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B747-400ER-B747-400, What's The Difference?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 10:57 am

Hey,

I just found out today that Boeing is designing a new 747! Its the B747-400ER right? Anyways, how much farther can it fly than the B744? If its like a few hundred (200-500) miles, why does there need to be a Longer Range 747? Isn't the current (1988) version just as good???
 
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RE: B747-400ER-B747-400, What's The Difference?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 11:39 am

B 747-400:

Go to:
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/747-400/product.html


B 747-400LR, B 747X, B 747X Stretch:

Go to:
http://www.boeing.com/news/feature/747x/facts.html


The whole B 747-400LR has been improved in many ways. Check it out!  Smile
 
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RE: B747-400ER-B747-400, What's The Difference?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 12:21 pm

The 747-400LR has 777 avionics and cockpit, more range, increased payload, and a new interior. It's the NEW 747 my friends.  Smile
 
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RE: B747-400ER-B747-400, What's The Difference?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 12:27 pm

Hi,

747-400ER and 747-400. Whats the difference ?

ER stands for Extended Range, That's the difference !

Heheheh  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: B747-400ER-B747-400, What's The Difference?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 12:39 pm

When is the 747-400LR going to come out. They should make it the 747-500. It will be easier to tell the difference, the airlines will still list the LR as a 747-400, at least if they say a 747-500 people will know what they are flying on.

Rgds,
Early Air
 
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RE: B747-400ER-B747-400, What's The Difference?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 1:57 pm

They should make it the 747-500. It will be easier to tell the difference, the airlines will still list the LR as a 747-400, at least if they say a 747-500 people will know what they are flying on.

The B 747-400LR looks exactly the same as the B 747-400. Therefore it is better to keep it as B 747-400LR. The B 747X should be named B 747-500 while B 747X Stretch should be called B 747-600. The future NLA could be named 700......... If they are going to build it.  Smile
 
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RE: B747-400ER-B747-400, What's The Difference?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 7:31 pm

The problem with the B747-500 and -600 designations is that Boeing already used these a few years ago (which were cancelled due to "the lack of need"... well, we now know better!). At last, they re-emerged this market.

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RE: B747-400ER-B747-400, What's The Difference?

Wed Mar 21, 2001 10:55 pm

It will also be obvious to seasoned 747 fliers when they board the 747-400ER. They will think they have boarded a 777 since the interiors on the -400ER and the 777 are the same.
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