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Why No A32x Freighters?

Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:12 am

A320s have been flying since the 80s, and I know some airlines retired their older A320 fleet, so I wonder, why are there no A32x freighters?
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RE: Why No A32x Freighters?

Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:27 am

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RE: Why No A32x Freighters?

Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:33 am

Viscount, from your first link. . .

Service in 2012, will deliver a new level of efficiency to the single aisle freighter market - offering increa

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RE: Why No A32x Freighters?

Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:30 pm

2012 is a year awaited by most Future freighter operators of the A320 series.

Whats surprising is why so long.
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RE: Why No A32x Freighters?

Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:59 pm

Seems as if the higher floor (compared to a 737) would be a deterrent...you would need more expensive loading gear to go up higher from ground level. However, I guess that it is no worse than a 757  
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RE: Why No A32x Freighters?

Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:38 pm

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 4):
However, I guess that it is no worse than a 757

May not be worse in that respect, but the benefits of the 757 probably outweigh this single disadvantage. More range, more capacity, etc... those 757s are getting old though so maintenance could become an issue.

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