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Status Of European (EAAC) 742's?  
User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Does anyone out there know of the status of European's 742's?

Are a number still operating for Corsair?

Or are they all parked?

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User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

come on someone must have an idea ?

or maybe I should re post this in 7 or 8 hours when Europe gets up ?


User currently offlineSPL From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

The G-BDXO B747-200 is in AMS and they just started the scrap the aircraft near Hangar 9 at Schiphol East area.

The G-BDXE B747-200 flew some legs in the beginning of October for the PY (Surinam Airways), with Corsair titles.


Groeten Martijn


User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

Thanks SPL. Do you know where G-BDXE is right now?

Does anyone know the status of the rest of the European 742's?


User currently offlineFilterboy From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

My Dad who was a PFE for European was told last week that the 747 fleet is to be withdrawn from service at the end of the Month.

Regards
Filter


User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1637 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Filter is right about the end of 747 ops for EAAC.

The Corsair contract has finished and the aircraft were retuned to EAAC and parked temporarily at Exeter.

Some adhoc / acmi flying has taken place though this is now finished too.

G BDXE is now at Kemble
G BDXG remains at BOH I believe
G BDXO remains at AMS being broken up (this may have been completed now?)

Not sure if there is still one at Exeter - one of the two 747s off the Corsair contract donated an engine to a Transaero 747, don't know if it was replaced



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User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1228 times:

thanks, so what's is their future?

Will they be scraped?

Do any have any hours left before major checks are due?


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