Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 41 Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2806 times:
I was doing some photography at LAX this week and a rather odd visitor came in on Thursday morning....
A 747 came in with KLM colors, it looked to be a 200SUD that has been converted to a freighter. Its registration was N746SA and it was hand-painted (rather sloppily, I might add) on the fuselage. Any idea of who it belongs to (unfortunately, I wasnt paying attention to my scanner) and when it was converted?
I would post a link to the image, but I havent quite gotten around to editing or uploading it.
Lj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2692 times:
LAXINTL, correct. The N746SA (the former PH-BUI) was ferried together with the N725SA (formerly PH-BUL) to Mojave on Thursday. According to a mail on the Dutch spotters list the N746SA went from mojave to LAX and is scheduled to leave LAX for Xiamen for a D-check and the N725SA will remain at Mojave to be used for spares.
"* Ex-KLM B747-206Bs PH-BUI  and PH-BUL , currently stored at Mojave, have been sold to Southern Air and re-registered N746SA and N725SA, respectively. "
All KLM 747-200 SUD's have been pulled off of http://www.planemart.com, but a few months ago there was a listing for one with about 106,000 hours on it. Is this N725SA now? Perhaps our 747 fleet guru, NA, could chime in on this.
Also of interest:
"* Ex-TWA B767-200 N602TW , currently stored at Victorville, will be scrapped."