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OO-SGC: A new lease of life

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OO-SGC is to become... a sushi restaurant !

The article and pics: https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/10/19/ari ... ioned-747/

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Great!

Three years ago, aviation24.be reported about OO-SGC: https://www.aviation24.be/defunct-airli ... k-arizona/

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SkyJet wrote: 25 Oct 2020, 10:05

The article and pics: https://airlinegeeks.com/2020/10/19/ari ... ioned-747/


The article mentions that Sabena operated 10 747's...
Quite a bit too enthousiastic, I think...
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Duke wrote: 26 Oct 2020, 10:25 The article mentions that Sabena operated 10 747's...
Quite a bit too enthousiastic, I think...
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Duke
Well at least 5:

2 747-100
1 747-200 (on lease from AF)
2 747-300

Maybe some others for short periods during maintenance of there own fleet?

Cheers,

Stij

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Why did Sabena never buy the Combi's to operate into Africa?

KL's Combi's offered more or less the same pax capacity as SN's A330's did/do but with more valuable cargo space.

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Conti764 wrote: 26 Oct 2020, 13:18 Why did Sabena never buy the Combi's to operate into Africa?

KL's Combi's offered more or less the same pax capacity as SN's A330's did/do but with more valuable cargo space.
They were combi's... Google "Sabena 747 seatmap"...
I believe Sabena even did the conversion of the 747-100's themselves...

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Stij wrote: 26 Oct 2020, 12:06
Duke wrote: 26 Oct 2020, 10:25 The article mentions that Sabena operated 10 747's...
Quite a bit too enthousiastic, I think...
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Duke
Well at least 5:

2 747-100
1 747-200 (on lease from AF)
2 747-300

Maybe some others for short periods during maintenance of there own fleet?

Cheers,

Stij
10 indeed, according to planespotters.net:

4 747-100s: 2 own (OO-SGA/B), 2 leased from Air France (1 in Oct-Nov 1978, 1 in Jun-Aug 1992)
3 747-200s, leased from Air France (1 in Nov 1994, 1 fin Oct-Nov 1995 and 1 between Feb 1993 and Mar 1996)
3 747-300s: 2 own (OO-SGC/D), 1 leased from Corsair (in Sep 1998)

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Stij wrote: 26 Oct 2020, 13:26
Conti764 wrote: 26 Oct 2020, 13:18 Why did Sabena never buy the Combi's to operate into Africa?

KL's Combi's offered more or less the same pax capacity as SN's A330's did/do but with more valuable cargo space.
They were combi's... Google "Sabena 747 seatmap"...
I believe Sabena even did the conversion of the 747-100's themselves...
Thanks for the info ;)

Didn't know... Where they actually used as such?

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Conti764 wrote: 27 Oct 2020, 17:46 Didn't know... Where they actually used as such?
I presume... I flew once Sabena JNB-BRU in a 747-200 in combi...

My trips in 747-300 (BRU-NRT, NRT-BRU and BRU-JNB) were always full-pax... and full...

Cheers,

Stij

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