This marks a fast downsizing of 747 Classic freighters in its fleet, 2 now remaining according to my record (B-HVX and -HVZ, which are much younger than the retired 742Fs).
Is it true that additionally to the 742Fs three 744BCFs will be parked temporarily, two from CX, one from Dragonair? if so, which frames and when?
SInGAPORE_AIR From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13732 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1999 times:
Quote: The financial crisis is having a particularly severe impact on the Group’s airfreight business and in light of this two CX Boeing 747-400BCF freighters and one KA BCF will be parked at Victorville, California, for a year with effect from January 2009.
Yes, this was confirmed publicly last month by Cathay Pacific.
Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4409 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
sl OT but CIs cargo results show a 30% drop in cargo revenue and 28% FRTK for Nov 08 vs 07, though for 11 months 08 they are only down 11% revenue and <1% FRTK compared to 07. It will only get uglier for all the Asian cargo carriers this year. Exports from Taiwan were down over 60% last month. 2 of CIs oldest 744s which were sold to a US bank and converted to BDSFs last year are customerless so far. How many 747-8F customers may be asking for delays in delivery with the ways things are going?
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10171 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1765 times:
Quoting CX flyboy (Reply 4): As far as I know, B-HMD is still flying, and also you missed B-HIH which is also still active.
B-HMD was flown to Victorville today (source: skyliners)
I forgot B-HIH though.
Quoting Trex8 (Reply 5): How many 747-8F customers may be asking for delays in delivery with the ways things are going?
The 748F is two years away from now, much likely things are getting at least a bit better than now. Currently everybody is standing on full brakes, something that cant be done very long as you prevent driving by it. Cargolux has just sold four 744Fs while expecting their first 748F.
Question is, how many operators would like to defer their 777F order, which is short of introduction?