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I Thought It Was The B747-400LR?  
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Hey all.

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.


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User currently offlineBoeing nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1664 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!!


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9222 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1644 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.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

I heard it was the B747-400"Long Reach"

Confusing  Confused


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1618 times:

Our local newspapers reported Qantas buying the new Longer Range B747-400. It qoutes Boeing saying "B747-400LR"


Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5385 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1613 times:

Boeing orders page states it as Qantas have ordered 6 747-400ER.
LongReach is the name of Qantas current 400's.


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