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Air Hong Kong , No Flights?  
User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (16 years 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

I went spotting yesterday at CLK and was very surprised to find all three Air Hong Kong 747's at Haeco (Maintainence) .

If they need a fleet of three aircraft how can all three be on the ground for the whole morning ???


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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4533 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (16 years 20 hours ago) and read 1581 times:

It may be that they were not in use at the time because they were going to all operate that afternoon. They culd have been having preflight maintenance done.

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (16 years 19 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

I would have thought that given the length of the route, at least one of AHKs aircraft would be flying the Manchester/Brussels daily flight at any given time.

Maybe it was cancelled today?


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9642 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (16 years 19 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

Maybe it's their breeding season?

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6785 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (16 years 17 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Quite often two of them are sat at the airport, but three is quite rare. Maybe they are breeding, but why would they want more classics. Rumours have been floating around for some time of an upgrade to 744s and/or a transfer of the cathay freighters to them.

User currently offlineKoopas From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (16 years 12 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

What does "breeding" mean?

User currently offlineCX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6785 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (16 years 5 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

When a daddy aeroplane and a mummy aeroplane get together and little baby aeroplanes are born. I am not sure if a 737 ever grows up to be a 747 though. I will have to ask Mr. Boeing and get back to you. Likewise, I am not sure if a baby A319 grows up to be an A340....I'll have to ask the French!

User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (16 years 3 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

Without specifics on the current situation at Air Hong Kong hard to comment. But, When I worked for Polaris Aircraft Leasing they defaulted on three 747-100 series aircraft. They destroyed one in an accident and it was paid off by insurance but, the other two were repossessed. They had not been maintaining them and hence were not even airworthy to take back. Eventually they settled and paid up most of the bill. I have reservations about them even if they are all cargo.

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