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Flying Is Almost Up For B-HVY  
User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 468 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3959 times:

For anyone interested CX will retire B-HVY on 31st March 2008. With over 114000hrs on the clock time has come for this queen of the skies to be rested.

[Edited 2008-03-01 19:23:13]

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

A real workhorse.

Some info:

30/09/1980 British Airways G-KILO
15/03/1982 Cathay Pacific VR-HVY
01/01/1991 Royal Air Force VR-HVY
02/03/1991 Cathay Pacific VR-HVY
21/10/1997 Cathay Pacific B-HVY


Serial number 22306 LN:480
Type 747-236F
First flight date 19/09/1980


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User currently offlineQF744ER From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3611 times:

Anyone know what the future is for this aircraft?

I did hear a while ago it was going to become a 'donor' aircraft for the other CX classics still flying as it has a rare type of RR engines.

It's had a reprieve as it was due to be withdrawn 12/07.

Speaking of hours of B742's, I'm told the ex ANZ/Transaero ones have some huge hours up on them.


User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3573 times:

114000 flight hours is very much, I´m pretty sure it must be the 747 record holder. I read only some NWA DC-10s had more when retired. Makes me wonder, how many hours the original quartet of 742Fs of NWA have, which in years are about 4 years older than B-HVY. Surely they also have reached the magic 100000.

B-HVY has saved CX very well and obviuosly was worth every penny. Good Bye to it.

Quoting QF744ER (Reply 2):
Speaking of hours of B742's, I'm told the ex ANZ/Transaero ones have some huge hours up on them.

Some months ago it was reported here they also have passed 100000 hours, or even 110000.


User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12596 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

What a record; equates to around 4,200 hours a year, or 11 hours daily over its lifetime.

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