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D-AIHZ Delivered; How Many More A340s?  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7306 times:

On Thursday, May 7th, Lufthansa took delivery of its latest A340-600, LN 1005.

How many A340s are still to be delivered? I know that there are no A340 "Classics (-2/300) remaining to be delivered and I doubt if there are any A340-500s, but perhaps a few more -600s - for IB, LH, VS? (I know there's on aircraft for IB which is in storage at TLS).

But how many are still to be delivered before we can say, "this is the last A340 ever?"

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User currently offlineThorben From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7236 times:

Backlog is presently:

A340-500 (6)

IT 3
VIP 3

A340-600 (14)

EY 3
IB 5
VS 6

IT, VS, and even IB might not take what they ordered some time ago.

Sad times for this great quad.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7167 times:

Yes, I'm surprised to see IT there; I recall discussing this on a thread in relation to Kingfisher and I believe that the 345s are not going to be taken. I wonder if this agreement might be included in the recent firming up of the IT 358s, i.e. as part of this deal, the outstanding 345 orders will be allowed to lapse.

User currently offlineMIgAiR54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7091 times:

I think IB could have a deal with Airbus and change some of this A346 for A330 and A350,

we will know more soon, Paris Air Show is close and there are rumours about that.


User currently offlineIvo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 6918 times:

c/n 1091 A340-542 Air Ukraine

Ivo


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2976 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6673 times:

is LH the biggest A340-600 operator? or VS?

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12476 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6549 times:

Lufthansa has 23; Virgin has 19. (Iberia is next with 13, but also 6 outstanding orders).

User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5605 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 6):
Lufthansa has 23; Virgin has 19. (Iberia is next with 13, but also 6 outstanding orders).

Lufthansa would normaly have by now 26 aircraft as regs go from D-AIHA-Z. I don't know if even more aircraft are scheduled to arrive or if that was it.


User currently offlinePM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 6923 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5395 times:



Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
Sad times for this great quad.

Yes and no. They've delivered getting on for 380 with a few more to come. There's no disgrace in that.

Those who deny that the A330 and A340 came off the same drawing board will suggest that 400 (-ish) is a matter of failure but those who see the strategy of Airbus in the 1980s to produce TA9 and TA11 together on a common platform will suggest that the A340 has more than paid its way.

There can't be more than a trickle or orders left to come but Airbus will have made good money on their 400 or so A340s.


User currently offlineSeaBosDca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5477 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5331 times:



Quoting LXA340 (Reply 7):
Lufthansa would normaly have by now 26 aircraft as regs go from D-AIHA-Z

They have 24 after the delivery of D-AIHZ. For whatever reason, D-AIHG and D-AIHJ were skipped.


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2976 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4677 times:



Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 9):
They have 24 after the delivery of D-AIHZ. For whatever reason, D-AIHG and D-AIHJ were skipped.

they always skip -G and -J registrations


User currently offlineTom_eddf From Germany, joined Apr 2000, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4529 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 10):
Quoting SeaBosDca (Reply 9):
They have 24 after the delivery of D-AIHZ. For whatever reason, D-AIHG and D-AIHJ were skipped.

they always skip -G and -J registration

Registration d-ai"HJ" would be highly inappropriate for a german carrier for historic reasons. Similarly, authorities don't allow "HJ" plates for cars (HJ was an abbreviation for the nazi youth organization).


User currently offlineFlyinTLow From Germany, joined Oct 2004, 521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4337 times:



Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 10):
they always skip -G and -J registrations

Nope. D-AISG and D-AISJ are both A321-200s flying their way through Europe.

Cheers,

Thilo



- When dreams take flight, follow them -
User currently offlineMUCFLYER From Germany, joined May 2004, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4003 times:



Quoting Kaitak (Thread starter):
On Thursday, May 7th, Lufthansa took delivery of its latest A340-600, LN 1005.

How many A340s are still to be delivered? I know that there are no A340 "Classics (-2/300) remaining to be delivered and I doubt if there are any A340-500s, but perhaps a few more -600s - for IB, LH, VS?

No more open A330/340 orders in the books for Lufthansa so far...


User currently offlineAmax1977 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3699 times:



Quoting Thorben (Reply 1):
Backlog is presently:

A340-500 (6)

IT 3
VIP 3

Who are the VIPs?

Regards,
Amax


User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2122 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3554 times:



Quoting MUCFLYER (Reply 13):

No more open A330/340 orders in the books for Lufthansa so far...

LH was supposed to receive another two A333's however this order was transfered to LX as they are getting now 11 instead of 9 A333's


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