Cessna172RG From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 749 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2507 times:
Both JAL and ANA operate something called a 747SR...747-100s with short range tanks installed. You can only fly these within the domestic flight structure of Japan, but if you have the chance, make sure you buy a "super seat" and enjoy! As an alternate, you can always catch a 747-200 by Northwest while they are still flying.
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
Global Air is supposed to operate from Capetown to Stansted starting mid-December.
This with a 747SP-27, presently located Jakarta.
Apparently a 3 months-long contract...
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2921 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2328 times:
Cessna172RG: A common misconception you have there. The "SR" in 747SR actually stands for "Special Requirement" not "Short Range". These aircraft are fully capable of transpacific ops, nonstop. I believe Kalitta has one now, used for long range freight hauling.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2247 times:
FLYSSC, the Air Namibia SP was scrapped from the route network when SW started leasing a 767-300 (about 3-4 years back), which was then followed by an SP after the 763 was returned (too expensive, not enough cargo space), only for the SP to be replaced by the 747-400 Combi that they operate currently, which - I think - they got either in 1999 or 2000: since then there have been no SPs in Air Namibia colors...