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1st A321 For Saudi Arabian Airlines (Pic)  
User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6846 times:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file?i...12&prev_id=1138796&next_id=1138794


What a surprise !!!! Never heard about this lease from Onur Air !!!

Does somebody know more ? For how longtime will SV lease this plane ?

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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1831 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6832 times:

Wow, great plane, even though the livery is not complete. I had no idea SV was planning to lease A32X machines. Maybe our friend HiJazzey can help us out.

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User currently offlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2682 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6832 times:

It does not look that nice


אמא, אני מתגעגע לך
User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4748 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6724 times:

something looks funny about the 321. maybe those small engines on a long plane? same way I feel about the 753


Some see lines, others see between the lines.
User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6693 times:

Really impressive, former all-Boeing SV going Airbus suddenly? A330s rumors and now an A321?

Do they have a new livery, or is this just because of the original Onur Air scheme?

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 3):
something looks funny about the 321. maybe those small engines on a long plane? same way I feel about the 753

Same thing with the Embraer ERJ-195.


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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 6643 times:

Looks very nice... I rarely like the IAE engines  thumbsup 

User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6807 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 6617 times:

Quoting Thorben (Reply 4):
Really impressive, former all-Boeing SV going Airbus suddenly? A330s rumors and now an A321?

You forget SV's A300s which have been operating since 1984. And the A321 is just leased.

Quoting Thorben (Reply 4):

Do they have a new livery, or is this just because of the original Onur Air scheme?

Definitely not a new livery.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 6574 times:

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Quoting Thorben (Reply 4):
former all-Boeing SV going Airbus suddenly?

   Not all-boeing fleet ...
Saudia is still operating quite a strong fleet of Airbus A300.
Saudia is even one of the oldest Airbus customer, the first A300B4 (msn 24, HL7221 ) being introduced in SV fleet in 1980.

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User currently offlineIrish251 From Ireland, joined Nov 2004, 973 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 6542 times:

Saudi Arabian lease in aircraft every year to provide extra capacity for the Hadj pilgrimage flights. This has no direct bearing on the carrier's own fleet, as the aircraft are crewed, maintained etc. by the operating company.

User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2974 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 6495 times:

according to Turkish aviation website airporthaber.com Onur Air has started operations on behalf of SV for the upcoming hajj pilgrim season. The report says that SV leases

6x A300-600
2x A300-B4
4x A321

from 8Q including 120 pilots, 416 flight attendants, 30 ground handling agents, 80 technicians and 4 managers. They are going to carry 280.000 pilgrims. A very big deal for 8Q in my eyes.  dollarsign   dollarsign   dollarsign 

The article could be read here but in Turkish only http://www.airporthaber.com/hb/detay.php?id=10268


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6213 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 7):
Not all-boeing fleet ...
Saudia is still operating quite a strong fleet of Airbus A300.
Saudia is even one of the oldest Airbus customer, the first A300B4 (msn 24, HL7221 ) being introduced in SV fleet in 1980.

Allright, I actually meant all-American, they also have their MD90s. The A306 are from 1984, so it is safe to say that they haven't bought any Airbus for more than 20 years. (In my view based to a certain degree on their political relationship with Washington after 1990. I know I'll get flamed for this, so I have to say, I can't prove it, but the indications are clearly there.) Therefore I was a little over-enthusiastic.


User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 866 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6146 times:

Yes, the Onur air wet leases are for Hajj purposes. They've leased from Onur in the past as well. However, you should be seing some A32X in Saudi colours a few months later on a more permanent basis. As I mentioned in another thread, SV is sourcing a mix of A32X/A330 as interim lift until they can get new aircraft delivered. So they should be around for a couple of years at least. Those planes are to replace the 747 classic fleet which is going to be retired next year.

User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6082 times:

I believe TC-OAA, an A300-600, is also now in basic SV colours. It was spotted at MAN recently, operating for Onur Air.

Karl


User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5800 times:

That photo link doesn't work now.

Here is the new one:


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There's an A300 in similar (not identical) scheme that already left BEY. Another A321 with identical scheme is still being worked on by MASCO at the moment and will be ready soon.


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