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by jimmy9irons
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 455
Views: 104401

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired

First Flight today since pandemic began and flying from T5 Heathrow. It seems very strange not to see a single BA 747 anywhere- truly end of an era :(

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by jimmy9irons
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 455
Views: 104401

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, will retire 747 fleet

Where are the B744s stored?

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by jimmy9irons
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90769

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Why was F-HSUN moved? It seemed like the engines were being removed when it arrived at Kemble.

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by jimmy9irons
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 F-HSUN On The Move One Final Time
Replies: 7
Views: 3338

Re: B747 F-HSUN On The Move One Final Time

This aircraft landed at Marana. I saw this aircraft at Kemble in June and it seemed destined for scrap - looked like engines were about to be removed. Anyone able to shed light on this movement?

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by jimmy9irons
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread
Replies: 939
Views: 125967

Re: SoCal Boneyard Storage and Activity Thread

Have scrapping operations been increased at VCV to accommodate the extra storage space required due to Covid crisis? The photo of the Qantas A380s parked seems to indicate older aircraft have been moved or scrapped.

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by jimmy9irons
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 391
Views: 90769

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Virgin Atlantic G-VLIP currently on route from Manchester to Ciudad Real. Earlier LH 747 flew to LDE and Corsair 747 preparing to depart for EGBP.

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by jimmy9irons
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: BA fleet parking, 747 fleet retired
Replies: 455
Views: 104401

Re: Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s

Which planes are currently stored at Kemble?

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by jimmy9irons
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?
Replies: 20
Views: 5316

Re: Pan Am - new/modified livery at the end?

Why did Pan Am change which aircraft were called Clippers? Surely once christened an aircraft should retain that name. Airlines today that name aircraft do not change the aircraft once named.

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by jimmy9irons
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas 747-300 @ Kemble
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Qantas 747-300 @ Kemble

There was a Qantas 747-300 stored at Kemble a few years ago. Did this move on to another operator or meet the scrap man at Kemble?

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by jimmy9irons
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1163
Views: 323822

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

How many LH 747s still flying and what is their retirement schedule? Will they claim the record for flight hours on 747 or will it be KLM?

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by jimmy9irons
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747s
Replies: 4
Views: 474

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747s

What happened to Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747s? Were they scrapped or stored and where? They painted 1 in a retro livery as a back up for their A380s- is this still in use?

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by jimmy9irons
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 747 in Holding Pattern
Replies: 19
Views: 6704

Atlas Air 747 in Holding Pattern

https://fr24.com/GTI2868/22374eca
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Atlas Air 747 from Man to MCO appears to be in holding pattern off the coast of Ireland. What is the reason?

Flight 5Y2868 from Manchester to Orlando
https://fr24.com/GTI2868/22374eca

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by jimmy9irons
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350-1000 @ SNN
Replies: 17
Views: 6403

BA A350-1000 @ SNN

https://fr24.com/BAW9167/22303c00
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Does anyone know why a BA A350-1000 is at Shannon today? Diversion?

Flight BA9167 from Shannon
https://fr24.com/BAW9167/22303c00

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by jimmy9irons
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19
Replies: 45
Views: 13988

Re: Qantas one way one-off 744 SYD-LAX 13OCT19

Who is her next carrier?

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by jimmy9irons
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues
Replies: 320
Views: 77930

Re: Confirmed: 777X First Flight Delayed Due GE9X Issues

How do they ship an engine as large as the GE9-X?

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by jimmy9irons
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019
Replies: 124
Views: 35338

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread 2019

What’s on the upper deck? The forward windows are blanked out.

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by jimmy9irons
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR
Replies: 10
Views: 3916

2 SIA A380s currently at LHR

https://fr24.com/SIA322/219fc9f9
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There are 2 SIA A380s currently at LHR about to depart? Is this a normal operation or the result of a delay?

https://fr24.com/SIA322/219fc9f9

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by jimmy9irons
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean
Replies: 12
Views: 2208

Re: Whay do the many 747-4xx number variations mean

Why have Boeing stopped using Customer Codes?

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by jimmy9irons
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 671
Views: 142043

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

It’s a shame that these liveries will never grace a 748 ☹️

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by jimmy9irons
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 17477

Re: Last VS A340

13 A346s have already been retired? Where did they end up - scrap?

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by jimmy9irons
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 17477

Re: Last VS A340

What was their total fleet and how many remain?

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by jimmy9irons
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Aircraft scrapping

That list looks unreliable- G-BNLA was scrapped at Christmas.

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by jimmy9irons
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Desert 747s
Replies: 0
Views: 1301

QF Desert 747s

Has the status of QFs desert 747s changed? Previous photos have shown them stored with coverings and engines. However I note the recent VCV photo showing QF 747s in the scrapping/ parts line up.

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by jimmy9irons
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight
Replies: 29
Views: 7234

Re: Corendon 747 (ex KLM PH-BFB) transport tonight

Will the 747 be accessible or just a garden ornament?

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by jimmy9irons
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20338

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

Singapore Airlines- South Africa to New Zealand? Seems a strange routing , was this a charter?

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by jimmy9irons
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1163
Views: 323822

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

Are they carrying out any ground stabilisation before transporting the 747? What happens the engines - are they original or mock up?

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by jimmy9irons
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JASDF Boeing 747s
Replies: 15
Views: 3914

Re: JASDF Boeing 747s

What features or internal configuration would the 747s have? Would these make it difficult to place with new operators? Eg. Air Force 1

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by jimmy9irons
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: JASDF Boeing 747s
Replies: 15
Views: 3914

JASDF Boeing 747s

What will happen the JASDF Boeing 747s now the 777s have been delivered? I imagine they have comparatively low hours compared to 747s of a similar age. Could they continue to fly for a new operator?

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by jimmy9irons
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines that have retired the 747
Replies: 25
Views: 2260

Re: Airlines that have retired the 747

Aer Lingus- 94

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by jimmy9irons
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Group A340-600 @ Bournemouth
Replies: 14
Views: 3568

Re: European Aviation Group A340-600 @ Bournemouth

It’s currently at 41000 feet heading for the North Coast of Spain. Does anyone have any info on this aircraft?

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by jimmy9irons
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Group A340-600 @ Bournemouth
Replies: 14
Views: 3568

Re: Tiger Air A340-600

Correction- Tiger 1 is the call sign - European Aviation Group is the operator

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by jimmy9irons
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Aviation Group A340-600 @ Bournemouth
Replies: 14
Views: 3568

European Aviation Group A340-600 @ Bournemouth

According to Flightradar24 there is an A340-600 belonging to European Aviation Group at Bournemouth? I wasn’t aware of this operator - is this correct or a glitch?

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by jimmy9irons
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?
Replies: 85
Views: 13764

Re: B-747SP - Was it economically viable for their operators?

Do Syrian airlines still fly their SP? I know Yemenia’s SP was destroyed in the war.

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by jimmy9irons
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Boneyard Aprons
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: American Boneyard Aprons

Thanks, that was very informative. It’s amazing that the surface can support the ground pressure exerted by these aircraft.

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by jimmy9irons
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Boneyard Aprons
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

American Boneyard Aprons

Are the aircraft storage aprons in American boneyard s paved? In the photos it appears the aircraft are stored on the desert sands. Given the weight of a Boeing 747 this seems improbable.

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by jimmy9irons
Fri May 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?
Replies: 6
Views: 3520

Re: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?

Why stopover in SNN? It has the range to do Kelowna non stop

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by jimmy9irons
Fri May 18, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?
Replies: 6
Views: 3520

Has VP-BAT 747SP found a new owner?

https://www.flightradar24.com/1234/116ab21d . Has this Boeing 747SP found a new owner?
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VP-BAT was recently listed for sale. It is currently en route to destination unknown - https://www.flightradar24.com/1234/116ab21d . Has this Boeing 747SP found a new owner?

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by jimmy9irons
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transaero 747 Flies Again
Replies: 2
Views: 2372

Transaero 747 Flies Again

According to Flightradar24 , a Transaero Boeing 747 is enroute to Dublin. The flight number is FR4283 - a Ryanair flight? Is this a glitch on FR24 or is there some confusion with the Reg EI-XLN?

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by jimmy9irons
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA615 Dub-LHR operated by 747-400
Replies: 11
Views: 4111

Re: BA615 Dub-LHR operated by 747-400

That’s a big up gauge for BA615 - nice surprise for those passengers!

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by jimmy9irons
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA615 Dub-LHR operated by 747-400
Replies: 11
Views: 4111

BA615 Dub-LHR operated by 747-400

BA615 is being operated by a 747-400 today. Is this flight a one off? Why the increase in capacity?
https://www.flightradar24.com/BAW615/fcf4691

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