The future of Freighters

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Dariussssss
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The future of Freighters

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Hello everyone.

With the current lineup of Freighters being slowly phased out,I was wandering,what's the future for these birds? Planes like B747,757,767 ...A300,310 are no longer in production,and it's highly unlikely that both Boeing and Airbus will go for Freighter versions of 787,777-x,A330Neo and A350,so I would like to ask,what do you guys think about it,is there any future for Freighters?

What will happen when the last of the existing Freighters is retired?
Do you think that Boeing or Airbus will go for Freighters with any of the current planes?

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The future of Freighters

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Oh My friend, you could not be more wrong :)

The 747 is still very much in production (BOTH pax and cargo), and there is indeed a freighter version of the 777. In fact, 129 777Fs have been delivered as of February. The 767 is also still in production, with FedEx ordering a whole crapload of the freighter version :)
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...Oh well,I guess I am.


After some searching around the Boeing web site,I have to say that I was really wrong...I mean,what a line up...well done Boeing. On the other side is Airbus...I guess I was right for them...
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yeah, Boeing is pretty awesome. In fact, we now have TWO B-29s flying thanks to them.

For the LONGEST time it was only "FIFI", but thanks to Boeing's Kansas plant, "DOC" was restored and is now flying once again. Interesting thing is.....that SAME plant...was DOC's birthplace. In fact, some of those who originally helped to build DOC originally worked alongside current Boeing employees to put DOC back in the air :)

You can't tell Me that ain't pretty bad ass :)
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Sure is.

I'm just amazed that Airbus can't see the potential in their own planes,most of all in the A350 and A380. I'm not saying that 747 is bad or something,but a full size,double-decker freighter would be amazing. Add to that an incredible range ,8 500 nm,so let's say a 1000 less in a Freighter version ,that's still a pretty serious range.

I just can't understand it... They are talking about some PAX-Freighter program,to convert existing PAX planes to cargo....and that got me thinking about A340-500 F...how bad ass is that? I mean,if u remember MD-11 ,it was a disaster as a pax plane,but spot-on as a Freighter.
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