sankaps
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SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Thu May 31, 2012 3:36 pm

I thought SQ had retired all their 747s, but just saw one on final approach to LHR a few minutes ago -- at 1630 hours local time. Wonder if it is a sub for an A380? Also interesting they had one ready to go, with crew etc.
 
B738FlyUIA
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Thu May 31, 2012 3:50 pm

Hi sankaps

You are actually correct, SQ did retire there pax 744. I found a site Live Photos of Aircraft at London Heathrow

http://www.heathrowcam.net/images/202390w.JPG

and as one can see it's a B744F. This is Flight SQ7396 from SIN via SHJ. Hope this will help you.

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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Thu May 31, 2012 3:50 pm

Was it not a cargo one?
 
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Thu May 31, 2012 4:03 pm

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 1):
You are actually correct, SQ did retire there pax 744. I found a site Live Photos of Aircraft at London Heathrow

http://www.heathrowcam.net/images/202390w.JPG

and as one can see it's a B744F. This is Flight SQ7396 from SIN via SHJ. Hope this will help you.

I guess it must have been then (assuming the photo was taken around the same time). Though I did not notice the word Cargo on the fuselage, I was almost certain it was a pax 744. Perhaps the excitement got ahead of me!  
 
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Thu May 31, 2012 4:13 pm

It's the scheduled Singapore Airlines Cargo flight, one on Thu and Sat afternoons. 9V-SFK landed 27L.
 
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Thu May 31, 2012 5:08 pm

Quoting imag (Reply 2):
Was it not a cargo one?

Yes it is a 744F!

Quoting sankaps (Reply 3):
I guess it must have been then (assuming the photo was taken around the same time). Though I did not notice the word Cargo on the fuselage, I was almost certain it was a pax 744. Perhaps the excitement got ahead of me!  

As the pax version they had size is the same... but a pity to say it's only a freighter version  
 
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:19 am

Quoting sankaps (Reply 3):
Though I did not notice the word Cargo on the fuselage, I was almost certain it was a pax 744.

It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!  
 
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:15 am

While I do not know sq fleet to well I thought there were a good deal of converted pax doing cargo, so I suppose might sort seen a pax sq 747 possibly. On another note the 748 in SQs livery now that would be a bueaty.
 
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:16 am

Quoting cheeken (Reply 6):
It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!  

This aircraft is not a BCF. Those aircraft carry the 9V-SC* designation.
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:07 am

Quoting cheeken (Reply 6):
It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!

In Reply4 skipness1E wrote the reg: 9V-SFK and this is not a BCF. Check the link below:

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b747-28030.htm
 
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:37 am

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Reply 9):

Quoting cheeken (Reply 6):
It might have been one of their converted freighters, and those are ex pax planes, so they'll look exactly the same other than the livery having an extra word "cargo" on it!

In Reply4 skipness1E wrote the reg: 9V-SFK and this is not a BCF. Check the link below:

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/pl...0.htm

Pardon me, my reply was based on sankaps mentioning he was almost certain that it was a pax 744, and so happened that the BCFs look exactly like the pax 744s!
 
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RE: SQ 747-400 Arriving LHR Today?

Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:06 am

Quoting cheeken (Reply 10):
Pardon me, my reply was based on sankaps mentioning he was almost certain that it was a pax 744, and so happened that the BCFs look exactly like the pax 744s!

That is okay... don't worry.. even happens to me sometimes when I see a aircraft from home or spotting!! Indeed they do look almost the same and from a certain distance difficult to guess and especially with not knowing the registration.

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