Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 932 posts, RR: 2 Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3345 times:
Tarom is getting ready to take delivery of its first ever A318 around Nov 15, 2006. Here are the very first couple of pictures with the brand new baby-bus wearing a slightly modified Tarom livery during flight tests @ Hamburg.
Vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1357 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3056 times:
Quoting KL808 (Reply 3): Can somebody remind me what the controversy was with these A318's ordered by tarom?
If you know, Tarom uses only Boeing jets. They bought a couple of 737s NGs to "suck up to Americans" and enter NATO. Now Romania wants to enter in the EU, so they have to "suck up" to the Europeans by buying Airbus. I think their fleet doesn't make sense, but then again, I'm not an aviation analyst. I have to say, I do like the A318 in Tarom colors.
Quoting Usdcaguy (Reply 5): They are simply "mult frumos". Now when will they rig up those babies to fly back to ORD or JFK?
That was a good try Usdcaguy. You can say "arata foarte frumos", which means "it [the airplane] looks very beautiful (or nice)".
You can also say "Arata foarte frumoase", which means "they [the airplaneS] look very beautiful (or nice"
Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 932 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2811 times:
Quoting Usdcaguy (Reply 5): Now when will they rig up those babies to fly back to ORD or JFK?
Not a chance with the "babies" although a very recent political rumor - upcoming elections !!!! - out of Bucharest says that after a three year-long conservation, the two existing A310-324 will be send down to Toulouse for D-check and refurbishment. It could take Tarom about 11 months and an estimated 48 million Euros in costs to bring those old horses back to life.
But hey who knows if this plan becomes reality, by next October, Chicago, Montreal, New York, Bangock, Beijing, New Dehli could be back on Tarom's network!!!
Since Delta Air Lines already announced starting JFK-OTP in 2007, perhaps Tarom could bring back its former OTP-ORD via YUL or/and OTP/TSR-YUL/ORD.
IIRC the A310s have already been sold. Also, the refurb cost sounds quite unrealistic. BTW, DL will start JFK-OTP soon, so that makes it even less likely. If they want to go ahead, get some A332s, or later 788s.
Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 932 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2757 times:
Quoting A342 (Reply 9): IIRC the A310s have already been sold
Never heard of that !!! To whom were they sold and when, can you fill us up a bit on that?
Quoting A342 (Reply 9): the refurb cost sounds quite unrealistic
Well I guess it depends on the range of refurbishment scale contemplated by Tarom. It may be a very comprehensive one including avionics updates, cabin configuration, leather seats, in seats state of the art entertainment system, etc.