Philsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4063 times:
No, SIA is only selling the 4 that are currently out of the fleet. Air Atlanta has 2 and I believe Air India has the other two. They are among the oldest in the fleet and some of the first delivered. I think NWA had the first 3 then SIA got a bunch. The aircraft to be sold were in the first delivery.
Tod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1732 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3668 times:
SQ 744's 9V-SMK, 9V-SML and 9V-SMN are going to CX. They will be reconfigured to CX arrangement next spring. 9V-SMN is first, then 9V-SMK and they are both already in Xiamen. 9V-SML may still be in Victorville, CA.
Hkg_clk From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 999 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3581 times:
CX and SQ seem to have a very different strategy when it comes to the 744. CX's existing ones are highly utilised, and they are taking on more to boost capacity. SQ, on the otherhand, has had surplus 744s for many years. I wonder how difficult it is to predict the number of planes you would require in a fleet.
SQ's website still lists 6 744s as on option - this is rather misleading - the chances of these being taken up are probably zero! They also list 6 as being withdrawn.
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CX Flyboy From Hong Kong, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 6642 posts, RR: 55
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2497 times:
The ex-SQ 744s will NOT be reengined to RR engines. Re-engining an airliner with a different type is a very rare occurence and very expensive. Of the six 744s 2 will be converted to freighters. All 6 will retain their P&W engines.
As for Dragonair's 744s, they will be converted to 744SFs as well.
It was reported the other day that a US leasing company had put in orders for some 744SF conversions, and apparently they are ex-SQ machines.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
9V-SMU is not among the 744s sold or leased out. But it won´t be too long until this aircraft is due. The "1000th 747"-sticker it carried for 10 years has been removed recently in order that it looses its unique role.