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What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:03 am

I just want to hear what people love the best about the A340-500, im my opinion, its the most beautiful airliner ever built. I guess this thread would basically be for the 345 fans.

So lets here it,

Mine would have to be the 4 big engines which go perfectly with the fuselage length and also its ability to fly from virtually any point in the world to any other nonstop. In a private config. ofcourse.

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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:27 pm

The Range is amazing, 4 big engines
 
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:02 pm

That it's the only Airbus I really like.  Wink

Seriously though, the aircraft just looks good. Accompanied with the fact that it does have impressive range just makes it atractive to me.


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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:08 pm



Quoting YULYMX (Reply 1):
The Range is amazing

Yup.

Plus, I've heard the cabin is extremely quiet.

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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:14 pm

Its range is fantastic, and I think the engines look a lot better than those dried up looking A340-200/300 engines. Pretty much any livery looks good in this plane.
 
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:16 am

The soundtrack  bigthumbsup  , OMG !!! Those Trents sure sound wonderful.
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:56 pm

I really like the huge engines!!
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:59 pm

Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
I just want to hear what people love the best about the A340-500

Best!? Errrmmmm... I better keep my mouth shut! Some people know how much I like Scarebus, so there wont be a good outcome, so I better be quiet

BUT, if I had to pick something, it would be a comfortable F class seat in the A345 somewhere nice Big grin

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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:53 pm

The 345 is my favorite among Airbus' 4-engined jobs. The aircraft to me, is just so proportionally
pleasing to my eyes. Like just the right curves on a woman.
The aircraft also reminds me of the good old days of 707s, DC-8s & CV-990s. The 345 is their legacy.
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:17 pm

Of course I think the A345 is simply a beautiful aircraft, great to look at. Not to mention that its among the quietest airliners on the inside, and is also pretty quiet on the outside.
My favorite feature, however, is the lovely purr/whine those RR Trents make at takeoff thrust!  bigthumbsup 
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Etihad A345 taking off from AUH - listen to the wonderful spool-up and engine purr at T/O power! You can also tell how quiet the aircraft is in this video.
 
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:30 pm

The thing I love best about the A345 is that no American carrier has wasted the money to buy one.  duck 

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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:45 pm



Quoting 747fan (Reply 9):
Of course I think the A345 is simply a beautiful aircraft, great to look at. Not to mention that its among the quietest airliners on the inside, and is also pretty quiet on the outside.
My favorite feature, however, is the lovely purr/whine those RR Trents make at takeoff thrust!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ8Hd5cJI6g
Etihad A345 taking off from AUH - listen to the wonderful spool-up and engine purr at T/O power! You can also tell how quiet the aircraft is in this video.

Daaahhh, welcome bro, I just LOVE these soundtracks, especially the ones from Rolls Royce. Ahhh, lovely youtube video !
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:38 pm

It's beautiful and it's BIG.
And it's not so common, if I saw it everywhere I would probably not like it as much.

The only thing I really hate about the A345 is that I have never been on one!
 
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:34 pm

It is quite, it is comfortable.

Quoting PlaneWasted (Reply 12):
The only thing I really hate about the A345 is that I have never been on one!

I changed that this last year.

For sound enthusiast. Big grin
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I have the take-off on video.  Smile Really great sound!
 
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:29 am

Quoting 747fan (Reply 9):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ8Hd5cJI6g
Etihad A345 taking off from AUH - listen to the wonderful spool-up and engine purr at T/O power! You can also tell how quiet the aircraft is in this video.

Thanks for that mate, given you username it's even nicer

Quoting FlyMKG (Reply 10):
The thing I love best about the A345 is that no American carrier has wasted the money to buy one.

Funny... I seem to remember CO did buy some really late 762ER.. not the most economical aircraft ever by "at the time" standars was it? May be not all the airlines flying them are so upset like someone would like to imply...
No pun intended

Quoting PlaneWasted (Reply 12):
The only thing I really hate about the A345 is that I have never been on one!

Catch it if you can Even with only 3 longhaul aircraft in my log I can at least say I've flown the A345 (DXB-MEL) which makes me quite proud of it or at least happy and lessens a little the pain not having flown other highnesses like the 747.

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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:50 am

Love every single inch of that bird!!!

Only been on a very short hop on it: BKK - HKT, just after TG introduced it.

Still planing on an around the world on SQ's A345 SIN - EWR - SIN with one night in NYC...
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 7:44 am

Just slightly off-topic here, but how many 345s were assembled?
Jetphotos.net shows only 26. Is this accurate?

Quoting FlyMKG (Reply 10):
The thing I love best about the A345 is that no American carrier has wasted the money to buy one.

And it's a damn shame too. AA's colors would've looked great on the 345.  Wink

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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:23 am

I don't like anything about the A345. It's an Airbust.

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Quoting FlagshipAZ (Reply 16):
AA's colors would've looked great on the 345

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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 8:48 am



Quoting FXramper (Reply 17):
I don't like anything about the A345. It's an Airbust.

 bigthumbsup  I couldnt agree more!!!!!!!!  bigthumbsup 

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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:51 pm

The engines, which are nicely proportional to the fuselage length. The CFM56s on the A340 -200 & -300 were ugly.
 
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RE: What Do You Love Best About The A345?

Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:04 pm



Quoting Deaphen (Thread starter):
Mine would have to be the 4 big engines which go perfectly with the fuselage length...

I agree. Always thought the A330 looked funny with that long fuselage and long wings and those two tiny engines. The A340-300's extra two balance them out, but the larger Trent 500s on the A340-500 balance it out even better.

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