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User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4641 times:

hi everyone!
sooo long i wanted to start this topic, but always forget. finally i found the right moment so i will start this topic about something i'm very curious about...
what is going on with this beautiful qatar a340-500?

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is it flying for the government? where is it located.. and how comes we haven't seen a pic since 2003?

cheers,
chris


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User currently offlineEDDM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4632 times:

Planespotters says it's "stored".

User currently offlineEDDM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

At BOD, allegedly. (cite)

User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4624 times:

stored??? a brand new airplane freshly delivered? kinda strange...
maybe His Highness keeps it in his garden, so he can look at it every morning... it truly is a beautiful plane  Wink

chris



Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineEDDM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4598 times:

Quoting ChrisZRH (Reply 3):
stored??? a brand new airplane freshly delivered? kinda strange...

Not really:

Quoting airwise.com:
According to Skyliners-Aviation, the A345 has been flown from TLS to BOD for VIP outfitting. Wonder when delivery for this aircraft will take place.

http://forum.airwise.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3574.html


User currently offlineAntskip From Australia, joined Jan 2006, 932 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4563 times:

As it is a VIP aircraft, it will never fly for the airline, but for VIP's of the govt.
http://forum.airwise.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3653.html.


User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4527 times:

ah so it's still going VIP fitting? does this take so long?


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User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4463 times:

Quoting ChrisZRH (Reply 6):
ah so it's still going VIP fitting? does this take so long?

Depending on the size of the aircraft and cabin it's getting, anywhere around 6 months to 2 years for big aircraft.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4360 times:

Bit off topic, but there´s a 346 VIP config. plane, any info who order it?

Sultan of Brunei?

Micke//SWE  Confused



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4256 times:


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A7-HHH is the reg under the wing, nothing in the DB though  Sad

Tom.



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User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4202 times:

I just got this personal message from a non-a.net member, who wishes to get this info shared

"The aircraft finished all of the modifications two weeks ago, we will deliver it on the 30th of March 2006. It is fully VIP fitted, there is two bedrooms, private office, dining room, and two seprated saloons."

guess everything is solved now.. and we can await the first pictures in a few weeks....

chris



Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3844 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 8):
Bit off topic, but there´s a 346 VIP config. plane, any info who order it?

Sultan of Brunei?

Its been ordered by A saudi company and will be availible for lease/charter. Forget their name though.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3658 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 9):
A7-HHH is the reg under the wing, nothing in the DB though

See the captions for the picture.



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User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3153 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2686 times:
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Quoting ChrisZRH (Thread starter):
Its been ordered by A saudi company and will be availible for lease/charter. Forget their name though

National Air Service IIRC.



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