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3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 1:54 pm

Just seen B-HKH delivered from Xiamen as CX6661. This is the 4th ex SQ 744 in the CX fleet but the 1st as a BCF. Aircraft is also the 4th "Silver Bullet" in the CX cargo fleet after HIH, HMD and HUK.

BCF
1) B-HOU 747-467BCF
2) JA8902 747-446BCF
3) B-HKH 747-412BCF
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:03 pm

Yes. She flew out of here right around 8 am Xiamen time.
 
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:59 pm

Hi, well I'll not ask what your doing in Xiamen but is the next -200F there all silver? and what about PH-MPP the 744BCF?
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:43 pm

Next one due for conversion is JA8906, B747-400 of JL.
Conversion job will also be done at Taeco at XMN.

Will be expected to get ready in October this year.

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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:22 pm

I'm in Xiamen working on the BCF program for Boeing. Good times. I don't know which planes you refer to because we have our own numbers we go by and it isn't the regs, and I've been so busy I haven't noticed a reg on the side of a plane yet. Sorry.
 
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:25 pm

Hi, ok I understand. What is the status of the Martinair BCF.... I'm almost sure its being done now..... its red and white  Smile
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:29 pm

Haven't seen it. Next on the list is KAL.
 
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:53 pm

Whats BCF.....Business class Freighter.
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:05 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 7):
Whats BCF.....Business class Freighter.

Boeing Converted Freighter

Boeing is doing this for 747 and 767 models for KE, JL, CX, etc.
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:37 am

3DoorsDown,

Do you know what the status is of the first Dragonair PW744, and also if the two ex- South African RR744s have begun their conversion for CX? (Well, the first one anyway)

The Dragonair one is due for delivery in September I believe.
 
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:39 am

I saw Air China Cargo 744F conversion.. is it 744BCF or 744SF?
 
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sat Jul 15, 2006 9:19 am

The Air China Cargo 747-400 conversion is a Special Freighter conversion. It's done by IAL. The conversion is not planned and supervisered by Boeing though.
 
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:36 pm

Quoting CX773 (Reply 10):
I saw Air China Cargo 744F conversion.. is it 744BCF or 744SF?

Believe it or not, the 744SF won't actually be a designation for anything. Boeing, as you all know, is calling its version the BCF to distinguish it from 744 freighter conversions under other STCs. IAI/Bedek is now calling its version the 747-400BDSF (for "Bedek Special Freighter"). See http://www.iai.co.il/Default.aspx?do...FolderID=32998&lang=en&res=0&pos=0

They have the STC to convert to BDSF from 744 combis and expect that STC to convert from 744 pax a/c within the next couple of months.
 
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:55 pm

Quoting CNZ3 (Reply 8):
Boeing Converted Freighter

Thanks.That would be a F designated Aircraft as compared to an SF Right.
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sat Jul 15, 2006 7:32 pm

Is there any more photos of the 3rd BCF or the Martinair BCF etc.

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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sat Jul 15, 2006 8:47 pm

The 3rd (B-HKH) only arrived in HKG yesterday and the weather was bad.... as for the MP, no idea but it should be about soon, same as the 1st for KE and KA.
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:43 am

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 12):

Yeah... That should be the one I saw in Hong Kong. Of course it's in full Air China Cargo livery.  Smile
 
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RE: 3rd 744BCF Delivered (2nd For CX)

Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:56 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):
.That would be a F designated Aircraft as compared to an SF Right.

Well, not really. I think it's a BCF, not an SF any more, and certainly not an F.

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