BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2193 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 834 times:
Hi is there anyone in this forum that can tell me why BWIA picked the 340 over the 763er 764 and the 772, I would also like to find out if anyone knows if the airline made a loss as it relates to the refurbishment of the L1011 as I though the refurbishment of those would have made them last up to 2005.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 786 times:
I also wonder why they chose A340 when it is so underpowered, doesn't have a conventional yoke, has a flightcomputer that crashes every second flight, has bad FBW, is made of plastic, has 5 APU's, and landing gear that collapses all the time. Did I forget any?
Well, Airbus probably gave the a/c away and let the European taxpayers pay for all of it.
Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 765 times:
No, I like it, I was just being sarcastic and giving some of the many bullshit reasons on why the A340 is soooooooo bad, that have been posted here from people who think they know a lot about aviation.
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2193 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 735 times:
This is to Wilcharl.
If this tech forum has gone down in the last year why dont you do something to make it better instead of complaining and not helping people like me who are trying to gain knowledge.
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2193 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 726 times:
I find that the fact the L1011 are being replaced is a waste of money. The airline said that the Tristars were refurbished infact the 3 that they owned were refurbished between 1999 and 2000. I think that the ETOPS is the main reason. Is it cheaper to maintain the quad jet 340 appose to the twin jet 764 and 772
BWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2193 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 709 times:
To Wilcharl My bad sorry about that.
I made that statment because the airline spent money refurbishing those aircrafts. It therefore seems to me that money was wasted in the improvements of aircrafts which could have been utilised in the percurment of replacement aircrafts. Another reason for my making such a point is based on the fact that the airline only became viable in 98 after over 55 years of operating with out a profit thus they still have long term debts and the refurbishment of the L1011 seemed to be a waste of valuble cash resources.