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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11061 times:
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Dear colleagues,

My thoughts were that the Airbus A310 fleet were stored in Otopeni since 2004.

What's my surprise when my wife told me this morning that RO (I must to fly to BUH on August due to a job trip and from there to London) will fly on August this route with Airbus A310!!!!

Are there more schedules to operate this aircraft? What to expect about this aircraft? What about interiors?

Awaiting your comments.

Regards.

Gerard


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11043 times:

Flew with RO last month - LHR-OTP. The A310 is not even listed in the fleet in the inflight magazine any more. I couldn't even see it at OTP. Are you sure it isn't a typo and its an A318 you would be flying on??


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User currently offlineVio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1446 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11039 times:

I've also heard that Tarom will be re-introducing their A310s starting July 22 2007, and they will be used on the Londong and Tel Aviv routes.

Regards,

Vio



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11004 times:

Tarom has introduced, in their latest edition of the inflight magazine, the A310 as part of their active fleet.

The current date for the first flight has, apparently been set as July 24th 2007 for YR-LCA and sometime in August for YR-LCB.

The routes will be indeed Tel Aviv and London, as well as Madrid.


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27232 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10982 times:

The first A310 for LHR will be RO 392 27th July .

User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10974 times:

Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 3):
Tarom has introduced, in their latest edition of the inflight magazine, the A310 as part of their active fleet.

ah well that has changed since June then. As i have to do a few more LHR-OTP flights soon, this is good news  Smile
the 737-300s i flew on were usually full the last few times, i must admit.



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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10960 times:
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Quoting Cornish (Reply 1):
Are you sure it isn't a typo and its an A318 you would be flying on??

Hi Cornish,

Business Class seat map is configured as a wide-body (2-3-2). I doubt tht the 318 configuration will be the same as the indicated... Big grin Big grin

Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 3):
The routes will be indeed Tel Aviv and London, as well as Madrid.

Hi Dc9northwest,

Madrid is not scheduled as 310 operations. Only scheduled as 737 destination.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10939 times:

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 6):
Madrid is not scheduled as 310 operations. Only scheduled as 737 destination.

True as of now. However, a more or less official statement... Or was it a statement from a RO official... (Romanian style) mentioned those three destinations for the A310's. Since they're not quite sure when they'll get the second A310 back, TAROM probably won't schedule it yet... Plus, they're infamous for last minute changes.


User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3964 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 10871 times:

New livery on the A310?

User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10815 times:
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Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 7):
Since they're not quite sure when they'll get the second A310 back, TAROM probably won't schedule it yet

Hi Dc9northwest,

From where will come back YR-LCA or YR-LCB? Is wet-leased?

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 10666 times:

Both recently had their D-checks in Toulouse... But they're not returning at the same time.

User currently offlineEYFlyer88 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 10529 times:

A little off topic but why did RO pull their JFK service?


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User currently offlineDc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2299 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 10445 times:

Quoting EYFlyer88 (Reply 11):
A little off topic but why did RO pull their JFK service?

The A310's had problems in making a non-stop journey to JFK if fully-loaded... And RO decided a scheduled refueling stop was better than an "emergency" landing due to fuel shortage. The stop in Timisoara or Satu Mare or any other city (such as LUX) made the flight not any more convenient than transferring in an European city... Plus, the A310 is not really the most fuel-efficient of planes; even a 100% LF might not ensure a profit. Indeed, they were losing money; the 310's D-checks would've put them in bankruptcy (well... see AZ).

(even more off-topic: the expensive Empire State Building office didn't help RO... Money.  Yeah sure)


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 10263 times:

Why they have de-registrated the both aircrafts?

636 A310-325(ET) F-WQAV Stored at Bordeaux (BOD) [former YR-LCA]
644 A310-325(ET) F-WQAX Stored at Bordeaux (BOD) [former YR-LCB]

So I'm not sure if they really would be back in service soon.


User currently offlineConnector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 933 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10166 times:

Accordingly to Amadeus's time table, Tarom's daily flight between Bucharest Otopeni and London Heathrow will be operated with an Airbus 310-324 during the month of August 2007.

Bucharest to London

Flight 1 Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Departure: 09:55 Bucharest, Romania - Otopeni International
Arrival: 11:30 London, United Kingdom - Heathrow, terminal 2
Airline: Tarom RO391 e
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A310


London to Bucharest

Flight 1 Friday, August 31, 2007

Departure: 12:30 London, United Kingdom - Heathrow, terminal 2
Arrival: 17:50 Bucharest, Romania - Otopeni International
Airline: Tarom RO392 e
Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A310

Quoting Viasa (Reply 13):
Why they have de-registrated the both aircrafts?

636 A310-325(ET) F-WQAV Stored at Bordeaux (BOD) [former YR-LCA]
644 A310-325(ET) F-WQAX Stored at Bordeaux (BOD) [former YR-LCB]

Since both aircraft were stored for more than three years at OTP, Tarom were reluctant to take the risk of flying them for "D CHECKS" under own registration. I assume that a compromise between Airbus and Tarom has been reached where Airbus specialists were sent down to Bucharest to monitor aircraft parameters prior to flying them under manufacturer registration to Tulouse.

Quoting RAFVC10 (Thread starter):
What about interiors?

Few years back I flown both A310 aircraft on a return JFK-TSR. The entertainment system in Y is no different from your average transatlantic wide-body aircraft, including the "classy" big screen + small monitors to the back of the bus. Not a word in the media about aircraft refurbishment along with the D check. What is to be noted here is the late deployment of the A310 aircraft on LHR route, planned initially on early July.


User currently offlineAn225 From Israel, joined May 2005, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9971 times:

Hi guys,
I have booked yesterday a flight TLV-OTP on September 9th and return on the 27th, both opt with A310. When I got to the seat selection I got a very strange cabin layout. Apperantly, in the Economy Restricted section you have a 3-aisle cross-section: AB-C-DEF-GH. This is the case from row 4 to 22.

Do you think that this is a mistake? or maybe such a cabin layout is valid?

Thanks,

An225


User currently offlineViasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 9594 times:

Here is the first picture of the A310 back in service. Now also in the new colors of Tarom:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/01yrlca.jpg


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9657 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 9499 times:

Quoting Connector4you (Reply 14):
operated with an Airbus 310-324 during the month of August 2007

They must have started earlier, I have seen a Tarom A310 at LHR yesterday July 31.



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User currently offlineZander From Sweden, joined Feb 2000, 610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 9454 times:

Great news about the re-introduction of A310 if you ask me. I hope to get some shots of those great birds soon, I didn't have the luck last time Tarom operated them. Hope they stay in the fleet for a while now then...

User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9274 times:

From Skyliner:

"Tarom has returned the first of two A310-300s after a major overhaul back to service with aircraft wearing now the revised livery known from the A318. "



http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=nav2&picid=3972


User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 710 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9183 times:

Morning all,

Indeed Tarom have an A310 back in service,

last week, twice saw LCA taxing past, looks like she has had the full works done,....absolutley beautiful.


rgds

T


User currently offlineStevenG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 9056 times:

Have the A310's been stored all the time since the fatal crash near OTP back in 1995 ?

I recall another bizarre incident with a RO A310. I think it was in that same year when the aircraft suddenly dropped out of the sky during final approach. Just like a leaf falling from a tree.
Only at the very last moment the crew managed to regain control. Must have been near CDG or ORY.
Does anyone know what cause that incident?


User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 9040 times:

Quoting An225 (Reply 15):
When I got to the seat selection I got a very strange cabin layout. Apperantly, in the Economy Restricted section you have a 3-aisle cross-section: AB-C-DEF-GH. This is the case from row 4 to 22.

Do you think that this is a mistake? or maybe such a cabin layout is valid?

Should be a mistake.



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User currently offlineEHRD From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9029 times:

Quoting StevenG (Reply 21):
I recall another bizarre incident with a RO A310. I think it was in that same year when the aircraft suddenly dropped out of the sky during final approach. Just like a leaf falling from a tree.
Only at the very last moment the crew managed to regain control. Must have been near CDG or ORY.
Does anyone know what cause that incident?

I remember that. This was caught on camera, I saw that on tv. I believe I still have that somewhere on an old VHS tape. Here you can read more about it: http://ufcna.com/DOS2tarom24101994.html


User currently offlineBAW076 From UK - Scotland, joined Aug 2006, 750 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8928 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 17):
They must have started earlier, I have seen a Tarom A310 at LHR yesterday July 31.

I was at LHR on Saturday 28th July, and I was next to 27R where arrivals were, and it came in. I didn't even know that RO had any A310's, so it was a nice surprise!



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