TAP1972
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Virgin Atlantic A340 In Dublin. Why?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:57 am

Hello

Yesterday I was returning from Dublin's airport to the city center on the aircoach bus and saw a VS A340 about to land. It seemed to be a A340-300, any ideas what it was doing in Dublin?
 
greenjet
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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340 In Dublin. Why?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:11 am

VS 340s are frequent visitors to DUB as they use FLS there for maintenance.
 
irishmd11
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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340 In Dublin. Why?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:12 am

Probably some repairs/overhaul...

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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340 In Dublin. Why?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:12 am

Just to correct myself FLS at DUB is now SR Technics.
 
irishmd11
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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340 In Dublin. Why?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:20 am

Who bought out Team Aer Lingus, FLS or SR?

Weren't they doing quite well for themselves, before being saddled by trade unions a few years ago?

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TAP1972
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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340 In Dublin. Why?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:22 am

Quoting Greenjet (Reply 1):
VS 340s are frequent visitors to DUB as they use FLS there for maintenance

Ok, I wasn't aware of that. Thanks guys.
 
djmatthews
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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340 In Dublin. Why?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:12 am

Isn't the A340 there to have its Upper Class Suite installed?
 
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RE: Virgin Atlantic A340 In Dublin. Why?

Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:22 am

Quoting IrishMD11 (Reply 4):
Who bought out Team Aer Lingus, FLS or SR?

FLS Did, I think it was some kind of joint venture for a while as it was called TEAM FLS, FLS has subsequently been taken over by SR.