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by aristoenigma
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 773
Views: 80031

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

787X30 wrote:
Round trips per week, Polot. First line of my reply.

Too confusing.

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by aristoenigma
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1220
Views: 338669

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Titles have been removed from PH-BFT " City of Tokyo " https://scontent-ams4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/123356765_4047792098570879_6652594565761011002_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=2&_nc_sid=b9115d&_nc_ohc=-6KzLeXigewAX8dCX6W&_nc_ht=scontent-ams4-1.xx&oh=882425d85f814a2f09f962142...

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by aristoenigma
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1220
Views: 338669

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Currently PH-BFW is on her way to Amsterdam as KL894 from Shanghai; expected arrival at 18:14. This afternoon, -BFT will go out as KL893 to PVG at 17:35, and -BFV as KL895 at 21:45. Final 3 days as of now: Friday 23 October: PH-BFT 17:40 KL894 from PVG | 21:45 KL895 to PVG PH-BFV 21:50 KL896 from P...

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by aristoenigma
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 42939

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Will the green state 747-8 BBJ originally bought by the Saudis in 2012 that sits unmodified in Basel ever see adoption by any of the governments on the Arabian pensinsula? Wich registration is that green state 748 VIP you are refering, just for curiosity? Tks https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/...

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by aristoenigma
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 42939

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

MBS still has his HZ-HM1A, one of the last airworthy 747-300s, so... HZ-HM1A was built in 1983 which makes it three years older than HRH MBS. Still beautiful and airworthy after 37 years. HZ-HM1 the 744 in Saudi Royal fleet is from 2001 and was only into Royal service in 2011. I always assumed they...

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by aristoenigma
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 42939

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Will the green state 747-8 BBJ originally bought by the Saudis in 2012 that sits unmodified in Basel ever see adoption by any of the governments on the Arabian pensinsula? Once Saudia put its two 748 freighters up for sale I assumed the new generation of leadership in SA is less prone to go four en...

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by aristoenigma
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 42939

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2020

Will the green state 747-8 BBJ originally bought by the Saudis in 2012 that sits unmodified in Basel ever see adoption by any of the governments on the Arabian pensinsula? Once Saudia put its two 748 freighters up for sale I assumed the new generation of leadership in SA is less prone to go four eng...

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by aristoenigma
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Every time I go to visit VCV, 1446 is just wrapped up (engines, cockpit, landing gear, etc) and just sitting on a remote, concrete pad away from the 'busy' area where recent arrivals are kept, and aircraft are prepped to fly out. It doesn't look like they're doing much (from what I've seen, along w...

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by aristoenigma
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 773
Views: 80031

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

It has more flight hours than were originally expected. This is why it's maintenance schedule would not fit the maintenance schedules of the rest of the LH 747-8 fleet and this is why LH has abandoned this specific prototype airframe. It will make for some excellent BCF and will not end up in the d...

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by aristoenigma
Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 773
Views: 80031

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

danipawa wrote:
its time to pick up the NTU B748 at the desert....number 20

Was that 1435? If LH did not take it up back then as an early iteration presumably nothing has changed to make it more desireable now?

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by aristoenigma
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of biggest/ largest bizliners
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: List of biggest/ largest bizliners

List of other earlier 747 VIP airliners Morocco 747-400 CN-RGA acquired 2020 via Royal Air Maroc which first flew it 1993 Brunei 747-400 V8-ALI acquired new 1992 and stored at MZJ in 2018 Oman 747-400 A40-OMN acquired new 2001 Oman 747SP A40-SO acquired 1984 but first flown by Braniff 1979 Saudi Ar...

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by aristoenigma
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of biggest/ largest bizliners
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: List of biggest/ largest bizliners

List of BBJ747-8i; 1. Oman: A4O-HMS, 2. China: B-2480 3. Brunei: V8-BKH 4. Morocco:CN-MBH (ex A6-PFA) 5. Turkey: TC-TRK (ex VQ-BSK) 6. Qatar: A7-HBJ 7. Qatar: A7-HHE 8. Qatar A7-HHF (ex A6-PFB) 9. Kuwait: 9K-GAA 10. Saudi: HZ-HMS1 The upcoming Air Force One/ VC-25B (ex Transaero): 11. USA: N894BA (...

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by aristoenigma
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of biggest/ largest bizliners
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: List of biggest/ largest bizliners

List of other earlier 747 VIP airliners Morocco 747-400 CN-RGA acquired 2020 via Royal Air Maroc which first flew it 1993 [b ]Brunei[/b] 747-400 V8-ALI acquired new 1992 and stored at MZJ in 2018 Oman 747-400 A40-OMN acquired new 2001 Oman 747SP A40-SO acquired 1984 but first flown by Braniff 1979 ...

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by aristoenigma
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 433
Views: 100581

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

And the pesky issue that there has been no complete P2F conversions in years. Bedek is swamped with 767 conversions anyway, I seriously doubt they have capacity for a one off like this. Thanks gents. Despite the very low hours/cycles for the two former Japanese AF1s I suspect parting out may be the...

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by aristoenigma
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of biggest/ largest bizliners
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: List of biggest/ largest bizliners

List of other earlier 747 VIP airliners Morocco 747-400 CN-RGA acquired 2020 via Royal Air Maroc which first flew it 1993 Brunei 747-400 V8-ALI acquired new 1992 and stored at MZJ in 2018 Oman 747-400 A40-OMN acquired new 2001 Oman 747SP A40-SO acquired 1984 but first flown by Braniff 1979 Saudi Ara...

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by aristoenigma
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 59027

Re: A330 and A340 Movements/Write-off/Retirements/Scrap Thread - 2020

A340-8000 (MSN 204) was that one off commissioned for Brunei but only flew after it was acquired by Saudi Government. It shows as active but does anyone know who uses it and for what distances?

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by aristoenigma
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Corsair operate the 747SP?
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Re: Why did Corsair operate the 747SP?

Sorry to use this thread for a definition question but does the Boeing 747SP fall into the category of Classic Boeing 747? Also do the Boeing 747-300 or SUD after stretches of the 747-100 and 747-200 fall into that definition as well? Thanks in advance.

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by aristoenigma
Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Saudi Government's extra long range Airbus A-340
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Re: Saudi Government's extra long range Airbus A-340

Saudi Arabian Government has a very long range range Airbus A-340 VIP (HZ-HMS2) that was originally put together for Brunei but never used by Brunei. Does that plane get used for anything special? I am guessing it outdistances the 744 and 743 VIPs still left in the government fleet. The below was f...

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by aristoenigma
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Saudi Government's extra long range Airbus A-340
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

Saudi Government's extra long range Airbus A-340

Saudi Arabian Government has a very long range range Airbus A-340 VIP (HZ-HMS2) that was originally put together for Brunei but never used by Brunei. Does that plane get used for anything special? I am guessing it outdistances the 744 and 743 VIPs still left in the government fleet.

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by aristoenigma
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 433
Views: 100581

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

The most recent photo I saw, one was parked engineless and the other missing 2 of her engines. There’s factory B744F’s sitting in the desert with a rumoured price tag of around $12.5million a piece, the sums just don’t add up, especially as a factory freighter will always be more capable than a con...

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by aristoenigma
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 433
Views: 100581

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

The most recent photo I saw, one was parked engineless and the other missing 2 of her engines. There’s factory B744F’s sitting in the desert with a rumoured price tag of around $12.5million a piece, the sums just don’t add up, especially as a factory freighter will always be more capable than a con...

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by aristoenigma
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 433
Views: 100581

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

The two 744 VIPs (used as Japan's Air Force Ones as 20-1102 and 20-1101) were sent to MZJ and up for sale with CSDS Aircraft Sales and Leasing. They both are now registered as owned by Bank of Utah Trustee. Pretty nice low hour/cycles 744 PAX aircraft. Any knowledge out there where they will end up...

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by aristoenigma
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 433
Views: 100581

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

The two 744 VIPs (used as Japan's Air Force Ones as 20-1102 and 20-1101) were sent to MZJ and up for sale with CSDS Aircraft Sales and Leasing. They both are now registered as owned by Bank of Utah Trustee. Pretty nice low hour/cycles 744 PAX aircraft. Any knowledge out there where they will end up?

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by aristoenigma
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List of biggest/ largest bizliners
Replies: 10
Views: 2367

Re: List of biggest/ largest bizliners

List of BBJ747-8i; 1. Oman: A4O-HMS, 2. China: B-2480 3. Brunei: V8-BKH 4. Morocco:CN-MBH (ex A6-PFA) 5. Turkey: TC-TRK (ex VQ-BSK) 6. Qatar: A7-HBJ 7. Qatar: A7-HHE 8. Qatar A7-HHF (ex A6-PFB) 9. Kuwait: 9K-GAA 10. Saudi: HZ-HMS1 The upcoming Air Force One/ VC-25B (ex Transaero): 11. USA: N894BA (...

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by aristoenigma
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 433
Views: 100581

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

Aren’t these former N108UA and N109UA? 747-422 Dubai Air Wing flies those former UA 744 PAX as A6-MMM and A6-HRM as VIPs. A6-COM (former Air Canada) and A6-HMM (former Air Namibia) are both 744 Combis now flying as VIPs for Dubai Air Wing. Interesting. I knew they had the two 747-422 and the AC 747...

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by aristoenigma
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Any idea what livery she'll have? Will she carry a 'Qatar airlines' livery like her sister A7-HHE or is there a 'cool' VIP livery planned, or is it just a 'wait and see'? Right now my best bet is that she'll have a matching 'Qatar airlines' type livery as A7-HHF and A7-HHE will be the official Qata...

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by aristoenigma
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links
Replies: 124
Views: 13831

Re: Normalisation of relations between Israel and UAE air links

It is not clear that Israel won't resume annexation later. That would create a bit of angst. From NYT: Emirati representatives said that they expected Israel to characterize the halt to annexation as only a “pause,” but that in practical terms, the deal would most likely postpone the prospect of suc...

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by aristoenigma
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 433
Views: 100581

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

https://www.planespotters.net/airline/K ... aft-II-LLC

I wonder how many hours and cycles on this 744 VIP.
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aristoenigma wrote:
UAEflyer wrote:
is Kingdom Holding 744 (HZ-WBT7) retired ?

I think the plane still flies but is registered to Kingdom Aircraft II LLC.



https://www.planespotters.net/airline/K ... aft-II-LLC

I wonder how many hours and cycles on this 744 VIP.

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by aristoenigma
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'
Replies: 63
Views: 12194

Re: A380 passenger to 'auxilary freighter'

I'd be interested in seeing a A380 Combi. Seems like it would be the best utilization, freight on main deck then a combination business/economy or all economy seating on the upper deck. That would require additional fire safety systems and bulkheads. Not impossible, but a significant certification ...

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by aristoenigma
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

To add to this : Buying the UAE ordered, but "not taken up" L/N 1495 in the last months of 2017 can be seen as a political move after the Qatar diplomatic crisis developed. This Qatar diplomatic crisis began in June 2017, when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, the Ma...

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by aristoenigma
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Here is a link for a 2017 brochure of 747-8JA, N458BJ, with exterior and interior pictures : https://srammram.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/B747-8JA1.pdf It would be a relative cheap (structural), partically zero hour, spare part source, incl 4 spare engines, for the two AF1 planes ! Seen the exce...

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by aristoenigma
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 13553

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

This link says a 2016 747-8i is for sale with only test hours on it https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/31988699/2016-boeing-747-8 No identifiable info in ad. Is this an airliner bought but not used by one of the three 747-8i users? 2016? Can anyone figure out which one it is from...

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by aristoenigma
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 22601

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Aside from the 748 which if available should be the first choice , the 777-200LR would be the best replacement IMO. Its been flying long enough to be considered reliable by the AF and it can satisfy any possible power and space requirements, plus its got endurance to spare and room for OEW growth t...

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by aristoenigma
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I would be surprised to see a 747-8 freighter conversion program given the very small feedstock and the fact that by the time airlines really need 744F replacements the airline 748s will have pretty high hours. As for what will happen to 1435 and 1446, I'd guess that 1435 will be scrapped some time...

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by aristoenigma
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I would be surprised to see a 747-8 freighter conversion program given the very small feedstock and the fact that by the time airlines really need 744F replacements the airline 748s will have pretty high hours. As for what will happen to 1435 and 1446, I'd guess that 1435 will be scrapped some time...

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by aristoenigma
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19701

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

[quote IIRC this is the one owned by the late Emir, who was deposed by his son. He bought the farm so obviously no longer needs it.[/quote] The late Emir, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, flew another 747-8 VIP (BQ-VSK) from 2012 until the late Emir's passing in 2016. That plane.was gifted to Turkey in 2...

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by aristoenigma
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 433
Views: 100581

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

UAEflyer wrote:
is Kingdom Holding 744 (HZ-WBT7) retired ?

I think the plane still flies but is registered to Kingdom Aircraft II LLC.

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by aristoenigma
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market
Replies: 66
Views: 19701

Re: Qatari 747-8i BBJ flying mansion hits the market

Just out of curiosity, why did it make so many visits to LA? The owner closed the Maybourne Hotel (Montage Beverly Hills) deal, he added the hotel to his luxury hotels portfolio. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-21/qatari-backed-maybourne-completes-montage-beverly-hills-deal As HBJ, ...

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by aristoenigma
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Guessing it will be a tough sell for L/N 1449 in a shrinking 747 world. Maybe another gift or deep discount in the offing?

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by aristoenigma
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 13553

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

https://www.controller.com/listings/air ... eing-747-8

No identifiable info in ad.

Is this an airliner bought but not used by one of the three 747-8i users? 2016?
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This link says a 2016 747-8i is for sale with only test hours on it

https://www.controller.com/listings/air ... eing-747-8

No identifiable info in ad.

Is this an airliner bought but not used by one of the three 747-8i users? 2016?

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by aristoenigma
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Some history about the Qatari Royal family Al Thani and the purchase of 747-8I/BBJ aircraft. In total three (3) 747-8BBJ were originally ordered by the Al Thani family. One aircraft was later purchased (UAE ntu) The first two (L/N 1439 and 1449) were ordered in 2006 by the ruling Al Thani members L...

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by aristoenigma
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Is it a fair prediction that L/N 1446 might never get that final cabin modification the prior Saudi royalty had envisioned over ten years ago? Will this plane stay stored until scrapped? Could a post-COVID world open it up to being converted to a usable passenger airliner by any of the current users...

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by aristoenigma
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 13553

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Airfleets.net suggest that the plane is stored and was last registered to Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz. He passed away just before delivery and NTU by Saudis. Registration Delivery date Airline HZ-HMS1 09/07/2012 Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz The plane was ferried to Switzerland for customizing after ...

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by aristoenigma
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Saudi Royal flight may be taking LN1446 after all. AMAC Aerospace in BSL recently signed a contract for the 747's completion with a picture of the aircraft in the announcement: https://www.amacaerospace.com/euroairport-05-march-2020-2/ In AMAC's announcment the following is stated : "The cabin...

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by aristoenigma
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 13553

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

Anyone still interested in buying A7-HBJ? Full specs: https://www.amacaerospace.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/200707_AMAC_Aerospace_Mini_Tech_Spec.pdf Hours since New - 1069:3 Flight Hours Cycles since New - 297 Flight Cycles :mrgreen: Wow who can afford to buy and operate a BJ like this other tha...

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by aristoenigma
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 189
Views: 50850

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Saudi Royal flight may be taking LN1446 after all. AMAC Aerospace in BSL recently signed a contract for the 747's completion with a picture of the aircraft in the announcement: https://www.amacaerospace.com/euroairport-05-march-2020-2/ In AMAC's announcment the following is stated : "The cabin...

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by aristoenigma
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1220
Views: 338669

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Hi lemand91. Do you know how much longer BFW, BFV and BFT will be utilized?
Also wondered where PAX planes BFN and BFN are stored?

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by aristoenigma
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 13553

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45550537
Such generosity by Qatar and one of the nine 748 BBJs spoken for some time to come.
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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45550537
Such generosity by Qatar and one of the nine 748 BBJs spoken for some time to come.

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by aristoenigma
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020
Replies: 37
Views: 13553

Re: Boeing 747-8I Fleet Tracking Thread 2020

https://briefly.co.za/58227-10-expensiv ... world.html
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Whose livery is the opening photo in this article? It is also repeated at airplane 4 in the article.
https://briefly.co.za/58227-10-expensiv ... world.html

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by aristoenigma
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private 747 visits YVR annually
Replies: 3
Views: 2506

Re: Private 747 visits YVR annually

kamloops wrote:


Thanks Kamloops, That was the plane. Cool that A6-COM was a former Air Canada 744 Combi before becoming a VIP transport for Dubai Air Wing.

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