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Air Canada A340-500s

Sun Nov 09, 2003 10:38 am

Does anyone know what's going on with Air Canada's new A340s. I've heard stories that they aren't taking delivery of them anymore. Whats the deal there?


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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Sun Nov 09, 2003 11:07 am

I think Air Canada can not afford them under their new business plan, prehaps on day in the future they will concider taking them. Right now Air Canada is dumping large planes such as the Boeing747-400 (ASSHOLES) Big grin. They can not suport them on their networks.
 
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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Sun Nov 09, 2003 11:07 am

Rumors seem to indicate that they are going to Emirates instead. Air Canada certainly won't be taking them.
 
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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:43 pm

Other rumours say they will get them. There is still no credible information. If Emirates were to get them, why aren't they there already? Why have the aircraft sit there doing nothing? It indicates there's still a chance they will come.
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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Sun Nov 09, 2003 12:44 pm

What I have heard from AC itself, is that they do not want the A340-500.. rather they want the A340-600.

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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Sun Nov 09, 2003 5:36 pm

The 2 345's remain in AC colours in temp storage at Chateauroux, France. Airbus has talked with Emirates, Qatar, Iran Air, SAA & Air Tahiti Nui about them.....but so far no takers.

The 345 has limited appeal...its payload is not much greater than the 343 although its range is MUCH greater. Hence the only worthwhile routes are high yield long/thin routes (beyond the range of the 343) of which AC has none.

The status of the 3 ordered 346's is also up in the air as AC has not publicly indicated that they are taking them yet.



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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Sun Nov 09, 2003 9:26 pm

Does anyone know why AC ordered A345's in the first place - what routes had they penciled them in for?

It seems a bit strange to order planes that don't fit the business plan!

also have AC ordered any A346's yet?
 
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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Sun Nov 09, 2003 9:39 pm

I could touch their new A345 at CHR a few months ago, what a splendid looking aircraft!

Their engines are huge if you stand just in front of them...

It is an extremely nice looking plane in the AC colours, hope that AC will take them!

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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Mon Nov 10, 2003 2:10 am

Does anyone know why AC ordered A345's in the first place - what routes had they penciled them in for?

The 345's were ordered back in 1998 for a proposed YYZ-HKG nonstop route.

Just prior to delivery last year, they were initially earmarked for YYZ-NRT replacing the 343.
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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:37 am

Aerolineas Argentinas should take delivery of those ... they really need new aircraft and they do have long routes... EZE-SYD..
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RE: Air Canada A340-500s

Mon Nov 10, 2003 4:44 am

AC ordered the A345 before they went into bankrupcy and changed their business plan. There was mention of nonstop routes like Toronto - Hong Kong, Toronto - Tokyo and Vancouver - Sydney. None of those (maybe with the exception of Vancouver-Sydney) seem to be making much sense in the current evironment
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