ChrisZRH
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Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:00 pm

hi everyone!
sooo long i wanted to start this topic, but always forget. finally i found the right moment so i will start this topic about something i'm very curious about...
what is going on with this beautiful qatar a340-500?

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is it flying for the government? where is it located.. and how comes we haven't seen a pic since 2003?

cheers,
chris
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:04 pm

Planespotters says it's "stored".
 
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:06 pm

At BOD, allegedly. (cite)
 
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:08 pm

stored??? a brand new airplane freshly delivered? kinda strange...
maybe His Highness keeps it in his garden, so he can look at it every morning... it truly is a beautiful plane  Wink

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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:14 pm

Quoting ChrisZRH (Reply 3):
stored??? a brand new airplane freshly delivered? kinda strange...

Not really:

Quoting airwise.com:
According to Skyliners-Aviation, the A345 has been flown from TLS to BOD for VIP outfitting. Wonder when delivery for this aircraft will take place.

http://forum.airwise.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3574.html
 
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:18 pm

As it is a VIP aircraft, it will never fly for the airline, but for VIP's of the govt.
http://forum.airwise.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-3653.html.
 
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:35 pm

ah so it's still going VIP fitting? does this take so long?
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:58 pm

Quoting ChrisZRH (Reply 6):
ah so it's still going VIP fitting? does this take so long?

Depending on the size of the aircraft and cabin it's getting, anywhere around 6 months to 2 years for big aircraft.
 
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 8:34 pm

Bit off topic, but there´s a 346 VIP config. plane, any info who order it?

Sultan of Brunei?

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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:14 pm


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A7-HHH is the reg under the wing, nothing in the DB though  Sad

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RE: Qatar A340-500

Sun Mar 26, 2006 9:36 pm

I just got this personal message from a non-a.net member, who wishes to get this info shared

"The aircraft finished all of the modifications two weeks ago, we will deliver it on the 30th of March 2006. It is fully VIP fitted, there is two bedrooms, private office, dining room, and two seprated saloons."

guess everything is solved now.. and we can await the first pictures in a few weeks....

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RE: Qatar A340-500

Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:59 am

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 8):
Bit off topic, but there´s a 346 VIP config. plane, any info who order it?

Sultan of Brunei?

Its been ordered by A saudi company and will be availible for lease/charter. Forget their name though.
 
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:28 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 9):
A7-HHH is the reg under the wing, nothing in the DB though

See the captions for the picture.
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RE: Qatar A340-500

Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:04 pm

Quoting ChrisZRH (Thread starter):
Its been ordered by A saudi company and will be availible for lease/charter. Forget their name though

National Air Service IIRC.
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