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Boeing Customer Codes No Longer in Effect

Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:52 pm

Good Evening,

Seeing photos posted here of United Airlines 777-300ERs that are being quoted as 777-322ERs. None of these airplanes are actually -322ERs as Boeing no longer uses customer codes with aircraft delivered after August 2016. I notice that there are no dropdowns in place for 777-300ERs with regards to the versions. Can this be added and all planes amended to what their actual codes are?

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Re: Boeing Customer Codes No Longer in Effect

Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:50 am

This is correct, Boeing have dropped the 2 -digit Airline Code from its model type for the current build Boeing 737, 747, 767, & 777 as of August / September 2016.

B737 - From line number 6082 now known as either 737 - 800, 737 - 900, or 737 - 900ER
B747 - From line number 1534 now known as either 747 - 8 I (Intercontinental) or 747 - 8 F (Freighter)
B767 - From line number 1102 now known as 767 - 300 F (only Freighters in current production)
B777 - from line number 1422 now known as 777 - 300 ER or 777 - F (Freighter)

The 737 MAX models will be known as 737 - 7, 737 - 8, & 737 - 9 bringing the numbering convention into line with the B787's.

So for example where Ryanair 737-8's were previously 737-8AS EI-FRX c/n. # 44746 is a 737 - 800 and not 737 - 8AS.
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Re: Boeing Customer Codes No Longer in Effect

Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:27 am

The editors have been made aware of this and will likely take action if they deem needed. Thanks for the info!
 
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Re: Boeing Customer Codes No Longer in Effect

Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:46 pm

Hi guys,

Thanks again for bringing it to our attention. We have also implemented the above for the site
See here for further info: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1353727
I borrowed ua935's post as well, hope that's ok :)

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