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Etihad Airways Has Received A New A340.600  
User currently offlineEtihadAirways From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9087 times:

Etihad Airways the National career of the United Arab Emirates has received a new A340.600. This brand new airplane will be the second A346 in Etihads fleet. It's registered as A6-EHF.


As of now Etihad airways fleet is

1 A320
13 A330.200 (tow will leave the fleet soon A6-EYV/W to Air One)
1 A340.300
4 A340.500
2 A340.600

1 B767.300ER
5 B777.300ER

The total of the fleet is 27 Airplanes. Also there are 3 A300.600 for Etihad Crystal Cargo division.

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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9019 times:
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When will the seat maps be "revamped"? They have been unavailable for ages...

Good to see more A346 grace the skies, they look nice in EY's colourscheme.



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User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 8896 times:

What's the deal of these middle east carriers having a "widebody only" fleet? can't believe there is a slot shortage in middle east hubs like in Japan.........

When most of the business is looking for flexibility (i.e more frequencies) while keeping capacity (i.e. smaller a/c) these people are going the opposite way  Yeah sure

I've never been to that part of the world but I understand there are a lot of routes well within the reach of modern, efficient and proven narrowbodies like A32S or B73NG, I can see the arabic peninsula itself, east africa, pakistan and india, southeast europe, etc.



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User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8673 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 2):
What's the deal of these middle east carriers having a "widebody only" fleet?

Well Etihad have veered away from this business model and will now also operate narrowbodies, which makes perfect sense given that next door neighbour, a well-established EK, still successfully maintains a widebody only fleet.

Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineSAS A340 From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 778 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8672 times:

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 2):
"widebody only"

Well,they do have one A320 and there will probably be a couple more later on  Silly



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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8672 times:

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 3):
Well Etihad have veered away from this business model and will now also operate narrowbodies

How many A320s should EY receive ?


User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1653 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8613 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 5):
How many A320s should EY receive ?

A total of 6.

Roni



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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8566 times:

Are these going on the LHR run?

The A345 in EY livery is one of the most stunning combinations I've ever seen. I imagine the A346 looks equally glorious.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineTreeHillRavens From Malaysia, joined Jun 2007, 397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8458 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 1):
When will the seat maps be "revamped"? They have been unavailable for ages...

Yeah, i was wondering the same.


User currently offlineCayMan From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 905 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8394 times:

Where are the 345s/346s operating?

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4870 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8193 times:

Hopefully EY have more luck with this 346 than QR with theirs. A QR 346 has gone tech on me 2 out of 3 times I've been scheduled to fly on one.

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 2):
What's the deal of these middle east carriers having a "widebody only" fleet?

QR, EY, IY, G9, SV, KU, WY, GF all operate narrow bodies so I'm not really sure what you're talking about. Maybe you're blanketing the entire region based on the fact that EK don't operate any narrows.

Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 2):

When most of the business is looking for flexibility (i.e more frequencies) while keeping capacity (i.e. smaller a/c) these people are going the opposite way Yeah sure

The shift of industries in the region is the main reason for high usage of wide bodies. Diversifying from traditional stream of income the governments in the area are developing, finance, technology and tourism. To make these viable and appealing there needs to be a cost incentive to draw people there. Dumping capacity, lowers prices and stimulates growth. The reason EK is so big and getting bigger is that it is fueling Dubai (and the region), not the other way round which is how most of us aviation enthusiasts see it.


YOWza



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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7993 times:

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 6):
A total of 6.

Thanks for that!

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 7):
Are these going on the LHR run?

I don't know about LHR, but it was seen at YYZ four days ago.


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7955 times:

Any idea when they are going to upgrade the A340-500 on EY100 (JFK-AUH) to an A340-600?


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7898 times:

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 11):
Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 7):
Are these going on the LHR run?

I don't know about LHR, but it was seen at YYZ four days ago.



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Beautiful... absolutely beautiful.... Thanks for that.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineAwthompson From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 473 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7707 times:

I saw A6-EHE overfly my home just north of Belfast in Northern Ireland at 21:19 local time on 28th August. It had just crossed the Atlantic and was approx halfway through flight ETD140 from JFK to AUH and routing MIMKU-REMSI. Through binoculars it did look beautiful at dusk.

User currently offlinePlanesavvy From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 7159 times:

They have just started the 346 flying into Heathrow recently. One thing peculiar about EY's 346 is that it has no "hold 5". This is the same as their 345. I understood the "hold 5" on a 345 was used up by crew rest area. But it is strange that would be the same on the 346. I must admit their scheme does look good on these longer 340s as well!

User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6489 times:

Why does Eithad have the 773ER and the A346?

User currently offlineTreeHillRavens From Malaysia, joined Jun 2007, 397 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 6264 times:

Quoting Planesavvy (Reply 15):
One thing peculiar about EY's 346 is that it has no "hold 5". This is the same as their 345. I understood the "hold 5" on a 345 was used up by crew rest area.

What is "hold 5" ?


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6882 posts, RR: 63
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5906 times:

Quoting EtihadAirways (Thread starter):
This brand new airplane will be the second A346 in Etihads fleet. It's registered as A6-EHF.

A small piece of trivia...

This plane is the 300th A330/A340 with RR engines.  Smile


User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5674 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 16):
Why does Eithad have the 773ER and the A346?

I know I'll get flamed for this, but imo they only took the 77W, because they could get it earlier. Their recent additional order of 4 A346, while operating 77Ws, speaks for itself.


User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5368 times:

When will the rest of the B763S and A340-300 leave, I gues when the 2 A332's leave all other A332's that will remain then will be the ones that were directly ordered by Ethidad and feature their interior, no?

User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5319 times:

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 20):
When will the rest of the B763S and A340-300 leave

They only have one of each, and AFAIK this has always been like that. Now the B763 is used for the Amiri Flight in a VIP config.

http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=ETI&al_op=1


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5295 times:

this was seen at LHR for the first time on the 2nd of Sept.
very nice too

dave


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5021 times:

JET AIRWAYS has a new B773ER its in at LHR as a first visit VT-JEE

and Asiana B777 is a new one HL7756 due lhr around 17:20 this evening also a first visit

dave


User currently offlineScotland1979 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 548 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 4997 times:
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Yeah! It was nice plane I saw at YYZ on Sept 1st with Parr Yonemoto and among with other spotters out there. A6-EHF is new registration as well, it is A340-642X according to ATDB. Do not forget to add "X" which is the correct one.


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25 OceansWorld : From what I know, all A346s produced now are -642X (High Gross Weight).
26 Musapapaya : Did you know what actually went wrong with the plane?
27 YOWza : Not specifically no, but as you can imagine I asked an FA what the reason for the sub was and got the usual "equipment problem" spiel. In fact I flew
28 Musapapaya : Is it possible that it was due to the lower loads on the flights so there was a sub? I mean this is also possible per your observation.....
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