PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4233 posts, RR: 88
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3327 times:
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Quoting Keesje (Reply 1): Unidentified 747 are probably All Nippon Cargo
Nippon Cargo have 3 undelivered 744Fs on order. FI recently reported that they have ordered 4 more and are likely to order more to replace their "classic" fleet shortly. A GE press release seems to support this with the following;
EVENDALE, OHIO-September 1, 2005 - Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has selected GE CF6-80C2 engines to power four Boeing 747-400F aircraft. The engine deal is valued at more than $150 million. Aircraft delivery will begin in 2007.
So it may well be that the 6 UFO 744s listed are in fact the 6 for Jade. 3 via a German bank and 3 direct purchase. Next week we should know as Boeing will list the model with their monthly update. It would appear that NCA have more to book.