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Third A346 For Virgin

Thu Nov 21, 2002 10:44 pm

Hello,

G-VOGE, but still with its french reg :

http://www.planepictures.net/netshow.cgi?1037834154:TLS

Steph
 
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RE: Third A346 For Virgin

Fri Nov 22, 2002 10:30 am

Nice photo!

Does anyone know why the problems that have plagued the delivery of the Cathay A340-600s does not seem to have affected Virgin's aircraft? Ours have been delayed for a few months now, and Virgin have had theirs for ages. I did hear that during a heavy landing there was some cracking/damage found around the wing spar area and that would delay things, but Virgin seemed to get their ontime whereas Cathay were told a while ago that theirs would be delayed. Any ideas?
 
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RE: Third A346 For Virgin

Fri Nov 22, 2002 10:37 am

Thats a great shot, can't wait to see them in Hong Kong next month.
 
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RE: Third A346 For Virgin

Sun Nov 24, 2002 4:05 am

Hi Cx_flyboy,

Virgin Atlantic also received their first A340-600 a month later than originally planned (July instead of May). South African will also receive its first A340-600 two months later than planned due to completion of the aircraft's configuration to South African's specifications. The first A340-500 for Air Canada is scheduled for delivery four months behind schedule. So it's not only Cathay Pacific which is receiving its A340-600's later than planned. Last minute (minor) changes to the aircraft's design and a later certification than expected/planned were the main reasons for these delays as far as I remember.

A388

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