VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1492 posts, RR: 2 Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1396 times:
A304-Fan... remember that VS doesn't have any 345's the current A340's they have are -300's... and they aren't planning on keeping them. They're replacing them with 346's. So, I'd remove them from your list, since they don't have any -500's.
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1168 times:
VirginFlyer, engine commonality is a big issue when it comes to purchasing aircraft. Why didn't Air France place an order for these new A340 aircraft? They want GE engines for their aircraft so they placed orders with Boeing for GE90 powered 777-200ER & 300ER aircraft. Same thing with NW, they ordered PW4000 series engines on their new A330-300s because they have these engines on their 747-400s. If Airbus offers a PW4000 on the A340-500/600, they would get an order from NW.
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4111 posts, RR: 39 Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1150 times:
TEDSKI, it is an issue, yes, but it is not everything. Lufthansa for example operates the A319/320 with CFM56 alongside 25 A321-100/200 with V2500, United has a large B737 Classic fleet with CFM56 but its A319/320 fleet is V2500 powered. British Midland the same as SAS.
Daniel, Aerolineas Argentina´s A340-600 order still stands - and they want to take them next year if I remember correct. To the potential customer list I would add: