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On a.net, I have read numerous posts about the new 777 and retiring A340-300.
I have also read that the A340's would be the first ones to go after the introduction of the 777s and hence, no cabin upgrades. However, what I haven't heard about is the future status of the 767-200/300. In the original contract with Boeing when AC first ordered the 777 and then cancelled it, I think it was stated that the B767 series would get winglets in the interim. Is this project still on-going with the cabin upgrades?
In Japanese aviation magazines, The AC B767-300ER have been mentioned a couple of times. I think they are the current operator that flies the 767-300ER on the longest route (YYZ-NRT seasonally a couple of years ago, and the YVR-PVG/PEK route). It seems that the company is making profits with this ac, so would it stay in the fleet in the next decade?
On a side note, I was tracking AC35/36 flying into KIX yesterday and today. Man, it arrived at 17:33 local time and the boarding bridge was undocked at 18:20. I wonder how the ground crew was able to get the plane cleaned, cater, un-load and re-load the luggage and cargo in just 50 minutes on a long-haul international flight?
Yesterday too, the plane docked into the gate at 17:00 and left the gate at 17:56!!!!