TL925 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3045 times:
From a March edition of Flight International:
"Used 747s find home at Oasis Long-haul start-up carrier Oasis Hong Kong Airlines has acquired two used Boeing 747-400s, moving it a step closer to launching services.Oasis has purchased two ex-Singapore Airlines 747-400s from Deucalion Capital, which is owned by Germany’s DVB Bank. The aircraft, which were built in 1989, are due for delivery in July, after which they will undergo maintenance. The 747-400s are currently in service with Iberia, which is wet-leasing them from Air Atlanta."
Based on the above, it does not surprise me that the aircraft might be in SIN undergoing some maintenance work prior to delivery to Oasis HK. The aircraft are both ex-SIA aircraft, hence why they would be in SIN for maintenance.
Oakjam From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 182 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 14 hours ago) and read 2757 times:
I can't wait to see the Oasis HK plane parked at gate 1 at OAK. Also the sight of the 747-400 landing at OAK or take off. I've seen cargo 747's or UA planes maintenained. But a passenger jet will have a different feel.
Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 673 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 hours ago) and read 2555 times:
One more point to add, to TL925, actually, the planes will undergo maintenance in Singapore not because the aircraft are ex-SQ aircraft. Its because HAECO (Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company) doesn't have free slot to overhaul the plane.
Thanks. Looking forward to see the scheme. There are a few clues on what the colour scheme could be, but nothing about the overall scheme at all. Their website has not been updated for ages. Looking forward to hearing some details!
TL925 From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 65 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
Quoting Oxygen (Reply 9): Quoting TL925 (Reply 2):
The aircraft are both ex-SIA aircraft, hence why they would be in SIN for maintenance.
Not always the case.
Ex-SQ planes have been getting heavy maintenance all over the world.
Six either have been at, or will be coming to XMN for example.
Perhaps I was a bit unclear about my wording earlier. Both aircraft were originally put on lease by SIA with Air Atlanta Icelandic, before being sold, and the current maintenance work is likely due to the lease expiry with Air Atlanta Icelandic. If I'm not mistaken, the maintenance work on the aircraft during the Air Atlanta Icelandic lease was always still being done in SIN.
As far as work to be done before delivery to Oasis, that could either be done while the aircraft is already on the ground in SIN, or perhaps after the Air Atlanta Icelandic lease expiry at a different location.
Oxygen From Hong Kong, joined Sep 1999, 673 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (6 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 10): There are a few clues on what the colour scheme could be, but nothing about the overall scheme at all. Their website has not been updated for ages. Looking forward to hearing some details!
Their overall scheme had been changing and changing, a lot of variations had been designed, and have not been finalized yet.
The HK government seems to have some problem with a 'bauhinia' scheme (like its logo) because apparently it resembles the Hong Kong flag too much...
so lets wait and see !
Quoting N754PR (Reply 12): good, good... hope to arrive at the airport one day in July and see one!
To N754PR, haha, I guess you will have to wait for a bit longer, coz the aircraft will arrive in Singapore for heavy maintenance sometime around mid July, and probably won't appear in Hong Kong until like August.... don't know the exact schedule though....