RyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
So I was just noticing on it's return flight to SEA, the equipment code was listed as a B373. Is this going to be a new equipment code in the FAA tables? Currently no such code exists as shown at http://www.faa.gov/atpubs/CNT/5-2-B.htm
BHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2628 times:
Anybody know if this or any of the other conversions has been through BHM? I've seen one or more (don't know if they were the same) all white 737s fly in and out here lately and was wondering if they were AS birds. Unfortunately I haven't been close enough to get the reg on any of them.
Twice I've seen them parked from a distance at the old cargo area. Of course this probably means that they're not from AS as you'd expect them to park at PEMCO.
The B734SF is a Boeing modification designation that was retired. Those airplane modifications would have been engineered by Boeing, but the touch labor may have been done elsewhere. I don't think Boeing engineers worked on Alaska's 734 Freighter mod.
Tod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1721 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 11): Those airplane modifications would have been engineered by Boeing, but the touch labor may have been done elsewhere.
I don't think that Boeing owns the SF suffix. Atlas and a couple of other operators have 747 converted to freighter configuration by Flight Structures using it's own engineering and STC. These planes were re-identifed as SF.