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Qantas 747 SPs  
User currently offlineLaserjet From New Zealand, joined Apr 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1148 times:

Does Qantas still have it's 2 SP's. If so, on what routes do they fly? If not, what happened to them? Thanks for any help you can give.

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User currently offlineTanguy From Australia, joined Sep 1999, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1062 times:

The two SP38's are still in service. Originally they were the long haul aircraft used on the non-stop Pacific run, nowadays they fly around S.E. Asia on routes to places such as Manila and Indonesian ports. As the QF SPs were among a small number produced with Rolls Royce engines there was never much chance of other SP operators adding the type to their P&W fleets. They continue to soldier on in the QF fleet although the operating costs must be poor compared with B767-338s and even the Classic standard bodied 747s. When the next QF order for aircraft from either Airbus or Boeing eventuates, I dare say the SPs will be among the first to leave the fleet. Personally I'll miss the stumpy Jumbo.

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