Archives

August 2012

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31  

Who's left: The 747-400 Backlog

| | Comments () | TrackBacks (0) |
With last week's announcement of the 747-8 delay, got me to thinking. Just how many 747-400s are left to be delivered? Boeing originally intended to build 747-400s and 747-8s side by side on the production line in Everett, but decided a year ago to close out the -400 line before launching -8 assembly.
remaining747.jpg
The last passenger -400 was delivered to China Airlines back in April 2005, leaving nine 747-400 freighters left for delivery.

After poking around a bit and triangulating some data, the remaining nine will go to four cargo operators: UPS (1), Nippon Cargo Airlines (2), Cathay Pacific (4) and LoadAir Cargo (2) of Kuwait. UPS and NCA will receive -400Fs and CX and LoadAir will receive -400ERFs.

The final -400, an Extended Range Freighter, is destined for LoadAir and will be the 1419th 747 built since 1968.



0 TrackBacks

Listed below are links to blogs that reference this entry: Who's left: The 747-400 Backlog.

TrackBack URL for this entry: http://www.flightglobal.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/40701

Cookies & Privacy