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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:48 am

Are there any 747-100s still flying today? If so with whom?
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:56 am

Doesn't one that has been converted to a freighter still fly for Kalitta??? I thought I saw a picture of it once on here.
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Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:00 am

I think this is the oldest 747 still flying. It's been flying for over 40 years!


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Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:01 am

There are at least two in pax configuration still flying; you'll have to take a trip to Thailand though. CK has a cargo 741 in service.


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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:03 am

That's what I thought. Thanks for posting those AJO.
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Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:03 am

Kalitta, Iran Air, Evergreen, UPS come to my mind.
 
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Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:07 am

Also Iran Air....


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Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:13 am

I think Saudi Arabian Airlines and Iran Air still operate 741s as well...


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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:14 am

The remaining 747-100 operators are:

UPS
Kallitta
Kabo Air
Saha Airlines
NASA
Logistic Air
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Evergreen
General Electric
The Iranian AF
Iran Air
Orient Thai Airlines

GE have the oldest 747 flying, originally delivered on 03/03/70.
 
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:19 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 2):
I think this is the oldest 747 still flying.

Was delivered in 1976.
 
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:24 am

OX has one real -100 (HS-UTD) and two 100B/SR/SUD (HS-UTM/Q)
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:49 am

Quoting AJO (Reply 3):
There are at least two in pax configuration still flying; you'll have to take a trip to Thailand though. CK has a cargo 741 in service.

Is this airplane not a 747-300 and not a 747-100?

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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:57 am

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 11):
Is this airplane not a 747-300 and not a 747-100?

It's a 747-100 SUD. Just like the description says.

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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:00 am

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 11):
Is this airplane not a 747-300 and not a 747-100?

Nope. Two 747-100 were built with the stretched upper deck, and both were in service with JAL originally. They were not converted to the SUD, they were factory built like that.

Does anybody know if any 100's were ever converted to the SUD?
 
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:09 am

Quoting Euclid (Reply 13):
Nope. Two 747-100 were built with the stretched upper deck, and both were in service with JAL originally. They were not converted to the SUD, they were factory built like that.

That's interesting, I never knew that. So essentially these are 747-100 SUD built in 80's.
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:14 am

Thanks. I had no idea there were so many still flying. I would think they will be retired soon.
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:16 am

Evergreen = 3 aircrafts (freighter)

FAA = 1 aircraft (testbed/demo)

General Electric = 1 aircraft (testbed/demo)

Iran Air = 1 aircraft (passenger). Easy to see and fly to HAM, FRA, CAN, LHR, KUL.

Iran Air Force = 4 aircrafts (VIP/Cargo)

Kabo Air = 2 aircrafts (one stored at KAN) (passenger).

Kalitta Air = 5 aircrafts (freighter)

Logistic Air = 3 aircrafts (one stored at MZN).

NASA = 1 aircraft (shuttle carrier)

Orient Thai Airlines = 1 aircraft (passenger)

Saha Air = 2 aircrafts (one stored at THR) (passenger).

Saudi Arabian Airlines = 7 aircrafts. (passenger). Usually used for Hadj flights.

UPS Airlines = 7 aircrafts (freighter).
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:20 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 2):
think this is the oldest 747 still flying. It's been flying for over 40 years! Correct me if I'm wrong!

You're wrong! Although 31 years isn't bad. Parked next to her at Abu Dhabi a couple months back, she's in perfect condition. Might get a chance to fly her later this month. Fingers crossed.

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 11):
Is this airplane a 747-300 and not a 747-100?

That's a -100 baby, the stretched upper deck was added after delivery (at least, that's what KLM did to all their 747 Classics).
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:31 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 18):
That's a -100 baby, the stretched upper deck was added after delivery

From what I can see, these aircraft were delivered as 747-100 SUD's in the 80's originally. From what I understand, they never had the short upper deck. Is that the case, and why would they order a 100 in the 80's versus a 300?
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:48 am

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 17):
NASA = 1 aircraft (shuttle carrier)

Dont they have more than one?

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0150624/M/
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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:51 am

Quoting Flyboyseven (Reply 20):
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/0150624/M/

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Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:46 am

Quoting Euclid (Reply 13):
Nope. Two 747-100 were built with the stretched upper deck, and both were in service with JAL originally. They were not converted to the SUD, they were factory built like that.

Does anybody know if any 100's were ever converted to the SUD?



Quoting DTW757 (Reply 19):
Is that the case, and why would they order a 100 in the 80's versus a 300?

You have to remember that these are B747-100SR (SR = Short Range), not the regular -100. They wanted SR with a longer upper deck, not the -300s. B747-300SR was only offered later on, I believe.
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 8:37 am

Saudi is flying it's 741 to HKG this coming summer, can't wait to see!
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:02 am

Quoting 7474ever (Reply 5):
UPS come to my mind.

Isn't one of the UPS 741's the plane featured in Airport 75'

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
The Iranian AF

Do they still have this plane?
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:11 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 18):
Quoting 9V (Reply 2):
think this is the oldest 747 still flying. It's been flying for over 40 years! Correct me if I'm wrong!

You're wrong! Although 31 years isn't bad. Parked next to her at Abu Dhabi a couple months back, she's in perfect condition. Might get a chance to fly her later this month. Fingers crossed.

No 747s have been flying for 40 years although it's getting close. The first one made its maiden flight Feb. 9, 1969 (38 years ago this week), and the first scheduled service was Jan. 21, 1970.
 
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:14 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 26):
No 747s have been flying for 40 years although it's getting close. The first one made its maiden flight Feb. 9, 1969 (38 years ago this week), and the first scheduled service was Jan. 21, 1970.

Just finished reading "747" By Joe Sutter, who was the director of engineering on the 747 team. Great book, I would recommend it to anyone who likes airplanes. Lots of good 747 info in there.
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:42 am

I'm pretty sure Evergreen is still flying some 747-100s.
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:53 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 28):
I'm pretty sure Evergreen is still flying some 747-100s.

Im pretty sure you posted that without reading the thread!  Smile
 
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:18 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 29):
Im pretty sure you posted that without reading the thread! Smile

Just thought it was worth mentioning again.  cheeky 

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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:27 am

Quoting EI321 (Reply 8):
GE have the oldest 747 flying, originally delivered on 03/03/70.

N747GE was the 25th 747 built, originally a PanAm bird.
 
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:50 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 18):
That's a -100 baby, the stretched upper deck was added after delivery (at least, that's what KLM did to all their 747 Classics).

Wrong. Those were custom build for JAL as 747-146BSR with strech upper deck. These two bird were delivered to JAL in 1988. Quiet young.
 
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:50 am

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 25):
Isn't one of the UPS 741's the plane featured in Airport 75'

Yea AA took delivery of the 747 (N9675) and then went for UPS (N675UP) the aircraft is now stored, and retired, here is a picture of it on 2003 I think:

http://www.jetphotos.net/images/0/07230006.jpg.46411.jpg

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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:03 pm

Do not forget the Iranian Air Force. They have a few series 100 tanker/transports, at least one of which is operational
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:38 pm

Quoting Plunaaircanada (Reply 33):

Edit that post or  bye  bye  to this thread  Wink





that 741SUD looks essentially like a 744!
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:46 pm

I just flew a Thai Orient One_to_go plane from ISB to KHI a couple of
weeks ago. PIA had leased it for the haj season. The safety instructions
said 747-Classic ( I am assuming it was a -100). Here is a pic of the planes engine. I almost got in trouble taking this pic. The guy wanted my camera. I just pulled my camera away and ran up the stairs and he never came after me.



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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:38 pm

Quoting 9V (Reply 2):
I think this is the oldest 747 still flying. It's been flying for over 40 years!

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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:54 pm

Quoting 9V (Reply 2):
I think this is the oldest 747 still flying. It's been flying for over 40 years!

What time was that taken Ian? Did it stay at MAN then or return to Syria, I'm curious because I flew it LHR-DAM on the 25th Jan and we were supposed to route via MAN, but never did, so I'm wondering if it had flown down from MAN to LHR in the morning of the 25th instead?

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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:24 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 38):
What time was that taken Ian?

It came in on 23rd Jan in the morning about 9.30 and left about an hour later. It didn't stay long!
 
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RE: Any 747-100s Still Flying?

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:05 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 39):
It came in on 23rd Jan in the morning about 9.30 and left about an hour later. It didn't stay long!

Ahh, must have been doing LHR-MAN-DAM that day too. I'm not surprised it didn't stay long if just on a pick up/drop off, there were only 88 pax onboard on the 25th.

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