airish
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AI To Convert Some A310s To Freighters

Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:15 pm

This tender http://mmd.airindia.co.in/aimmd/tender/P%20TO%20F%20-%20A3100.html

has been issued it was listed as Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion of A310-304 Aircraft

This must mean that AI is looking to convert some of its A310s into freighters.
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aseem
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RE: AI To Convert Some A310s To Freighters

Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:39 pm

very true! as of now AI does not have any dedicated freighters, hence miniscule market share as far as freight traffic is concerned. Understandably, in a developing market freight is equally if not more important as pax traffic.

A310 shall be an obvious choice over B742 as a freighter, as it still quite uncertain how much initial load they'll get.

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VictorTango
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RE: AI To Convert Some A310s To Freighters

Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:55 pm

Yes it definitely means that AI will be converting two of their A310s namely VT-EQS (cn538) delivered on 24/08/1990 (Krishna) and VT-EQT (cn544) delivered on 30/08/1990 (Narmada)

Here are the two aircraft due to be converted.


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IMO European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) & Flight Structures, Inc are the two companies who are currently involved in the conversion of A310s.

Seems to be a good move.

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aseem
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RE: AI To Convert Some A310s To Freighters

Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:07 am

Yes it definitely means that AI will be converting two of their A310s namely VT-EQS (cn538) delivered on 24/08/1990 (Krishna) and VT-EQT (cn544) delivered on 30/08/1990 (Narmada)

any particular reason why these two?
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karan69
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RE: AI To Convert Some A310s To Freighters

Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:49 am

Its definitly a good move, afterall being the worlds largest A310 pax operator finally paid off
 
IndianGuy
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RE: AI To Convert Some A310s To Freighters

Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:26 am

SHouldnt AI convert their oldest frames first? I mean these 1990 deliveries?

This conversion idea seems to be a good idea though! COnsidering that more and more passengers are choosing to shift their loyalties from Air India, its good that they are looking for alternate revenue options!

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