Boeing 747SP

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The Boeing 747SP is a version of the Boeing 747 jet airliner which was designed for ultra-long-range flights.wikipedia
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Iran Air

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Known during development as the short-body 747SB, the 747SP was designed to meet a 1973 joint request from Pan American World Airways and Iran Air, who were looking for a high-capacity airliner with sufficient range to cover Pan Am's New York–Middle Eastern routes and Iran Air's planned Tehran–New York route.
It was the launch customer for the Boeing 747SP.

Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy

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A special 747SP is the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) astronomical observatory, which had its airframe modified to carry a 2.5-meter-diameter reflecting telescope to high altitude, above 99.9% of the light-absorbing water vapor in the atmosphere.
SOFIA is based on a Boeing 747SP wide-body aircraft that has been modified to include a large door in the aft fuselage that can be opened in flight to allow a 2.5 m diameter reflecting telescope access to the sky.

Pan American World Airways

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Known during development as the short-body 747SB, the 747SP was designed to meet a 1973 joint request from Pan American World Airways and Iran Air, who were looking for a high-capacity airliner with sufficient range to cover Pan Am's New York–Middle Eastern routes and Iran Air's planned Tehran–New York route.
(The airline later had Boeing 737s and 747SPs (which could fly nonstop New York to Tokyo), Lockheed L-1011 Tristars, McDonnell-Douglas DC-10s, and Airbus A300s and A310s.) Pan Am owned the InterContinental Hotel chain and had a financial interest in the Falcon Jet Corporation, which held marketing rights to the Dassault Falcon 20 business jet in North America.

South African Airways

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*An ex-South African Airways 747SP nicknamed "Maluti" is on static display at Rand Airport in South Africa, where it is maintained by the South African Airways Museum Society.
SAA eventually operated 23 brand-new "Jumbo Jets", including the −200M (first delivered in 1980), −300 (1983), −400, and the long-range Boeing 747SP.

Alliance Air (Uganda)

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It began operations in July 1995 and operated a single Boeing 747SP leased from SAA, painted in the distinctive Alliance Air colour scheme.

South African Airways Museum Society

South African Airways Museum
*An ex-South African Airways 747SP nicknamed "Maluti" is on static display at Rand Airport in South Africa, where it is maintained by the South African Airways Museum Society.
Two 747s were donated to the museum by SAA, a Boeing 747–244 and a Boeing 747SP.

Air Mauritius

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Leased from SAA, a Boeing 747SP named ″Chateau de Réduit″ entered the fleet in November 1984 and was deployed on services to London.

Ernest Angley

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Ernest Angley's ministry operates a Boeing 747SP, named Star Triple Seven and bearing registration P4-FSH, which it uses to transport missionaries and humanitarian aid internationally.

Qatar Airways

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The airline acquired a second-hand Boeing 747SP from Air Mauritius in 1996.

German Aerospace Center

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A Boeing 747SP with a modified fuselage enabling it to carry a reflecting telescope developed in Germany is used as an airborne research platform.

Aerolíneas Argentinas

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Late that year, a second-hand Boeing 747SP was acquired from Braniff for US$51000000 1980.

Rand Airport

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*An ex-South African Airways 747SP nicknamed "Maluti" is on static display at Rand Airport in South Africa, where it is maintained by the South African Airways Museum Society.
South African Airways donated a Boeing 747-200 and a Boeing 747SP to the South African Airways Museum Society which are on display at the airport.

Air Namibia

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The early 1990s also saw the launch of long-haul services to Europe: the Windhoek–Frankfurt route started being flown in 1991 twice a week using a Boeing 747SP, and London was included into the route network in 1992, with a non-stop flight.

Kazakhstan Airlines

In February 1994, a single Western built airliner was put into service: a Boeing 747SP.

Pratt & Whitney Canada

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Air Malawi

In April 1985, the airline wet leased a Boeing 747SP from South African Airways and painted the aircraft in Air Malawi livery.

Las Vegas Sands

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K. A. Paul

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Through charitable contributions to his organization, several of Paul's backers provided funds to purchase a Boeing 747SP airplane that Paul named "Global Peace Ambassadors", which flew under the name "Global Peace One".

Braniff International Airways

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Besides standard model 747s, long range 747SPs were acquired as well for these new international flights with the 747 also being operated to South America.

Luxair

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Over the years, Luxair gradually introduced further jet aircraft: Boeing 747SPs (for routes to South Africa), Boeing 737–400s and Boeing 737–500s; as well as Fokker 50 turboprops and Embraer jets.

Australia Asia Airlines

The airline operated two Boeing 747SPs and a Boeing 767 aircraft seconded from the Qantas fleet, repainted in a modified livery, which did not display the Flag of Australia, or the kangaroo logo, which was replaced by a dynamic ribbon.

China Airlines Flight 006

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The Boeing 747SP-09 was 350 mi northwest of San Francisco, cruising at an altitude of 41000 ft. The cockpit crew consisted of Captain Min-Yuan Ho, age 55, First Officer Ju-Yue Chang, age 53, Flight Engineer Kuo-Pin Wei, age 55, Relief Captain Chien-Yuan Liao, age 53, and Relief Flight Engineer Shih-Lung Su, age 41.