aerokiwi
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When Will Thai Replace Its B747-300s?

Sun Aug 25, 2002 11:34 am

With the news of an impending order for about 13 Airbus aircraft and 3 Boeings (Justplanes.com), I was just curious if anyone had any idea about when the 743s will be replaced.

Has there been an anouncement? Anyone?

 
magicalchaz
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RE: When Will Thai Replace Its B747-300s?

Sun Aug 25, 2002 1:04 pm

Thai is planning to replace two of its 747-300 by the year 2005 as I have read from the national newspaper.
 
United Airline
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RE: When Will Thai Replace Its B747-300s?

Sun Aug 25, 2002 1:16 pm

Quite a long way to go......... Around 2005-2006
 
ZK-NBT
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RE: When Will Thai Replace Its B747-300s?

Sun Aug 25, 2002 1:18 pm

I believe they plan to get 3 744ER's along with 13 Airbus aircraft. I like seeing the 743's aswell as the 744's in AKL just for a change a classic is nice!
 
United Airline
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RE: When Will Thai Replace Its B747-300s?

Sun Aug 25, 2002 2:26 pm

I believe they plan to get 3 744ER's along with 13 Airbus aircraft.

Correct. But why the B 747-400ER? Why not the QLR?
 
na
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RE: When Will Thai Replace Its B747-300s?

Sun Aug 25, 2002 8:06 pm

I don´t know when the 3 744ERs will be delivered to Thai, but they could get them quite soon if they wish. If they would wait for the "Q" it´ll take some time, apparantly not before 2005 as it looks like now. Boeing is in talks with RR for a new Trent 600 engine for the proposed new 744 derivative. This engine, superior to the improved GE-propulsion planned so far won´t be available before 2005. But I guess this new engine would attract more customers, because its a total new construction meeting the strictest future noise regulations.
 
United Airline
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RE: When Will Thai Replace Its B747-300s?

Sun Aug 25, 2002 8:13 pm

Na,

What about P&W?

-Desmond

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