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Old 13th Apr 2018, 01:02
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tdracer
 
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Originally Posted by Heathrow Harry View Post
No one will order a 747 in passenger configuration going forward for the reasons given by Rated

Only 47 -8I bought so far and no order for 18 months+

The big twins will get more economic not less and the 747 will be only built as a freighter - but it's had a 45 year run so not to shabby really
As much as it pains me to admit it, HH is right. Scuttlebutt is that Boeing isn't even offering the 747-8i any more (although if someone and wanted to buy a dozen I'm sure they'd figure out a way to oblige). Boeing is still optimistic that the 747-8F has a strong future as the freight market improves, but I fear we've already seen the last new passenger 747.
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