End of Saudi Arabian B747SP ?

End of Saudi Arabian B747SP ?

According to a report on cargofacts.com a new Saudi Arabian aviation regulation will require the country’s carriers to retire all aircraft over 20 years of age.

“Intended originally to cover Hajj flights, which often saw charter companies bring in very old aircraft to transport the millions of pilgrims flying into Mecca, the ruling also extends to cargo aircraft.”

The question is; does this also apply to the Saudi Government 747SP’s as well ?

Saudi Government still operates 2 747SP’s today


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2 COMMENTS

  1. SV royal fleet also have HZ-AIF and HZ-AIJ B747SPs that they fly. To my understanding AIF has been stored in Jeddah for a year now and have flown alot since delivered to Saudia in late 70’s or early 80’s. My question is, would it fly again or she is done flying for good…

  2. Hi Sameer,

    Yes, they also have HZ-AIF, but as you say it has been stored for a long time.
    I’m not sure of the future for it.

    HZ-AIJ that you also mention is the same aircraft as HZ-HM1C, it was re-registered after the D-check in 2012.

    I hope they will all continue to fly, of course 🙂

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