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SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?  
User currently offlinesankaps From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2252 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12253 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 Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12162 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



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User currently offlineimag From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 12162 times:

Was it not a cargo one?

User currently offlinesankaps From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2252 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 12064 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, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11979 times:

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

User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 11669 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  



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User currently offlinecheeken From Singapore, joined Feb 2010, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10557 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, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9950 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, 248 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 8889 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.



Would you like fries with that? I didn't think so.
User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6996 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



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User currently offlinecheeken From Singapore, joined Feb 2010, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2232 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 Switzerland, joined Dec 2009, 543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2178 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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