QANTASpower
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Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Wed Nov 06, 2002 11:57 am

Does anybody know when the next one is due to go into service.

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tsentsan
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Wed Nov 06, 2002 12:03 pm

The first one isnt in service yet.
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Wed Nov 06, 2002 12:23 pm

I think maybe N747ER is in the paint booth up at PAE, I haven't seen it at BFI for about 2 weeks.
 
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Wed Nov 06, 2002 12:52 pm

From what I understand the 2nd one delivered is actually the test 744ER and was the first built. As such it was to be delivered very soon after the first.
 
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Wed Nov 06, 2002 3:10 pm

QantasPower...

VH-OEF #2 was delivered a few weeks back and currently now in Avalon.
VH-OEE #1 is still... somewhere out there...

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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Wed Nov 06, 2002 4:53 pm

Tsentsan,

According to QANTAS to first ER was accepted on 30 Oct.
 
thadocta
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Wed Nov 06, 2002 11:12 pm

Aardvark, no this is the second one - the first one is staill at Boeing.

(Confusing when they build one and keep it for a while, and deliver the second before the first, I know, but life is SO tough! Big grin )

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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Thu Nov 07, 2002 1:32 pm

Apparently the second 744ER is due 26th November into Sydney.
 
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Thu Nov 07, 2002 3:13 pm

I don't understand how Qantas 744ERs can have GE B1F engines since these powerplants don't have the capacity and power to handle the increased MTOW and range requirements. Does anybody have an explanation for this? Thanks.
 
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Thu Nov 07, 2002 3:20 pm

The Qantas Boeing 747-438ER is fitted with CF6-80C2-B5F engines rated at 62,100lbs thrust, a 5% increase over the existing GE powered fleet.

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BOEING747400
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Thu Nov 07, 2002 11:30 pm

AJ:

Bill Harm's site and www.jetairliners.com both claim that Qantas 744ER has GE B1F (not GE B5F) engines so your statement is incorrect. If you believe that you're correct, then why not try to go to both sites and try to right them from wrong?

Alain Mengus:

Who's correct about the Qantas 744ER engines?

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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Fri Nov 08, 2002 3:45 am

umm, our company documents indicate that I'm correct.
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Fri Nov 08, 2002 6:20 pm

AJ:

Congrats to Qantas for selecting GE B5F engines as these are my favorite powerplants for the 744 in general.

I may be interested in flying Qantas 744ER some day but probably not because that aircraft will not perform service between BKK and SYD anyway. I think they only fly it between SYD and LAX because that's an extremely long distance flight (8,000 miles +). So my hope is for Thai Airways to order the 744ER so that I can try it some day soon.
 
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Fri Nov 08, 2002 6:31 pm

So is VH-OEF in service yet?

It will be doing MEL and SYD-LAX!
 
tsentsan
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Fri Nov 08, 2002 7:48 pm

OEF was flown to SYD today, landed SYD around 12ish.. think it'll op the first SYD-LAX flight soon... think if I'm not mistaken tomorrow 9/11...
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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Fri Nov 08, 2002 10:16 pm

VH-OEF operated QF11 SYD-LAX Friday 8th Nov 02 as it's first revenue flight. I believe it was then due to operate to MEL from LAX on the evening of the 8th, however this may have been changed to operated back to SYD instead as the QF12 8th Nov 02, arriving SYD SUN 10th Nov 02. I think a lot of Melbourne spotters will be disappointed if this is true.

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RE: Delivery Date Of 2nd QF744ER

Sat Nov 09, 2002 7:29 am

Cool now I hope it will do a SYD-AKL flight 1 day soon so I can catch it, probably won't though so I will have to wait until AKL-DFW starts if it ever starts, I heard that it is still on.

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