Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9600 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5487 times:
This might be of interest to some of you as former topics have shown.
The following widebody aircraft from United Airlines are for sale via Boeing now:
744s: N185UA, N186UA, N188UA, N189UA, N191UA (built 1992/93)
777s: N766UA, N205UA, N207UA, N208UA (built 1995 resp. 1999)
SQ25J From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4757 times:
I have read the Corsair is in process of acquiring a fex ex-UA 744's, does anyone know if deal fell through? If these 5 were just put on market I am not sure if this leaves any remaining parked UA 744's for Corsair? I know 2 were sold last year to UAE/Dubai Amiri, and a handul were returned to service.
Also surprised this are being sold by Boeing. Thought most UA 744's were owned by UA or leasing company.
Anyone know status of Boeing plan to convert a 744 to a parts transporter for 7e7 ala Airbus Supper Guppy?
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9600 posts, RR: 10 Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4626 times:
The aircraft are not sold BY Boeing, they are advertised there as being offered by other sources.
Boeing itself has only two used 744s for sale. And these are on offer for quite some time already. One Combi ex-Malaysia (I wonder where the second one has been sold to recently), one ex-Air China (parked since more than 2 1/2 years!). The number of available secondhand-744s has been drastically reduced over the last months, the list was much longer in January.
Also the 777 on order for Lauda Air has disappeared from the list.
Darrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4611 times:
Not sure on this one, but the 747-100/200 were easy to convert to freighters because the upper decks were already smaller. Will cargo companies pay to have the decks reduced to frieghter size or will they fly with all that wasted weight?? I scanned through the 747-400F pics and did not find one with an extended upper deck. Eventually many of the pax 744s will have to turn into freighters.
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4141 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3796 times:
I scanned through the 747-400F pics and did not find one with an extended upper deck. Eventually many of the pax 744s will have to turn into freighters.
KLM used to fly with converted 747-300 (designated as 747-300SF) with the same extended upper deck as they had when they were pax aircraft. However the payload is less due to the longer upper deck. Therefore I reckon that converted -400s will also have the extended upper deck.
Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 13 Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3010 times:
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I am gonna hate to see those 777's go bye bye. :-( I think this puts AA at the top with their 777 fleet. I know that UA still has one brand new(?) 777 in storage... UA currently has 55 and AA with 49 55-4=51 ok WE ARE STILL ON TOP or at least I think.
I can see the 744's going to freight or some newer EU carriers.
Tbear815 From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 704 posts, RR: 5 Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2908 times:
Just a thought - why doesn't UA take the 777's, paint them in TED colors, and give WN a run for their money. Transcons out of secondary airports? Even if the seating is preposterous, I would prefer a UA product anyday over a WN 737. Just OMI............
Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 13 Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2847 times:
What a great idea. I have a feeling that UA won't take that big of a chance. Now that I think of it isn't all of Vairg's 777 fleet old BA a/c? Airlines like this would probably love a/c like these that are kept in great condition.
"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
25 BritPilot777: Wont be to expensive in 50 years when teh £/$ rate is 1/50million
26 Copaair737: I would think that maybe TG would buy one or two 744 to start new US routes, or they may just use their A345s for that. -Copa
27 ConcordeBoy: Also the 777 on order for Lauda Air has disappeared from the list. Order converted into 737s What are the chances that maybe Delta will pick up the se