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Transaero B747-200 PTV In All Classes?  
User currently offlineNewSwissair From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 282 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3196 times:

Hi all,

I just surfed a bit on the web and found a picture of the cabin of Transaero's B747-200 VP-BPX showing PTV's! Does anybody know, if every Transaero aircraft has PTV in all classes or is it an exemption?

I don't think that the PTV's were installed when they bought the aircraft. So they must have installed them just when they bought the aircraft. Or has anybody ever seen PTV on a B747-200? I haven't! Anyway it's interesting to see PTV's newly installed on a 25+ years old aircraft.


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Here is the pic of the cabin.
http://www.bgspotters.net/pictures/p...f68&subm=3&oprt=2&form_PicId=11665

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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6758 posts, RR: 77
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Quoting NewSwissair (Thread starter):
I don't think that the PTV's were installed when they bought the aircraft. So they must have installed them just when they bought the aircraft. Or has anybody ever seen PTV on a B747-200? I haven't! Anyway it's interesting to see PTV's newly installed on a 25+ years old aircraft.

Transaero operates six ex-Virgin Atlantic B742s - the PTVs were already installed by VS.


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineB747-4U3 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

I believe it is only the 747-200s that have PTV in all classes as they were purchased from Virgin, if I'm not mistaken.

User currently offlineNewSwissair From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 282 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Ahh i see. Thanks for the answer! Didn't know that they were already installed when they bought them. Does anybody know if there arem other older B742 and B743 that have PTV in all classes?

User currently offlineOrion737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2958 times:

Any reliability problems with the old 742s in Transaeros service?

User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6758 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Quoting NewSwissair (Reply 3):
Does anybody know if there arem other older B742 and B743 that have PTV in all classes?

- PIA B743 (PTVs installed by former operator Cathay Pacific)
- Qantas B743


PH



Nothing's worse than flying the same reg twice!
User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2877 times:

Looks good for such an old bird. Inside is clean at least...lol


Desmond MacRae in ILM
User currently offlineBoeing74741R From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2816 times:

Quoting B747-4U3 (Reply 2):
I believe it is only the 747-200s that have PTV in all classes as they were purchased from Virgin, if I'm not mistaken.

VP-BQA/BQB/BQC/BQD/BQE/BPX are all ex-Virgin Atlantic aircraft, and the picture posted by NewSwissair confirms that the cabin is ex-VS and retain the IFE system fitted by VS.

BQA (ex-G-VBEE) and BQB (ex-G-VSSS) were bought from Air Atlanta after the lease of these two aircraft to VS for the MAN-MCO route ended in April 2005 (G-VBEE left Feb 05, and G-VSSS left 1st May 05).

BQC (ex-GVPUF), BQD (ex-GVIBE) and BQE (ex-GVZZZ) were all stored at MHV for a few years after being withdrawn from the VS fleet in the aftermath of 9/11before being bought by Transaero.

VP-BPX was bought from European Aviation Air Charter (operated as G-CCMA for a short while) and operated for Virgin previously as G-VCAT, then Air Atlanta as TF-ATK. Funny enough I flew on this aircraft back in June 2000 MAN-MCO-MAN so glad to see that this aircraft is flying again.


User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

Anybody knows where UN 742 flies? schedules appreciated.

User currently offlineHugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Those are Virgin seats but the bulkhead is from Cathay...

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4268 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 8):
Anybody knows where UN 742 flies?

You might see them at various airports in the Southern European region and e.g. airports like;

PMI
BCN
CAI
MIR
LPA
TFS

and other airports which are in holiday regions frequently visited by Russian tourists, e.g.;

AYT
IST
ADB
VAR

I don't have schedules, but I guess most of their services are charters anyway.



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2417 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2449 times:

Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 8):
Anybody knows where UN 742 flies?

Check their web-page: http://www.transaero.ru/en/timetable/geography.html

Quoting NewSwissair (Thread starter):
Transaero's B747-200 VP-BPX showing PTV's! Does anybody know, if every Transaero aircraft has PTV in all classes

More interesting is the question if they actually use these PTV's or only the main screens...


User currently offlineBY188B From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2423 times:

Quoting Debonair (Reply 11):
More interesting is the question if they actually use these PTV's or only the main screens...

On this link http://www.transaero.ru/en/flight/sclass.html you can see the PTV'S on and in use.



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