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First SQ A330 Spotted At TLS  
User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2761 posts, RR: 25
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 16102 times:

The first A330-343 for SQ has been spotted at TLS: http://www.flickr.com/photos/a380spotter/3064548983/

Source: http://www.digitalairliners.com/toulouse/

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User currently offlineBoeingdotcom From Singapore, joined Nov 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 16075 times:

Good news! SQ A330-300 for domestic. So where would the B777-200 under rated ER goes next? Scrap, Cargo or another airline? Anyone?


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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3506 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 16034 times:
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Quoting Boeingdotcom (Reply 1):
SQ A330-300 for domestic

Did not know SQ fly domestic.You mean regional.



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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8580 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 hours ago) and read 16013 times:
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Quoting Boeingdotcom (Reply 1):
Good news! SQ A330-300 for domestic.

domestic ! where are you expecting SQ to utilise these aircraft ...from Changi to Paya Lebar ?



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User currently onlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 15740 times:

Will the A333's replace the B773A's one by one?

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12523 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 hour ago) and read 15642 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
domestic ! where are you expecting SQ to utilise these aircraft ...from Changi to Paya Lebar ?

Tengeh to Seletar is a bit longer; these are long range A330s!

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 4):
Will the A333's replace the B773A's one by one?

I don't think there is any intention (at least as far as I've heard) to get rid of older aircraft; CX has announced plans to get rid of older 777s (but only -200s), not CX.

The SQ A333s are expected to be used on routes currently operated by two class 777s - I guess BKK, SUB, DPS, HAN, SGN, MNL and some Chinese, Japanese and Indian routes.

Any info yet on config? I'm guessing about 280-300, 2 class?


User currently onlineUAEflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1119 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months ago) and read 15535 times:

I heard that they will use the A333 on SIN-DXB afternoon flight.

User currently onlineQantasistheway From Australia, joined May 2008, 314 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months ago) and read 15366 times:

So I guess the new Business Class will be fitted on the A330 if there is enough space. Anybody know?

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months ago) and read 15258 times:
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When is the 1st delivery due?

I'm really looking forward to seeing the A330 in SQ colours, will look real nice.



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12523 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months ago) and read 15226 times:



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 8):
When is the 1st delivery due?

Well, the most recent deliveries have been 966-968 and this one is 986; it should be December or early January (I think December was the planned first delivery).


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5869 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15202 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 5):
The SQ A333s are expected to be used on routes currently operated by two class 777s - I guess BKK, SUB, DPS, HAN, SGN, MNL and some Chinese, Japanese and Indian routes.

Pakistan too?


User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15147 times:

Among the Indian routes, AMD,CCU,HYD are strong contenders for the A333, as the B772 on these routes are an overkill at times. These 3 cities may rise up to daily, as opposed to the current 3 and 4weekly flights.

Also I'm not sure if the morning flight of BOM would see the A333. If the loads were poor I do not know why don't they operate the B772? However assuming that SQ will get a better J class then the existing Raffles class, there is a chance at BOM as well.

SQ will now get a flexibility to operate an ac of lower capacity than the B772.



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15116 times:
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Quoting Kaitak (Reply 9):
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 8):
When is the 1st delivery due?

Well, the most recent deliveries have been 966-968 and this one is 986; it should be December or early January (I think December was the planned first delivery).

- Thanks, hopefully I'll see one when I'm at SIN in Feb  Smile



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User currently onlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14691 times:



Quoting Qantasistheway (Reply 7):
So I guess the new Business Class will be fitted on the A330 if there is enough space. Anybody know?

I am sure that the Business Class will be at least on the level of the Space Beds.


User currently offlineJfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8428 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 14489 times:
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The current Business Class seat width seems better for long haul A380, A345 and 77W flights then regional Business Class. I have to ecpect SQ will have what is appriate fro 4-6 hour flights.

User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14380 times:



Quoting Ojas (Reply 11):
SQ will now get a flexibility to operate an ac of lower capacity than the B772.

Not sure. It seems more efficient on routes up to 10.000 km / 5500 nm with the same capasity.


5500nm range from SIN


User currently offlineQFBA From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 14196 times:

The A330 are flagged to operate BNE in 2009

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13964 times:



Quoting LXA340 (Reply 4):
Will the A333's replace the B773A's one by one?

Huge downgrade in capacity then.

Even going from a 772 to a 333 is downgrade capacity wise



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User currently offlineBoeingdotcom From Singapore, joined Nov 2008, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13949 times:



Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 3):
Will the A333's replace the B773A's one by one?

That flight doesn't even last for 5 minutes... It's like 6-7 train stop only...

Quoting 777way (Reply 10):

I didn't know SQ served Pakistan.



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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13746 times:



Quoting Keesje (Reply 15):
Not sure. It seems more efficient on routes up to 10.000 km / 5500 nm with the same capasity.

I was thinking on the lines that on many routes SQ are forced to operate a B777 when it is not required. Ex: ATQ, AMD etc. Now instead of operating a 3 weekly B777; the A333 gives them a flexibility of operating a daily flight however with a lower per day capacity. We do know how efficient the A333 aircraft is, but I was talking in the context of the seats it offered and the tweaking of schedules the A333 will do.

Quoting Boeingdotcom (Reply 18):
I didn't know SQ served Pakistan.

It was serving for some time like SIN-LHE-KHI-SIN or something like that.



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User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13349 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Thread starter):
The first A330-343 for SQ has been spotted at TLS

Finally!!!  hyper   yummy 

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 5):
I don't think there is any intention (at least as far as I've heard) to get rid of older aircraft; CX has announced plans to get rid of older 777s (but only -200s), not CX.

SQ says that they intend to replace older 777's with A330's.
By SQ standard some of the 777 are getting old now. The first ones was delivered in 1997.

So far SQ has stated that the A330 will mainly be used on regional routes without specifying any destinations.



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User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6939 posts, RR: 63
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 13247 times:

In recent months we've seen the first A330s for Avianca, Aeroflot, Air Asia X (first new-build), Kingfisher and - once they've painted one - Mexicana. Now Singapore and very soon thereafter Thai (first -343), Finnair, Afriqiyah, Swiss (first -343), US Airways (first -243) and then the first -200F. Loads of new A330 operators!  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineCeph From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12485 times:

Cool! Can't wait to see them on home base

User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 12365 times:



Quoting PM (Reply 21):
Loads of new A330 operators!

You mean - lots of RR-powered 330 operators, don't you?  Wink


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6939 posts, RR: 63
Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 12008 times:



Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 23):
You mean - lots of RR-powered 330 operators, don't you?

Was it that obvious?  blush 

Actually, Kingfisher (PW), Finnair (GE), Afriqiyah (GE) and Flyington Freighters (PW) rather spoil the party...  Sad


25 9MMPD : I beleive you can add Perth to the list as well. We get regional configed 777s and if BNE is getting the A330 good chances are we will too along with
26 SR100 : There are already 15 343 around - we're waiting for the first 333 to replace 332...
27 PM : Uh-uh. We're talking a different language. I was referring to A330s. Your current ones are -223s (because they have PW). Your new ones will be A330-3
28 Burnsie28 : Depends on Configuration for instance NW A333- 298 Seats DL 772ER-268 Seats 7772LR- 276 seats
29 Eightball : I wonder when the SV A333's will be delivered.
30 Post contains images PM : Not till they choose an engine!    Edited for typo. [Edited 2008-12-01 01:11:00]
31 Eightball : I think that SV will probably choose GE engines for the A333, since they already operate GE engines on other aircraft in their fleet.
32 Zeke : The 333 does have less floor area, but has the same cargo hold capacity for LD-3 containers. Regionally/medium haul they both lift around 40,000 kg p
33 Coal : Assume they will also operate to PEK and PVG. I still can't believe that the overnight flight to PEK has the regional Recaro seats that barely recline
34 Ben175 : Haha, just a little laugh: In the PER international flight schedules SQ226 on December 2 2008 is listed as a A330-300 service. :P The 333 will look fa
35 Zeke : They already have the A333 models available for purchase from their shop.
36 Myt332 : Actually it's the third. MSN0978 F-WWKZ - seen at TLS in October - is due to become 9V-STA MSN0983 F-WWYZ - seen at TLS in October and again earlier
37 Scouseflyer : Was the ownership of these birds ever cleared up as they appear on the O&D list as the customer being SQ but IIRC they were always described as leased
38 PM : They have so far placed 12 (2x6) with leasing companies. The first SQ aircraft will belong to AWAS. There are 7 still to place.
39 Scouseflyer : Thanks - so they're selling the leases on to 3rd parties who will lease the planes to SQ.
40 Asiaflyer : Yes, like they have done with a part of their fleet over last years, including the A380s. Window dressing of the balance sheet all of a sudden makes
41 Eaa3 : Domestic in Singapore.......
42 Zeke : Yep taxi the aircraft from T1 to T3.
43 FCKC : Amazing , 9V-STA , STB ; STC................were the registrations of the very first Airbusses for SIA , namely A300B4.
44 AA777223 : The B773 is a significantly larger aircraft than the A333. The A333 and A343 are similar in size, even slightly smaller than, the B772.
45 777way : SQ have been serving Pakistan since 1985, starting off with 743 to some European cities via Karachi , then Middle East with A300 or A310 to Dhahran a
46 Post contains images N14AZ : Are we talking about the B 777s, for which Boeing took over Airbus A340s from SQ? And now they are replacing them again with A330-343s? One of them w
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