Spaceman
Topic Author
Posts: 525
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2000 3:28 pm

13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 9:27 am

I just read the newest news letter from justplane.com, and it reported that Cathy Pacific is receiving the first of 13 A346 from the leasor. I belive that they really had 3, or have they sign for 13?!?!
 
hkgspotter1
Posts: 5750
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:43 pm

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 9:39 am

Well I think we all know that they will get more then 3 but thats never been confirmed. The current order DOES stand at 3.
 
gigneil
Posts: 14133
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:25 am

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 9:59 am

I sent an email to the Justplanes people. It makes me curious often where they get any such information.

N
 
B747-437B
Posts: 8777
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 6:54 am

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:22 am

Anyone who believes half the crap that justplanes.com posts deserves the mockery of people who know better.
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
gigneil
Posts: 14133
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:25 am

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:29 am

In general, nobody deserves the mockery of anyone for any reason.

N
 
gigneil
Posts: 14133
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:25 am

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:55 am

A transcript of my conversation with Justplanes:

>Hi... Can you mention where you heard Cathay ordered an additional 10
>A340-600s?
>
>The only announcements to date include 3 aircraft.
>
>Thanks
>
>N


Hello Neil,
The news guy is gone so I cannot check it but it looks like it is
supposed to be 3 and not 13 so I will go ahead and change that... if
I can get into that section.
Thanks for the correction.
Rgds,
Mike


__________________________________
| THE WORLDs BEST & MOST POPULAR |
| Airline Airport & Cockpit DVDs |
/-) PO BOX 285214 (-
/ /| Boston, MA 02228-5214 |
_( ( | Toll Free Sad800) PLANES-6 | ) )_
((( | /-) Tel Sad617) 539-3226 (- |/ /)))
(\\ _/ / Fax Sad617) 539-3224 _/ ////)
/____________________________ /
/ visit us at: /
_/ http://www.justplanes.com ____/
http://www.worldairroutes.com
 
hkgspotter1
Posts: 5750
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:43 pm

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 11:04 am

Whats wrong with justplanes ?, they priovide a good F R E E service and make the best aviation videos there are.

Just because their news is slower then the news on here it does not make them crap.
 
gigneil
Posts: 14133
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:25 am

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 11:07 am

Hkgspotter1,

I read justplanes often too, but a lot of their news isn't just slow - its frequently inaccurate.

I haven't seen any of their videos, but this isn't the first time I've heard they're quite good.

N
 
Spaceman
Topic Author
Posts: 525
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2000 3:28 pm

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 11:41 am

I knew they were probably wrong, but there is a chance that they know something that we don't.
 
gigneil
Posts: 14133
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:25 am

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 11:44 am

We could only hope.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I certainly hope Cathay ups to 13 A340-600s. Wonder how long it will take them to get that many.

How many A340s a month does Airbus produce?

N
 
bells
Posts: 155
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2001 4:05 pm

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 4:55 pm

The figure 13 refers to the number of A340-500/600s being acquired by ILFC.

Cathay is leasing the first three of ILFC's 13 aircraft (eight -600s and five -500s).

I'm sure that is where the confusion has arisen.

Bells
 
B747-437B
Posts: 8777
Joined: Thu May 30, 2002 6:54 am

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 5:05 pm

Whats wrong with justplanes ?, they priovide a good F R E E service and make the best aviation videos there are.

They should stick to delivering a product that they are GOOD at (the videos) and refrain from diluting their brand by sub-standard news that makes them the laughing stock of the industry. Last week it was the new National Airlines service to PBI, this week it is the 13 A340-600s for Cathay. Almost as good as The Onion.  Smile
"The A340-300 may boast a long range, but the A340 is underpowered" -- Robert Milton, CEO - Air Canada
 
hkgspotter1
Posts: 5750
Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:43 pm

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 7:07 pm

Like I said its free and they unlike other sites don't think they are perfect  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
Guest

RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 9:45 pm

The topic of this discussion is annoying, please do not present information as a face if you are not sure that's the case.

Who is online

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos