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How Many 747SP's Are There In Service?  
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3529 times:

The question is in the topic. How many operational 747SP's are out there as of today? Thanks

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User currently offlineBJMEL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

Qantas has one and I think the remainder just about all belong to Arabian oil sheiks who can't fit their entourage into a G IV...


User currently offlineAA767boy From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

Very few.

User currently offlineJupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 899 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3476 times:

Qantas in fact have 2 in service, although their days are numbered with the coming of the new 744's on order and the 333's on order.
South African still have several in service 4 or 5 I think. There is also the Syrian Air aircraft and Iran Air and I believe Corsair still operate their 1.
Most others are in V.I.P config or sitting in the desert awaiting the inevitable wreckers axe.
RL


User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

I know Corsair has one. I saw it at work the other day.

User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 3478 times:

There are currently still 25 listed as "active", however this list could include some that are active on certain operators fleets but are parked awaiting sale/disposal.
IranAir x 4 EP-IAA EP-IAB EP-IAC EP-IAD South African x 3 ZS-SPA ZS-SPC ZS-SPE Syrian Air x 2 YK-AHA YK-AHB Corsair x 1 F-GTOM Qantas x 2 VH-EAA VH-EAB Iraqi Airways x 1 5Y-GFD Gulf Falcon x 1 5Y-GFC. That's it commercially. Of the other 11, they are all used as part of Governmental fleets or as private jets.
Qatar Government x 1, Bahrain Amiri Flight x 1, Saudi Royal Flight/Saudi Government x 3, Yemen Government x 2, Oman Government x 1, United Arab Emirates x 2 and the FAA is using one as a test-bed of some sort.
The remaining craft of the total built fleet have a scattered presence - some quite "literally" scattered!
There are 5 ex UA craft dismantled awaiting scrapping (don't know where), 6 stored at Marana, 2 stored at Victorville, 1 stored at Las Vegas, 1 stored at Tozeur, 1 stored at Jakarta, 1 listed as being modified at Waco and 1 that has been scrapped.
Best info that I could come up with - usual caveat applies as this info is a month old.
Cheers. Al.


User currently offlineContinentalFan From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3452 times:

I remember reading on this forum that the one in Waco is owned by some rich middle eastern potentate and is having a 747-400 flight deck and other improvements put in.

That's pretty cool. Imagine having an SP w/ modern flight deck and engines as your private jet.

I'll take one of those over a BBJ anyday  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Mike.


User currently offlineBJMEL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3440 times:

One other point - I believe because of the age of the SP's (and the fact that other aircraft types are better suited to SP operations) that an SP is of more value in parts than as a complete aircraft!!!

User currently offlineTommy Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 912 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

The 747SP in Waco, is N145UA (ex United) and it's being modified for NASA to carry to telescope.

There's currently 25 747SP in active service.
One was recently bought by FAA Tech center to be used to test ground-based and aircraft-based fuel tank inerting. This one will not be in service.

More details on all 747SP's at http://www.747sp.com
The Boeing 747SP Website.

/Tommy Mogren



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User currently offline747Specialist From Switzerland, joined Apr 2001, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

A few facts on my favorite's aircraft:

Still in service with their original owners (airlines):

Saudia 1
Iran Air: 4
Syrian Air: 2
SAA : 3
QANTAS: 2

Other Airlines operating the SP:

Corsair :1
Gulf Falcon: 1
Iraqi : 1

Airlines that operated the 747sp in the past:

Air China
CAAC
China Airlines
Mandarin
Aerolineas Argentinas
Braniff
United
PanAm
American
TWA
Korean Air
LAM
Alliance Air
TREK
Luxair
Royal Air Maroc
UTA
Air Namibia
Air Malawi
Air Mauritius
Tajik Air
Kasakhstan
AVIA
Australia Asia


Total in service (including VIPs): 26
Total broken up: 6
Total stored: 13
Total buildt: 45


Hope that helps.
Rgds
747Specialist



User currently offlineEGKK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Thank god there aren't too many, they are disgusting

User currently offlineMH148 From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Hi,

I think there is a wrong information!
Gulf Falcon doesn't operate SP anymore cause they sold them to Iraqi as a VIP plane!

Have a look at www.747SP.com

Greetings

Sebastian
B747SP@gmx.de


User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Sebastian,

5Y-GFC is still in service with Gulf Falcon.



Falcon....like a limo but with wings
User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3354 times:

Even though GOT is a small airport we're one of few with a 747SP service  Smile/happy/getting dizzy. IranAir comes here every Monday.

GOT



Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

My only 747 flight to date was on one of United's 747SP's from MIA to IAD. The plane (likely to be an ex Pan Am as I recall UA getting their SP's from PA in 1985) was quite smooth but a bit noisy in the cabin and the interior and IFE electronics looked dated, compared with a 757-222 which I had flown earleir on that same day. I do not recall the reg number but it is sad to hear that it is in scrap.

Too bad.

 Sad
Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineILOVEA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 5 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3322 times:

Corsair still flies a couple.

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