764ER
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Private A340: Who Owns It?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:49 am

Hey, I took this picture this morning at IAD. Does anyone know who owns it and where it's from?


 
ILS
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:51 am

HZ-WBT4 A340-213 ex V8-JBB Owner:HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud/Kingdom Establishment

Looks like its the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.
 
McRingRing
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:52 am

Nice work! And quick, too! Thanks alot ILS!

I wonder what they did for the New Year in DC.
B==============) ~~~~
 
764ER
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 9:53 am

Oops, guess I got "busted." Lol.
 
ILS
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:13 am

LOL!

 Big thumbs up
 
atwingo
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:43 am

He is the Saudi Arabian embassador to the U.S. The plane is always parked there.
 
Alpha
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 6:32 am

Hey guys, this is HZ-124, not HZ-WBT4 !!

Here is WBT4 (Kingdom Holding):


Click for large version
Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Craig Murray



HZ-124 : s/n 4 (ex-F-WWBA)
HZ-WBT4 : s/n 151 (ex-F-WWJY, V8-JBB)

Steph
 
A330-243
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RE: Congrats But The Reg Is Incorrect!

Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:38 am

B764ER,

Congrats your pic has made it!


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Click here for full size photo!

Photo © Leigh Miller



Will submit the correct reg.
 
fly_emirates
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:42 am

i have seen this plane many times when i visit in Dulles international
 
A330DAT
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:17 am

The aircraft has been there every time I came to Dulles, driving away from the main terminal on your right hand side
 
bobcat
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:20 am

Some regular plane-spotters at IAD
told me the pilots/crew on that A340 carry
side-arms... usually only a dozen or
so passengers get on and the planes
leaves...


This is probably the next best thing,
after Air Force One...
 
Shortfinals
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:52 am

I would have thought the next best thing to Air Force One would have been V8-ALI
 
vafi88
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:07 am

Congratulations on your first and second posts! Nice picture!
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
 
Alpha
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:26 pm

764ER,

I can't email you, I receive that :

Action: Failed; Status: 5.4.4 (unable to route)

Steph
 
FutureFO
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:35 pm

The a/c is owned by the Saudi Prince and is based out of IAD. It is guarded by Vance Security and is parked at Signature flight support on the East Side of the field. And when it goes out the call sign is HZ-126 heavy. I only know tis because I work at IAD.
I Don't know where I am anymore
 
Alpha
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:19 pm

Which Prince ?? lol I believed it was the Saudi ambassador to the US, isn't it ?

And why HZ-126 ? The registration is HZ-124.

Steph
 
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 12:05 pm

I have seen HZ124 over Europe, in LAX, in FRA, LHR...it certainly gets around, that plane doesn't it?!
 
flight152
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 12:09 pm

umm..no, actually I own that A340 moohahah.  Laugh out loud
 
764ER
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 12:12 pm

Hi guys, thanks for the correction. The reg is changed in the database. I want my own A340!

Steph, I did get your email.
 
Alpha
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 8:35 pm

HZ-124 also comes to Le Bourget sometimes.



LBG 1997

Steph

OK 767ER !  Wink/being sarcastic
 
FutureFO
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 12:48 am

Actually for some odd reason they use the alternate call sign. As far as which prince I am not sure but I have seen the amount of security.
I Don't know where I am anymore
 
D
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 4:11 am

With all that money to spend, he could at least have a better livery.  Smile

This reminds me of old Britannia colors. Yuck.
 
GoAllegheny
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RE: Private A340: Who Owns It?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 4:45 am

The Saudi ambassador to the US is Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz. More important, he is a prince.

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