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MD11-DC10&B742 At San Antonio  
User currently offlineASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

On 06/04/04 I was at SAT flying back to DFW and spotted one Saudi MD11 with engines sealed, one DC-10 which appeared to be a former Iberian jet and an all white B742 with G-??VM registration. Can anyone provide information about these aircraft? Thanks.

AJ707

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User currently offlineN243NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1637 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Hi 707-
I have seen all of these aircraft you have described during a recent trip to SAT, but can't figure out what they're all doing there. The MD-11 you described, HZ-HM7, has been a Saudi Arabian royal aircraft, but it seems that by the long time it has been sitting at SAT, it probably isn't a visit from the royal family. Here's a picture of both of the mentioned three-holers:

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Also, I'd be willing to bet the 742 is an ex-VS bird, since I've seen pictures of other retired 742s from VS flying into SAT. Not sure, though. I'd like to find out this stuff too!
Cheers!
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User currently offlineASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Hello N234NW,

Thanks for the info and photos. Interesting you should mention VS because the white B742 has read letters-"Boeing 747".

Thanks

AJ707


User currently offlineMymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

SAT has a few heavy maintence facilities for larger aircraft. I believe it's BF Goodrich, but would have to check on that. They have 3 large hangers capable of multiple heavies each. Until recently I flew there every few months and worked in a biz building across the street from the facilities. Always neat to look out my office window and see what they were working on that week.

User currently offlineASTROJET707 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 299 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

In 2003 I saw many UA B735s and B733s. Were these jets in for heavy maintenance or purchased by other carriers or being sent off to the desert?

For a while there were NW B72S after they were taken out of regular service.

AJ707


User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2727 times:

This is the best info I've got...

The ex Virgin bird came to San Antonio anticipating a paint job to European Air Lines. EAL shuttered operations (from what I understand) so its fate is unknown - probably headed to Arizona/California.

The Saudia Arabian plane is there being outfitted/enhanced for its role with the Saudi Royal flight. This is the same facility that outfitted the Chinese government 767 - full of bugs so say the Chinese.

No word on the Iberia a/c. Probably arrived to be painted for a new operator. San Antonio Aerospace, this facility, has some high profile customers including Southwest, UPS, Delta, NW and many others.

Never know what you might see on the ramp.


User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

I believe it's BF Goodrich
Not sure, but I think its Dee Howard's or as VectorVictor mentioned, San Antonio Aerospace.


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User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1156 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

Hi,

Not sure about the others but I think the B742 is G-VRUM. This aircraft has been sitting forlornly in Mojave for a couple of years since being retired by VS. (with the possible exception of a couple of months doing some hadj flying).
I suspect this aircraft will be ferried back to Mojave as it's new owner, European Aviation, has ceased all B747 ops. G-VCAT was also ferried through SAT from MHV a few months ago for the same reasons. I believe she now sits in an all white scheme at LGW, having almost seen revenue service again, only to be let down by her new operator at the last minute - shame  Crying


Regards,

SevenHeavy



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User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Dee Howard's or as VectorVictor mentioned, San Antonio Aerospace.

Used to be Dee Howard. They went belly up. It's now

http://www.staero.aero/amm_saa.html


User currently offlineEMBTucano From Brazil, joined Feb 2004, 246 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Here some more pictures:

Here is the Saudi MD-11

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B747 (G-VRUM)

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I am not sure but I want to say that they are all being worked on the San Antonio Aerospace facility.

Cheers
EMBTucano



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