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A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:07:06 am »
A-90-300 Etihad Airways



When Etihad commenced operations in 2003 it searched for aircraft for both the longer as the shorter routes. For destinations in the Gulf the choice was made for the Alexeyev A-90-300.
This was a modernized development of the A-90 which first flew in 1975. This Russian Ekranoplane or ground effect aircraft had a range of 2000km with a cruising speed of 400km/h. Etihad followed the example of Emirates which had been using the larger Alexeyev KM since 1995.
The A-90-300 was used for routed from Abu Dhabi to the Gulf states but also to cities like Karachi.
The A-90-300 could carry 216 passengers.



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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 11:18:18 am »
Great! reaching commercial success "for Real"... ;D
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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 04:12:47 am »
Fantastic.

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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 05:40:13 am »
Indeed. The first civilian ekranoplan model I have seen.  Never thought of this possibility, even if it's quite logical. Congratulations for your lateral thinking.
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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 06:28:48 am »
Glorious  :bow:
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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2019, 07:43:50 am »
It's crazy but it makes a kind of illogical sense! :thumbsup:
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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2019, 07:47:38 am »
Just to let you guys know.
I have one more in the works: Anigrands 1/144 KM Ekranoplan in the colours of Emirates.  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 08:31:44 am »
I could definitely see those running passenger/freight service lines in an area with lots of water and relatively close islands - places in the Pacific, like Micronesia, or, say, from the Falklands to Argentina.
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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 08:59:43 am »
An awesome looking machine indeed, very impressive.  :thumbsup:
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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2019, 10:28:05 am »
very clever, and very good looking  :thumbsup:
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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 03:11:03 am »
I could definitely see those running passenger/freight service lines in an area with lots of water and relatively close islands - places in the Pacific, like Micronesia, or, say, from the Falklands to Argentina.

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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 11:44:22 pm »
Love the concept.  :wub: And the execution/result.  :thumbsup:

As weird as it may seem, it has a disturbingly convincing appeal (echoing Old Wombat's post above)...   ;D
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Re: A-90-300 Etihad Airways
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2019, 05:52:43 pm »
Very nice!!   :wub: :wub:
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