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Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Sun Jan 07, 2001 8:50 am

It has been reported here and several other places that FEDEX is close to signing a deal with Airbus for up to 10 A380 series aircraft. It has also been stated that JAL is looking into a light weight A380 model. IF Boeing loses these two customers, I find it hard to believe that they will continue with the 747X. What do you think?
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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Sun Jan 07, 2001 8:53 am

I forgot to add that if the 747X is dropped, I would personally like to see the 763-246C aircraft that was leaked to the public 1-1 1/2 years ago come forward and be offered to airlines. This is all hypothetical, but within the next 6 months Boeing has to go one way or another.
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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Sun Jan 07, 2001 8:56 am

The 747X is obviouslty not doing too well at all now, I think that if they lose those customers, it will be the end. Boeing will then have to figure out something else to fight the A3XX. I do think the 744s will stay in production for a few years more though.
 
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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Sun Jan 07, 2001 8:57 am

I believe that Boeing will eventually say good-by to the 747X, and come out with a new 787 in about ten years.

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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Sun Jan 07, 2001 9:05 am

I think Boeing may drop the 747X idea altogether.

What Boeing may offer is upgrade programs with 777-style interiors, 777-style cockpits, and very likely de-rated versions of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 and Engine Alliance GP7200 series engines as mid-life upgrades.

This could result in a "final" version of the 747-400 Longer-Range that will likely have over 16,000 km. range, plus a more comfortable interior.

Boeing will now concentrate on turning the Blended-Wing Body concept into reality--a plane that will likely have bigger payoffs than the A380.
 
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RE: Raychuang

Sun Jan 07, 2001 9:08 am

Actually, I think Boeing is really sitting on their butts with the 747X, I think they may be working on some new designs, one was what CX747 mentioned, and they may be working on a 787, or something else. But the blended-wing thing is just a mention right now.

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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Sun Jan 07, 2001 5:02 pm

Boeing747-400:


Boeing has said clearly that the B 747 series will continue to be in production for at least 30 years more. I do have a feeling that there will be a few orders this year.

Don't forget, UAL hasn't placed any order of the B 747X Stretch yet. Do expect a number of orders to come!

The B 747-400 will definitely be around for many years to come!

 


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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Sun Jan 07, 2001 7:51 pm

I don't know about JAL, but FedEx never really (OK, maybe 4, 10 years ago) used the 747 anyway.
 
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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 3:25 am

Nothing sounds (and looks) as nice as the 747-400. Be it 787 or A380. 747s just have their own charm and believe me, they are here to stay no matter what Boeing competitors "try" to come up with.

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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 4:00 am

THe 747X will be here, just now in the near future

Airlines like the prestigous and sexy Singapore AIrlines, will want to phase out their 10+ year old Boeing 747-400s. The 747Xs are better, bigger and look nicer especially those wingtips. Ohhh!
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RE: Death Kneel Of The 747X?

Tue Jan 09, 2001 8:06 am

Everybody afraid of a possible end of the B747X program should be aware that there´s a huge gap in size between a B777/A340 and the A380 that needs to be filled.
The B747 will stay around for long years to come. Remember that the bulk of the current 747-400 fleets are still too new to need replacement before the end of this decade. Airlines are in no haste here. The most of the major orders for the A380 and even more so of the 777 have been done.
The 747X is next in line for orders. I have no doubt. JAL is an airline that will need both, the A380 and the next-generation 747.