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Where Will The AC 747's Be Going?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:46 am

Hi all,

With the retirement of the Air Canada Boeing 747-400's what will happen to them - I heard that they have gone into storage but then what?

Where they leased or where they wholly owned?

The 747's are a popular aircraft type with various airlines around the World like KLM,BA,Air France and Qantas - surely there will be market for these unlucky birds?

The beautiful aircraft hopefully find new homes but when do you think they will get new homes?


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Have some of them got a definite new life with another airline or leasing company?

I would love any info on what is planed for these girls!

Thanks

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LY744
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RE: Where Will The AC 747's Be Going?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:58 am

Search the forum, there has been some information posted. IIRC something was said about the aircraft heading to TLV for freighter conversion and then going to a Chinese operator.


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RE: Where Will The AC 747's Be Going?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 6:58 am


The AC 747s will be the replacement for the NW DC-9 ! Big grin




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RE: Where Will The AC 747's Be Going?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 9:43 am

Aerolineas Argentinas took 2 from AC approximately 2 months ago and now use them regularly on thier EZE-MAD and EZE-ROME routes. You can see them in Aerolineas livery by searching for them in the photo search section.

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RE: Where Will The AC 747's Be Going?

Wed Nov 10, 2004 10:21 am

I suspect you will find that those Aerolineas Argentinas birds were previously operated by Canadi>n Airlines Limited. Therefore, they were not the (3) combi aircraft which Air Canada just retired that were operated from new. I don't think the former CAL 744s were in the AC fold for very long.
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