" PARIS (Reuters) - Air France KLM (AIRF.PA: Quote, Profile, Research) is set to order seven Boeing 777 freight carriers in a contract with Boeing Co. (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research) worth about $1.5 billion, French newspaper La Tribune reported in a pre-released Friday edition.
The new planes would replace part of Europe's biggest airline's Boeing 747 fleet from the end of 2008, the paper said, citing trade union sources. "
KL808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 9523 times:
Quoting MauriceB (Reply 9): if got the feeling 2 will go to KLM..... Don't know why through lol
I doubt. It would be great, but it aint happening. Because in my opinion, if they wanted an aircraft in that size in Freighter version they would have converted some or added more MD-11's to their fleet.
FlySSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7353 posts, RR: 58 Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 9249 times:
Quoting SNATH (Reply 16): Doesn't AF also operate new-ish B747-400ERFs?
AF was one of the very first customer for the B744ERF. The first a/c was delivered to AF in Oct.2002.
AF operates now 4 of them (F-GIUA/B/C/D).
AF has announced few months ago its intention to retire the entire fleet of B742F before 2009 and to replace them by additional B744F (some of them converted from Pax to all Cargo) and some new B772LRF.
This order is placed by AFKL, because it's now the official name of the airline, and ALL the future orders of a/c will be placed under the name of AFKL but I believe this B777LRF will be operated by AF from CDG.
BlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1893 posts, RR: 1 Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 9053 times:
I wouldn't be surprised if some airlines wait to see what happens with the 747ADV. As I know the 747ADV-F was highly thought of by a number of airlines. (the F-ADV comes with an even bigger plug than the proposed pax -ADV.)