Is VP-BLK leaving ?

VP-BLK Las Vegas Sands 747SP

A photo was published showing VP-BLK ( c/n: 21961 ) at MZJ (Marana, Pinal Airpark, AZ, USA)  recently, and it immediately started discussions wether it was in for maintenance or if it was leaving the Las Vegas Sands fleet.

VP-BLK 747SP at MZJPhoto uploaded to Planepictures.net by Reiner Bexten.

As you can see on the photo, all 4 engines are carefully removed and the flaps are deployed etc. Could be a normal maintenance visit, if it wasn't for the recent delivery of a A340-500 ( VP-BMS ).

So, is VP-BLK leaving Las Vegas Sands ?

Maybe not, as discussions go VP-BLK just might be switching base to an Asian base as the A340-500 will be based at LAS.

When you watch the movements of VP-BLK you can quickly see how often she is in Asia, so that would make sense.

 

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