LH 747-8i has minor setback

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    Posted on my blog earlier today:

    In news out of Boeing today, the FAA is banning the filling of the 747-8i Fuel Tanks located in it’s rear horizontal stabilizer. The reason for this decision by the FAA is due to a vibration that apparently develops in flight when the tanks are full. According to Boeing, the fuel tanks in question add about 600nm to the range of the 747-8i. The 747-8i can still reach all of it’s typical destinations without having any fuel in those tanks. Boeing is obviously working on finding a solution for the problem.
    Lufthansa is set to take delivery of it’s first 747-8i within the next few weeks, and everything that I’ve read about this minor setback does not indicate that there will be any delays in the delivery. Lufthansa is set to receive 20 747-8i’s over the coming months and years.
     
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    This sounds very politically worded. What is a "typical" destination? For Lufthansa- FRA/EZE- or SIN- will they be typical destinations?
     
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    nah, no politics! "typical" in terms of range. just saying that 600nm less in range does not keep the 747 for getting to places it would normally be able to reach.
     
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    8i.... is that a special denomination for LH's 747-800s...??
     
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    its known as the 747-8i (i being for intercontinental). It is not being referred to as -800 for this version. Boeing only refers to it as 8i.
     
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    You know, I'm hoping they'd change the 744 to SFO every winter to a 748.
    Or at least change the SFO-MUC or MUC/SIN to 748 service.. ;)

    Would be great.. :)
     
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    I expect MUC to remain an "all Airbus" base.
     
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    Is Munich all Airbus?
    I think they have some Avro (which are being phased out), some CRJ (Bombardier), some Embraer (i.e. Augsburg), and even a few 737s (although I may be wrong on the 737 part)? Plus the Air Dolomiti fleet which includes ATRs?
     
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    all I have to say is that the 747-8i is one good looking airplane :)
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    It's referred to LH Mainline only.
    The 737 are gone, now it's at least one year.
    All the others are "regionals" and operated by LH Cityline or others.
     
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    Sounds more like April 23 is the big day.....
     

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