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Alex (Littleal100) Trainee

Hey,
theres a new 747 coming out. It is called the 747-8. it looks real great. here a webpage all about it....tell me what you think.
http://www.747.newairplane.com/

Also a 777-200LR sets a world distance record. Heres a link with that story.
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/background.html

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Alex (Fire_Emblem_Master) Chief Captain

So are you going to go for a type rating to fly it or that 777 or no?

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Alex (Littleal100) Trainee

any Cool

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Alex (Fire_Emblem_Master) Chief Captain

If you had to pick between the two which one and why?

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Tailhook Chief Captain

Thanks for those links Littleal100, I might just add another one, if you don't mind Arrow http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q4/nr_051114h.html

This article^^^contains interesting comparisons and claims, such as:

'Compared to the A380, the 747-8F will offer 20 percent lower trip costs. In addition, the 747-8F will maintain the operational flexibility of today's 747 freighters, with good profit potential at less-than-full loads.'

and:

'The 747-8 also fits easily in today's aviation infrastructure, flying into more than 210 airports worldwide without additional, expensive infrastructure changes required.'

Reading between the lines without having to look too hard, it seems the Airbus-Boeing war/conflict is intensifying Fear Very Happy

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