This 747 has found its final resting place at Châteauroux. It began its service life with SAS as SE-DFZ (during this period it was leased several times to Nigerian Airways) Then to Lionair as LX-OCV, PAL and Aerolinas Argentinas as EI-BWF, then N9727N (Capital Cargo), N921FT (Polar Air Cargo) and finally Sky Express as SX-FIN
This Boeing 747 EC-JFR is preserved at CHR with C2FPA (Centre Français de Formation des Pompiers d'Aéroport) or Fireman Traning Center as fire trainer since 2007. It made its first flight on 18 June 1980 and was delivered to Air France as F-GCBB on 3 July 1980. Other registration carried was N1289E. It was also flown by Sabena Belgian World Airways, and ended up as EC-JFR with Air Pullmantur before its final withdrawal.
Very few Boeing 747SP have survived in Europe (if any further?) This former Corse Air machine can be found at the C2FPA (Centre Français de Formation des Pompiers d'Aéroport) or Fireman Traning Center at the airfield of Chateauroux
This Japanese 737 ended its life at the C2FPA (Centre Français de Formation des Pompiers d'Aéroport) or Fireman Traning Center. It can be approached while following the dirt road next to the entrance of C2FPA on the East side of the airfield