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Ex-Korean 747-400BCF @ Kbfi? What's The Story?  
User currently offlineflypba From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 432 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

Anyone know what the deal is with the ex-Korean Air B747-400BCF parked at Boeing's hanger at Boeing Field?


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User currently offlineAirlineReporter From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

Was wondering the same thing. While driving by it looked to be unmarked, but still in Korean Air blue.

User currently offlineA388 From Netherlands Antilles, joined May 2001, 10780 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3866 times:

There was a thread on the forum about this exact topic before. Using the search engine you will probably find the information.


User currently offlinepetera380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3817 times:
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As far as I know it is going to act as the base line for the B748.


User currently online747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2687 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3315 times:

According FlightAware (call sign BOE 573) the 744 aircraft came from Incheon Intl (RKSI/ICN) , via Anchorage, and landed at 11.56 PDT Augt. 6th at KBFI.

The aircraft is L/N 748, C/N 24200, B747-4B5(BCF) - EX KOREAN AIR- with registration N794BA and is temporarily stationed in KBFI.
see : http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot....47-4b5bcf-ex-korean-air-flown.html

The arrival of this aircraft is discussed in :
Official 747-8 Flight Tracking Thread #2 (by moderators Jun 23 2010 in Civil Aviation)
Start with reply 71 from Laddie,
"Company sources say that the 747-400BCF will be part of the Flight Test fleet for the next couple of months. Hmmm....perhaps to serve as a baseline against which to compare the 747-8F? But baseline for what? Noise? Fly over the microphones at Glasgow, MT, with the -400BCF, then follow immediately with the -8F?"

For confirmation of the reference landings for the 747-8F test program in Fresno, see :

"Testing, scheduled to begin in early October and continue over several months, will consist of the Freighter and a 747-400 reference airplane making repeated landing approaches."

Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
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