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State Of Qatar A340  
User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1350 times:

Hi Folks,

Have spotted the A342 / State of Qatar (A7-HHK), here in FRA parked near the maintainance hangers.

Does anyone know the history of this plane? was Qatar the first operator or did they buy it from some other operator?

Thanks for any input
Best regards
Amir

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12475 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1330 times:

No.26 was delivered in 1993 and appears to have been with the Qatar government since then.

The gov't now has 3 VIP jetliners - an A310, an SP and an A340 - for those days when you just can't decide how to get to London with your entourage. Oh, the agony of choice.

(Seriously, you can often see the Qatari gov't acft at Heathrow; I saw the 310 on my last visit.)


User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

thanks Kaitak!

Rgds
Amir


User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Wasn't the A340-200 purchased from Lufthansa?

User currently offlineIvo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

The A340-200 was delivered new to Lufthansa Technik for VIP interior fittings and delivered to Qatar.
They had an A320-200 delivered a few months ago, c/n 927 registration A7-AAG.

Ivo


User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

No that one wasnt> The guy from Brunei bought
up a 340 and a 744 from Lufthansa because he
was impatient. Those planes as well as the Qatari
340 got their interiors/refuerbishment in Hamburg.
Also a 340 SU-GGG that went to the Egyptian Government of Mubarak as well as Saudi HZ-MH1
(his majesty) a 743 and a VIP SP for the UAE. All are/were prominent visitors in Hamburg for checkups!
Amir nice to know you live in Germany. I grew up
in Hamburg myself but moved near Atlanta in 95.
Salam.
Advancedkid (727-230Advanced) D-ABKT


User currently offlineEagleone From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

Qatar Amiri Flight (now Qatar Airways) :

- Airbus 310-300 A7-AAF c/n 473 (ex F-ODSV)
- Airbus 320-200 A7-AAG c/n 927 (ex F-WWBA)
- Airbus 340-200 A7-HHK c/n 026 (ex F-WWJQ)
- Boeing 747SP A7-AHM c/n 21786/413 (ex A7-ABM, for sale)
- Boeing 747SP VP-BAT c/n 21648/367 (ex VR-BAT, leased from WorldWide Aircraft Holding Co.)
- Dassault Falcon 900 A7-AAE c/n 94 (ex F-WWFC)

Sultan of Brunei's Flight :

- Airbus 340-200 V8-BKH c/n 046 (ex V8-PJB, Royal Brunei Airlines colours)
- Airbus 340-200 V8-AC3 c/n 204 (ex F-WWJB, stored in white colours)
- Boeing 747-400 V8-AL1 c/n 26426/910 (ex D-ABVM)
- Boeing 767-200ER V8-MHB c/n 25537/517 (ex V8-MJB, Royal Brunei Airlines colours)
- Gulfstream V V8-007 c/n 515 (ex N599GA)


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