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The Last 747-400  
User currently offlineApollo13 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9259 times:

Hello, does anyone have any information as to when the last 747 will be built. Is it with the 5 orders of 747 400F's by cathay Pacific?

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User currently offlineSteph001 From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 315 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 9243 times:

AFAIK the 747-400 line isn't closed Wink

User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 8987 times:

There's another thread, Cathay Reserves Last 5 -400F Slots. (by CCA May 27 2006 in Civil Aviation), that is discussing that CX took the last 5 slots.


"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2956 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8471 times:

Similar to the A300 situation, the last pax 744 will probably be the China Airlines airframe delivered last year. The rest of the way will likely be 744Fs.
Last 744 should be late 2009 when the 748F deliveries commence.


User currently offlineBestpilot From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8112 times:

Alright, so we'll likely see the 744 around for the next fifteen to twenty years at least. Sweet.

User currently offlineHighFlyer9790 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6059 times:

Quoting Carpethead (Reply 3):
Last 744 should be late 2009 when the 748F deliveries commence.

That is correct. last 747-400 is to be built on 2009 when production of the 747-8 begins.

Quoting Bestpilot (Reply 4):
Alright, so we'll likely see the 744 around for the next fifteen to twenty years at least. Sweet.

i hope so. to me, she'll always be the queen of the skies!


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User currently offlineDeputydawghere From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5987 times:

Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 5):
i hope so. to me, she'll always be the queen of the skies!

I agree with you bud.



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User currently offlineCun757 From Mexico, joined May 2004, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5915 times:

This beauty cant go away, if that happens aviation is going to change...


757 forever
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8568 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5728 times:
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Quoting Cun757 (Reply 7):
This beauty cant go away, if that happens aviation is going to change...

Aviation always changes .... and I am sure that there were people who said "This beauty can't go away" about the Constellation , the Caravelle .... and , of course , Concorde - but they did ... one day ( hopefully not for a long time ) so will the 744 .



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User currently offlineMav75 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 228 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3203 times:

I don't think anyone has anything to worry about. I'd bet that the majority of the 744's currently flying in pax configs would be able to continue to do so for another 15-20 years without breaking a sweat. After that time, they'd make excellent box haulers or startup aircraft for future LCC's. And in 2040, or whenever the last 744 should happen to disappear, there will still be plently of 748's still in the prime of their careers.

The 747 isn't going away anytime soon...if they ever do, I hope it won't be in my lifetime!


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12150 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 2):
There's another thread, Cathay Reserves Last 5 -400F Slots. (by CCA May 27 2006 in Civil Aviation), that is discussing that CX took the last 5 slots.

As of today, CX has not actually ordered these B-747-400Fs, yet. Do we know when or if they will order them, and will they be B747-400Fs or the B-747-400ERFs?

As far as I know, right now the last firm order for the B-747-400Fs are the 8 airplanes UPS ordered a few months ago.


User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4769 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2709 times:
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me thinks Cargolux's 2 744Fs they ordered this year are more recent than the UPS order.

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