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SQ A380 At LHR This Afternoon?  
User currently offlineMcr From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 128 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9301 times:
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Talk about nice surprises... looking out my office window (in Windsor) I'm sure I just saw an SQ A380 on approach into LHR... BAA arrivals info shows:

Thu 14 February 2008
15:05 SQ308 SINGAPORE EXPECTED 1443 Terminal three

so if it was the A380 it was half an hour ahead of it's expected arrival. I assume this is some sort of proving visit to check facilities for turnaround or something? Services aren't due to start until March 18th, are they?

First time I've seen the A380.. wow. Big, isn't it? And a lot quieter than the 747s that usually pass this way!

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User currently offlineA350XWB From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 9261 times:



Quoting Mcr (Thread starter):
Thu 14 February 2008
15:05 SQ308 SINGAPORE EXPECTED 1443 Terminal three

according to acars, SQ308 is as usual a 747 today...

9V-SPN SQ / SIA B747-412 SQ0308 14. Feb 2008 13:32


User currently offlineMcr From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9152 times:
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Arrivals now shows...

15:05 SQ308 SINGAPORE EXPECTED 1440 Terminal three

... and right on cue, an SQ 747 has just gone past. So you're right, SQ308 was indeed a 747 this afternoon. The plane I saw earlier was definitely in SQ colours, though. Hopefully somebody who works at LHR can tell us what's going on!

Interesting searching ACARS though... if you do a 30 day search for 9V-SK%, SIN/SYD was always SKA from 16/1 to 23/1 and shows SKB ever since then. Where is 9V-SKA?


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9095 times:



Quoting Mcr (Reply 2):
Where is 9V-SKA?

I beleive that it was scheduled to have a spot of repainting as they've changed the livery since SKA was painted:

http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...omething-here-is-not-like-the.html

it's probably also havign it's slide charges changed as there was an article about this a few days ago.


User currently offlineCeph From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9021 times:



Quoting Mcr (Reply 2):
Where is 9V-SKA?

I'm sure its also under crew training runs.


User currently offlineBA0284 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 299 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 8711 times:

The Singapore cargo flight SQ7396 was due in LHR at 14.15 according to the LHR Group, and was 9V-SFQ today..probably what you saw!

Regards,
BA0284  Smile


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 8415 times:



Quoting Mcr (Reply 2):
Where is 9V-SKA?

SKA has been under going maintenance (she's sparkling clean right now), and doing crew training runs to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



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