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4th Boeing B744 LCF  
User currently offlineQF744ER From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 302 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Sorry if this has already been reported.

9M-MPA has been sold to Boeing to become a LCF departed KUL on 20th March to TPE as MH5404.

Somebody on this forum mentioned recently that this aircraft had the new interior installed recently and IFE?

With the 2 ex CI birds and the ex Air China B744, according to my count -MPA will become the 4th Boeing LCF.

I guess this ends speculation that -MPA was being converted to a freighter for MH.

Tom/PER

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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5728 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Well Boeing said on Monday that they will be addinga 4th LCF to the fleet. The word I got from someone closely connected to the 787 program is that Boeing plans to add two more LCFs to the fleet for a total of 6. Sounds like a major increase in 787 production is under consideration.


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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6483 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 1):
The word I got from someone closely connected to the 787 program is that Boeing plans to add two more LCFs to the fleet for a total of 6. Sounds like a major increase in 787 production is under consideration.

Yes, but I bet regardless of the 787 production levels, Y1 will be another area of utilization.



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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5728 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2081 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 2):
Yes, but I bet regardless of the 787 production levels, Y1 will be another area of utilization.

Well that's all going to depend on where Y1 get's built and if they would subcontract out as much work on Y1 as they did on the 787.

If Boeing decides to build all of Y1 at one facility say Renton, including the full fuselage and wing production, there ma not be any need to foy in large parts a la LCF.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12128 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 1):
Well Boeing said on Monday that they will be addinga 4th LCF to the fleet. The word I got from someone closely connected to the 787 program is that Boeing plans to add two more LCFs to the fleet for a total of 6.

This is the first time I heard Boeing planning 6 B-747-400LCFs.


User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5728 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Well 4 for certain but I got info that they plan to add two more. I won't be surprised if this news is made official along with the production output increase at the 787 Air Show in Paris.


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User currently offlineWoosie From United States of America, joined May 2006, 115 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1822 times:

It just makes sense, given that the LCF is intended to be the primary means of moving large sub-assemblies around the globe. Since every airplane needs maintenance, and unscheduled maintenance does occur - even in reliable designs - the need for a hot spare or two is required.

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