Uafedexflyboy From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 33 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 10962 times:
JAL is the largest operator of the 747. They have 111, combined passenger and freighter versions, with the 112th and 113th being assembled at Boeing right now. The 112th being a freighter and the 113th being a passenger.
This information was provided by Boeing when on the factory tour. I saw the two newer ones on the assembly line myself. It was sweet!!
Planekrazy777 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 57 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 10369 times:
I believe cargo lux has 16 400 f's with another due in th fall korean cargo around 13-14 400 f's I think the 747 is the ultimate freighter, it sure can swallow alot of freight, and everywheer it goes someone whants to snap a photo.
Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 928 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7482 times:
I seriously doubt that BA will be shrinking the size of their 744 fleet anytime soon. I know that there has been occasional talk of overcapacity, but LHR is still quite busy and operating larger aircraft on some routes will be a necessity (whether it be the 744 or 380).
I think more evidence that BA is holding on to their 744s for some time is the failed deal with Cathay. Cathay is currently buying PW powered 744s from SQ, but they had been working out an agreement with BA for something like 10-15 RR powered 744s for commonality with their fleet. Anyway, the deal fell through because BA reportedly did not want to sell as many 744s as CX wanted. (I am not completely familiar with the details of the deal, and I welcome other comments) So, I would say that is pretty good evidence that they plan to keep them around for a while. If not, why not sell them when you have an interested buyer?
25 United Airline: UA is getting rid of SOME B 747-400s because they do not need the capacity for now. They are not getting rid of the entire fleet. Should they need rep
26 Burnsie28: I know that its SOME 744's. And getting out of chapter 11 is looking slim. Anyway, a little off topic, here is the list according to all 747's in flee