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Syrian Airlines B747SP?  
User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 932 times:

Amsterdam 20 July:

Syrian Airlines operates 2x A320 services into AMS today:
- RB433 Aleppo-BRU-AMS-BRU-Aleppo
- RB435 Damascus-AMS-DAM

The two flights arrive at AMS within 30 mins. of eachother. RB used to operate B747SP's on peak summer flights into AMS.

QUESTION: Does the airline still operate B747SP's or have they gone. Alternatively is the B747SP not Category III Noise certified and therefore banned from Europe.

Does anyone have with the answers ??

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User currently offlinePhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 905 times:

The SP is certainly not banned from European airspace as it falls into the same category as the 747-200.

As far as the Syrian aircraft go, they were certainly around last year. They were never used very economically, Damascus-Munich-London being their "flagship" route along with Damascus-Moscow, when new.

There are still a number of Gulf States operating SPs around Europe and to the US on both diplomatic and Ruling Family jollies.


User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 893 times:

They have very long stay overs at LHR.Every flight night-stops

User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Hello,

Syrianair 747SP YI-AHA was @ ORY today.

Regards
Steph


User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 808 times:

It is raining cats and dogs outside .......... so I thought i'd add a little bit of spice to A.net:


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User currently offlineAlpha From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 787 times:

Hi,

You forgot 727 !

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 763 times:

The old SPs are about 26 years old now, which must make them prime candidates for replacement; given that the airline already operates A320s and that the 747SP was never used to its full potential on RB's pretty small network, I would have thought the A330-300 would be the best option as a replacement. With a fair few ex-SN/EI A330s (well, one EI) 330 not doing too much right now, surely it shouldn't be too difficult for them to find replacements at a decent price.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13172 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 759 times:

The SP's are still a frequent sight at LHR, I saw one go today.

User currently offlineLeo From China, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 759 times:

Kaitak:

If the RB B747SP's were used little, secondhand A330's would not be used much more.

Better RB stays with narrow bodies and increases utilisation. The airline can always wet-lease larger capacity for the short peak season.



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