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Boeing 747 lovers

Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:36 am

Hello folks ! I am a Boeing 747 lover and i am doing this new topic for all boeing 747 lovers :)))
I am a 747 lover because this plane is a big one, a nice one and a cool one !!!
If you are a 747 lover, please replay to this new topic and we can start a conversation.
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Re: Boeing 747 lovers

Mon May 01, 2017 3:55 am

The 747 is a great aircraft... but its a gas guzzler, and I believe within the next 30 years or so its gonna disappear like the DC 9, MD 80, 727, early 737s, 717, & 767-200.
Check out my plane-spotting photos at qfsaviation.com or my YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCbtJDUUd9UMUZ8LtFZA8mhA
 
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Re: Boeing 747 lovers

Mon May 01, 2017 2:55 pm

Yeah... you know that it no longer manufactured the 747-400 and i belive that is the same to a 747-8i? But i am very curious why is no longer manufactured. Maybe you know... if you know please say :)
By the way, in that video from the YouTube, you are in a plane and you did that video? :) Very nice. I appreciate your work ;)
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Re: Boeing 747 lovers

Fri May 05, 2017 4:17 pm

This may be a bit biased as I am a Boeing Guy but, I think the B747 is an amazing airplane and is the clear winner when compared to planes like the a380 and other large jumbo jets. However, it does have its downfalls, as stated above it is a gas guzzler. And Stropi I think it is no longer manufactured because no airlines are buying at the moment. But I do believe FedEx or UPS just bought 14 of them.

But I don't think they will disappear as they are great airplanes and get the job done, they just need some minor improvements.

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Re: Boeing 747 lovers

Sun May 21, 2017 10:50 pm

Stropi wrote:
Yeah... you know that it no longer manufactured the 747-400 and i belive that is the same to a 747-8i? But i am very curious why is no longer manufactured. Maybe you know... if you know please say :)


The 747-8 is still manufactured, but at a rather slow rate. Boeing has only managed to sell 134 of them and 113 have been delivered so far, so there are 21 left to build. The airlines just haven't been interested in it, only Lufthansa, Korean and Air China have bought the passenger version.
 
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Re: Boeing 747 lovers

Mon May 22, 2017 4:03 pm

Yes, that was a glamorous plane when it first came out, and I've enjoyed being on it, but does it have much of a place anymore?

Today's world is about smaller capacity planes serving longer direct routes, rather than behemoths going from New York to London, say, and then people making connections.

Originally, 747 was intended for military cargo, hence the bulge on the top, but Boeing lost out to Lockheed's C5. Boeing turned lemons into lemonade by making it an innovative, wide-body passenger liner. Now it seems to be mainly useful for cargo, its originally designed purpose.

Yes, 787 was somewhat of a let-down, but it meets today's reality.

Pan Am is gone, miniskirts are gone, and the economy of long distance travel has also changed.
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