777way
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Saudi Arabian Royal Flight Fleet Phase Outs?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:20 am

Can any one confirm Royal Flight division have gotten rid of the L1011-500, earlier on they pulled out the 707 and 727, all in current livery.
 
HiJazzey
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RE: Saudi Arabian Royal Flight Fleet Phase Outs?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:28 am

all 3 types long gone
 
crownvic
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RE: Saudi Arabian Royal Flight Fleet Phase Outs?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:50 pm

Rumor has it, the L15's have been sold to Sheldon Adelson (Venetian)in Las Vegas (currently operates LAS based 763 & BBJ)!!! The word is, the 2 L15's will also be based at LAS. Now that is an impressive fleet of private airplanes!
 
UAEflyer
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RE: Saudi Arabian Royal Flight Fleet Phase Outs?

Sat Nov 04, 2006 7:21 pm

Well i wonder why the pull-out some aircrafts, they are used once or twice a month on average so they should be in an excellent condition.

As far as i know the current fleet consist of:-
1-744 (under the kingdom holding scheme)
2-747SP
1-743 (and it is the one and only VIP 747-300 series)
2-A342 (was holding the record for the longest flight until recently, the other one stored at Hamburg)
1-MD11
1-TriStar

Those are the Royal Family personal aircrafts, the government officials flies on a BBJ's and other Gulfstream's, i dont have a right figure about them, but i believe they are more than 4.

I was told that Airbus is trying to sell its first VIP'A380 to a Saudi client.

[Edited 2006-11-04 11:33:34]

[Edited 2006-11-04 11:39:33]
 
FCKC
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RE: Saudi Arabian Royal Flight Fleet Phase Outs?

Sun Nov 05, 2006 3:15 am

The Royal family use more and more T7s SV.
I have received a picture , showing 4 of them at CDG at one time !!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope the VIP A380 , Airbus will enventually sell in Saudi Arabia , will be full SV cs painted !!!! What a sight !!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Saudi Arabian Royal Flight Fleet Phase Outs?

Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:21 am

Quoting FCKC (Reply 4):
The Royal family use more and more T7s SV.

How do they use it, it is not VIP configuration, at least there should be one bedroom with full bath and dining room. This is what i saw in a 767 which used to be the private aircraft of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud

[Edited 2006-11-04 20:51:25]
 
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RE: Saudi Arabian Royal Flight Fleet Phase Outs?

Sun Nov 05, 2006 5:27 am

at least they still have the 747SP.  Smile
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