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Air France's Jumbo 747-300s  
User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

I remember seeing a couple of years ago Air France's 747-300s with a big JUMBO insiqn near the back of the planes. Why did they paint that and is there any of them left?



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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

The -300's ars still aorund (ex UTA).
"Jumbo" was a marketing stunt to promote AF services to the French West Indies.


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1963 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1320 times:

Are they true -300s or -200 SUDs?


The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineCrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1306 times:

They are real -300s, -3B3Ms, to be correct, they are ex-UTA F-GETA & B, which are with AF today.
The 747 with the "Jumbo" title was F-BPVL, a -128 with a CY seating of 477 (like a few other -128s, too), but that a/c has already left the AF fleet.
747-3B3M F-GETA did carry the "Big Boss" title while it was with UTA.

CC32


User currently offlineCrank From Canada, joined May 2001, 1559 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

do you mean that the AF 747 with the JUMBO insign was a series 100 and not a 300 ?

User currently offlineCrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Correct, "Jumbo" was a -128!!

I have photographed it @ Paris-Orly, July 30th, 1995.

CC32


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