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Anyone Know The Name For LH 747-8 D-ABYC?

Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:21 am

Any chance they will name it Bayern, same as the original D-ABYC?

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:16 am

Wait, did they name ABYB yet? How many 748s have been delivered to LH?
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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:25 am

Since Lufthansa recently retired the Airbus A340-300 'Oldenberg' (D-AIGA) maybe that name could move to a 747-8 at somepoint?
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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:34 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
How many 748s have been delivered to LH?

1 (D-ABYA) and till end of June that will be tomorrow if all goes well No. 2 (D-ABYC)

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Wait, did they name ABYB yet?

Yes, named: Brandenburg
 
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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:42 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Wait, did they name ABYB yet? How many 748s have been delivered to LH?

Registration D-ABYB will not be used anymore, because the loss of a Lufthansa 747-130 with the same registration (Nairobi - 20 Nov 1974.)
The second delivered Lufthansa 747-830 will be D-ABYC, scheduled June 30, followed by D-ABYD (July 31) and D-ABYF (Aug 30). After refurbishment of the second 747-8I test aircraft (N6067U), this aircraft will be delivered as D-ABYE ( sept 30).
Lufthansa 747-8 #6 till/incl #10 will be delivered in 2013.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:45 am

Quoting clickhappy (Thread starter):

Could be. Or they take the names of the retired B744's.

I guess the name will be revealed shortly prior or after delivery.

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:58 am

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The reg exists since long time, I think the first 707 was registered D-.ABYA and so was the first 747-130, but I'd have to look that up.
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Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:19 am

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 7):
The reg exists since long time, I think the first 707 was registered D-.ABYA and so was the first 747-130, but I'd have to look that up.

D-ABYA was used on the 741 for the first time. 707s had different reg´s.

Quoting zkojq (Reply 2):
Since Lufthansa recently retired the Airbus A340-300 'Oldenberg' (D-AIGA) maybe that name could move to a 747-8 at somepoint?

"Oldenburg" is a relatively small town, I dont think we´ll see it on anything bigger than a new A333 or a A346 (of which curiously some have no name yet).
My guess: LH has retired 744 D-ABTC last weekend. It was named "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern". Neighbour state of "Brandenburg" (the first 748I), its highly likely that name is being transferred to one of the next 748s. D-ABTD "Hamburg" will leave the fleet in the very near future/next days or weeks, so that name will surely be taken soon by a 748I as well unless its destined for a A380 (the A380s are painted and outfitted at Hamburg so I give it a higher chance that the next A380 will be named so).
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:05 am

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 7):
I think the first 707 was registered D-.ABYA and so was the first 747-130, but I'd have to look that up.

The first 707s all had D-ABO* registrations, followed by D-ABU*. I want to say the first was D-ABOB, but I'm not 100% sure. After the first ~7 Conway powered ones they started getting the 330Bs with the Pratts.
 
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Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:17 pm

Quoting LH707330 (Reply 9):
After the first ~7 Conway powered ones they started getting the 330Bs with the Pratts.

I know this is off topic but I never understood why LH had different engines on the 707, can somebody please explain ??
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Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:29 pm

Now I had the time to look it up and yes, D-ABOB was the first 707, the delivery flight was to HAM where the aircraft touched at 11h51 March 2, 1960 after a 9 hr 47 minute fligh from Seattle.

Difficult to answer the qestion about the engine types. The -430 was with the Conway jets and the -330B/C had the P&W.

Working at HAM with my office facing towards runway 33, I could tell by ear which version was operating the daily JFK flight. Making phone calls was impossible regardless which one it was..
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Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:29 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 11):
Working at HAM with my office facing towards runway 33, I could tell by ear which version was operating the daily JFK flight. Making phone calls was impossible regardless which one it was..

Funny, I remember as a kid reading the book "History of Lufthansa" by former pilot Rudolph Braunburg and he mentioned that even the passengers noticed which version they were sitting in, while taxiing, because the pilots had to use the engines differently. Sadly I don´t own the book anymore, it was an entertaining read........
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Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:14 am

Yes, at least those passengers who cared about such things.

The RR Conways had a high pitch tone, best described as "Schriller". For the real experts like us, it was easy to identify the -430 from the -330B/C. The engines rear of the Conways was typical.
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Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:31 am

Sorry if this is a bit off topic, and also has been asked MANY times before, but how long do you think it is until we see one of these sleek beauties at JFK?
 
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Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:26 am

Quoting spiritair97 (Reply 14):
Sorry if this is a bit off topic, and also has been asked MANY times before, but how long do you think it is until we see one of these sleek beauties at JFK?

JFK sees the A380 so I don´t see the need for the 747-8I for that route but Newark might be seeing the 747-8I someday soon
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Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:25 pm

Quoting columba (Reply 10):
I know this is off topic but I never understood why LH had different engines on the 707, can somebody please explain ??

Same reason BA did: the later Pratts were better than the Conway. The Conway-powered -400 had better fuel burn than the JT4A straight pipes on the -300 when they were first sold. I read somewhere that a P&W guy was at a presentation for the Conway in 1958 and was asked about P&W's turbofan plans. Naturally he said they had one in the pipeline, and when he returned, was told they didn't have one and told everybody to think one up quickly. The team took a JT3C, added a two-stage fan and another turbine disk, and the result was the JT3D, which was more efficient than the Conway. Subsequent 707 orders went to the JT3D-powered -300B, which also had an improved, triangular wing tip and a second inboard trailing edge kink.
 
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RE: Anyone Know The Name For LH 747-8 D-ABYC?

Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:02 pm

Apparently the second 747-8I, D-ABYA, has arrived in FRA, anyone knows when they it will put in service.
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RE: Anyone Know The Name For LH 747-8 D-ABYC?

Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:56 pm

Quoting columba (Reply 16):
Apparently the second 747-8I, D-ABYA, has arrived in FRA, anyone knows when they it will put in service.

I guess you meant: D-ABYC. And yes it has arrived in FRA. LH Technik will still do some work on it, don't know when it will actually start flying.

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:38 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 17):
I guess you meant: D-ABYC. And yes it has arrived in FRA. LH Technik will still do some work on it, don't know when it will actually start flying.

Off topic but do YOU know when YOU will start flying, Wilco?  
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RE: Anyone Know The Name For LH 747-8 D-ABYC?

Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:41 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 18):
Off topic but do YOU know when YOU will start flying, Wilco?  

Nope. Not rostered for July, maybe August. I don't know.

D-ABYC doesn't have a date yet when start to fly and I couldn't find any information yet where it will be send. DEL, BLR, ORD and LAX is in the list. I vote DEL, but only my personal guess.

Name is not written on the airplane either, not even the "Boeing 747-8 intercontinental".

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:52 am

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 19):
D-ABYC doesn't have a date yet when start to fly

On or after July 23.
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RE: Anyone Know The Name For LH 747-8 D-ABYC?

Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:24 pm

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 19):
I vote DEL, but only my personal guess

Right again! From 6th August. FRA-DEL-FRA
 
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Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:39 pm

Quoting tailfin (Reply 21):
Right again! From 6th August. FRA-DEL-FRA

And I'm booked on EK FRA-DXB-DEL and back departing on the 4th and returning a week or so later.

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RE: Anyone Know The Name For LH 747-8 D-ABYC?

Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:56 am

After almost three weeks in FRA, still no news regarding the name of D-ABYC?