747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2777 posts, RR: 16 Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1181 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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Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1686 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1038 times:
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.
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1686 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 954 times:
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.
Sammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1686 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 873 times:
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?