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Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:34 am
by boeing764
I heard 'Cathay 3337' calling Vancouver center on 134.8 at about 1300 Pacific time today, April 21. I looked the flight up on Flytecomm and it showed it as a 777-300 routing Everett Wash. to Hong Kong. Could this be the delivery flight of their final 777-367, B-HNP?

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:46 pm
by n949wp
The arrivals schedule for today (4/22) at the HKG Airport website also shows CX3337 arriving from Everett at an estimated local time of 17:26 (GMT+8).

Looks like a delivery flight to me.

'949

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:33 pm
by trevd
Yep, CAT's latest 773 delivered from Boeing yesterday...

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:05 pm
by solnabo
Is it 773A or 773ER?

Micke/SE

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:00 pm
by CXoneworld
Quoting Solnabo (Reply 3):
Is it 773A or 773ER?

773A. It is the 89th operational aircraft at CX and fitted with the updated New Regional Biz Class onboard.

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:58 pm
by 9v-svc
CX does not operates any ER version of -300 series .

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:47 am
by boeing764
Thanks for the info guys. I'll be watching for B-HNP's first photo on A.net.

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:15 am
by Glom
367 eh? I've noticed these variant designations in the photo library. How do you keep track of the difference between a 367 and a 368 etc? What exactly is the difference?

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:19 am
by DeltaWings
Quoting Glom (Reply 7):
367 eh? I've noticed these variant designations in the photo library. How do you keep track of the difference between a 367 and a 368 etc? What exactly is the difference?

Those numbers are the customer codes from Boeing. Cathay has number 67, so all aircraft that are delivered to CX from Boeing have 67 at the end. 68 is Saudi Arabian.


~DeltaWings

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 3:22 am
by Glom
Ahh! Thanks for clearing that up.

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:55 am
by Joelatbsl
You'll find a list of these codes here:

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/planes/q0048.shtml

JOEL

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:10 am
by DeltaWings

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:47 am
by Glom
Thanks for that. One further question on this subject: if a 772 was delivered to, say, China Airlines it would be a 777-209. If then, it was sold second hand to, say, Icelandair, would it still be a 777-209 since the product was originally made for China Airlines, or would it change to being a 777-208?

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:17 am
by LH423
No, the original designation stays, regardless of who is flying the aircraft. For instance, when VS bought the order of 744s originally destined for AZ, they kept the -43 suffix rather than the -1R that VS use.


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Example of a 747-443


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Example of a 747-41R

Identical in every way as the've been configured to VS's specifications, but they still carry separate designators.

LH423

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:32 am
by Glom
So is this more of a bookkeeping thing for Boeing's sale department?

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:34 am
by N60659
Quoting Glom (Reply 12):
Thanks for that. One further question on this subject: if a 772 was delivered to, say, China Airlines it would be a 777-209. If then, it was sold second hand to, say, Icelandair, would it still be a 777-209 since the product was originally made for China Airlines, or would it change to being a 777-208?



Quoting LH423 (Reply 13):
No, the original designation stays, regardless of who is flying the aircraft. For instance, when VS bought the order of 744s originally destined for AZ, they kept the -43 suffix rather than the -1R that VS use.

To further illustrate the point LH423 was making, if you look at this example,, look over to the column titled "ln" and scan down to ln listing 17, you will notice that the 777-236 that started it's life as N702BA changed hands several times and is currently with Varig of Brazil. Through the entire sequence of changes, the original owner's code [BA] of 777-236 was retained. Hope this helps.
-N60659

[Edited 2005-04-23 00:37:28]

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 10:14 am
by N754PR
Saw B-HNP yesterday outside HEACO.

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 5:15 pm
by CX Flyboy
Just to correct the very first post, this is not our final 777-367. We have one more on order due for next year, which will be B-HNQ. Hopefully more will be ordered.

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 3:19 am
by boeing764
Thanks for the update CXflyboy. I was going by the information on www.planemad.net/Airline/HK/Cathay_Pacific_Airways_(CX_CPA)/Fleet.htm that said it was the last 777-300 for your airline. They must not be aware that there is one more to come.

RE: Cathay 777-367 Delivery

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 4:10 am
by B-HOP
CX flyboy: -

Any news on any 'shopping list' for CX this year? They are aiming for 6-8 new aircraft per year, is that still going to happen?

Happy flying

Kev