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Old 10th November 2008, 06:58 PM
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Default 2 Qantas Planes In HKG Hangar

I flew out of HKG late Saturday night. During the approach to the runway, I noticed 2 Qantas planes inside a large hangar. As it was very dark at the time, I could not see the type of aircraft clearly, but one of them was definitely a 744.

Is this a regular occurrence? Do Qantas planes stay overnight in HKG or are they there for maintenance?
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Old 10th November 2008, 07:53 PM
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There is a recent shot on Airliners.net of B-HIH (CX 742SF) taken on 11/10/08.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Catha...SF)/1419181/L/

If you look in the background there is a QF B744 (RR powered) undergoing a check just outside the hangars.

QF reckons they do 90% of their heavy checks in Australia but there seems to be an increasing amount of aircraft showing up in Asia for heavy maintenance...HKG, SIN, MNL and old SZB.
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Old 10th November 2008, 09:19 PM
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Who is to say it is there on heavy check, there are other maintenance procedures that have to be done at daily and weekly intervals and it is not always easy to get an aircraft back to an Australian Port to carry out the work so you may find that these checks are carried out by HAECO or other maintenance providers to help decrease aircraft downtime and costing the airline more money in the long run.

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There is a recent shot on Airliners.net of B-HIH (CX 742SF) taken on 11/10/08.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Catha...SF)/1419181/L/

If you look in the background there is a QF B744 (RR powered) undergoing a check just outside the hangars.

QF reckons they do 90% of their heavy checks in Australia but there seems to be an increasing amount of aircraft showing up in Asia for heavy maintenance...HKG, SIN, MNL and old SZB.
there's a Delta 767 there too, what exactly is your point?
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Old 11th November 2008, 10:57 PM
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there's a Delta 767 there too, what exactly is your point?
Not to mention 3 other CX aircraft...

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Old 12th November 2008, 08:40 AM
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Actually I was transiting through FRA over the weekend and saw OJE on a remote stand and it appeared that she was bare, aside from the roo on the tail.

Was I seeing things or is she indeed titleless?

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Old 12th November 2008, 09:59 AM
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Actually I was transiting through FRA over the weekend and saw OJE on a remote stand and it appeared that she was bare, aside from the roo on the tail.

Was I seeing things or is she indeed titleless?

As I read this, I had to re-read it a couple of times... I thought it said it was... well, take out the le and you might know what I mean!!!
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