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Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:55 am

Airbus is donating one million Euros to the international Red Cross and sending one of their Belugas to the affected region to help for large transports.


http://www.airbus.com/dynamic/media/index.asp
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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:59 am

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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:13 am

Good for Airbus, and the article says "at least one million" so they might donate more.
Just out of curiosity, having one begluga down in SE Asia, will that somehow affect Airbus' production line (I don't mean to be insensitive, it's great that they're doing it - it's more of a question as to whether they utilize all of their belugas at all times for production).

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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:24 am

They do not use all the Belugas for their production all the time.

The Belugas are available as contract cargo carriers.

I think they still use the Guppies, even.

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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:36 am

Does this mean that the Beluga flies free for the organisations, or they have to pay the operational expenses? And do they carry goods, vehicles or both?
 
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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:13 pm

"I think they still use the Guppies, even."

No, they are all retired !!
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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:31 am

and a smart thing too, having the beluga flying relief operations in asia, the fastest growing market also for airbus. good publlic relation decision!
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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:35 am

True, Macc - lots of the donations is good for PR. Airlines, companies, countries, Governments, etc.
But they can use it as PR - as long as they help.
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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:46 am

no.12, thats for sure, but i specially like the decision to send the beluga. beside from the help, its just good for airbus to have this bird in asian skies.
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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:46 am

good point NumberTwelve. As nice as it is to see the aid streaming to the affected countries, governments, corporations, etc. never do something straight from the heart. I bet there will be US and Japanese contracts down there for rebuilding relatively soon. Perhaps AI might order some Airbuses as a result too  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:48 am

Hurghada Airport (HRG) are waiving all landing fees and paying for the fuel for the onward flight to DXB.

Great to see more help reaching South-East Asia.

I'm sure the A300-600ST will turn heads when it arrives at Hurghada, Egypt

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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:58 am

Milan320, you know that the biggest supporter are Australia and Germany in the meantime?

Yes, contracts will be made soon. There's a bad word for it - called "Kriegsgewinnler", someone who makes profit out of wars.

Countries and governments can make little Publicity with their donations but shouldn't do it offensive like some countries do and say directly how great they are. Helping is great, saying "we are so nice that we help" shouldn't be.

But the idea to send a Beluga to that region is great. Lots of companies have great ideas to help.

Horus, that's a great idea, so the Beluga has a couple of stops and so the trip can be financed by different companies.

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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:05 am

Hi Horus - interesting to read about HRG's help in this matter: amazing to see how many companies are helping South-East Asia at the moment!

By the way - am I right in assuming that HRG, on a normal day, probably only sees A320s, B737s and an occasional B757?

On a sidenote - HR Info (local radio station) yesterday ran a segment on their weekly "Airport" program about LH's "HelpAlliance" and an organisation "Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen" (I think it was something like "Avians sans frontiers" in French), and about what these organisations were preparing to do in Asia...

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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:07 am

NumberTwelve, I guess in part the reason for the high number of stops is for financing purposes, but I don't think the A300-600ST has sufficient range to operate a non-stop or even 1-stop service to Asia. I'm sure someone can explain this better.


Leskova, it truly is impressive how the whole world has united in aide of this terrible disaster.

As for HRG, apparently they are also picking up some relief equipment from Hurghada.

On a normal day at Egypt's second largest airport, the A320s and B757s are the most common. The 737 and Russian jets are also common. LTU's scheduled weekly MUC-HRG A333 flight (LT658) is the largest regular visitor followed by DE's 763 (DE168) and A332s from Livingston, Eurofly (and previously Volare before they went under). MS, SV and KU commonly use widebodies during the summer.


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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:02 am

Very nice, shame its not passing by HKG!
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RE: Airbus Sends A300-600ST To South Asia

Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:30 am

Leskova, I forgot to mention Air Atlanta (EUK) have a weekly LGW-HRG-LGW flight with B742/B743s.

So the 'largest' scheduled service is LTU's MUC-HRG A333 service and the 'largest' charter service is EUK's B747 flights.

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