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Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:07 pm

Dragonair received its first 747-312 (SF) on September 4th. The aircraft spent much of September 5th doing a test flight.

The aircraft is registered B-KAA which is very interesting as this is the first ever registration not in the B-H** range.
 
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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:11 pm

What, I saw it landing yesterday and I didn't know it was the delivery flight!

Anyway that aircraft was parked just to the south of the passneger terminal building where Vietnam Airlines are used to park at.
 
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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:14 pm

Just to add that I saw the aircraft on final approach from a train at 1745 local time.
 
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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Wed Sep 05, 2001 9:38 pm

What was it's former operator?
 
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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:10 pm

I know SIA sold some of their old B747-312s to Dragon Air for conversion into freighters. Quite confident it was SIA's one.

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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:11 pm

Singapore Airlines was its former operator. Hope this helps!
 
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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Wed Sep 05, 2001 10:32 pm

Does anyone have a picture of it?
 
 
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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Thu Sep 06, 2001 8:43 am

Here are some pictures by Andrew Hunt, photographed when leaving SIngapore for Hong Kong.


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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Fri Sep 07, 2001 3:27 am

ths for the pic, CXflyboy.

BTW, do you when Cathay will start flying B-HXM and XN? Ppl here at YYZ just can't wait to see the new J-cls.

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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Fri Sep 07, 2001 11:19 am

I have no idea what they are doing with those aircraft. B-HXO arrived yesterday still in basic SQ colours. HXM and HXN are still sitting outside HAECO. They have been for a while now, and I cannot see them doing any specific work on them so I am not sure. Looks like there's either no hurry to get them done, or they are waiting for something!
 
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RE: Dragonair Receives Its First 747-312 (SF)

Fri Sep 07, 2001 2:05 pm

B-KAA is parked at the terminal this morning !!!!, Its now going to Zhuhai for another test flight. I just hope when CXFlyboy and I go to the airport tomorrow its at HAECO so I can see it !!

I also hope B-HXO is outside the hanger so I can get even a bad photo.