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Boeing's 747 UltraMega Top To Fly In 2006?  
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16914 times:

I'm wondering when we'll see this whale-of-a-plane starting to fly 7E7 parts?


This may not be an A380, but I bet people are going to think it is...
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/7e7/747wt.html & http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/...3/photorelease/q4/pr_031013g2.html

I couldn't get the pictures to show up on a.net, so I just posted the links. I'm sure one of you can figure this thing out if you want. . .


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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16868 times:

Cool, good news!

Will the 747 UltraMega Top be available for cargo airlines such as SQ cargo and EK SkyKargo??

Rob!


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 854 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16746 times:

Is that contraption called Stork Fokker?

Curius.

Micke//SE  Confused



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User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16735 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
Will the 747 UltraMega Top be available for cargo airlines such as SQ cargo and EK SkyKargo??

I was just doing a "play-on-words" . . . . . .this 747 will be transporting 787 parts for Boeing and no other carriers or cargo carriers for that matter. It should be flying soon (next couple of years) for flight tests. . . .anybody?



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9532 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16610 times:

Finally, a pregnant Jumbo  Wink


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User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16579 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 4):
Finally, a pregnant Jumbo

Who would get that thing pregnant.......it's truely fugly.

Andreas  spin 



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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16513 times:

I don't think the aircraft will be made available for purchase or outside use. There will be 3 airframes and they will be very busy shuttling parts around the globe for the 787 program.


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User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16497 times:

Finally....Boeing's answer to the Beluga!!


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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5790 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16471 times:

The mods on the LDF is supposed to begin a tthe end of this year with first flight and certification for during 2nd half of 2006 I believe. They plan on having three aircraft to support 787 production but right now they have one plane on hand to start mod owrk. I would guess they would be buying the two other planes over the next year.


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17068 posts, RR: 66
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16319 times:

Quoting CX747 (Reply 6):
I don't think the aircraft will be made available for purchase or outside use. There will be 3 airframes and they will be very busy shuttling parts around the globe for the 787 program.

I don't see why not it won't be used for other stuff. The Beluga is used plenty for special charters. There will always be some excess capacity.

[Edited 2005-05-09 18:39:47]


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User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16305 times:

I have read that the Aircraft will be operated and owned buy an outside operator other than Boeing such as Evergreen or EVA off Taiwan.

I will try and find the Story and post the link!


User currently offlineLurch From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16237 times:

Here is the Boeing link on the project!

http://www.boeing.com/news/releases/2005/q1/nr_050222g.html


User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16192 times:

Quoting Lurch (Reply 11):
Here is the Boeing link on the project!

Good link. Thanks Lurch.



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User currently offlineMidnightMike From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2892 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16087 times:

My goodness is that thing a beast or what, what an ugly airplane. Hopefully this is not a prelude of things to come, first the A380 & now the 747 Megatop, two ugly beasts, HA!


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User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 16021 times:

Are there any specs available? Length and diameter of the cargo hold would be of special interest.

Just a speculation: maybe they can sell two of them to Airbus for A380 parts transport. The beluga diameter is AFAIK only slightly too small for the A380 fuse parts. The 747 is also longer than the A300, maybe long enough for the A380 wings. Wing chord, however, will probably still be an issue.

A350



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User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 827 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 15922 times:

How would the fuselage cross section on this compare to the An-225?

User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 15712 times:

It kind of looks like boeings answer to the beluga and a380 combined to make some butt ugly and I also cant see how all the bulges on this would make it anywhere near aerodynamic, I know the beluga flys but the French sort of have a knack of making fat overweight stuff fly) not trying to start a flame war just thought I would get that off my chest


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 15669 times:

Will the 747 UltraMega Top be available for cargo airlines such as SQ cargo and EK SkyKargo??

I would say no.. Much like the Super Guppy and Belgua, it will be single purpose built with one, maybe two units.

Finally....Boeing's answer to the Beluga!!

Sorry, Airbus is behind the curve again... Boeing did the Super Guppy 30+ years ago.

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User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1923 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 14354 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 2):
Is that contraption called Stork Fokker?

Stork Aerospace is going to be a supplier of parts for this plane.

Cheers!



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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13848 times:





There ya go  Smile

Chris



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User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12523 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 19):
There ya go Smile

Hmm, those two pictures actually show slightly different planes (look at the tail section), furthermore the model on the lower picture doesn't look very professional. Obviously, the project is either in a very early state of development or Boeing doesn't want us to know too much.

A350



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User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12421 times:

I believe this is Boeing's attempt at stealing the title of "Ugliest 4-holer in the sky" from the A380....  Wink


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User currently offlineA350 From Germany, joined Nov 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 12298 times:

Quoting 22right (Reply 21):
I believe this is Boeing's attempt at stealing the title of "Ugliest 4-holer in the sky" from the A380.... Wink

I hope Boeing will be fair enough to give it back to its real owner from which Airbus has stolen it - the An125  Wink

A350



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User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12006 times:

Its the flying brick

User currently offlineUSAF336TFS From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1445 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 10788 times:

From what I've read so far, Boeing actually owns the aircraft (They just bought the three 747s) but will use an outside operator. Wouldn't those aircraft need US registrations for the ferry flights within the US based factories as well as the Japanese parts suppliers?


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25 KBUF737 : Imagine that thing with four GE90s
26 Post contains images AC345YYZ : That has to be by far the most fugly airplane, besides the Beluga, that i have ever seen
27 ERJ145LR : I hope i'm not offending anyone, when i say... THATS ONE HELL OF AN UGLY PLANE!!
28 2travel2know : Beauty is in the eyes of whoever will make money flying it. How would it be if it had an all-pax version? Would it compete with A380?
29 Asteriskceo : I believe you stole my word. Give it back!!!
30 ER757 : Ugly, yes - but I will definitely take the drive to Everett to see this behemoth fly.
31 ContnlEliteCMH : Any planes wearing "Jet-A goggles." The real kicker here is that it was some nerdy 717 that did it. Unskinny bop.
32 Cloudy : From what I've heard, the outside operator who will actually fly the planes will be able to charter them out when Boeing is not using them. So there w
33 Post contains images N317AS : I think Airbus made the A380 solely for that purpose.  As long as it flies, who cares how aerodynamic it is? It will serve one purpose and that is f
34 Areopagus : Boeing made the airplane on which the Super Guppy was based, but didn't do the conversion. Aero Spacelines did, IIRC. I don't think the FAA would all
35 M404 : From the link - "Engineers at the Boeing Design Center in Moscow are helping design the freighter's enlarged upper fuselage and rear fuselage" Moscow?
36 Jamesjoyce : The intended cargo for this plane will mainly consist of air, like 95% or more, filling-up the aircraft sections it will carry. In order to seat pass
37 Tockeyhockey : is it really called the ultramega top? sounds like a japanese creative firm had a hand in this. just add super lucky! boeing super lucky ultra mega TO
38 MEA-707 : yes I also wonder if the PR person who came up with the big top and mega top names and so on ever checked gay ads to see what that term would describe
39 Starlionblue : The lower model was not built to look pretty. It was built for wind tunnel testing. You would have to pressurize the fuse, which would make it much h
40 JGPH1A : How are they planning on getting the bits of plane in and out of it ? Will they lower them in through the roof, or will the nose swing open ?
41 Squirrel83 : What is the official name for this aircraft?
42 USAF336TFS : Does anyone know if it's going to have an American registration/operator? I would think it would have to. BTW, the a/c was specifically designed for s
43 Dw747400 : "How are they planning on getting the bits of plane in and out of it ? Will they lower them in through the roof, or will the nose swing open ? " Tail
44 Post contains images Monteycarlos : errrrr, its never going to fly! Something that big could never leave the runway! (Note: I am being sarcastic  
45 BestWestern : The 7fatburger7
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