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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Boeing Aircraft Co customer codes

If y'll  always wondered where the number behind the airplane model number is:    I mentioned the 707 mentioned in the origional airplane movie was a Boeing 707 348C   means that the airplane was a 707 300 series airplane and the 48 was the build customer for that airplane.  Looking at our trusty list below, the launch customer was AER LINGUShttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aer_Lingus

Unique, fixed Boeing customer codes have been used by Boeing Commercial Airplanes to identify the original customer for an aircraft since the advent of the Boeing 707.
An example would be a Boeing 747-400 ordered by British Airways would be a Boeing 747-436 (36 being the customer code). The codes do not change if the aircraft is subsequently sold as they reflect the original configuration of the aircraft.
Before the 707, Boeing used a generally similar system to identify the presence of detailed variations or options requested by particular customers, but the codes were not customer-specific. A Boeing 377 Stratocruiser built to the requirements of United Air Lines, for instance, was designated a Model 377-10-34. Today, the permanent code denoting United Airlines is 22, not 34.
The order of codes has not been sequential, as the first 707 was designated the 707-120 by Boeing, so the customer codes started at 21:
  • 21 to 99 - First Sequence
  • 01 to 19 - Second Sequence
  • A0 to Z9 - Third Sequence
  • 0A to 9Z - Fourth Sequence
  • AA to ZZ - Fifth and current sequence
Airlines in italics are defunct.
Code↓ Customer↓ Notes↓
01 Piedmont Airlines 737, 767
02 Northern Consolidated Airlines 737
03 Caribair (Caribbean Atlantic Airlines) Not used
04 Britannia AirwaysThomson Airways 737, 757, 767
05 Braathens SAFEBraathens 737, 767
06 KLM 737, 747, 767, 777
07 Luftwaffe 707
08 Icelandair 727, 737, 757
09 China Airlines 707, 727, 737, 747, 767
10 Wien ConsolidatedWien Air Alaska 737
11 Wardair 707, 727, 747
12 Malaysia-Singapore AirlinesSingapore Airlines 707, 727, 737, 747, 757, 777
13 Ariana Afghan Airlines 727
14 Pacific Southwest Airlines 727, 737
15 Lake Central Airlines Not used
16 LAN Airlines 707, 727, 767, 777
17 Canadian Pacific Air Lines 727, 737, 747, 767
18 British European Airways Not used
19 New Zealand National Airways CorporationAir New Zealand 737, 747, 767, 777
20 Boeing
21 Pan American World Airways 707, 720B, 727, 747
22 United Airlines 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
23 American Airlines 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
24 Continental Airlines 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
25 Eastern Air Lines 720, 727, 757
26 United States Air Force (USAF) - Military Air Transport Service (MATS) C-137
27 Braniff 707, 720, 727, 747
28 Air France 707, 727, 737, 747, 767, 777
29 Sabena/Brussels Airlines 707, 727, 737, 747
30 Deutsche Lufthansa/Condor 707, 720, 727, 737, 747, 757, 767
31 Trans World Airlines 707, 717, 727, 747, 757, 767
32 Delta Air Lines 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
33 Air Canada 727, 747, 767, 777
34 Transair Sweden 727
35 National Airlines 727, 747
36 BOACBritish Airways 707, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777
37 Air India 707, 737, 747, 777
38 Qantas 707, 737, 747, 767
39 Cubana 707 (not del)
40 Pakistan International Airlines 707, 720, 737, 747, 777
41 Varig Brazilian Airlines 707, 727, 737, 747, 767
42 Nordair 727, 737
43 Alitalia 727, 747, 767, 777
44 South African Airways 707, 727, 737, 747
45 Seaboard World Airlines 707, 747
46 Japan Airlines (JAL) 727, 737, 747, 767, 777, 787
47 Western Airlines 707, 720, 727, 737
48 Aer Lingus 707, 720, 737, 747
49 Flying Tiger Line 707, 747
50 Trek Airways
51 Northwest Orient Airlines → Northwest Airlines 707, 720, 727, 747, 757
52 Aeromexico 737, 767
53 United States Air Force 707 (C-137), 737 (T-43)
       
More at this linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_customer_codes
   

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