What others would that be? Have a look at this list:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... c_LHjU/pub
- LN 1435: pax plane, not gonna happen
- LN 1437: heavily overweight, not gonna happen (remember, ABC criticized the early 747-8 frames)
- LN 1495: pax plane, not gonna happen
- LN 1519: pax plane, not gonna happen
- LN 1523: pax plane, not gonna happen
I wasn't referring to those obviously, seeing as they're pax.
What about 1530, 1533, 1535? Even the remaining freshly built ones will only provide around 2 years of production. It's about time the fanboys accepted that the 747 is dead instead of keep injecting it with morphine.
There aren't a bunch of -8F NTUs hanging around. For a stretch, there have been some where delivery is coming in the later half of the year, but that isn't uncommon for cargo operators.
1530 and 1533 are both for Silk Way. 1535 is allocated to the Atlas Air customer code, which means that they were most likely behind 2 of the 4 unidentified orders from earlier this year. There was an order for 2 that Volga confirmed about a month or so ago was from them, meaning that they are the other 2 unidentified frames.
So, it would seem that those 2 plus the 2 from 2015 are the 4 that have been firmed, previously. The phrasing in the press release appears to be incorrect, to my eye. It should read that 4 of the 20 frames have already been ordered, and 3 of which have been delivered (1501, 1502, 1520).
Unless they are counting the 2014 frame, 1505, as part of the 2015 PAS MoU as well, in which case it would be 4 delivered, and 5 firmly ordered previously. That would be a bit odd in terms of how things happened, but it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility.
Beyond that, why is it an issue if aviation enthusiasts, which we all are (right?), enjoy the fact that a frame gets some orders.Edit: Cleaned up the post in terms of grammar and other clarifications
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