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What Is The Registration Of This 747?  
User currently offlineOO-VEG From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 1111 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4081 times:

The photo below is taken by my father at Singapore Changi Airport.
As you can see the registrations are taken away (except for the letters KK at the nose wheels) as well as 2 engines. Does anyone know the (previous) owner c/n registration and maybe if this B747-300 and the one behind will fly again some time?????

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Photo © Fred de Bock

I think it is an old Singapore Airlines 747-300 which now is impounded and waits to get demoloshed. But I am not sure..

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User currently offlineExnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4028 times:

It's 9V-SKK. It's one of several -300s in storage at SIN.

Last rumor I heard was that UPS was interested in them as an alternative to new -400Fs. Only a rumor though.

My guess is that the engines were pulled for overhaul. These a/c are too valuable and have way too few hours on them to be scrapped. Singapore's -300s were built 1983-87.

User currently offlineDutchAir From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 105 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4020 times:


I think it is (or was) the 9V-SKK.
There's another photo at A.N. of a white 744 taken at Singapore Changi Airport which is the -SKK:

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Photo © Alan Tsui

So if it is the -SKK the previous owner was Singapore Airlines and the c/n is 23244/621.

The "JP airline fleets 2000" shows that all SIA their 743 are stored at Changi and are for sale.
The JP also says that the 9V-SKK and 9V-SKL had to be leased to Africa Star. Maybe that was aborted...

Hope this will help you.

Best regards,
Miguel Snoep, Netherlands

"People are assholes when flying"
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

They where going to be flown by AFRICAN STAR but i dont think they r eva gonna start ops....

User currently offlineSouthflite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

I believe 3 of the stored SIA B747-300s are headed for South Africa, not for African Star (which seems to have faded off the scene) but for South African Airways.

SAA announced recently that they were to take delivery of 5 B747-300s. The first two are confirmed as ex-Swissair HB-IGE & HB-IGF, and the other 3 would be ex-SIA. Reserved registrations are ZS-SKA thru -SKE.

SAA already operate two ex-SIA 743s, ZS-SAC (ex N120KF) and ZS-SAJ (ex N116KB).

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