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First 747-400 For UPS (pic)  
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 22854 times:
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http://www.microvoltradio.com/images/kpae1492.jpg

Please do not link directly to the picture, it eats up all of the sites bandwidth. If someone wants to see it they will click the link.

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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 22729 times:

About time! I've been waiting to see 5X's first 747-400F a long time.

User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 22683 times:
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Very nice indeed, thanks for the link.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31124 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 22630 times:
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She showed up in front of the paint shop on Wednesday or Thursday. There is some debate as to whether the VC-25 28000 is still in the 747 paint bay and as such if she was painted at PAE or went somewhere else to have the work done.

A 744 (BOE632) did leave PAE today for MWH, so I wonder if she was it. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE632

I did see a 773ER (BOE552) depart for MWH, as well. I think it was AF's latest bird, but it was unpainted except for the rudder, which looked white with stripes (she was over a mile away so it was a bit hard to make out).


User currently offlineDTW757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1581 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 22591 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
There is some debate as to whether the VC-25 28000 is still in the 747 paint bay and as such if she was painted at PAE or went somewhere else to have the work done.

What work had to be done?



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 22591 times:
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BOE 632 is a LCF.

UPS was painted at PAE


User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31124 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 22572 times:
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Quoting DTW757 (Reply 4):
What work had to be done?

Painting.

Quoting DTW757 (Reply 4):
UPS was painted at PAE

Is 28000 still in the 747 paint hangar or is she back in service? I suppose you could shoehorn a 747 into the 777 paint hangar, but...


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 22246 times:

She looks great. UPS ordered 8 B-747-400Fs, IIRC. Is the registration number N570UP?

User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3212 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 22204 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 7):
UPS ordered 8 B-747-400Fs, IIRC. Is the registration number N570UP?

In addition to 3 second hand from Cargolux, and two passenger conversions for a total of 13. The first one is N570UP.



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 22154 times:

That looks so quality in the new UPS paint. Pitty the old -100s aren't getting the treatment.


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User currently offlineJetfixr757 From Jamaica, joined Jan 2006, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 21968 times:

This aircraft is about 10 years too late for the UPS fleet however the addition is much welcomed.
Jet


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 21968 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 5):
BOE 632 is a LCF.

The curious thing is that in recent days, BOE632 has been flying a lot to MWH and PDX out of PAE. No flights to NGO, CHS, Italy or the UK to name a few examples. So, has LCF2 gotten a new callsign?


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8683 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 21905 times:

When are the converted a/c due in service. Also, Congrats on 5X, I love the scheme.

Hunter



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User currently offlineMPDPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 21756 times:

does anyone else notice the cockpit windows. they don't look like the other 74s do they?


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 21730 times:

Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 13):
does anyone else notice the cockpit windows. they don't look like the other 74s do they?

They don't look physically different to me. Maybe they look different because the frames were painted white.


User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 21549 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 14):
Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 13):does anyone else notice the cockpit windows. they don't look like the other 74s do they?
They don't look physically different to me. Maybe they look different because the frames were painted white.

I respectfully disagree. Take another look. Unless there is some optical illusion going on, it deffinetly looks different. The one frame appears to not line up with the centerline of the aircraft.

Compare this photo with the link pic...


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Photo © Erwin



Anyone else see this?

[Edited 2007-06-12 01:25:52]


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 21529 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 15):
Take another look. Unless there is some optical illusion going on, it deffinetly looks different. The one frame appears to not line up with the centerline of the aircraft.

It must be an optical illusion, but I still think they look exactly the same (unless there's a flaw in the windows, which pre-delivery inspections by Boeing and 5X would have detected at this stage).


User currently offlinePC12Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2453 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 21484 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 16):

I don't disagree, because why would Boeing add something that would obviously add weight and be unnecessary?



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3955 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 21454 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 11):
The curious thing is that in recent days, BOE632 has been flying a lot to MWH and PDX out of PAE. No flights to NGO, CHS, Italy or the UK to name a few examples. So, has LCF2 gotten a new callsign?

Are you forgetting that Emirates B773 A6-ECB is also testing with the same callsign? The LCF hasn't been to PDX at all, that was the B773 for paint. The LCF is still using the same callsign.

R


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21410 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 18):
Are you forgetting that Emirates B773 A6-ECB is also testing with the same callsign?

I didn't even remember that one to be honest.  Confused

But then again, what has LCF2 been doing the last 2 weeks or so?


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9644 posts, RR: 68
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21410 times:
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not really sure what you are trying to say old boy. Flight trackers today showed BOE632 as a B744.

User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3955 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21344 times:

Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 20):
not really sure what you are trying to say old boy. Flight trackers today showed BOE632 as a B744.

Given the fact that there's only 36 seconds between your post and LTUs, was that comment directed at me Royal?

 confused 

R


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21326 times:

Quoting MPDPilot (Reply 13):
does anyone else notice the cockpit windows. they don't look like the other 74s do they?

Maybe it's an illusion because the window is open? The JAL is in flight.



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3955 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21308 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 19):
But then again, what has LCF2 been doing the last 2 weeks or so?

Er, not a right lot! I don't follow the LCF movements so couldn't really tell you what it's being doing at MWH, IDA and GTF. MWH is often used for Boeing test flights though.

Maybe the 787 project have got all the bits they need for now, hence why it's (seemingly) not been carting any bits about.  confused 

R


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 984 posts, RR: 51
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21282 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 23):

Maybe the 787 project have got all the bits they need for now, hence why it's (seemingly) not been carting any bits about.

Unlikely. Components for the second 787 are following right on the heels of LN0001, and some are already on the floor at PAE. There will be constant activity with 787 component delivery from now until the program is concluded.


25 Stitch : She's been sitting at PAE since she dropped off her parts a few weeks ago. She hasn't moved from her spot on the tarmac since, as I drive by her ever
26 Ikramerica : Now that it's been certified, expect flying to be cut quite a bit until they really need them both in the air constantly. Right now, it's still SLOW
27 EK413 : I agree, it sure does look different.. EK413
28 GentFromAlaska : Was the pix taken at PAE? It looks like the pacific northwest.
29 Stitch : Yes. She was towed this morning from in front of the paint shop to the far end of the flight-line. And yes, it does look like the forward windscreen
30 GARUDAROD : If you look really close, you will see the UPS bird is in front of a grey background where the window post is,it makes it appear to be larger than it
31 NWA742 : Great looking bird - I saw her in final assembly on the tour back in May. -NWA742
32 JetMech : I think what you are seeing as an "extra window post that does not line up" is in fact the reflection of light on the curved forward windshield. IIRC
33 N710PS : Holey crap people. It is a peice of paper or perhaps cloth hanging down. If anyone had eyes they would see that it extends down the nose a ways thus t
34 LTU932 : Which would confirm the theory of this being just an optical illusion.
35 Post contains links and images JetMech : I don't know if it is an illusion as such, much less a flaw in the windshield. The forward windshields on the 747 are curved in one dimension only, t
36 Coa747 : One of the Dreamlifters came into PDX a couple weeks ago. As for BOE632 it was also temporarily assigned to the Emirates 777-300ER that flew down to P
37 Rsmith6621a : Nice attempt at self gloss Royal..
38 QantasA332 : Looks pretty good! Anyone have info on what routes the 744s will start operating?
39 Jeffry747 : Thanks for the nice pic! I'm definitely drooling now, and I can't wait until my load crew gets to start loading them up at SDF. Hopefully UPS will hos
40 Psyops : The linked site is not Royal's. But thanks for the contribution anyway.
41 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Correct. If you look close enough, that reflection climbs up the nose, and passes thru the windshield Lee
42 Post contains links and images Qantas744ER : To clarify!! it is a normal 744 window no different from any other Cheers leo
43 NA : Very pretty freighter, the UPS-livery suits it nicely.
44 SDF21 : New Builds 2007 Jun, Sep, and Nov 2008 Mar, Apr, Jun, Sep, and Nov BCF 2008 May, and Nov From Cargolux 2 in 2009 and 1 2010 KSDF- KANC- KSDF starting
45 Jetfixr757 : Just an illusion, folks, relax. They didn't change the frame. Jet
46 Post contains images PC12Fan : Man, I am so sorry you had to demean yourself to deal with us "meaningless" people.
47 Post contains images UPS Pilot :
48 Post contains images OB1504 : It looks like a hell of a climb up those stairs to get to the door on the second floor.
49 Post contains images LTU932 : That 747 looks hungry...
50 Post contains images Stitch : Maybe they feed it those FX 727Fs they're scrapping down at the south end of PAE.
51 Mattcawby : Well done UPS Pilot. Not much cover at that location though, I usually crawl through the bushes on the east side to get a shot.
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