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B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.  
User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

After a few years of storage in Victorville Cathay Pacifric's last 747-367 has come home. The aircraft arrived yesterday and will be made ready for PIA where it will join the other 5 ex Cathay 743's.

The reason PIA did not take this aircraft from the start is because its a so called 747-350, a -300 but with some features from a -400 due to it being one of the last -300's made.


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Just out of interest, there are NO pictures of this aircraft in old colours on airliners.net

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User currently offlineFarman From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2002, 27 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

I have just returned from the airport where it was doing a very noisy engine test run. Has an AP registration been reserved for this aircraft?

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6626 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

I saw it today as well...and next time Farman, could you drive a bit faster?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy It's now gone in the hangar.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2287 times:

It will be the first 743 to wear PIA's full livery. Whats the delivery date Hkgspotter1.


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User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2284 times:

Aircraft will be on maintenance in HAECO upto 28th 29th October,

User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2277 times:

Yes saw it today, being pushed in and out of HAECO.

LOL Cx_flyboy, yes he should! Big grin

Trevor




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User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6626 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 2276 times:

Sorry, we are not sure of the delivery date. HKGSpotter is not sure either, but if it's in HAECO till the end of next month then I am guessing sometime early to mid November.

User currently offlineBigmo747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Airmale,

How do u know it will wear the the full livery?? is that speculation or do u have a source??

Regards


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

Bigmo747, as far as the story goes CX specifically asked PIA not to paint the aircraft in their full livery when they were leased in 1999, becaus ethey were not sure if the aircraft would be leased for teh full term as PIA's financial state was not good at the time and Cathay did not want to go through the expense of having to repaint the returned planes if the lease agreement failed. therefore the floral tail design was introduced as a new livery as it would keep the aircraft largely White yet give a distinct image to the bland new look, it failed and PIA reverted to their present Green belly scheme, one A310, two 747-200 and one F27 painted in the floral tail livery were repainted in the Green belly, with the exception of one A300 and the five 743's all of which were leased, these six aircraft continue to operate in the White livery, but now that PIA have purchased the 743's they will gradually be repainted in the Green belly livery starting with B-HON, the A300 will be retired so no need to paint that. One 737-300 which is operated for the govt. also will remain in the White livery, unless PIA are allowed to paint it, I believe it is also used for commercial services by the airline so it should wear the full livery.


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User currently offlinePatlad From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

Could somebody explain to me what makes the 747-350, different from the 747-300. In other words what features does the 350 have that are common with the 400 series. Thanks for any explanations.
Patlad


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Of what I know the wing joints near the fuse;age are from the 744.


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User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10804 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

I read somewhere that B-HON also has some cockpit features of the 744. Beside that the only visible detail of the 744 on this 747-300 is where the wing meets the fuselage (as mentioned before).

User currently offlineGF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2004 times:

Delivery of this aircraft is expected in November.

Visit my homepage: http://www.geocities.com/fly_pia/

Regards
GF-A330


User currently offlineBowen0614 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2001, 132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

That's really great to hear that B-HON has already flew back to Hong Kong. And I would like to see this plane also. Unfortunately, I am now in Victoria. No chance to see it.

User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

According to a realibale source, B-HON will also be wearing the boring White livery as the rest of PIA's 743 fleet, a new scheme is to be introduced on the first 777 next year.


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