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United B787 Codes And B787 Codes Altogether

Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:50 pm

Good day,

Rather than put in corrected information for every United 787 showing -822 (these are -824s in reality being the CO ordered and soon to be flown by CO crew models), I'd rather address the fact that Boeing has done away with customer codes on the 747-8, 787-8 and the future 737MAX and 787-9 models. There are some that have entered info properly, but more times than not, the customer codes still appear.

The plates have been checked on the UAL model as well as the ANA models and they both say B787-8 on the data plate.

I ask for corrections be made to all of the B787 photos to show the proper B787-8 model designation, for factual integrity of the website.

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JSD
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RE: United B787 Codes And B787 Codes Altogether

Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:08 am

Quoting A340Spotter (Thread starter):
I ask for corrections be made to all of the B787 photos to show the proper B787-8 model designation, for factual integrity of the website.

I've always found it useful to be able to identify the original customer which is very easy when you have the Boeing customer codes. Takes much longer if you have to research the information from the serial/line numbers. Would suggest some way be found to continue making that information available.
 
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RE: United B787 Codes And B787 Codes Altogether

Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:51 pm

On one side I agree with Viscount724 that it's a drag that Boeing is doing away the customer codes, but it's a fact, a United 787 is a -8 no matter how much we wished it were a -822 or -824 so it doesn't make sense at all to keep these codes in the photo DB.
The rest of the photo caption gives room for more information. If the first United 787 is sold to Transaero in 2030, the caption can be like ' taking off in Male, this aircraft was originally the first commercial 787 in the USA, delivered to United back in september 2012'

[Edited 2012-08-22 15:05:48]
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RE: United B787 Codes And B787 Codes Altogether

Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:15 pm

Dear JSD,

The a.net editors are currently discussing the issue and we hope to make a final decision soon. There is just a bit of conflicting evidence on the issue. In particular, N787EX appears to be officially registered as a 787-83Q with the FAA, yet others, like N787BX or N787FT, are registered just as 787-8s.

As some of our other forum members point out, it is very disappointing that Boeing seems to be doing away with its customer codes.

In any case, we'll get back to you on this.

Regards,

Edward
 
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RE: United B787 Codes And B787 Codes Altogether

Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:38 pm

Quoting A340Spotter (Thread starter):
I'd rather address the fact that Boeing has done away with customer codes on the 747-8, 787-8 and the future 737MAX and 787-9 models

AFAIK the Boeing customer codes are still valid for the 747-8 series. In the last (FAA) Type Certificate A20WE, revision 50, all the 747-8 models produced so far are listed WITH the customer code. See pages 36/74 and 56/74 :
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Gu...071477c/$FILE/A20WE%20Rev%2050.pdf

[Edited 2012-09-11 13:42:07]
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RE: United B787 Codes And B787 Codes Altogether

Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:26 pm

Edward, et al,

Any update on the decision to go with our without customer codes? Just wanting to point out the following info straight from the FAA registration site:

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=20904

Note that it shows a B787-8, but MORE importantly, it shows the registered owner as:

CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC.

This furthers my argument that these are NOT 787-822s, but 787-824s (if the customer code is to be kept as a site decision). The site continues to upload photos with the -822 code which is incorrect. The 737-924ERs delivering to United post-merger continue to be shown correctly as -24 models.

Thanks in advance,
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RE: United B787 Codes And B787 Codes Altogether

Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:20 pm

Dear JSD,

Based on all official documentation that we've seen, we have finally decided to simply list all Dreamliners as Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, or Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. All the photos in the database, the upload list, and search engine have been updated accordingly.

Make no mistake, we regret and deplore Boeing's decision to do away with customer codes, but it would be inappropriate for us to continue using them.

Regards,

Edward

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