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Old March 8th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #141
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Lufthansa's not gonna cancel its B748i orders. It sees a special niche for it between the A380 and the A340-600 and the fact that even though we haven't had anymore commercial airline order for the plane, and that Lufthansa isn't canceling means that LH is quite committed to the plane.

The only thing we've to worry about is Boeing canceling the B748i program, or even worse, canceling the B748F program as well in favor of boosting the B777F program.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 08:34 PM   #142
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Lufthansa should cancel its 747 orders and get more A380.
NO !!
I want to see the 747-8 next to the A380 in Frankfurt.
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Old March 8th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #143
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They should have enough orders in hand to at least go with the -F version. And the market will turn around and most importantly, fuel will be back to $3-4/gal before we know it and Boeing will be kicking itself for not pushing ahead with at least the -F when the freight business scrambles for more efficiency. Remember there is already a ton of infrastructure invested in the 747, the cargo containers for one, are all sized to the 747 already, and the pilots are trained. IMO, it would be short-sighted to cancel the -F version. I can see letting go of the 747-8I passenger version. The 777 fits the sweet spot of efficiency, range and capacity.
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Old March 9th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #144
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I want to see the 747 keep on flying. So I'd hate to see the -8 canceled.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:23 AM   #145
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I really like the A380, but the only queen of the skies is the B747. It would be very sad to see the 748 program cancelled. In my eyes the 748I would be an appropiate replacement of the 744 fleets of say United, China Airlines, Air India and other airlines where the A380 were too large. I just don't want to see all their Jumbos being replaced by B777 with smaller capacity only. Not to forget, that planes with four engines are cooler than those with only two...
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Old March 10th, 2009, 12:39 PM   #146
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They are not going to build that plane if Lufthansa and some VIP's remain the only customer. Boeing should concentrate on smaller planes and leave the big stuff to Airbus.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #147
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Old March 13th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #148
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Old February 14th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #149
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BOEING | 747 News & Discussion

I couldn't find a thread about the Queen of the Skies:


Sunday, 13th February, rollout of the B747-8I:







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Old February 14th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #150
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I'm wondering which will take it's first commercial flight... 747-8I or 787
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Old February 14th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #151
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I think the B748.. I like the new red/orange colours, something different, and a really nice plane..
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Old February 14th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #152
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too bad there are only two airlines who ordered the 747-8i




source: boeing-747.com and key.aero
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Old February 14th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #153
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Old February 14th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #154
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how many places inside? Boeing has no money to start a whole new plane!
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Old February 14th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #155
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Well... the B747 was a great plane in the 60's. It is still, but I tend to look at it a bit like one of those old Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen : wonderful engineering with an interesting vintage feel.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #156
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too bad there are only two airlines who ordered the 747-8i

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Lufthansa is the only reason, why Boeing builds this plane.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 02:08 AM   #157
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Great B748!!!
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Old February 15th, 2011, 02:33 AM   #158
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great this is the queen of the sky.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 03:05 AM   #159
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The Boeing 747-8i is the world's longest commercial jet aircraft

I'm a huge fan of the A380/A340-600/B747-400/B777 so I can't wait to get on this beauty!

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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:07 AM   #160
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Boeing 747-8I debuts in new custom livery
By Jon Ostrower | 13 Feb 2011 | Flightglobal.com

Boeing has unveiled the largest jetliner in its history, the 747-8 Intercontinental, which it claims is significantly more fuel efficient, quieter and greener than its 747-400 predecessor.

The new jetliner was revealed to a crowd of approximately 10,000 made up of customers, government officials, media and company staff.
It was displaying a new custom red-orange "sunrise" livery designed exclusively for the type, and represents a major departure from the company's blue livery. Boeing says the "new color palette honors many key Boeing customers whose cultures recognize these colors as symbols of prosperity and good luck," a reference to carriers in Asia, projected to be the largest market for the 747-8 and the rival Airbus A380.

Featuring an all-new supercritical wing design with roll-axis fly-by-wire controls, a larger empennage, new avionics for precision navigation, 787-inspired interior, new General Electric GEnx-2B engines and a 5.6m (18.3ft) stretch over its predecessor the 747-400, the 747-8 Intercontinental is Boeing's next evolution in its iconic jetliner.

"We think our customers will value the low operating costs and passengers will enjoy the comfort of the striking new interior," says Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh. Boeing touts the 747-8I as having 12% lower costs than the 747-400, along with 16% better fuel economy and 16% fewer carbon emissions, while demonstrating a 30% smaller noise footprint. The 76.3m-long (250ft 3in) jumbo has a range of 14,800km (8,000nm) and a maximum takeoff weight of 442,250kg (975,000lbs).

Launched in December 2006, the 747-8 Intercontinental and Freighter are the culmination of a nearly decade-long debate about Boeing's future in the largest jet segment. Capable of accommodating 467 passengers in three classes, the -8I is Boeing's largest jetliner in its near-hundred-year history and the first production stretch of the type in its development life. The Intercontinental marks another first for the company with a non-airline launch customer.

The first 747-8I set to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2011 will be handed over to a completion centre for conversion to a VIP Boeing Business Jet configuration, the first of eight the company has in its backlog. German flag carrier Lufthansa expects to take delivery of its first of twenty 747-8Is in early 2012 with 386-seats in three classes. "The 747-8 Intercontinental will be a great complement to our fleet, fitting nicely into the 400-seat category, improving our fleet's eco-efficiency even further," says Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management.

Boeing has sought to position the 747-8I in a spot just above its 365-seat 777-300ER and below the 525-seat Airbus A380. The first 747-8I is slated to fly in the "early spring" - late March or April - and is expected to be certified in the third or fourth quarter following a 600h flight test campaign. A total of 33 747-8I aircraft have been ordered, with Lufthansa accounting for the bulk of the backlog with 20, along with Korean Air, which holds orders for five.
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