vambridge
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SAA'S A300'S Who Will Be Getting Them?

Sun Apr 08, 2001 10:55 pm

Who will be taking over all the SAA A300'S that are being sold? I will be missing them over at JHB intl!!!
 
Starship
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RE: SAA'S A300'S Who Will Be Getting Them?

Sun Apr 08, 2001 11:12 pm

I can't say that I have been following their demise with great enthusiasm, but I can tell you that

A300 B2 ZS-SDC Scrapped at Daytona Beach, Florida
A300 B4 ZS-SDE Exported to Turkey, now with Onur Air TC-ONT
Behind every "no" is a "yes"
 
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RE: SAA'S A300'S Who Will Be Getting Them?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 12:21 am

The one scrapped at Daytona was the Nelson Mandela childrens love plane.
-Tom
 
vambridge
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RE: SAA'S A300'S Who Will Be Getting Them?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 12:40 am

I would love to know where zs-sdd and zs-sdf is. Are they still flying by any chance?? Come on SAA technical guys!!
 
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RE: SAA'S A300'S Who Will Be Getting Them?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 12:49 am

To add to Starship's list:

A300C4-203(F) ZS-SDG "Kudu" - sold to MNG Cargo of Turkey as TC-MND (3rd qtr 2000).

If you look in the left background of this shot (taken on Feb 17) you'll see two more retired A300s with their SAA colours painted over.

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To the right of them you can also see four former Sun Air DC9s (ZS-NRA/D) parked outside the Denel Aviation hangars.

Andrew (Southflite)
 
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RE: SAA'S A300'S Who Will Be Getting Them?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 1:32 am

You can see those two retired A300s better in this shot:

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For the record, here's a fleet list:

A300B2K-3C (del.1976/7):
ZS-SDA (#032) "Blesbok"
ZS-SDB (#037) "Gemsbok"
ZS-SDC (#039) "Waterbok" (sold 2000)
ZS-SDD (#040) "Rooibok"

A300B4-203 (del.1981/2):
ZS-SDE (#138) "Springbok" (sold 2000)
ZS-SDF (#192) "Eland"

A300C4-203 (del.1982):
ZS-SDG (#212) "Kudu" (sold 2000)

A300B4-203 (ex-SIA)(acq.1985/1987):
ZS-SDH (#222) "Bosbok"
ZS-SDI (#269) "Steenbok" (sold 1991)

The "Bok" names were previously carried by the Vickers Viscounts, which were sold to British Midland in 1971.

 
Starship
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RE: SAA'S A300'S Who Will Be Getting Them?

Mon Apr 09, 2001 4:17 am

And to add to Southflite's comprehensive list above, there are only two A300s left in the fleet. They are:

ZS-SDB Gemsbok (B2K)
ZS-SDH Bosbok (B4)




Behind every "no" is a "yes"