Junior1970 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3313 times:
I don't know if this is the right forum for this question. I apologize if it isn't.
On the picture, on the back of the plane you can clearly see the SCD still in place, but the plane has been permanently converted to a full pax plane.
Is the SCD being welded shut or just closed and locked like it's always been when still in combi config ?
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3304 times:
I would think they would just lock it. Modifying the aircraft permanently would be expensive and probably lower it's value at the same time - combis are relatively unusual and can be quite desirable. MEA leased out it's three 747-200 Combis (and it's own ops became 707-only) during the Lebanese civil war and paid it's entire wage bill with the income.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz