DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 50 Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2896 times:
Quoting VivaGunners (Reply 2): I guess some A340s could come from Air Canada as well. Aren't they going to receive some of their 4 B773ERs in 2007?
Yes, in 2007, but above it says they will be added this year, which eliminates the ex-AC planes as candidates. That said, I have absolutely no idea who is retiring any A340s and neither know of any in storage.
As for the 744s, aren't there still a few 744s in storage in SoCal, on which UA rejected the leases?
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 9073 posts, RR: 13 Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2682 times:
I just wonder if Transaero can fill all these aircraft yearround. Can they afford so many aircraft? And why both Boeing and Airbus which is more expensive to operate. I smell political involvement here, am I right?
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2957 posts, RR: 30 Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
They really need to do some cosmetic improvements in my opinion. A few of their 763ER are in absolutely horrible condition, really dirty and nasty aircraft. Their 747 is used to Tel Aviv if I remember correctly, so that plane is probably nice, as it is very new. But a interior would not hurt them. I can't imagine flying to Montreal on those 763s, a 4 hours flight was enough for me on one of those.
FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2347 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2050 times:
About A340s , i am just thinking of the Jet aw machines which are leased from SAA.The very 1st A330 for Jet aw has already done its first flight and should replace these A340s which have to be returned.If SAA doesn't need them , maybe they can lease them to Transaero ?
There are at least six still on order. Airbus sold three last year (Air Mauritius?) and Finnair ordered three just last month.
Quoting Lazyshaun (Reply 13): In that case could these 343 be made on a different line to the a345/6?
All A330s and A340s are made on the same line. So long as that line exists I can't imagine why Airbus would need to establish a separate one for the A343. Unless, I suppose, demand for the A343 was so great that they needed a second line...
Quoting Lazyshaun (Reply 13): Emirates not in a hurry to phase out their 343 are they
The Emirates planes are all owned by and leased from Boeing. As I recall, the lease agreements are until the end of this decade or thereabouts. I don't see these A343s leaving the EK fleet until they're replaced by 787s or A350s.
PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 3987 posts, RR: 93 Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
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Quoting PM (Reply 15): Airbus sold three last year (Air Mauritius?)
That is correct sir
Quoting PM (Reply 15): The Emirates planes are all owned by and leased from Boeing.
Not anymore. Boeing have started to dispose of the A343s they took on trade from SQ. Boeing Capital recently sold 2 to WOLF LLC as subsidiary of Willis Lease Finance Corporation, whilst the airplanes remain on lease to EK, EK has the right to "put" the airplanes back to the Leasing entity at anytime they wish. Oasis Leasing, based in Dubai, recently purchased 25 Airbus airplanes which were on lease to various airlines, from Airbus' Finance division. Some A343s were included in this package. Oasis is in partnership with WOLF LLC. So perhaps some of these may end up being the frames if EK disposes of them. WOLFs were to go to a Turkish carrier Atlasaero(?) but financial difficulties have prevented this from taking place.