Operator - Judea International
Aircraft - B747-400M (4X-COA)
- Delivered to Judea International 24/2/1996
- Stored at TLV Due to COVID-19 Restrictions - 12/04/2020
- Returned to limited service to haul medical supplies
Judea International's fleet holds only 2 747-400s out of an original 16, 4 of which where combis, the other 747s were retired prior 2020 by new 777s and 787s however the airline decided to keep two of them being the combis, they kept these jumbos because of their versatility of carrying both passengers and bulk freight on the main deck. However the 747 legacy isn't quite over yet, there are rumours going around that the airline has 2 747-8s being built at Everett.
There has only been one notable incident with a Judea International 747-400 when 4X-IWG was involved in a runway overrun at BKK in 2008 when the pilots landed in conditions unsuitable for the 747, the right main gears dug into the dirt, destroying the number 4 engine and leaving the number 3 engine with extensive damage, the 747 was repaired at Bangkok and flown back to TLV in 2012 4X-IWG was ferried to DGX and subsequently scrapped.