SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15 Posted (11 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6553 times:
Hi all, I was under the impression that only -300 and -400 variants of the 747 had the larger upper deck door that is (although above) between Doors 1 and 2 and swings up (like on the wing exits of the 737 NG). However, I recently came across a picture of a KLM 742 SUD that had the larger upper deck door.
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 6061 times:
A few 747-200s were reconfigured to have the same upper deck as the 300. KLM and UTA did the conversion to a few of their airplanes. Initially, the 747-300 was going to be called 747-200SUD... but Boeing changed the designation to 300. Swissair was the first customer for the 300... No USA air carriers operated 747-300s...
There are not many differences between a 200 and a 300 (there are differences which came from different options offered by Boeing, but were available to any 200 or 300 when ordered).
Therefore, the 747-206SUD has the same upper deck doors as a 747-306.
Hoping this does it for you...
Gordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2191 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5974 times:
I think Japan Air Lines also ordered some 747-100's with the SUD, or maybe they could have been converted later - but either way they operated them. I believe also that these particular aircraft were SR (domestic) versions.
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Jamesjoyce From Belgium, joined May 2004, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 months ago) and read 5412 times:
Actually, AmericaWest operated 747-300s. Don't know if they still do.
I beg to differ on the difference between the 200 and 300 as well because the engine-pylons, the engine-gondolas and the engines themselves differ quite greatly providing improved fuel-consumption and a superior range of the 300 over the 200. They also are less noisy, but what's in a name.
JETSTAR From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1665 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5131 times:
I thought it was to good to be true that Skipper was back on the board. What confuses me is that it shows on his post that he joined in Oct. 2004, so I assumed that he signed up again using his old username. But when I click on his name it shows name not registered.
Its to bad because he probably had the most knowledge of 747's than anyone else on Airliners.net