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Saudi Arabian Retiring 747-100?  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 390 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

The type is not mentioned in SV's fleet, in their inflight magazine, all the aircraft they operate are in the past issues along with a Graphic illustration, so are they on the way out? there's news that SV are studying the 777-300ER probably to replace them.

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User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

That's a 747-100? It's got RB211s?

User currently offlineZizou From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 1536 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

Its about time they were replaced. They must be at least 20 pushing up to 30 years old...

User currently offlineBa319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8717 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
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Saudia RB211 747's(non -300's),were delivered/certified as -168B's.

Since SV operates GE 777-200's,the GE powered 777-300ER would make a logical replacement.I would expect this to occur in the not too distant future,late 2003 or early 2004.

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

To add to Ba319-131's information, SV's 741's are not that old. They were delivered in the early 1980's.

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7639 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2942 times:

Don't they still have the -SP with RR engines? I beleive that was the only -SP with RR.

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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13754 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2916 times:

I hear they're fully Y class configured ja?

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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5498 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

These 747-168's were the last 741's built and delivered in 1981-82, not that old really for a 741.

QF's SP's were RR powered!

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2794 times:

SV's 747SP are now with the VIP/Royal fleet, I think SV should also consider Airbus types like the A340-300/500 for the 747-100/300 replacement, A330-200 for the A300-600 replacement and the A320/319 for the 737-200 and MD-90 replacement makes more sense since their relations with USA are not so hot anymore.

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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11381 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2776 times:

SV going Airbus? The Saudi King`s knees are shaking because Bush is threatening the whole region. So it seems logical that 777s will replace the aging 741s once they´re due for retirement. And that´ll be in the tot too far future, although to my knowledge the 741s are mainly used for the workers shuttle flights to India where using the most modern aircraft is not that vital.

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