RandyWaldron
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LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:52 pm

For you BOS spotters...There's a Lufthansa A300 parked next to the NWA hangar at Logan now. I'm not sure what it's doing there; somewhat unusual and interesting.

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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:09 am

It came from Frankfurt on Sunday night. Here's the Flightaware link:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH8958
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:12 am

DLH8958 (all flights)
Deutsche Lufthansa, A.g. "Lufthansa" (Germany)
Aircraft Airbus A300F4-600 (twin-jet) (H/A306/W)
Origin Frankfurt Main (EDDF)
Destination Edward Lawrence Logan Int'l (KBOS)
Other flights between these airports
Route QUBIS
Date Sunday, Nov 05, 2006
Duration 8 hours 49 minutes
Status Arrived over 15 hours ago (track log)
Proposed/Assigned Actual/Estimated
Departure 10:36PM GMT 02:46PM GMT
Arrival 05:36PM EST 06:35PM EST
Speed 457 kts
Altitude 36000 feet
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:38 am

Maybe FedEx is buying it? They purchase a lot of Airbus' (A310s/A300s). This is moving into the peak season for FedEx and they probably need planes. Is it a freighter, or a passenger version?

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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:47 am

Yes,

I saw it taxing to past terminal C last night at BOS around 1830. I had to do a double take a first. I originally thought it was a A340, but I did confirm that it was actually a A300. I couldn't tell exactly where it was going since it was at night. I thought it was heading to terminal E.
 
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:58 am

It's probably some outsized freight bound for some New England customer perhaps? I was originally thinking that FedEx was the new buyer for the plane, but then I realized that when they do that they buy the plane, then do the conversions overseas. Then they fly the planes (A310s, often) to the U.S. via Bangor, Maine under a FedEx flight number...destination Memphis, where they enter the fleet. But that's not the case here, apparently.

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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:04 am

Sorry to go a little off-topic, but there was also an Antonov An-124 at north cargo for most of the weekend. I didn't get a reg, but it had the same paint scheme as this one:
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Anyone know why it was here? Thanks

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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:15 am

It's currently scheduled to continue to SAT today (4 PM local) under the same flight number (the A300, that is).

[Edited 2006-11-06 20:16:53]
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:35 am

Um, actually, LH has no A300F. So if it was an LH A306, it must have been a pax version.
Exceptions confirm the rule.
 
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:10 am

Quoting AJO (Reply 7):
It's currently scheduled to continue to SAT today (4 PM local) under the same flight number (the A300, that is

It's probably going to be converted to a freighter. I think their is a heavy maintenance facility in SAT that does freighter conversions. I wonder who the customer is? FedEX or UPS perhaps?
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:47 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 8):
Um, actually, LH has no A300F. So if it was an LH A306, it must have been a pax version.

I guess FlightAware was wrong in calling it a 'A300F4-600.' I take that to mean a freighter version of the A300.

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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:23 am

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 10):
I guess FlightAware was wrong in calling it a 'A300F4-600.' I take that to mean a freighter version of the A300.

I think that's something to do with forward-facing flightdeck, or such.
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:01 am

Hi,

Sorry to be brutal...but if you don't know (probably, maybe...)...just don't write.

For you info, none of LH 306 is planned to be converted. They are heavily used between FRA-TXL/LHR/MAN and others.

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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:09 am

It appears to be in transit from BOS-SAT at this time. 17:10 Hrs on Mon. 10/06 EST. John.
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:33 am

Well, I wonder if anyone can shed some light on the reason why the aircraft is being flown to SAT. Perhaps some LH mx contract? On a side note, I flew to PSM a few weeks ago and also saw that Antonov. I was flying my 172....we were as big as one of its wheels......
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:55 am

All LH A306 are all pax versions, no cargo version.
could be a pax charter?? leaving from SAT?
 
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:10 am

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 10):
I guess FlightAware was wrong in calling it a 'A300F4-600.' I take that to mean a freighter version of the A300.

Incorrect.
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:32 am

I know they paint planes in SAT,but I'm not sure of cargo conversions.
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:12 am

Cargo conversions for A300s and A310s are also done in DRS (at least, this was the case in the past)

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So if LH wanted a cargo AB6, it would've made more sense to stay close to home. Unless of course the airframe involved has been sold to a US party.
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Wed Nov 08, 2006 5:52 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 16):
Incorrect.

N1120A, as ChrisNH thought, the A300F4-600 is indeed a freighter version of the A300-600.
Exceptions confirm the rule.
 
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:00 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 19):
N1120A, as ChrisNH thought, the A300F4-600 is indeed a freighter version of the A300-600.

LOL...Thanks. I knew the 'F' didn't stand for Fishsticks  highfive 
 
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RE: LH A300 @ BOS - No. Cargo

Wed Nov 08, 2006 6:11 am

Quoting LeonB1985 (Reply 11):
I think that's something to do with forward-facing flightdeck, or such

Dont most flightdecks face foward?  Wink
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