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Boeing 747-8F Leaves Paint Hangar  
User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 34660 times:



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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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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 34852 times:

Official picture not out yet: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=942


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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10766 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 34659 times:

I´m waiting for this since years. The most sought after moment in aviation since the first flight of the A380.

So its in the "light" livery as Boeing calls it. Hmm, in a few hours we´ll see if that looks good on a 747. I guess the beautiful Dreamliner livery will be reserved for the -8I next year then.


User currently offlineJetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 34584 times:

somebody must have a photo of the ultimate development of the most significant airliner in aviation history....................


Where's the passion gone out of the airline industry? The smell of jetfuel and the romance of taking a flight....
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8585 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34572 times:
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Quoting Jetfuel (Reply 3):
somebody must have a photo of the ultimate development of the most significant airliner in aviation history

Sure , there are plenty of photos of DC-3s out there on the web ... but I am not sure why you want to see one posted in this thread about the 747-8 freighter  Wink



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User currently onlineYchocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34594 times:

A video is available on Matt Cawby's KPAE blog.

http://kpae.blogspot.com/


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12763 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34589 times:

More specifically,

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2009/11/747-8-n747ex.html



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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34492 times:



Quoting Ychocky (Reply 5):
A video is available on Matt Cawby's KPAE blog.

Looks nice although not as nice as the real Dreamliner livery. Is it possible to paste the video into this thread?



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User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10766 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34415 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.


User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34420 times:



Quoting Ychocky (Reply 5):

The tail looks really nice but the body seems a bit plain... Too bad they wouldn't put the dreamliner scheme and just accept it as the new house colors... That would look nice.



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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34347 times:

A nice bird, it gains by the stretch compared to old goose, and the engines aren't so out of proportion like on the 788, nor is it an ugly whale.

User currently offlineEBJ1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34255 times:

The paint scheme looks kind of bland compared to what I'd expected to see. Makes you wonder if Boeing is really proud of this new addition to the product line.


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User currently offlineTISTPAA727 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 330 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34242 times:
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The tail reminds me of when Eastern used to paint 757 on the tail. I believe the font is even the same.

Quoting FRAspotter (Reply 9):
The tail looks really nice but the body seems a bit plain...

I agree. I like the way they incorporated the 8. The single line the length of the body distorts the lines of the plane. That might be just because it was at night but still looked odd.

Can't wait to see this bird in the air!



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User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34179 times:
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Quoting TISTPAA727 (Reply 12):
The tail reminds me of when Eastern used to paint 757 on the tail. I believe the font is even the same.

It's Boeing's standard numerical characters. They've been using it for decades.



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User currently offlineManfredj From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34123 times:

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?

Looks sharp...what are the next stages of testing?



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User currently offlineOyKIE From Norway, joined Jan 2006, 2754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34373 times:

Finally

From Boeing.com




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User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 34016 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?

Actually that makes sense. I'm sure it costs less to keep the fuselage mostly white rather than a complex blue scheme especially since it will eventually be repainted anyway...



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User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4455 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 33998 times:

It is beautiful. You know what this looks like? The next Air Force One.

User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1745 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 33954 times:
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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."



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User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 33687 times:

Who thinks that the Dreamliner paint scheme is associated with luck currently?

User currently offlineStarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 33678 times:

What a disappointment. The dreamliner livery would have been incredible on this aircraft.

That looks like it was designed by an eight year old.



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User currently offlineJetfuel From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 33616 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....
User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 33209 times:

Great looking aircraft if now some more customers would order it !!!


It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
User currently offlineMoriarty From Sweden, joined Jan 2006, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 32568 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.  Smile

Paintjob is ok, but not as good as it might have been.



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User currently offlineIADCA From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1328 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 32563 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 Post contains images 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.
38 PlanesNTrains : LOL! Love it! I appreciate the sarcasm. -Dave
39 4holer : Does Boeing have any plan in place to make the transition from test aircraft to customer delivery craft a little easier? I'd guess that there would be
40 IADCA : Please report to the maintenance hangar to have your sarcasm detector re-calibrated. Typical readouts following re-calibration will come out look som
41 Post contains links and images Ikramerica : It already looks incredible on a 747-400. There's a flying example, so why do we need another? Is the dreamliner with CI livery close enough? View La
42 EBJ1248650 : Another point worth stating: This is a cargo bird, not a passenger plane, and cargo birds don't tend to have flamboyant paint schemes when compared to
43 Ikramerica : I personally believe they will paint no more aircraft in the dreamliner scheme, ever. They will give various reasons why up until the day they formal
44 Airplanenut : I drove by the bird this morning, and must say I think the colors, while simple, are classy and look good. It's not the Dreamliner scheme, but it look
45 Flighty : It's not every day that a new VLA makes its debut. Very nice! She will grace the skies for many years.
46 A380900 : Is the tail smaller than on the 747-400? Are vertical and horizontal stabilizers the same size on the 747-8? (they look somewhat smaller to me) Usuall
47 PM : Wasn't there another first flight that was being rather eagerly sought prior to this event...?
48 Post contains images NA : A drawing I made of the new Jumbo-Jet:
49 PM : I'm indifferent about the paint job but this certainly has the most elegant lines of any 747 to date.
50 Post contains links and images VirginFlyer : As I noted in 747-8 Rollout - Thursday Night 12th NOV (by CCA Nov 12 2009 in Civil Aviation) it isn't unprecedented to have a derivative of an existi
51 Cpd : Like it a lot. Looks good, really good.
52 EBJ1248650 : You make a good point. Thanks.
53 YXwatcherMKE : Yes it is somewhat plain paint job, but it still one majestic Aircraft I have ever seen and it is even more so now with the "8". I can't wait to see i
54 Simpilot459 : I think it fits a cargo a/c well. They're already pretty bland without windows, so why not have a livery that exploits that? Also, What does the botto
55 Post contains links Travelhound : http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archive...2009/11/dressed_to_the_eights.html
56 OyKIE : What I liked about the dreamliner livery is that it shows the heritage of McDonnell Douglas. If you look at the MD-90 factory scheme it hav blue and
57 BlueSky1976 : Beautiful bird not she is. * *) in Yoda talk.
58 Oshkosh1 : Just another reason I miss living at Paine Field(Literally...I lived in the former Naval Housing area between the two runways on the departure end of
59 Richard28 : is the reason for the plain paintjob because it weighs less, and will therefore help with the fuel consumption figures during flight tests and certifi
60 747classic : It's a beauty, but this inexpensive livery on this magnificent and underrated aircraft is another financial offer donated by the 747-8 project to the
61 Post contains links CCA : This should satisfy you, gives a nice clear pic you can see the tail skid attachments for the VMU test and also the fact that the -8F has no DOOR L5!
62 Trystero : Thank you. Pretty bird. Or shall I say, the prettiest bird... How long to first flight?
63 Nomadd22 : I thought we'd have to wait for the -8i to see something really special, but I haven't seen many planes that look like they just want to fly like this
64 Revelation : That's what my girlfriend said too!
65 Aircellist : Thanks for the picture! ... I believed the position lights had to be at the end of the wings. I see it is not quite the case here. What are the rules,
66 Manfredj : If you think about it, the cargo version is well suited to a broad white paint job. The blue line accentuates the curves of the airplane while giving
67 Aesma : As a derivative, the 748 won't have to do a real certification process, correct me if I'm wrong ?
68 Tarheelwings : As far as the 747-8, she is a beatiful bird truly worthy of her great heritage, can't wait to see her fly.
69 747classic : A lot of "grandfather rights" will be granted. I expect that she (the Queen) will be certified as a subtype on the 747 type certificate (A20WE). Howe
70 Aesma : What about static and fatigue tests ?
71 Ikramerica : Maybe to save money on the test, but it won't help make the plane look like it performs better, if that's what you mean. No. Just modeled on paper an
72 StudeDave : Don't you mean~ "beautiful bird she is not." I personally think the opposite--- beautiful bird she is!!! Now 'git er in the air Boeing.
73 Skytaxi : As far as I know, white paint weighs the same as any other color of paint. The generic livery is for cost savings. It is very expensive to paint an a
74 VC10er : Screw the livery. This 747 looks as close to the Starship Enterprise as we may get in our lives. Those wings! Those engines! I may cry!!!
75 Tdscanuck : Fuel consumption has weight factored in...altering the paint job weight won't change the fuel consumption figures, just change the OEW for a particul
76 Post contains links WestWing : Randy's blog has a new posting with some more 747-8 photos. In the 4th photo from the bottom of the page there is a clear view of what user CCA observ
77 StudeDave : And that's why the Space Shuttle had it's main fuel tank painted white just two times, right? That mustard yellow paint weighs less then white. That'
78 Stitch : The mustard yellow is actually the color of the tank's insulation jacket, which is now just coated with a clear primer. The white paint was omitted b
79 Pygmalion : Actually the mustard yellow primer weighs less than the mustard yellow primer plus white top coat.
80 Post contains links Rheinbote : A few more here http://www.google.com/search?q=site:...artpdf.com+747-8+special+condition
81 Post contains links N14AZ : There is a nice picture with N747EX in daylight (well, what you call daylight in November): http://paineairport.com/kpae2588.htm I don't know, is it j
82 Stitch : It's not just you. I suppose we'll have to identify 747-8F's by their larger nacelles.
83 StudeDave : I got to thinking about this again last night, and was thinking that might've been the case. Thanks for refreshing my memory~ I knew I had it wrong.[
84 PC12Fan : Just shows how "sharp" I can be sometimes - didn't even pick up that the graphics on the tail were a big 8. Gotta say thought, that I haven't grinned
85 Manfredj : The photo of 748 in the paint hanger looks as if the wings are laden with fuel? Is that possible? Fantastic!
86 Stitch : Most unlikely.
87 Post contains links ADent : From http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=986
88 Post contains links WestWing : Randy Tinseth posted on his blog today with pics of engine test and a nice video of the aircraft painting, Unfortunately, no view in the video showing
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