747SP Production list

Chronological order of events for airframe 21961
Dates in Black are considered exact and dates in Red are approximate.
DATEREGAIRLINELIVERYNAMEEVENTAIRPNOTES
1979-12-02N58201TWAFirst Flight
1980-03-21N58201TWA17201Delivered
1985-02-21A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesBought
1990-04-01A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesOld wide cheatlineSeenFRA
1993-07-30A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesNew CheatlineSeenGVA
2005-04-21A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenBREAfter repairs at HAM the aircraft flew to Bremen for a checkflight and did 3 approaches before turning right and leaving.
2005-06-11A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenMST
2005-08-16A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenLBG
2005-08-26A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenLBG
2005-09-05A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenCLEParked on the old runway 18/36. Will be staying for a few days while visiting the Cleveland Clinic Hospital.
2005-09-11A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenCLEDeparted CLE at 11:37 as Dubai 002. Maintained runwayheading (237) until out of sight. His clearance was to LEX, Lexington Airport, KY.
2005-09-11A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenLEXArrived on Sunday for the Keeneland Horse Sales. Currently parked next to the runway, and is likely to be here for the next few days while the Sheikhs are at the horse sales.
2005-09-14A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenLEXDeparted aprox. 18:00 LT.
2005-11-14A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenGVALanded in the morning and left at noon.
2006-10-27A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenCFELanded at 16:15
2006-10-29A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenLBG
2006-10-29A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenCFEDeparted at 13:53 after 48 hour layover
2007-01-24A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenGVA
2007-05-01A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenHAM
2007-05-15A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenATHLanded Rwy 03R at 16:45 LT
2007-05-16A6-SMRUnited Arab EmiratesSeenATHNightstopped on stand A33. Departed Rwy 03R 13:40 LT
2007-06-01A6-SMRBoughtLas Vegas Sands Group
OP name: Interface Operations, LLC
2007-06-12A6-SMRSeenLASArrived at about 14:20 LT.
2007-06-21N992MSReg ChangedLASCertification Issued
2007-06-25N992MSNo TitlesUAE chtSeenLASPhoto
2007-06-28N992MSNo TitlesUAE chtSeenSBD
2007-07-13N992MSSeenSBDIn maintenance.
2007-08-08N992MSNo TitlesFerriedLASSBD-LAS
Dep SBD: 14:31 PDT
Arr LAS: 15:09 PDT
2007-08-14VP-BLKReg ChangedLASSeen wearing new registration.
2007-08-15N992MSOtherRegistration Cancel Date
2007-08-21VP-BLKNo TitlesNew C/SSeenMZJFlying the pattern.
2007-08-21VP-BLKLas Vegas Sands CorporationBoughtLASUsed as private transportation for the family of the owners and high-roller gamblers visiting their properties around the US and in Macau.
2007-08-28VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenMFMAppeared at MFM twice this week. Also a B767 in same livery. This writer guesses it might be something to do with the official opening of the Venetian Casino and complex today.
2007-08-30VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenTPEpush back from gate for departure at approx. 15:20PM local time.
2007-08-30VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLAXArrived approx 1930 met at Mercury FBO by 3 stretch limousines parked adjacent to Saudia 747SP HZ-AIF
2007-08-31VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLAXParked on the South side
2007-09-03VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLAX
2007-09-08VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenOAKLanded runway 29. Seen upclose while taxiing on Taxiway Bravo to parking at North field.
2007-09-08VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASDeparted for SFO 7 p.m. local time. Then continued on to Incheon Korea on 9/9.
2007-10-15VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIADNoticed it parked on the aircraft holding apron behind Terminal C/D.
2007-10-16VP BLKNo TitlesSeenIADSeen at IAD - Parked on Foxtrot Taxiway (R gates)
2007-10-20VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASSeen landing RWY 25L, from Tel Aviv Ben Gurion (TLV)
2007-10-26VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASBeen here most of the week at the private terminal close to the Strip.
2007-12-21VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenTLVParked at Ben-Gurion airport J12 for the last 2 days
2008-02-05VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenFAIDeparted FAI for HKG
2008-02-05VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenFAIDeparting 19R
2008-02-15VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenFAIWatched it take off this afternoon blowing a cloud of snow off the runway as it left. -16C overcast. Beautiful aircraft.
2008-02-15VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenFAIArrived Fairbanks, AK from Las Vegas, NV.
2008-04-07VP-BLKNo TitlesFerriedSBDBrought to SBD for MX.
2008-05-19VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIADParked in a holding area.
2008-05-21VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIADParked beyond the C midfield terminal at Dulles.
2008-07-31VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenBOSDeparted aprox. 09:40 local
2008-09-24VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIADArrived at 4:57 pm EST on runway 1C.
2008-09-24VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIADArrived at 4:57 pm EST on runway 1C.
Photo
2008-12-28VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIFPLanded & Parked
2008-12-29VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIFPArrived rwy 34 about 16:00 and parked at ramp
2009-01-01VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIFP
2009-01-04VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIFPAircraft seen on ramp
2009-02-07VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenDMKIt appears this airplane has taken up residence at Don Muang(the old Bangkok airport) with stablemate L-1011 N388LS.It was first seen there during this last week.
2009-05-05VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASParked at private hanger along west side of airport.
2009-08-17VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIADParked on the Cargo ramp, N/W side of IAD.
2009-08-18VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIADParked at dulles cargo area
2009-10-23VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenRKTParked along with L1011 N388LS.
2009-11-11VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenSIN
2009-12-03VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenDXBParked at Terminal Two side of Dubai Airport.
2009-12-04VP-BLKNo TitlesFor SaleFLLSales Listing
26364 Hours
2010-01-09VP-BLKLas Vegas Sands CorpFor SaleDMKThis plane is for sale
Status: 26364 hours and 6275 Cycles
2010-02-15VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLAS
2010-05-26VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenOSL
Photos
2010-06-01VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenNCEParked between terminals 1 and 2.
2010-06-06VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenBZVParked on ramp mid-day.
2010-07-21VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenFLLParked next to the FedEx ramp from 7-9 pm.
9 airstairs were on the aircraft with the main cabin door open and the tail was lit, as well as the navigational (red and green) wing lights.
2010-12-21VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenTPEAircraft enroute LAS-TPE
2011-02-01VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASParked at the Sands corp terminal on the g/a side of the airport.
2011-02-19VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASSeen at LAS parked just off from the main terminal.
2011-03-07VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASI saw it on the tarmac as my flight was touching down to the West.
2011-07-16VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenHKGSeen on ground at Chep Lap Kok international on Saturday 16th July from my arriving flight from Taipei.
2011-07-26VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenANCSeen sitting at Romeo 3. Taxied and took off at approx 18:40 AKDT. Looks great.
2011-08-06VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenMZJScheduled maintenance.
2011-10-24VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenDURParked on ramp at Cargo Terminal
2011-10-31VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenSINseen on apron in an outside position, maintenance crew washed the aircraft.
2011-12-30VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenNGOPhoto
2011-12-31VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenNGO
2012-01-01VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenIFPParked on ramp. TSA states "Owned by Sands in LV, parked at Bullhead City airport as less expensive than LAS"
2012-01-03VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASAround 09:30 on approach to LAS.
2012-03-22VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenSBD
2012-04-09VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenSDBSeen on ramp at service facility. Engines rolling in the wind sounding like tin cans being dragged
2012-06-08VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenONTReceiving maintenance at old International site at ONT.
2012-06-09VP-BLKNo Titles747SPSeenONTThis has been parked at ONT for several days. It is parked next to the international terminal.
2012-06-14VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenONTSeen at Ramp of old terminal
2012-06-20VP-BLKNo TitlesOtherheard on hf radio sha5616 @14:56bst
2012-06-27VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASSeen in the company of her sister VQ-BMS at LAS.
Photo
2012-07-24VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenPDXPhoto
2012-07-25VP-BLKNo Titlesnone striped the paintOtherSBDgoing in for a over haul new paint and new interior 8 month check
2012-10-04VP-BLKNo TitlesWhite with Blue&Green StripesSeenXMNSpotted today by plane spotter at Xiamen GaoQi Airport, China
2013-05-13VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenBOS
2014-06-07VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenHKGPhoto
2014-06-10VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenFLLSitting near the air service centers near the SW airport corner. Service vehicle and cargo bay aft of the wing (not the tail cargo bay) hatch open with a conveyor belt vehicle.
2014-06-25VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenTPELanded
Photo
2014-06-27VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenTPEParked remotely on North East side of airport.
2014-09-12VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenYVRPicking up VIP at YVR. Parked at south hangar. Stayed for about 2 hours
2014-11-07VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenHNLArrived
2014-11-09VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenHNLDeparting today.
Photo
2014-11-21VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenTPE
2015-04-30VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenNRTPhoto
2015-06-01VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenTLVPhoto
2015-06-24VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASLanded 11:55 Immaculate Condition.
2015-07-03VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLASTook Off 25R at 10:30.
2015-11-07VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenMZJSeen with engines removed.
Photo
2015-12-28VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLAXParked at Atlantic Aviation for a few days.
2015-12-28VP BLKNo TitlesSeenLAXTaking off at LAX. About 11 pm.
2016-01-03VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenFKBarrived 16:10LT after a short flight from LBG. Pax stayed very long onboard (still on board now 21:30LT)
2016-01-07VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenFKBParked
2016-01-15VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenATHLanded at 02:30L inbound from RUH and departed at 15:30L bound for LAS.
2016-01-23VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenLAX
2016-02-07VP-BLKNo TitlesSeenNUQParked at Moffatt Field, Mountain View, California on day of Super Bowl 50, February 7, 2016

 

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