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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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 . But the SP, unfortunately, SQ did not operate, as far as I know.
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.
The 747-100 was phased out of the Polar Air Cargo fleet, but, they still operate the rest.
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.
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.
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.