Ake From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1020 times:
How can you differenciate B747-400 versions?. I mean, how can you see the differences between 747-412 and 747-456, for example? Maybe it´s relacionated with the number of seats? Please, report me all details about it as you can. Thanks you!
GiantJets From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 943 times:
Boeing assigns each customer a designation number, or number/letter. British Airways, for example, is '36', therefore the Series 100s, -200s, -400s of British Airways are designated 747-136, -236, -436 respectively, whilest Eva Air's designation is '5E', therefore its Series 400s are 747-45E.
A40-TY From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 143 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 917 times:
It's impossible to differentiate between 747-400 models (unless their a 747D or 747-400F). Externally a 747-412 would look identical to a 747-4H6 or 747-422, the only difference being the internal cabin configuration relevant to the particular operator.
The only way to tell say a 747-412 and a 747-436 apart would be that the 747-436 (British Airways) would be Rolls Royce powered. But then Cathay Pacific and Qantas also operate Rolls Royce powered 747-400's. The only way to definitively recognise different 747-400 versions/configurations is to learn all the 747-400 customer designator codes, such as:
747-4H6 - Malaysian Airlines
747-467 - Cathay Pacific
747-412 - Singapore Airlines
747-451 - Northwest Airlines, and so on....
Singapore 777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 1006 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 881 times:
If I am not mistaken (kindly correct me if I am), Airbus does not have specific customer codes. An A340-313X would apply to EVERY SINGLE A340-300E flying regardless of the airline. The only difference in the coding for Airbus could be slight modifications they made to the design or some structural change to strenghthen certain areas and hence the A340-313 and 313X - X being the 275t model if I am not wrong. This is probably the same for the A320-231/232 and A330-323/341/342 and 343X.
United747-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 91 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 837 times:
I recently discussed a topic similar to this one. It lists many of the airlines' model numbers. Search for it by using my Screen Name (United747-200), if you want! Someone told me that the designation numbers apply to ALL aircraft in the fleet, ie, 737-312, 727-122...
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6203 posts, RR: 43 Reply 13, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 827 times:
You won't find the codes on the Boeing Home Page. For some reason, they consider it propietary information. Haven't seen the site Rookie recommended yet, but it's worth a shot. Or if that isn't satisfacory, E-Mail me and I'll send what I've got. (it's pretty up to date and has some that may not show). I'll check the site though.
What is it with all the "is there a possibilty airline X will.." threads? The answer it'll is possible.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3191 posts, RR: 4 Reply 15, posted (11 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 820 times:
Those Boeing code numbers apply only to those planes originally delivered to the respective customer. As such, it is possible for an airline to have, say, 737-200s or 727-200s with different codes because they were purchased or leased from different sources. For example, BWIA's 737-800s are 8Q8's, the Q8 referring to ILFC who had directly ordered the planes from Boeing and not to BWIA (I do not recall its code but I believe it to be 73).
3 B747-400's have GE engines, 2 were MH and hence are B747-4H6's and the other was Asiana (I think - somebody can joggle my memory and tell if I'm wrong), and hence there is also 1 B747-48E. These 3 B747-400's were ordered by the other airlines and when they cancelled, QF picked them up but they retain the designation that were given them when they started being constructed.
B737-476, -376 - the -76 refers to Australian Airlines, which merged with Qantas in the early 90's with Australian de-regulation.
QF also operates 7 ex-BA (leased) B767-336ER's - since BA is -36 as someone has already posted (correctly).
so, it's CX B747-467's, B777-267's and B777-367's.