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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Does anyone know which airlines, other than Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand, are suppliers of 742's to

Also, does anyone know where Virgin got its first 747,
Maiden Voyager, from? This plane is still in service with the airline, operating from Heathrow and Gatwick to the USA?

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User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7907 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2057 times:

All of Virgin's Rolls Royce powered 742s seem to be ex-Cathay or ex-Air New Zealand machines.

The Pratt and Whitney powered ships are:
G-VGIN (i believe this one is Madien Voyager) B747-243B, l/n 134, originally delivered to Alitalia as I-DEMU, and later registered as... N358AS, B-2440, and N747BL.

G-VIRG B747-287B, l/n 274,
G-VJFK, G-VLAX, B747-238B , l/ns 238 & 241... both ex-Qantas.

Hope that helps.

Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2037 times:


G-VIRG was originally Aerolineas Argentinas (not sure though if it was bought through them)

G-VGIN was originally Alitalia (almost positive)

Hope this helps.

Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
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