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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

So could you use a damaged A346 and build a new Beluga out of it?

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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4265 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Why would they bother? The A346 isn't even certified as full freighter yet. It will cost a lot to certify it, the extra length isn't needed for outside parts cargo, it's usually the bulk/height. They can better use some 2nd hand A-300s if they need a few more Beluga's, or use the A-330 as platform for a few new Beluga's.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

So if they decide to fly parts of A380 (especially if the -900 becomes reality) instead of the ship/truck solution, then I see use for the A346.
Certification cost is of course part of the problem, as the design cost.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29686 posts, RR: 84
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1492 times:
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Quoting Alessandro (Thread starter):
So could you use a damaged A346 and build a new Beluga out of it?

Plans did exist for an A340-based "Beluga-style" large cargo carrier.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

It wouldn't surprise me if a new one was constructed - the A300 based variants are going to need replacement one day.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Stitch do you remember which size,-600 is a bit larger than the -300...

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29686 posts, RR: 84
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1167 times:
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Quoting Alessandro (Reply 5):
Stitch do you remember which size,-600 is a bit larger than the -300...

Almost positive it was based on the A340-300. Not sure an A340-600 is structurally sound for such a conversion, to be honest, due to the length of the frame, which already requires additional bracing in her passenger role. Even the A340-300 would be longer then the A300ST so it should be plenty.


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