Aaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 7891 posts, RR: 27 Posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3856 times:
Clearly with many recent -381ER deliveries NH is gradually replacing their 744 fleet. I'm curious whether anyone has some idea as to the schedule of fleet replacement.
It appears two of their longhaul birds delivered in the last ten years have already left the fleet. I was looking through the July issue of AIRLINE magazine (a fantastic monthly publication here in Japan) and noticed that their non-744D registration list was missing the aforementioned 1998/99 deliveries.
Per the magazine, the current 10-strong 747-481 fleet is as follows:
Further does anyone know the specific seat configurations correspond with each tail number?? Current configurations include 4-class (F, new club ANA, premium Y, Y) w/287 seats, 4-class w/323 seats and 3-class (F, old club ANA, Y) w/338 seats.
Also what is going to happen to all the -481Ds now that Itami airport has banned four engine aircraft?
[Edited 2006-08-12 04:43:03]
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Brendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 2): Why has Itami Airport banned four-engined aircraft? Too much noise?
Yes, it's because of noise.
Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 2): I thought 747 Domestics were an absolute necessity to be able to haul all those people...
Remember, (some of?) ANAs' 773As carry around 550+ pax in an all economy config, not that far away from the capacity of the 744D.
IIRC, the problem in Japan has been the ability to add more flights on a route due to capacity/runway limitations at the different airports.
JumboForever From France, joined Jul 2005, 199 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3054 times:
Quoting Brendows (Reply 3): Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 2):
Why has Itami Airport banned four-engined aircraft? Too much noise?
Yes, it's because of noise.
Well noise is part of it, but not the only reason. The ban on Jumbo at ITM was also decided to boost domestic traffic at KIX which is loosing money every years.
To go back on the subject, I'm sure that JA403A, JA404A and JA405A are configured in the old 3 class 338 seats. I used to fly on them before the new C and F products were introduced on CDG-NRT.
On a side note, JA401A and JA402A are -481D converted from normal -481.
JA8962 was the Pokemon jet in 4-class w/323 seats last time I flew it in May, but it lost its pokemon livery during maitenance few days after the flight according to one NH's FA. I don't know if configuration has been changed or not at the same time.