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Corsair Retires its 747 Fleet to Kemble

by Matt Falcus

Photo (c) Noel Ennett

Photo (c) Noel Ennett

Photo (c) Chris Boyde

Over the past couple of weeks Corsair International has retired its entire Boeing 747 fleet.

All three remaining aircraft have been sent to Kemble’s Cotswold Airport, where they will be parted out and scrapped.

These pictures of the aircraft at Kemble have been sent in by Noel Ennett, Chris Boyde and Chris Hobson, showing the aircraft lined up awaiting the inevitable end to their careers.

When F-GTUI arrived on 15 June, it marked the end of Boeing 747 flying with Corsair – an airline which has operated every variant of the type except the 747-8. Flags were flown from the cockpit to mark the occasion.

The aircraft now at Kemble are:

  • F-GTUI, Boeing 747-422
  • F-HSEA, Boeing 747-422
  • F-HSUN, Boeing 747-422

Photo (c) Chris Hobson

All were formerly flown by United Airlines and have had a lengthy career.

Previously another Corsair 747, F-HLOV, was scrapped at Kemble in 2015.

Today, Corsair International has an active fleet of two Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

 

For the latest list of stored aircraft at Kemble, check out our regularly updated list here: https://www.airportspotting.com/storage-lists/kemble-uk/

 

 

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