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Old 22nd Dec 2012, 09:17   #1 (permalink)
 
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Prince Alwaleed's tricked out 380

Prince Alwaleed's Tricked Out A380 Jet - Business Insider
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Old 22nd Dec 2012, 09:29   #2 (permalink)
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Complete BS story. He sold it on to the Saudi Royal family a few years back. They have no use for it & it's sitting in storage.

But the guy is keen on as much coverage as possible and is not about to refute any of this hot air.

Similar article in the UK Daily Mail this week here but its complete hogwash; isn't happening.

But it makes for a great story.
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Old 22nd Dec 2012, 16:07   #3 (permalink)
 
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4Holer,

i thought there was some kind of legal issue with this one...

Photos: Airbus A340-642X Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

so the Kingdom Holding A380 is off the table?

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Old 22nd Dec 2012, 16:16   #4 (permalink)
 
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Read the storey again!! For the word tricked read "fitted"
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Old 22nd Dec 2012, 17:14   #5 (permalink)
 
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Why not just give that ammount of money to cancer research or hundreds of charities in africa's etc...

He'd be very limited in his movement with that moster anyway. Utterly useless!

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Old 22nd Dec 2012, 20:31   #6 (permalink)
 
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Flaphandlemover, google the Saad group and you will find out why that A340 is subject to legal proceedings.

Under the present Saudi leadership, there is no way that they will spend the money required to retrofit the A380.

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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 08:20   #7 (permalink)
 
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John21Uk

I completely agree. Why in the ME do they always need to have the tallest, biggest, most expensive, vip, vvip, vvvip, etc? Inferiority complex?
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Which completion facility will put their head on the block to go to contract on this aircraft? That is the question.
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 15:42   #9 (permalink)
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A non-issue as there as absolutely no plan to put a contract in place.

Next!
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Old 23rd Dec 2012, 16:43   #10 (permalink)
 
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4PH - you sound very sure. What is your source?
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Rest assured, 4HP has his facts right.
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Old 24th Dec 2012, 08:45   #12 (permalink)
 
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Is it Alwaleed or Aladeen?
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Old 25th Dec 2012, 16:30   #13 (permalink)
 
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So why are they looking for crew for it?
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Old 25th Dec 2012, 22:49   #14 (permalink)
 
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Payscale. Considering that it will take about two years to outfit an aircraft like this, I would have thought that it was premature to hire pilots.

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Old 26th Dec 2012, 05:01   #15 (permalink)
 
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the artical didnt mention anything about the bar. I want to know how big is the bar?
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Old 26th Dec 2012, 07:25   #16 (permalink)
 
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We will see. Whoever owns it wont mothball it, so one day it will surface somewhere
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Old 26th Dec 2012, 07:36   #17 (permalink)
 
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Jumbo fit for a prince: The 240million private jet with a Turkish bath, boardroom and concert hall | Mail Online

PPRuNe or dailymail. They are probably equally reliable sources of information
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Old 26th Dec 2012, 08:38   #18 (permalink)
 
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Whoever owns it wont mothball it,
it wouldn't be the first, look at the 2 VIP MD11's, or the first BBJ3 or more recently a B748 that went straight from Seattle to the US desert.

All were purchased in a different financial era.

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I know of one 748 that went to the desert recently, but that was for installation work, it's now in Europe for an interior. I don't think anyone will ever see a VVIP 380 out there for a long time.
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Old 12th Jan 2013, 10:39   #20 (permalink)
 
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would be this one then....

and it ain't goes nowhere soon...

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