I Thought It Was The B747-400LR?
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31 Posted Wed Jun 13 2001 18:21:27 UTC (14 years 8 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
Not the most important of topics, but i just wanted to sort this one out. If you are not going to give a proper answer, don't bother replying. I don't want to hear it.
When Boeing announced that they were ditching the 747X project in favour of an enhanced B744, i assumed it was called the B747-400LR, as i had seen in articles.
But, most people on this forum refer to it as the B747-400ER, is this its official name?
Personally i thought it was the LR, can anyone sort this out once and for all.
Boeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted
Wed Jun 13 2001 21:22:00 UTC (14 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2026 times:
According to Boeing's web site, the "enhanced" 744's that Quantas bought are referred to as the "Longer Range 747-400". To be honest, I don't know if Boeing has officially given this aircraft an ER or LR designation. They are just referring to it as the "Longer Range 744".
Check out Boeing's site under commercial, then 747, then new 747 family. The "New 747 Family" to click on is just above the column of 747's.
Hope this helps!!
United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9468 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted
Thu Jun 14 2001 04:07:07 UTC (14 years 8 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
I am a bit confused too. Indeed, Boeing has given the name as B 747-400ER. However, they also said it is a 'Longer Range' B 747-400.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 31
Reply 3, posted
Fri Jun 15 2001 12:35:48 UTC (14 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1989 times:
I heard it was the B747-400"Long Reach"
Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted
Fri Jun 15 2001 14:19:50 UTC (14 years 8 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
Our local newspapers reported Qantas buying the new Longer Range B747-400. It qoutes Boeing saying "B747-400LR"
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5513 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted
Fri Jun 15 2001 14:29:45 UTC (14 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1975 times:
Boeing orders page states it as Qantas have ordered 6 747-400ER.
LongReach is the name of Qantas current 400's.