Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2238 times:
I looked in a old Herpa Wings World Magazine because there is a report that is called "75 years Lufthansa" but unfortunately I could not found your requested information.
I found only this about the 741: On Easter Monday 1970, the first of three initially ordered jumbos arrived in HAM. The official name of the plane was 747-130, registered D-ABYA. Named after the state of North Rhine Westphalia, it took off for its first flight from FRA to JFK on April 26, 1970.
Sorry but no word about the dates when D-ABYA and D-ABYC have leave the LH fleet.
I hope that somebody knows the answer because I am also very interested.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12594 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2149 times:
The last one, 'ABYC, joined EI in 1979 and continued in service until about '94. It has now, unfortunately, been scrapped, but Big Ed served Aer Lingus well for many years. (It was called Big Ed, because the last two letters of the reg were painted just below the cockpit window - SI, SJ and ED!)
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2044 times:
Thanks to all of you. The reason I asked this is this: I have an LH safety card of a "B 747". It is dated 1/80 and was obviously used on all the All Pax 747s they had at that time. The plane depicted on the cover has only 3 upper deck windows and JT9D engines, so I was wondering whether it is a -100 or an early -200. Since LH didn´t have any -100s in 1980 any more, it´s obviously one of the last old -200s they had.