hkgspotter1
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B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Sun Sep 29, 2002 10:30 am

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
 
farman
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Sun Sep 29, 2002 3:26 pm

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?
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Sun Sep 29, 2002 8:01 pm

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.
 
airmale
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Sun Sep 29, 2002 8:15 pm

It will be the first 743 to wear PIA's full livery. Whats the delivery date Hkgspotter1.
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babaero
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Sun Sep 29, 2002 8:21 pm

Aircraft will be on maintenance in HAECO upto 28th 29th October,
 
Airbus_A340
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Sun Sep 29, 2002 8:33 pm

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

LOL Cx_flyboy, yes he should! Big grin

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CX Flyboy
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Sun Sep 29, 2002 8:40 pm

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.
 
bigmo747
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Sun Sep 29, 2002 11:14 pm

Airmale,

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

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airmale
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Mon Sep 30, 2002 6:32 am

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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patlad
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Mon Sep 30, 2002 6:41 am

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.
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airmale
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Mon Sep 30, 2002 7:25 am

Of what I know the wing joints near the fuse;age are from the 744.
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na
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Mon Sep 30, 2002 6:20 pm

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).
 
gf-a330
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Mon Sep 30, 2002 9:05 pm

Delivery of this aircraft is expected in November.

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bowen0614
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Tue Oct 01, 2002 4:54 am

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.
 
airmale
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RE: B-HON 747-367 Returns To Hong Kong.

Thu Oct 03, 2002 6:10 am

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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