Babaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 471 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted
Thu Jul 4 2002 18:11:53 UTC (12 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 1373 times:
I believe Air Canada is launch for A340-500
and Virgin for A340-600
Jiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted
Thu Jul 4 2002 18:12:33 UTC (12 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 1377 times:
Because the A340-500 for SQ is not in production yet. And there are rumours saying SIA is dumping A340-500 and getting 747-400XQLR instead.
Both aircraft have the same range, but 744XQLR is more spacious.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13747 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted
Thu Jul 4 2002 18:25:01 UTC (12 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
Air Canada is the launch customer and will operate the aircraft in Q4 2002 / Q1 2003.
SIA is making/ has made a decision on the A345 and 747XQLR this month.
I would prefer the 747XQLR because of better economics.
HOWEVER, my memory is hazy of this as I rushed it, but Flight International said the XQLR project is being delayed. In that case, A345 will win. Shame IMO.
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Joni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted
Thu Jul 4 2002 20:32:09 UTC (12 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 1304 times:
SIA has already ordered the 345. Does anyone know the exact ranges of the respective planes (345, 747QWERTY)? I can't find that on Boeing's new website.
Brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3019 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted
Thu Jul 4 2002 20:39:23 UTC (12 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 1301 times:
The -400XQLR has 7980 nm range, the 345 has 8500 nm range. According to their respective websites anyways.
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Tsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted
Thu Jul 4 2002 21:03:48 UTC (12 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 1281 times:
SIA will decide on the 345 pretty shortly.
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N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted
Fri Jul 5 2002 20:24:21 UTC (12 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1199 times:
If SQ does go with the new 747, I don't think Airbus will push them to hard on any cancellation penalties. SQ carries a big stick. I think the 747 would be preferable to 345 in terms of spaciousness, economics, and so on.