JayJ
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Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?

Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:00 am

As some people may be aware, Etihad seem to be in the process of disposing of their A340-500s with A6-EHA to the Italian Air Force and A6-EHC recently withdrawn. It makes me think Etihad are going to dispose of all of their A340s, in favour of a mainly 777/787/A330 mix - along with a number of A380s but not anywhere near as many as Emirates. Are the A330s a long term prospect? I see Etihad as having a mainly 777/787 (Boeing) mix in time to come, with a compliment of A380s.

Would I be correct in saying that the A340s are unlikely to see the new "Facets of Abu Dhabi" colour scheme? Or at least the -500s won't. Anyone please feel free to correct me.

Of course a number of 777s and some A330s are yet to receive the new colours, but I know this takes time. When large fleet numbers are involved, operators often wait until heavy checks are due before repainting - unless their is some important promotion.

Thanks all.
 
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Re: Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?

Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:06 am

They also have a considerable amount of A350s on order. The A330s are relatively new with the A332 generally being what they start new routes with and upguage as necessary. I don't think the A340s will remain long term once the A350s start to arrive.
 
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Re: Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?

Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:29 am

EY A340s are scheduled to leave the fleet by the end of 2017. I'm pretty sure EY's not going to paint their A346 in new colours just for one-more-year usage. Would be highly appreciated if they paint 346 though!
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Re: Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?

Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:30 am

Considering they'll be retired next year or so, I higly doubt that. Although it would be nice.
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Re: Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?

Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:36 am

JayJ wrote:
As some people may be aware, Etihad seem to be in the process of disposing of their A340-500s with A6-EHA to the Italian Air Force and A6-EHC recently withdrawn. It makes me think Etihad are going to dispose of all of their A340s, in favour of a mainly 777/787/A330 mix - along with a number of A380s but not anywhere near as many as Emirates. Are the A330s a long term prospect? I see Etihad as having a mainly 777/787 (Boeing) mix in time to come, with a compliment of A380s.

Would I be correct in saying that the A340s are unlikely to see the new "Facets of Abu Dhabi" colour scheme? Or at least the -500s won't. Anyone please feel free to correct me.

Of course a number of 777s and some A330s are yet to receive the new colours, but I know this takes time. When large fleet numbers are involved, operators often wait until heavy checks are due before repainting - unless their is some important promotion.

Thanks all.


they also operate the A319, A320 and A321.
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Re: Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?

Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:36 pm

In the range of US$200,000 to paint the thing.

Money down the toilet really. I'd question their financial interests if they did considering they are not highly profitable.
 
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Re: Etihad A340s - will any of the -600s see the new colours?

Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:29 pm

Has EY painted any of their 77L's in the new livery yet?

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