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User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 759 times:

Hi, I was wondering what the difference between a 747-400, 422, 438 ect.? What do those last two numbers mean?

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User currently offlineChiawei From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 942 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 724 times:



Early Air wrote:
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Hi, I was wondering what the difference between a 747-400, 422, 438 ect.? What do those last two numbers mean?<

the last two digit is customer code that boeing used to identify the orginal customer for the aircraft.

ex- -438 means its a 747-400 ordered by Qantas.



User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 720 times:

The last two numbers or letters are airline codes. Like AA's 757s are 757-223, 23 is the code for AA. UAL owns 747-422s, 22 is UA. And so on...

User currently offlineZsx81 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 718 times:

Boeing assigns two digit number to every airline that come right after the series. For example British Airways was assigned #36, so all the 747s are 747-136, -236, -336, or-436 and 757-236. You get the point.
Ali


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 710 times:

In addition, when the aircraft changes owners, the designation stays the same. A 744 built as a -422 will always be a -422, no matter who owns it.

User currently offlineKrisair747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 684 times:

You obviously don't know your engines since you cried earlier about Continental flying 757's over to Europe.
CO's 757's use the Rolls Royce engines, and can fly for over 9hours. I guess you won't fly from sfo-ewr on 757's either. A Newark-Birmingham England flight is 6hours 20min, and a Newark-San francisco flight is 6 hours 10 min. So what is the difference?



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User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 676 times:

Flyf15

Actually, there's a few exceptions. I remember a 747 ordered by Braniff and never delivered. The aircraft was buildt under the -27 Braniff Boeing code but was later delivered to another airline and converted to another Boeing's customer code.



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