Psimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 302 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5078 times:
Does anyone know the current status of former Air India B747-400 which i believe was returned to Korean Airlines during late March. I have looked under various acars site for the registration HL7409 but found no trace? Also can somebody shed light on when the other 2 former Korean Airlines B747-400s VT-AIC/D will return to Korean Airlines.
Air India i read will be also returning the 2 former Singapore B747-400s VT-AIE/F and the former Air Canada B747-400 combi VT-AIM as these 3 will be converted to Freighters for onward use by Martinair Holland.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10171 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5045 times:
ex VT-EFJ has been reregistered HL7606 and painted in full Korean Air Cargo colours BEFORE conversion.
I can´t provide detailed information about the other 744s on lease to Air India. Only thing I know that the lease terms are up to 3 years, VT-AIM shorter.
Psimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4706 times:
Many thanks for all for your replys regarding the former Air India B747-400 VT-EVJ, which is now registered HL7606 and not its previous identity HL7409.
I have managed to find a photo of this aircraft on this site with its new identity HL7606 looking very smart in full Korean Airlines colours but with additional cargo titles in preparation to being converted to a full freighter with SCD and blanked out passenger windows. I guess the remaining 2 B747-400s that Korean have leased out to Air India will also be converted to full freighter configuration when they return off lease, as Korean Airlines probably do not require the addition passenger capacity?