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SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Mon Nov 01, 2004 11:58 pm

Is it true that they´re to sell 7 of their 744?

Just curius!

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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:07 am

Believe they are selling 4 units out on lease to other carriers. Not sure on the other 3?
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:18 am

No, SIA is only selling the 4 that are currently out of the fleet. Air Atlanta has 2 and I believe Air India has the other two. They are among the oldest in the fleet and some of the first delivered. I think NWA had the first 3 then SIA got a bunch. The aircraft to be sold were in the first delivery.
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Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:11 am

 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:33 am

SQ 744's 9V-SMK, 9V-SML and 9V-SMN are going to CX. They will be reconfigured to CX arrangement next spring. 9V-SMN is first, then 9V-SMK and they are both already in Xiamen. 9V-SML may still be in Victorville, CA.
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:40 am

CX and SQ seem to have a very different strategy when it comes to the 744. CX's existing ones are highly utilised, and they are taking on more to boost capacity. SQ, on the otherhand, has had surplus 744s for many years. I wonder how difficult it is to predict the number of planes you would require in a fleet.

SQ's website still lists 6 744s as on option - this is rather misleading - the chances of these being taken up are probably zero! They also list 6 as being withdrawn.

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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:20 am

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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 9:41 am

9V-SMN will change to CX's B-HKD

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9V-SMK will change to CX's B-HKE

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Both aircraft are already in XMN waiting for re-configuration

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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:11 am

So let me recount and see if this is accurate:

2x for Iberia/Air Atlanta
2x for Air Pacific
2x for Air India
6x for Cathay Pacific
5x for Dragonair
5x for that leasing company who will convert them to freighters.

That's quite a significant part of the 744 fleet already gone.
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:25 pm

Actually, the second 744 produced still flies for LH as D-ABVB.
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:31 pm

So the rumor that they are going to NW to replace the DC-9 on high density routes , like MSP-LGA,its not true?













Just trying to get a laugh guys!

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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:47 pm

Cx Flyboy.... What does Dragonair wants the 744's for???
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:02 pm

Are the ones going to CX going to be refitted with RR engines or are they keeping the PWs?
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:31 pm

The answer is on the first picture showed in the reply nº7
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:56 pm

Are the ones going to CX going to be refitted with RR engines or are they keeping the PWs?

They will keep the P/W engines!
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:13 pm

Any 744s going to leasing companies? Never heard of that
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:46 pm

The ex-SQ 744s will NOT be reengined to RR engines. Re-engining an airliner with a different type is a very rare occurence and very expensive. Of the six 744s 2 will be converted to freighters. All 6 will retain their P&W engines.

As for Dragonair's 744s, they will be converted to 744SFs as well.

It was reported the other day that a US leasing company had put in orders for some 744SF conversions, and apparently they are ex-SQ machines.
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:02 pm

Ok...The 4 744s just announced as being sold are the 4 aircraft currently out on lease. 2 at Air Atlanta and 2 at Air India. They are among the first 744s delivered to SQ.
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:10 pm

Does anyone know who is the next owner of the 1000th B747 (9V-SMU)?
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:37 pm

9V-SMU is not among the 744s sold or leased out. But it won´t be too long until this aircraft is due. The "1000th 747"-sticker it carried for 10 years has been removed recently in order that it looses its unique role.
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:43 pm

Are they offloading SMU as well? Haven't heard of that.

Does anyone have the article regarding the US leasing company's purchase of SQ 744s?
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:44 pm

SIA did say they were going to phase out their 744s in a few years in favor of the A380... Why are they even keeping a hold on those six options?

This is just speculation, but maybe they'll order new 744s? (I HIGHLY DOUBT).
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:46 pm

PyroGX41487,

The oldest ones, not the entire fleet.

New B 744s? If Boeing decides to go ahead with the B 747 Advanced then I guess SQ will order some

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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:49 pm

Whoops! Nearly made an @$$ of myself there... So these seven are the oldest in their fleet? How old is the next set of seven would you project?
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:52 pm

I guess most of them will stay for quite a while..... Just my 2 cents
 
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RE: SIA To Sell 7 B744?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:19 am

United Airline,
I don´t have the article at hand, but there was one in last weeks issue of Flightinternational about Guggenheim buying the two 744s leased to Air India currently.