KLMCedric From Belgium, joined Dec 2003, 813 posts, RR: 21 Posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 9504 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?
Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 9417 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.
Iowa744Fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 931 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 9348 times:
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?
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29199 posts, RR: 73
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8541 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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