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juanchito
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Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:45 am

I was surfing in Boeing website and found in the orders and deliveries page that Korean Air have order 2 more 747. Here are my questions, why hasn't Boeing make an announcemente of the order? What version of the 747 is 747-400, 747-400ER, 747-400F or 747-400ERF?

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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:49 am

Personally I think that Korean has enough 747's I think that the 777 or/and the 7E7 would suit there needs.





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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:51 am

My first inclination would be to think they are 744Freighters. These are hot right now in Asia.

Anybody have any other info?
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RE: Countries Without Flagcarrier

Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:52 am

my guess is the 747ER freighters, they have one or some already and they are probably happy with them for the extra range they offer.
 
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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:55 am

I don't think KAL would need the 744ER, they don't fly long enough routes.. Same goes for the 744ERF. I would put my money on the 744F.
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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:12 am

2 additional B747-400ERFs.

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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:37 am


Well with the additional 747F's coming on board, I wonder how long before the MD11 goes away. Since the MD11's are already configured for freight, should be a hot product for UPS, FEDEX, or Gemini.
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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:46 am

KE also has eight 777s on order which Boeing has yet to announce
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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:51 am

Why is Boeing sitting on these orders?
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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:04 pm

It's common practice to not announce orders until all details/payments are confirmed.

You think Boeing's bad? Airbus has been known to "sit" on orders for years.
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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:13 pm

KE will not be receiving any more 744 pax versions as we currently have sufficient to meet requirements. Any new orders will be 777's, A330's, A380's and 7E7. Only 744 orders will be for 744ERF (I believe no 744F orders in this bunch).

Reason for the 744ERF freighter is to eliminate the required fuel stop at ANC on some flights and allow a heavier payload ICN-LAX.

MD-11's are scheduled to be phased out by 2005.

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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:18 pm

Thanks for the explanation, ConcordeBoy. Oddly enough, I was under the impression that, for Airbus anyway, it was the other way around: announcing orders as soon as an agreement had been reached to tentatively sign a letter of intent. As far as Boeing not announcing these, I got the impression from early posts that the orders were signed, sealed and finalized but, for some reason, weren't yet publicly announced.
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RE: Korean Air Orders 747

Fri Oct 10, 2003 1:51 am

This order was announced at the Airshow this year, that's why Boeing has not publically 're-announced' the finalizing of the contract.

An LOI for 777s is still pending finalization.

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