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What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?  
User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7787 times:

There's a UA 747-400 parked at one of the KLM maintenance hangars for quit some time now.
I saw it last week in full UA livery(old livery) and yesterday I saw it again with only
half of the tail revealing it's a UA aircraft. The rest of the fuselage is completely white.
Anyone know what this aircraft is doing there and what's going to happen with it?

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User currently offlineKLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 812 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7764 times:

I just read in another tread that VS is looking for 744's. I know that KLM does the VS 744
maintenance and paintjob. Could it be that this aircraft is going to VS?


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7751 times:

VS I think get their aircraft painted in AMS, don't they ? But it wouldn't be white if it was going to VS, it would be pearl grey.

User currently offlineACYWG From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7721 times:

Isn't that the plane that was taken up by either European or Corsair? I seem to remember reading something about that lately.

User currently offlineIowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7700 times:

I agree with ACYWG, that these are probably the birds for Corsair. In addition to Virgin aircraft being painted gray, doesn't Virgin also operate GE powered 744s? I am not saying that they would not take any non-GE 744s (as a couple of airlines have mixed engine 744 fleets (Qantas, Cathay (soon), and Air New Zealand (still?), just that it would seem that they would want to maintain commonality.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26785 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7668 times:

Quoting Iowa744fan (reply 4):
(Qantas, Cathay (soon), and Air New Zealand (still?), just that it would seem that they would want to maintain commonality.


Last I checked, CX was getting their used 747s from BA, which means they would be operating the same engine. QF took the 744ER with GE engines because the RB211 is not available on it.

Corsair is the most likely candidate.



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User currently offlineIowa744Fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7631 times:

N1120A,

CX was getting their used 747s from BA

They are getting 8 PW powered birds from SQ. I think 3 for pax and 5 for cargo conversion....or vice versa. They were trying to get used 744s from BA to maintain commonality with RR, but I have not heard of them having any success. Any news on this front? Yep, someone (perhaps you), answered the 744ER issue about Qantas for me in a past post. Does Air New Zealand still have both the RRs and the GE powered birds?


User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 7567 times:

Former UA N186UA is currently at AMS for a C or D check and repaint to SS colors. When finished, it will operate for SS as F-GTUI.
Former UA N191UA has the same story, registration is now F-HSUN:

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Recently, former UA N189UA arrived at AMS, awaiting its transformation into F-HSEX (and probably also a C or D check), also for SS.

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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7390 times:

N186UA / F-GTUI is in Mobile Alabama where it recieved a D check by MAE and was reconfigured for Corsair by KLM and Heath-Tecna

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8588 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7299 times:
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Glad somone had an answer. I saw her parked up when I arrived from PHL a week or so ago.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26785 posts, RR: 75
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 7244 times:

Quoting Iowa744Fan (reply 6):
Does Air New Zealand still have both the RRs and the GE powered birds?


Yes they do.


Quoting AJO (reply 7):
Recently, former UA N189UA arrived at AMS, awaiting its transformation into F-HSEX (and probably also a C or D check), also for SS.


Which is the perfect name for that bird Big grin



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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7058 times:

I heard that this bird was being flown down to South Africa for some interior matienence, this was in another thread.


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User currently offlineDaron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6864 times:

What will Corsair do with all of the premium united seats, like First Suite?

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26785 posts, RR: 75
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6824 times:

Quoting Daron4000 (Reply 12):
What will Corsair do with all of the premium united seats, like First Suite?


Well, certainly not keep them. They are going to have something like 230 more seats that UA carries. I am betting UA already pulled their equipment, particularly seats, out of the plane and Corsair is installing their's.



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User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1729 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6736 times:

I am betting UA already pulled their equipment, particularly seats,

Nope, N186UA (and the rest too, I think) left Victorville with the interior completely intact.


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