Umfolozi
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South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:54 am

Just received this email from Just Planes videos: "This week we invite you to view 10 minutes of the 3hr long SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS A340-600 DVD! The program features a crew picking up this new A340- 600 at the Airbus factory in Toulouse and ferrying it to Johannesburg. The DVD is packed with very interesting presentations by the pilots and great visuals!"

Fantastic stuff. I also have this DVD. Just thought I'll share.

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haan
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:56 am

Also have the DVD, and thought it was great. Strange to see the people u worked with in the "Movie"
 
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:51 am

Fantastic stuff indeed. I have spent a good deal of time aboard SAs 346 planes and was fascinated by the landing at good ol' JNB. Good to see the view from the cockpit. I had no idea the side stick moved that much during a landing.

Thanks for sharing
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Umfolozi
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:57 am

I just have to add this SAA TV ad as well. I think it is superb!

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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:36 pm

Great videos. I loved the one with the A340-600. It is intresting on how that have to watch the landing gears on the monitors to see where the aircraft body is on the taxi ways and stand parking as well as the runways.

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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:42 pm

Does the A340-600 still visit JFK?
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:48 pm



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 5):
Does the A340-600 still visit JFK?

Unfortunately, no. The A340-600 was sent to JFK for one summer and now occasionally is subbed in here and there.
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:28 pm



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 5):
Does the A340-600 still visit JFK?

Sure - CX, IB, and LH come to mind.  Wink
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:12 pm



Quoting C680 (Reply 7):
Sure - CX, IB, and LH come to mind. Wink

Currently Iberia, Cathay, China Eastern, and Virgin are the only A340-600s to visit JFK on a daily/weekly basis. Lufthansa comes back in March and well, hopefully maybe South African will come back this summer!
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:26 pm

Can someone please explain the ILFC comment made by the captain? Because it looked like the first part of the video was actually JNB-FRA but the captain said they had to enter British Airspace, so I'm a bit confused. Something to do with the financing?

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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:13 am



Quoting UAL747 (Reply 9):
Can someone please explain the ILFC comment made by the captain? Because it looked like the first part of the video was actually JNB-FRA but the captain said they had to enter British Airspace, so I'm a bit confused. Something to do with the financing?

I wondered a bit about that myself, but upon closer inspection, it seems to be implied that the A340-600 delivery flight was a segment of the video - not the exclusive subject. I beleive the JNB-FRA flight waas the first part, and then the delivery flight was the second part.

As for the ILFC comment, I assume that ILFC was the lessor of the aircraft, but the lease was financed by a UK based bank. In order for the UK bank to complete the lease financing, they wanted a first mortgage on the aircraft. In order to do that, I assume the actual delivery of the aircraft would need to take place in the UK (or in this case, in UK airspace) where the paperwork was technically executed. In the US, it is common for aircraft to be delivered in a state that has no sales tax. In order to do that, the manufacture takes the plane to a tax free state, lands, do the paperwork, then fly to the ultimate home base for the plane. Apparently in the UK, you can do this in the air.

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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:38 am

Are the taxiing cameras part of the Minimum Equipment List?


In SAA configuration can the A340-600s fly SYD-JNB, both directions with good payload, in most wind conditions?
 
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:08 am



Quoting C680 (Reply 10):
I wondered a bit about that myself, but upon closer inspection, it seems to be implied that the A340-600 delivery flight was a segment of the video - not the exclusive subject. I beleive the JNB-FRA flight waas the first part, and then the delivery flight was the second part.

You are right. I have this dvd. On the delivery flight, because the aircraft was financed by a British company (or "mortgaged" as the first officer put it), the aircraft had to be officially handed over (for lack of a better term) in British aerospace for legal purposes. The captain then signed the document there. Toulouse atc a little confused whey they had to fly north before heading down...
 
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RE: South African A340-600 Video On YouTube

Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:08 am

Awesome video. You can be sure I will buy it ASAP. As I work for South African Airways (handling company) at Kennedy, I interact with the crew and on a daily basis. Even though they operate the A340-300, rather than the -600, it's still loads of fun to chat and visit the flight deck prior to boarding. Sometimes, depending on whose in charge (PIC), certain captains include me in their walk around, similar to that of the video. All I have to say is that SAA is truly an awesome airline and have really cool pilots. Speaking of the SAA fleet being completely Airbus now, I have spoken to the Station Manager and Directors of NY (for SAA), and they are hearing some sort of chatter about possibly acquiring Boeing 777-300ER's for the New York route. That would be something else. I am definitely looking forward to that.
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