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Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:33 am

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Plus it was introduced right as the B77W was announced. Many airlines waited for that, seeing that as a better belly cargo bird. Only 131 combined of both types got built. Also, and this is especially true for the A340-500---it's way too heavy a plane (372t---380t for the Kingfisher NTUs) with too small a capacity in passenger type and heavier than the B77L (which is 348t). The reason why the A340-300 flies until end of life is because it isn't too big if converted to a mostly-Y configuration; its costs are similar to that of a B777-200ER but with smaller engines.


Indeed. I made a thread about this a few years ago and this was the consensus:

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aemoreira1981 wrote:
What governments would want one that don't already have one? This is a plane that could be useful to Israel (even getting 2 now that one doesn't have to deal with Etihad as a seller), but the government isn't likely interested in that heavy a plane when a 767-300ER is half its weight (187t compared to 372t) and, with modifications, can easily do 6,400 nmi.


Has Israel ever procured an Airbus aircraft, ever?
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Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:21 pm

So what would European do with its 15 or so, A345/6's ? Only use them in peak season ? Only for ACMI ?

There was some mention of all business class for some for round the world tours.

What routes would work best, if they are relatively expensive to operate on a CASM basis ?
 
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Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:07 pm

Right now you can buy one of the internet for 20 million USD, if there are any family minded multi millionaires... form a queue.
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Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:45 pm

Also a Iberia Airbus A340-600, EC-LCZ line-no 993 flew on the 14th of March to Tarbes for storage
 
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Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:29 pm

Raptormodeller wrote:
Right now you can buy one of the internet for 20 million USD, if there are any family minded multi millionaires... form a queue.
am sure you get them for a small fraction of that maybe 2 or 3 for that price & not requiring D checks
 
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Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:30 pm

KLM747er wrote:
Also a Iberia Airbus A340-600, EC-LCZ line-no 993 flew on the 14th of March to Tarbes for storage
everytime one is stored, value must drop siginificantly surely ?
 
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Re: A340 discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:01 pm

JamesCousins wrote:
OMAAbound wrote:
Recently, Virgin Atlantic bought a stored A340-600 for around $20m and you can pick up Etihads old A340-500's and A340-600's for around $30m-$40m.


Wait how do you know that's how much VS paid, that's literally pennies, although I know a lot of work was involved in it's reintroduction..


Virgin didn't buy a stored A340-600. It was one of their own that they have brought back in service to cover for the downtime on the 787
 
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Re: A340 discussion

Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:46 pm

BigOrange wrote:
JamesCousins wrote:
OMAAbound wrote:
Recently, Virgin Atlantic bought a stored A340-600 for around $20m and you can pick up Etihads old A340-500's and A340-600's for around $30m-$40m.


Wait how do you know that's how much VS paid, that's literally pennies, although I know a lot of work was involved in it's reintroduction..


Virgin didn't buy a stored A340-600. It was one of their own that they have brought back in service to cover for the downtime on the 787


They did buy a stored A340, they just happened to have been the previous lees-ee. They never owned it, it was purely leased by them from a lessor, and returned a couple of years go, to be stored in France for 2 years.
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Re: Why are relatively new a340-500s& -600s being sold off cheaply ?

Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:47 am

Sign me up for a kinda rare A340-542X, most of them were the -541 models AFAIK.
oh boy, here we go!!!

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