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I Thought It Was The B747-400LR?  
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2157 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 (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2124 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, 9502 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2104 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: 32
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

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

Confusing  Confused


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2078 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, 5549 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2073 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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