ElmoTheHobo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3162 times:
Cathay has 19 RR powered birds that were delivered to them new from Boeing. They bought 6 P&W powered birds from Singapore, 2 of which were delivered to the passenger side, the remaining aircraft were delivered to Cathay Pacific Cargo.
At the same time, Cathay Pacific removed one of its original RR powered birds for conversion to a freighter. I'm not sure what the details are, but CX needed to have a bird available for conversion, so they offered one of their aircraft.
Therefore, CX has 20 747-400s (18x RR, 2x PW, ex SQ) and should have 5 747-400BCFs (1x RR, 4x PW, ex SQ), assuming all aircraft have been delivered.
Eghansen From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2324 times:
If you go to this website http://www.airfleets.net you can type in the airline name and see their current fleet including tail numbers, delivery date, and history of the aircraft. Includes aircraft that the airline no longer owns but has sold or disposed of.
FlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
Quoting Zeke (Reply 12):
Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 11):
SQ takes first rate care of their aircraft and tosses them aside awfully young.
Funniest thing I have heard for ages...normally SQ aircraft take longer to get online as they have not been looked after. They flip the aircraft so they can avoid doing any real work on them.
I guess I had read some stuff claiming that the 747s at SQ had been fairly well maintained, but I will defer to your superior knowledge.
If SQ is in the business of flipping their aircraft to avoid mx, how have the A380 delays and the 747-400s staying in service with SQ longer than anticipated (some of the 744s are what, 15 years old now when usually they don't keep aircraft too far past 10-12) effected them?
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