FCKC
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Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:15 am

Today at 11h00Z , left from ORY to JNB , SS 747-422 26877/944 F-WSEA (Will be F-HSEA) EX N188UA.
It is stripped of paint except full UA tail cs , devoid of any seats.
Will be outfitting in South Africa.
This is the third SS 744 , after F-GTUI and F-HSUN.
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:41 am

Yes, I can confirm this too and was about to post a message about it.

Flew non-RVSM using reg as callsign 'FWSEA'.

Anyone know the reason for the flight ? What's it gone to JNB for?

Cheers,

Rob K  Wink
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:45 am

Anyone know the reason for the flight ? What's it gone to JNB for?

Will be outfitting in South Africa.
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:49 am

F-GTUI (formerly N186UA) is still in Mobile Alabama awaiting flight test and final FAA certification.

N191UA is sitting at Schipol wait for parts and certification go-ahead based on the approval of F-GTUI.
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:03 am

So how many total ex-UA 744 did Corsair get? So far we have:

N186UA
N188UA
N189UA
N191UA

Thanks,
JC
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:16 am

These are on the list, but I don't think that they have been purchaced yet.

N183UA
N184UA
N192UA
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:34 am

There are 2 Corsair (ex United Airlines) 747-400 at Amsterdam.

F-HSEX (ex N189UA)
F-HSUN (ex N191UA)

Last weekend there was also a ex Corsair 747-300 at Amsterdam.

TF-AME (ex F-GSEA)
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:59 am

So when this one is done, its gonna be a 550+ seat cattle car like the other ones, right? eeeehheeeehh. Sorry, I just got a shiver up my spine just thinking about that massacre.
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:28 am

587 seats on each and every one of them.
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:36 am

Does someone know which company will do the job in South Africa ?
I know for this one (F-HSEA) , competition for outfitting was between this South African company and IAI in Tel Aviv.
Do not know why this South African company has won the contract.
Either it is cheaper , or it's a matter of slot time.

Tod

Among the ex UA planes you mention , one is wrong , as SS has bought "only" six airframes.
Could you keep us informed as soon as you know the delivery date for F-GTUI.
Many thanks

Nlspot2004

How is F-HSEX ? Full UA cs ?


Northwest777

I never heard any passenger complains about the confort of the seating in the 747-300s (580 seats).
Do not forget SS is a charter airline and prices are quite low.
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:40 pm

Among the ex UA planes you mention , one is wrong , as SS has bought "only" six airframes.

That was the list I did my engineering to.
I would not dare venture a guess as to which of these aircraft have actually been "purchased" to date. Defining "purchased" in the modern world gets pretty grey and I'll have to leave that to the lawyers.

Could you keep us informed as soon as you know the delivery date for F-GTUI.

I'll be glad to, sure wish I knew right now. Less than two weeks maybe.
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:25 am

Does anyone have any information on the departure dates and times? I'd like to catch a pic of her...

-SA006
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:12 am

SA006

The plane should be at yours now , since it left ORY yesterday (March 8th) at 11h00Z !!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:34 am

The colours of the F-HSEX are All Silver.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=69465
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:44 pm

Wow, they did a lot of work on that 744..... almost looks like a 727!!
Bush, your a sad, sad man.
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:23 am

FCKC ,

I heard there was a Corsair 744 at JNB yesterday but since I don't have any ramp access I can't get anything a.net worthy I am afraid.

What I meant was , do you have any information on when it will be leaving JNB for ORY? The dates and times?

-SA006  wave 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:38 am

SA006,

The aircraft should be in JNB for almost a couple of month, so you will have enough time to see it.
Cheers...
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:25 am

A full reconfig and a D check will tough to do in less than two months.

The lead time for getting D check parts to JNB will probably drive the schedule.
 
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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:46 am

I guess Nlspot2004 gave the wrong link. The link indeed shows the 727, funny though Big grin

Does anyone know when the Corsair 744s will be leaving AMS wearing the new TUI full colourscheme? I also would like to catch these birds on camera  bouncy 

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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:13 am

Does anyone know when the Corsair 744s will be leaving AMS wearing the new TUI full colourscheme

A couple months at best. The reconfiguration part of the mod cannot start until the STC is issued for F-GTUI sitting in Mobile.
 
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RE: Bye Bye EUjet?

Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:41 am

Sorry wrong link.

The colours show on a other ex United 747-400 for Corsair.


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RE: Corsair 744 To Our South African Friends

Sat Mar 12, 2005 2:45 am

Quoting Tod (Reply 8):
587 seats on each and every one of them

And these can fly you even farther in discomfort  boxedin 

Quoting N754PR (Reply 14):

Wow, they did a lot of work on that 744..... almost looks like a 727!!

funny how they can do that  bigthumbsup 
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