Qantas Boeing 747SP

The Boeing 747SP is a modified version of the Boeing 747 jet airliner which was designed for ultra-long-range flights. The SP stands for “Special Performance”. The 747SP is similar to the 747-100 except for the shortened fuselage, larger tailplane, and simplified trailing edge flaps. The weight saved by the shorter fuselage permits longer range and increased speed relative to other 747 configurations.

Qantas operated two 747SP-38 aircraft from 1980 to 2004. These aircraft were originally ordered by Iran Air but export was banned following the Iranian Revolution and purchased by Qantas while still on the production line. They were used for flights between Australia and Wellington, due to Wellington’s short runway but still able to meet passenger number requirements, as well as service from Sydney to Johannesburg and Harare, Nagoya, stopping in Cairns, and transpacific service between Sydney and Los Angeles, during the mid 1990s they flew for subsidiary Australia Asia Airlines on flights to Taipei. They were equipped with Rolls-Royce engines, unlike most other 747SPs. Both aircraft have been scrapped.

I think this would be a great addition to accompany the 747SP-SOFIA already existent inside of Infinite Flight.


Photo Credit: Sydney Airport Memories

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Why did you repost this even though your exact same post was closed?

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I fixed the issues. Henrik is (fingers crossed) going to merge the replies from the old one to here.

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I was making a new request right when you posted it 😂

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Sorry ;) I literally just copy and pasted the body of the other topic and posted it here. No wonder I beat you!

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Oh! So retro! I love this Qantas livery.

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I love 747SP

Please do not post on topics that are over one year old. Thanks!

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I see you are new relatively here, in the future don’t post stuff on a topic older than one year to bump.

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