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Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:54 am

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/photos/019mxaa.jpg

Flight plan is filed as N54AN (previous reg.). Was due to depart on a test flight 1hr ago so keep an eye on the flight trackers. Good luck!

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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:02 am

Egad!
...I'm at a place that limits what websites can be viewed, apparently the flight trackers are no-nos.... so someone tell me, where's it going/coming from, and why??
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:04 am

Thats a nice looking A330!...when will we see these birds in MAN?
 
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:05 am

Where is this one coming from, surely its not part of the 15 A330 order they placed?
 
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:32 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 3):
Where is this one coming from, surely its not part of the 15 A330 order they placed?

This is cn 054, ex Aer Lingus, Air Algerie and Air Madrid. Was returned to lessors after Air Madrid shut down and was ferried to CWF. Short term solution I suppose before they start taking delivery of their own planes. Engines, per another thread, won't be matching.

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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 1):
Egad!
...I'm at a place that limits what websites can be viewed, apparently the flight trackers are no-nos.... so someone tell me, where's it going/coming from, and why??

Don't know why, but it is scheduled CWF-MSY

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N54AN
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturda

Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:21 am

Well, that flight plan has been cancelled, any updates?
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:36 am

Red is such a great colour on aircraft, makes them seem so alive and eager to fly  Smile
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:40 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 4):
This is cn 054, ex Aer Lingus, Air Algerie and Air Madrid. Was returned to lessors after Air Madrid shut down and was ferried to CWF. Short term solution I suppose before they start taking delivery of their own planes. Engines, per another thread, won't be matching.

Interesting, thanks for the info.......wasnt SN supposedly interested in this airplane for expansion? There were rumors to that effect a couple of months ago since this early build A333 has everything in common with SN's A333s......all were originally intended for Air Inter.

What an unusual airplane to turn up at MSY!
 
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:50 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 5):
Don't know why, but it is scheduled CWF-MSY

...my first thought would be that it's ferrying to MSY for an intercontinental departure--- but CWF's runway is actually slightly longer
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturda

Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:08 am

Well, it flew over from Lake Charles this morning; never landed but made a low approach for runway 10 and then back to CWF

Filed as two seperate flights but it was just one round trip flight from CWF

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...N/history/20070812/1413Z/KCWF/KMSY

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...N/history/20070812/1552Z/KMSY/KCWF


Used call sign 54 Alpha November Heavy

Can hear the communications with MSY here

http://archive-server.liveatc.net/kmsy/KMSY-Aug-12-2007-1530Z.mp3
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RE: Heads Up MSY Spotters (Air Asia X A333 Saturday)

Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:13 am

...so what was the point of all of this?
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