Tod
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744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:15 pm

Anybody know of any 747-400 parked awaiting either the scrap heap or freighter conversion?

I am seeking a galley chiller exhaust system duct that is on at least half of the 744 built.

Nothing on the standard used parts market, but it is not a spendy part so people may not have bothered to list it.
 
tdscanuck
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:49 am

Contact http://www.taeco.com/

They do all the 747 BCF conversions. I'm not sure how brisk their business is now but, when I used to go to China periodically 4-5 year ago, they always seemed to have 2 or 3 in progress.

Tom.
 
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:12 am

CX have just retired two of their 744BCFs. Not sure if they would have the ducting that you want although they still do have an upper deck forward galley. One of their BCF's B-HOZ will be scrapped whereas the other B-HKH I am not sure about. They are both parked in Victorville.
CX also plans to retire three passenger 744s this Autumn which will probably end up being scrapped.

I believe Qantas has a few 744s in VCV awaiting the scrapman too. Lufthansa retired a couple of frames recently to be scrapped as well, although I am not sure where they are.
 
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:32 am

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 1):
Contact http://www.taeco.com/

They do all the 747 BCF conversions. I'm not sure how brisk their business is now but, when I used to go to China periodically 4-5 year ago, they always seemed to have 2 or 3 in progress.

Tom.

IAI in Tel Aviv do freighter conversions as well.

Jan
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Tod
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:55 pm

Thanks!

Now I got to find a contact at VCV.

I used to do business with Southern California Aviation, are they the right folks to contact?

Tod
 
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:24 pm

is there a company called Pacific Aviation? That seems to ring a bell as a VCV contact.
 
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:54 pm

Quoting Tod (Thread starter):
Anybody know of any 747-400 parked awaiting either the scrap heap or freighter conversion?

Air New Zealand's ZK-NBT and ZK-NBU are being scrapped at Goodyear Airport in Arizona.
First to fly the 787-9 (ZK-NZE, NZ103, 2014-10-09)
 
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:01 pm

Quoting zkojq (Reply 6):
Air New Zealand's ZK-NBT and ZK-NBU are being scrapped at Goodyear Airport in Arizona.

Very cool.

Both of these planes were born with the 214U7404-50 duct that I am looking for.

Any contact info?
 
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:12 pm

Hey Tod, for the Cathay 747 aircraft parked in VCV here is a contact that can help you: srouth@pacific-aviation.com
 
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RE: 744 To Be Scrapped Or Converted?

Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:28 pm

Thanks guys for all the help.

Turbo Resources at Goodyear has the part pull from the plane and waiting for me!

Tod

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