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China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:13 am

China Eastern Airlines has taken delivery of their first A330-300, becoming the first operator of the aircraft on the Chinese Mainland.

The A330-300 will be powered by Trent 700 engines, and will replacing China Eastern A300-600 in their fleet.



http://www.airbus.com/en/presscentre...es_items/06_01_25_cea_a330300.html

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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:34 am

Airbus are on their way to 54 A330s in China (not counting Hong Kong or Taiwan) and, interestingly, they all have RR Trents. And I suspect there will be more to come.
 
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:51 am

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
The A330-300 will be powered by Trent 700 engines, and will replacing China Eastern A300-600 in their fleet.

two months ago I flew from Shangai to Guangzhou in this A300...and believe me: It was time to change it  Smile
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:19 pm

Love the China Eastern livery on A333, but hate that black dot on the nose!
That goes for other carriers w/ black noses....

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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:37 am

Some new pictures of the China Eastern A330-300 taken from Flight International.




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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:07 am

What routings will the A333 fly?
 
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 5:20 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 3):
Love the China Eastern livery on A333, but hate that black dot on the nose!

I kinda like the black dot.  

BTW, I found the only picture of B-6119 in the database. It's from a month ago.

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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:27 pm

Quoting Fly2YYZ (Reply 5):
What routings will the A333 fly?

As more aircraft a delivered, I would expect SYD and MEL services to change.

I suspect SYD and MEL will be delinked in the near future, and the lower capacity A333 [or A332] would be much better suited.
 
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:28 pm

I think eventually the A330-343X will replace the routes currently deployed by the AB6. So that's trans-Asia routes.
 
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:39 pm

Thank heavens... change those A300-600Rs....

Now if they can only improve the food and service, then we're talking.
 
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:25 pm

The bird looks nice except one thing, the engines look kinda small, what are they GE's?
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:36 pm

Will these replace all their A300s?

If so, that would mean NGO will no longer be getting A300s! That is unless it get downgraded to A320s with frequency. But...will be nice to see more A333s...just wish that China Eastern would change their livery. Even a little would be nice. They are a Shanghai based airline but do not reflect the character of a modern city very well.
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:38 pm

Quoting Andrewtang (Reply 8):
I think eventually the A330-343X will replace the routes currently deployed by the AB6. So that's trans-Asia routes.

From late March, A333 will be on PVG-ICN sector, according to Amadeus.net. China Eastern runs PVG-ICN 23/w, and among them, 7/w are A333, 7/w are A346, now only 9/w are old A300.
 
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:26 pm

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 10):
The bird looks nice except one thing, the engines look kinda small, what are they GE's?



Quoting PM (Reply 1):
Airbus are on their way to 54 A330s in China (not counting Hong Kong or Taiwan) and, interestingly, they all have RR Trents.
 
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:52 pm

Would MU be looking to change the 343 on the PVG-DEL route with the 333?
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:02 am

I thought China Southern was the first to introduce the 333 in the Mainland? I flew on one of them from Hong Kong to Beijing this past September.
 
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RE: China Eastern Receives First A330-300.

Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:05 am

Quoting CaliforniaMate (Reply 15):
I thought China Southern was the first to introduce the 333 in the Mainland? I flew on one of them from Hong Kong to Beijing this past September.

Unlikely. They only have A330-200s.

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