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Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:27 pm

 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:31 pm

Way long....Way way long.
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:42 pm

Whatta beaty!!!!!
Never-ending airbus
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:52 pm

I think it looks great! Can't wait to see it soon in Hong Kong!

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:52 pm

Hello,
how many A340-600 has Cathay ordered and on which routes will they be deployed?
Do they have also some A340-500 on order?

Ciao

Stefano
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:52 pm

What a beautiful sausage! hahaha
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:53 pm

WOW, Thats loooooong.

Shame its not a airliners.net photo ..............
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:54 pm

Hkgspotter1,

There is not only A.net on the web  Wink/being sarcastic

Steph
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:57 pm

Reminiscent of the series 61 and 63 DC-8's from the old days. One over-stretched wiener!!

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:11 pm

Yes that's very long indeed!!

Anyone know the distance from the cockpit to the main gears?

The A346 will be deployed on HKG-TPE all December for crew familiarisation and to keep the aircraft nearby in case of engineering issues. After that it will fly longhaul to LAX, starting 1-1-03 as CX880/CX881 departing Hong Kong Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

See my related post for the HKG-Taipei schedules.
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:21 pm

Very impressive!!!

Stefano: CX has ordered 3 A340-600s

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:25 pm

Thanks for the replies.
Three examples are not so many.
I imagine that the high commonality degree with the existing A340-300 is so high that the cost won't be that much.
And I assume that CX will be able to order more if they will be pleased with the performance.

Another question: what will be the seating capacity of CX A346?

Ciao

Stefano
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:38 pm

286 seats.

What a beautiful plane...

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:43 pm

Gigneil,

Only 286 ? For a long plane like that ?

Steph
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:46 pm

I'm reasonably sure that's what I've heard in this forum and some other places.

I'm right there with you tho... no idea why. I'll guess it has to do with cargo and range.


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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:49 pm

Virgin -600s have 319 seats : F50C28Y241

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:52 pm

Both numbers are far lower than the Airbus number of 380.

You may want to double check me, but I'm sure 286 is what I've heard.

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 8:03 pm

The plane is too long, it looks like a stick. Cathay should add more color on it to make it have a better look.
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 9:18 pm

More smart words from Mr. CXCPA  Nuts
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 9:24 pm

AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A340-600 - SPECIFICATION

Dimensions

Length 75.30 m
Height 17.30 m
Fuselage diameter 5.64 m
Cabin length 60.98 m
Maximum cabin width 5.28 m
Wheelbase 32.89 m
Track 10.69 m
Wing span 63.45 m
Wing area 439.4 sq m
Sweep, 25 per cent chord 31.1 degrees

Weights

Maximum ramp weight 366.2 tonnes
Maximum take-off weight 365.0 tonnes
Maximum landing weight 254.0 tonnes
Maximum zero fuel weight 240.0 tonnes
Maximum fuel capacity 194,880 litres
Typical operating empty weight 177.0 tonnes
Typical volume payload 55.6 tonnes

Engines

Powerplants four RR Trent 500
Thrust 56,000 lb slst

Cargo

Total freight and cargo 207.6 cu m
Bulk hold volume 19.7 cu m
Maximum number of pallets underfloor 14 pallets
Container capacity underfloor 42 LD3 containers

Performance

Typical three class seating 380 passengers
Typical three class seating 380 passengers
Range with maximum number of passengers 13,900 km
Maximum operating speed 0.86 Mach

 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:17 pm

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WOW, Thats loooooong.

Shame its not a airliners.net photo

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Photo send to A.Net yesterday evening just before PlanesPictures, perharps with the next update  Wink/being sarcastic)

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:21 pm

I don't think we'll be seeing the CX A340-600 at SFO anytime soon. The CX873/874 route should be flying the 747-400 given the large ex-pat Hong Kong community in the Bay Area (that includes me  Big grin ).

Isn't CX eventually going to use their A346's on the HKG-JFK route?
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:25 pm

Yannick,

I think you also sent it to Justplanes ?

Steph
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:40 pm

Looks quite nice, not too bad  Smile

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:37 am

"Virgin -600s have 319 seats : F50C28Y241"

No they don't. They have 311 : J50W28Y233. We also don't have first class either.

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 1:44 am

A very nice looking plane. I am looking forward to my first A 340-600 flight in January, not on CX but on VS.

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 4:09 am

Steman,

"how many A340-600 has Cathay ordered and on which routes will they be deployed?
Do they have also some A340-500 on order?
"

They actually havn't ordered any. They are leasing 3 from ILFC for, IIRC, seven years. They have no -500s either on lease or order.


Gigneil,

"Both numbers are far lower than the Airbus number of 380."

Both manufacturers tend to inflate their seating numbers to make the aircraft more capable than what they really are. However, with the case of the A346, Airbus went above and beyond. If you look at the comparisons between the "standard" seating of the -300 compared to the -600, virtually no seats were added to either first or business class - all the extra capacity was assigned to the more densely configured economy section. This makes the "typical" 3-class seating given by Airbus highly inflated. In typical airline configurations, expect @ 315-330.

Regards,

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 4:20 am

By the way: Is it true that VS`346 are equipped with a bar in the Upper Class?

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 7:36 am

loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong.

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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 9:08 am

I heard from airbus that the Iberia 600s will have 345 seats. I think it's a three class layout. Even with 345 seats in a 600 would be spacious, you can just imagine how spacious a 600 with only 286 seats in three classes. This is what I call a really looooong space.
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 9:17 am

Sweet!! I cannot wait to shoot this at LAX!
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 12:16 pm

I really don't expect 286 seats on the A340-600 to be that much more spacious than others, but I do expect that 345 seats on IB will feel cramped!!
 
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Fri Nov 22, 2002 10:54 pm

What a long aircraft!!!! I have to admit it is a great looking aircraft!!
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RE: Cathay A340-600, First Pic

Sat Nov 23, 2002 2:20 am

imagine that thing doing the checkboard approach at kai tak
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