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Air Hong Kong , No Flights?

Sun Feb 13, 2000 5:28 pm

I went spotting yesterday at CLK and was very surprised to find all three Air Hong Kong 747's at Haeco (Maintainence) .

If they need a fleet of three aircraft how can all three be on the ground for the whole morning ???

Bush, your a sad, sad man.
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RE: Air Hong Kong , No Flights?

Mon Feb 14, 2000 9:02 am

It may be that they were not in use at the time because they were going to all operate that afternoon. They culd have been having preflight maintenance done.
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RE: Air Hong Kong , No Flights?

Mon Feb 14, 2000 9:48 am

I would have thought that given the length of the route, at least one of AHKs aircraft would be flying the Manchester/Brussels daily flight at any given time.

Maybe it was cancelled today?

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RE: Air Hong Kong , No Flights?

Mon Feb 14, 2000 9:55 am

Maybe it's their breeding season?
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RE: Air Hong Kong , No Flights?

Mon Feb 14, 2000 12:12 pm

Quite often two of them are sat at the airport, but three is quite rare. Maybe they are breeding, but why would they want more classics. Rumours have been floating around for some time of an upgrade to 744s and/or a transfer of the cathay freighters to them.
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RE: Breeding?

Mon Feb 14, 2000 4:36 pm

What does "breeding" mean?
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RE: Breeding?

Mon Feb 14, 2000 11:27 pm

When a daddy aeroplane and a mummy aeroplane get together and little baby aeroplanes are born. I am not sure if a 737 ever grows up to be a 747 though. I will have to ask Mr. Boeing and get back to you. Likewise, I am not sure if a baby A319 grows up to be an A340....I'll have to ask the French!
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RE: Air Hong Kong , No Flights?

Tue Feb 15, 2000 1:46 am

Without specifics on the current situation at Air Hong Kong hard to comment. But, When I worked for Polaris Aircraft Leasing they defaulted on three 747-100 series aircraft. They destroyed one in an accident and it was paid off by insurance but, the other two were repossessed. They had not been maintaining them and hence were not even airworthy to take back. Eventually they settled and paid up most of the bill. I have reservations about them even if they are all cargo.

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