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Death Kneel Of The 747X?  
User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

It has been reported here and several other places that FEDEX is close to signing a deal with Airbus for up to 10 A380 series aircraft. It has also been stated that JAL is looking into a light weight A380 model. IF Boeing loses these two customers, I find it hard to believe that they will continue with the 747X. What do you think?


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

I forgot to add that if the 747X is dropped, I would personally like to see the 763-246C aircraft that was leaked to the public 1-1 1/2 years ago come forward and be offered to airlines. This is all hypothetical, but within the next 6 months Boeing has to go one way or another.


"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1467 times:

The 747X is obviouslty not doing too well at all now, I think that if they lose those customers, it will be the end. Boeing will then have to figure out something else to fight the A3XX. I do think the 744s will stay in production for a few years more though.

User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

I believe that Boeing will eventually say good-by to the 747X, and come out with a new 787 in about ten years.

AA737-800


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7989 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

I think Boeing may drop the 747X idea altogether.

What Boeing may offer is upgrade programs with 777-style interiors, 777-style cockpits, and very likely de-rated versions of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 and Engine Alliance GP7200 series engines as mid-life upgrades.

This could result in a "final" version of the 747-400 Longer-Range that will likely have over 16,000 km. range, plus a more comfortable interior.

Boeing will now concentrate on turning the Blended-Wing Body concept into reality--a plane that will likely have bigger payoffs than the A380.


User currently offlineBoeing747-400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

Actually, I think Boeing is really sitting on their butts with the 747X, I think they may be working on some new designs, one was what CX747 mentioned, and they may be working on a 787, or something else. But the blended-wing thing is just a mention right now.

Have a nice day,

B744


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1393 times:

Boeing747-400:


Boeing has said clearly that the B 747 series will continue to be in production for at least 30 years more. I do have a feeling that there will be a few orders this year.

Don't forget, UAL hasn't placed any order of the B 747X Stretch yet. Do expect a number of orders to come!

The B 747-400 will definitely be around for many years to come!

 


Best Regards:
Des


User currently offlineAerotech From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 259 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

I don't know about JAL, but FedEx never really (OK, maybe 4, 10 years ago) used the 747 anyway.

User currently offlineGobind From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Nothing sounds (and looks) as nice as the 747-400. Be it 787 or A380. 747s just have their own charm and believe me, they are here to stay no matter what Boeing competitors "try" to come up with.

Cheers!

-Gobind.


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

THe 747X will be here, just now in the near future

Airlines like the prestigous and sexy Singapore AIrlines, will want to phase out their 10+ year old Boeing 747-400s. The 747Xs are better, bigger and look nicer especially those wingtips. Ohhh!



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10654 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Everybody afraid of a possible end of the B747X program should be aware that there´s a huge gap in size between a B777/A340 and the A380 that needs to be filled.
The B747 will stay around for long years to come. Remember that the bulk of the current 747-400 fleets are still too new to need replacement before the end of this decade. Airlines are in no haste here. The most of the major orders for the A380 and even more so of the 777 have been done.
The 747X is next in line for orders. I have no doubt. JAL is an airline that will need both, the A380 and the next-generation 747.


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