QatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1883 posts, RR: 10 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 11025 times:
When I was looking at the pictures in flickr, I noticed this white looking plane in Doha International Airport. It seems to be an A330-200 with RR engines (if Im not mistaken). Does anybody know whats the regesteration and what company is it from?
Oldtimer From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10229 times:
Quoting AJO (Reply 5): Well, actually they do have their own aircraft, it's just not as impressive as an A330:
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This is incorrect, the Royal Family rarely use these a/c as they seem to spend most of there time shuttling lower status MP's around. Its not even called Queens Flight or Royal flight anymore. They are there primarely for goverment use.
Danfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1818 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 10217 times:
Imagine the public outcry (from environmentalists mainly) if the UK bought the royal family and government 767's or 777's. Never mind a 747! Thats what we need, not a shity avro and an occasional A319 BA charter!
Eagles may soar high, but weasels dont get sucked into jet engines!
Airproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6828 times:
Quoting SKGSJULAX (Reply 10):
Nobody complains in the US when the new (environmentally friendly) President flies his 747 to Chicago for Valentine's Day dinner....
And nobody complains in France neither when a government VIP decides to travel with an A310, A342... They even decided that an A330 would better fit their needs...!
Oh, I forgot, we're in times of crisis right?
If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same
DEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4832 times:
Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 7): Wasn't there talks about them upgrading for a better aircraft?
Alas, it seems those would remain as they were - mere talk.
Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 9): Imagine the public outcry (from environmentalists mainly) if the UK bought the royal family and government 767's or 777's. Never mind a 747! Thats what we need, not a shity avro and an occasional A319 BA charter!
Something around the 767's size might not be too repulsive. May I suggest the 787 slot a likely former subject is giving up?