Aviation Photo #5732551 Airbus A340-642 - Etihad Airways

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A sight that no longer can be seen anywhere around the world. Etihad's extra long fuel guzzling Airbus which was retired by them in 2017 and stored as 2-FIXP and currently operated by Maleth Aero as 9H-PGS since May 2019. The aircraft was in service for Etihad for only 8 years and then discontinued due to fuel efficiency issues and higher maintenance costs. Etihad Airways's RR Trent556 powered A340-600, A6-EHK taxiing on November at Mumbai International. Photo taken during Air Canada B789 Inaugural event.
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    Gaushal Gandhi
    Etihad Airways
    Airbus A340-642
    Airbus A340-600
    Airbus A340-600
    Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz)
    July 1, 2017
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Photo Added: October 27, 2019

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197   Oregon, USA
3 months ago
Great shot, really quite a marvelous plane.
43   India
3 months ago
Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it and indeed it's a marvellous plane but sadly we won't be able to spot her anymore in these colours.
New Jersey, USA
3 months ago
Beautiful (but unfortunately inefficient) airplane...
43   India
3 months ago
Yeah, it's beautiful and yes, it being highly inefficient is the main reason EY discontinued them from their operations, maintenance cost being a very big factor.

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