Garuda From Indonesia, joined Nov 2000, 584 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 831 times:
Just a few question regarding KLM's 747SUD's
# How many of KLM 747-200 were converted to SUD?
# Are they still in service (both, the freighter and passenger version)?
# In general, how can you differentiate between B747-300 and B747-100/200 with SUD modification?
# In adding the SUD kit, will it effect the performance of the airplane (range, payload, etc), other that increasing gross weight and capacity ?
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4326 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 723 times:
Answer to your second question:
PH-BUI and PH-BUH are freighters flying for KLM Cargo, if I'm not mistaken the PH-BUK will be retired this year (I think around April) as KLM will receive additional B747-400s. All others are still in service.
Answer to question three: virtually impossible (it's that I know which ones are SUD and which not)
As for the last question. Because the PH-BUI and PH-BUH are SUD, the payload as a freighter is less than a normal (converted) B747-200.
456 From Netherlands, joined Feb 2001, 263 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 711 times:
Some people think (but i asked the photographer of the photo below and couldn't affirm it) that the PH-BUK will be sold. The photo below has as its remark that the plane will be sold.
Don't know what is true...