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Virgin 747-200's

Mon Aug 07, 2000 1:06 pm

Does anyone know which airlines, other than Cathay Pacific and Air New Zealand, are suppliers of 742's to

Also, does anyone know where Virgin got its first 747,
Maiden Voyager, from? This plane is still in service with the airline, operating from Heathrow and Gatwick to the USA?

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RE: Virgin 747-200's

Mon Aug 07, 2000 1:37 pm

All of Virgin's Rolls Royce powered 742s seem to be ex-Cathay or ex-Air New Zealand machines.

The Pratt and Whitney powered ships are:
G-VGIN (i believe this one is Madien Voyager) B747-243B, l/n 134, originally delivered to Alitalia as I-DEMU, and later registered as... N358AS, B-2440, and N747BL.

G-VIRG B747-287B, l/n 274,
G-VJFK, G-VLAX, B747-238B , l/ns 238 & 241... both ex-Qantas.

Hope that helps.
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RE: Virgin 747-200's

Mon Aug 07, 2000 2:08 pm


G-VIRG was originally Aerolineas Argentinas (not sure though if it was bought through them)

G-VGIN was originally Alitalia (almost positive)

Hope this helps.
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