cargo limit etc

Excuse me? Fuel burn? I don't think so. The 757 burns much less fuel. Cargo is better with the A310

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
if the B757 performed better then the A310 then more B757s would have been ordered. SQ ordered both types to trial them to see which model performed better

One of SQ's main reason for using the A310 was their desire to remain an all widebody carrier. The other was belly space



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12265 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2607 times:
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Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
Excuse me? Fuel burn? I don't think so. The 757 burns much less fuel. Cargo is better with the A310

A310 was chosen because of better performance


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26691 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 12):
A310 was chosen because of better performance

If you are talking runway performance, that is not true either. Again, SQ needed a wide cargo hold and a widebody for performance. To my knowledge, they never used the A310's range



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12265 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
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Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
If you are talking runway performance, that is not true either. Again, SQ needed a wide cargo hold and a widebody for performance. To my knowledge, they never used the A310's range

Then if that was the case then how come SQ operated the B757 and A310 side by side for comparasion when it would be obvious that the B757 would not match a wide bodys cargo benefits over a narrow bodys cargo space?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26691 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Quoting 777ER (Reply 14):
Then if that was the case then how come SQ operated the B757 and A310 side by side for comparasion when it would be obvious that the B757 would not match a wide bodys cargo benefits over a narrow bodys cargo space?

Because they wanted to see if they could still benefit from its lower trip-costs, lighter weight, lower fuel burn, better takeoff performance, etc. In then end, it was both an image and cargo decision



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