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Any Update On SQ 747s?  
User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

I did a thread search and I didn't see anything recently. SQ are phasing out their 747s, no? I think two are going out in Q1 2009. How many do they have? What are their phase-out plans? Any changes/accelerations based on fuel?
With AF and NH also retiring 744s lease rates must be coming way down.

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User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

SQ currently has 16 B744s in service. (SMU/SMW/SPA/SPB/SPE/SPF/SPG/SPH/SPI/SPJ/SPL/SPM/SPN/SPO/SPQ) They are expected to be phased out by 2011 being replaced by 77Ws and A380s.

[Edited 2008-06-01 22:26:16]

User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 8846 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3112 times:

"CEO Chew Choon Seng told analysts at a briefing this week following the release of fiscal 2007/8 financial results that “I think we would be out of passenger versions of the 747s by about 2010, 2011, thereabouts”."

from http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...7s-by-2011-and-rejects-747-8f.html



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User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2147 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Are there any takers for these aircxraft that SQ is retiring?

User currently offlineJokestar From Australia, joined Apr 2008, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Its a shame that Singapore Airlines are phasing out their 747 fleet within 2-3 years. This may seem strange but i have always believed that they look graceful and the SQ livery seems to suit the 744's completely. Being from Sydney with the home airport of Kingsford Smith International, i had gotten used to seeing 4 daily 747's at the airport every time. Now, since the A380 and 77W's have been introduced i must say, however contradictory, that it is a welcome change to have 2 daily 744's, 1 daily A380 and a semi regular 77W is quite neat.

Also, from what i have heard from fellow travellers, the SQ 744 interior has become quite dated in the recent times. Even though all new SQ aircraft interiors seem to leave any other airline for dead. From what i understand, Cathay Pacific have already taken some of the SQ retired 747's and the Hong Kong budget international Airline Oasis Hong Kong took some on board as their first opening aircraft. But that airline has since gone bankrupt.

What else is going to happen?

Thanks, Jokestar


User currently offlineGBOAF From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 156 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2654 times:



Quoting AF022 (Thread starter):
SQ currently has 16 B744s in service. (SMU/SMW/SPA/SPB/SPE/SPF/SPG/SPH/SPI/SPJ/SPL/SPM/SPN/SPO/SPQ) They are expected to be phased out by 2011 being replaced by 77Ws and A380s.

Is this list accurate??

9V-SPP was at LHR today (2nd June)



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User currently offlinePoint8six From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2008, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2484 times:

Only 15 out of the 16 a/c are listed by Nicholaschee - SPP is not one of them, although I expect it should have been.  Smile

User currently offlinePsimpson From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Singapore also operate 9V-SPR which is in Star Alliance livery colours on the SIN-AKL route.

User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2443 times:



Quoting GBOAF (Reply 5):
9V-SPP was at LHR today (2nd June)

My bad. Missed out 9V-SPP.

Quoting Psimpson (Reply 7):
Singapore also operate 9V-SPR which is in Star Alliance livery colours on the SIN-AKL route.

9V-SPR left the fleet last month. Being converted to a B747-400BDSF for World Airways.


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