Will The Owner Who Left 3 Boeing 747s in Kuala Lumpur Please Move Them?

Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd, which operates Kuala Lumpur International Airport, took out an ad looking for the owner of 3 Boeing 747-200 freighters that have been left at the airport.

The owner is being sought under the Civil Aviation Act 1969 and has 14 days from date of publication to claim his planes parked at Malaysia’s foremost airport.

“If you fail to collect the aircraft within 14 days of the date of this notice, we reserve the right to sell or to set off any expenses and debt due to us under the said Regulations,” the notice warned.

These are the aircraft:

the three Boeing 747-200F planes are: an off-white with the registration number TF-ARM parked in KLIA Bay B61; TF-ARN (white) in KLIA Bay B61; and another TF-ARH (also white) in KLIA Bay M3.

The planes were apparently owned at one point by Air Atlanta Icelandic, Air Atlanta Icelandic, and Malaysian AS Kargo (former Air Atlanta Icelandic). Air Atlanta Icelandic is a charter and leasing company, and they only list 747-400s in their cargo fleet. Saudia appears to be their biggest cargo customer.

    “Air Atlanta Cargo B742 TF-AMD” by Juergen Lehle. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

One imagines that registration numbers ought to let someone track down the owners.

If Delta claims they can buy 10 year old Boeing 777s for $10 million then the value of 35 year old abandoned Boeing 747-200s (these appear to have been built in 1980) can’t be very high.

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  1. Do you think they are still air worthy? I would like to move one to California and turn it into a B&B and restaurant.

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