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Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:30 pm

After 2 1/2 years of storage the last-built 744 freighter, originally ordered by non-starter Loadair, is finally entering service. See who has taken delivery today:
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=3

No news of its sistership though which is still stored. Maybe its going the same way, which would make a lot of sense.
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:24 pm

Kalitta Air, remarkable, can they afford such an aircraft, the lease rate must be really attractive.

Is this the first ever factory new aircraft Kalitta received?
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:39 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 1):
Is this the first ever factory new aircraft Kalitta received?

I´m pretty sure it is.

Quoting 747classic (Reply 1):
Kalitta Air, remarkable, can they afford such an aircraft, the lease rate must be really attractive.

Loadair surely paid some millions when they ordered the plane (even if the owner is a leasing company). That money has been written off, so I´m sure the value of the plane is down in the books.
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:47 pm

Quoting na (Thread starter):
No news of its sistership though which is still stored.

I'm under the impression that the aircraft went to KZ. Would that one be line #1418?
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:50 pm

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):
Would that one be line #1418?

No, its ln.1416

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):
I'm under the impression that the aircraft went to KZ.

ln.1418 went to KZ after CargoBs collapse.
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:09 pm

1416 is still parked----only 1419 has left.
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:22 pm

Are these all B-747-400ERFs, or -400Fs? I thought the last 5 off the line were all ERFs and the 8 prior to these were all Fs, which went to UPS.
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:26 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 6):
Are these all B-747-400ERFs, or -400Fs? I thought the last 5 off the line were all ERFs and the 8 prior to these were all Fs, which went to UPS.

ERFs
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:33 am

Quoting na (Reply 2):
Loadair surely paid some millions when they ordered the plane (even if the owner is a leasing company). That money has been written off, so I´m sure the value of the plane is down in the books.

Connie won't touch anything unless it was a great deal.
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:26 am

Connie is a MASTER at the "art of the deal". I'm sure he bargained hard for a good price. Glad to see my Kalitta buddies will be sporting around in a "NEW" jet.
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Wed Nov 30, 2011 1:43 pm

According ch-aviation.ch, ship ln 1416 is also acquired by Kalitta.
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:05 pm

Quoting Ronaldo747 (Reply 10):
According ch-aviation.ch, ship ln 1416 is also acquired by Kalitta.

Thanks for the info. It would have been odd if not.
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:11 pm

Who are the actual owners? a bank or was it still Boeing?
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:04 pm

Quoting trex8 (Reply 12):
Who are the actual owners? a bank or was it still Boeing?

Hence the registration, I think Boeing
 
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RE: Very Last 744F Finally Delivered

Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:10 pm

According to my information the planes are owned by Wells Fargo (WFBN).

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