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Khalifa A330 In YYZ Today  
User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

Hi folks. One of the A330's that Skyservice leased to Khalifa was parked over by the North end Esso Avitat today. I asked some folks in management at SSV what it was doing there, but there was no comment other than " It's here already!" Did anyone else see it today?


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User currently offlineRootsboy From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 6 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

Could it be here for maintenance? or could it be back for good? Did we get new routes that we don’t know about yet? It’s amazing that this has been kept so hush-hush around the office and on the line. Maybe Russ has finally decided to expand the international market left high and dry by C3. I don’t want to guess what we could do with it because I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself. Been there, done that. I’ll believe it when I hear the final boarding call.  Smile If anyone knows “real” facts as to what the aircraft is doing here, please let us all know.

Regards,
Roots Boy Smile


User currently offlineCpt Underpants From Canada, joined May 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Actually, it was a Khalifa A340, not one of the SSV machines.

User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 5 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Are you sure about it being a 340? Have I gone blind, I thought 340's had 4 engines? And why did the SSV Mangement act like they were expecting it? Just curious? I actually saw it as I was a passenger on My Travel arriving from LGW. We went right past it as we pulled into gate C32 at Terminal 3. I was seated on the right side so I got a good look at it. The fella seated in front of me was looking at it through his binoculars and also commented that it was a 330. Maybe we had too much wine during the flight!

User currently offlineRootsboy From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 111 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

It was the A330. One of our flight attendants called me today asking me if I had any idea why RAE was in YYZ. or did he say RAV? anyways, point is, it was a "C" reg a/c and it was an A330.....an ex Roots Air A330.

Roots Boy.


User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 4 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

I knew it! As we turned off the active I was looking right at it! Hmmmmmmmm......... read my personal e-mail I sent you, we could be doing so much more if we had that baby!

User currently offlineLZ-TLT From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

sure about the A-330 being ex-Roots?
These are all ex-LTU birds. I even remember seeing one of them with canadian registration (C-FRAY) but full Khalifa colors at Dusseldorf about an year ago. Originally destined for Roots, Roots never took over this bird and it was supposed to be sold to Khalifa...but well...after sitting on the apron for about a month, it was ferried in unknown direction, apparently NOT to enter service with Khalifa


User currently offlineZp From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

Hi,
it was a A340. RAV is in Dublin and RAE is Algeria. Actually its flying today. Whatever you saw, it was not one of Skyservice A330 s.


User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Can you guys not tell a A330 from a A340 ??

User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1887 times:



Here is a simple question. How many engines did it have?
Two or four???? That will answer the question....



Cargo doesn't whine, moan, or complain
User currently offlineCpt Underpants From Canada, joined May 2001, 166 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

I have a good friend who works in ground ops for Skyservice, and he was involved in arranging the handling and slots for the aircraft into YQB and then YYZ. It was definitely an A340.

User currently offlineRootsgirl From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 530 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

4 on a 340 and 2 on a 330. We could have been viewing it from the angle that may have caused us to think it was a 330; we were looking out of an aircraft window and spotted it as we were turning off the active runway.
So, it is a 340 eh? Mystrey is what is it doing here? Hmmmmmmmm...... I'm flying in the morning so I'll try to do a little fishing. If anyone else knows, let us know. Thanks.



User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5485 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1830 times:

I thought I saw a photo of it on the database yesterday. It was a side view of it ready to take off. The photo was labled as an A340 and it definately looked like one too.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1813 times:


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Photo © John A. Kelley


Taken at YYZ on the 31st of May by John A. Kelly.

The mystery is solved.....!


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