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Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!  
User currently offlineDutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

When I drove past Schiphol this afternoon, I saw a Virgin B747-400 taking off at approx. 3:15 PM. Does anybody now what the aircraft was doing in AMS? Whas it diverted from LHR?

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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2672 times:

I think KLM Maintenance does all maintenance/modifications on Virgin 747 's...

Probably a test or back home flight

User currently offlineJvW From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

You see them @ AMS every once ina while...

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User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1473 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Maybe an Asian flight with some fuel problems due to head winds. That brought a BA B744 to FRA a while ago.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

About 2 months ago a VS 747-400 flew AMS-NCL-AMS on a test flight, so AMS must be where they have maintenance done.

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User currently offlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2650 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2583 times:
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Virgin currently have B747-400 maintenance and paintshop work done by both KLM at Amsterdam and FLS Aerospace at Dublin - so the airline's B747s make regular visits to both cities.

When Virgin Atlantic's hangar officially opens at Heathrow next month the number/frequency of trips to AMS/DUB will be reduced as more work is done in-house.


User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

The a/c was G-VAST, which then operated the VS001 LHR-EWR straight after its arrival from AMS.

Klm do the heavy maintanence on the 747 fleet at AMS, and FLS do the A340 fleet at DUB.


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8656 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2478 times:

Last time I was in Dublin my little Ryanair 737 rocked in the jetblast of a Virgin 747 that departed immediately before us. So FLS don't just do the Airbus.

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User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2566 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

VS has their new livery pasted on in AMS. FLS does work on Boeing too. AirMalta contracts out 737 work to FLS in Dublin all the time.

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