Re: 747-300 blended wing-body joint

Date:         17 Jan 99 02:37:48 
From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
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>>The 747-400-style wing/body fairing was made standard for all 747 models
>>from line number 704 in June, 1998 and on.

>Does that mean that Boeing was still delivering -300's in June 1998?  That
>doesn't sound right.

LN 704 was a 747-366 Combi, delivered to Egyptair on June 22, 1988
(reg SU-GAL), so it's right.

>When did the last -300 roll off the line?

The last -300 I'm aware of in LN 810, a 747-329 Combi for Sabena which
made its first flight on September 5, 1990, and was delivered on the
25th of that same month (reg OO-SGD).

That still wasn't the last rope-start (747 Classic, if you prefer) off
the line, though I couldn't find any passenger models after that.  The
last one I found was LN 886, a 747-281F for Nippon Cargo Airlines, which
first flew on November 4, 1991 and was delivered on the 19th (reg JA8194).

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