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Tarom Receives It's First A318  
User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5822 times:



TAROM of Romania receives its first new Airbus A318
15 November 2006

Romanian national carrier TAROM received the first of four A318 aircraft at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg on Wednesday 15th November.

President and CEO of TAROM, Gabriel Dumitrescu said at the delivery ceremony in Hamburg that "The aircraft you see here is an indication of our future modernization plans, to be one of the major players in the expanding European marketplace. We are moving in the right direction, and receiving the A318, which is the most modern aircraft in its category, will push us further in our journey to the top."


http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...ses_items/06_11_15_TAROM_a318.html

Regards,
Wings


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User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4880 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5801 times:

Looking good. Way to go!


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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5774 times:

Why do I keep thinking Tarom are based in South America? I mean they're not!

Still, funny looking little bus there.



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User currently offlineF22KA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5756 times:

Looks ridiculous in comparison to the 737-700s TAROM got a few years back. WTF were these people thinking?!

User currently onlineLY777 From France, joined Nov 2005, 2702 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5753 times:

It really looks ugly, sorry


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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5740 times:

Looks bland, unimaginative!

Up there with MX's new boring scheme.



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User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3397 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5689 times:

Are you sure that pic hasn't been photoshopped to make the plane shorter Big grin

User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Well folks I think that all have actually missed out on the most important point, which is Tarom taking delivery of it's first A318. This also makes Tarom the 4th airline to operate the A318.

So it seems that the only airlines which have ordered the A318 and have yet received any example is LAN which has an order for 20 x A318 (PW6000) due early next year.

Regards,
Wings



Aviation Is A Passion.
User currently offlineKrasof From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5588 times:

Is that the german flag just below the wing???

User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

Quoting Krasof (Reply 8):
Is that the german flag just below the wing???

Yes, because apparently, the plane is (still) registered in Germany. Maybe because it was produced in Hamburg?

SailorOrion


User currently offlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5727 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Quoting Krasof (Reply 8):
Is that the german flag just below the wing???

Airbuses have either French or German flag/registration for the delivery flight, just as Boeings have U.S. one*.

A318 is a cute little plane, no matter how dull the livery may be.


* http://www.planes.cz/en/photo/1007718

[Edited 2006-11-16 13:38:23]

User currently offlineTaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Operating only A318s is a dumb idea. This airplane was designed to be complementary in large A32X fleets. It's high CASM makes Tarom vulnerable to any competitor with decent fleet. Congratulation to our corrupted idiots leaders. (they cannot be only corrupted, they must be also idiots)

User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5700 posts, RR: 24
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

YAY!! Now THIS is a cute llil baby bus....LOVE IT!


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User currently offlineWingedarrow From Italy, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

TaromA380, if in your nickname lies a secret project please let us know, otherwise your ideas of fleet improvement are a little bit too bold  Smile IMHO I think that this new aircraft is perfectly suited for Tarom's market and network, definitely a good solution to (hopefully) replace the old 737s.

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User currently offlineTaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

You are a bit too optimistic, the A318 alone isn't at all "perfectly suited" for any market & network. It's an economical nonsense. It would makes some sense only in large A32X fleets.

Tarom's A32X fleet will have 4xA318. This is mockery, even if you takes lot of bribe.


User currently offlineWingedarrow From Italy, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5595 times:

Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 11):
This airplane was designed to be complementary in large A32X fleets.



Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 14):
Tarom's A32X fleet will have 4xA318.

How many other aircrafts belonging to the A320 family have they planned to buy? If the role of the A318 is to be a complementary plane and Tarom has other A32X units in order, where is the nonsense?



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User currently offlineTaromA380 From Romania, joined Sep 2005, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5591 times:

Tarom hasn't any other A32X order !

User currently offlineWingedarrow From Italy, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5592 times:

Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 14):
Tarom's A32X fleet will have 4xA318.

This sentence led me out of the way.



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User currently offlineConnector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 932 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4806 times:

Another shoking rumor flying-high on Romanian media right now is that Tarom may drop its initial plans to become an associate SkyTeam member and rather join Star Alliance. Looks like STAR made a last minute offer to Tarom in terms of frequent flyer, code share, promotional offers, etc. Anyone with more info’s?

User currently offlineORDagent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

Cute aircraft, ugly uninspired livery.

User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4782 times:

Okay, let's look at Tarom's fleet: (directly from their website)

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Photo © Jan Severijns - AirTeamImages



ATR 42 - 500
Total in service : 7
Capacity : 10 B + 38 Y
Cruising speed : 474 Km/h
Wingspan : 24.56 m
Length : 22.68 m
Maximum takeoff weight : 18.6 t
Range : 1.778 Km


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Photo © Thomas Wirtenberger



BOEING 737 - 300
Total in service : 5
Capacity : 26 B + 84 Y / 10 B + 114 Y
Cruising speed : 795 Km/h
Wingspan : 28.9 m
Length : 33.4 m
Maximum takeoff weight : 56.472 t / 60.1 t
Range : 3.900 km / 4.600 Km


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Photo © Tommy Desmet



BOEING 737 - 700
Total in service : 4
Capacity : 14 B + 102 Y
Cruising speed : 837 Km/h
Wingspan : 34.3 m
Length : 33.6 m
Maximum takeoff weight : 68 t / 65.7 t
Range : 6.000 Km

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And finally: THE A318 (x4)


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Not considering the ATR, does it make sense to have an all "737/737NG" fleet, which only equals 9 aircraft total, then buy A318s? No, but who is saying that Tarom will keep their 737s? I'm not saying they won't, but Romania is already in NATO, so who else do they need to impress? ... yeah... the EU... I think Tarom will buy more Airbus in the future...

Anyway... just a thought...



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User currently offlineMazmanr From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4771 times:

Quoting L410Turbolet (Reply 10):

A318 is a cute little plane, no matter how dull the livery may be.

Couldn't agree more. No matter what kind of livery this thing has, its just too cute.


User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4769 times:

Quoting Vio (Reply 20):
I'm not saying they won't, but Romania is already in NATO, so who else do they need to impress? ... yeah... the EU... I think Tarom will buy more Airbus in the future...

Whatfor do they need to impress the EU? Their accession is already decided.

Quoting TaromA380 (Reply 14):
This is mockery, even if you takes lot of bribe.

Who do you blame for paying the bribe?

pelican


User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1440 posts, RR: 10
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4754 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 22):
Whatfor do they need to impress the EU? Their accession is already decided

I don't think Romania's acceptance into the EU was guaranteed at the time this order was placed...



Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4753 times:

I love the A318 a/c, but the Tarom's livery is not a great complement. The livery simply looks too dull!

Although, nonetheless, congrats to Tarom on the babybus!

Aerofot777


25 AvObserver : Absolutely ADORABLE, just like a newborn puppy. My favorite of the small trunkliners. Though I prefer the look of the longer 737NGs to that of the lo
26 Pelican : Possible (I don't know when the order was placed) that this played a crucial role. I thought you were talking about pelican[Edited 2006-11-16 23:47:1
27 Vio : Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. What I mean is that Romania / Tarom may have bought these 4 airplanes to show the other European Union countries that "
28 Pelican : No problem, now your post makes pefectly sense to me. pelican
29 PipoA380 : Good news for Tarom and Airbus. About the logic of it, I don't know if it's more efficient to fly 320 and not fill them or fly full A318s... Whatever
30 Vfw614 : You are trying to tell us that all it takes to become a member of the EU is to buy four Airbus ? Hmmm, you should tell the Turkish.....
31 Vio : Of course not... but I'm sure it made them look good. If they would've bought Boeing, what would the EU say?
32 TaromA380 : Flying full RJ of the same capacity is certainly more efficient and logical. I wasn't there but I think the following scenery happened : 2002 : NATO
33 Vfw614 : Nothing. Ask Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Cyprus, Hungary - or for that matter, flyLAL, Air Baltic, Estonian Air, Sky Europe, Cyprus
34 WesternA318 : Frontier doesnt seem to be complaining...neither is Mexicana...
35 Vio : TaromA380 Hahahahaha... Ai zis-o... Exact asa cum e. Oricum, sper sa fie intr-un ceas bun.
36 ORDagent : But remember F9 has a fleet of 318/319/320 so any issues with CASM of the 318 are obviated by the spares compatability, crew cross certification etc.
37 Post contains images A342 : Ce pot sa mai spum si eu - nimic !
38 Post contains images Steph001 : As avea eu o idee: traiasca spaga cu aripi Anyway, I have heard that Tarom's A318 has been scheduled to FRA IST and LCA already. For those of you who
39 Post contains images Tomcat : Hi Tarom A380. The best moment of my evening, here in Seattle where I'm now working (guess for wich company !). I've a few Romanian friends and I'm s
40 A342 : Heyho, from mid-December through summer 2007 the A318 will be used on OTP-MUC. A342
41 American 767 : The A318 is the second Airbus aircraft to join Tarom's fleet, first was the A310. Tarom still has 2 A310's but they are parked (they had 3, minus one
42 TaromA380 : The remaining two A310 are parked, normally in airworthy condition. However, after 3 years of parking and all the service hours, the airframes must ge
43 A342 : I thought they were auctioned ? IMO they should change that to 2 military transports and give Basescu a A318Elite.
44 Post contains images DEVILFISH : Now, that would be great (the Elite, I mean.) But do please give it a nice, new livery.
45 Mariner : They don't have the A320 - yet. The first does not arrive until the first quarter of 2008. But in that same order, they also bought an additional 4 x
46 CPairDC10 : Also a hell of a lot of engine and wing for an ugly duckling !!
47 DEVILFISH : There's always the PW6000A alternative. And the derated engine and 319 wing might have been instrumental in getting the increased range for the corpor
48 Post contains images Steph001 : The A318 has almost the same problems as the B736. It's too heavy for its size and is, afaik, economic only in a fleet consisting of other A320 serie
49 Post contains images TaromA380 : Yes they were (the A310s), however without result. They are waiting for his birthday.
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