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Ships Not Taken...  
User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

I saw some photos on this sight of THE MOST BEAUTIFUL 747, all white, all the windows covered, that was for Air France but they refused it or something. I don't get that. How can they refuse delivery? I mean, they still had to pay for it didn't they? So what does Boeing do, just fly it out somewhere and leave it? Why not paint it up in someone else's colors and deliver it to them ahead of schedule with the few necessary modifications???


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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1149 times:
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Do you have a link to this picture? If it was a -400 freighter this aircraft was probably going to Cargolux. If not, maybe they paid a penalty, or they had someone lined up to buy it, but they weren't ready or nothing was sure, or they didn't want anyone knowing, so they left it white. The picture would give more clues I'm sure.

Sammy


User currently offlineHmmmm... From Canada, joined May 1999, 2104 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

There have been many ships not taken. Ever since the introduction of jet travel in the '50s & '60s, all the oceanic shipping lines went out of business.








I, myself, have not taken, at least, 10 ships.

LOL
Hmmmm...

Long live the ocean liner!




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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

I can't find the pic.s of the 747. It was a -400 regular though, not freighter, not domestic. The comments said it was for Air France.







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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1093 times:
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Was it from this site?? Or was it on the net somewhere?

Sammy


User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

The pictures were from this site, I'm not sure how to do an advanced search for a no-airline 747, however.


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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1070 times:
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Thats ok, I will hunt it down...remember any keywords in the description??

Sammy


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1065 times:
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I think I found it! Is this it? I suppose the description was different earlier? I guess AF did not want it and found a new customer for it, Air Moroc. Apparantly it was a white tail for some time before being transferred to the new owner.


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User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (14 years 4 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1047 times:

Yes, that's one of two pic.s of it. Definitely not a freighter. You say Air Moroc got it? I don't remember reading that.


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

sammyk is right. The last 744 destined for AF was not taken up after it was built in 1993 - and it went to Royal Air Maroc then, where it is still flying under the registration CN-RGA.


User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1014 times:
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Well, I shouldnt take the credit for being right, as it said in the description that Air Moroc took it.  

Sammy


User currently offline747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2789 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Thanks!!! I guess I'm still wondering what the general policy is regarding this kind of queer situation, but it's been fun hunting down that 747...


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User currently offlineBacardi182 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1088 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 989 times:

what is that silver stuff al ove the windows and wheels? why did the plane need to go into storage? wouldn't it be easy to sell?

here she is nowadays

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User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 984 times:
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That silver stuff is most likely to protect the covered parts from the harmfull effects of the sun. Many parts that are made of plastic, rubber (or non metal) may deteriorate in the desert sun. I suppose they could have used a different color covering, but the silver probably reflects the sun better, and keeps the heat away as well. It was probably stored for several reasons, either they didn't find a customer right away, or the customer they did find didn't need it right away. As you know, demand for pax only 744s is slowing down, granted, this was in 1993, so who knows. Also, the picture was taken in 1993, so it may have been sold in that year, anyone know when RAM took delivery of this plane?

Sammy


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