slawko
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Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:49 am

Hello:


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"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
odie
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:58 am

Thanks for the post Slawko! The A332s look absolutely stunning on MAS' livery. Do you know what's the registration for the 3 A332s? Thanx in advance!
 
ba319-131
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 8:20 am

Thanks for posting that link.

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9v-svc
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:35 am

Absolutely stunning .
Airliners is the wings of my life.
 
jr
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:49 am

Are they new or are they getting them used from somewhere?
I've flown on 9V-SPK.
 
slawko
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 10:50 am

They are the ex VG Airlines 332's
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:52 am

Nice pics, don't see the big deal though as they already have the A330 in service, just a little longer.
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:42 pm

Funny they covered the rego.. Slawko, do you have any idea what the registration numbers are?

I believe they are arriving at KUL today but I am not sure of the routing it is taking... Anyone knows this? Slawko, do you also happen to know what flight number (MHxxxx) did the first plane use when it left KUL? This would enable me to at least find something about its routings.
 
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 7:49 pm

Oh and is it painted in Toronto or Montreal?

I believe when it first came from BRU it went to YUL then to YYZ for painting and now back in YUL or am i wrong? Or did it first go to YYZ then went to YUL for painting?
 
hkg82
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:38 pm

Did MH ever consider the A332?

It doesn't look like anything spectacular, just the same except a little shorter.

Hkg82.
 
N79969
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:44 pm

I think the 332 is the best looking Airbus product in almost any colors. In contrast, I think the 333 is pretty ugly.
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Tue Feb 11, 2003 11:47 pm

Well they have leased it so what ya mean have they considered it?

and uhh not only is it shorter, its has a bigger tail i believe or something like that , and it has more range too. but i think what mh is looking is its smaller capacity but yet at the same time being able to keep commmonality with the A333s
 
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:06 am

A330-200 OO-SFQ was the first aircraft to be flown from Montreal (YUL) to Toronto (YYZ) for repainting into the Malaysian Airlines colors. At the same time, back in Montreal, OO-SFS was having a "C" check.

Afterwards OO-SFS was also flown to YYZ for painting while OO-SFQ was undergoing the "C" check. Now both aircraft are back in Montreal while it's OO-SFR's (the bullet hole aircraft) turn to undergo the same treatment.

 Smokin cool
 
odie
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:02 am

A330DAT: What do you mean by bullet hole aircraft?
 
ba319-131
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:17 am

OdiE,

I understand this is the aircraft which sustained damage by ground arms fire on approach to an airport in Africa.

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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:37 am

There are many differences between the A332 and the 333.

Although the 333X incorporates many of them.

N
 
N79969
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:39 am

I once read (or think I did) about a MH A330-300 that was written off at Beijing because of some sort of chemical damage. Does anyone know about that incident?
 
odie
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:00 am

The MAS aircraft that was written off was 9M-MKB on March 15, 2000. The flight was originally (to or from, can't remember) Guangzhou, China. You are right regarding the chemical spillage.

The deliverey dates for OO-SFQ was Aug. 9, 1999; OO-SFR was Oct. 10, 1999 and OO-SFS was Nov. 19, 1999. These A332s are pretty new (less than 4 years) and they are even newer than some MAS' B777.

Just wanna know since they are flying between YUL and YYZ so often, why there aren't any pictures of them around here? Anyway get ready Singapore spotters, you will probably be the first one to see them and pretty often too. (There isn't really a lot of spotters in KUL!)
 
Sepang
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:07 am

N79969,

This is the aircraft (9M-MKB) grounded in KLIA on March 15, 2000:

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The white grounded aircraft:

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N79969
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:13 am

Wow, thanks to both of you. That's what I call service. That must have been one hell of a chemical to total an aircraft. Did they replace it with another 330?
 
odie
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:27 am

MAS ordered the A333s back in 1992 I believe. All 10 of them were delivered in 1995. Since then, MAS had not ordered for any new A333s, but instead placed an order for 15 B777s in 1995 (MAS currently have 15 B777s, with another 2 on order due to be delivered this March and April I think). The A333s aren't as luxury as the B777s (no PTVs in any class).

Now they are getting 3 A332s from ILFC to fly to China, India and Singapore.
 
SA365C1
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:44 am

Hi,

MAS5403 A332 9M-MKX

has just flown over my house at FL370 in Glasgow Scotland, its flying from Montreal to Subang and time en route is 17 hrs 51 minutes.

Regards
Del Boy
 
odie
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 11:08 am

Thanx Sa365c1. This means another 10-11 hours more to go. So I guess all of MAS' new A332 will bear the registration 9M-MKX/MKY/MKZ.
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:51 pm

Can someone tell more abt the bullet hole a/c OO-SFR? Why was it fired at, where in Africa? How extensive was the damage?

Thank you very much Del Boy!! and well like OdiE said, I guess all them 3 A332s will be registered 9M-MKX/Y/Z or perhaps 9M-MKV/W/X ?? Oh well, we'll see...

Is Mas a330 reading this? If you are I thought you live nearby Subang? Is it possible for you to go take a shot or some sort? or at least go see? lol

Anyways, I strongly believe that the first picture would be either a picture taken by MAS in SZB or it would be one in Singaopre taken by the large groups of Singapore spotters.. as OdiE said, there are hardly any, if not none, spotters at KLIA. Well, perhaps there will be a surprise picture of it taken in KLIA, you'll see....
 
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 12:53 pm

Oh Del Boy, do you know which routing it is taking and where its fuel stop is? I dont think it can make it nonstop from Montreal, can it?
 
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 1:09 pm

YUL-SZB&PATH-UNITS=km&SPEED-" target="_blank">src=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=YUL-SZB&PATH-UNITS=km&SPEED->

YUL (45°28'N 73°44'W) SZB (03°09'N 101°42'E) 14600 km

perhaps 9M-MKX is doing a non-stop? well east bound normally has more wind rite? and the plane will be empty and flying full fuel and adding maybe 1000km to it for its flight plan (since i doubt it will be flown in a direct plan) it shouldnt be a problem for this plane to make it..

QF's VH-EBB flew 16000km + non stop !!
 
SA365C1
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:12 pm

Hi,

The aeroplane (9M-MKX / MAS5403) is indeed doing non stop Montreal to Subang!! estimating WMSA at time 1356 UTC (sorry not sure what that is malaysian time)

time now 0910 utc at posting

Regards
Del Boy
 
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:16 pm

Dear Del Boy,

Thanks for the info... that would mean it will arrive 10pm at night at WMSA here. Its a bit too dark to shoot pictures of it aint it? oh well... Im sure there will soon to loads of photos of it. and who will have the first? interesting..
 
A330DAT
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Wed Feb 12, 2003 8:04 pm

Sorry for getting back to you so late OdiE. Here is an article about the incident:

Sabena airliner under fire in
Burundi

Tuesday 5 December, 2000

Hutus and Tutsis have been fighting since 1993
A Belgian passenger plane came under fire early on
Tuesday morning as it landed in Bujumbura, the capital
of Burundi.

One passenger and a flight attendant were reported to
have been slightly injured.

The Sabena Airbus A-330-200 OO-SFR was
carrying more than 190 passengers
when it came under fire from
automatic weapons presumably
wielded by rebels.

The plane landed safely and stayed
on the runway for several hours.

A Sabena official confirmed that
there had been an "incident" and
that the plane would not continue on
to Nairobi, its planned destination.

Rebel activity

Troops were deployed to the scene but no further rebel
activity was reported.

Burundi has been the scene of fighting between Hutus
and Tutsis - the same groups involved in the 1994
Rwandan genocide - since 1993.

Peace talks in Arusha, Tanzania ended last week with
no progress.

Bujumbura's airport is located in a region outside the
capital that is often attacked by rebels.



The result of the damage was 26 bullet holes on the left side of the aircraft from behind the captains seat up to the forward part of the wing. The engine cowling also sustained a hit.
 
mas a330
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 1:19 am

Anybody went down there and took pix?
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:39 am

Nah. I didnt. AFAIK, no1 did  Sad
 
mas a330
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:48 am

Airbus Lover-

I stay in SS19, which isn't far from SZB and i would have been there had it not been for a family function i had to attend  Sad
 
odie
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 10:05 am

Why did it land in SZB instead of KUL? Are they going to retro-fit the airplanes with new interiors there?
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 11:57 am

I am also curious why they landed at SZB. I think it is to retrofit the interior or some sort.. Maybe they want to change some things inside to get them to be 'MAS-standard'... Plus, MAS' major mx unit is based in SZB not KUL.

Mas a330, can you go today? :P I really wanna see a shot of it hehe... j/k

Uhh Mas a330, can you drop me an email I would like to contact you or my mobile number is 012 4668860 , u can text me.
 
mas a330
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 12:27 pm

Hello.

Airbus Lover, I might try to go today, if I have the time. I'll see what I can do.

btw, I'm sendin you an e-mail now.

Cheers.
 
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:31 pm

Hey guys

I'm just back from a awesome visit of Air Canada's maintenance facility at YUL. One of the MAS A-330-200 was there. The a/c was just back from the paintshop at YYZ... it looks gorgeous...!!

We had the chance to visit the cabin which is still fitted with the ex VG Airlines interior.

hope that helped

Louis, Yul

 
mas a330
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:44 pm

So maybe the MH will fit new interiors in SZB?
 
Airbus Lover
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:02 pm

Yup, I also think soo..

But maybe they wont even touch the interiors at all??

Louis, wat was the registration of the plane you just saw? I believe the second one is still there? it was painted some time ago... and i think the one u saw is the third one (OO-SFR)?!
 
odie
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Fri Feb 14, 2003 7:53 am

First MAS A332 was posted on airliners.net.


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mas a330
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RE: Malaysian A330-200 Pictures...

Sat Feb 15, 2003 2:40 am

Just saw the aircraft fly over my house.... really low.... i heard plane engines and as i looked out my window... there it was... flying with its lights on... probably a test flight.

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