I think that JL announced some time ago that they were planning to convert two of their pax 744 into a cargo configuration and use it on its JAL CARGO routes. What happened to this plan? I do not hear anything about this and I was just wondering if the two oldest 747-400 in the JL fleet would go? This would be JA8071 & 8072. But if I remember correct these two birds are equipped with the new shell flat seat aren't they? So what is going to happen in the coming months?
Did this plan change when the CEO resigned this year and got replaced by a new one?
Just as a note, it is sad how many of the 744 in the JL fleet are being painted in the new color scheme. I really like the crane. I saw JA8073 this year in January flying in the old colors and I saw it in November in the new colors. I would presume that the cargo conversion aircrafts will probably be the old color scheme?
If so, I wonder if they are going to have the bare metal colors like the other JL744F.
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