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Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 12:25 am

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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RE: Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 12:29 am

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

Probably a test or back home flight
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RE: Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 12:46 am

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


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RE: Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 1:57 am

Maybe an Asian flight with some fuel problems due to head winds. That brought a BA B744 to FRA a while ago.
 
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RE: Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 1:58 am

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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RE: Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 2:07 am

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.

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RE: Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 7:31 am

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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RE: Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 7:41 am

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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RE: Virgin B747-400 At Ams?!?!

Fri Sep 27, 2002 3:06 pm

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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