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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Mon May 14, 2018 11:03 pm

Melbourne wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Update as on 14th May 2018:
Airbus A330-223 223 CS-TOJ TAP Air Portugal ferried 09may18 LIS-LETL, all white on return to lessor ex OE-LAM
Airbus A330-223 322 G-VLNM Virgin Atlantic ferried 11may18 CBG-LGW after paint ex D-ABXB
Airbus A330-202 571 EI-GFX Air Italy ferried 10may18 MXP-DUB, again for paint ex A7-ACE
Airbus A340-642 933 2-FIEX European Aviation at BOH 11may18 with Azman Air titl prior delivery / wet-lease? ex A6-EHJ
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de


The Azman Air A340-600 will replace the leased A330-200 they have that is from Egypt Air

Thanks for the information. If I recall correctly, the A332 was ex-Emirates, now heading to Onur Air.

Those Emirates A332 really comes in handy now. Airlines are clamouring over them. Are there anyone else offloading their A330 fleet in bucket load amount? SQ is doing it as more 787-10 gets delivered. Two were delivered in space of 2 days last week.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 12:31 am

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Looks like the front landing gear is locked at an angle during landing.

Since the aircraft is usually used for ferrying head of state, pretty sure they will fix it.
She is too beautiful to be retired! An oldies!

Im quite sure that the picture is of it having a rejected take off at Istanbul.The Iranian government has its own A340, EP-DAA, MSN257. The government have no need for the aircraft. Will be a shame to see it retired.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 1:10 am

juliuswong wrote:
Looks like the front landing gear is locked at an angle during landing.

Since the aircraft is usually used for ferrying head of state, pretty sure they will fix it.
She is too beautiful to be retired! An oldies!


I think you're mistaking it for EP-AJA which is now EP-DAA and operated for the Islamic Republic.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 4:06 am

I suspect further scrapping will be put on hold pending the final Airbus/Iran decision.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue May 15, 2018 11:55 pm

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This was on Speednews, 3 of the ex CI A343s
402 A340-313X B-18801 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N402XA and rgd. 18/4/18.
411 A340-313X B-18803 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N411XA and rgd. 18/4/18.
415 A340-313X B-18805 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N415XA and rgd. 18/4/18.



Any update on CI A340-313X B-18803? Flew on her back in 2013 BKK-TPE, hate to see her scrapped already
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed May 16, 2018 7:00 am

Update as on 16th May 2018:
Airbus A340-313 152 3B-NAY Air Mauritius ferried 07-09may18 MRU-LHR-PHX-GYR for storage ex F-WWJX

A 21.6 years old bird, highly doubt she will see any flying days again. Air Mauritius has listed all their current A340 fleet for sale/lease. http://www.myairlease.com/available/fleetintel_A340-200
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed May 16, 2018 7:07 am

N626AA wrote:
trex8 wrote:
This was on Speednews, 3 of the ex CI A343s
402 A340-313X B-18801 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N402XA and rgd. 18/4/18.
411 A340-313X B-18803 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N411XA and rgd. 18/4/18.
415 A340-313X B-18805 China Airlines, to Aersale Inc. as N415XA and rgd. 18/4/18.


Any update on CI A340-313X B-18803? Flew on her back in 2013 BKK-TPE, hate to see her scrapped already

She is currently being listed for sell/lease. However the new owner is AerSale, a well-known parts recovery company based in Florida. Hence, high chance B-18803 will be scrapped.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Thu May 17, 2018 1:26 am

Updates on 17th May 2018:
Airbus A330-342 895 OO-SFC Brussels Airlines ferried 12may18 FCO-FRA after paint ex B-LAG
Airbus A330-343 1010 OO-SFE Brussels Airlines delivery 16may18 SIN-BRU ex 9V-STF

Remain to be seen if both will be transferred to Eurowings.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 8:32 am

Update as on 18th May 2018:
Airbus A340-541 MSN 694 ZS- Global Aviation For delivery June 2018 ex LDE ex 2-RLAV
SOURCE: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.m ... av4&page=2

Ex-Emirates A6-ERJ
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 12:23 pm

juliuswong wrote:
Update as on 14th May 2018:
Airbus A330-202 571 EI-GFX Air Italy ferried 10may18 MXP-DUB, again for paint ex A7-ACE
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de


She came out of the dressing room

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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Fri May 18, 2018 2:08 pm

FatCat wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Update as on 14th May 2018:
Airbus A330-202 571 EI-GFX Air Italy ferried 10may18 MXP-DUB, again for paint ex A7-ACE
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de


She came out of the dressing room


With correct dress...... Lol
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Sat May 19, 2018 12:47 am

Does anybody know which TG A340s are at DMK v UTP? I saw at least 1 parked at DMK the other day but couldn't make out if it was a 345 or 346. Also, is a 345 still being used for government / military transport?
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Sat May 19, 2018 9:12 am

juliuswong wrote:
Updates on 17th May 2018:
Airbus A330-342 895 OO-SFC Brussels Airlines ferried 12may18 FCO-FRA after paint ex B-LAG
Airbus A330-343 1010 OO-SFE Brussels Airlines delivery 16may18 SIN-BRU ex 9V-STF

Remain to be seen if both will be transferred to Eurowings.

OO-SFE is in SN livery.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Mon May 21, 2018 12:56 am

Update as on 21st May 2018:
Airbus A330-243 MSN 392 SU-ALC Air Leisure Ferried 15 May 2018 CAI-AYT, AtlasGlobal titl and tail-logo on wet-lease (+MSN 328 SU-ALB 17 May 2018) ex EI-FSI
Airbus A330-243 MSN 732 C-GUBT Air Transat Registered 17 May 2018 prior delivery ex PVG ex B-6122
Airbus A330-343 MSN 1357 N803AV Avianca Colombia Delivery 19-20 May 2018 AUH-TFS-MDE ex B-22101
Airbus A340-313 MSN 210 TF-EAB Air Atlanta Icelandic Ferried for training 20may18 DRS-CDH-CHR-CDG prior return to svc, Air Madagascar cs ex F-GLZL
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Mon May 21, 2018 1:35 am

777Jet wrote:
Does anybody know which TG A340s are at DMK v UTP? I saw at least 1 parked at DMK the other day but couldn't make out if it was a 345 or 346. Also, is a 345 still being used for government / military transport?

The following are stored at DMK:
HS-TLA A340-541 MSN 624
HS-TLB A340-541 MSN 628
HS-TLD A340-541 MSN 775

HS-TYV (formerly HS-TLC MSN 698) is still currently registered under Royal Thai Armed Force, however recent picture shows that the wordings have been removed from the aircraft. Not sure what future behold for her.

Utapao:
HS-TNA A340-642 MSN 677
HS-TNB A340-642 MSN 681
HS-TNC A340-642 MSN 689
HS-TND A340-642 MSN 710
HS-TNE A340-642 MSN 719
HS-TNF A340-642 MSN 953

Thai Airways attempted numerous time to offload all ten A340, however failed miserably.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Mon May 21, 2018 2:31 am

juliuswong wrote:
777Jet wrote:
Does anybody know which TG A340s are at DMK v UTP? I saw at least 1 parked at DMK the other day but couldn't make out if it was a 345 or 346. Also, is a 345 still being used for government / military transport?

The following are stored at DMK:
HS-TLA A340-541 MSN 624
HS-TLB A340-541 MSN 628
HS-TLD A340-541 MSN 775

HS-TYV (formerly HS-TLC MSN 698) is still currently registered under Royal Thai Armed Force, however recent picture shows that the wordings have been removed from the aircraft. Not sure what future behold for her.

Utapao:
HS-TNA A340-642 MSN 677
HS-TNB A340-642 MSN 681
HS-TNC A340-642 MSN 689
HS-TND A340-642 MSN 710
HS-TNE A340-642 MSN 719
HS-TNF A340-642 MSN 953

Thai Airways attempted numerous time to offload all ten A340, however failed miserably.


Thank you very much for that info.

I really wonder what will become of them... Sold one by one or all together for dirt cheap (with selling for cheap being a no no at TG)? Go to Iran? Scrapped? I'd love TG to bring them back on the 744 routes as the 744s leave... Such a sad life for these birds atm...
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Mon May 21, 2018 5:13 am

777Jet wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
777Jet wrote:
Does anybody know which TG A340s are at DMK v UTP? I saw at least 1 parked at DMK the other day but couldn't make out if it was a 345 or 346. Also, is a 345 still being used for government / military transport?

The following are stored at DMK:
HS-TLA A340-541 MSN 624
HS-TLB A340-541 MSN 628
HS-TLD A340-541 MSN 775

HS-TYV (formerly HS-TLC MSN 698) is still currently registered under Royal Thai Armed Force, however recent picture shows that the wordings have been removed from the aircraft. Not sure what future behold for her.

Utapao:
HS-TNA A340-642 MSN 677
HS-TNB A340-642 MSN 681
HS-TNC A340-642 MSN 689
HS-TND A340-642 MSN 710
HS-TNE A340-642 MSN 719
HS-TNF A340-642 MSN 953

Thai Airways attempted numerous time to offload all ten A340, however failed miserably.


Thank you very much for that info.

I really wonder what will become of them... Sold one by one or all together for dirt cheap (with selling for cheap being a no no at TG)? Go to Iran? Scrapped? I'd love TG to bring them back on the 744 routes as the 744s leave... Such a sad life for these birds atm...

Somehow I have a feeling they may end up in Iran after exchanging two or three shady owners. TG most likely interested in offloading all together, to avoid further headache. They could have negotiate with Airbus to take them back for A350 deal, but not sure why they didn't do it. Even if B744 are retired, A340 won't see return to service as the airline is moving to twin engines with exception of A380, no ULR route too.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 am

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FatCat wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Update as on 14th May 2018:
Airbus A330-202 571 EI-GFX Air Italy ferried 10may18 MXP-DUB, again for paint ex A7-ACE
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de


She came out of the dressing room

With correct dress...... Lol

It is performing flights between MXP and HAV with an astonishing punctuality, averaging 2 hours of delay. Charters, I suppose.
Maybe it's because of the accident happened in HAV?
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Mon May 28, 2018 1:31 am

Update as on 28th May 2018:
Airbus A330-223 MSN 1221 VP-BYV Nordwind Airlines ferried 09 May 2018 SVO-IST ex TC-JIY
Airbus A330-243 MSN 1555 G-VYGL AirTanker posn 23 May 2018 BZZ-MAN on summer-lease to Jet2 ex ZZ341
Airbus A330-243 MSN 1601 G-VYGM AirTanker ferried 18 May 2018 BRU-MAN after / prior wet-lease to TUI Airlines Belgium/ Thomas Cook Airlines ex EC-332
Airbus A330-202 MSN 1864 F-HLVL Level (France) delivery 25 May 2018 TLS-ORY ex F-WWKH
Airbus A330-223 MSN 911 9M-MTX Malaysia Airlines delivery 25 May 2018 CRK-KUL “Negaraku” cs ex EI-GFK
Source: https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=2
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed May 30, 2018 2:04 am

Update as on 30th May 2018:
Airbus A330-203 MSN 535 OE-IFW SMBC Aviation Capital Ferried 29 May 2018 DGX-LDE, all white ex VP-BDV
Airbus A330-223 MSN 1221 VP-BYV Nordwind Airlines Ferried 09 May 2018 SVO-IST ex TC-JIY
Airbus A330-243 MSN 555 G-VYGL AirTanker Ferried 23 May 2018 BZZ-MAN on summer-lease to Jet2 ex ZZ341
Airbus A330-243 MSN 1601 G-VYGM AirTanker Ferried 18 May 2018 BRU-MAN after / prior wet-lease to TUI Airlines Belgium/ Thomas Cook Airlines ex EC-332
Airbus A330-222 MSN 911 9M-MTX Malaysia Airlines Delivery 25 May 2018 CRK-KUL “Negaraku” cs ex EI-GFK
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de

Note: Turkish Airlines is taking back both TC-JIV and TC-JIY which went to Nordwind in July 2017. More details at Turkey Aviation thread.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:53 am

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LV-CSD (msn 123) was WFS in December, went thru a before-return-to-lessor overhaul and did a flight test last Monday (5/3). The aircraft is now at AR's hangar #5 @ EZE waiting for its flight to Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport in France to be stored. It was supposed to leave last Thursday (8/3) but the airline and the lessor still have a few differences to iron out.

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Finally the dispute with the lessor has been worked out, and six months after its removal from service, LV-CSD (msn 123) did a last test flight over Southern Argentina today before its flight to Tarbes–Lourdes–Pyrénées Airport in France to be stored.

A photo from the flight:

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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:46 am

Updates as on 1st June 2018:
Airbus A330-202 521 EI- Air Italy Ferried 19 May 2018 DOH-DUB, A7-reg for paint, full cs 30may18 ex A7-ACD
Airbus A330-203 535 OE-IFW SMBC Aviation Capital Ferried 29 May 2018 DGX-LDE, all white ex VP-BDV
Airbus A330-223 891 EI-EWH Standard Chartered Aviation Finance Ferried 31 May 2018 BOD-DUB ex 5N-JIC
Airbus A330-243 709 SU-GCJ EgyptAir Ferried 31 May 2018 CAI-DRS for freighter conversion ex F-WWYK
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de

Btw, Qatar Airways is now shedding their A330-243F fleet, B772F is taking over.
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... ighter-ops
https://cargofacts.com/qatar-airways-ca ... 330-200fs/

Sichuan Airlines is rumoured to be looking at those QR A330-243F
https://cargofacts.com/sichuan-airlines ... 330-200fs/
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:15 am

Update on 6th June 2018:
Airbus A330-243F MSN 1524 A6-DCD Etihad Airways ferried 05jun18 LETL-AUH after storage ex F-WWKY
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de

Anyone knows where she is heading to? Or she is returning to EY's fleet?
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:58 am

The unofficial rumor is that EY’s 332Fs are headed for DHL Leipzig.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:50 am

They may replace some A300B4-600R(F) that are approaching their 30s... and full of cycles too, or?
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:11 am

Update as on 7th June 2018:
Airbus A330-243 MSN 409 JY-JVA Jordan Aviation Air-test at AMM 05 June 2018 prior introduction to service ex 2-RLAI
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de

Another A330 escape unemployment....
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:02 am

Those A330s would not stay unemployed for long time...
Are still Air Berlin's birds on ground?
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:40 am

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Those A330s would not stay unemployed for long time...
Are still Air Berlin's birds on ground?

Only one left unemployed. MSN 288 D-ABXA now re-registered as OE-IGD for GECAS
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:47 am

Update as on 13th June 2018:
Airbus A330-322 MSN 96 CS-TKW HiFly Delivery 12 June 18 AMM-MAD, EI-reg ex EI-FSP
This is a really old bird, I am surprised HiFly is taking up her. Was her cockpit upgraded?

Lufthansa A340-313X D-AIFA seems to be a toast too, not holding my hope high.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:15 am

juliuswong wrote:
Update as on 13th June 2018:
Airbus A330-322 MSN 96 CS-TKW HiFly Delivery 12 June 18 AMM-MAD, EI-reg ex EI-FSP
This is a really old bird, I am surprised HiFly is taking up her. Was her cockpit upgraded?

Lufthansa A340-313X D-AIFA seems to be a toast too, not holding my hope high.


We have heard in the other thread that the Lufthansa Alpha-India-Fox-Alpha is being written off.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:19 am

juliuswong wrote:
Update as on 13th June 2018:
Airbus A330-322 MSN 96 CS-TKW HiFly Delivery 12 June 18 AMM-MAD, EI-reg ex EI-FSP
This is a really old bird, I am surprised HiFly is taking up her. Was her cockpit upgraded?

Lufthansa A340-313X D-AIFA seems to be a toast too, not holding my hope high.

It appears HiFly has flown her since 2005, so perhaps they are familiar with the frame. With the wide body need due to RR issues, perhaps this old Pratt powered bird has another summer season in her yet.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:46 am

It's the revenge of the oldies against the youngsters! :old:
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 am

PR's second A340 to be retired this year, ex-Iberia Airbus A340-313X (MSN387 RP-C3438 17 years) was ferried to SFB via SFO last week.

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Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:14 am

Perhaps LH would be interested.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:33 am

D-AIFA is out of service and parked at FRA.

Most probably to be stripped (landing gears, engines, APU, systems) and scrapped when investigation / insurance paperwork has been completed.

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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:49 am

Update as on 14th June 2018:
Airbus A330-322 MSN 120 EI-FBU I-Fly Ferried 12 June 2018 TLV-VKO prior return to svc ex D-AEEK
Airbus A330-243 MSN 326 SU-ALA Air Leisure Last in service 08 June 2018 SSH-KBP for YanAir, from 09 June 2018 for Air Alanna, now KBP based ex EI-FSG
Airbus A330-243 MSN 452 B-LHB Hong Kong Airlines delivery 13 June 2018 DUB-HKG, OE-reg ex OE-IFL

EI-FBU escaped potential scrapping, being 22.3 years old and was in storage for quite some time, also an ex-airberlin aircraft D-AERK
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:15 am

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Kill me when this beauty is gone:
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Oh, wait...

It’s a wonderfully beautiful and graceful airplane. Note to airlines: we prefer this airplane to a 3x3x3 787 anyday. I’ll even pay more to fly on it.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:37 am

Update as on 15th June 2018:
Airbus A330-243 MSN 444 F-HTIC Aigle Azur delivery 14 June 2018 LDE-ORY ex EI-GFD
Airbus A340-313 MSN 123 LV-CSD Aerolíneas Argentinas ferried 14 June 2018 EZE-LDE on return to lessor ex B-HXM
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de

One heads for retirement, one came out of storage for new assignment.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:23 pm

juliuswong wrote:
Update as on 15th June 2018:
Airbus A340-313 MSN 123 LV-CSD Aerolíneas Argentinas ferried 14 June 2018 EZE-LDE on return to lessor ex B-HXM
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de

One heads for retirement, one came out of storage for new assignment.


Arrived at LDE this AM, nonstop from EZE. Enjoy your retirement!

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Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos