klmcedric
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What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:31 am

There's a UA 747-400 parked at one of the KLM maintenance hangars for quit some time now.
I saw it last week in full UA livery(old livery) and yesterday I saw it again with only
half of the tail revealing it's a UA aircraft. The rest of the fuselage is completely white.
Anyone know what this aircraft is doing there and what's going to happen with it?
 
klmcedric
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:35 am

I just read in another tread that VS is looking for 744's. I know that KLM does the VS 744
maintenance and paintjob. Could it be that this aircraft is going to VS?
 
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:36 am

VS I think get their aircraft painted in AMS, don't they ? But it wouldn't be white if it was going to VS, it would be pearl grey.
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ACYWG
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:40 am

Isn't that the plane that was taken up by either European or Corsair? I seem to remember reading something about that lately.
 
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:44 am

I agree with ACYWG, that these are probably the birds for Corsair. In addition to Virgin aircraft being painted gray, doesn't Virgin also operate GE powered 744s? I am not saying that they would not take any non-GE 744s (as a couple of airlines have mixed engine 744 fleets (Qantas, Cathay (soon), and Air New Zealand (still?), just that it would seem that they would want to maintain commonality.
 
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:49 am

Quoting Iowa744fan (reply 4):
(Qantas, Cathay (soon), and Air New Zealand (still?), just that it would seem that they would want to maintain commonality.


Last I checked, CX was getting their used 747s from BA, which means they would be operating the same engine. QF took the 744ER with GE engines because the RB211 is not available on it.

Corsair is the most likely candidate.
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:52 am

N1120A,

CX was getting their used 747s from BA

They are getting 8 PW powered birds from SQ. I think 3 for pax and 5 for cargo conversion....or vice versa. They were trying to get used 744s from BA to maintain commonality with RR, but I have not heard of them having any success. Any news on this front? Yep, someone (perhaps you), answered the 744ER issue about Qantas for me in a past post. Does Air New Zealand still have both the RRs and the GE powered birds?
 
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:08 am

Former UA N186UA is currently at AMS for a C or D check and repaint to SS colors. When finished, it will operate for SS as F-GTUI.
Former UA N191UA has the same story, registration is now F-HSUN:

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Recently, former UA N189UA arrived at AMS, awaiting its transformation into F-HSEX (and probably also a C or D check), also for SS.

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Tod
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:54 am

N186UA / F-GTUI is in Mobile Alabama where it recieved a D check by MAE and was reconfigured for Corsair by KLM and Heath-Tecna
 
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:35 am

Glad somone had an answer. I saw her parked up when I arrived from PHL a week or so ago.
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:51 am

Quoting Iowa744Fan (reply 6):
Does Air New Zealand still have both the RRs and the GE powered birds?


Yes they do.


Quoting AJO (reply 7):
Recently, former UA N189UA arrived at AMS, awaiting its transformation into F-HSEX (and probably also a C or D check), also for SS.


Which is the perfect name for that bird Big grin
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AlitaliaMD11
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:31 am

I heard that this bird was being flown down to South Africa for some interior matienence, this was in another thread.
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daron4000
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:54 pm

What will Corsair do with all of the premium united seats, like First Suite?
 
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:29 pm

Quoting Daron4000 (Reply 12):
What will Corsair do with all of the premium united seats, like First Suite?


Well, certainly not keep them. They are going to have something like 230 more seats that UA carries. I am betting UA already pulled their equipment, particularly seats, out of the plane and Corsair is installing their's.
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RE: What's Going On With The UA 744 Parked At AMS?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:27 pm

I am betting UA already pulled their equipment, particularly seats,

Nope, N186UA (and the rest too, I think) left Victorville with the interior completely intact.