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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4511 posts, RR: 53
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

What is the status of AF 747 Classics?

For instance what was this doing at ZRH?


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By the way this is a beautiful picture of an AF 773ER at YUL:


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

All the B747-200 PAX are now retired, the last one, F-GCBJ, being phased out last June.

The 4 B747-300 inherited from UTA are still in service. They are based at Orly Airport and operate only to/from ORY to/from PTP & FDF.
They will be retired next year and replaced by the extra B773ER ordered earlier this year.

Work to reinforce the Rwys at ORY, for those B773ER, will start early next year and last 2 months.

The 4 B747-300 are :
F-GETA
F-GETB
F-BTDG
F-BTDH

The two last aircraft (DG/DH) were initially B747-200, modified into -300 in the late 80s as shown on this picture :

F-BTDG "before" :
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F-BTDG "After" :
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Now :


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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4511 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2931 times:

Thanks man. Tell Hassan I say hi when you see him  Wink


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User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

You mean modified to -200SUD, not a -300, which was still a bit more advanced.

User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Quoting Duke (Reply 3):
You mean modified to -200SUD, not a -300, which was still a bit more advanced.

the -400 is more advanced ... but the differences between a -300 & a -200SUD are very very very small ...

Can you tell the difference between those two ? :


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User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 4):
but the differences between a -300 & a -200SUD are very very very small

I always thought that there was a significant difference between the -200 and the -300, not only the -300 has a longer 2nd floor but also new features in the cockpit and new systems in comparison to the -200. Am I right ?

Alphfloor



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User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

Quoting AirxLiban (Thread starter):
What is the status of AF 747 Classics?

They are all still Filthy dirty, I'm sorry. I couldn't resist it when I seen the thread.

Regards

Rob  wave 



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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 5):
I always thought that there was a significant difference between the -200 and the -300, not only the -300 has a longer 2nd floor

Right. The -300 has a longer upper deck than the -200... but the same upper deck than a -200SUD

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 5):
but also new features in the cockpit and new systems in comparison to the -200. Am I right ?

Improved screens and display but not really different : the Cockpit Crew are the same for the -300 & the -200 but it's a different qualification for the -400 which has really different systems, but also a different wing design, etc ...

On the 2 pictures in my post #4, the a/c on the left is a -300, the one on the right is a -200SUD

Quoting EI747SYDNEY (Reply 6):
They are all still Filthy dirty, I'm sorry. I couldn't resist it when I seen the thread.

Actually, when you look at those two pics, they are quite surprisingly clean !  Wink


User currently offlineAlphafloor From Chile, joined Jun 2004, 1277 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2670 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 7):
Improved screens and display but not really different : the Cockpit Crew are the same for the -300 & the -200 but it's a different qualification for the -400 which has really different systems, but also a different wing design, etc ...

On the 2 pictures in my post #4, the a/c on the left is a -300, the one on the right is a -200SUD

Thanks for you quick answer FlySSC !  Smile

Alpha



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