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  • Type Boeing 777-9, or as I call her, B779

    Today I'm not here to read more about 737s and MCAS. Although, even concerning the 737 I heard something through the grapevine. Somebody said that it is not impossible that LH comes back to the club of 737 owners. Probably he didn't quite see a reason why LH today is not able to provide info about a 737 built in 2019 at first hand. But pst. Nobody (!) has yet confirmed that.

    Let's talk about something which is yet in the jetphotos database.

    https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9276810

    What do we see here. A parking position which perfectly fits for a B744. But the 779 has to fold her wings (!) before she fits.
    So, that's a picture of a B779 with folded wings, isn't it?

    On both wings a B779 is able to fold.. more than 3 meters as far as I remember, 7 m in total, from 71,8 m wingspan down to 64,8?

    So, is it a folded B779, or rather a parking position with a 72 x 72 m box? It seems quite tight indeed.

    First flight of a B779 has not yet happened. Expected Q2 2019, they say at en wiki. But that is today. Or tomorrow!
    I need more Fortuna when I say Düsseldorf. Come On!
    LH is member in the 747 club since April 1970. Jubilees do count, believe me.
    Aviation enthusiast, since more than 30 years with home airport EDDL.

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    I like to repeat, I dream a little bit, every day.

    But if Gabe asks me to show sources for what I write here, no problem. I don't invent things, I'm not an engineer. I am an aviation enthusiast since 1983. That means, for most of the sentences which I write, we are able to find a source who has mentioned it before I mentioned it.

    It is not impossible that LH comes back to the club of 737 owners.

    Where did I read that. Oh. I'm able to become old as a cow and still learn something. Try to look for the word airliners, with a searching engine you prefer.
    #1 entry. airliners dot de (compare that to the #3 entry..)

    The #1 entry is my source (German). But I'm able to translate that.
    Spohr denkt nach über die 737 Max

    In English. The LH CEO declares a comeback to the club of 737 owners is not impossible.

    Most of the time, let's say in 99,85 % of all cases which are important for Lufthansa, I really don't invent things!

    PS: And the rest, the 0,15% ? Well. Nobody in the Lufthansa family knows all aircraft in detail. As I said. LH today is not able to publish info about daily ops with B779 and B737 Max.

    But at least concerning B779, this will change very soon..
    Last edited by LH-B744; 2019-04-11, 21:39. Reason: LH-B779.
    I need more Fortuna when I say Düsseldorf. Come On!
    LH is member in the 747 club since April 1970. Jubilees do count, believe me.
    Aviation enthusiast, since more than 30 years with home airport EDDL.

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    • #3
      Darn.

      I thought I could find some sleep somewhen on this nice Friday. But this thing is really

      B r e a k i n g N e w s.

      That means, something which somebody with my avatar was not able to imagine. Until I read it one second ago.

      Lufthansa is going to replace the type x by the B779.

      Now guess what x stands for. The x stands for the type Lufthansa A380-800. I totally do not believe it!

      But I trust the LH en wiki, as I know that (most of the time, i.e. 99,85% of the time) only specialists alter this website. Now you must read what they write.

      Lufthansa A380-800. 6 to be phased out by 2023 and be replaced by Boeing 777-9.
      Wow. Now I need a coffee, at least one.

      I was able to see the 388 coming to Lufthansa, in ..2010? , and now, less than 15 years later, I see six of them going away. There must be reasons. I know that I recently wrote one or two words concerning the end of the 388 production line. Too big and 3 decades too late.

      If even THE LH-A388 route (dt.: Paradestrecke), to Johannesburg, today is served by type LH-B748, then probably I didn't write complete nonsense.

      But really too big, especially for routes where LH does not sell a huge amount of tickets, and there are some, e.g. Dallas TX,
      too big, so that LH sells six type 388 jets, that was not something which I expected!
      I need more Fortuna when I say Düsseldorf. Come On!
      LH is member in the 747 club since April 1970. Jubilees do count, believe me.
      Aviation enthusiast, since more than 30 years with home airport EDDL.

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