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Question About The 747-400  
User currently offlineJack09 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

What's the difference between a:
747-400
747-436
747-438
747-4B5
and how do you see the difference between them?

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User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

This is was the airlines call their planes depending on the way that they configure them. Am I right?

Rgds,

B744


User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1926 times:

I thought the 2 numbers in the end of the series was the airline code or something like that. Like say for example 22 is X airline then it would be like 757-222, 767-322, etc. I dont know if I am right but I think I am correct. You can correct me if I am wrong.

User currently offlineTailscraper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Adam is correct. For BA, the Boeing codes are -36. So we have the 767-336, 747-436 etc. For South African, it is -44, and so on.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

In the cases of -436, -438 and 4B5, the 36, 38 and B5 are Boeing codes designating the customer for whom the plane was originally built. These designations remain with the planes for their entire lifespan, even if they are sold to other airlines. As such, they are all 747-400s and there is no difference to them save, perhaps, livery and engines. Some examples - UAL is 22, American is 23, Eastern was 25, Japan Airlines is 46.

Note, though, that since the designation is for the life of the plane, a given airline may easily have 747-400s (or any other Boeing type) with individuals bearing a variety of codes due to mergers, used purchases and so on.

There is a listing of the famous Boeing airlines codes somewhere on the Internet. Perhaps one of our friends could remind us all.

 
Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

What is the code TO cause I have seen 737-3TO

User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

T0 is the Boeing customer code for Texas Air Corp.

There was a fairly comprehensive list published on this forum a few months back. You should be able to find it using the search function.

B744


User currently offlineDexter From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 261 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

Yeah the link is:
http://www.geocities.com/TheTropics/1342/airinfo.html


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