This plane came to KSAT last fall and underwent maintenance/inspections. I was wondering if anyone had any information on why it's operator changed from Qatar Amiri Flight to Worldwide Aircraft Holding and why it was sent to San Antonio Aerospace (SAA) for this work. This plane, for whatever reason, fascinates me and I'm hoping to learn more about it.
Concord977 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1261 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3517 times:
This won't be of much help to you, BUT ... this plane was at Love Field in Dallas for over 1 year. It was being refurbed by Associated Air Center. I took a photo of it years ago and I was fascinated with it too.
I was at DAL when it arrived. It had no passengers, but a complete crew of British Airways employees got off, including 9 FA's. I thought that was strange.
Scootertrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 569 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3219 times:
I have seen this aircraft in RDU several times. The story I got then was that it belonged to a prince of some sort from Qatar. He is attending college here in the States and was using the SP as his personal conveyance to and from home.
Rdu777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2746 times:
This plane dose visit RDU once a year or so. But it's to bring in the Prince/(whoever it belongs to) family member in for eye operations at Duke Hospital. It comes in once or twice a year. I've been lucky enough to catch it twice. That's why it shows up at RDU.