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Air France A330 At PHL

Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:15 am

To all you PHL spotters:

I have noticed an Air France A330 that has been parked at the old overseas terminal for at least 3 days now. Does anyone know why?

BTW: This is not their regular CDG-PHL flight which was parked at it's gate as well.

Jeff
 
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:46 am

Don't have the exact reason, but if she's been here for three days I'm willing to bet that it's a mx-related issue. Usually AF is in and out as quickly as possible, so I couldn't imagine it hanging around for any other reason.
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:14 am

I just check ACARS, looks like it's the new one ZCO. I'd have to agree with Bry, definately MX related.
 
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:28 am

MX?????

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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:41 am

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
MX?????

maintenance problem related.

Actually it's there for me. I leased it from AF for a week. I got tired of Flight Sim, so I'm switching to the real thing now.  duck 
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:41 am

Quoting Trekster (Reply 3):
MX?????

Aviation shorthand for "Maintenance"

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PHLAUA
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:50 am

I kinda figured that might be it, but I thought I'd check.

Thanks!

Jeff
 
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:06 pm

F-GZCO sustained damage after arrival on Thursday 02 June. Subsequently AF365/02JUN was cancelled. Expect the aircraft to remain a few more days before returning to CDG (7 or 8 June). Otherwise AF366/365 operating as per schedule with other aircraft.
 
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:47 am

Quoting USflt1778 (Reply 7):
F-GZCO sustained damage after arrival on Thursday 02 June.

Do you know more about the type of damage ?
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:59 am

Best of luck to the station of PHL.

Must have been a lot of work that day. I am surprised no A330 station has been penalised because of it (at least that I know of). They just need the a/c back to start DTW! LOL :P
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:58 pm

< looks like It's the new one ZCO

 no  F-GZCO is not "the new one" : F-GZCP was delivered just last month ...
 
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Wed Jun 08, 2005 6:56 am

Well we have seen CP and CO come and go, and if CO was just before CP. Than it's still new, plus they are new to us. Since all we used to get was CN and CM.
 
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:09 pm

CM, CN, CO, CP are the only 4 A332 equipped with the new seats configuration 40J/169Y.

That's why you always see the same a/c at PHL !  Wink
 
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RE: Air France A330 At PHL

Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:38 pm

Yea, I know. Gotta love that 3-class config. They keep em' nice and clean.