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Re: The A330 and A340 Write off - Retirement - Scrapping Thread

Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:39 am

Dominion301 wrote:
alancostello wrote:
res77W wrote:

Brand new A333 for EI already stored? Please tell me this is temporary.

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It's in short term storage since it's arrival in DUB, hasn't flown revenue yet, due to come online in March, winter schedule didn't require it.


I'm pretty sure that's why the 2 TS 332s are there. They're parked during the winter and brought back into service for the peak transatlantic season.


IINM, the reason for that is because the lease on those frames with AerCap is a power-by-the hour lease, and so it's cheaper to just pay the parking fees than the leasing fees in the winter.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:44 am

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361 TAM Linhas Aéreas A330-223 PT-MVE Stored


This one was murdered already... here in Brazil.
I think the cockpit section was preserved, maybe for a simulator. Saw a pic on Whatsapp but don't know where it came from!


I wonder if that's indicative of how low value A330s with Pratt & Whitney engines are, given that the preferred choice appears to be the RR Trent and then the GE CF6-80.
 
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 am

leleko747 wrote:
amdiesen wrote:
361 TAM Linhas Aéreas A330-223 PT-MVE Stored


This one was murdered already... here in Brazil.
I think the cockpit section was preserved, maybe for a simulator. Saw a pic on Whatsapp but don't know where it came from!

Found this on Google: http://330tamblog.blogspot.sg/2015/07/pt-mve.html

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Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:15 am

Updates (not complete)
476 G-VWND Virgin Atlantic ferried 08 March 2018 LGW-CBG for paint ex D-ALPF
493 F-HTAC Aigle Azur ferried 05 March 2018 LDE-MLA ,EI-reg prior paint & delivery ex EI-GFG
968 EI-GFL AerCap ferried 06 March 2018 LDE-CRK ex D-ABXE
1112 EI-GFM AerCap ferried 08 March 2018 LDE-AMM ex D-ABXF
354 OO-SCX Brussels Airlines ferried 02 March 2018 FRA-FCO, D-reg, for paint into Eurowings cs ex D-AIGX
559 HB-JME Edelweiss Air ferried 03 March 2018 MAN-ZRH after paint after transfer “Pilatus” ex F-WWJP
Source: Skyliner-aviation.de

665, 822, 911 A330-223 are going to Malaysia Airlines 9M-MTU, MTV and MTW respectively. Three more unaccountable for currently.
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:23 am

First A340-642 to be scrapped:

Airbus A340 -642 762 D-AIHM Lufthansa D-reg canx 07mar18 prior part-out & scrap at MZJ by AAR Corp ex F-WWCI
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:13 am

Doesn't seem to be any mention of European aviation acquiring 10 etihad 340-500s & -600s. Think they also have some other -600s. That seems a lot. Wonder what they have planned for them ?
 
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:20 am

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Doesn't seem to be any mention of European aviation acquiring 10 etihad 340-500s & -600s. Think they also have some other -600s. That seems a lot. Wonder what they have planned for them ?


Looks like Virgin Australia is to get some of the EY A330s
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:46 pm

juliuswong wrote:
First A340-642 to be scrapped:

Airbus A340 -642 762 D-AIHM Lufthansa D-reg canx 07mar18 prior part-out & scrap at MZJ by AAR Corp ex F-WWCI


Sad to see that these birds won't be around for too long. Guess more and more will bite the dust.
On a side note, it's actually the 6th -600 to be scrapped. 2-exVirgin and 3-exHainan frames have been broken up already
 
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:16 am

zeke wrote:
Enzed wrote:
Doesn't seem to be any mention of European aviation acquiring 10 etihad 340-500s & -600s. Think they also have some other -600s. That seems a lot. Wonder what they have planned for them ?


Looks like Virgin Australia is to get some of the EY A330s

How many ?

You'd think VA could make some money on a route such as:

An Australian port/AKL/LAX . NZ has a monopoly on akl/lax & operates up to 3 times a day nonstop + once a week via RAR. Isn't the va/nz alliance falling apart?

Also with the apparent glut of b773ers va should think about getting one more so they can better compete with qf from mel, syd and bne/lax.
 
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:05 am

Any news on A6-EHH, Etihad´s A346 stored in Teruel; please?

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Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:17 am

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Any news on A6-EHH, Etihad´s A346 stored in Teruel; please?

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Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:37 am

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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Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:09 am

Enzed wrote:
zeke wrote:
Enzed wrote:
Doesn't seem to be any mention of European aviation acquiring 10 etihad 340-500s & -600s. Think they also have some other -600s. That seems a lot. Wonder what they have planned for them ?


Looks like Virgin Australia is to get some of the EY A330s

How many ?

You'd think VA could make some money on a route such as:

An Australian port/AKL/LAX . NZ has a monopoly on akl/lax & operates up to 3 times a day nonstop + once a week via RAR. Isn't the va/nz alliance falling apart?

Also with the apparent glut of b773ers va should think about getting one more so they can better compete with qf from mel, syd and bne/lax.



I’d believe that when it happens. I highly doubt VA personally have any interest in AKL-LAX. NZ fly 2 daily AKL-LAX occasionally 3, and a weekly RAR-LAX.

The alliance has taken a few turns and never covered anything but the Tasman, weather it lasts remains to be seen.
 
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:19 pm

Airbus A340-313 MSN 210 TF-EAB Air Atlanta Icelandic ferried after storage 12mar18 TNR-JNB ex F-GLZL
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:44 pm

Iberia Airbus A340-600, EC-LCZ line-no 993 flew on the 14th of March to Tarbes for storage
 
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:11 pm

Couldn't see any mention of where FJs additionsl A332 was coming from. Think it's due in NAN this month so must be being repainted/prepared somewhere right now.
 
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:11 pm

Couldn't see any mention of where FJs additionsl A332 was coming from. Think it's due in NAN this month so must be being repainted/prepared somewhere right now.
 
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:43 am

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Iberia Airbus A340-600, EC-LCZ line-no 993 flew on the 14th of March to Tarbes for storage


Ouch... That one came from left field and too soon!
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:07 pm

AR's LV-CSF (MSN 128), that flew its last commercial service on 3 Feb, MAD-EZE is scheduled for a test flight tomorrow, 19/3, with the lessor on board, followed by a positioning flight to San Bernardino, CA on 21/3 for storage.
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:27 pm

Airbus A330-200, ex Air Berlin/LTU D-ALPA now G-VMNK with Virgin Atlantic arrived at Glasgow today from Manchester for some training flights around Scotland. I managed a few photos...

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 2 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

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ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 4 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 7 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 8 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

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Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:40 pm

dcajet wrote:
KLM747er wrote:
Iberia Airbus A340-600, EC-LCZ line-no 993 flew on the 14th of March to Tarbes for storage


Ouch... That one came from left field and too soon!


It was my understanding that all IB A340-600s had been fitted with the new seating arrangements, so this is odd.
Might it be that the seating shortage situation required that the seats are used as a priority on continuing new deliveries of A330s?
 
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:35 pm

Egerton wrote:
dcajet wrote:
KLM747er wrote:
Iberia Airbus A340-600, EC-LCZ line-no 993 flew on the 14th of March to Tarbes for storage


Ouch... That one came from left field and too soon!


It was my understanding that all IB A340-600s had been fitted with the new seating arrangements, so this is odd.
Might it be that the seating shortage situation required that the seats are used as a priority on continuing new deliveries of A330s?


also this aircraft was only 8.6 years old. But mayby this was done because the new a350's start arriving this June
 
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:06 pm

AFAIK there are still a number of A346 w/o the new premium economy, as not very South American station that receives IB A346 service is getting the new PE class.

KLM747er wrote:
also this aircraft was only 8.6 years old. But maybe this was done because the new a350's start arriving this June


Maybe it was due for an extended maintenance overhaul, hence why first in line to get the pink slip?
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:05 am

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Airbus A330-200, ex Air Berlin/LTU D-ALPA now G-VMNK with Virgin Atlantic arrived at Glasgow today from Manchester for some training flights around Scotland. I managed a few photos...


Nice shots! There's just something about the VS livery on an A330 that makes it so gorgeous :hearts: I wish VS had done the full-on metallic red, but I'll take what I can get!
 
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:37 am

More movement this week:
Airbus A330-223 MSN476 G-VWND Virgin Atlantic Ferried 18mar18 CBG-LGW after paint (ex-airberlin D-ALPF)
Airbus A330-343 MSN720 TBA Thai AirAsia X In full cs at SHA 14mar18, B-reg prior delivery (ex-China Eastern Airlines B-6120)
Airbus A330-342 MSN915 OO-SFB Brussels Airlines Registered 08 Feb18, delivery 11/16mar18 HKG-BRU-FCO, for paint (ex-Cathay Pacifiic B-LAH)
Airbus A330-243F MSN1772 A6-DCE Etihad Airways Ferried 14mar18 AUH-LETL for storage
Airbus A330-202 MSN1854 EC-MUD Iberia Delivery 16mar18 TLS-MAD
Airbus A330-223 MSN822 9M-MTV Malaysia Airlines Air-test 16mar18 at ZRH, EI-reg prior delivery (+ 665 9M-MTU 17mar18 ex EI-GFH, all ex-airberlin)
Airbus A340-642 MSN566 D-AIHH Lufthansa Ferried 16mat18 SZW-MUC after storage
Airbus A340-642 MSN993 EC-LCZ Iberia Ferried 14mar18 MAD-LDE for storage
Source: Skyliner.de

News:
Etihad Airways Cargo has sent four A330-243F (A6-DCA, DCB, DCD, DCE) (MSN 1032, 1070, 1524, 1772) to storage at Teruel. A6-DCC MSN 1414 remains stored at Abu Dhabi. Young birds, unwanted.......
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:05 am

Summary for airberlin A330-223 fleet movement:
MSN 288 D-ABXA Stored at LDE 20. Oct 2017 as OE-IGD, Returned to GECAS
MSN 322 D-ABXB Stored at LDE 20. Oct 2017 as D-ABXB
MSN 403 D-ALPA Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VMNK
MSN 432 D-ALPB Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VMIK
MSN 444 D-ALPC Soon to join Aigle Azur as F-HTIC
MSN 454 D-ALPD Soon to join Wamos Air as EC-MTT
MSN 469 D-ALPE Soon to join Wamos Air as EC-MTU
MSN 476 D-ALPF Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VWND
MSN 493 D-ALPG Soon to join Aigle Azur as F-HTAC
MSN 665 D-ABXC Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTU
MSN 739 D-ALPH Soon to join TAP Air Portugal as CS-T**
MSN 802 D-ABXG Soon to join Evelop Air as EC-MTY
MSN 822 D-ABXD Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTV
MSN 828 D-ALPI Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTW
MSN 911 D-ALPJ Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTX
MSN 968 D-ABXE Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTY
MSN 1112 D-ABXF Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTZ

15 found new employment, two (2) remain in storage after airberlin ceased operation on 27 Oct 2017.
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:55 am

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Airbus A330-200, ex Air Berlin/LTU D-ALPA now G-VMNK with Virgin Atlantic arrived at Glasgow today from Manchester for some training flights around Scotland. I managed a few photos...

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 2 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 3 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 4 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 7 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 8 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 9 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 11 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr


Gotta give it some work since it only does JFK and ATL right now.

Now, as for the EY A332Fs, I wonder if Turkish Airlines might be interested in leasing or sub-leasing them, or even Royal Jordanian (RJ's lone active freighter is 30 years old and received new by them originally as a pax frame).
 
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:32 am

JannEejit wrote:
Airbus A330-200, ex Air Berlin/LTU D-ALPA now G-VMNK with Virgin Atlantic arrived at Glasgow today from Manchester for some training flights around Scotland. I managed a few photos...

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 2 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 3 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 4 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 7 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 8 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 9 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr

ImageVirgin A332 GLA 18th March 18 11 by Allen McLaughlin, on Flickr


Man these Virgin A332s are some beautiful birds! I am hoping to catch these birds at the airport soon even when I am spotting.
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:23 am

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JannEejit wrote:
Airbus A330-200, ex Air Berlin/LTU D-ALPA now G-VMNK with Virgin Atlantic arrived at Glasgow today from Manchester for some training flights around Scotland. I managed a few photos...

Gotta give it some work since it only does JFK and ATL right now.

Now, as for the EY A332Fs, I wonder if Turkish Airlines might be interested in leasing or sub-leasing them, or even Royal Jordanian (RJ's lone active freighter is 30 years old and received new by them originally as a pax frame).

Unfortunately RJ is not in good financial position to induct new aircraft at the moment (they are planning to shed fleet under restructuring), they even rejected the ex-MH A332F last minute after all preparation was made. Plus they used PW engines for ex-pax fleet, those ex-EY is RR-powered. Only QR, TK, HX, and AV operate RR-powered A332F now. QR and TK are viable, not sure about HX and AV, seems like these two are rather perilous positions.
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:29 am

The A332F in Mojave which ntu by RJ will come to TK. The airline has announced it will be bought.

I hope that TK will buy the 5 A332F of EY too.
 
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:50 pm

Last week I was at MZJ and saw 1164- A330-200F with its #2 engine removed and sitting near the hangers. I was wondering if anyone knows why Royal Jordanian Cargo didn't take up this aircraft. Any Info is great, thanks much! Also saw ex D-AIHM and one other LH 346. This was my first time to a boneyard and it is quite a sight.
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:52 pm

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AR's LV-CSF (MSN 128), that flew its last commercial service on 3 Feb, MAD-EZE is scheduled for a test flight tomorrow, 19/3, with the lessor on board, followed by a positioning flight to San Bernardino, CA on 21/3 for storage.


LV-CSF test flight prior to its return to the lessor, right now:

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Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:36 pm

juliuswong wrote:
Summary for airberlin A330-223 fleet movement:
MSN 288 D-ABXA Stored at LDE 20. Oct 2017 as OE-IGD, Returned to GECAS
MSN 322 D-ABXB Stored at LDE 20. Oct 2017 as D-ABXB
MSN 403 D-ALPA Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VMNK
MSN 432 D-ALPB Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VMIK
MSN 444 D-ALPC Soon to join Aigle Azur as F-HTIC
MSN 454 D-ALPD Soon to join Wamos Air as EC-MTT
MSN 469 D-ALPE Soon to join Wamos Air as EC-MTU
MSN 476 D-ALPF Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VWND
MSN 493 D-ALPG Soon to join Aigle Azur as F-HTAC
MSN 665 D-ABXC Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTU
MSN 739 D-ALPH Soon to join TAP Air Portugal as CS-T**
MSN 802 D-ABXG Soon to join Evelop Air as EC-MTY
MSN 822 D-ABXD Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTV
MSN 828 D-ALPI Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTW
MSN 911 D-ALPJ Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTX
MSN 968 D-ABXE Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTY
MSN 1112 D-ABXF Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTZ

15 found new employment, two (2) remain in storage after airberlin ceased operation on 27 Oct 2017.


Awesome list juliuswong...VS are taking a 4th ex AB A332, what are the MSN's of the remaining stored couple?
 
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Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:24 pm

Find it interesting that MH is going back to the A332, after disposing of its 2-strong fleet back in 2013. Those two (9H-MKX and 9H-MKW) are noe flying for AR as LV-FNI & FNJ.
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:58 am

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The A332F in Mojave which ntu by RJ will come to TK. The airline has announced it will be bought.

I hope that TK will buy the 5 A332F of EY too.

Thanks Yakamoz for the information, glad that she is picked up. Was 9M-MUC the one TK leased for some time before returning to MH?

The ex-EY A332F would be good addition for current nine TK has.
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:58 am

where are these 2 x A333s coming from I wonder ?

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Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:08 am

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juliuswong wrote:
Summary for airberlin A330-223 fleet movement:
MSN 288 D-ABXA Stored at LDE 20. Oct 2017 as OE-IGD, Returned to GECAS
MSN 322 D-ABXB Stored at LDE 20. Oct 2017 as D-ABXB
MSN 403 D-ALPA Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VMNK
MSN 432 D-ALPB Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VMIK
MSN 444 D-ALPC Soon to join Aigle Azur as F-HTIC
MSN 454 D-ALPD Soon to join Wamos Air as EC-MTT
MSN 469 D-ALPE Soon to join Wamos Air as EC-MTU
MSN 476 D-ALPF Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VWND
MSN 493 D-ALPG Soon to join Aigle Azur as F-HTAC
MSN 665 D-ABXC Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTU
MSN 739 D-ALPH Soon to join TAP Air Portugal as CS-T**
MSN 802 D-ABXG Soon to join Evelop Air as EC-MTY
MSN 822 D-ABXD Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTV
MSN 828 D-ALPI Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTW
MSN 911 D-ALPJ Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTX
MSN 968 D-ABXE Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTY
MSN 1112 D-ABXF Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTZ

15 found new employment, two (2) remain in storage after airberlin ceased operation on 27 Oct 2017.


Awesome list juliuswong...VS are taking a 4th ex AB A332, what are the MSN's of the remaining stored couple?

There are few sources that states MSN 968 and MSN 1112 are still in storage, not sure if they are going to Malaysia Airlines. However MH has mentioned they are taking 6 AerCap A332 this year. I have a hunch they are taking the newer birds (MSN 665, MSN 822 till MSN 1112, as listed above).

The two other birds still in storage are MSN 288 D-ABXA and MSN 322 D-ABXB, both are in Lourdes, most probably VS is taking up one of these two. All other birds have been allocated to other airlines (if MH is taking MSN 968 and MSN 1112).
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Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:39 am

juliuswong wrote:
Yakamoz wrote:
The A332F in Mojave which ntu by RJ will come to TK. The airline has announced it will be bought.

I hope that TK will buy the 5 A332F of EY too.

Thanks Yakamoz for the information, glad that she is picked up. Was 9M-MUC the one TK leased for some time before returning to MH?

The ex-EY A332F would be good addition for current nine TK has.


I'm glad too, very sad that such young birds are on ground.
Yes, it was wet-leased by TK from MH.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:04 am

juliuswong wrote:
QF744ER wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Summary for airberlin A330-223 fleet movement:
MSN 288 D-ABXA Stored at LDE 20. Oct 2017 as OE-IGD, Returned to GECAS
MSN 322 D-ABXB Stored at LDE 20. Oct 2017 as D-ABXB
MSN 403 D-ALPA Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VMNK
MSN 432 D-ALPB Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VMIK
MSN 444 D-ALPC Soon to join Aigle Azur as F-HTIC
MSN 454 D-ALPD Soon to join Wamos Air as EC-MTT
MSN 469 D-ALPE Soon to join Wamos Air as EC-MTU
MSN 476 D-ALPF Currently active with Virgin Atlantic Airways as G-VWND
MSN 493 D-ALPG Soon to join Aigle Azur as F-HTAC
MSN 665 D-ABXC Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTU
MSN 739 D-ALPH Soon to join TAP Air Portugal as CS-T**
MSN 802 D-ABXG Soon to join Evelop Air as EC-MTY
MSN 822 D-ABXD Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTV
MSN 828 D-ALPI Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTW
MSN 911 D-ALPJ Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTX
MSN 968 D-ABXE Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTY
MSN 1112 D-ABXF Soon to join Malaysia Airlines as 9M-MTZ

15 found new employment, two (2) remain in storage after airberlin ceased operation on 27 Oct 2017.


Awesome list juliuswong...VS are taking a 4th ex AB A332, what are the MSN's of the remaining stored couple?

There are few sources that states MSN 968 and MSN 1112 are still in storage, not sure if they are going to Malaysia Airlines. However MH has mentioned they are taking 6 AerCap A332 this year. I have a hunch they are taking the newer birds (MSN 665, MSN 822 till MSN 1112, as listed above).
.

The info I have which I posted on the Malaysian Wings forum was MH are taking MSN's 665, 822, 828, 911, 968 and 1112, this info also correlates with that on an 'insider' on the same forum.

I believe MSN 968 and 1112 are still in storage due to deliveries being staggered to MH, although as we both know things at MAB change overnight and with the A380's now remaining on property will they still take all the 6 leased A332's or say cap it at 4 and not take these 2 later build frames.

The 4th frame for VS looks to be a much older frame compared to their first 3.

QF744ER Tom/PER.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:05 am

Yakamoz wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Yakamoz wrote:
The A332F in Mojave which ntu by RJ will come to TK. The airline has announced it will be bought.

I hope that TK will buy the 5 A332F of EY too.

Thanks Yakamoz for the information, glad that she is picked up. Was 9M-MUC the one TK leased for some time before returning to MH?

The ex-EY A332F would be good addition for current nine TK has.


I'm glad too, very sad that such young birds are on ground.
Yes, it was wet-leased by TK from MH.

Thank you for the confirmation. This would mean TK will add another engine type for their A332F fleet, currently they operate only RR-powered A330-243F. Not that it is a concern since TK operates all engine types GE, RR, and PW for their A330 fleet.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:09 am

QF744ER wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
QF744ER wrote:

Awesome list juliuswong...VS are taking a 4th ex AB A332, what are the MSN's of the remaining stored couple?

There are few sources that states MSN 968 and MSN 1112 are still in storage, not sure if they are going to Malaysia Airlines. However MH has mentioned they are taking 6 AerCap A332 this year. I have a hunch they are taking the newer birds (MSN 665, MSN 822 till MSN 1112, as listed above).
.

The info I have which I posted on the Malaysian Wings forum was MH are taking MSN's 665, 822, 828, 911, 968 and 1112, this info also correlates with that on an 'insider' on the same forum.

I believe MSN 968 and 1112 are still in storage due to deliveries being staggered to MH, although as we both know things at MAB change overnight and with the A380's now remaining on property will they still take all the 6 leased A332's or say cap it at 4 and not take these 2 later build frames.

The 4th frame for VS looks to be a much older frame compared to their first 3.

QF744ER Tom/PER.

Nice to see you here, Tom. Yes, my friend working at MAS Engineering said the same for MSN 968 and 1112. Let's see how next few month pans out, with MAB you will never know what is happening daily in their office.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:41 am

dcajet wrote:
Find it interesting that MH is going back to the A332, after disposing of its 2-strong fleet back in 2013. Those two (9M-MKX and 9M-MKW) are now flying for AR as LV-FNI & FNJ.

Yes indeed, second time is a charm I guess. Malaysia Airlines does not much choice since they need extra widebody capacity for some short and regional route where the B737-800 are too small to meet great demand. They need something fast and cheap and must be PW powered. Hence, the ex-airberlin A332 came into picture right on time after airberlin went bellied up. Those previously retired A332 are really aging (there are some of the first few manufactured), hence the retirement. The new "pre-loved" A332 will have almost similar IFE as those on their B737/A333 fleet.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:45 pm

LV-CSF (MSN 128) on its way to storage in SBD as AR1082. Only 2 A343 left active @ AR until 2020.

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

Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:21 am

Enzed wrote:
where are these 2 x A333s coming from I wonder ?

http://fijivillage.com/t/Board-of-Fiji- ... AG-rk925s/


They are going to be 332s ex Air Seychelles leased from AerCap. First one in AUH being prepared for Fiji Airways.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:18 am

Mahan Air A340-300 EP-MMT is in storage (either at THR or IKA). According to my Google translation of Persian websites it is in "eternal sleep". It was one of the ex-Olympic birds that was in storage for almost 10 years.
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:39 am

New updates:
Airbus A330
Airbus A330-243 MSN392 SU-ALC Air Leisure Ferried 22 March 2018 KAN-CAI, was not used by Azman Air since 02 Oct 2017 ex EI-FSI
Airbus A330-202 MSN 441 EI-GEY Aer Lingus Ferried 23 2018 DOH-DUB, A7-reg, for paint prior 5 years lease ex A7-ACH
Airbus A330-223 MSN 444 F-HTTC Aigle Azur Ferried 24 March 2018 LDE-MLA, EI-reg, for paint prior delivery ex EI-GFD
Airbus A330-223 MSN 822 9M-MTV Malaysia Airlines Delivery 23 March 2018 ZRH-KUL ex EI-GFT

Airbus A340
Airbus A340-313 MSN 128 LV-CSF Aerolíneas Argentinas Ferried 21 March 2018 EZE-SBD for part-out & scrap ex B-HXO
Airbus A340-313 MSN 260 F-GLZP Air France Ferried 19 March 2018 AUH-CDG after paint into Joon cs
Airbus A340-313 MSN 354 OO-SCX Brussels Airlines Position 20 March 2018 FCO-DUS, D-reg after paint into Eurowings cs ex D-AIGX
Airbus A340-642 MSN 537 D-AIHD Lufthansa Ferried 20 March 2018 LETL-HAM after storage (+ 848 D-AIHU SZW-MUC) ex F-WWCZ
Airbus A340-642 MSN 922 2-FIEX European Aviation Ferried 24 March 2018 BOH-AUH ex A6-EHJ
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:01 pm

Enzed wrote:
zeke wrote:
Enzed wrote:
Doesn't seem to be any mention of European aviation acquiring 10 etihad 340-500s & -600s. Think they also have some other -600s. That seems a lot. Wonder what they have planned for them ?


Looks like Virgin Australia is to get some of the EY A330s

How many ?

You'd think VA could make some money on a route such as:

An Australian port/AKL/LAX . NZ has a monopoly on akl/lax & operates up to 3 times a day nonstop + once a week via RAR. Isn't the va/nz alliance falling apart?

Also with the apparent glut of b773ers va should think about getting one more so they can better compete with qf from mel, syd and bne/lax.


Even if the VA/NZ JV falls apart by the end of the year, VA entering on any long-haul east of NZ is very unlikely, as VA had only started to earn money again (although small, it's a start) after a few years of straight financial losses, and the board/ceo had decided to focus most of the A330 workload more on Asian routes (in conjunction with the Hainan/VA JV) once they are able to gain more slots (Currently VA's A330s are on MEL-HKG and shortly SYD-HKG).

Even then, I would personally question the rumour of VA getting some of EY's A330s (most likely on lease like VA's existing A330 fleet if it is true).
 
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:35 pm

juliuswong wrote:
First A340-642 to be scrapped:

Airbus A340 -642 762 D-AIHM Lufthansa D-reg canx 07mar18 prior part-out & scrap at MZJ by AAR Corp ex F-WWCI


https://www.flickr.com/photos/tangoscar/39180471842/

Enzed wrote:
You'd think VA could make some money on a route such as:

VA makes barely any money on their existing routes, so I think something like the ones you suggest are a bit unlikely. :( VA does not have the financials to get into a scrap with NZ as well as QF.

juliuswong wrote:
Airbus A340-642 MSN566 D-AIHH Lufthansa Ferried 16mat18 SZW-MUC after storage

Nice to hear good news like that in an otherwise downbeat thread.


juliuswong wrote:
Etihad Airways Cargo has sent four A330-243F (A6-DCA, DCB, DCD, DCE) (MSN 1032, 1070, 1524, 1772) to storage at Teruel. A6-DCC MSN 1414 remains stored at Abu Dhabi. Young birds, unwanted.......

Ouch. Etihad must be really hurting right now. I'm sure that they'll all find new operators soon enough.
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Re: A330 and A340 write off - retirement - scrapping thread - 2018

Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:32 am

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

Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:34 am

zkojq wrote:
juliuswong wrote:
Etihad Airways Cargo has sent four A330-243F (A6-DCA, DCB, DCD, DCE) (MSN 1032, 1070, 1524, 1772) to storage at Teruel. A6-DCC MSN 1414 remains stored at Abu Dhabi. Young birds, unwanted.......

Ouch. Etihad must be really hurting right now. I'm sure that they'll all find new operators soon enough.

Yes, they are hurting really badly from James Hogan's era. They have shed 10 A346, 5 B772LR, 5 A332F. I am not sure how they are going to stomach upcoming delivery: 10 A320neo, 26 A321neo, 40 A359, 8 B777-8, 17 B777-9, 22 B789 and 30 78J. That's 153 new aircraft.

Assuming the 36 neo replaces current ceo (32 ceo now), 22 B789 replacing A330 fleet (24 in fleet now), B777-X replaces 77W (26 in fleet now), that still gives 71 new widebody capacity. Their A330 and B77W fleet are pretty young too........
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