Tupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
The first number in the version designation of an Airbus jet represents the version of the jet.
The second number is the engine manufacturer code for the jet. Here are the engine codes and their respective manufacturers:
The third number represents the generation of the aircraft.
All in all, for example, an A330-202 would be a second-generation A330-200 with GE engines. In this case, the difference between an A340-311 and an A340-313 would be that the latter would be a newer model of the A340-300 than the former.
12, on the other hand is Boeing's code for Singapore Airlines. Therefore, a 747-412 would be a 747-400 that was built to Singapore Airlines's specifications.
Rizzibird From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 232 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
Sorry bout that, my mistake. It used to be B744 all the time but it apparently must have been changed. I check on the United Airlines and Frankfurt airport websites as well, UA states the evening flight to be on A340, FRA just gives a question mark. Anyhow, both of them say the afternoon flight is still B744. And in summer it will be 2 B744 again, one to FRA and one to MUC.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1806 times:
thanks for tupolev clearing it up.
at the moment lufthansa has two daily flights fra-lax-fra.
the morning departure (fra) is on 747-400, the afternoon departure is a-340.
it´s correct, that this is a "winter´s thing". last summer they used 747-400 on both flights.
and, like some of you already said, the second flight will switch to munich in summer it be operated again with a 744.
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