Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 14657 times:
At first, please don't flame me - I know that there is no A-340 with only 2 engines in flyable condition.
Now to the story.
A friend told me he has seen a two engined Emirates Airbus with A 340-300 written on the nose at MUC. and he is absolutely sure about this. I don't thrust him so the only possibility would be a painting failure on one of the A-330's. Anyone has seen this or heard about?
Thanks for not posting coments like "There is no 340 with two engines" or "It's the new less fuel burn version"
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13714 times:
Quoting American777 (Reply 8):
Other than that your friend just tried to give you something to worry about. I bet he is laughing at ya now where ever he is at for what he told you, which was just simply a joke.
Doubt that, he's not that intelligent to do such jokes I think, on a bad note, he really believes his 2-engined 340
Quoting American777 (Reply 8): The aircraft your friend saw must have been in maintenance and LH must have had been doing an engine change to the aircraft.
Another option which came to my mind, have to ask him if the plane was flying or "taxiing".
PHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 13638 times:
Guys I'm not supposed to tell but this is the super secret A370 that is offered to Emirates as compensation for the 380 delay. It sure looks like a 340 minus 2 engines but I can assure you it is a radical improvement over any current design. As a matter of fact it will beat the performance of the 787, 350XXLWBNGV2-Adv.
Please don't tell anyone this plane still has to go thru flight-testing and is planned to enter service in 2006, ehh, 2008, well, 2009, make that 2020 - if all goes well.
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8 Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 13398 times:
Well, almost 6 hours on Anet turned out nothing like "There is an A-330 with A-340 written on the nose flying around for weeks" turned out I guess I should take his statement there where I took the statement form the same guy about the Canon 100-400L available with twist zoom too. The Canon thing I never believed but there are small chances that the paint shop did a mistake with the decals for the EK 330.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 12768 times:
Quoting Jpax (Reply 7): believe it would have a pretty difficult time getting airborne on a typical runway with only two engines.
Maybe if it's a one-hour ferry flight, from a 16000' runway, at sea level, and it's very, very cold but dry so de-ice is turned off, and there's a 25 knot headwind on takeoff, and full thrust is used, then it could probably fly. Not legally, of course.