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Unmarked 747 At SWF  
User currently offlineLatinAviation From Ireland, joined Nov 2003, 1276 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4277 times:

I flew on JetBlue from Stewart-Newburgh Airport (SWF) this past week. On departure and arrival we taxiied past the cargo area where FedEx and DHL park. Just around the corner there is an unmarked 747 (-100 or -200), all white, missing 1 or 2 engines.

Does anyone have any info on the plane and what it's doing at SWF?

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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4186 times:

The 747-200 is an ex-Air France and is still registered as F-GCBA. The current owner of the aircraft is Southern Air Cargo who uses it to test new engines.

I had a chance to walk around it back in September and it certainly isn't getting much use. I wish they would put it back into commercial service, although she isn't in great shape.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k170/swfshots/fg.jpg



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineIFlyATA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 238 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3655 times:

It's used by maintenance for testing engines (and I believe occasionally stealing parts). Southern Air owns a number of spare engines stored by the HQ in Norwalk, CT.


ATA - an honestly different airline.
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