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All White 747-400 At LHR.  
User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 5
Posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14506 times:

On my way back to the car park yesterday, I noticed that there was an all white 744 in the BA maintenance area. Does anyone have any ideas as to which one and why it was there ?

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User currently offlineflyinghippo From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 712 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13934 times:

If it was a 744F, it belongs to CI.

That plane had its cargo door blown out during tests by Boeing before delivery to CI. Boeing fixed it and I guess gave CI an enough of a discount that CI took it. But CI did not want their colors painted on the plane in case they are going to resell it to another carrier.

But does CI Cargo fly to LHR? I know they fly to MAN

[Edited 2010-08-07 05:37:21]

User currently offlinepetera380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13898 times:
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I was at LHR on July 17th this year and the all white B744 was SAA B747-4F6 ZS-SBS. Along with a SAA A343 and A346.

Peter


User currently offlineSA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13853 times:

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User currently offlinezkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13808 times:

on my way from hatton cross station yesterday I saw 2 ''white aircraft' outside the BA hangers looked like airbuses? but also a lot of BA planes sitting on the ground!!


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User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 13596 times:

Quoting zkojh (Reply 4):
on my way from hatton cross station yesterday I saw 2 ''white aircraft' outside the BA hangers looked like airbuses? but also a lot of BA planes sitting on the ground!!

Some of the ex BA 757s are mainly white. There are 3 or 4 parked up at the moment.


User currently offlineKCmike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 12029 times:

Kalitta has a few all white 747's. I know a few 747 classics, not too sure about a 400 though.


Dustoff
User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 11873 times:

Are you sure the white B744 wasn't one of the many UAE/Bahrani VVIPs that regularly visit.
There was certainly one of these on the cargo ramp on thursday morning as i went out to Belfast.


User currently offlinehotplane From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 11873 times:

Can confirm It was ZS-SBS.

User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 3038 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 11769 times:

Quoting zkojh (Reply 4):
on my way from hatton cross station yesterday I saw 2 ''white aircraft' outside the BA hangers looked like airbuses? but also a lot of BA planes sitting on the ground!!

Left aircraft (West) is G-CPEN, Middle aircraft G-BPEC third can't remember.


User currently offlineairsmiles From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2009, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10799 times:

ZS-SBS operated SAA234 inbound but I'm not sure which flight outbound.

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