Guest

Cargo

Wed Apr 07, 1999 11:38 pm

I was recently at Chicago O'hare Airport (ORD) just to spot planes. My favorite thing was seeing all the 747 cargo planes (I didn't know a lot of these airlines existed!). I saw one that really puzzled me. It was a 747-200 (as I remember) with a teal/white body and a teal tail. The only words on it was CARGO in big red caps letters.
What airline is this and why is it painted like this?

Jack M, Birmingham, Michigan
 
Guest

RE: Cargo

Wed Apr 07, 1999 11:45 pm

" It was a 747-200 (as I remember) with a teal/white body and a teal tail. The only words on it was CARGO in big red caps letters. "

Sounds like you just described EL AL's cargo 747s
It is presumed that it is for security reasons that they don't have there name on there cargo aircraft

D.VALERIO
New York
 
Guest

RE: Cargo

Thu Apr 08, 1999 8:37 am

Does this ring a bell?



It's EL-AL Cargo
 
Guest

RE: Cargo

Thu Apr 08, 1999 9:51 am

That's it! Why don't they put El Al titles on it? What kind of security? It gave me the creeps.

Jack M, Birmingham, Michigan
 
BryanG
Posts: 955
Joined: Tue May 18, 1999 2:59 am

RE: Cargo

Thu Apr 08, 1999 3:18 pm

That's odd. I mean, I can see flying an all-white non-marked plane if you're worried about security, but that's just a typical El-Al paint job without the title. I don't know who they think they're fooling - there must be some other reason.
 
IL76
Posts: 2237
Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:43 am

RE: Cargo

Thu Apr 08, 1999 4:10 pm

There's 3 of those ELAL cargo 747's flying around in an all white colourscheme.
4X-AXL
4X-AXK
4X-AXZ
All white with just the red 'CARGO' sign on them. It also flew around with 'HERTZ' titles. I think there's a few pictures on airliners.net.

Ed