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    Anyone lost a jumbo jet?

    Will The Owners Of Three Jumbo Jets Move Them?

    Last-ditch efforts are being made to trace the owners of three jumbo jets which have stood abandoned on the tarmac of an international airport for more than a year.

    Malaysia's airport operator Berhad have taken out newspaper adverts along with photos of the dumped aircraft in a final bid to get the planes removed.

    The notices warn the Boeing 747-200s, sitting idle at Kuala Lumpur airport, must be collected within 14 days or the airport can sell or dispose of them.

    Officials have said the move is aimed at recovering debts owed to the airport following "exhaustive steps" to find the owners, believed to be defunct foreign firms.

    According to Malaysia's The Star newspaper, Iceland-based Air Atlanta Icelandic said it operated the planes until 2010 but did not know who owned the planes now.

    Some aviation enthusiasts claim to have linked two of the three planes to Malaysia Airlines, saying that their cargo branch leased them after the Icelandic airline let them go.

    But a press officer for the airline denied owning the planes.

    They told The Star: "If it was ours, we would have claimed it."

    If the planes were to be sold, there would likely be little market for them due to dwindling demand for four-engine jets and a struggling air cargo market.

    Will The Owners Of Three Jumbo Jets Move Them?
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    If the planes were to be sold, there would likely be little market for them due to dwindling demand for four-engine jets and a struggling air cargo market.
    Which or course is why they are still there!

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    Maybe they were accidentally assembled by a whirlwind blowing through a scrapyard and they do not belong to anyone.


    Unless....


    Swift Air Cargo claims ownership of three Boeing 747s, denies they were abandoned at Kuala Lumpur airport

    Air cargo company Swift Air Cargo says it is the owner of the three Boeing 747s that have been sitting on the tarmac of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and that they are not "abandoned".

    The Kuala Lumpur-based company released a statement on Friday after media reports said Malaysian authorities were searching for the owners of the three planes.

    Officials placed an ad in a national newspaper asking the owners of the Boeing 747 jets which have been sitting idle for more than a year to get in touch.

    "SWIFT Air Cargo is the owner and SWIFT very much has not forgotten its three B747s parked at KLIA," the company statement said.

    What happens when planes are abandoned?




    The enormity of three Boeing 747s left idle at Kuala Lumpur airport may seem peculiar to some, but it happens with surprising regularity across the aviation world.


    The company said the aircraft were sold in June 2015 and it had original supporting documents to "show ownership of the Boeing 747s, which were signed by the previous owner, then signed by SWIFT as the new owner".

    Airport authorities say there has been no response to efforts made to trace the owners of the planes, which have racked up fees for landing and parking.

    But SWIFT said the company was regularly communicating with Malaysia Airports, with the last meeting held in October 2015.

    "Since then, SWIFT and MAHB have been communicating with letters and we were waiting for yet another meeting to present more documentation and information as requested by MAHB (Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad), when instead MAHB announced to the world that the owner of the three B747s was missing," the statement said.

    Swift Air Cargo claims ownership of three Boeing 747s, denies they were abandoned at Kuala Lumpur airport - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    Maybe they were accidentally assembled by a whirlwind blowing through a scrapyard and they do not belong to anyone.


    Unless....


    Swift Air Cargo claims ownership of three Boeing 747s, denies they were abandoned at Kuala Lumpur airport

    Air cargo company Swift Air Cargo says it is the owner of the three Boeing 747s that have been sitting on the tarmac of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and that they are not "abandoned".

    The Kuala Lumpur-based company released a statement on Friday after media reports said Malaysian authorities were searching for the owners of the three planes.

    Officials placed an ad in a national newspaper asking the owners of the Boeing 747 jets which have been sitting idle for more than a year to get in touch.

    "SWIFT Air Cargo is the owner and SWIFT very much has not forgotten its three B747s parked at KLIA," the company statement said.

    What happens when planes are abandoned?




    The enormity of three Boeing 747s left idle at Kuala Lumpur airport may seem peculiar to some, but it happens with surprising regularity across the aviation world.


    The company said the aircraft were sold in June 2015 and it had original supporting documents to "show ownership of the Boeing 747s, which were signed by the previous owner, then signed by SWIFT as the new owner".

    Airport authorities say there has been no response to efforts made to trace the owners of the planes, which have racked up fees for landing and parking.

    But SWIFT said the company was regularly communicating with Malaysia Airports, with the last meeting held in October 2015.

    "Since then, SWIFT and MAHB have been communicating with letters and we were waiting for yet another meeting to present more documentation and information as requested by MAHB (Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad), when instead MAHB announced to the world that the owner of the three B747s was missing," the statement said.

    Swift Air Cargo claims ownership of three Boeing 747s, denies they were abandoned at Kuala Lumpur airport - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
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