747-400F

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works
Date:         03 Mar 93 01:16:32 PST
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The Feb. 22 issue of AW&ST has a photograph of the first 747-400F,
which is currently being assembled at Everett.  I was surprised to
see that it has the smaller upper deck of the 747-100/-200 instead
of the extended upper deck of the -300 and passenger -400 models.
Several years ago I had heard that Cargolux had ordered four or
five 747-400 freighters, with smaller upper decks, but subsequently
heard that Boeing had convinced them to accept the stretched version
to avoid extra engineering and certification costs.  Any idea why
the change of heart?

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