fly707
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Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:06 am

Egypt Air has confirmed an order for seven Airbus 330-200 first to be delivered next summer , second one Feb 2004 & five remaining year 2005 .

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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:11 am

Have the engines been chosen yet?
 
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 12:25 am

I think Pratt & Whitney PW4000 are the engines choosen .
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:26 am

That is excellent news . Another A330 operator .
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:28 am

Where will they be used, European or North American routes? Or both?
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 1:49 am

They'll probably be used on short domestic flights within Egypt and short to medium haul European flights because those have been ordered to replace the A300's. Yes, I knew that Egypt Air was planning to retire its last A300 sometimes next year. They'll use the A340's and B777's for long haul intercontinental flights. I don't know if they still have their 2 B747-300's.
Oh yes, the A330 in Egypt Air's livery will look beautiful.

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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:09 am

And what of MS's 763ER fleet... have they been retired?
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:39 am

Both 743's are still operated.They will be replaced by 346's.

The last 763 was traded-in to Boeing during the recent 777 deliveries.

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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:29 am

Do we have a source on this yet?

I've found nothing on the web (EgyptAir, Airbus, several aviation news sites, etc.)

Alot of "orders" seem to be getting announced on this site lately. . .

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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:47 am

Can the A330 make YUL-CAI non-stop?

If so, then I think MS should replace the route with the A332. The 777 offers way too many F/J seats..

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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 6:38 am

As American 767 mentioned AB 330s will replace AB 300-600 & they will operate flights to Europe & Middle East .
About YUL-CAI route Egypt Air current plans that the route will be operated directly by 777s , may be in the future there will be some changes but if 330 will operate the line that can be made by one stop { Amsterdam or Manchester } .

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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:11 am

Good news - and not before time. Even if it hasn't been officially announced, this (like TAP's impending 332 order) has long been expected.

While the 332 will replace the AB6 (almost) one for one, it does offer advantages over the older aircraft (which of course, one would expect!):
- Better range; the YUL-CAI route should easily be coped with by the 332
- Commonality with other Airbus types. I'd imagine MS would use one pilot pool for the 332/346 and another for the 319/320/321, but crews should be able to transfer between them with ease.

Incidentally, saw a 777 at LHR y'day ('GBY). What a beauty!
 
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:25 am

Hey Guys,
How is is that MS have so much money to burn?? Do they make alot of profits or something?? Are they a popular airline to fly on? How is the service?
I hear Egypt isnt the safest place!!??

Cheers
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:48 am

Great news, thats even more Airbus orders. Can't wait to see the A346 in their colours.
 
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:45 pm

Are there 777-200's leased into there fleet?
 
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 3:51 pm

MS operates 3 GE-powered 772ERs
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 4:50 pm

How many A340-600's have Egyptair ordered? What are the delivery dates for the A346's?
 
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Tue Feb 11, 2003 6:34 pm

their 777s are pratt-powered.


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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:10 am

ConcordeBoy,

MS operates 3 GE-powered 772ERs

Make that five.
 
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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Wed Feb 12, 2003 3:39 am

ConcordeBoy,

MS operates 5 Pratt-powered 777-200ERs.


SAA201,

IIRC, they have ordered 2 A340-600s. I'm not sure on delivery dates.


Don't get me wrong, I'm not doubting that MS will order the A332. It has been rumored for over a year. However, just like the Thai A346 "order" that was announced on this site a few weeks ago, it seems like someone reads a rumor, then reports it as fact.

I know, I'm being very cynical right now.  Big grin

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RE: Airbus 330 Order Confirmed By Egypt Air

Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:59 am

AirNewZealand
Who said they are burning money no they are saving money operating old aircrafts are much more expensive than operating new aircrafts .
Sure they make alot of profits .
Yes Egypt Air is a popular airline to fly with .
About service their first class service was great , Economy class service is not that good they need to improve it .
About the safety Egypt Air has a modern fleet & after the last 737-500 crash they improved their safety .

Regards .
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