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Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9  
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 49087 times:
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Part 8 is getting longer and longer, so here is part 9. Enjoy.

Here the link to part 8:

Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 8 (by SA7700 Jan 12 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7416 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 49075 times:

How many 8is have been delivered to LH?


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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 49059 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
How many 8is have been delivered to LH?

Only 1: D-ABYA, but D-ABYC will follow soon. It was planned end of June, but slightly delayed.

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User currently offlineAlitaliaDC10 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 48654 times:

LH seems to only have scheduled 74H flights FRA-IAD until end of October. After this date it shows 744. Does anyone know when LH will update the system with more 74H flights? And the new services to LAX ORD DEL BLR to be operated by the 74H?


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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 20 hours ago) and read 48603 times:
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Quoting AlitaliaDC10 (Reply 3):

End of October the winter schedule starts, so I guess it is simply not loaded into the system yet.

Once the next airplane arrives, rumors say it will fly to DEL daily... But not confirmed.

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10697 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 48524 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 4):
Once the next airplane arrives, rumors say it will fly to DEL daily... But not confirmed.

Lets hope so, as I´m flying to India again in a few months time.


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8994 posts, RR: 76
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 48478 times:
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Quoting na (Reply 5):
Lets hope so, as I´m flying to India again in a few months time.

Yes, we hope so as well. And hopefully the next frames show up on time in FRA...   

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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2102 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 48376 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 4):
Once the next airplane arrives, rumors say it will fly to DEL daily... But not confirmed.


And Bangalore? I heard rumors of Bangalore.

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User currently offlineual747-600 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 47773 times:

LH #2 747-8i Flying out tonight.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH9875

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User currently offlinewarden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 47754 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 6):
Yes, we hope so as well. And hopefully the next frames show up on time in FRA...

Forgive me if this has been asked for and/or you're not allowed to answer, but have you done any -8i flights yet?



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7416 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 47753 times:

Quoting ual747-600 (Reply 8):
LH #2 747-8i Flying out tonight.

Alright!    congrats to Boeing and LH for gettin' this done!



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User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3367 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 47629 times:

Will D-ABYC be booked as a June or July delivery?

User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (2 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 47590 times:

D-ABYC just departed (02.01 PDT) Paine Field (KPAE) towards Frankfurt (EDDF).

After arriving at FRA/EDDF the aircraft will be scheduled for Post Delivery Maintenance (PDM) at Lufthansa Technik, before entering commercial operation in a few weeks time.

Full aircraft data :
L/N 1451 - 747-830, RC023, serial number 37828, , Lufthansa #3, full livery, D-ABYC, F/F June-07-2012, Acceptance date June-30-2012, Delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date July-01-2012.



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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 582 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 47023 times:

Did RC004 deliver on 29 June? If it did, then it should fly away to a mod shop today (2 July).

RC558 has a B-3 flight scheduled for today. She is supposed to be delivered on 13 July. There are three more deliveries scheduled for July: freighters for TLS and NCA, and DLH's 3rd 747-8i.


User currently offlinestarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 46925 times:

Sending five 747's on their way should clear up some space at the airfield.

It still looks like the 747 deliveries are going to outpace the 787 deliveries.



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 46920 times:

Delivery flight of D-ABYC, landing at EDDF/FRA, July 01-2012

Original uploaded by CAC Photography - (IIyama1910), for other sizes see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/32090718@N05/7481399490/


Also an interesting picture of RC601, one of the early produced airframes, now in refurbishment for delivery, emerged on Matt Cawby's KPAE blog.
In this picture RC601 is visible in building 40-24. The aircraft is jacked for stress relief at both wing roots and at the tail.
Is this done to change some (structural) wing root or fuselage parts to increase the operating weights and/or OEW reduction ?

http://paineairport.com/kpae5202.htm

Aircraft data : L/N 1430 - 747-8HVF, RC601, serial number 37580, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #1, registration VQ-BGZ (Volga Dnepr Group) , full ABC livery.

[Edited 2012-07-02 08:32:52]


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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 582 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 46571 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 15):
Also an interesting picture of RC601, one of the early produced airframes, now in refurbishment for delivery, emerged on Matt Cawby's KPAE blog.
In this picture RC601 is visible in building 40-24. The aircraft is jacked for stress relief at both wing roots and at the tail.
Is this done to change some (structural) wing root or fuselage parts to increase the operating weights and/or OEW reduction ?

Just a guess, but RC601 might be jacked up for a gear swing test.

She should be emerging from the 40-24 this weekend, and then the 40-24 will only be used as the 787 surge line for the foreseeable future.


User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 582 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 46178 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 13):
Did RC004 deliver on 29 June? If it did, then it should fly away to a mod shop today (2 July).

RC004 delivered on 29 June. Flyaway date and time is TBD.


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2116 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 45697 times:

Due KPAE Runway 16R/34L closure (final phase of runway rehabilitation project) from July 03 - 04.00PM till July 09 08.00AM we will (probably) see no deliveries in the next few days.

See page 2/4 : http://www.painefield.com/pf_pdf/PAE..._%20Runway_Closure_Calendar_v4.pdf

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On Matt Cawby's July 03 Everett flight line video the last assembled 747-8 Intercontinental is clearly visible.
LN 1459, RC006

Screen shot, elapsed time 23 seconds, see :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14qA3L3amWg&feature=player_embedded

The unpainted aircraft , in the middle, with white rudders, must be L/N 1459 - RC006 a new 747-8I/BBJ.

Could this be 747-8LQ, serial number 41060, test registration N455BJ ????

Note : The same aircraft was already noticed at June 30, but partly obscured by other aircraft, see at the back :
http://paineairport.com/kpae5198.htm



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User currently offlinesweair From Sweden, joined Nov 2011, 1819 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 45672 times:

Is that a B52 in that picture? What does it do at Everett?

User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 45648 times:
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Quoting sweair (Reply 19):

B-52 belongs to Museum of Flight. If you look closely at Cawby's pictures you can often see the #1 727 and a Comet which are also part of the museum.



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User currently offlinetdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 21, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 45437 times:

Quoting sweair (Reply 19):
Is that a B52 in that picture? What does it do at Everett?

Sits there and does very little.

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 20):
B-52 belongs to Museum of Flight.

I think, technically, it still belongs to the USAF, but it's definitely under the care of the Museum of Flight restoration group. Last time I went around it nobody was doing any work so it may be a future project for them.

Tom.


User currently offlineKDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 45410 times:

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 21):
I think, technically, it still belongs to the USAF, but it's definitely under the care of the Museum of Flight restoration group. Last time I went around it nobody was doing any work so it may be a future project for them.

A little off topic but there is a second museum B-52 at the USAF Museum at Dayton. It is a G model that took a SAM and had about 300 shrapnel holes in it.

Excellent new about the 2nd LH delivery!!!!


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3519 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 45377 times:
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Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 21):
I think, technically, it still belongs to the USAF, but it's definitely under the care of the Museum of Flight restoration group. Last time I went around it nobody was doing any work so it may be a future project for them.

That's correct USAF retains title & control is with the USAF Museum at Wright Patterson... I've been keeping an eye on that 52 for some years now and I've not seen any major work done on it.

I'm curious how they plan on getting the 52 & the Comet down to Boeing Field... I know what the plan is for the 727, but they don't seem to be making a lot of progress....



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User currently offlineqblue From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 45318 times:

One of the YVR rampers told me that they have a new 747-8F arriving from Boeing Friday 13Jul at 1500 overnight, load cargo and depart 14Jul 0800.

25 Laddie : Yes, it is. She is destined for a VVIP customer on a day TBD. LN 1460, 1461, and 1462 are now in the 40-22 final assembly line.
26 Post contains links atlengineer : There are actually lots of displayed B-52's still left around the world. See the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...splayed_Boein
27 Post contains links and images cargolex : ....Or where the would put the '52 and the Comet down there. They'll need to expand the parking lotairpark if they're going to fit anything else at M
28 canoecarrier : Doubt there's any room to do that at the airpark. Not since they built the building that will house the Shuttle Trainer. They found room for the shri
29 Post contains images 747classic : According the latest Boeing delivery list (updated today) , two 747-8 aircraft are delivered in June. Total delivery count in 2012 is 13 aircraft. Tot
30 someone83 : 747Classic, are you making a monthly status for the 747 program as you did last month? (think it was June 2nd)
31 tdscanuck : They're already working on it. The building under construction to the north of the airpark is the new home of Aviation High School; the space between
32 cargolex : That was what I had figured. There simply isn't any more room in the existing space, which is a bit of a compromised space anyway, and that land is j
33 Laddie : Deliveries currently on the schedule for the last half of July: LN 1431 first -8F for NCA LN 1453 third -8i for DLH LN 1457 -8F for CAT LN 1458 -8F fo
34 Post contains images PHX787 : weird question: If all of the 748iBBJs are heading for Oil moguls, why are they listed in the U.S.A. section of "country?" Is one of them secretly th
35 canoecarrier : Thanks Tom. Even the museum doesn't advertise that. They just recently opened the original 747 prototype "City of Everett" for tours during the weeke
36 bikerthai : I don't know if this has anything to do with your question, but I think Boeing Business Jet is a separate entity withing the Boeing Company. So, when
37 tdscanuck : What?! Figures that, weeks after I leave Seattle, they open that thing up after lusting after getting onboard for 7 years... It is. BCA delivers to B
38 PHX787 : How many completion centers are there?
39 CCA : Yes it's the CX jet, first time for CX to do a freight run on a delivery flight.
40 United787 : Forgive me, I haven't been following this thread too closely but how is the production of the 748s going? Are they happening at a normal pace and orde
41 Stitch : The production rate has been raised at two per month. I expect there is change incorporation going on, especially with the earlier freighters, but it
42 Post contains links 747classic : Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (July -07-2012) 40 Completed airframes , 22 delivered (marked : @ ) L/N 1420 - 747-8R7F, RC501, serial numb
43 PHX787 : Does this normally take this long for a 747BBJ? Where is LH #1 ?
44 Post contains images 747classic : Yes LH #1 = the first produced Lufthansa 747-830 with tabulation number RC021. This aircraft is stored at KPAE and will be delivered after refurbishm
45 Laddie : Do you mean the first 747-8i ("Intercontinental") delivered to DLH? That would be RC022. She is currently plying the route between FRA and IAD, I bel
46 SEPilot : That is LH #2. LH #1 was was used as a test aircraft, and needs refurbishment prior to delivery. LH #1 refers to the first one built, not the first o
47 Post contains links tdscanuck : Fifteen. Go to http://www.boeing.com/commercial/bbj/ and click on Design Centers > Completion Centers for the list. Sort of. The number of 747BBJ'
48 Post contains links 747classic : KPAE RW16R/34L has been re-opened at 08.00AM July 09. 747-8 delivery and test flights started immediately. -------------------------------------------
49 Laddie : Another? According to my records, this is the first customer flight for RC558. There were two or three flights by Boeing pilots previous to this flig
50 Post contains links 747classic : RC578/N851GT is visible at the KPAE flight line in full Panalpina livery : http://paineairport.com/kpae5220.htm Full aircraft data : L/N 1458 - 747-87
51 N14AZ : Question: what's the status of the first QR - VVIP B 748i delivered some months ago? As far as I know it's not yet in Hamburg for cabin outfitting at
52 kanban : wasn't going to have aerolofts installed and maybe an elevator before going your way?
53 Laddie : The delivery date for DLH's 3rd 747-8i (RC024) has slid about a month. There are some small issues with the airplane that need to be resolved. No big
54 someone83 : Had its first flight yesterday
55 Post contains links Laddie : RC558 has been delivered to CAT and has filed a flight plan: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPA3337
56 skipness1E : What's CAT here?
57 Post contains images nra-3b : Obviously he means Cathay Pacific or CX or CPA......... CAT is Civil Air Transport, a company I was associated with about 40 years ago They no longer
58 NYC777 : Looks like 747-8 deliveries are starting to heat up. When will they get through the inventory of aircraft still sitting at Everett?
59 Post contains images RobK : CAT is probably Boeing's code for Cathay. 'Laddie' may be able to confirm for you, unless he's just making them up!
60 Laddie : CAT is indeed what Boeing uses. Sorry for the confusion.
61 ual747-600 : Does that mean DLH will get 2 747-8's in August? UAL747-600
62 Laddie : I don't think so. The only other 747-8 on the delivery schedule for August is RC546 for KAL. Here's the way I see the deliveries for July and August:
63 na : No. One in August, two in September. The next two then in early 2013.
64 Post contains images skipness1E : No probs, good you let the CAT out of the bag * leaves Wonder if and when we can expect to see these beauties at Heathrow now they have so many deliv
65 SQ22 : I heard a rumour that the delivery date of L/N 1435 LH#4, registration D-ABYE, has been postponed to 2013. Can anone confirm/correct this rumour?
66 Post contains links and images flood : No idea, but just a week ago she was looking a little miserable tucked away at the other end of the field. Larger version here
67 Post contains images SQ22 : Nice pic. I heard that Boeing has asked Lufthansa to postpone the delivery and Lufthansa agreed, hence a 744 which should be phased out in 2012 will r
68 PHX787 : When will KZ get their first 748F? I'll be in Tokyo on Friday and I was hoping I'd get a glimpse of a 748 during my time at NRT
69 Laddie : A delivery ceremony for RC523 is scheduled for 25 July. I do not know when the airplane flies away to enter service.
70 Post contains images PHX787 : Oh wow, I'm flying into NRT on July 27, so maybe I'll see it at the cargo ramp. Congrats to KZ
71 earlyNFF : To me it appears, Boeing isn´t willing/able to bring this aircraft to delivery status. Maybe they figured out they have to pay the smallest amount o
72 Post contains images Stitch : So they're just going to write off and destroy a $300 million asset?
73 Post contains images earlyNFF : I´m not from the bean counter fraction, my guess is: from all the pending deliveries this one would cost them the least... It would not be a write o
74 kanban : Maybe Wilco737 will shed some light on the issue.. there seems to be an information vacuum surrounding line #1435.. and then again it maybe there is a
75 Post contains links 747classic : RC578/N851GT Delivery Flight just airborne from Paine Field (KPAE) towards Huntsville (KHSV), call sign GTI9037. See : http://flightaware.com/live/fli
76 Laddie : Boeing delivered the first 747-8F to NCA (RC523, LN 1431) today. Flyaway is scheduled for tomorrow. From the press release: The environmentally focuse
77 Laddie : Interesting comment. You have evidence for this conclusion?
78 cargolex : I find that extremely hard to believe. It'll get done, although it may not be top of the priority list.
79 Ronaldo747 : They need all manpower to bring the 787s into the air.
80 Post contains images PHX787 : Alright Congrats Boeing and KZ!!!! I'll hopefully see her on the apron of NRT on Friday!
81 earlyNFF : Evidence? If you cite me, do it uncensored, please! TO ME IT APPEARS. For any reasons, why they asked LH to accept a further delay in delivery, ask B
82 747classic : I am also under the impression (but cannot prove it) that lack of skilled manpower is slowing down the refurbishing of the test and early produced 74
83 Post contains images 747classic : The next 747-8 freighter for Cathay Pacific Cargo emerged from the Final Assembly Line. Screenshot (elapsed time 2.56 minutes) from Matt Cawby's Evere
84 sweair : I have been searching for a picture of a 744 side by side with a 748. But I have not found a single picture, it would give a better view of the differ
85 Post contains links and images 747classic : Perhaps these comparison pictures will do the trick (taken at exact the same distance , angle, etc.) : Original uploaded by nick123n, for other sizes
86 VC10er : When, if ever, would we see an LH 748i at JFK or EWR? Sorry as I'm sure this has been discussed to death- but I have not ever seen it on A.net
87 sweair : Thanks that was perfect!
88 Post contains links KarelXWB : Here is a better shot: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38619847@N05/7667268932/in/photostream/
89 Post contains links 747classic : RC523/JA13KZ just airborne from Paine Field (KPAE) towards Narita (RJAA) for a delivery flight with call-sign NCA696, see : http://flightaware.com/liv
90 someone83 : Had another test flight yesterday according to Matt Cawby's blog. Seems to be a end of August delivery? Is there any other aircraft now scheduled for
91 Laddie : Currently on the schedule for delivery by end of August: LN 1453 RC024 Intercontinental for DLH LN 1461 RC506 Freighter for CLX LN 1460 RC559 Freight
92 Post contains links 747classic : Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (Aug-11-2012) 43 Completed airframes , 25 delivered (marked : @ ) L/N 1420 - 747-8R7F, RC501, serial number
93 PHX787 : Why would it be postponed until next year? Does it really need that much refurbishment?
94 Post contains links 747classic : Original L/N 1435 would have been delivered at the end of September 2012. Several aviation media and forums already reported a delay to 2013, with ad
95 Post contains links KarelXWB : L/N 1435 was moved to the South Ramp (nearby the EMC) back in June. She's not at the flight line anymore. http://paineairport.com/images/kpae8276.jpg
96 Laddie : RC546 will make a flyover of the Boeing Classic golf tournament the morning of August 24. This is the usual flyover by a Boeing jet that marks the beg
97 cargolex : It wasn't very long term, because as of this past weekend, it has again been moved. Not sure if it's back on the flight line, but it is no longer sto
98 Laddie : It's a shuffle game. As of today, LN1435 is parked on the ramp under the control tower.
99 Laddie : This Boeing statement does not say which airplane is involved, but it is probably LN 1446: Boeing has been awarded a contract from VIP Completion Cent
100 Post contains links 747classic : HL7610/RC546, the second KAL 747-8 freighter, is just airborne for a first (B1) flight from Paine Field toward Moses Lake, after two unsuccessful atte
101 Post contains links Laddie : RC024 (third Intercontinental for DLH) is currently on its C-1 flight: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE24 Boeing is planning to deliver the airp
102 Post contains links 747classic : B-LJI / RC559, the next Cathay 747-8 freighter, just airborne from Paine Field for a first (B1) flight to Moses Lake. See : http://flightaware.com/liv
103 Post contains links KarelXWB : http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa D-ABYE L/N 1435 delivery is now listed for 30.09.2013
104 Laddie : That's as good a guess as any. D-ABYE will be taking up space on the KPAE ramp for a long, long time. I see the webpage has old information for the d
105 Post contains images wilco737 : D-ABYD is scheduled to arrive in FRA soon and Start flying couple weeks later, roughly mid September. wilco737
106 Post contains images PHX787 : So when are YOU supposed to be flying the 748i for them?
107 Post contains images wilco737 : Once the company schedules me for it. Wilco737
108 Post contains links KarelXWB : Some activity: "AirBridgeCargo 747-8F VQ-BGZ was moved from the flightline to the fuel dock this evening." @ http://kpae.blogspot.nl/2012/08/paine-fie
109 Post contains links Laddie : Two-week slide to RC506's delivery and flyaway date: they are now scheduled for 10 September. B-1 flight scheduled for 28 August. RC021/D-ABYE spotter
110 Post contains links Ronaldo747 : RC024/D-ABYD will be delivered today http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...5/history/20120824/1900Z/KPAE/EDDF
111 Post contains images wilco737 : Exactly. Will be on its first flight to BLR on September 13th. Bookable on lufthansa.com. wilco737
112 747classic : From twitter (Matt Cawby) , today's 747-8 highlights - Lufthansa 747-830 RC024 D-ABYD is being fueled for a delivery flight to Frankfurt (EDDF). - Car
113 rotating14 : So that makes 3 -8 frames right?
114 Post contains images wilco737 : Correct: D-ABYA, D-ABYC and now D-ABYD to join the fleet. Currently flown to IAD and DEL and from 13th September add BLR to that list. wilco737
115 Post contains images PHX787 : So YOU will?
116 Post contains images wilco737 : Still no. Don't have the training for the 747-8i yet. I hope for October or November. wilco737
117 Laddie : RC546 returned to KPAE before noon. Mission accomplished. FlightAware is working OK. I think the flight was suppressed from display at Boeing's reque
118 Post contains links 747classic : Delivery flight DLH9875 : Take Off video of RC524/D-ABYD : http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1JJJktIK6BQ RC546 Fly-by was ope
119 LPSHobby : aside LH, wich airlines will be the next to receive passenger 747-8I en 2012/2013?
120 Stitch : KE will be the next 747-8 customer, but not sure when their first bird is due.
121 Post contains links Ronaldo747 : Any news about RC571 and RC572, the NTU's of Atlas Air? There is a photo by Matt Cawby http://www.flickr.com/photos/38619847@N05/7862284198/?lightbox=
122 KarelXWB : And RC573? Atlas Air rejected 3 frames.
123 Post contains links and images 747classic : The next 747-8 freighter emerged at the KPAE Flight Line from the Final Assembly Line. Screenshot from Matt Cawby's Aug 25 flight line picture, see :
124 KarelXWB : Boeing could reuse at least the engines. I'm surprised to see those 4 GEnx engines still hanging underneath the wings of RC571 a year after Atlas Air
125 Post contains links 747classic : Also RC573 has been stored with engines installed, see latest available picture (together with another early built stored airframe, without engines :
126 Ronaldo747 : Yes it's three aircraft, I'm sorry. Thank you for the photo. For me, it looks like they're converting RC571 into delivery status.
127 kanban : they would be costly spares and maybe not even of a usable configuration... however I think Boeing is working a sales deal that will take them as is
128 Laddie : You think correctly. There is no plan to cannibalize the airplanes for spare parts.
129 Post contains links 747classic : According Matt Cawby's KPAE blog a double Cathay Pacific delivery ceremony will be held at Aug 28 , starting at 11.00 am PDT. Both 747-867F / B-LJI an
130 na : Seems these two need more out-of-sequence refurbishing/upgrading work to be done than building a completely new frame! Yes. At least it doesnt look l
131 747classic : AFAIK About six months ago, Cathay asked for a delivery delay of two 747-8F aircraft from 2012 to 2013 because of the present downturn in the cargo m
132 KarelXWB : Atlas Air 747-8F N852GT just out of the paint hangar https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/240492380145471489
133 milestones787 : Is this one L/N 1429 - RC571?
134 Post contains links 747classic : It must be L/N 1462 - 747-87UF, RC579, serial number 37571 See : http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...Num_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N852GT[Edited 201
135 Post contains links and images 747classic : RC579/N852GT, the first Atlas Air 747-8 freighter in Atlas Air livery : Original uploaded by Moonm . For other sizes, see : http://www.flickr.com/phot
136 CX Flyboy : B-LJI is due to leave PAE on thursday, arriving into HKG friday.
137 Post contains links NYC777 : Looks like LN1459 is going to make its first flight today. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE506
138 Post contains links 747classic : AFAIK RC506 / LX-VCF is produced as L/N1461. L/N 1459 is a 747-8/BBJ for a still secret customer with variable/tabulation number RC006. Probably the
139 Laddie : RC006 is listed as customer "521" in company documents. I don't know what that means, but there you go. Her first flight is scheduled for the first w
140 Post contains links 747classic : L/N 1439 - 747-8KB , RC002, serial number 37544, BBJ customer Qatar Amiri Flight, A7-HHE. Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin has been installed at
141 Post contains links 747classic : RC506 / LX-VCF airborne from Paine Field for a first (B1) flight towards Moses Lake, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...6/history/20120830/1
142 Laddie : Flight returned to KPAE after only an hour. Reason for diversion unknown.
143 milestones787 : What is the status of LN 1426 RC546 Freighter for GIF/KAL? It was supposed to be delivered by the end of August according to a post earlier in this th
144 Laddie : There has been no change to the schedule that I am aware of. She is still scheduled to be delivered on 31 August.[Edited 2012-08-30 09:35:10]
145 Post contains links KarelXWB : RC546 made its C1 flight yesterday http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvLt9sIACh8
146 Laddie : RC559 has been handed over to Cathay Pacific today, and she just took off on her delivery flight. That makes 7 deliveries to Cathay Pacific, out of 10
147 milestones787 : Any idea when L/N 1430 - RC601 for AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will be delivered? It seems to have been in full livery and on the flight line for so
148 Post contains images RobK : The KAL is not due to delivery til Tuesday from the list I'm looking at.
149 milestones787 : Any idea what the September 747-8 delivery schedule is shaping up to look like?
150 RobK : Laddie may be able to advise better but from the info I have here - HL7610 4th LX-VCF 10th VQ-BGZ 27th N852GT 28th
151 Capt747ret : The KAL is not due to delivery til Tuesday from the list I'm looking at. How can I get a copy of the list?
152 RobK : Unfortunately you can't as it's internal data.
153 milestones787 : Isn't L/N 1456 - Lufthansa #5, D-ABYF scheduled for a September delivery or is it not going to make it?
154 trex8 : When do the first "lighter" planes roll out?
155 747classic : - AFAIK it's an ongoing process, not according building blocks .The presently delivered airframes are substantial lighter already. - All airframes del
156 Post contains links KarelXWB : HL7610 delivery flight http://nl.flightaware.com/live/flight/KAL28D
157 Laddie : D-ABYF is tentatively scheduled for a 24 September delivery. All dates subject to change. Good news. I do not what delayed the delivery from 31 Augus
158 Laddie : RC546/HL-7610 is being prepped for her delivery flight. She seems reluctant to leave the beautiful weather in Seattle.
159 Post contains images wilco737 : Exactly and 4 weeks later it will start flying on the line. wilco737
160 Laddie : Don't buy your tickets quite yet. A new schedule is out, and the delivery has slid one month to 23 October. No reason given. Now we are back to the l
161 Post contains images wilco737 : Nah, I don't buy tickets, I just got the info that I will be trained on the 747-8i in November... New schedule? Ah well. Do you know what the issue i
162 Post contains images RobK : Glad you've said that, thought I was going daft here as no sign of it on the sheet I'm seeing!
163 Post contains links Laddie : No, I do not. According to an article in USA Today, DLH and its customers love the 747-8, so the issue cannot be related to airplane performance. htt
164 Post contains images wilco737 : At least LH and the costumers are happy with it. That's good news. Let's keep the fingers crossed that the airplane will be delivered soon. wilco737
165 Post contains images warden145 : Congratulations!!!
166 Post contains images PHX787 : Agreed! Congrats Wilco! Some uploads are an order
167 Post contains links 747classic : Here are some nice video's of the crosswind landing at Hamburg (HAM) after the ferry flight from Mc.Connell AFB, Wichita (IAB) of A7-HHE at Aug 30. (s
168 Laddie : RC001 (the "Big Orange") is on the schedule for delivery by the end of October. I do not where the cabin outfitting will be done for the VIP customer
169 milestones787 : Does anyone have info on when the refurbishment will be done on the first 3 -8Fs that are currently in San Antonio and when they will be delivered?
170 Post contains links Laddie : CNN posted this article about Greenpoint Technologies' Skyloft for the 747-8: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/07/travel/aeroloft-business-beds/index.html I
171 Post contains links 747classic : The last i heard was a minimum of one year refurbishment time. So RC501 can be ready any moment ?????? RC501, arrival KSKF June-08-2011 RC521, arriva
172 Post contains links 747classic : Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (Sept-08-2012) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
173 Post contains links KarelXWB : L/N 1435 seen at the fuel dock: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/7963898914/in/photostream/
174 milestones787 : So, for those who are far more knowledgeable than me about the processes that go on in Everett......Why is a plane with no engines and in the process
175 tdscanuck : There are several possibilities: -It's basically impossible to work on airplanes that are parked out on the storage areas (the closed runway, Kilo No
176 Laddie : They are probably deactivating the fuel tank in the horizontal tail. In other news: RC001 will go into a paint hangar next week to be stripped of its
177 Post contains links Laddie : RC506 has been delivered to Cargolux and will depart KPAE today: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CLX789
178 Post contains links kanban : it was reported that Air Bridge 747-8F had an "uncontained" engine failure in Shanghai.. Source JACDEC http://www.jacdec.de/news/news.htm and http://w
179 KarelXWB : Source https://twitter.com/MaxABEd/status/246260331184259074 I'm not sure yet if this is true.
180 kanban : dd you read the post before yours?
181 KarelXWB : Oops, only the Air Bridge Cargo part. Sorry. Is it the I or F version ... good question. The deal from 2011 was about 5 747-8I aircraft but the produ
182 RobK : Won't be GECAS because they don't let airlines use their own identifier. All GECAS' own ordered aircraft have the 6N code so as these are FT they are
183 na : Interesting especially in connection with todays 748I confirmation of Air China. Btw, when are Emirates first 748Fs to be expected?
184 Post contains links rotating14 : Those frames were cancelled and replaced with 777F's. Reference below. Sources ---> http://blog.thenewstribune.com/busin...ings-newest-747-loses-f
185 Stitch : DAE still has 10 747-8 freighters on order per Boeing's O&D page (5 ordered on 30-Sep-2006 and 5 on 31-Dec-2007). EK originally ordered 10 frames
186 na : Sounds likely indeed as the number is fitting.
187 Post contains images rotating14 : I see. I fthis is indeed the case, Im curious why it is classified as new when the total tally would stay the same since 5 frames were not gained, ra
188 Stitch : Air China ordered five new 747-8 Intercontinental airplanes, so that is a new order. Boeing also added three line numbers for the 747-8F and assigned
189 Post contains links Laddie : It's true. Click here to go to the thread that is already discussing the issue.
190 Post contains links 747classic : RC579/N852GT , a flight plan is just filed for a first (B1) flight towards Moses Lake with call sign BOE579, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/
191 Post contains links and images 747classic : The next 747-8F for AirBridgeCargo is scheduled today for a first flight (B1) flight towards Moses Lake with call sign BOE601, see : http://flightawar
192 Post contains links Laddie : Ray Conner (president of Boeing Commercial) is reconsidering the rate increases on all the Boeing jets, so Boeing may not ramp up to 2/month after all
193 finnishway : When will KE receive their first 748i?
194 Stitch : Air Cargo remains rather stagnant, though cargo operators do seem to prefer new aircraft (747-8F and 777F) rather then keeping older, less-efficient
195 Laddie : Good question. The order was made public almost three years ago, and the airplanes still have not shown up on the firing order. As Stitch so ably sum
196 Post contains links 747classic : According Matt Cawby on twitter, N6067E / RC001 is now in the paint hangar 45-01 and getting the " full red-orange Boeing Sunrise " paint stripped of
197 Post contains links someone83 : According to ATW Online, Atlas Air will opeeate two 747-8f on behalf of DHL Express/Polar Air express from Q4. The question is then which liveries the
198 KarelXWB : I guess L/N 1462 and L/N 1467 are going to be the 2 frames for the job. The first one is already painted in the Atlas Air livery.
199 Post contains links and images ER757 : Probably something like this one View Large View MediumPhoto © Mark T Smith
200 Post contains images 747classic : Seen the fact that L/N 1462 only two weeks ago has been painted in full Atlas Air livery and not in the mixed DHL/Polar livery of the Polar 747-46NF
201 KarelXWB : That makes sense. I was was not sure about the delivery schedule of L/N 1471.
202 Post contains links KarelXWB : There are 2 unpainted 747-8 aircraft visible in this youtube movie by Matt Cawby. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KELmWprzECI L/N 1464 and ??? L/N 146
203 Post contains images flightsimer : That's such a shame. I really liked that livery and was hoping it would Stay...
204 Stitch : CI painted one of their 747-400's with Boeing's "Dreamliner" house livery, so if they become a future 747-8 customer, perhaps they will resurrect RC00
205 Laddie : I just took a peek outside. L/N 1462 is still painted in the full Atlas livery! The one at the beginning of the video is L/N 1463, and the one at the
206 milestones787 : Any evidence that the newest 747-8F, L/N 1465, RC507, Cargolux #7, reg. LX-VCG has rolled out of the factory yet? I couldn't tell from Matt Cawby's la
207 747classic : According a very reliable source : 747-8 aircraft positions at KPAE as of 25 September. South end of flight line : L/N1459, 1462,1430, 1456, 1464, 14
208 Post contains images Cargolex : Well, if you hadn't seen it before, RC579 is now in the A.net DB in full Atlas colors:
209 Post contains links 747classic : RC603/VQ-BLR, the AirBridgeCargo 747-8HVF aircraft that suffered an engine failure and rejected Take Off at PVG (Shanghai) at 2012-09-11 returned to s
210 RobK : What's up with 601? Broken? Been doing circles for past hour at FL130.
211 Post contains links and images 747classic : A flight plan has been filed for the first(B1) flight of RC025/D-ABYF towards Moses Lake, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE25 D-ABYF at the
212 Post contains links 747classic : According Matt Cawby's KPAE blog RC601 performed a photo flight. See for T/O video RC601 and RC025 : http://kpae.blogspot.nl/2012/09/paine-field-sept
213 Post contains links 747classic : Flightplan for the delivery flight of RC579/N852GT towards KCVG (N.Kentucky Int.) has been filled, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI852 Air
214 KarelXWB : Any news on RC601 VQ-BGZ?
215 747classic : The flightplan has been timed out. So, no N852GT delivery flight at September 29.
216 Post contains images PHX787 : Well finally a 748 is coming into CVG Wish I was home about this time of the year
217 Laddie : I believe RC579 delivered on 28 September. Delivery flight is TBD. RC601 should deliver today. Delivery flight is also TBD.
218 KarelXWB : "Atlas Air N852GT is being towed out for a delivery flight" @ https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/253144934658490368
219 Post contains links 747classic : The delivery flight of RC579/N852GT towards KCVG (N.Kentucky Int.) has departed with callsign GTI9812 : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/GTI9812
220 Post contains images PHX787 : Alright!!! CVG may be losing DL flights but we are getting these amazing heavies!
221 Post contains links KarelXWB : Good news, RC501 L/N 1420 is scheduled to return to PAE today: http://nl.flightaware.com/live/fligh...1/history/20121002/2100Z/KSKF/KPAE
222 Laddie : RC501 will be at KPAE for a few weeks for inspections, then ferried down to KPDX around 21 October to be repainted. RC560's delivery date is now TBD.
223 Post contains links and images 747classic : RC001/N6067E re-emerged on the KPAE flight line as 9K-GAA in full " State of Kuwait " livery. Original uploaded by Matt Cawby, see for other sizes :
224 milestones787 : Wow, what a welcome surprise! Like most of us, I was anticipating a basic white paint job, but that is a great replacement for the "Big Orange" livery
225 Post contains links 747classic : GE has issued a new GEnx service bulletin for inspection of certain parts in the low pressure turbine (LPT) section following the discovery that the s
226 Post contains links and images wilco737 : Part #10 now available here: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10 (by wilco737 Oct 4 2012 in Civil Aviation) This thread will be locked
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