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2012 Boeing 747-8 For Sale  
User currently offlinefpetrutiu From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 910 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 22178 times:

http://www.controller.com/list/list....G&Mdltxt=747-8&mdlx=exact&setype=1

Interesting. Any idea who's aircraft this is and why it's on the market? I found browsing around.

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User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2815 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 22144 times:

If only I was a multi-bizillionaire...


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32094 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 22086 times:
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Is this one of the freighters Boeing sent to California for storage?

It's clearly not one of LH's birds and I believe all of the BBJs currently assembled have been delivered to outfitting centers.

[Edited 2013-05-30 20:24:12]

User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9242 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 21544 times:
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Quoting fpetrutiu (Thread starter):

Maybe it is the 747-8i LH cancelled. The to be registraion D-ABYE. This frame will stay at Boeing and LH will not take it.

wilco737
  


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32094 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21225 times:
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Quoting wilco737 (Reply 3):
Maybe it is the 747-8i LH cancelled. The to be registraion D-ABYE. This frame will stay at Boeing and LH will not take it.

Boeing is currently using that frame to test items like the FMC and tail fuel tank so it's tooling around PAE.  


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9242 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21179 times:
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Quoting Stitch (Reply 4):
Boeing is currently using that frame to test items like the FMC and tail fuel tank so it's tooling around PAE.

Yes, but at one point they will sell it - if still possible depending on its condition (the reason why LH didn't want it anymore). And maybe they offer it already as they know that not many airlines/ People out there want to buy 747-8i   

wilco737
  


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3645 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21128 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 3):
Maybe it is the 747-8i LH cancelled

But that is not a 2012-model


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2341 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 21014 times:

Perhaps RC004 :

L/N 1446 - 747-8JA , RC004, serial number 40065 , BBJ customer : Saudi Crown Prince Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Saudi Arabian Government ), test registration N458BJ, future registration HZ-HMS1 , white livery, F/F May-30-2012, Delivery date: June 29-2012, Delivery flight (N458BJ- CYVR-KSBD) date July 9-2012. Owner : Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah (Corporation). Temp. stored at San Bernadino .
The Future of this aircraft seems to be unsure, because the Prince passed away at October 22-2011. VIP outfitting contract with Jet Aviation (Basel) was cancelled.
Ferried, again with call-sign N458BJ, to Lackland AFB TX at October 06-2012.
Leased to a new customer or delivery to another member of the Saudi Royal Family ?
Ferry flight (N458BJ- KSKF-LFSB) to Basel -Mulhouse at December 28-2012. (Cancelled Jet Aviation outfitting slot occupied by new customer ?)



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User currently offlineRamonKok From Netherlands, joined Dec 2012, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 20874 times:

Couldn't Boeing keep it and be the first 748 LCF? I know its probably to expensive for them to keep it, but it could help with the upcoming 789 frames.


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User currently offlineKU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15795 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 3):
Maybe it is the 747-8i LH cancelled. The to be registraion D-ABYE. This frame will stay at Boeing and LH will not take it.

Why LH will not take it??



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User currently offlinetortugamon From United States of America, joined Apr 2013, 3720 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15477 times:

I do not think they need it for LCF. Aren't they using only three of their four aircraft at this point anyway? It could be that once they go to 12 or 14 a month that even the four is not enough but I think they will be sending wings by barge by then which should open things up.

Do we know if this is a freighter or intercontinental? It did not seem clear to me by the listing.

tortugamon


User currently offlineRonaldo747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15143 times:

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 10):
Do we know if this is a freighter or intercontinental?

It's an Intercontinental, but in BBJ configuration.


User currently offlinewhiplash From India, joined Nov 2011, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 14467 times:

I will buy it if they throw in a free paint job on it..   

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11935 times:

Quoting KU747 (Reply 9):
Why LH will not take it??

This test frame has several differences compared to the 19 others they get. So LH was not too happy about it anyways. Now Boeing is in need of a test frame for much longer than expected, bringing further modifications, so LH and Boeing agreed that this aircraft will stay with Boeing.


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32094 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 10498 times:
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Quoting Ronaldo747 (Reply 11):
It's an Intercontinental, but in BBJ configuration.

Than she must be RC004.


User currently offlineRickNRoll From Afghanistan, joined Jan 2012, 985 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 9876 times:

Donate it to the President?

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