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What Is Qantas B747-300 Replacement Aircraft?  
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5015 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4006 times:

I understand that Qantas has spent over 9.5 billion dollars replacing the aged B737-300s,B767-200s & B747-200, BUT,which aircraft is replacing the B747-300 when Qantas phase it out of the fleet?

B737-300 replaced by the B737-800
B767-200 replaced by the A330-200
B747-200 replaced by the A330-300
B747-300 replaced by the B747-400ER???

Any information would be great.


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User currently offlineDalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3969 times:

The QF 743s will remain in the fleet until 2006-2008 and are being extensively overhauled(major checks,avionics, eventual Skybeds and Y-class upgrade identical to 744s). I think the 744ER is a good chance to eventually replace them,if the 747 line is open in 2-3 year's time. Otherwise, I see it as a 773ER v 346 battle, that I would expect the 773ER to win.

Dale.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5015 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3942 times:

Thanks for the info. I knew that the aircraft would remain in the fleet for a while considering the money spent on the aircraft upgrade. Just curious on what would be the replacement when they are phased out of the fleet & I hope Qantas is in favor of the A340-500 or -600 & then again I wouldn't mind seeing the B777-200LR or -300ER in the Kangaroo colors!

Thanks once again.



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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3874 times:

i certainly hope they would have the sence to go with the 773ER over the 346


CanadianNorth



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

EK413 - if it follows the current Qantas trend, the 747-300s will be replaced by 747-400 (not the ER models) which have been themselves replaced by the A380s...

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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5015 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3721 times:

Would Qantas phase out the aged B744s ( some examples have been in the fleet since 1989 ) when they begin to take A380s as of 2006?


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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3689 times:

The 743's will go first, the oldest 744's will likely remain in the fleet until they are 22-23 years old so I think they will start replaceing them in 2011-2012, thats the 744's, I think the 743's will remain in the fleet until around 2009 and should be all retired by sometime in 2010. As for replacement it depends on the market at the time, I wouldn't be surprized if they got more 744's or firmed up some options on the A380.

User currently offlineAussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3641 times:

You will see the 743's being retired when a few a380's would have joined the fleet. The 743's at the moment are being configured with PTV's in Economy, I don't know about the spacebed - maybe not.

I envisage the 743's starting to be phased out in about 4 more years, with the first 744's to be phased out in about 2010. A380's and hopefully 777's to replace these (the only 777 forming committee airline yet to purchase the 777!!)


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3621 times:

The B747-338 is not getting the Skybed, it is being refurbished with Dreamtime Business Class seats.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10817 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

Please stop to write the 777 into every fleet in this world. Its as useless as the Queen in OZ. And it would make the aviation world boring.
With 744s, A380s, and two sizes of A330s QF doesn´t have a gap to fill.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Dreamtime Business Class???? Is that flat bed???

User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4577 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3271 times:

United - Dreamtime is the current flagship Business Class offering, which has been in the cabins since the late 1990s. It is not a flat bed. It is being replaced by the SkyBed, which is the new lie flat seat. More information can be found at http://www.qantas.com.au/info/flying/travelClasses/internationalBusiness

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