Karan69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2796 posts, RR: 19 Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7435 times:
Quoting B742 (Reply 3): Also what about camera's on the front and bottom of the aircraft?
I think that is the standard for all A330 aircrafts or atleast the 6 A330s of EK which i flew on had only the front and bottom views,
The bottom view is absolutely amazing, while in the air it makes you feel as if you are in a spy plane.
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7230 times:
The A332/B772 is a very good combination to cover long range operations - many, many airlines have opted for this combo - the A332 and the B772 are probably the best aircraft in each of their respective classes.
At KL, the A332s will replace the 763s which are going off lease.....KL's biggest problem with the 763 was its (lack of) cargo capacity, KL makes lots of money hauling freight. The 772s replaced the 743s (both all pax and combi versions) in the KL fleet, with additional 744ERFs being added to boost cargo capacity in the system.
KL will end up with a A332/772/MD11/744 (all pax and combi) longhaul fleet....over time, the MD11 maybe replaced by a mix of additional A332s and 772s, or possibily the larger versions of the 787 or A350 families, too soon to tell. There are no plans concerning a 744 replacement at this time.
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3131 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 6214 times:
The first destination will be IAD. For the winter service, most likely EWR will be the second destination to receive the 332. In the slot allocation list for AMS the 332 is scheduled for those two destinations. However, rumours are also that a couple of flights to YUL and YVR will see the new Airbus.
The 332 offers great possibilities together with the 772. The 332 can reach every KL destination now served by 744 or 772 (just not sure about SIN/KUL) so they can vary the type easily to meet demand. It is also a great aircraft to explore new long-haul routes before sending 772's or 744's. Looking at AF's deployment of 332's, it seems that they can be used economically on long-haul destinations like NRT.