Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7471 posts, RR: 11 Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4225 times:
JFK in the 80's must have been quite a site for 747SP's: TWA, AA, United, PanAm, Korean, Saudi Arabian, SAA, and at one point even Iran Air. I'm not sure about Braniff. LHR must have been good too with just as many if not more carriers operating the SP there.
They're not being fully maintained and if they ever would be considered back for operations again they would require heavy maintenance work.
Not sure it would be worth it to be honest.
Quoting Columba (Reply 11): Does the 747SP has the same type rating like the other "classics".
The transition to 747SP from -100 series is easy. It only requires a flight in the simulator and some theory. More than 90% commonality.
Quoting European (Reply 13): VP-BAT - Though apperently owners just died and now looking for new owner.
Interesting. Where did you find out about this ?
There are currently 15 747SP's in active service.
Most of them in VIP outfitting, and if you want to get a ride in one....
These are your options:
Syrian 747SP YK-AHA c/n: 21174
Syrian 747SP YK-AHB c/n: 21175
Iran Air 747SP EP-IAD c/n: 21758
Just like Tugmaster says. And I'm not sure how the Saudi 747SP's are used. For commercial flights or only VIP's...
Anyone with info on Saudia's 747SP operations ? I would love to hear.
Boeing 747SP Website
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