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wjv04
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When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:36 pm

When can we see A340-500s and A340-600s in service?
I am very impatient with these as Air Canada has both on order.

And if they follow what they did with the a340-300 calgary should be first served.

Any Info
thanx
 
ILS
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:37 pm

HKG with CX.

Did CX order it?

Also VS at LHR.
 
MDCJets
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:40 pm

I think Virgin is getting the 346 soon, but I may be wrong. Swissair had orderded them but went bust, So Virgin picked up their order. As for the 345, I can't help you there
 
ryu2
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Thu Jan 17, 2002 1:40 pm

SQ has ordered them, they will be flying nonstop from SIN to LAX and SFO.
 
Spaceman
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Thu Jan 17, 2002 2:14 pm

SQ has delayed their delivery date until 2005, the rest of the A340-500 should enter service in 2003. Virgin will get their first aircraft early this year once the testing has completed. I think after virgin Lufthansa gets theirs.
 
VonRichtofen
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Thu Jan 17, 2002 5:40 pm

Virgin is the launch customer recieving 2 of them in June of this year, Air Canada is a close second recieving their first in August.

Swissair would have been second if they hadn't gone bust.

Regards,

Kris
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Thu Jan 17, 2002 8:25 pm

VS and AC have both taken over one each of the 5 SR A340-600's. Three are still available.

Everyone forgot China Eastern !!

This is the order the aircraft are ready.

360 A340-642 Airbus Industries
371 A340-642 Airbus Industries (To Virgin Jul 2003)
376 A340-642 Airbus Industries (To Virgin Sep 2003)
383 A340-642 Virgin Atlantic
391 A340-642 Virgin Atlantic
410 A340-642 Ex Swissair, now ???
416 A340-642 Virgin Atlantic
417 A340-642 Ex Swissair, now ???
426 A340-642 Ex Swissair now for Air Canada
431 A340-642 Ex Swissair now for Virgin Atlantic
436 A340-642 Cathay Pacific
440 A340-642 Ex Swissair, now ???
449 A340-642 Virgin Atlantic
453 A340-642 Cathay Pacific
460 A340-642 Virgin Atlantic
468 A340-642 Virgin Atlantic
475 A340-642 Cathay Pacific
482 A340-642 Air Canada
488 A340-642 China Eastern
495 A340-642 Air Canada
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Fri Jan 18, 2002 1:49 pm

Guess I wasted my time typing all that !!
 
gmonney
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Fri Jan 18, 2002 1:55 pm

You can also check out Bill Harms website

http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm

This will tell you when the different airlines are expected to get them!!!

Grant

P.S. Hkgspotter1, it was not a waste of time.
Drive it like you stole it!
 
VonRichtofen
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Fri Jan 18, 2002 1:59 pm

I got it from that site too.

Kris
 
aca333
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Fri Jan 18, 2002 2:02 pm

Who will be the launch customer of the A340-500,
Emirates or Air Canada?
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Fri Jan 18, 2002 2:02 pm

Thanks Grant,

I cant wait to see these fantastic A340-600's later this year !
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: When Can We See A340-500s And A340-600s

Fri Jan 18, 2002 2:07 pm

This is the order of the -500's. (NOT DELIVERY ORDER)

394 A340-541 Airbus
445 A340-541 Air Canada
457 A340-541 Emirates
464 A340-541 Air Canada
471 A340-541 Emirates
478 A340-541 Singapore (could be changed)
485 A340-541 Emirates
492 A340-541 Singapore (could be changed)
499 A340-541 Singapore (could be changed)

The SQ aircraft may be changed as they have delayed the delivery dates.

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