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

Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:36 pm

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Where did JAL 747s go ?
They used to have a unique version, 747Domestic


All over the place, Transaero took several 744s and 743 from JL, 743s probably scrapped but now, some 744s live on with Rossiya. Quite a few were converted to BCFs and are still flying with various airlines including 5Y among others. The Domestic versions were probably scrapped with higher cycles although they can be converted to a regular 744.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:14 am

UAEflyer wrote:
Where did JAL 747s go ?
They used to have a unique version, 747Domestic


They retired them in 2011, many get picked up by K4 for F converison, like JA8089, some get picked up by Atlas and others stayed carrying passengers with Transaero in Russia before it collapsed, details can be found in planespotters.net
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:18 am

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Where did JAL 747s go ?
They used to have a unique version, 747Domestic


Both ANA and Jl used to have the 747D but they've been gone for several years now
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:25 am

As promised, here is the second installment of Which Passenger 747-400s are Still Flying in 2020?. As with previous posts, the data for which aircraft are active is taken from planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. I am showing those aircraft listed as active, then for those listed as stored if they have flown in the past seven days I will note the details of last flight. This means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here; for example there are at least three KLM frames which will become active in the coming week but which are going to be listed here as stored; these will be included in next week's active list if they are active during the week. Full freighters (either new-builds or converted) are not under consideration here.

The following operators have halted their 747-400 passenger operations at this point in time, and may or may not resume operations in the future.

  • Air India - 4 aircraft stored: VT-ESO, VT-ESP, VT-EVA, VT-EVB
  • Asiana Airlines - 2 aircraft stored: HL7418, HL7418
  • China Airlines - 4 aircraft stored: B-18210, B-18211, B-18212, B-18215
  • Corsair - 3 aircraft stored: F-GTUI, F-HSEA, F-HSUN
  • flynas (leased from Terra Avia) - 2 aircraft stored: ER-BAC, ER-BAE
  • Iraqi Airways - 2 aircraft stored: YI-AQQ, YI-ASA
  • KLM - 7 aircraft stored: PH-BFL, PH-BFN, PH-BFS, PH-BFT, PH-BFV, PH-BFW, PH-BFY (Combis -BFT, -BFV, -BFW will return to service this week on freight duties)
  • Korean Air - 2 aircraft stored: HL7402, HL7461
  • Mahan Air - 1 aircraft stored: EP-MNB
  • Qantas - 5 aircraft stored: VH-OEE, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ (Planespotters no longer lists -OEG with Qantas, but there has been some suggestion it is still in the fleet, stored in MHV, so I'm leaving it here for now)
  • Rossiya Russian Airlines - 9 aircraft stored: EI-XLC, EI-XLD, EI-XLE, EI-XLF, EI-XLG, EI-XLH, EI-XLI, EI-XLJ, EI-XLM
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic) - 7 aircraft stored: TF-AAC, TF-AAD, TF-AAH, AF-AAJ, TF-AAK, TF-AAL, TF-AAM
  • Thai Airways International - 8 aircraft stored: HS-TGA, HS-TGB, HS-TGG, HS-TGO, HS-TGP, HS-TGW, HS-TGX, HS-TGZ
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways - 7 aircraft stored: G-VAST, G-VGAL, G-VLIP, G-VROM, G-VROS, G-VROY, G-VXLG

The following operators have aircraft in service:

Air China
1 aircraft active, 1 stored

B-2445 25882/1021 Boeing 747-4J6 - airborne from PEK flying northwest as CA45 - Flightradar24 is not showing a destination. The last CA45 operated to Wuhan, but this appears to be headed to Europe.

Stored: B-2447

Atlas Air
1 aircraft active, 4 stored

N464MC 26341/902 Boeing 747-446 - last flew RIV-IAH 11/04/2020

Stored: N263SG, N322SG, N465MC (last flew RIV-IAH 07/04/2020), N480MC

British Airways
1 aircraft active, 30 stored

G-BYGF 25824/1200 Boeing 747-436 - last flew LCA-LHR 09/04/2020

Stored: G-BNLY, G-BYGA, G-BYGB, G-BYGC (last flew SFO-LHR 04/04/2020), G-BYGD, G-BYGE, G-BYGG, G-CIVA, G-CIVB (last flew MIA-LHR 05/04/2020), G-CIVC, G-CIVD, G-CIVE, G-CIVF (last flew SFO-LHR 05/04/2020), G-CIVH, G-CIVI (last flew DFW-LHR 05/04/2020), G-CIVJ (last flew MIA-LHR 05/04/2020), G-CIVK, G-CIVL, G-CIVN, G-CIVO, G-CIVP, G-CIVR, G-CIVS, G-CIVT, G-CIVU, G-CIVV, G-CIVW, G-CIVX, G-CIVY (last flew DFW-LHR 04/04/2020), G-CIVZ

Lufthansa
5 aircraft active, 8 stored

D-ABTL 29872/1299 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 09/04/2020
D-ABVM 29101/1143 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 10/04/2020
D-ABVP 28284/1103 Boeing 747-430 - airborne CHC-BKK (and then on to FRA) at time of writing

D-ABVR 28285/1106 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 11/04/2020
D-ABVX 29868/1237 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 08/04/2020

Stored: D-ABTK, D-ABVO, D-ABVS, D-ABVT, D-ABVU, D-ABVW, D-ABVY, D-ABVZ

Max Air
2 aircraft active, 2 stored

5N-ADM 30023/1245 Boeing 747-422 - last flew more than 7 days ago, may be stored
5N-DBK 26403/1095 Boeing 747-4B5 - last flew more than 7 days ago, may be stored

Stored: 5N-HMB, 5N-HMM

Wamos Air
4 aircraft active, 1 stored

EC-KXN 25703/1025 Boeing 747-4H6 - last flew MNL-MAD 10/04/2020
EC-MDS 26910/1180 Boeing 747-419 - airborne BGI-MAD at time of writing

EC-MQK 28427/1147 Boeing 747-4H6 - last flew DPS-MAD 10/04/2020
EC-MRM 28435/1152 Boeing 747-4H6 - airborne from MAD flying northeast as EB401 - Flightradar24 not showing a destination.

Stored: EC-KSM

So there we go for passenger 747-400s at the end of this week: 6 airlines operating 14 aircraft with another 46 stored (but 1 of those airlines with 2 active and 2 stored aircraft does appear in fact to have all 4 stored), with 14 more airlines with 63 aircraft all stored (but 1 of those is planning to bring 3 back for freight use).

Of interest to watch over the coming week:
  • The return of KLM's Combis
  • Whether BA's and Lufthansa's active aircraft will find more use on repatriation flights or all move into storage like their sisters.
  • Whether Wamos Air will continue with the repatriation flights they are doing

Finally I want to close with this great photograph I found while pulling together this post. It isn't the most recently dated airborne photo in the database so I haven't made use of it above, but it shows the 747-400 off in all its glory. Enjoy:



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

Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:56 am

Great work V/F.

Couple of things I noticed.

Asiana, you have HL7418 listed twice, I had a quick look at Planespotters but didn’t figure out which is the second active If there is one.

Thai, HS-TGF had a runway excursion a while back October 2018 and was withdrawn, was it not repaired and put back into service?

Interesting to note Planespotters have HS-TGR and TGT as preserved, do we know anymore about those 2?
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:14 am

ZK-NBT wrote:
Great work V/F.

Couple of things I noticed.

Asiana, you have HL7418 listed twice, I had a quick look at Planespotters but didn’t figure out which is the second active If there is one.

Thai, HS-TGF had a runway excursion a while back October 2018 and was withdrawn, was it not repaired and put back into service?

Interesting to note Planespotters have HS-TGR and TGT as preserved, do we know anymore about those 2?

Blast it, that should have read HL7428.

Planespotters has HS-TGF stored at UTP since November 2018. No idea beyond this sorry.

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

Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:19 am

VirginFlyer wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
Great work V/F.

Couple of things I noticed.

Asiana, you have HL7418 listed twice, I had a quick look at Planespotters but didn’t figure out which is the second active If there is one.

Thai, HS-TGF had a runway excursion a while back October 2018 and was withdrawn, was it not repaired and put back into service?

Interesting to note Planespotters have HS-TGR and TGT as preserved, do we know anymore about those 2?

Blast it, that should have read HL7428.

Planespotters has HS-TGF stored at UTP since November 2018. No idea beyond this sorry.

V/F

"Stored" and "preserved" are not the words I would use to describe their current state...
TGR:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/25327610087
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/26550469838

TGT:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134499848 ... 887222832/
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:58 am

VirginFlyer wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
Great work V/F.

Couple of things I noticed.

Asiana, you have HL7418 listed twice, I had a quick look at Planespotters but didn’t figure out which is the second active If there is one.

Thai, HS-TGF had a runway excursion a while back October 2018 and was withdrawn, was it not repaired and put back into service?

Interesting to note Planespotters have HS-TGR and TGT as preserved, do we know anymore about those 2?

Blast it, that should have read HL7428.

Planespotters has HS-TGF stored at UTP since November 2018. No idea beyond this sorry.

V/F


All good, hard to keep track of these things.

In regards to HS-TGF, I may be getting confused, they might have reactivated another frame to replace it when it had its excursion.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:59 am

KFTG wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
ZK-NBT wrote:
Great work V/F.

Couple of things I noticed.

Asiana, you have HL7418 listed twice, I had a quick look at Planespotters but didn’t figure out which is the second active If there is one.

Thai, HS-TGF had a runway excursion a while back October 2018 and was withdrawn, was it not repaired and put back into service?

Interesting to note Planespotters have HS-TGR and TGT as preserved, do we know anymore about those 2?

Blast it, that should have read HL7428.

Planespotters has HS-TGF stored at UTP since November 2018. No idea beyond this sorry.

V/F

"Stored" and "preserved" are not the words I would use to describe their current state...
TGR:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/25327610087
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/26550469838

TGT:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/134499848 ... 887222832/


Oh dear, no you wouldn’t call that preserved. Maybe a part of it, lol.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:13 pm

G-CIVL seems to be retired for good. Was ferried to Kemble earlier that day and I can't remember any 747 which has flown out of there on it's own wings.
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:50 pm

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G-CIVL seems to be retired for good. Was ferried to Kemble earlier that day and I can't remember any 747 which has flown out of there on it's own wings.
1997 build.
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You'll probably be right in the end but, according to www.thebasource.com, it's stored for now and will be among the last aircraft to be reactivated, if at all, once BA's flying programme is up and running again. Sad and ignominious end, suffering a similar fate to the fleets of 727s and DC-9s etc. that were stored post 9/11.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:13 pm

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LHA320 wrote:
G-CIVL seems to be retired for good. Was ferried to Kemble earlier that day and I can't remember any 747 which has flown out of there on it's own wings.
1997 build.
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You'll probably be right in the end but, according to http://www.thebasource.com, it's stored for now and will be among the last aircraft to be reactivated, if at all, once BA's flying programme is up and running again. Sad and ignominious end, suffering a similar fate to the fleets of 727s and DC-9s etc. that were stored post 9/11.


From ‘Flyertalk’ the planned dates of the next 747 retirements were (all subject to change):

G-CIVD - May 2020
G-CIVH - Jun 2020
G-CIVJ - Jun 2020
G-CIVI - Oct 2020
G-CIVL - Nov 2020
G-CIVK - Jan 2021
G-CIVN - Feb 2021
G-CIVF - Jun 2021
G-CIVB - 2022
G-CIVC - Nov 2022
G-CIVE - Nov 2022
G-BYGC - 2023
G-BNLY - 2023

So, CIVL was expected to be retired in 6 months. Seems unlikely that it'll return to service.

I'm hearing that IVH, IVJ, IVK & IVN will all head for Kemble this week. As above, all four had planned retirement dates in the not too distant future. My guess is that they will not return to service.

A quick reminder: the plan was for all BA 747s to be retired by February 2024, with the following numbers of 747s in the fleet at year end:
• 2020: 25 aircraft
• 2021: 20 aircraft
• 2022: 12 aircraft
• 2023: 3 aircraft
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:12 pm

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....
Finally I want to close with this great photograph I found while pulling together this post. It isn't the most recently dated airborne photo in the database so I haven't made use of it above, but it shows the 747-400 off in all its glory. Enjoy:



V/F


Wow, that’s a beauty! :cloudnine:
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:46 pm

It wouldn’t surprise me if Iran got their hands on one of the 747-400s being retired this year. Perhaps they will even acquire an -ER variant.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:16 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
Lufthansa
5 aircraft active, 8 stored

D-ABTL 29872/1299 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 09/04/2020
D-ABVM 29101/1143 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 10/04/2020
D-ABVP 28284/1103 Boeing 747-430 - airborne CHC-BKK (and then on to FRA) at time of writing

D-ABVR 28285/1106 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 11/04/2020
D-ABVX 29868/1237 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 08/04/2020

Stored: D-ABTK, D-ABVO, D-ABVS, D-ABVT, D-ABVU, D-ABVW, D-ABVY, D-ABVZ


V/F


Unfortunately all Lufthansa B744 are parked for now.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:06 pm

G-CIVJ and G-CIVL (both 52J's) flown from Heathrow to Kemble in last day or so. BA Source suggests unlikely to return to service.
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:08 pm

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[*]Qantas - 5 aircraft stored: VH-OEE, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ
V/F

I'm seeing conflicting reports - some say that Qantas has parked these aircraft for good and others state that they aren't 'officially' retired and may return to service. Original plan was to retire them this year; has there been any statement from QF regarding the 747 fleet?
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:46 am

mxaxai wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
[*]Qantas - 5 aircraft stored: VH-OEE, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ
V/F

I'm seeing conflicting reports - some say that Qantas has parked these aircraft for good and others state that they aren't 'officially' retired and may return to service. Original plan was to retire them this year; has there been any statement from QF regarding the 747 fleet?

No, lots of rumors though!

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

Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:44 am

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It wouldn’t surprise me if Iran got their hands on one of the 747-400s being retired this year. Perhaps they will even acquire an -ER variant.


I wouldn't count on it.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:18 am

There are still at least five 747 Classics in freighter service in Europe and Asia. With all of these pax 747-400s flooding the second hand market, I wonder if Bedek will get to do a couple more 744 freighter conversions to replace the remaining 747-200s. Or maybe it would be cheaper to simply buy stored 747-400Fs from Cathay Pacific.

How much longer can Geosky afford to pay for fuel on their 747-200 fleet?
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:57 pm

DABYT wrote:
VirginFlyer wrote:
Lufthansa
5 aircraft active, 8 stored

D-ABTL 29872/1299 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 09/04/2020
D-ABVM 29101/1143 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 10/04/2020
D-ABVP 28284/1103 Boeing 747-430 - airborne CHC-BKK (and then on to FRA) at time of writing

D-ABVR 28285/1106 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 11/04/2020
D-ABVX 29868/1237 Boeing 747-430 - last flew CHC-BKK-FRA 08/04/2020

Stored: D-ABTK, D-ABVO, D-ABVS, D-ABVT, D-ABVU, D-ABVW, D-ABVY, D-ABVZ


V/F


Unfortunately all Lufthansa B744 are parked for now.


Good news, D-ABVR is enroute to EZE and D-ABVM to LIM. This is not a heavy utilization, but it seems that DLH still uses B744.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:22 pm

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Good news, D-ABVR is enroute to EZE and D-ABVM to LIM. This is not a heavy utilization, but it seems that DLH still uses B744.


Good news indeed :smile:
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:58 am

Welcome to the next weekly installment of Which Passenger 747-400s are Still Flying in 2020?. The data for which aircraft are active is taken from Planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying.his means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here. Full freighters (either new-builds or converted) are not under consideration here.

The following operators have aircraft in service:

Atlas Air
2 aircraft active, 3 stored

N464MC 26341/902 Boeing 747-446 - last flew IAH-HHN 16/04/2020
N480MC 28812/1207 Boeing 747-422 - last flew DWC-DHF-HHN 18/04/2020

Stored: N263SG, N322SG, N465MC

British Airways
2 aircraft active, 29 stored

G-CIVD 27349/1048 Boeing 747-436 - last flew LOS-LHR 18/04/2020
G-CIVO 28849/1135 Boeing 747-436 - last flew ABV-LHR 18/04/2020

Stored: G-BNLY, G-BYGA, G-BYGB, G-BYGC, G-BYGD, G-BYGE, G-BYGF, G-BYGG, G-CIVA, G-CIVB, G-CIVC, G-CIVE, G-CIVF, G-CIVH, G-CIVI, G-CIVJ, G-CIVK, G-CIVL, G-CIVN, G-CIVP, G-CIVR, G-CIVS, G-CIVT, G-CIVU, G-CIVV, G-CIVW, G-CIVX, G-CIVY, G-CIVZ

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
3 aircraft active, 4 stored

PH-BFT 28459/1112 747-406(M) - last flew AMS-ICN 17/04/2020
PH-BFV 28460/1225 747-406(M) - last flew AMS-ICN 18/04/2020
PH-BFW 30454/1258 747-406(M) - last flew PEK-AMS 17/04/2020

Stored: PH-BFL, PH-BFN, PH-BFS, PH-BFY

Lufthansa
5 aircraft active, 8 stored

D-ABVM 29101/1143 Boeing 747-430 - last flew LIM-FRA 17/04/2020
D-ABVP 28284/1103 Boeing 747-430 - last flew RUH-FRA 17/04/2020

D-ABVR 28285/1106 Boeing 747-430 - last flew EZE-FRA 17/04/2020
D-ABVZ 29870/1264 Boeing 747-430 - last flew FRA-LIM 18/04/2020

Stored: D-ABTK, D-ABTL, D-ABVO, D-ABVS, D-ABVT, D-ABVU, D-ABVW, D-ABVX, D-ABVY

Max Air
2 aircraft active, 2 stored

5N-ADM 30023/1245 Boeing 747-422 - last flew more than 7 days ago, may be stored
5N-DBK 26403/1095 Boeing 747-4B5 - last flew more than 7 days ago, may be stored

Stored: 5N-HMB, 5N-HMM

Wamos Air
4 aircraft active, 1 stored

EC-KXN 25703/1025 Boeing 747-4H6 - airborne SFB-MAD at time of writing
EC-MDS 26910/1180 Boeing 747-419 - last flew MNL-MAD 18/04/2020

EC-MQK 28427/1147 Boeing 747-4H6 - airborne JAX-MAD at time of writing
EC-MRM 28435/1152 Boeing 747-4H6 - last flew MNL-MAD 18/04/2020

Stored: EC-KSM

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air China - 2 aircraft stored: B-2445 (last flew HGH-PEK 13/04/2020), B-2447
  • Air India - 4 aircraft stored: VT-ESO, VT-ESP, VT-EVA, VT-EVB
  • Asiana Airlines - 1 aircraft stored: HL7428. (HL7418 is reported as broken up this month)
  • China Airlines - 4 aircraft stored: B-18210, B-18211, B-18212, B-18215 (last flew KHH-KHH 17/04/2020)
  • Corsair - 3 aircraft stored: F-GTUI, F-HSEA, F-HSUN
  • flynas (leased from Terra Avia) - 2 aircraft stored: ER-BAC, ER-BAE
  • Iraqi Airways - 2 aircraft stored: YI-AQQ, YI-ASA
  • Korean Air - 2 aircraft stored: HL7402, HL7461
  • Mahan Air - 1 aircraft stored: EP-MNB
  • Qantas - 5 aircraft stored: VH-OEE, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ (Planespotters no longer lists -OEG with Qantas, but there has been some suggestion it is still in the fleet, stored in MHV, so I'm leaving it here for now)
  • Rossiya Russian Airlines - 9 aircraft stored: EI-XLC, EI-XLD, EI-XLE, EI-XLF, EI-XLG, EI-XLH, EI-XLI, EI-XLJ, EI-XLM
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic) - 7 aircraft stored: TF-AAC, TF-AAD, TF-AAH, AF-AAJ, TF-AAK, TF-AAL, TF-AAM
  • Thai Airways International - 8 aircraft stored: HS-TGA, HS-TGB, HS-TGG, HS-TGO, HS-TGP, HS-TGW, HS-TGX, HS-TGZ
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways - 7 aircraft stored: G-VAST, G-VGAL, G-VLIP, G-VROM, G-VROS, G-VROY, G-VXLG

Summary
As of today, that gives us 6 airlines operating 17 aircraft with another 47 stored (but 1 of those airlines with 2 active and 2 stored aircraft does appear in fact to have all 4 stored), with 14 more airlines with 57 aircraft all stored.

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

Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:24 am

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https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boeing-747-400-hl7418-asiana-airlines/38pm2r

HL7418

Something peculiar happening here. When I open this on my computer it says:
Broken up Apr 2020 at ICN


When I open it on my phone it says:
Stored


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

Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:32 am

VirginFlyer wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/boeing-747-400-hl7418-asiana-airlines/38pm2r

HL7418

Something peculiar happening here. When I open this on my computer it says:
Broken up Apr 2020 at ICN


When I open it on my phone it says:
Stored


V/F


The remarks say WFU 30th September 2019, stores at ICN. Perhaps a parts donor for the 744F fleet and single remaining pax frame?
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:52 am

Corsair (France) withdraws its last 3 Boeing 747-400 (all parked at Paris-Orly) due to covid-19 crisis.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:42 am

kaloair wrote:
Corsair (France) withdraws its last 3 Boeing 747-400 (all parked at Paris-Orly) due to covid-19 crisis.


Permanently ?
 
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Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:32 pm

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kaloair wrote:
Corsair (France) withdraws its last 3 Boeing 747-400 (all parked at Paris-Orly) due to covid-19 crisis.


Permanently ?


That’s what it sounds like
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:16 am

I failed to include a 747-400 photo of the week in my last post. Many of you will have seen this already:



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Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:27 am

VirginFlyer wrote:
The following operators have aircraft in service:

Atlas Air
2 aircraft active, 3 stored

N464MC 26341/902 Boeing 747-446 - last flew IAH-HHN 16/04/2020
N480MC 28812/1207 Boeing 747-422 - last flew DWC-DHF-HHN 18/04/2020

Stored: N263SG, N322SG, N465MC



N464MC, N465MC & N480MC all active.
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:49 am

AV8AJET wrote:
N464MC, N465MC & N480MC all active.

Planespotters.net has N465MC listed as stored, and it hasn't show up on Flightradar24 for over 7 days. Has it been out of service and now being returned?

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Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:43 pm

VirginFlyer wrote:
AV8AJET wrote:
N464MC, N465MC & N480MC all active.

Planespotters.net has N465MC listed as stored, and it hasn't show up on Flightradar24 for over 7 days. Has it been out of service and now being returned?

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Yeah N465MC flew today
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:15 pm

BA currently has about a dozen 747-400's at Heathrow, it will be interesting how many, or if any of the planes (747's) that are stored elsewhere actually return to service. BNLY (Landor) had problems last summer with her wing, if that were the case now she would be instant scrap. There is no room for sentimentality now, financial costs are put first.
 
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Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:50 pm

I doubt that the BA B747 that have gone to St Athan, Tereul and Kemble will fly again.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:13 am

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I doubt that the BA B747 that have gone to St Athan, Tereul and Kemble will fly again.


First, many thanks to Virginflyer for your excellent posts.

Regarding BA’s 747s, elsewhere is another thread (Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s) detailing the BA aircraft (all types) that have gone into storage. So, with some duplication:

The plan was for all BA 747s to be retired by February 2024, with the following numbers in the fleet at year end:
• 2020: 25
• 2021: 20
• 2022: 12
• 2023: 3

The planned dates of the next 747 retirements (from ‘Flyertalk’, all subject to change) were:
G-CIVD - May 2020
G-CIVH - Jun 2020
G-CIVJ - Jun 2020
G-CIVI - Oct 2020
G-CIVL - Nov 2020
G-CIVK - Jan 2021
G-CIVN - Feb 2021
G-CIVF - Jun 2021
G-CIVB - 2022
G-CIVC - Nov 2022
G-CIVE - Nov 2022
G-BYGC - 2023
G-BNLY - 2023

The BA 747s stored away from LHR are:
G-BNLY Bournemouth
G-CIVA Teruel
G-CIVC Bournemouth
G-CIVJ Kemble
G-CIVL Kemble
G-CIVN Kemble - permanently withdrawn from use.
G-CIVP Bournemouth
G-CIVR Teruel
G-CIVS Teruel
G-CIVT Teruel
G-CIVU Bournemouth
G-CIVV Cardiff
G-CIVW Bournemouth
G-CIVX Teruel
G-CIVZ Cardiff
G-BYGA Cardiff
G-BYGB Cardiff
G-BYGE Cardiff

If I missed any please say so.

BA Source reports that IVJ & IVL (at Kemble) could be returned to service if needed, but would be the last to be reactivated. As above, IVJ was due to retire in June and IVL was due to retire in November this year.
BA Source reports that IVN (at Kemble) is retired and will not fly again.

A poster on the BA fleet parking thread says that all but five BA 747s have had a cabin refurbishment; the five that have not are: IVD IVJ, IVK, IVL & IVN.

A number of the fleet that have been operating recently (eg IVD, IVI) were due to retire within a year.

The 747s at Bournemouth, Teruel and Cardiff are generally the younger 747s, and (apart from BNLY & CIVC) did not have planned retirement dates.

On the BA fleet parking thread a reliable source says that at least 13 747s will return to service.

Excluding the 3 at Kemble, there are 15 747s stored away from LHR.

For what it is worth, my guess is:
A number of the 747s currently at LHR (eg IVD, IVH, IVI, IVK) will retire soon.
Most or all of the 747s stored at Bournemouth, Cardiff and Teruel will return to service.
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:53 am

BealineV953 wrote:
bennett123 wrote:
I doubt that the BA B747 that have gone to St Athan, Tereul and Kemble will fly again.


First, many thanks to Virginflyer for your excellent posts.

Regarding BA’s 747s, elsewhere is another thread (Updated: BA fleet parking, at 40+ including 747s, A380s) detailing the BA aircraft (all types) that have gone into storage. So, with some duplication:

The plan was for all BA 747s to be retired by February 2024, with the following numbers in the fleet at year end:
• 2020: 25
• 2021: 20
• 2022: 12
• 2023: 3

The planned dates of the next 747 retirements (from ‘Flyertalk’, all subject to change) were:
G-CIVD - May 2020
G-CIVH - Jun 2020
G-CIVJ - Jun 2020
G-CIVI - Oct 2020
G-CIVL - Nov 2020
G-CIVK - Jan 2021
G-CIVN - Feb 2021
G-CIVF - Jun 2021
G-CIVB - 2022
G-CIVC - Nov 2022
G-CIVE - Nov 2022
G-BYGC - 2023
G-BNLY - 2023

The BA 747s stored away from LHR are:
G-BNLY Bournemouth
G-CIVA Teruel
G-CIVC Bournemouth
G-CIVJ Kemble
G-CIVL Kemble
G-CIVN Kemble - permanently withdrawn from use.
G-CIVP Bournemouth
G-CIVR Teruel
G-CIVS Teruel
G-CIVT Teruel
G-CIVU Bournemouth
G-CIVV Cardiff
G-CIVW Bournemouth
G-CIVX Teruel
G-CIVZ Cardiff
G-BYGA Cardiff
G-BYGB Cardiff
G-BYGE Cardiff

If I missed any please say so.

BA Source reports that IVJ & IVL (at Kemble) could be returned to service if needed, but would be the last to be reactivated. As above, IVJ was due to retire in June and IVL was due to retire in November this year.
BA Source reports that IVN (at Kemble) is retired and will not fly again.

A poster on the BA fleet parking thread says that all but five BA 747s have had a cabin refurbishment; the five that have not are: IVD IVJ, IVK, IVL & IVN.

A number of the fleet that have been operating recently (eg IVD, IVI) were due to retire within a year.

The 747s at Bournemouth, Teruel and Cardiff are generally the younger 747s, and (apart from BNLY & CIVC) did not have planned retirement dates.

On the BA fleet parking thread a reliable source says that at least 13 747s will return to service.

Excluding the 3 at Kemble, there are 15 747s stored away from LHR.

For what it is worth, my guess is:
A number of the 747s currently at LHR (eg IVD, IVH, IVI, IVK) will retire soon.
Most or all of the 747s stored at Bournemouth, Cardiff and Teruel will return to service.

It is also worth noting that Cardiff is the heavy maintenance base for the BA long haul fleet. Before the COVID-19 service reductions several of the 747s that are parked there were already there for planned maintenance. BA Maintenance Cardiff is still operating, 772ERs are being rotated through for new Club Suite and 10-acress Y seating changes, and presumably this will continue as long as the stock of seats holds up. It may well be that any part completed checks on 744s (which happen to be the newest anyway) will be completed using material in stock.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:54 am

What ever happened to B-2472? Where is it stored?
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:04 pm

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What ever happened to B-2472? Where is it stored?

Inside the AMECO hanger in PEK as it always was when it was the VIP ship.

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Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:12 pm

eamondzhang wrote:
CoronadoConrad wrote:
What ever happened to B-2472? Where is it stored?

Inside the AMECO hanger in PEK as it always was when it was the VIP ship.

Michael

Since NOV 2018? Thanks for the information.
 
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Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:59 pm

CoronadoConrad wrote:
eamondzhang wrote:
CoronadoConrad wrote:
What ever happened to B-2472? Where is it stored?

Inside the AMECO hanger in PEK as it always was when it was the VIP ship.

Michael

Since NOV 2018? Thanks for the information.

Since at least 2011 ;) Seriously the plane has always been inside the hanger behind closed doors when not on duty

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Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:18 am

eamondzhang wrote:
CoronadoConrad wrote:
eamondzhang wrote:
Inside the AMECO hanger in PEK as it always was when it was the VIP ship.

Michael

Since NOV 2018? Thanks for the information.

Since at least 2011 ;) Seriously the plane has always been inside the hanger behind closed doors when not on duty

Michael

Yes I understand that but it hasn’t flown since 2018 hence why I ask, wondering if it has been withdrawn from use.
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:28 am

CoronadoConrad wrote:
eamondzhang wrote:
CoronadoConrad wrote:
Since NOV 2018? Thanks for the information.

Since at least 2011 ;) Seriously the plane has always been inside the hanger behind closed doors when not on duty

Michael

Yes I understand that but it hasn’t flown since 2018 hence why I ask, wondering if it has been withdrawn from use.

It's now the reserve of the reserve as you got both B-2479 and B-2481 doing the job

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

Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:23 am

eamondzhang wrote:
CoronadoConrad wrote:
eamondzhang wrote:
Since at least 2011 ;) Seriously the plane has always been inside the hanger behind closed doors when not on duty

Michael

Yes I understand that but it hasn’t flown since 2018 hence why I ask, wondering if it has been withdrawn from use.

It's now the reserve of the reserve as you got both B-2479 and B-2481 doing the job

Michael

I see, thank you. Are those two aircraft in ‘VIP’ configuration as well?
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:52 am

CoronadoConrad wrote:
eamondzhang wrote:
CoronadoConrad wrote:
Yes I understand that but it hasn’t flown since 2018 hence why I ask, wondering if it has been withdrawn from use.

It's now the reserve of the reserve as you got both B-2479 and B-2481 doing the job

Michael

I see, thank you. Are those two aircraft in ‘VIP’ configuration as well?

Yes for 2479 but no for 2481. The latter is in Air China config and can be reconfiged at short notice if needed.

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

Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:21 am

Unsure if reported here. There is a tweet (in Chinese) claiming that China Airlines will delay the return of service of its 747-400 fleet. It even hints that cannibalisation of the pax fleet may occur to support the cargo fleet.

https://twitter.com/kaochihhsin1/status ... 53158?s=21
A319 A320 A321 A332 A333 A343 AT75 AT76 B732 B733 B738 B744 B752(M) B763 B772 B77W DHC7 DH8C DH8D D328 MA60

2P 5J 6K CX DG EK GA KE MI PR VN OS QR A3 OK TG RA U4 JL GK UB K7 WE BR
 
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Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:23 pm

Did Saudi government retire their jumbos ?
HZ-HM1A
HZ-HM1
HZ-WBT7

None of them flying since months
 
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Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:14 pm

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Unsure if reported here. There is a tweet (in Chinese) claiming that China Airlines will delay the return of service of its 747-400 fleet. It even hints that cannibalisation of the pax fleet may occur to support the cargo fleet.

https://twitter.com/kaochihhsin1/status ... 53158?s=21

makes sense, ancient J product, even if they sell the old lie flat F as J. they will not need all the capacity they have presently for some time. those 2 744Fs at VCV may need some parts to get flying again and will make more money for CI.
 
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Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:13 am

Welcome to the next weekly installment of Which Passenger 747-400s are Still Flying in 2020?. The data for which aircraft are active is taken from Planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying.his means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here. Full freighters (either new-builds or converted) are not under consideration here.

The following operators have aircraft in service:

Air China
1 aircraft active, 1 stored

B-2445 25882/1021 Boeing 747-4J6 - last flew XIY-PEK 23/04/2020

Stored: B-2447

Atlas Air
3 aircraft active, 2 stored

N464MC 26341/902 Boeing 747-446 - airborne HHN-ELP at time of posting
N465MC 24784/798 Boeing 747-446 - last flew IAD-IAH 24/04/2020
N480MC 28812/1207 Boeing 747-422 - airborne BGR-RIV at time of posting

Stored: N263SG, N322SG, N465MC

British Airways
1 aircraft active, 30 stored

G-CIVO 28849/1135 Boeing 747-436 - last flew LOS-LHR 22/04/2020

Stored: G-BNLY, G-BYGA, G-BYGB, G-BYGC, G-BYGD, G-BYGE, G-BYGF, G-BYGG, G-CIVA, G-CIVB, G-CIVC, G-CIVD, G-CIVE, G-CIVF, G-CIVH, G-CIVI, G-CIVJ, G-CIVK, G-CIVL, G-CIVN, G-CIVP, G-CIVR, G-CIVS, G-CIVT, G-CIVU, G-CIVV, G-CIVW, G-CIVX, G-CIVY, G-CIVZ

China Airlines
1 aircraft active, 3 stored

B-18210 33734/1353 Boeing 747-409 - last flew TPE-KHH 23/04/2020

Stored: B-18211, B18212, B-18215 (last flew KHH-TPE 23/04/2020)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
3 aircraft active, 4 stored

PH-BFT 28459/1112 747-406(M) - last flew PEK-AMS 24/04/2020
PH-BFV 28460/1225 747-406(M) - last flew AMS-ICN 25/04/2020
PH-BFW 30454/1258 747-406(M) - last flew AMS-ICN 24/04/2020

Stored: PH-BFL, PH-BFN, PH-BFS, PH-BFY

Max Air
2 aircraft active, 2 stored

5N-ADM 30023/1245 Boeing 747-422 - last flew more than 7 days ago, may be stored
5N-DBK 26403/1095 Boeing 747-4B5 - last flew MZJ-PHX-ABV 25/04/2020

Stored: 5N-HMB, 5N-HMM

Rossiya Russian Airlines
2 aircraft active, 7 stored

EI-XLE 26362/1202 Boeing 747-446 - last flew SHJ-SVO 25/04/2020
EI-XLG 29899/1208 Boeing 747-446 - last flew SVO-SHJ 25/04/2020
This is a peculiar pair of movements - perhaps one was replacing the other in SHJ for some reason, or perhaps there was an error in the registration for one of the flight plans. Would be interesting to know more

Stored: EI-XLC, EI-XLD, EI-XLF, EI-XLH, EI-XLI, EI-XLJ, EI-XLM

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air India - 4 aircraft stored: VT-ESO, VT-ESP, VT-EVA, VT-EVB
  • Asiana Airlines - 1 aircraft stored: HL7428.
  • Corsair - 3 aircraft stored: F-GTUI, F-HSEA, F-HSUN
  • flynas (leased from Terra Avia) - 2 aircraft stored: ER-BAC, ER-BAE
  • Iraqi Airways - 2 aircraft stored: YI-AQQ, YI-ASA
  • Korean Air - 2 aircraft stored: HL7402, HL7461
  • Lufthansa - 13 aircraft stored: D-ABTK, D-ABTL, D-ABVM, D-ABVO, D-ABVP, D-ABVR, D-ABVS, D-ABVT, D-ABVU, D-ABVW, D-ABVX, D-ABVY, D-ABVZ (last flew LIM-FRA 19/04/2020)
  • Mahan Air - 1 aircraft stored: EP-MNB
  • Qantas - 5 aircraft stored: VH-OEE, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ (Planespotters no longer lists -OEG with Qantas, but there has been some suggestion it is still in the fleet, stored in MHV, so I'm leaving it here for now)
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic) - 7 aircraft stored: TF-AAC, TF-AAD, TF-AAH, AF-AAJ, TF-AAK, TF-AAL, TF-AAM
  • Thai Airways International - 8 aircraft stored: HS-TGA, HS-TGB, HS-TGG, HS-TGO, HS-TGP, HS-TGW, HS-TGX, HS-TGZ
  • Virgin Atlantic Airways - 7 aircraft stored: G-VAST, G-VGAL, G-VLIP, G-VROM, G-VROS, G-VROY, G-VXLG
  • Wamos Air - 5 aircraft stored: EC-KSM, EC-KXN (last flew MNL-MAD 20/04/2020), EC-MDS, EC-MQK (last flew MNL-MAD 20/04/2020), EC-MRM

Summary
Somewhat of a changing of the guard this week, with Lufthansa and Wamos dropping off the active list, and some activity from China Airlines, Max Air and Rossiya. As of today, that gives us 7 airlines operating 13 aircraft with another 49 stored, with 13 more airlines with 60 aircraft all stored.

V/F's favourite 747-400 photo of the week


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

Sun May 03, 2020 10:52 am

Welcome to the next weekly installment of Which Passenger 747-400s are Still Flying in 2020?. The data for which aircraft are active is taken from Planespotters.net, cross-referenced with Flightradar24 and any comments posted on this thread. Aircraft which are listed as active will be illustrated with the most recent airborne/take-off/landing photograph in the Airliners.net database, and those stored will be listed. If a stored aircraft has flown within the previous 7 days I'll make note of that. If an aircraft is stored but planned to become active I'll make note of that too, but won't list it as active until it is flying.his means some aircraft which may be being brought back to active status won't be listed here. Full freighters (either new-builds or converted) are not under consideration here.

The following operators have aircraft in service:

Air China
1 aircraft active, 1 stored

B-2445 25882/1021 Boeing 747-4J6 - last flew SZX-PEK 03/05/2020

Stored: B-2447

Asiana Airlines
1 aircraft active

HL7428 28552/1160 Boeing 747-48E - last flew ICN-NKG 03/05/2020


British Airways
1 aircraft active, 27 stored

G-CIVO 28849/1135 Boeing 747-436 - last flew LOS-LHR 01/05/2020

Stored: G-BNLY, G-BYGA, G-BYGB, G-BYGC, G-BYGD, G-BYGE, G-BYGF, G-BYGG, G-CIVA, G-CIVB, G-CIVC, G-CIVD, G-CIVE, G-CIVF, G-CIVH, G-CIVI, G-CIVK, G-CIVP, G-CIVR, G-CIVS, G-CIVT, G-CIVU, G-CIVV, G-CIVW, G-CIVX, G-CIVY, G-CIVZ.
G-CIVJ, G-CIVL, G-CIVN have all been removed from the fleet according to Planespotters


China Airlines
1 aircraft active, 3 stored

B-18212 33736/1357 Boeing 747-409 - last flew TPE-TPE 02/05/2020

Stored: B-18210, B-18211, B-18215

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
3 aircraft active, 4 stored

PH-BFT 28459/1112 747-406(M) - last flew AMS-PVG 02/05/2020
PH-BFV 28460/1225 747-406(M) - last flew PEK-AMS 01/05/2020
PH-BFW 30454/1258 747-406(M) - airborne PVG-AMS at time of posting

Stored: PH-BFL, PH-BFN, PH-BFS, PH-BFY

Max Air
2 aircraft active, 2 stored

5N-ADM 30023/1245 Boeing 747-422 - last flew more than 7 days ago, may be stored
5N-DBK 26403/1095 Boeing 747-4B5 - last flew more than 7 days ago, may be stored

Stored: 5N-HMB, 5N-HMM

Virgin Atlantic Airways
1 aircraft active, 6 stored

G-VAST 28757/1117 Boeing 747-41R - last flew LHR-MAN 01/05/2020

Stored: G-VGAL, G-VLIP, G-VROM, G-VROS, G-VROY, G-VXLG

Airlines with whole fleet stored
  • Air India - 4 aircraft stored: VT-ESO, VT-ESP, VT-EVA, VT-EVB
  • Atlas Air - 5 aircraft stored: N263SG, N322SG, N464MC (last flew ELP-IAH 26/04/2020), N465MV, N480MC (last flew RIV-IAH 26/04/2020)
  • Corsair - 3 aircraft stored: F-GTUI, F-HSEA, F-HSUN
  • flynas (leased from Terra Avia) - 2 aircraft stored: ER-BAC, ER-BAE
  • Iraqi Airways - 2 aircraft stored: YI-AQQ, YI-ASA
  • Korean Air - 2 aircraft stored: HL7402, HL7461
  • Lufthansa - 13 aircraft stored: D-ABTK, D-ABTL, D-ABVM, D-ABVO, D-ABVP, D-ABVR, D-ABVS, D-ABVT, D-ABVU, D-ABVW, D-ABVX, D-ABVY, D-ABVZ (last flew LIM-FRA 19/04/2020)
  • Mahan Air - 1 aircraft stored: EP-MNB
  • Qantas - 5 aircraft stored: VH-OEE, VH-OEG, VH-OEH, VH-OEI, VH-OEJ (Planespotters no longer lists -OEG with Qantas, but there has been some suggestion it is still in the fleet, stored in MHV, so I'm leaving it here for now)
  • Rossiya RUssian Airlines - 9 aircraft stored: EI-XLC, EI-XLD, EI-XLE, EI-XLF, EI-XLG, EI-XLH, EI-XLI, EI-XLJ, EI-XLM
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines (leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic) - 7 aircraft stored: TF-AAC, TF-AAD (last flew JED-JED 01/05/2020), TF-AAH, AF-AAJ (last flew JED-JED 01/05/2020), TF-AAK, TF-AAL, TF-AAM
  • Thai Airways International - 8 aircraft stored: HS-TGA, HS-TGB, HS-TGG, HS-TGO, HS-TGP, HS-TGW, HS-TGX, HS-TGZ
  • Wamos Air - 5 aircraft stored: EC-KSM, EC-KXN (last flew MNL-MAD 20/04/2020), EC-MDS, EC-MQK (last flew MNL-MAD 20/04/2020), EC-MRM

Summary
Asiana and Virgin Atlantic have returned to the active list, but Atlas Air and Rossiya have dropped off. As of today, that gives us 7 airlines operating 10 aircraft with another 43 stored, with 13 more airlines with 66 aircraft all stored.

V/F's favourite 747-400 photo of the week
I couldn't chose one today, so here are three:


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