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Where Is The 1,000th Boeing 747?  
User currently offlineB7474 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 261 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 15078 times:

Hello , I know that SIA will or have retired their 747s , I was just wondering I know they took delivery of the 1,000 Boeing 747 back in the 90s but my question is where is it now? Thanks

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User currently offlinehamtostr From Germany, joined Mar 2008, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 15015 times:

The aircraft seems to be a freighter with Southern Air now (ex 9V-SMU)


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User currently offlineDelboy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

That's one classy freighter scheme!

User currently offlineSingaporeBoy From Singapore, joined May 2005, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5615 times:

I find it sad though..for such a special aircraft the 1000th 747 to be converted into a freighter.

User currently offlineAmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 408 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5218 times:

Quoting SingaporeBoy (Reply 3):
I find it sad though..for such a special aircraft the 1000th 747 to be converted into a freighter.

Sure beats a museum. I'm glad to see these beauties still flying all over the world.



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User currently offlineB727LVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 630 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5127 times:

Southern has an awesome scheme. I had the chance to work for them, but I had to turn their offer down. Was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make in my young career.

Not to stray too far from topic... I cant wait to see this scheme on their 777F when they get it...

Quoting AmericanAirFan (Reply 4):
Sure beats a museum. I'm glad to see these beauties still flying all over the world.

  



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User currently offlinecrablin From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2011, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4638 times:
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Quoting SingaporeBoy (Reply 3):
I find it sad though..for such a special aircraft the 1000th 747 to be converted into a freighter.

Yes, but next time I send a parcel overseas I'd love to think it'll be ferried by her!


User currently offlineB7474 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4610 times:

Ah, thanks for the info, so nice to see and know it is still being used rather than being scrapped.

User currently offlineHacku From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2011, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

More information at http://www.planespotters.net/Product.../747/27068,N400SA-Southern-Air.php

User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2459 times:

Quoting SingaporeBoy (Reply 3):
I find it sad though..for such a special aircraft the 1000th 747 to be converted into a freighter.

Well its the best way to keep it flying and for it to be around for quite awhile in the future. Would you rather they store it in the desert or scrap it than it being a freighter, which by the way are used to the max! This aircraft is nearly 18 and a half years old and there is a good 20-25+ years of flying time left at least!!! So be happy its flying!     



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