Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 12 Posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1944 times:
Ok, Puget Sound spotters and trackers, help me out here. As of 7PM last night, there is a China Southern 747-200 (or even 100, only three upper deck windows) sitting at Boeing field w/ winglets. I was driving on I-5, so couldn't really do to much rubber necking, but does anybody know what's up? Or is senility setting in and I can't tell a 400 from a 200 anymore?
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GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1479 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1938 times:
That would be a B747-400F. That aircraft has the short top like the
B747-200 and probably only has 3 windows because it is a Freighter
hence, not a lot of need for extra seats up top. There are in fact 10
windows, but the other 7 have plugs on them....
QatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1913 times:
Also Aviation Partners and Boeing have been developing winglets such as those on the 737-800 for retrofit in B737 Classics and B747-100/-200/-300/-400 so this could be one of the test aircraft although It will most likely be a freighter aircraft as Garudarod said.
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1479 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1907 times:
Glad to help. I believe that China Southern has 3 B744F on order to
operate Shenzen-ORD, Guangzhou-LAX and a point in Europe.
I know at one time they were leasing from Atlas Air, but they decided
they could operate the aircraft in house. I wouldnt be surprised to
see their B744F show up at HKG as well.