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User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 48
Posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1234 times:

OK, I must have been under a rock when this order went through. Can someone give me the details and tell me what's going to happen to their 763s?


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User currently offlineLauda 777 From Sweden, joined May 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Go to www.sasflightops.com for more information!


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User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

From SAS web site:

SAS chooses Airbus A330/A340 for long-haul routes
15-12-99

The future long-haul airliners chosen by SAS are Airbus A340-300 and A330-300. Both models are part of the A330/A340 family. The two aircraft were developed jointly, and the first versions were delivered in 1993.

These models are extremely spacious, wide-body aircraft. The fuselage is 5.64 meters in diamters and the aircraft are equipped with ultra-modern electronics.

The A340-300 model chosen by SAS will have 275 seats, with 56 in business class and 219 in economy class. Business class seats are configured as 2-2-2, with a 2-4-2 configuration in the economy class compartment.

The A340-300 can travel non-stop over distances up to 8,500 nautical miles. The A340-300 has four engines, and the sound comfort level in the cabin is extremely favorable. The A340 has become very popular with passengers in all parts of the world. Passenger opinion surveys show the highest ratings for cabin comfort. The distance, or "pitch," between seat is 50 inches, or 1.25 meters in business class and 32/31 inches, or 80 cm, in economy class.

The overhead baggage compartment offers ample space. Compared with SAS planes now used for long-haul flights, the new Airbus models offers 36 percent more luggage space in business class and 20 percent more in economy class.

The A330-300 can fly non-stop over medium and long-haul routes. SAS has chosen to equip the planes with 278 seats, with 56 in business class and 222 in economy class. The seating configuration is the same, with 2-2-2 in business class and 2-4-2 in economy class. The cabin noise level is extremely low. The aircraft has two engines.

Both aircraft can be equipped with the latest on-board entertainment systems. They also offer a good work environment for airline employees.

Compared with the B767 now used by SAS for long-distance flights, the cargo hold in the new Airbus models will increase freight capacity by 40 percent.

Several airlines have Airbus A340s and A330s in their long-haul fleets of aircraft. Lufthansa, an SAS partner, has 20 A340s in traffic and has ordered a total of 41. Air Canada, also an SAS partner, has ordered 13, with 12 planes already in traffic. Singapore Airlines also has these models in its fleet.

Important dates in the development of A330/A340:

June 1987 A decision is made within Airbus to develop A330 and A340 as a joint project.
October 1991 Maiden flight of A340.
November 1999 Maiden flight of A330.
January 1993 First delivery of the A340
December 1993 First delivery of the A330
August 1999 551 confirmed orders from 56 customers for A330/A340 (267 orders for A330 and 284 orders for A340).
As of today - 278 aircraft's now in traffic all over the world


User currently offlineHeisan67 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1112 times:

SAS has chosen Airbus as the supplier of new aircraft for SAS intercontinental flights. The order comprises four A330-300 and six A340-300 aircraft. SAS holds options on seven more aircraft. The order is valued at about SEK 10 billion. During 2001-2004, the aircraft will successively replace the Boeing 767 as SAS's long-haul airliner.

"The order secures and develops our position as an intercontinental airline," announced Jan Stenberg, President of SAS. "We will capture market shares in the Scandinavian market for intercontinental traffic and also strengthen our total position in the Scandinavian market. The order also creates potential for further expansion of SAS traffic," Jan Stenberg added.

Airbus models A330-300 and A340-300 represent the very latest in modern aviation technology. Both aircraft have gained widespread popularity among passengers on routes where they have been placed in traffic.

The A330-300 and A340-300 are part of the same product family. The aircraft were developed in parallel, but fulfill different requirements. The A340 is capable of flying non-stop on the longest routes in the world, while the A330 is particularly well suited for transatlantic flights. The affiliation of both aircraft to the same product family provides several coordination advantages; crews can easily switch between the two models and maintenance can be coordinated.

In the SAS version, the A340 aircraft will offer seating capacity for 275 passengers, with 56 seats in business class and 219 in economy class. The A330 carries 278 passengers, 56 in business class and 222 in economy class. The seats in business class are arranged in the 2-2-2 configuration, with a 2-4-2 configuration in economy class. The aircraft's comfortable cabin seating has received the highest possible ratings in passenger opinion polls. The A340 is equipped with four engines, and the A330 has two.

The purchase continues SAS's renewal of its fleet of aircraft. When the new planes are placed in traffic, the number of seats available on SAS flights will increase by nearly 50 percent and freight capacity by 40 percent. Concurrently, cost per seat will be reduced by 20 percent. The order also reflects the expansion of SAS's intercontinental traffic. The expansion meets customer requirements and expectations on fast and direct flights between Scandinavia and intercontinental destinations, and will enable SAS to stay abreast of market growth.

SAS places considerable importance on environmental considerations. Low fuel consumption, low noise levels and environmentally compatible production were some of the requirements stipulated by SAS when the planes were ordered. Airbus meets all the requirements and conducts long-term programs to secure environmentally compatible production.


User currently offlineLima From Argentina, joined May 1999, 1122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

"The order secures and develops our position as an intercontinental airline," announced Jan Stenberg, President of SAS. "We will capture market shares in the Scandinavian market for intercontinental traffic and also strengthen our total position in the Scandinavian market. The order also creates potential for further expansion of SAS traffic," Jan Stenberg added.

Will SAS recuperate routes that were abandoned like Los Angeles or Sao Paulo?



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