ThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3993 times:
Wondering if TG will ever replace these workhorse of theirs. Getting real frustrated whenever I am on this planes due to the old interiors and panels within the aircraft are definitely showing its age.
Also, do they have any plans to stop flying their sole 747-300 or was it 2 ??
Kappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3934 times:
Well, they have 5 from 1998, and 8 from 1990-1993. So they are not that old. I guess they just need new interiors. I don't know if they are in any condition to order new planes, but they are still taking delivery of some 777's and a340's IIRC. Maybe if they order the 787/a350, that order will contain an a300 replacement.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8002 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3891 times:
Quoting Johnny (Reply 2): The B787-3 is too big, too heavy and has a far greater range.It is build for a different market unfortunately.
Actually, the 787-3 was designed specifically to handle Japanese domestic flying, where short flights and frequent takeoffs and landings per day are normal. This makes the 787-3 well-suited for LH as an A300B4-600 replacement.
Johnny From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3745 times:
@ Ray Chuang
The B787-3s Empty Weight is nearly 10tons heavier than that of the A300-600...
I doubt it could be operated as economically on short sectors.It is more designed for 5-7 hrs flights with 300pax and some tons of cargo.But in no way for japanes domestic routes! ANA and JAL will use it, because they have no other choice.
By the way, it will be very interesting to see the direct comparison of the A300-600 and B787-3 in JALs Fleet.Probably somebody could provide some figures for us when the B787-3 is flying at JAL?
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3668 times:
It seems that the market for widebodies is very much driven by the LR market now, with the market for A model 777s seeming dried up, only the A333 and 787-3 offer medium range widebodies, and nobody offers a modern SR model.
A contrast with the early days of the DC10, L-1011 and A300B, and even initial 762s and A310s.
it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
ArtBKK From Thailand, joined Mar 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3488 times:
Yes. TG will replace some of its AB6 soon. A couple of months ago, the TG's Board of Directors already approve the retirement of its 8 oldest AB6 (and its 2 B743 also). These aircraft are to be retired between 2007-2008. Order for more 772 or 333 to replace these aircrafts are expected in a couple of months.