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What's Up With 9V-SMN Now?  
User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

http://airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=sia01060401kt.jpg

Looks strange. Is this real????

What's up with 9V-SMN now? Are they going to sell it? How many B 747-400s does SQ operate now?



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13744 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

What the hell is up with that?!

9V-SMN is one of the older MEGATOPS that SIA has in the fleet. Haven't heard of any rumours that that particular MEGATOP is to depart for someone else though.



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User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

SMN has been upgraded as well. I doubt this picture is real.

So is SMN still flying?


User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 722 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

United.....The picture is real thank you.

As TTT has stated 9V-SMN is leased and it looks as though it is either being returned to the Lessor or just receiving a new coat of paint.

I took the shot because it did look odd but apparently I was badly motivated and so it was rejected. Ah well another time.



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

The last picture of her in this database was on the 22nd of January of this year:


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Photo © TTT



Another website has a photograph of it in April. Perhaps it is simply part way through a repaint, and has been taken outside the hangar for whatever reason.

The obvious question I'd like to ask, however, is where are the windows?

V/F

[Edited 2004-06-07 09:54:20]


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User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Thanks for the info.

So it will continue to fly for SINGAPORE AIRLINES right? At least for a while right?


User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10748 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

CX, Dragonair, Air Atlanta and if I´m not mistaken, Corsair, have aquired 744s from SIA recently all of which are still to be delivered. Maybe this is one of them?

User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Not Corsair and Air Atlanta I guess? But the earlier two yes.

But not so soon. At least not until 2006 (Correct me if I am wrong).

So I guess they just repainting the aircraft for themselves right?

SQ is selling 8 of the oldest B 747-400s. Maybe not this one?


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

United Air,

Read Ejazz's reply. SMN's being returned to lessor!

TT



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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

One things for sure its real, I dont think ejazz/Bailey is known for doing fake pics!!

As for that 744, it has to be the stragest paint job I've ever seen. Did they get three quarters of it done and then think forget, we can finish it later!!


User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

or just receiving a new coat of paint.

9V-SMN is one of the older MEGATOPS that SIA has in the fleet. Haven't heard of any rumours that that particular MEGATOP is to depart for someone else though.

Does anyone know what's up with this plane? Will it fly for SQ again?

What about SMM? Still flying I guess?


User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Ejazz: I am sorry! I don't know any photocraphers on airliners. So..

I doubt it's leaving so soon.

Does anyone have an idea?


User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

Does anyone have the latest news?

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2299 times:

Sighted SMN today parked at Engine runup bay all white no markings.


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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Tsentsan:

Any word on the two SQ B744's that are being painted in Singapore for IB?(Two that are supposed to be wet-leased through Air Atlanta) Have they finished painting yet? I belive the SQ registrations are 9V-SMC and 9V-SME.

EDITED: Disregard this post Tsentsan....I saw you revived the IB 747 post and my question has been answered from there! Thanks!

[Edited 2004-06-25 17:39:01]


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User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

SMN has new first class/business class seats right?

So what are they going to do with SMN???? Repaint it back into SQ's colour and fly for SQ again???? Or will it be returned to its lessor? Or to someone else?


User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

This is what I found on SIA's website:

http://img.singaporeair.com/pdf/english/FinancialResults/Newsrelease-FY0304.pdf

3 B 747-400s will be released from the operating fleet. Wonder if SMN is one of them. Guess the other two are non spacebed ones like SMO right????

What's up with SMN now? Will it return to service with SIA?

8 B 747-400s will be sold. We all know that. Does anyone know which ones are they? And how many B 744s will they have after the sale? 27? 28?



User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

SMN went to Xiamen today 29/6.


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User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

To Xiamen? What for? Will it fly for SQ again?

User currently offlinePhilsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1970 times:

On paper, 9V-SMN was sold to Boeing. It is going to XMN to be converted into a SF. Once the conversion is complete, the aircraft will be sold to CX.

User currently onlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9182 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

Oh is this one of the 8 B 747-400s SQ is selling?

How many B 747-400s will SQ have in the operating fleet after the sale? 27? 28?


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