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Former Japanese government Boeing 747-400 put up for sale

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 14, 2019
The Japanese government's Boeing 747-400 VIP jet 20-11011 takes off. (Japan Air Self Defense Force/Wikimedia Commons)
The Japanese government’s Boeing 747-400 VIP jet 20-11011 takes off. (Japan Air Self Defense Force/Wikimedia Commons)

Those put off by the eye-watering US$418.4 million sticker price for a new Boeing 747-8 could to consider a second-hand 747-400 that was previously flown by the Japanese government and is now on sale for a far more budget-friendly US$28 million.

The 747-400 MSN24730 was manufactured in 1991 and used to transport Japanese government officials, the royal family and other dignitaries around the world. Powered by four GE CF6-80C2-B1F engines, the aircraft featured a VIP configuration and was one of two 747-400s operated by the Japan Air Self Defense Force.

In early 2019, Japan replaced the two 747-400s, registration 20-1101 and 20-1102, with a pair of 777-300ERs.

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The retired jumbo jets were sold United States-based CSDS Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc and renamed N7474C and N7477C, respectively.

CSDS has listed N7474C, the former 20-1101, on the Controller.com website for sale.

An air-to-air image of the Japan government's Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Japan government/Wikimedia Commons)
An air-to-air image of the Japan government’s Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Japan government/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Sunil Gupta/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Sunil Gupta/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1011 at Tokyo Haneda Airport.(Kentaro Iemoto/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1011 at Tokyo Haneda Airport.(Kentaro Iemoto/Wikimedia Commons)

The listing describes the aircraft as one of the lowest time 747-400s in the world, with a total flight time of 16,332 hours and 13,569 total landings. (By way of comparison, Qantas’s first 747-400 VH-OJA racked up more than 100,000 hours from 1989 until its retirement in 2015.)

“Aircraft has been maintained to the highest possible standard. Shows like new,” the listing said.

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“This looks like a factory new aircraft.”

Further, it said the aircraft would be delivered “fresh” from a C-check and paint, while the four engines had “more than 2,500 cycles to the first limiter”.


VIDEO: A look at flying the Japan government’s 747-400 from the Japan Ministry of Defense’s YouTube channel.

Images from the listing showed the aircraft had a bedroom, an office and a meeting area. The had 85 seats.

The full listing can be read here.

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1160308578206416897

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1156622924108800000

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1157301510771888130

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6 Comments

  • Rod Pickin

    says:

    At that price and condition, 34 Squadron where are you, just think of the options!

  • JONATHAN JURRJENS

    says:

    Could we find and I think it’s in Michigan the Qantas 747 that was so instrumental to the evacuation of refugees from cyclone Tracy in Darwin Christmas 1974 and I was one so it can be restored in every way to the way it was at that time in order for it to be flown around our major cities then from Kingsford Smith to Darwin to retrace her steps at that fateful time. It’s 50 year’s in 2024 from Tracy. We must NOT LOSE THIS ICONIC AIRCRAFT. ITS A STAR AND A WORLD RECORD HOLDER. SHE COULD THEN BE DISPLAYED AT THE QANTAS MUSEUM UNDERCOVER OF COURSE. If She Still Exists This Must Be Done With All Hast. She Is A Very Important Aircraft For So Many. She Has To And Needs To Be Saved.

    • Dave

      says:

      Airfleets show it was scrapped in 1994. You are a bit late unfortunately

  • mike

    says:

    I think you could buy it for much much less than the asking price. Demand for 4 holers is very low.

  • John

    says:

    wonder what the current seating config is ?

    • Steve

      says:

      Many.
      Quite a few, I’d have thought…

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Former Japanese government Boeing 747-400 put up for sale

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 14, 2019
The Japanese government's Boeing 747-400 VIP jet 20-11011 takes off. (Japan Air Self Defense Force/Wikimedia Commons)
The Japanese government’s Boeing 747-400 VIP jet 20-11011 takes off. (Japan Air Self Defense Force/Wikimedia Commons)

Those put off by the eye-watering US$418.4 million sticker price for a new Boeing 747-8 could to consider a second-hand 747-400 that was previously flown by the Japanese government and is now on sale for a far more budget-friendly US$28 million.

The 747-400 MSN24730 was manufactured in 1991 and used to transport Japanese government officials, the royal family and other dignitaries around the world. Powered by four GE CF6-80C2-B1F engines, the aircraft featured a VIP configuration and was one of two 747-400s operated by the Japan Air Self Defense Force.

In early 2019, Japan replaced the two 747-400s, registration 20-1101 and 20-1102, with a pair of 777-300ERs.

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Advertisement

The retired jumbo jets were sold United States-based CSDS Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc and renamed N7474C and N7477C, respectively.

CSDS has listed N7474C, the former 20-1101, on the Controller.com website for sale.

An air-to-air image of the Japan government's Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Japan government/Wikimedia Commons)
An air-to-air image of the Japan government’s Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Japan government/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Sunil Gupta/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Sunil Gupta/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1011 at Tokyo Haneda Airport.(Kentaro Iemoto/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1011 at Tokyo Haneda Airport.(Kentaro Iemoto/Wikimedia Commons)

The listing describes the aircraft as one of the lowest time 747-400s in the world, with a total flight time of 16,332 hours and 13,569 total landings. (By way of comparison, Qantas’s first 747-400 VH-OJA racked up more than 100,000 hours from 1989 until its retirement in 2015.)

“Aircraft has been maintained to the highest possible standard. Shows like new,” the listing said.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“This looks like a factory new aircraft.”

Further, it said the aircraft would be delivered “fresh” from a C-check and paint, while the four engines had “more than 2,500 cycles to the first limiter”.


VIDEO: A look at flying the Japan government’s 747-400 from the Japan Ministry of Defense’s YouTube channel.

Images from the listing showed the aircraft had a bedroom, an office and a meeting area. The had 85 seats.

The full listing can be read here.

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1160308578206416897

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1156622924108800000

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1157301510771888130

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

6 Comments

  • Rod Pickin

    says:

    At that price and condition, 34 Squadron where are you, just think of the options!

  • JONATHAN JURRJENS

    says:

    Could we find and I think it’s in Michigan the Qantas 747 that was so instrumental to the evacuation of refugees from cyclone Tracy in Darwin Christmas 1974 and I was one so it can be restored in every way to the way it was at that time in order for it to be flown around our major cities then from Kingsford Smith to Darwin to retrace her steps at that fateful time. It’s 50 year’s in 2024 from Tracy. We must NOT LOSE THIS ICONIC AIRCRAFT. ITS A STAR AND A WORLD RECORD HOLDER. SHE COULD THEN BE DISPLAYED AT THE QANTAS MUSEUM UNDERCOVER OF COURSE. If She Still Exists This Must Be Done With All Hast. She Is A Very Important Aircraft For So Many. She Has To And Needs To Be Saved.

    • Dave

      says:

      Airfleets show it was scrapped in 1994. You are a bit late unfortunately

  • mike

    says:

    I think you could buy it for much much less than the asking price. Demand for 4 holers is very low.

  • John

    says:

    wonder what the current seating config is ?

    • Steve

      says:

      Many.
      Quite a few, I’d have thought…

Leave a Comment to Dave Cancel

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Former Japanese government Boeing 747-400 put up for sale

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 14, 2019
The Japanese government's Boeing 747-400 VIP jet 20-11011 takes off. (Japan Air Self Defense Force/Wikimedia Commons)
The Japanese government’s Boeing 747-400 VIP jet 20-11011 takes off. (Japan Air Self Defense Force/Wikimedia Commons)

Those put off by the eye-watering US$418.4 million sticker price for a new Boeing 747-8 could to consider a second-hand 747-400 that was previously flown by the Japanese government and is now on sale for a far more budget-friendly US$28 million.

The 747-400 MSN24730 was manufactured in 1991 and used to transport Japanese government officials, the royal family and other dignitaries around the world. Powered by four GE CF6-80C2-B1F engines, the aircraft featured a VIP configuration and was one of two 747-400s operated by the Japan Air Self Defense Force.

In early 2019, Japan replaced the two 747-400s, registration 20-1101 and 20-1102, with a pair of 777-300ERs.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The retired jumbo jets were sold United States-based CSDS Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc and renamed N7474C and N7477C, respectively.

CSDS has listed N7474C, the former 20-1101, on the Controller.com website for sale.

An air-to-air image of the Japan government's Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Japan government/Wikimedia Commons)
An air-to-air image of the Japan government’s Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Japan government/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Sunil Gupta/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1101. (Sunil Gupta/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1011 at Tokyo Haneda Airport.(Kentaro Iemoto/Wikimedia Commons)
Japan Air Force One Boeing 747-400 20-1011 at Tokyo Haneda Airport.(Kentaro Iemoto/Wikimedia Commons)

The listing describes the aircraft as one of the lowest time 747-400s in the world, with a total flight time of 16,332 hours and 13,569 total landings. (By way of comparison, Qantas’s first 747-400 VH-OJA racked up more than 100,000 hours from 1989 until its retirement in 2015.)

“Aircraft has been maintained to the highest possible standard. Shows like new,” the listing said.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“This looks like a factory new aircraft.”

Further, it said the aircraft would be delivered “fresh” from a C-check and paint, while the four engines had “more than 2,500 cycles to the first limiter”.


VIDEO: A look at flying the Japan government’s 747-400 from the Japan Ministry of Defense’s YouTube channel.

Images from the listing showed the aircraft had a bedroom, an office and a meeting area. The had 85 seats.

The full listing can be read here.

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1160308578206416897

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1156622924108800000

https://twitter.com/BenAirplane/status/1157301510771888130

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

6 Comments

  • Rod Pickin

    says:

    At that price and condition, 34 Squadron where are you, just think of the options!

  • JONATHAN JURRJENS

    says:

    Could we find and I think it’s in Michigan the Qantas 747 that was so instrumental to the evacuation of refugees from cyclone Tracy in Darwin Christmas 1974 and I was one so it can be restored in every way to the way it was at that time in order for it to be flown around our major cities then from Kingsford Smith to Darwin to retrace her steps at that fateful time. It’s 50 year’s in 2024 from Tracy. We must NOT LOSE THIS ICONIC AIRCRAFT. ITS A STAR AND A WORLD RECORD HOLDER. SHE COULD THEN BE DISPLAYED AT THE QANTAS MUSEUM UNDERCOVER OF COURSE. If She Still Exists This Must Be Done With All Hast. She Is A Very Important Aircraft For So Many. She Has To And Needs To Be Saved.

    • Dave

      says:

      Airfleets show it was scrapped in 1994. You are a bit late unfortunately

  • mike

    says:

    I think you could buy it for much much less than the asking price. Demand for 4 holers is very low.

  • John

    says:

    wonder what the current seating config is ?

    • Steve

      says:

      Many.
      Quite a few, I’d have thought…

Leave a Comment to Dave Cancel

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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