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User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1778 times:


G-VOGE, but still with its french reg :



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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6812 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Nice photo!

Does anyone know why the problems that have plagued the delivery of the Cathay A340-600s does not seem to have affected Virgin's aircraft? Ours have been delayed for a few months now, and Virgin have had theirs for ages. I did hear that during a heavy landing there was some cracking/damage found around the wing spar area and that would delay things, but Virgin seemed to get their ontime whereas Cathay were told a while ago that theirs would be delayed. Any ideas?

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Thats a great shot, can't wait to see them in Hong Kong next month.

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10792 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1419 times:

Hi Cx_flyboy,

Virgin Atlantic also received their first A340-600 a month later than originally planned (July instead of May). South African will also receive its first A340-600 two months later than planned due to completion of the aircraft's configuration to South African's specifications. The first A340-500 for Air Canada is scheduled for delivery four months behind schedule. So it's not only Cathay Pacific which is receiving its A340-600's later than planned. Last minute (minor) changes to the aircraft's design and a later certification than expected/planned were the main reasons for these delays as far as I remember.


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