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Can Anyone Identify This Plane/Airline?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:21 am

Hi all,

The German football legend and chief organizer of the 2006 FIFA World Championship, Franz Beckenbauer, begun his around-the-world tour today to congratulate every country which has qualified for the championship next year.

The first countries he visited were Iran and Saudi Arabia, below are two pictures which show Mr. Beckenbauer leaving the plane in Riyadh:





Photos courtesy of www.sport.ard.de

Looks like they chartered a plane for this around-the-world tour. Can anyone identify the aircraft type and the airline?

Patrick

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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Plane/Airline?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:36 am

Looks like a Challenger.



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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Plane/Airline?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:38 am

It's a Canadair/Bombardier Challenger, probably a private business jet.

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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Plane/Airline?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:40 am

Not an airline...it's a business jet. Sure looks like a Challenger
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Plane/Airline?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:52 am

Window and door shape I would lean towards a Bombardier BD-100-1A10 Challenger 300 also.
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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Plane/Airline?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:56 am

Thanks for the information guys!

I just searched the A.net database but unfortunately I couldn't find any information about the operator of the plane.

Anyway, I can imagine that it was not cheap to charter such a plane for an around-the-world tour.  Wink

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Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:01 am

THose stripes across the fuselage are typicall for privat jets. And if it were to be an airline, I couldnt think of any livery with such stripes.
Anyway, you think a rich guy like Beckenbauer would travel with an airline? Wink
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:01 am

Ok, i'm gonna be different and put a vote in.....

Dassault Falcon 900

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RE: Can Anyone Identify This Plane/Airline?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:04 am

Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 6):
THose stripes across the fuselage are typicall for privat jets. And if it were to be an airline, I couldnt think of any livery with such stripes.

Yeah sorry, I meant rather "operator of the aircraft" instead of "airline" because I never saw an airline with such a livery.

Quoting DeltaWings (Reply 6):
Anyway, you think a rich guy like Beckenbauer would travel with an airline?

I can imagine that he is flying quite often on regular airlines (in First Class of course). On this trip he is probably using a privat jet to save time and also because the FIFA pays for it.  Wink

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Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:06 am

Hi Patrick,

what would you think about this plane???

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Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:10 am

Quoting JMO-777 (Reply 9):
what would you think about this plane???

Thanks a bunch! I was really curious, now I know the answer.  bigthumbsup 

Quoting JMO-777 (Reply 9):
A Challenger, flying for DaimlerChrysler Aviation

It's flying for DaimlerCrysler? Hmmm.... interesting. I wonder why they provided the plane. Or can you just charter one of DaimlerCrysler's planes?

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Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:26 am

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