airxliban
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Air France 747 Classic Status

Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:58 am

What is the status of AF 747 Classics?

For instance what was this doing at ZRH?


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By the way this is a beautiful picture of an AF 773ER at YUL:


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FlySSC
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RE: Air France 747 Classic Status

Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:12 pm

All the B747-200 PAX are now retired, the last one, F-GCBJ, being phased out last June.

The 4 B747-300 inherited from UTA are still in service. They are based at Orly Airport and operate only to/from ORY to/from PTP & FDF.
They will be retired next year and replaced by the extra B773ER ordered earlier this year.

Work to reinforce the Rwys at ORY, for those B773ER, will start early next year and last 2 months.

The 4 B747-300 are :
F-GETA
F-GETB
F-BTDG
F-BTDH

The two last aircraft (DG/DH) were initially B747-200, modified into -300 in the late 80s as shown on this picture :

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F-BTDG "After" :
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airxliban
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RE: Air France 747 Classic Status

Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:03 pm

Thanks man. Tell Hassan I say hi when you see him  Wink
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duke
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RE: Air France 747 Classic Status

Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:02 am

You mean modified to -200SUD, not a -300, which was still a bit more advanced.
 
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RE: Air France 747 Classic Status

Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:40 am

Quoting Duke (Reply 3):
You mean modified to -200SUD, not a -300, which was still a bit more advanced.

the -400 is more advanced ... but the differences between a -300 & a -200SUD are very very very small ...

Can you tell the difference between those two ? :


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alphafloor
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RE: Air France 747 Classic Status

Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:49 am

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 4):
but the differences between a -300 & a -200SUD are very very very small

I always thought that there was a significant difference between the -200 and the -300, not only the -300 has a longer 2nd floor but also new features in the cockpit and new systems in comparison to the -200. Am I right ?

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RE: Air France 747 Classic Status

Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:55 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Thread starter):
What is the status of AF 747 Classics?

They are all still Filthy dirty, I'm sorry. I couldn't resist it when I seen the thread.

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RE: Air France 747 Classic Status

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:05 am

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 5):
I always thought that there was a significant difference between the -200 and the -300, not only the -300 has a longer 2nd floor

Right. The -300 has a longer upper deck than the -200... but the same upper deck than a -200SUD

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 5):
but also new features in the cockpit and new systems in comparison to the -200. Am I right ?

Improved screens and display but not really different : the Cockpit Crew are the same for the -300 & the -200 but it's a different qualification for the -400 which has really different systems, but also a different wing design, etc ...

On the 2 pictures in my post #4, the a/c on the left is a -300, the one on the right is a -200SUD

Quoting EI747SYDNEY (Reply 6):
They are all still Filthy dirty, I'm sorry. I couldn't resist it when I seen the thread.

Actually, when you look at those two pics, they are quite surprisingly clean !  Wink
 
alphafloor
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RE: Air France 747 Classic Status

Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:15 am

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 7):
Improved screens and display but not really different : the Cockpit Crew are the same for the -300 & the -200 but it's a different qualification for the -400 which has really different systems, but also a different wing design, etc ...

On the 2 pictures in my post #4, the a/c on the left is a -300, the one on the right is a -200SUD

Thanks for you quick answer FlySSC !  Smile

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