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LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo  
User currently offlineRandyWaldron From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 324 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

For you BOS spotters...There's a Lufthansa A300 parked next to the NWA hangar at Logan now. I'm not sure what it's doing there; somewhat unusual and interesting.

RW


"Flaps 20, gear down, landing checklist please..."
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User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

It came from Frankfurt on Sunday night. Here's the Flightaware link:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH8958



Boston, USA
User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2435 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

DLH8958 (all flights)
Deutsche Lufthansa, A.g. "Lufthansa" (Germany)
Aircraft Airbus A300F4-600 (twin-jet) (H/A306/W)
Origin Frankfurt Main (EDDF)
Destination Edward Lawrence Logan Int'l (KBOS)
Other flights between these airports
Route QUBIS
Date Sunday, Nov 05, 2006
Duration 8 hours 49 minutes
Status Arrived over 15 hours ago (track log)
Proposed/Assigned Actual/Estimated
Departure 10:36PM GMT 02:46PM GMT
Arrival 05:36PM EST 06:35PM EST
Speed 457 kts
Altitude 36000 feet



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3764 times:

Maybe FedEx is buying it? They purchase a lot of Airbus' (A310s/A300s). This is moving into the peak season for FedEx and they probably need planes. Is it a freighter, or a passenger version?

Chris in NH


User currently offlineRICguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3736 times:

Yes,

I saw it taxing to past terminal C last night at BOS around 1830. I had to do a double take a first. I originally thought it was a A340, but I did confirm that it was actually a A300. I couldn't tell exactly where it was going since it was at night. I thought it was heading to terminal E.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3602 times:

It's probably some outsized freight bound for some New England customer perhaps? I was originally thinking that FedEx was the new buyer for the plane, but then I realized that when they do that they buy the plane, then do the conversions overseas. Then they fly the planes (A310s, often) to the U.S. via Bangor, Maine under a FedEx flight number...destination Memphis, where they enter the fleet. But that's not the case here, apparently.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineRob2507 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

Sorry to go a little off-topic, but there was also an Antonov An-124 at north cargo for most of the weekend. I didn't get a reg, but it had the same paint scheme as this one:
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Photo © Andrei Nesvetaev



Anyone know why it was here? Thanks

[Edited 2006-11-06 20:05:32]

User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3391 times:

It's currently scheduled to continue to SAT today (4 PM local) under the same flight number (the A300, that is).

[Edited 2006-11-06 20:16:53]


Ryanair: never again!
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Um, actually, LH has no A300F. So if it was an LH A306, it must have been a pax version.


Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineCloud4000 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 641 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3226 times:

Quoting AJO (Reply 7):
It's currently scheduled to continue to SAT today (4 PM local) under the same flight number (the A300, that is

It's probably going to be converted to a freighter. I think their is a heavy maintenance facility in SAT that does freighter conversions. I wonder who the customer is? FedEX or UPS perhaps?



Boston, USA
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 8):
Um, actually, LH has no A300F. So if it was an LH A306, it must have been a pax version.

I guess FlightAware was wrong in calling it a 'A300F4-600.' I take that to mean a freighter version of the A300.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineLeonB1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 10):
I guess FlightAware was wrong in calling it a 'A300F4-600.' I take that to mean a freighter version of the A300.

I think that's something to do with forward-facing flightdeck, or such.


User currently offlineAad665 From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Hi,

Sorry to be brutal...but if you don't know (probably, maybe...)...just don't write.

For you info, none of LH 306 is planned to be converted. They are heavily used between FRA-TXL/LHR/MAN and others.

aad665


User currently offlineJlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

It appears to be in transit from BOS-SAT at this time. 17:10 Hrs on Mon. 10/06 EST. John.


JLB54061
User currently offlineRandyWaldron From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 324 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

Well, I wonder if anyone can shed some light on the reason why the aircraft is being flown to SAT. Perhaps some LH mx contract? On a side note, I flew to PSM a few weeks ago and also saw that Antonov. I was flying my 172....we were as big as one of its wheels......


"Flaps 20, gear down, landing checklist please..."
User currently offlineGECMD11 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2868 times:

All LH A306 are all pax versions, no cargo version.
could be a pax charter?? leaving from SAT?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26444 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2792 times:

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 10):
I guess FlightAware was wrong in calling it a 'A300F4-600.' I take that to mean a freighter version of the A300.

Incorrect.



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2775 times:

I know they paint planes in SAT,but I'm not sure of cargo conversions.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 575 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Cargo conversions for A300s and A310s are also done in DRS (at least, this was the case in the past)

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Photo © Lutz Turba



So if LH wanted a cargo AB6, it would've made more sense to stay close to home. Unless of course the airframe involved has been sold to a US party.



Ryanair: never again!
User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4681 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):
Incorrect.

N1120A, as ChrisNH thought, the A300F4-600 is indeed a freighter version of the A300-600.



Exceptions confirm the rule.
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 19):
N1120A, as ChrisNH thought, the A300F4-600 is indeed a freighter version of the A300-600.

LOL...Thanks. I knew the 'F' didn't stand for Fishsticks  highfive 


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 11):
I think that's something to do with forward-facing flightdeck, or such

Dont most flightdecks face foward?  Wink



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