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Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby x9200 » Tue, 08 Dec 2015 5:33 pm

After http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lost-boeing-74 ... ac-1532242
Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747-200F that have been left on its tarmac. The airport had put an advertisement in a local newspaper after failing to trace the owner.

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 08 Dec 2015 11:00 pm

Now that is rather bizarrre... drug and gun running planes? But why give them up?

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:32 am

Strong Eagle wrote:Now that is rather bizarrre... drug and gun running planes? But why give them up?


It is registered TF, Air Atlanta Icelandic's planes, leased to MH, and the legal owners are out of business.

The paper notice is a formality before auctioning or scrapping them, In case the finance companies file any objections.

I am sure they are beyond economic recovery.

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby x9200 » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 5:56 am

Clearly it was not always the case (being beyond economic recovery) so the question is how long they are already there, on the tarmac?

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby nakatago » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 6:16 am

x9200 wrote:Clearly it was not always the case (being beyond economic recovery) so the question is how long they are already there, on the tarmac?


Roughly a year, apparently.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/8/98717 ... sing-owner

BONUS: There's also a quiz in there-->Which abandoned 747 are you?

I'm apparently:

YOU GOT: WHITE PLANE IN KLIA BAY M3
You are passionate, competitive, and unafraid to share your two cents. You have secrets that nobody knows, not even your close friends and family. You drive alone in the carpool lane, even when you're not in a hurry.

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Re: RE: Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:02 am

x9200 wrote:Clearly it was not always the case (being beyond economic recovery) so the question is how long they are already there, on the tarmac?

747-200F has gone out of fashion, With the glut of other newer models in the resale market.

Economic recovery = to get it to full flying status.

Especially if a D check is due, it will be cheaper to part it out than get it to flying status.

As mentioned, the owners, who were once big in cargo and Hajj charters, are out of business.

And as it was on charter to MH, it wasn't like MH suddenly discovered the planes.

Lot of pun in the news, especially for those who don't know about The Industry ? Yep.

Really MH folks are such morons to not know they had few planes lying around ? Nope.

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby x9200 » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 10:54 am

When the planes landed there apparently they didn't need to be made into the full flying status. Out of fashion or not, some cheap buyers surely would be interested. Now, after one year, with all the fees to be paid, it's a different story.

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:03 am

x9200 wrote:When the planes landed there apparently they didn't need to be made into the full flying status. Out of fashion or not, some cheap buyers surely would be interested. Now, after one year, with all the fees to be paid, it's a different story.


$250K scrap value

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Re: RE: Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby ecureilx » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:38 am

x9200 wrote:When the planes landed there apparently they didn't need to be made into the full flying status. .


I may add a slight correction, "they were flying for MasKargo... till the last flight when AAI went belly up"

If you look up airline databases, MASKargo had quite a few TF registered planes.

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:02 pm

If one had a decent plot of land and could find a way to transport one, it would make an awesome home with a little refurbishment.

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby bgd » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:11 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:If one had a decent plot of land and could find a way to transport one, it would make an awesome home with a little refurbishment.


Or even a hostel.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumbohostel


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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby x9200 » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:30 pm

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:57 pm

Interesting classroom.

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Re: Malaysia is looking for the owner of three Boeing 747

Postby nakatago » Wed, 09 Dec 2015 1:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Interesting classroom.


It could be used to train flight attendants, maintenance crew, air marshalls, etc...


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