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Whats The Update On This Qatar A310

Sun Dec 02, 2007 4:47 pm

Uptil a few months back it wasnt clear wether it was flying for Amiri division or going to do commercial flights.

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RE: Whats The Update On This Qatar A310

Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:47 pm

Looks like goverment flights only.
 
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RE: Whats The Update On This Qatar A310

Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:21 pm

Airliner World just reported that it was being used for VIP flights only!
 
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RE: Whats The Update On This Qatar A310

Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:27 pm

Thanks for the update, I wonder why they gave the first one to Pakistan govt. maybe they expected some generous return favour like more traffic rights or slots or even a stake in PIA as was rumored around that time, I wonder what they got.
 
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RE: Whats The Update On This Qatar A310

Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:44 pm

Yes, it came from EK and was supposed to enter QR mainline fleet but it is now with the Amiri Department. Normally Amiri A/C are registered with A7-HHx but this one is A7-AFE which fell directly into the A300 regs.  Smile
 
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RE: Whats The Update On This Qatar A310

Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:31 pm



Quoting OHLHD (Reply 4):
Normally Amiri A/C are registered with A7-HHx but this one is A7-AFE which fell directly into the A300 regs.

That's not necessarily true. Don't forget Amiri Flight operates for both the royal family and the Qatar government. Granted there is a an overlap there but actually not that many off the Amiri flight birds follow the A7-HH* naming convention.

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RE: Whats The Update On This Qatar A310

Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:06 pm



Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):

I meant that you can identify Amiri/Gvmt A/C´s easily by the registration. I for got to include the A7-AAx regs. Also the A320 A7-ACJ is also a Amiri.

Quoting YOWza (Reply 5):
Don't forget Amiri Flight operates for both the royal family and the Qatar government.

Which is ( not always) the same thing. The Emir, His son and the Foreign Minister have their own metal afaik. But this particular A310 was supposed to fly in the QR fleet.  Smile

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