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    Interestingly China Southern are restoring 747F ops.


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    Midex ceased ops a few months ago.

    Qatar cargo will be leasing a 744 from August.
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

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    PH-MPS is back in full MP colors
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LUNN View Post
    Interestingly China Southern are restoring 747F ops.
    Before two Malaysian triple 7 disappeared from the screens, I heard a rumour that they have got at least one B744 (passenger version).

    And this link says, that they currently store...
    21 (in words: twenty one) B744's ?!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines_fleet

    The link says "stored", but for 21 of my favourite birds?
    What a waste.

    Our neighbours, Air France, still operate five B744s.

    It is the icon for longhaul flights with doubledecker jets, and she is as old as me, so....

    LH also has a intercontinental history, the Hamburg - Düsseldorf - Shannon - NYC route, open since June 1st, 1955.
    A/C type: Lockheed Super Constellation.
    The operator on the DUS - NYC route, on the DUS - BKK route, and on the shiny new DUS - LAS nonstop route? EW, one of the dearest LH daughters .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErwinS View Post
    PH-MPS is back in full MP colors
    We should tranlate that for Non-Europeans...

    This is what I found in the net, and it is listed in the top 20 of a bigger search engine.
    http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7451196

    So (translated), Martinair has come back to a more traditional livery for their B744F s.

    Well, Erwin, is the newest MP-B744F "outfit" already part of the jp database?

    And, are there plans that contain the newest KL-B738 livery >
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KLM#/m...37_KLM_BCN.jpg

    also for the KL-B744?


    I am curious, I know. But who if not I should ask such questions?
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    Here is PH-MPS back in MP colors.


    And KLM has allready the 747 in the new colors.

    [photoid=7983797]
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    United's retirement program for the 747 starts soon. N194UA (Charter config) is planned to leave the fleet and so is N105UA. Rumor is 105UA will become the new charter aircraft for United

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    Quote Originally Posted by LH-B744 View Post
    Before two Malaysian triple 7 disappeared from the screens, I heard a rumour that they have got at least one B744 (passenger version).
    They did but now its gone.


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    Some others that have stopped flying 747 or closed shop, all classics.

    Jett8 Cargo - Singapore
    Ark Air Cargo - Armenia
    Veteran Avia Cargo - Armenia
    Aquilene International Cargo - Georgia
    AG Air Cargo - Georgia


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    Air France and Virgin Atlantic next getting rid of their 747s in January and February.

    Thai were due to go in November but they have decide dto keep them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LUNN View Post
    Air France and Virgin Atlantic next getting rid of their 747s in January and February.

    Thai were due to go in November but they have decide dto keep them.
    actually Pieter Elbers KLM's CEO said a few days ago the 747 phase out will begin this winter

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    PH-BFM and BFO are the first to go with KLM. From Jan 2016 will be parked at LETL
    “The only time you have too much fuel is when you’re on fire.”

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    Default The KLM longhaul (KL-B744)

    Quote Originally Posted by ErwinS View Post
    PH-BFM and BFO are the first to go with KLM. From Jan 2016 will be parked at LETL
    Hey, "neighbour". What do they fly
    instead of "the legend",
    at Schiphol?

    Is the 78 79 combination really a replacement for our Jumbos? Let me see...
    "3 747-400ERF (operated for Martinair)
    17 744M
    and
    5 KL-B744."
    (says the German wikipedia)

    So, all in all, you'll need 25 new jets for the longhaul, is that right?

    I don't know what KLM is doing, you probably know more than I.

    Will they fly
    35 B773ER
    instead of
    10 B773ER?
    LH also has a intercontinental history, the Hamburg - Düsseldorf - Shannon - NYC route, open since June 1st, 1955.
    A/C type: Lockheed Super Constellation.
    The operator on the DUS - NYC route, on the DUS - BKK route, and on the shiny new DUS - LAS nonstop route? EW, one of the dearest LH daughters .

    Aviation enthusiast since more than 30 years. A whole decade here on this platform.

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    Imho, this is not the worst of all replacement aircraft...

    http://www.jetphotos.net/photo/8102954



    ...but who, in 2015, is a 747 operator...
    KLM
    EVA Air
    China Air (according to en wiki, they'll soon change from CI-B744 to CI-B773ER)
    Cathay Pacific (and again, CX-B773ER is the son of CX-B744)
    ...

    And even at Kloten (LSZH), which, since I am a JP member, was ruled by Airbus, the triple777 will take place in the future, in form of
    LX-B773ER.
    LH also has a intercontinental history, the Hamburg - Düsseldorf - Shannon - NYC route, open since June 1st, 1955.
    A/C type: Lockheed Super Constellation.
    The operator on the DUS - NYC route, on the DUS - BKK route, and on the shiny new DUS - LAS nonstop route? EW, one of the dearest LH daughters .

    Aviation enthusiast since more than 30 years. A whole decade here on this platform.

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    Brian, excuse me, but, this is my topic, isn't it. So pls, let me write
    three in a row.

    This is our love, as I assume.
    http://www.jetphotos.net/photo/8105762

    Probably, it'll take a few weeks to accept this island without
    our beloved hunchback.

    773ER instead of 744?


    PS: I've never known that Ten Sharp (Ain't my beating heart, 1991) is also a potential KL customer. We never learn enough.
    The 1960s say, who ever was conscious in the 1980s, that one not really lived in the 1980s. I was too young in the 1980s, so I was conscious!
    Last edited by LH-B744; 10-24-2015 at 07:48 PM. Reason: + KL customers
    LH also has a intercontinental history, the Hamburg - Düsseldorf - Shannon - NYC route, open since June 1st, 1955.
    A/C type: Lockheed Super Constellation.
    The operator on the DUS - NYC route, on the DUS - BKK route, and on the shiny new DUS - LAS nonstop route? EW, one of the dearest LH daughters .

    Aviation enthusiast since more than 30 years. A whole decade here on this platform.

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    Transaero 747s gone.


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    Indinesian Lionair are still operating their 744s, Garuda on the other hand have parked theirs.


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    Saudia ending passenger 747 ops from April it seems.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SFOspotting View Post
    United's retirement program for the 747 starts soon. N194UA (Charter config) is planned to leave the fleet and so is N105UA. Rumor is 105UA will become the new charter aircraft for United
    Hm. United Airlines is not available for a request about their January 2016 fleet -- at least not from here (Europe).

    en wiki says, 22 UA-B744.
    and they say, 11 QF-B744 or B744ER,
    and they say, 53 BA-B744. - no further comment from my side -
    [retrieved January 11th]

    A privat source says, 13 LH-B744. [retrieved 2113 CET]

    Does anyone know if UA, KL or LH would be able to buy one B744 today? Do they still build this beautiful bird?

    Erwin? The KL statistics is your part.
    Last edited by LH-B744; 01-11-2016 at 08:21 PM. Reason: KL?
    LH also has a intercontinental history, the Hamburg - Düsseldorf - Shannon - NYC route, open since June 1st, 1955.
    A/C type: Lockheed Super Constellation.
    The operator on the DUS - NYC route, on the DUS - BKK route, and on the shiny new DUS - LAS nonstop route? EW, one of the dearest LH daughters .

    Aviation enthusiast since more than 30 years. A whole decade here on this platform.

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    On 11th Jan Air France made their last passenger flight on B744.

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