QANTAS747-438
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747-438...757-2Q8...etc!

Tue Feb 06, 2001 2:37 pm

Hey! I understand what the 747-400 is and what -400 means and the same for all other aircraft. But what does -438, or -2Q8 or 767-323 or others mean?! Are they specifications? Do the type of engines determine this? Is it visually evident?

Thanks!
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RE: 747-438...757-2Q8...etc!

Tue Feb 06, 2001 2:39 pm

Like we have mentioned recently before, it is the Boeing customer identification number/letter system.
 
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RE: 747-438...757-2Q8...etc!

Tue Feb 06, 2001 2:45 pm

Hey -438

Lets take the great QANAS for exapmle:
All of QF's aircraft have a registry w/ Boeing (for example)... QF is -X38

767-238ER
767-338ER
747-338ER
747-438 etc... etc... etc...

United is -X22

747-422
777-222
767-322 etc... etc... etc...

you get the point... there are some extreme exceptions.... Smile

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