B764 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 763 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8952 times:
I've seen many different aircraft here that are owned by the Saudi Royal Family. (ex. B743, B752, etc.) Does anyone know what their fleet consists of? Is Mideast jet in some way connected to the Royal Family? I believe they have a B763 & B772.
AOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1319 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 8830 times:
At LFMN I've seen a 747SP and an MD11 in the full Saudi Arabian livery.
They were both parked at the same place, far from the international terminal. At the end of the afternoon, they both take of at the same time. Noone boarded though, it seems that only the pilots were on board.
But as Saudi Arabian doesn't have schedulded flights to NCE, those aircrafts surely came there for a VIP flight.
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8808 times:
That fleet of Saudi planes in Geneva are there because King Fahd is spending a couple of months here on vacation. Saudi Royal Flight and other Saudi jets are coming in and out of here constantly, including 747, 757, 777, MD-11, 737, 727, L1011, Hercules, and on occasion the A340 belonging to the Saudi ambassador to the USA.
Alpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 8718 times:
Hello, Saudi Arabian Royal Flight operates :
707-300 HZ-HM2 and 3
747-300 HZ-HM1A (the royal plane)
747SP HZ-AIJ and HM1B (mobile hospital the HM1B)
757-200 HZ-HMED (flying hospital)
Tristar HZ-HM5 and 6
MD-11 HZ-AFA1 and HM7
Many Hercules, Gulfstream and Falcon are also operated by Saudi Arabian Royal Flight, Saudi Aeromedical Evacuation, Saudi Arabian Special Flight Division.
I believe that 747SP HZ-AIF (Saudi Arabian Airlines) is VIP configured.
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia operates A340-200 HZ-124, the Royal Saudi Air Force will take delivery of BB1 and BB2 soon.
QatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8682 times:
"Wow, why do they need so many jets?"
Simple, the Saudi Royal Family has thousands of members so if you see a ratio of aircraft/family member you'll see thier is nothing impressive about it. The second point is that the aircrafts are also used by the provincial governments whos rulers are aren't necesarily members of the Royal family.
A388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10252 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8446 times:
What about this Boeing 777-200 BBJ owned by the Prime Minister (Rafic Hariri) of Lebanon I believe (Eastern Sky's ltd/Saudi Oger ltd.). Who would dream about having its own personal 777, wow. I wouldn't mind