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Letters and Numbers after Aircraft Type  
User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

does anyone know why certain a/c types have numbers after them e.g(757-25F) does anyone know what that meens?

the captain has now dimmed the lights for take off this is a routine procedure for flights during the hours of darkness!
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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

They refer to a specific variant of the basic model (including freighter versions) and, in Boeing's case, also indicate the customer operator.

User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

There are different versions of certain aircraft such as the 737-200/300/400/500/600/700/800/900. The second number shows which version it is, for example: the 737-900 has the longest fuselage of the 737's and the 737-500 is the smallest. In some cases, letters are used with the numbers: 767-300ER, or without the numbers: 747SP or C-130J.
Hope this helps.

Try not to be jealous, we can't all be Czech.
User currently offlineVS74741R From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

The first number after the aircraft type shows which model of aircraft it is eg 757-200/757-300. The last 2 numbers are the customers numbers. Every customer has it's own number from a manufacturer, eg BAs customer number for Boeing is 36 so every Boeing aircraft they ordered them selves have 36 after them. eg 747-436, 757-236, 777-236 etc.

Somebody on here can proberbly give a better explanation.

Obviously a Virgin Atlantic fan!!!
User currently offlineA3xx900 From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

...and since there are also other manufacturers than Boeing:
Airbus does not differ between airlines; There's for example the Basic model A319-100; And the two different variants -11X and -13X, for the CFM and IAE engine versions. The third number (which I named X) shows different variants of each model I believe.

Why is 10 afraid of 7? Because 7 8 9.
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3246 times:


Here's the best list I could find.

Happy Flying!!

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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17668 posts, RR: 65
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3242 times:

Gee I guess I need to plug myself shamelessly in this thread too Wink



[Edited 2005-03-06 00:51:16]

[Edited 2005-03-06 00:51:30]

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