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User currently offlineSIN7 From Singapore, joined Jun 2007, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

I was driving near Changi airport yesterday (6 Oct 2008) and spotted a very rare visitor . . . an Air New Zealand B747-400. It was about 1745-1800 (local time). NZ ceased ops out of SIN late last year or early this year. To my memory, i don't think NZ ever used a scheduled 747 a/c to SIN. The biggest was their DC-10 years ago in the 80s??. Then it has been 767 - an excruciating 12 hrs flight SIN-AKL. Anyone know about this NZ 747 visit?

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User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1827 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Don't know the actual reason for the visit, but I suspect it's probably flying in for maintenance or checks. If you're there again tomorrow, you may want to check if the aircraft is indeed 'resting' in one of the SIA Engineering or SASCO hangers.

NZ did operate the 747-200s to SIN in the mid-80s - have a 1985-86 CAAS magazine to prove that  Smile

There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineFlying-B773 From Singapore, joined Apr 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Its a chartered flight to rockhampton by you know who..
I have to agree that it was such an excitemet...
Air New Zealand, The Pride of the Pacific...


User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1879 times:

Quoting SIN7 (Thread starter):
To my memory, i don't think NZ ever used a scheduled 747 a/c to SIN

Yep, they used to operate their B742s into SIN. I remember in both 1984 and 1989 travelling on this. Even remember in 1984 it was TE27 dep AKL 1200 arr SIN 1720.

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