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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1836 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10925 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?




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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10904 times:

It's A7-HHM, a Royal Flight aircraft.


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1836 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 10869 times:

Thanks! But, do you know why this aircraft wasnt painted in the QR livery? How come it is incomplete?


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User currently offlineKU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10681 times:



Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
It seems to be an A330-200 with RR engines

It is not RR engines. They are GE or PW for sure.

RR engines looks very ugly on the A330's but GE and PW looks much nicer.



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User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 10640 times:



Quoting KU747 (Reply 3):
RR engines looks very ugly on the A330's but GE and PW looks much nicer.

Now, I COMPLETELY agree with you!

They look too long!

These aircraft are used for the royal families, unlike our royal family(!) (who do not seem to have their own aircraft)!!

Sam



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User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 10357 times:



Quoting Seemyseems (Reply 4):
These aircraft are used for the royal families, unlike our royal family(!) (who do not seem to have their own aircraft)!!

Well, actually they do have their own aircraft, it's just not as impressive as an A330:

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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5820 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10279 times:

They're GE engines, on a A332.
Definitely GE CF6-80s.


User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 10183 times:



Quoting AJO (Reply 5):
Well, actually they do have their own aircraft, it's just not as impressive as an A330:

Wasn't there talks about them upgrading for a better aircraft?

The Emperor of Japan has a whole B747-400 to himself!

I know the Dutch Royal family have a Fokker 28 or 70.



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User currently offlineOldtimer From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 191 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 10129 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.



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User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1813 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 10117 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!


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User currently offlineSKGSJULAX From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7347 times:
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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!

Nobody complains in the US when the new (environmentally friendly) President flies his 747 to Chicago for Valentine's Day dinner....



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User currently offlineAirproxx From France, joined Jun 2008, 636 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6728 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?  banghead 



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User currently offlineTJCAB From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6448 times:



Quoting KU747 (Reply 3):
RR engines looks very ugly on the A330's but GE and PW looks much nicer.

COMPLETELY disagree. IMO, they're the best looking 330's are The Trent powered ones. So sleek so elegant. I love to see everything disguised and covered up.


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4992 times:



Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
It seems to be an A330-200 with RR engines



Quoting KU747 (Reply 3):
It is not RR engines. They are GE or PW for sure.



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 6):
They're GE engines, on a A332.

This is an A330-203 so they are CF6-80E1A3 engines.


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4836 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4732 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?  Wink

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/aerospace/archives/162337.asp

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...oeing-787-final-assembly-line.html



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