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Is there any news on 747v2? Since most airliners are retiring their 747,I wish pmdg will release this beautiful queen soon before she retires.

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United has stated on their employee's website recently that they presently expect the B747-400 to remain in service until 2020.  I'm sure PMDG will beat that by a wide margin,

 

Myself, I can hardly wait to buy version 2 of the "Queen of the Fleet"! 

 

Frederick 

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If there was any news about this, or any other, development, it would be in a sticky in the General Forum.

Hence, there's no news on it, and no pictures since the last update on it by Robert.

All we know is that development has started, and everything else is pretty much conjecture, since there's not a lot of information around.

I have a feeling, but this is just me speculating, that the SP1c for the 777 will have a priority over the 747v2 for now. Depending on how the teams are arranged, some modelling and texturing might already have been done. (Again, that's pure speculation from my side.)

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I was recently in the flight deck of a British airways 747 and the crew said they were keeping their 747s for at least another 15 years.

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Does anyone know if PMDG is thinking about making a 747SP expansion for the new V2, that would be incredible if they did!

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How could they? The 747SP was a derivative of the classic 747s, not of the 747-400, which PMDG is making.

They're two entirely different airplanes.

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Im wondering if they just started for V2?? Any pictures? :rolleyes:

 

A couple years ago, actually...

 

They showed some pictures at the Konferenz in München.

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Could someone of you predict the approximately release-date of PMDG-747-400V2 according to your knowlage with +- / 50 percent  error ? Thanks in advance.

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Somewhere between now and 2020, with an error margin between 2017 and 2023 (you asked for 50%, didn't you?).

All kidding aside, those things are VERY hard to predict, even for the developers themselves, let alone for guys on a forum who know pretty much nothin about that development, since PMDG is not a public company.

They don't give us release estimates, because those are promises that can't be kept, ever.

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The aircraft shown on the screen is the 747-8i. Go to ~1:20 and you'll hear him explain. Apparently those old cows don't know everything.

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Based on having less than 15 in the ACTIVE fleet and retiring atleast 1 every 6-8 weeks I reckon it'll be sooner than we want. :(

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I don't have a clue where you got that number from, but last I checked (not too long ago), BA still had 40-something 747s in the active fleet, not 15.

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Based on having less than 15 in the ACTIVE fleet and retiring atleast 1 every 6-8 weeks I reckon it'll be sooner than we want.

 

According to the British Airways official site they have 57 in their fleet - http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/about-ba/fleet-facts/boeing747-400

 

And according to "The BA Source" which tracks their fleets they have 46 active 747-400s - http://www.thebasource.com/boeing747-400.html

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In the general updates announcement, 747-400 V2 was mentioned as being under way.

I am hanging out for this as it would allow us (old time wanna bees) 747 cockpit builders to get the interfacing we need for our hardware (I hope).

I know the majority of builders like the 737 and I have even seen a very nice A320 build, but the 747 is still the "Queen"

 

AlexB

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Alex (by the way, FULL names are required on every PMDG subforum),

 

If you're a cockpit builder, and want to simulate the 747, there's already a VERY good alternative out there: Aerowinx.

For cockpit builders especially, it's probably a lot better suited than what PMDG is about to offer.

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I wish PMDG wasn't so closed lip a screen shot every now and then would good for marketing and would by hyping a product.But what do I know I only have been going to school for this kinda stuff for 4 years lol

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