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Model Numbers

Tue Jul 24, 2001 11:42 am

Why is it that most models (for example, 727) come in a couple of models as most airliners do (-100, -200, -200Adv.) But when distinguishing these models for each airline, the model number can be any combination of numbers?

Just interested.
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Notar520AC
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Engines & Config.

Tue Jul 24, 2001 11:47 am

I think it's becuase of the type of engines they put on them and the cabin configurations and avionics.

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Kiwi dave
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RE: Engines & Config.

Tue Jul 24, 2001 11:53 am

I know for ANZ their customer number with Boeing is 19 for example 747-419.
QANTAS is 38 for example 767-338er.
 
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RE: Model Numbers

Tue Jul 24, 2001 4:53 pm

Thanks Notar and Dave. I checked up at QANTAS' website and all their Boeing aircraft are definately 38. 737-338, 767-338/ER. What about others including letters as well? Thanks for your input. I feel like a bit of an imbicile... Or is that imbecile?

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Rick.
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