hkgspotter1
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Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Sat Mar 01, 2003 11:03 am

According to the Hong Kong airport website on March 2nd at 20:15 CX2022 will arrive from Avalon (Australia). This should be B-HVY the only plane that Cathay still has in storage.

Can't wait to see it back in service, not much chance to see a non -400 of CX these days.
 
Airbus_A340
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RE: Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:59 pm

Daryl, this must have been the CX747 we saw down in Avalon last february then  Smile

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babaero
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RE: Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Sat Mar 01, 2003 5:28 pm

Confirmed. B-HVY will return to service despite having almost 94000hrs on the clock.

A/c will arrive back then have a D check, so will be in hanger for a long time..


Funny thing is, these aircraft were taken out of service after 9/11 due to downturn in market, and here we go getting it ready again, just before the next war.
 
andrewtang
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RE: Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Sat Mar 01, 2003 8:52 pm

There is a CX flight heading to Avalon tonight.
23:45 CX 2023 HongKong/Avalon B-HUO B744F



[Edited 2003-03-01 12:58:59]
 
Airbus_A340
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RE: Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Sat Mar 01, 2003 9:52 pm

What is that 744 flight there for? Bringing in parts and crew to fly it back?

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andrewtang
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RE: Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Sat Mar 01, 2003 10:04 pm

From what i understand , it is to carry Formula 1 racing cars from UK to Australia via HKG.
 
babaero
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RE: Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Sat Mar 01, 2003 11:13 pm

Yes F1 team...will advise later which cars are on board
 
cx773
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RE: Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:10 pm

B-HVY is not coming back to HKG until 26 MAR
 
andrewtang
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RE: Cathay Pacific's Last Stored Aircraft Coming Home

Mon Mar 03, 2003 7:27 pm

Hkgspotter1,
CX2022 is for B-HUO and not for B-HVY  Smile Like CX773 says, HVY won't be back yet.