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747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:00 am

Did any airline operate all four variants of the 747? Not that it really makes a difference, but I'm just curious.

KLM for example operated all but the -100...can't think of anyone who operated all four variants, but I could be wrong.

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:02 am

Probably United would come closest, even operating the SP version too.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:03 am

Air France has operated all types, although the 743s were ex-UTA.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:04 am

JAL operated all except the 743
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:04 am

United would come close.. but they never operated the -300..
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:07 am

NW operated the 747-100 too.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:07 am

Horus,

JAL does have some 747-346s..
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:15 am

Did JAL operate the 747SUD?
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:15 am

MD11, sorry you are right, JAL operated all 747 variants except the 744F
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:16 am


Air france and UTA did.

Now that IB is getting a 744, they will be another one to do it

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:17 am

NW has OWNED all of the mentioned 747 subtypes.....didnt NW acquire two 743s from Swissair for parts for its 747-200s and 747-200 Freighters? NW never operated the 743 in revenue service.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:18 am

N328KF,

Yes they do. They operate a couple (or a few) 747-146SR/SUDs. Delivered in the mid 1980s.. Pretty neat.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:19 am

So it looks like JAL is the winner of this one...

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:21 am

MD11, sorry you are right, JAL operated all 747 variants except the 744F


Unless we include -400ER as separate from -400.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:22 am

Sorry, I forgot JAL. So the all variants operators should be AF, UTA, IB and JAL.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:23 am

Did you want to include the 'SP' in all this?  Big grin
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:30 am

JAL still operates all 4 variants!
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:36 am

South African operated the -200, -300, 400 and the SP as well.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:52 am

What about Iberia - they have operated the 741 and 742, plus they have operated the 743 and this year the 744 under ACMI/lease agreements with Air Atlanta.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:53 am

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Qantas. QF had every 747 sub-type except the -100 series. I like to mention the USAF. They have the -200 & -400, while NASA has the -100 & the -SP. Regards.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:58 am

what -400 does the USAF operate?
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Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:01 am

It's the sole 744 known in the USAF as the ABL-1...airborne laser 1. Basically it's a standard -400 airframe without the extended hump and was highly modified in ICT by Boeing. I could be wrong about that name tho. Regards.

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:09 am

Varig operated all of them but the -100.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:10 am

Atlas Air has operated -100, -200, -300, and -400
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:11 am

What about the SP people...that's a valid 747 model...

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:15 am

What about one of the oldest airlines in the world...KLM..?

Sadly, this airframe has a well know history
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:39 am

JAL still operates all 4 variants!

There are 5 variants. And they operate(d) the SP, -100, -200, -300, and -400. So to my point, the post should be, "JAL still operates all 5 variants!"
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:47 am

>>There are 5 variants. And they operate(d) the SP, -100, -200, -300, and -400. So to my point, the post should be, "JAL still operates all 5 variants!"<<

When did JL operate the SP? Do you mean SR-46?

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:50 am

JAL never operated the SP. Also, JAL has the -400F on order.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:54 am

I'm not too good with this type of thing, on foreign carriers, anyways. But Singapore Airlines has operated the -200, -300, -400 and I'm not too sure, but I think they've had the -100 as well. I'm open to correction, of course  Big grin. But the SP, unfortunately, SQ did not operate, as far as I know.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:54 am

Polar Air Cargo was the first US Carrier to operate all versions of the 747 at the same time. They may have been the only carrier to do so, but I am not sure.
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The 747-100 was phased out of the Polar Air Cargo fleet, but, they still operate the rest.

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 12:51 pm

"what -400 does the USAF operate?"

The USAF operates several -200 series the VC-25 otherwise known as Air Force 1 and the E4.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:19 pm

AR operated the -100 on the US-register for some time in the early '70s, followed by the -200B, -SP, and most recently, the -400. You could say that beats RG...

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 1:33 pm

XV: you are right, I had no idea about 741 and totally forgot the SP!
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:04 pm

Qantas has operated the 747-100 200 300 400 and SP.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:11 pm

Believe the same can be said of Korean. In fact, I believe KAL has operated all the following:

747-100, 747-200, 747-200C, 747-200F/SF, 747SP, 747-300, 747-400 and 747-400F.

 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:27 pm

Beno - I don't believe that Qantas has ever operated the 747-100. Their first 747 was VH-EBA, a 747-238B powered by PW JT9Ds...

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:34 pm

V/F long time no see!

I am lead to believe that Qantas operated a 747-100 in the mid-late 1980's for a few months to cover for a capacity shortage. I believe the aircraft then went to Virgin Atlantic as G-VMIA! It may have actually been leased off Virgin.

Someone can clarify this info though, there are no photos in the database of a Qantas 747-100 though.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:36 pm

As state above, JAL never had an -SP but they have all variants that are in the thread title.

Another candidate is Saudia.
 
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:07 pm

When this question arose in the past, the conclusion was that Saudia was the only carrier ever to operate 100, 200, 300, 400 and SP series.

Apparently no other airline achieved that, let alone simultaneously, like SV still do.



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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:16 pm

Are those types all operated by SV, or are some operated by the Royal VIP Wing?

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Sat Jun 05, 2004 7:25 pm


I guess the SP is just for VIPs. The 400 too?

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Sat Jun 05, 2004 10:40 pm

Airsicknessbag

As I mentioned before Polar Air Cargo flew the 747-100,200,300,400 all at the same time, we had the pilots that could fly the 747-100,200,300 & we had different pilots that flew the 747-400.
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Sat Jun 05, 2004 10:59 pm

AI still operates all but the -100. The -337B is in a combi pax/cargo version
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Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:24 am

SV's -100Bs are all of 1980s-build and powered by RB-211s. Sound safe to me!

Hola Arcano! Si, la verdad que pocos fotos existen de los -100 que en colores de AR (uno fue arrendado por Delta y otro de Pan Am), pero eran bellezas con las tres ventanas arriba!

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sun Jun 06, 2004 12:35 am

The 744 that the USAF operates is designated the YAL-1 (as it's still a prototype, it has the Y prefix). ABL is the abbreviation for its weapons system.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sun Jun 06, 2004 3:12 am

i'd just like to say that this is probably the most popular thread that I've ever started.

thanks for your responses.
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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sun Jun 06, 2004 4:59 am

As mentionned above, Air France operated the -100, -200, -300, -400 until 1999, when the last -100 was retired.
AF still operates the -200, -300, -400. The -200/-300 are scheduled to leave the fleet by end 2005/early 2006.

CORSAIR operated the -100, -200, -300 and -SP. The French Charter airline will soon operate its first -400 and will become one of the very few operators in the world of all types of B747.

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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:55 am

So the winner has to be Korean Air and Saudia in that order given that KAL is the only one of the two, who operates the 744F!


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RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:59 am

Iran air probably would have operated all variants of the 747. But after the islamic revolution they stopped buying planes from the united states, I'm pretty sure they still use the 100, 200, SR, and SP versions. Man, they could use some new planes. Here is one of their few flights to the US with the SP 747.
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