OyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2647 posts, RR: 4 Posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 33641 times:
Quote: First Boeing 747-8 Freighter Leaves Paint Hangar
EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar in Everett, Wash., Tuesday night sporting a special "light" livery.
Painted white with blue accents, the 747-8 Freighter unveiled a new twist on the Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. It features an oversized "8" on the background of the tail as well as "747-8" on the belly.
The light livery, which saves time and expense co mpared to the full Boeing livery, will remain on the airplane until the flight-test program is completed. After flight test, it will be refurbished and delivered to a customer.
The first freighter will begin preparing for the necessary tests leading up to first flight in early 2010.
Picture will come soon!
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NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10051 posts, RR: 12 Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 33396 times:
Quoting Ychocky (Reply 5):
A video is available on Matt Cawby's KPAE blog.
Thanks a lot.
Makes me wonder why must Boeing have the same house colour than Airbus? Blue tail on white, blue logo. Hmmm.
Great to see it painted anyway, but I´d rather still have preferred the Dreamliner scheme on it. I think they chose the llight scheme not just to save some $$$, but also for the novelty effect.
Dvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1730 posts, RR: 11 Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 32935 times:
Quoting Manfredj (Reply 14): Did they choose this livery because it's easier to convert to the first customer's colors rather than having to strip all the dreamliner paint?
From the linked page above:
"The light livery, which saves time and expense compared to the full Boeing livery, will remain on the airplane until the flight-test program is completed. After flight test, it will be refurbished and delivered to a customer."
Jetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2147 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 32597 times:
Quoting Starrion (Reply 20): What a disappointment. The dreamliner livery would have been incredible on this aircraft.
That looks like it was designed by an eight year old.
The light livery, which saves time and expense co mpared to the full Boeing livery, will remain on the airplane until the flight-test program is completed. After flight test, it will be refurbished and delivered to a customer
Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
Moriarty From Sweden, joined Jan 2006, 179 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 31549 times:
The engines and raked vinglets makes it look futuristic alright, adds a nice touch to an already wonderful a/c. But I kinda miss the long bulb though. The lack of it might make it look even more sleek but the long one makes it look bigger. Bigger is cooler.
Paintjob is ok, but not as good as it might have been.
IADCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1171 posts, RR: 8 Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 31544 times:
Can somebody tell me if the light livery, which saves time and expense compared to the full Boeing livery, will remain on the airplane until the flight-test program is completed? And what will happen after that? I can't seem to tell from this thread.
25 7673mech: I believe the first three are going to Cargolux? In that case they would need to be gray. I think I heard that the next two will be gray.
26 Cosmofly: I love the tail and which stands out and can become a 748 signature that no one would miss. I also love the simple body paint which makes the short hu
27 Stitch: Yes. It will be repainted in Cargolux colors and delivered to them.
28 Manfredj: I'm not worried about the cargo version as it really is the only VLA choice. I think we will see orders of the 748f for many years to come. Matter of
29 NA: Fingers crossed Boeing is topping the 77W figures with the 748I in the end. Then it will sell for sure.
30 Aircellist: So, we are one wavy line away from Eurowhite.
31 413X3: personally I like it, simple yet a very elegant line and tail.
32 RobK: From the Boeing press release : The light livery, which saves time and expense co mpared to the full Boeing livery, will remain on the airplane until
33 Acjflyer: The paint looks fine, and honestly if it meant airlines could start making money and stay profitable if they all went Eurowhite then so be it. It's be
34 Isitsafenow: Its not out of the q. The air force is sniffin' around for a new AFO which will probably be in service 2013 or 2014.
35 WestWing: In the other thread, F9mechanic noted that (not visible in photo) she also has "747-8" painted under the belly.
36 AndrewUber: A Dreamliner livery with a Cargolux tail would have been friggin awesome. This is a fuggly livery, but hopefully it will be in full Cargolux colors so
37 Aesma: Funny, I almost like the 747 stretched like that and with the little bump. The 747 with the big bump is quite ugly for my taste, like a hunchback.