Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2606 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.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2328 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.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10731 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2310 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.