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Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sat May 07, 2005 6:19 am

i was searching SQ's fleet on airfleets.net, when i saw they still operate A310's. are they still operated or is it a mistake?
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sat May 07, 2005 6:26 am

They only have 744s, 772A/772ER/773, A345. A380 and 773ER on order.
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sat May 07, 2005 7:01 am

It's a mistake, I think they got rid of most(if not all) of them in 2003.
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sat May 07, 2005 7:12 am

ok
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sat May 07, 2005 7:35 am

Yes all of them were retired and were replaced by B772ERs. I think either 1 or 2 are still stored at SIN
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sat May 07, 2005 1:17 pm

They may still own (i.e. havent sold yet) some of their A310 that why they appear in the list, but they dont use them anymore. As 777ER said, all A310 ops were taken over by 772's (and a couple of A320s from Silk Air on the Brunei run)
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 3:03 pm

A couple are still on lease to Air India and will be returned shortly. These are the ones still listed on some fleet lists. There are currently no A310s sitting around in SIN.
 
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 3:27 pm

SQ got rid of B757 in the 90´s (to small) in favor of A310´s. No A310 in SQ fleet today.

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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 3:29 pm

SQ has one in GYR........................................
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 3:37 pm

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 7):
SQ got rid of B757 in the 90´s (to small) in favor of A310´s.

The reason was because the A310 performed better then B757, ie fuel burn, cargo limit etc, if the B757 performed better then the A310 then more B757s would have been ordered. SQ ordered both types to trial them to see which model performed better
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 4:06 pm

i kind of miss the a310s actually. if i'm not mistaken some of them are now flying for air paradise of bali.
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 4:43 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
The reason was because the A310 performed better then B757, ie fuel burn, cargo limit etc

Excuse me? Fuel burn? I don't think so. The 757 burns much less fuel. Cargo is better with the A310

Quoting 777ER (Reply 9):
if the B757 performed better then the A310 then more B757s would have been ordered. SQ ordered both types to trial them to see which model performed better

One of SQ's main reason for using the A310 was their desire to remain an all widebody carrier. The other was belly space
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 4:49 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
Excuse me? Fuel burn? I don't think so. The 757 burns much less fuel. Cargo is better with the A310

A310 was chosen because of better performance
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 4:53 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 12):
A310 was chosen because of better performance

If you are talking runway performance, that is not true either. Again, SQ needed a wide cargo hold and a widebody for performance. To my knowledge, they never used the A310's range
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 5:01 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 13):
If you are talking runway performance, that is not true either. Again, SQ needed a wide cargo hold and a widebody for performance. To my knowledge, they never used the A310's range

Then if that was the case then how come SQ operated the B757 and A310 side by side for comparasion when it would be obvious that the B757 would not match a wide bodys cargo benefits over a narrow bodys cargo space?
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RE: Singapore A310's - Still In Use?

Sun May 08, 2005 5:13 pm

Quoting 777ER (Reply 14):
Then if that was the case then how come SQ operated the B757 and A310 side by side for comparasion when it would be obvious that the B757 would not match a wide bodys cargo benefits over a narrow bodys cargo space?

Because they wanted to see if they could still benefit from its lower trip-costs, lighter weight, lower fuel burn, better takeoff performance, etc. In then end, it was both an image and cargo decision
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