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UPS And The 747-800  
User currently offlinePbottenb From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 431 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4106 times:

A friend of mine is a pilot at UPS. He says that he thinks that UPS will never take delivery of their A380's and that they will eventually buy the 747 800 (or 747 400 - Im not sure) because they will be able to use the engines from their ETOPS 767's after they are too old to be ETOPS certified. He claims that it will save UPS a lot of money.

My question - is this even possible or is he full of it??

Cheers

PB

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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

Just wait until someone on here or OOPS management release something


Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineBoeingBus From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1596 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

Quoting Pbottenb (Thread starter):
My question - is this even possible or is he full of it??

most likely full of it.... UPS is bound contractually to buy Airbus planes. They are better off with the A380F than more of the A300F.

Either way, UPS will be getting more Airbus jets in their fleet.



Airbus or Boeing - it's all good to me!
User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2434 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4088 times:

My only question is whether they will convert their order for the 744F to the 748F now that it's launched.

[Edited 2005-11-16 01:30:03]

User currently offlineDa man From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

Quoting Pbottenb (Thread starter):
because they will be able to use the engines from their ETOPS 767's after they are too old to be ETOPS certified.

That would mean 747-400F because CF6s are only available on the -400F, not the -800F.



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