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Question About The 747-400

Sun Aug 13, 2000 4:20 pm

What's the difference between a:
747-400
747-436
747-438
747-4B5
and how do you see the difference between them?
 
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RE: Question About The 747-400

Sun Aug 13, 2000 4:23 pm

This is was the airlines call their planes depending on the way that they configure them. Am I right?

Rgds,

B744
 
Adam84
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RE: Question About The 747-400

Sun Aug 13, 2000 4:56 pm

I thought the 2 numbers in the end of the series was the airline code or something like that. Like say for example 22 is X airline then it would be like 757-222, 767-322, etc. I dont know if I am right but I think I am correct. You can correct me if I am wrong.
 
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RE: Question About The 747-400

Sun Aug 13, 2000 7:25 pm

Adam is correct. For BA, the Boeing codes are -36. So we have the 767-336, 747-436 etc. For South African, it is -44, and so on.
 
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RE: Question About The 747-400

Sun Aug 13, 2000 7:25 pm

In the cases of -436, -438 and 4B5, the 36, 38 and B5 are Boeing codes designating the customer for whom the plane was originally built. These designations remain with the planes for their entire lifespan, even if they are sold to other airlines. As such, they are all 747-400s and there is no difference to them save, perhaps, livery and engines. Some examples - UAL is 22, American is 23, Eastern was 25, Japan Airlines is 46.

Note, though, that since the designation is for the life of the plane, a given airline may easily have 747-400s (or any other Boeing type) with individuals bearing a variety of codes due to mergers, used purchases and so on.

There is a listing of the famous Boeing airlines codes somewhere on the Internet. Perhaps one of our friends could remind us all.

 
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RE: Question About The 747-400

Mon Aug 14, 2000 5:26 am

What is the code TO cause I have seen 737-3TO
 
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RE: Question About The 747-400

Mon Aug 14, 2000 5:52 am

T0 is the Boeing customer code for Texas Air Corp.

There was a fairly comprehensive list published on this forum a few months back. You should be able to find it using the search function.

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RE: Question About The 747-400

Mon Aug 14, 2000 7:25 am