Viscount724
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VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:53 am

Following Transport Canada occurrence report for Saturday, July 20.

A Kingdom of Saudi Arabia registered Airbus A310-300 (HZ-NSA) from New York/ LaGuardia, NY (KLGA) to London/ Stansted (EGSS), flying overhead Gander, NL (CYQX) at approximately 0400Z reported fuel filter problems and diverted to Gander to investigate. No emergency declared and the aircraft landed at 0420Z without incident.

The aircraft below. Looks like it's been a VIP aircraft since delivered in 1987, part of the Sultan of Brunei's fleet until it went to Saudi Arabia a few years ago.


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The caption of this March, 2013 photo says it was for sale then.


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Based on the FlightAware routing information, it looks like it probably delivered someone to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (RST).

Are private/corporate flights not subject to the LGA perimeter rule that limits nonstop flights to destinations within 1,500 miles (except DEN and except on Saturday)? According to FlightAware, this flight departed LGA at 10:01 PM Friday night.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/H...A/history/20130719/2300Z/KLGA/EGSS

Westbound, it operated nonstop STN-RST on Thursday.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/H...A/history/20130717/2130Z/EGSS/KRST
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:30 am

Wow, it's nice seeing a widebody (going anywhere) using LGA these days, let alone a widebody going international!
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:40 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Thread starter):
Are private/corporate flights not subject to the LGA perimeter rule

General aviation is exempt.
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:42 am

Clear skies and strong tail winds.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:39 am

What caught my eye is that is has only 8,901 Hrs on the clock.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:45 am

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 4):
What caught my eye is that is has only 8,901 Hrs on the clock.

Maybe someone ran it back a few, a la Nissan Skylines in North America  

But probably not.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:11 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
Quoting Viscount724 (Thread starter):
Are private/corporate flights not subject to the LGA perimeter rule

General aviation is exempt.

Mr Trump flies his 757 to LAX ,LAS and sometimes Europe from LGA.
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:58 pm

These VIP jet interiors are so generic, nothing original east, west, north or south.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:28 pm

What a beautiful plane!
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:41 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 7):
These VIP jet interiors are so generic, nothing original east, west, north or south.

True, but the livery makes up for it.
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:59 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 7):
These VIP jet interiors are so generic, nothing original east, west, north or south.

Usually "original" ends up like this . Better to stay generic.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:17 pm

That's still generic to me.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:32 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 11):
What a beautiful plane!

Had a nice view of it as it cruised over Dublin on the way to Stansted later on Sunday morning.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:49 pm

Quoting 777way (Reply 7):
These VIP jet interiors are so generic, nothing original east, west, north or south.

Well it makes sense. If you want to rent your airplane out, you don't want a classless interior like so many middle eastern oil rich people have. That would turn off potential clients to wanting to rent your airplane with such a hideous and tasteless design choice.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:16 pm

The above is middle eastern and not over done, anyways I find them all classless and tacky any part of the world, small bizjets on the other hand tend to retain sophistication.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:04 am

The interior reminds me a lot of a shisha lounge called the 113 in Marrakech, it has exactly the same type of decoration and leather seats. I can imagine them sitting there puffing away on a mint flavoured shisha - I guess they can do whatever they want.
 
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RE: VIP A310 Transatlantic Nonstop From LGA

Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:07 am

The A310 holds a special little place in my heart, I guess you could say. Glad to see that there is a nice VIP one for sale (if only had the cash monies) and still a few flying pax around commercially!
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