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SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?  
User currently offlinesankaps From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2255 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 13321 times:

I thought SQ had retired all their 747s, but just saw one on final approach to LHR a few minutes ago -- at 1630 hours local time. Wonder if it is a sub for an A380? Also interesting they had one ready to go, with crew etc.

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User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13230 times:

Hi sankaps

You are actually correct, SQ did retire there pax 744. I found a site Live Photos of Aircraft at London Heathrow

http://www.heathrowcam.net/images/202390w.JPG

and as one can see it's a B744F. This is Flight SQ7396 from SIN via SHJ. Hope this will help you.

Regards


User currently offlineimag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13230 times:

Was it not a cargo one?

User currently offlinesankaps From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2255 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13132 times:

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 1):
You are actually correct, SQ did retire there pax 744. I found a site Live Photos of Aircraft at London Heathrow

http://www.heathrowcam.net/images/202390w.JPG

and as one can see it's a B744F. This is Flight SQ7396 from SIN via SHJ. Hope this will help you.

I guess it must have been then (assuming the photo was taken around the same time). Though I did not notice the word Cargo on the fuselage, I was almost certain it was a pax 744. Perhaps the excitement got ahead of me!  


User currently offlineskipness1E From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 3903 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 13047 times:

It's the scheduled Singapore Airlines Cargo flight, one on Thu and Sat afternoons. 9V-SFK landed 27L.

User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12737 times:

Quoting imag (Reply 2):
Was it not a cargo one?

Yes it is a 744F!

Quoting sankaps (Reply 3):
I guess it must have been then (assuming the photo was taken around the same time). Though I did not notice the word Cargo on the fuselage, I was almost certain it was a pax 744. Perhaps the excitement got ahead of me!  

As the pax version they had size is the same... but a pity to say it's only a freighter version  


User currently offlinecheeken From Singapore, joined Feb 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 11625 times:

Quoting sankaps (Reply 3):
Though I did not notice the word Cargo on the fuselage, I was almost certain it was a pax 744.

It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!  


User currently offlineordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 814 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 11018 times:

While I do not know sq fleet to well I thought there were a good deal of converted pax doing cargo, so I suppose might sort seen a pax sq 747 possibly. On another note the 748 in SQs livery now that would be a bueaty.

User currently offlineSIA747Megatop From Singapore, joined Apr 2012, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9957 times:

Quoting cheeken (Reply 6):
It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!  

This aircraft is not a BCF. Those aircraft carry the 9V-SC* designation.



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User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8064 times:

Quoting cheeken (Reply 6):
It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!

In Reply4 skipness1E wrote the reg: 9V-SFK and this is not a BCF. Check the link below:

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b747-28030.htm


User currently offlinecheeken From Singapore, joined Feb 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 12 months 1 hour ago) and read 3300 times:

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 9):

Quoting cheeken (Reply 6):
It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!

In Reply4 skipness1E wrote the reg: 9V-SFK and this is not a BCF. Check the link below:

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/pl...0.htm

Pardon me, my reply was based on sankaps mentioning he was almost certain that it was a pax 744, and so happened that the BCFs look exactly like the pax 744s!


User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 12 months ago) and read 3246 times:

Quoting cheeken (Reply 10):
Pardon me, my reply was based on sankaps mentioning he was almost certain that it was a pax 744, and so happened that the BCFs look exactly like the pax 744s!

That is okay... don't worry.. even happens to me sometimes when I see a aircraft from home or spotting!! Indeed they do look almost the same and from a certain distance difficult to guess and especially with not knowing the registration.


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