Spaceman
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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
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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
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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.

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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
 
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RE: 13 A340-600 For CX!

Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:29 am

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

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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


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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.
 
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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.

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Spaceman
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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.
 
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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?

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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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.