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Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:19 am

Tap Air Portugal has just received A-330. They are not new, and came due to A-350 order. I have heard that they are ex-Swissair's. Anbody knows about their effective origin ?
 
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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:57 am

You're right... I didn't know it... all 1999 aircraft
CS-TOE
CS-TOF
CS-TOG

Here you've the history of the aircraft

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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:49 am

Thank you Joe ! They are flying to Brazil now. Fortaleza, Salvador.
 
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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:51 am

Hi!

JoeCattoli did an excelent work!!! But we have another 5 A330-200's on order from Airbus. They will start arriving in these dates ( at least this is a primary TAP schedule....always subject to future confirmation! )

CS-TOH - A330-200 - October 2007
CS-TOI - A330-200 - February 2008
CS-TOJ - A330-200 - March 2008
CS-TOK - A330-200 - May 2008
CS-TOL - A330-200 - May 2008

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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:06 am

Quoting CV990 (Reply 3):
October 2007

High time they chose an engine...
 
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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:46 pm

Hi!

Good morning PM, probably they already "did".....we still don't know!!! TAP have a background in all engines, first P&W with all their Boeings, then RRoyce with the L1011's and latest the GE with the A310's.....so it's not that hard I presume!!! Seriously I think TAP should pick the GE but they have now P&W A330-200's...I don't know!!! We should "flip a coin"!
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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:38 pm

CV990

Hi! I'm still waiting for a call from Lisbon so that I can tell TAP what to do. Curiously, it hasn't come yet...  Sad (I guess they're still sulking after I pointed out a typo on their English language website.)

Anyway, in case they read A.Net (I'm sure they do), my advice is to buy the PW4168A. Why?

1. It's an excellent engine on the A330. (Certainly better than the CF6-80.)
2. It's the engine on their three leased A330s so they'll have fleet commonality.
3. PW haven't sold an engine since about 1976 so they'll be falling over themselves to give TAP an excellent price.

Then there's the question of engines for their A350s. I know what to do there too but I'll first wait and see if they take my advice on the A330.

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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:39 pm

Hi PM!

Yes, absolutely right and agree with you 150%!!!! I also think that the P%W would be a great option for TAP, and the fact that they already use in their 2nd. hand ones might take advantage! I really don't understand why TAP havent phone you yet......do you want me to ask them that? Tssst, tssst, those guys don't have manners to people that want to help them!
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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:48 pm

These A330s have been stored at CGN for almost a year, they were planned to fly for BlueWings, something which never happened... They look great in their livery.
 
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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:55 pm

Quoting PM (Reply 6):
It's an excellent engine on the A330. (Certainly better than the CF6-80.)

why is that?
 
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RE: Airbus 330 TAP. Where Do They Come From?

Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:11 pm

Quoting Trex8 (Reply 9):
why is that?

Dunno. But both RR and PW have outsold GE on the A330. By the time RR delivered their 100th A330 (in the second half of 2001) PW weren't far behind with 94 deliveries but GE had got their engine on just 24 A330s - and that in spite of being the first to fly on both the A330-300 and A330-200. By signing up Qatar and Qantas (and later Air Algerie, Turkish, KLM, China Airlines and a couple more) GE have recently gained some ground but the CF6 seems to have been relatively unpopular on the A330 and it's still the least popular choice on the airframe.

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