I flew with 747400 with lufthansa and it was the best travel experience i ever have, i too flew with klm but only a330 i plan to fly with klm 747 from havana and it. Boeing added two 7478s to its order book this week. After introducing the 747400, boeing considered larger 747 versions as alternatives to the airbus a3xx. Lufthansa 418 fraiad operated by a boeing 7478i with reg dabyd. With transaero falling on the way side, i have to wonder how secure korean air and arik air are on the order book.
Boeing 7478 series this is a package containing two versions of the vmax 7478. Given that i consider myself a bit of a beer drinker, i knew i had to join them. This is a new book, first printed in great brtain in 2014 and the phtographs are sharp and clear, withstanding moderate magnification easily. Why boeings pricey 7779x could accelerate demise of the. The boeing 7478 is a widebody airliner developed by boeing commercial airplanes, the latest and largest variant of the 747.
Officially announced in 2005, the 7478 is the latest evolutionary variant of the boeing 747, with lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved efficiency. The quietest plane i have ever been on 787 included. The top contenders are the b7478i and the b777300er, and possibly the a350. The boeing 7478i was designed as a niche aircraft and boeing believed that only a handful of airlines would order it. Boeing 747 8 order book, boeing 747 8 history, boeing 747 8 assembly and boeing 747 8 interior. Between the two of them, they represent about half of the. Also the jsdaf is looking to replace its two b747400s used for japans af1.
Will the boeing 7478 get new orders now the airbus a380. There are only 6 first class seats on 7478i that makes it really intimate and quiet but not ideal for flights with a company. Sutters vivid narrative takes us back to a time when american technology was cuttingedge and jet travel was still glamorous and new. With all new technology which has been gained from the development of the boeing 777 and the boeing 787 dreamliner, the 747 8 is presented in direct competition to the airbus a380 super jumbo, as it has been dubbed. Transaero also has ordered four of boeings biggest passenger jet the 7478 intercontinental. Transaero finally firmed up their four mous, and two more are showing for an unidentified customer. But more exciting are six new firm orders for the 7478i. Though some of the early 7478is will be vip aircraft, the first to enter airline service will be with lufthansa, and were proud to show it off to you today. The best seats on the airplane are the seats 22a and 22k as these seats have extra legroom due. I purposely book the flights via frankfurt in order to.
According to the official boeing order book, there are still 7478 passenger aircraft left to send. Now concorde that was a truly beautiful aircraft, a mammoth hit with those who could afford to fly her but not a great commercial success, boeing is desperate for new sales and with such a dismal order book it looks as if this new 747 varient will have a similar production run as concorde with about the same degree of commercial viability. A ups spokesperson told reuters that the 747 is an efficiency machine for the specialist cargo airline. What about an e4b replacement, there are 4 of them. The boeing 7478i was designed with a variety of airlines in mind, not just exclusively for lufthansa. The aircraft build on the companys 2016 order of 14 boeing 7478fs. The first class and business class sections of the 747 8 enable airlines to offer passengers the most private and premium accommodations in the sky. New 747 8i orders boeing updated their final order and delivery tally for 20, and theyre showing that they did in fact deliver 24 frames last year. Joe sutter father of the boeing 747, lsf doric aviation. It is the largest and heaviest aircraft produced in the united states. One of them was the last order for korean airlines and the other for an unknown 7478 aircraft recently removed from the ledger which was originally headed for the russian airline transaero. So its no surprise that on highvolume routes the 7478 offers premium revenue potential.
The latest buyer of 7478s is boeing the seattle times. Theres been plenty of reasons to question the longrange health of planes like the boeing 7478i and the airbus a380. The boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the jumbo jet,45 is the first widebody commercial airliner ever produced. My ride for the next 9 hours, a lufthansa boeing 7478i photo. Boeing designed the boeing 7478 because of the possibility that it would be a successful cargo aircraft, it has. We welcome your comment below, is there more we could be showing or are there topics you would like to see. Boeing offers both passenger and freighter versions of the 7478, but. With wit and warmth, he gives an insiders sense of. However, these seats are a little narrower than standard as tray tables are in the armrests making them immovable. Here you can find out all about the latest generation of the jumbo jet, on which you can fly with lufthansa on numerous routes enjoying the greatest comfort and our best service. Ups has exercised options to order 14 additional boeing 7478 freighters, providing additional capacity in support of accelerating demand for u. With the airbus a380 no longer in production, will airlines looking for vast capacity look back towards the classic jumbo jet. Boeing announced that china will order 200 aircraft worth a. A look at the remaining airbus a380 and boeing 747 orders.
The 747 order was only officially cancelled on boeings order book earlier this year when they booked the 787 order. A380 vs 7478i lufthansa economy class flight comparison. The new 747 8 is the next generation of this iconic aircraft and benefits from technologies and enhancements that were used to create. I would avoid row 1 as the suite size in itself is smaller due to the narrowing of the nose section no embedded personal closet in the suite but just the seat. Boeing has received a combined total of 8 orders for the 7478.
Boeings latest market forecast says global demand for passenger and cargo jets will reach 42,730 aircraft over the next 20 years. Now that the 7478 intercontinental has achieved faa and easa certification, its nearly time for that first delivery. As boeing prepares to build the new everett wing factory for its new 7779x twinjet, it could also be building the coffin for its largest aircraft, the fourengine 7478i, assembled nearby. A departure video is posted below, hear for yourself. Miami boeing has less than two dozen confirmed 7478 aircraft orders left to fill, and there has been little change to the order books over the past year, although in a report by bloomberg, randy tinseth, vice president of marketing for boeing, did say that there are some near term opportunities for the 7478. The first class and business class sections of the 7478 enable airlines to offer passengers the most private and premium accommodations in the sky. I am very happy when i fly with the airbus but today i flew with the boeing 7478i and the seats are very small and uncomfortable i will not fly with the boeing again. Boeing 7478 intercontinental specs, interior, seats. The boeing 747 8 freighter and 747 8 intercontinental are the largest iterations of the classic boeing 747 model which has the ruled the skies for four decades. Having spent a decent amount of time on lufthansas 7478i during the press events last week and also on the inaugural flight from frankfurt to dulles ive put together a quick guide on which seats are good and bad on board the aircraft. The boeing 747 8 intercontinental and boeing 7478 freighter are the next progressions of the iconic boeing 747 which has been queen of the skies now for nearly 40 years. So its no surprise that on highvolume routes the 747 8 offers premium revenue potential. With only eight more airbus a380s orders left to fulfill from the airbus factory, we are officially. The order book was buoyed by a commitment in 2018 from ups for 14 additional 747 freighters, and it remains a popular choice of aircraft for shifting goods around the world.
We plan to use these planes on various combinations on various routes, pleshakova says. In a pitch designed to save the boeing 7478 and simultaneously kill the prospect of an airbus a380neo, emirates airlines has received a pitch for 100 of the slowselling boeing, two sources familiar with the situation tell leeham news and comment lnc. But more exciting are six new firm orders for the 747 8i. Boeing exec says the 747 jumbo jets future will be as a. Air china became the second airline monday to take delivery of the boeing 7478 intercontinental passenger jet, the u. Information on boeing 7478i flights by experienced travelers. Can boeing still count on a 3 x b7478i order from the usaf for the af1 replacement.
Boeing finally conceded publicly tuesday that while the allcargo model of its 747 jumbo jet will continue to sell, the longtime queen of the skies has no future as a passenger plane. Boeing admits its 747 queen of the skies has no future. Flying business class on the upper deck of a lufthansa. The good news is that this reduces to four the number of socalled white tail 747 jets aircraft already built but now without a buyer. The date, order type and size exactly match an unidentified order in the march order book. The company has repeatedly slowed the 747 assembly line, most recently to an output of six jets a year, as the order book thinned.
The first version of the boeing 747 quickly acquired the nickname jumbo because of its awesomely gigantic dimensions. For boeing, march showed order inflow for the more. Boeing 747 8 orders and deliveries modern airliners. Zvezda 7010 civil airliner boeing 7478 plastic model kit scale 1144 lenght 20. Air china is second to get boeings newest, biggest 747. And i too hope for klm decision to buy 7478i before boeing stop production. The boeing 7478 is a widebody commercial airliner being developed by boeing commercial airplanes. Transaero is scheduled to take delivery of its first of those jets in 2015, as well. And with more than 400 seats available, this new 747 creates a unique opportunity to maximize the bottom. Excellent book on boeings 747, its developmental history and use, etc. The stretched 747 advanced was launched as the 7478 on november 14, 2005, for a market forecast of 300 aircraft. New 7478i orders boeing updated their final order and delivery tally for 20, and theyre showing that they did in fact deliver 24 frames last year.
Abyt was 4 months old and the others less than 2 years old. I have the rights to all the footage in this video. Boeing wins lifesupport order for 7478 from korean air. The struggling boeing 7478 leeham news and comment. Manufactured by boeing in the united states, it is among the worlds most recognizable aircraft. I recently received an invitation to join some friends that were headed to oktoberfest in munich, germany. I make sure the plane is a 747 when i book the trip.673 605 310 1473 687 862 1386 537 811 425 946 961 1252 1375 561 720 1213 88 528 81 1027 1591 637 520 723 950 625 1473 879 1229