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Saudi Arabian 747SPs In Fleet For Much Longer?  
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2712 times:

My jaw dropped when I came across this recent pic in the photo database:

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I thought they were all retired. Any info?


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User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1710 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2695 times:
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The Saudi Royal Family uses it I thought? I think they will stay around a while for that reason alone.

When I was 10, my dad worked for Saudia and we were on a 747SP from MAD-JED (replacement for a broken L10), and we were upgraded to first class. I was excited because first class on the 747-300 meant power foot rests. Boy was I disappointed in the 747SP - the first class chair was just like a La-Z-boy.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16367 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

There are 3 Saudi SP's, all in Saudi Arabia colours I believe. Only one is operated by Saudi Arabian. It is in passenger configuration. Don't know what routes it is used on, if any. The other 2 SP's are private, one a private hospital and the other VIP config.

It is reasonable that the remaining Saudi Arabian pax SP will pass over to a VIP role soon.




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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Great info guys. Much thanks.

Hopefully this means they will be flying for years to come.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16367 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

The Saudi govt has many corporate/govt aircraft, many operated in Saudi Arabian colours.

The Saudi Arabian colour scheme I think is one of the sharpest anywhere. There is a 707, 721, 752 and other VIP aircraft operated in Saudi Arabian colours but used only for VIP flights.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineSV777KiloAlpha From Saudi Arabia, joined Dec 2003, 267 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2513 times:


Hi,


All Saudi Arabian 747SP are operated by the Royal Flight division. None are used for revenue flights.

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HZ-AKA



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