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Why No A32x Freighters?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3623 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

A320s have been flying since the 80s, and I know some airlines retired their older A320 fleet, so I wonder, why are there no A32x freighters?

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25338 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

Quoting 747400sp (Thread starter):
why are there no A32x freighters?

There soon will be. Several relevant links:
http://www.afc.aero/
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-secured-despite-second-delay.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...a320-for-freighter-conversion.html


User currently offlinewn700driver From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Viscount, from your first link. . .

Service in 2012, will deliver a new level of efficiency to the single aisle freighter market - offering increa

Lol. Single aisle freighter. And here I was thinking that freighters were no aisle planes, silly me.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

2012 is a year awaited by most Future freighter operators of the A320 series.

Whats surprising is why so long.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6388 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Seems as if the higher floor (compared to a 737) would be a deterrent...you would need more expensive loading gear to go up higher from ground level. However, I guess that it is no worse than a 757  


Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1300 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):
However, I guess that it is no worse than a 757

May not be worse in that respect, but the benefits of the 757 probably outweigh this single disadvantage. More range, more capacity, etc... those 757s are getting old though so maintenance could become an issue.

-J.



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