Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:10 am

A310s to be phased out by the end of this year, according to DAWN newspaper report.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:55 pm

I think AP-BEQ will be the first to stop flying for PIA because her C Check is due on October 26 this year.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by owais usmani » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:34 pm

So they will perform C checks on these planes or just scrap them? Because I think once C checks are done these planes would again be flight worthy for couple more years, am I correct?

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by hasan saleem » Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:09 am

last few days for BEQ, ideally they shouldnt be getting the C Checks done for BEQ, hence the end for the original 6 310 delivered to PIA.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by uzairali » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:39 am

If no c check most likely to be scrapped. Usually perform. Maintaince whenever you need to sell something so you can get higher value for it.

Hopefully pia can salvage something good for other planes.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:06 pm

AP-BEQ has not performed any flight today, so far. The A310 had arrived in Karachi at 3:29 AM on October 18 as flight PK-732 from Jeddah.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-beq

Her three sisterships are busy performing PIA flights:

AP-BGO

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bgo

AP-BGP

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bgp

AP-BGR

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ap-bgr

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by ammad » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:01 pm

Looks like AP-BEQ is all set to retire for good.
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Amaad Lone » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:54 pm

Remember flying BEQ from Tokyo-Beijing-Islamabad flight I think November 1993. The aircraft had been in service for just a month or so and the had that new crispy feeling.
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Abbas Ali » Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:52 pm

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Memorable pre-delivery photo of PIA Airbus A310-308 (AP-BEQ) with French pre-delivery test flights registration F-WWCB sticker. The A310 was delivered to PIA in December 1993.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Abdulrafeysiddiqui » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:38 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:Image


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Why on the tail a little part is left in white color?

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Pakistan-1 » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:52 pm

Abdulrafeysiddiqui wrote:
Abbas Ali wrote:Image


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Why on the tail a little part is left in white color?
It was part of the design
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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by CoyBoy » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:52 pm

The white area was only left on Airbus, 707C and 737 fleet.

They didnt do it on the 747 tails which just got the leading edge painted white, it wasnt even thick which would have required the font size to shrink.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Pakistan ... /1666679/M

Also this cut off tail design as I call it, was carried over to Pashmina tail livery which made it look pathetic on Airbus fleet, one each A300 and A310 had it, the whole tail should have been painted rather than look like a sticker put on.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Pakistan ... /2035476/L

Revised title, full tail look is better.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by hasan saleem » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:33 am

When are the C Checks due for the remaining 3 310s

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:47 am

AP-BGO - Next C Check Due: 65208 hours / August 5, 2017.
AP-BGP - Next C Check Due: 66199 hours / March 8, 2018.
AP-BGR - Next C Check Due: 76729 hours / June 17, 2017.

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Re: Airbus A310s to be Phased Out from PIA Fleet After Hajj

Post by Amaad Lone » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:07 pm

Any idea how many hours were on AP-BEQ and BEU when they retired?
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