Korean Air orders five 747-8I's

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Korean Air orders five 747-8I's

Post by RatherBFlyin » 05 Dec 2009, 03:26

With a list value of $1.5 billion, these aircraft should fit quite nicely between the 777-300ERs and A380's that Korean Air is getting.

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Post by caps1237 » 05 Dec 2009, 04:02

Great news to see, with rumors of an even bigger Asian carrier 747-8I order coming in, this program is looking good. Definitely what I wanted to see happen with this iteration of the '47.
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Post by Northwestdc9 » 08 Dec 2009, 04:39

Excellent news! Good to see that Korean will continue to be a 747 operator, the true Queen of the Skies.
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Post by Dennis » 08 Dec 2009, 14:11

Boeing's mistake here is offering only the GEnx option for the engines. Had they offered RR or maybe even PW, I'm pretty sure BA would've gone for some as would've some other airlines. Maybe Japanese carriers?
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Post by Aaron Robinson » 08 Dec 2009, 14:28

Northwestdc9 wrote:Excellent news! Good to see that Korean will continue to be a 747 operator, the true Queen of the Skies.
Korean Air had already ordered several freighter versions, as have many major cargo operators.
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Re: Korean Air orders five 747-8I's

Post by RatherBFlyin » 08 Dec 2009, 14:44

Dennis wrote:Boeing's mistake here is offering only the GEnx option for the engines. Had they offered RR or maybe even PW, I'm pretty sure BA would've gone for some as would've some other airlines. Maybe Japanese carriers?


I could be wrong here, but wasn't GE the only engine manufacturer that offered a new engine design?

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