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French AF A340-300's..... For What?

Tue Mar 25, 2003 9:26 am

I was just reading the French Air Force are getting two A340-300's, do any of you know what for .... VIP, Tankers ??

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RE: French AF A340-300's..... For What?

Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:03 am

Probably for a similar reason the US has DC10's/MD11's. I would bet they use them for tankers or transports.
 
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RE: French AF A340-300's..... For What?

Wed Apr 02, 2003 1:51 am

They will be operated by the Escadron de Transport 03.060 "Estérel" and certainly based at Paris - Charles de Gaulle, with République française titles.
But they won't have a VIP interior.

All that according to a French AF member.

Steph

[Edited 2003-04-01 17:55:48]
 
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RE: French AF A340-300's..... For What?

Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:05 am

If you want to convert a A340 to a tanker, the -200 is probably a wiser choice.

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