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Cathay Pacific Airbus A340 Anti-Collision Lighting  
User currently offlinefreakyrat From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 884 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 4097 times:
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While driving past DFW one nighty last week I stopped to watch a jet approaching landing on the west side runways. I just thought it was unusual instead of wing tip strobe lights this aircraft had a white light on each wingtip that look like it was winking at you. Both lights did this in tandem. As the jet past overhead I noticed it was a Cathay Pacific A340. I was just curious if there are some A netters on here that work for Cathay and can explain if these are the new LED type anti-collision lighting. Thanks.

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User currently offlinecatdaddy63 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 18 hours ago) and read 3977 times:
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Most likely one of the 748F flights. I don't think CX flies the A343 to DFW.

User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2994 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Quoting catdaddy63 (Reply 1):
Most likely one of the 748F flights. I don't think CX flies the A343 to DFW.

CX doesn't fly to DFW, period. So it would have had to have been a cargo aircraft, unless the OP is getting airlines mixed up?


User currently offlinefghtngsiouxatc From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

Were the strobes blinking twice for each flash, because Airbus strobes do that? Boeing strobes do not.

User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 3794 times:

I know the 787 and a lot of different newer bizjets have those kinds of wingtip anti colision lights that are white and flash slowly. I assume the 747-8 might too because it came out same time as 787. There are a couple Delta 757s that have the LED red anti collision lights on the bottom of the fuselage.

User currently offlineJohnClipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 855 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

It's a 748F. The wingtip strobes do not flash like other aircraft. They pulsate instead. Looks kind of weird but you get used to it. Makes it easier to identify 748s and 787s at night for us spotters.

User currently offlineCX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

You won't have seen a CX A340 anywhere near DFW. The only North American destination for the jet these days is Vancouver.

User currently offlinejohnclipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 855 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Quoting CX Flyboy (Reply 6):
You won't have seen a CX A340 anywhere near DFW. The only North American destination for the jet these days is Vancouver.

Nope...now 744 and 77W.


User currently offlineHumanitarian From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

On the 748 the tail still has a strobe but the wings are LED. I have also noticed that some airlines are upgrading to LED's on older aircraft.

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