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Old 1st February 2016, 07:46 PM   #706
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SVO looks to be out of service so should leaving soon.
It has been the last few days I noticed but this has happened with SVH and SVO before, only to come back when you least expect...
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Old 1st February 2016, 08:11 PM   #707
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It has been the last few days I noticed but this has happened with SVH and SVO before, only to come back when you least expect...
Hahaha I am hopeful since it turns 12 on 6 March and we know either SVH and SVO have to be gone by end of March
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Old 2nd February 2016, 07:53 AM   #708
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I read the SQ on board magazine of Feb. Compared to January's, it shows that the fleet number has been decreased from 107 to 103. One 773 (9v-SYK), two 333s and one unrefitted 777-200ER has left the fleet.
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Old 2nd February 2016, 08:10 PM   #709
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I read the SQ on board magazine of Feb. Compared to January's, it shows that the fleet number has been decreased from 107 to 103. One 773 (9v-SYK), two 333s and one unrefitted 777-200ER has left the fleet.
How many unrefitted 777-200ER is left in SIA's fleet?
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Old 2nd February 2016, 08:22 PM   #710
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Two unrefitted 777-200ER
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Old 11th March 2016, 03:38 PM   #711
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Two unrefitted 777-200ER
It looks like that may now have reduced to one.

SVH has been on the ground since 29FEB. If it is going the way of SVO, that will reduce SVF to being the only unrefitted 772ER and the purple cabin club to three in total, but since they are all SQ-owned, they could be hanging around quite a bit longer.
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Old 11th March 2016, 04:13 PM   #712
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It looks like that may now have reduced to one.

SVH has been on the ground since 29FEB. If it is going the way of SVO, that will reduce SVF to being the only unrefitted 772ER and the purple cabin club to three in total, but since they are all SQ-owned, they could be hanging around quite a bit longer.
Agree it certainly looks that way. A bit surprised it has happened so early as it appears the lease is until June.

Interesting to see what does happen to the 777s that are owned. Not much resale value and there is a big glut in the market.
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Old 11th March 2016, 05:16 PM   #713
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Agree it certainly looks that way. A bit surprised it has happened so early as it appears the lease is until June.

Interesting to see what does happen to the 777s that are owned. Not much resale value and there is a big glut in the market.
I am sure there's market for B777BCF.
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Old 11th March 2016, 06:09 PM   #714
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I am sure there's market for B777BCF.
There's a fairly serious technical barrier to a 777BCF. The floor beams on a passenger 777 are not aluminum - they are made of composite material. Reinforcing those (probably necessary for a freighter conversion) would add to the weight and make it more complex. (On a new-build 777F, they are aluminum.)

The other thing is that Boeing really wants to sell brand-new 777Fs now to close the production gap from the 777 Classic to the 777X. So you can get a pretty good deal for a brand-new 777F as well - or if that's too much plane for you, a 767F.

If there was demand for a 777 P2F conversion, chances are we'd already have seen one.

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Old 13th March 2016, 08:34 PM   #715
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In checking SVH to see if it had returned to the skies, I also checked what SQ are using SVF for currently. I noticed that SVF has recently performed flights to both IST and CHC which would normally be covered by refitted craft.

This prompted me to check over the refitted 772ER fleet where I discovered the cause. SVG has been completely grounded for almost 3 weeks and SVI has been out of action for close to a week. This is stretching the 772ER fleet more than it can handle to cover its regular destinations.

SVG must be owned by SQ otherwise it wouldn't have been refitted and it couldn't have been leased to B8 either (I'm assuming), so I'm wondering if it's getting an overhaul for some reason and perhaps SVI is also unexpectedly needing work. When SVF is being called in to cover for its refitted colleagues, SRM seems to be filling the gaps on the flights SVF would normally perform.

And SVH is still on the tarmac, so given this current SV* series shortage, I'm inclined to think it may have departed.

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In checking SVH to see if it had returned to the skies, I also checked what SQ are using SVF for currently. I noticed that SVF has recently performed flights to both IST and CHC which would normally be covered by refitted craft.

This prompted me to check over the refitted 772ER fleet where I discovered the cause. SVG has been completely grounded for almost 3 weeks and SVI has been out of action for close to a week. This is stretching the 772ER fleet more than it can handle to cover its regular destinations.

SVG must be owned by SQ otherwise it wouldn't have been refitted and it couldn't have been leased to B8 either (I'm assuming), so I'm wondering if it's getting an overhaul for some reason and perhaps SVI is also unexpectedly needing work. When SVF is being called in to cover for its refitted colleagues, SRM seems to be filling the gaps on the flights SVF would normally perform.

And SVH is still on the tarmac, so given this current SV* series shortage, I'm inclined to think it may have departed.
SVG, SVH, and SVO are all withdrawn from service. A subsequent resurrection for -- perhaps -- one of them is possible, but I wouldn't expect it.
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SVG, SVH, and SVO are all withdrawn from service. A subsequent resurrection for -- perhaps -- one of them is possible, but I wouldn't expect it.
Good to get a confirmation on SVH but now I'm puzzled about SVG- this is one from left field!

SVG is refitted and SVF is not, but they are withdrawing SVG with its 2 year old J product while SVF flies around with 14 year old Spacebeds- the only plane in the fleet left with that product.

There has to be more to this...
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Good to get a confirmation on SVH but now I'm puzzled about SVG- this is one from left field!

SVG is refitted and SVF is not, but they are withdrawing SVG with its 2 year old J product while SVF flies around with 14 year old Spacebeds- the only plane in the fleet left with that product.

There has to be more to this...
A large amount of maintenance might be required?
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Good to get a confirmation on SVH but now I'm puzzled about SVG- this is one from left field!

SVG is refitted and SVF is not, but they are withdrawing SVG with its 2 year old J product while SVF flies around with 14 year old Spacebeds- the only plane in the fleet left with that product.

There has to be more to this...

can't beat SRL and SRJ ! that's probably the worst in the whole fleet !
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