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Saudi 747SP At EWR?  
User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2406 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Flew out of EWR early Sunday (1/29) afternoon and noticed a Saudi Arabian 747SP being loaded at Terminal B. Obviously this is an unusual sighting, first, SV does not fly to EWR, and second, a 747SP is a pretty rare find in and of itself.

I must say, the aircraft looked great, and I have never seen an RB211-equipped SP before, quite interesting!

Anybody know why it was there?

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User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4110 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

That plane comes through Bangor, Maine on occasion. It's clearly a VIP aircraft. There's a few pictures of it coming into Bangor on my BGR Yahoo web site (the photos section):

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bangor_international/

Chris in NH


User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2435 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

I last saw the SV 747SP at EWR back in May '05. The Saudi Royal Family truckster on their way to Wally World perhaps.....  

Here's a photo of the SP in EWR and a more unusual visitor:


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[Edited 2006-01-31 22:18:09]


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User currently offlineN908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 926 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Actually, EWR for some reason tends to be a gateway point for Saudi aircraft.

Quoting CODC10 (Thread starter):
Flew out of EWR early Sunday (1/29) afternoon and noticed a Saudi Arabian 747SP being loaded at Terminal B. Obviously this is an unusual sighting, first, SV does not fly to EWR, and second, a 747SP is a pretty rare find in and of itself.

I'm fairly certain this one was heading to our neck of the woods (RST) for a Mayo stop...believe this is the third 747SP that has come through RST this year. The flight was SVA7068



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User currently offlineAerlinguscargo From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Were any of the SP's converted into freighters?

User currently offlineGritzngravee From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

looks like that MD-11 was here just in time to get everyone of those Saudi VIPS out of the states before the 9//11 attacks. HHHMMM here on September 8, 2001.

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Been on that MD-11, its probably the nicest interior ever on an MD-11. gold everywhere, showers, king suites, etc


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Quoting N908AW (Reply 3):
Actually, EWR for some reason tends to be a gateway point for Saudi aircraft.

That may be the final destination, but BGR is a main point of entry for them. I can't tell you the number of times I've seen them there. Once in 1997 I saw SWEET Boeing 707 in the new Saudi colors. Damn it was nice with all the crome polished. I read or was told once the way to tell Saudi Royal Flight from regular aircraft was the Royal Flight had the Arabic writting on them..were the airliner side did not.



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User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 866 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 7):
I read or was told once the way to tell Saudi Royal Flight from regular aircraft was the Royal Flight had the Arabic writting on them..were the airliner side did not.

That's false, all SV planes have the arabic logo.


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User currently offlineMoparman From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 411 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

Did this aircraft not bring a Saudi deligation to the UN? Something diffrent though: The RB211.. isn't there a serious shortage of parts for these engines now?


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User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

I understand this aircraft is often used by junior members of the Suadi Royal Family for shopping trips.


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Quoting HiJazzey (Reply 8):
That's false, all SV planes have the arabic logo.

I stand corrected. I did notice on some of the previous livery aircraft some had the Arabic titles, some did not.



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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Quoting Aerlinguscargo (Reply 4):

No,but my Greatest Airliners 747SP book shows a 'mock-up' of where the cargo door might have hone along with a forklift.

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 10):

I've read that the -SP brings the Royal family members over and an MD-11 freighter brings the goods home . Nice thing to think about when you're putting $2.50 a gallon gas in your car  

[Edited 2006-02-01 03:50:49]


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User currently offlineIAHcsr From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3424 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2277 times:
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Unless they have more than one SP, it was at IAH a few weeks ago as well.


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