Alpha
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747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Wed Aug 20, 2003 1:59 am

Remember my previous thread :

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1118207/6

It seems it's a 747-400 now !

From Skyliner :

Boeing 747-4J6 25880/926 N747BZ Kingdom Holding PDX-HAM 13/14aug03 in basic CA cs, no titl ex-B-2466

And from ATDB :

Owner= HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud/Kingdom Establishment

To be reregistered HZ-

Private 744 ! Great news isn't it ?

Steph
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Wed Aug 20, 2003 3:05 pm

Hi Steph!

Yes, great news! Although it may not be same one seen in NCE unless the person who saw it there can give a positive ID of it.

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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Wed Aug 20, 2003 4:55 pm

After two years in the desert its time to fly again for this Jumbo Jet! Nice to hear (or more exactly: read) this.
It would be interesting to know if the second ex-Air China 744 returned in 2001 is still wearing the Khalifa/Air Algerie hybrid scheme.
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Thu Aug 21, 2003 7:34 am

It would also be interesting to know where is this 747  Wink/being sarcastic

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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:33 am

I guess it will be at Hamburg for up to a year or more having it's refit. Those seem to take forever. Not sure why.
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:20 am

I can confirm that its in Hamburg. I saw it there this morning. Air China cheatlines, white tail. And there was another 747-400, completely white, next to it. Looked like old white paint, maybe its the other ex-Air China Jumbo stored in 2001 and painted white end of last year for a lease to Khalifa that failed?
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:34 am

Hasn't the Bahrain private 744 been in Hamburg for quite some time now getting done? Or someone else's I can't remember, but there are already two Private 744s operating for the UAE Government, and I remember someone else had one coming as well. This is probably that one.
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:46 pm

Yes, Bahrein and Oman have 744 in VIP outfitting.

Steph

[Edited 2003-08-22 06:49:03]
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Sun Aug 24, 2003 5:55 am

The white 744 I mentioned has more antennas than I´ve seen on any other 747 except the USAF Jumbos. I think that the most likely guess is indeed its the brandnew plane for Oman outfitting at Lufthansa Technik.
Both 747 were parked in the same position today when I left HAM as a few days back. The white one outside the Hangar, the ex-Air China bird inside with only the tail outside.
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:22 am

This 747, does it have a SATCOM bumb like some SP ? Did you see the registration ?

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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Sun Aug 24, 2003 10:45 am

Is this the mysterious 744 seen in Nice?! We finally have an answer!
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Sun Aug 24, 2003 8:10 pm

Only photo of A9C-HMK (Bahrein) is :


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Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Florian Eggenschwiler



 Laugh out loud

Steph
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Sun Aug 24, 2003 11:51 pm

The white 744 I saw had 3 antennas on the back next to each other, two like the IFE(?) antennas on Saudi Arabian´s 744s plus one of the rular angled antennas, no huge radom housing like Omans 747 SP.
 
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RE: 747-400 For Kingdom Holding

Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:45 am

Unfortunately I am not allowed to disclose any such information, but with all the A.net photogs taking pictures where/of what they´re not supposed (allowed) to, it will become clear soon.
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