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Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 14  
User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4364 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 49673 times:
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Due to length here is part 14.

Previous thread: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #13 (by wilco737 Jul 1 2013 in Civil Aviation)


Next flights: WN DSM-LAS-PHX, US PHX-SJD. Return: US SJD-PHX, WN PHX-MDW-DSM
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User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 49596 times:

At last I can get in on the ground floor (so to speak) instead of trying to read reamsof replies. Whats going on with the 747-8 as of late? I had the chance to fly on a LH bird last february, I wish I had another segment soon!


Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 578 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 49478 times:

Quoting WesternA318 (Reply 1):
Whats going on with the 747-8 as of late?

Not a whole lot. RC521 was finally handed over to NCA on October 30. It should make its delivery flight soon.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10657 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 49461 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 2):
RC521 was finally handed over to NCA on October 30.

Excellent news, thank you!



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe.
User currently offlinemilestones787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 49174 times:

Any idea where I can find some pictures of all the 747-8s parked around Paine Field? Thanks.

User currently online747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2083 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 49236 times:

Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (November 01 - 2013)
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Updates from previous listing (October 01 - 2013) :

- Firing Order sequence : 747-8B5 (KAL) RC051 moved from L/N 1508 to 1506
- Added to Firing order L/N1504, L/N1505 and L/N1507
- L/N 1505 is allocated to an additional (not yet ordered) Cathay freighter #14.
- Emerged from Final Assembly Line : L/N 1489-RC528, L/N 1490-RC510
- First (B1) Flight : NIL
- Delivered : L/N1421-RC521 (no actual delivery flight yet)
- Stored at KMZJ : NIL
- Returned from KMJZ : L/N 1479-RC525, L/N 1482-RC605
- L/N 1435-RC021 (the current 747-8I test aircraft) : DLH listed as customer again.


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71 Completed airframes , Delivered 57 (marked : @ ), Delivered 2011 (9), 2012 (31), 2013 (17)
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@ L/N 1420 - 747-8R7F, RC501, serial number 35808, F/F Feb-08-2010, test aircraft #1, original painted in the light Boeing livery, test registration N747EX, selcal code CK-EQ, During flight testing recorded 870+ hours in 354 flights, Ferried June-08-2011 to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, for refurbishment to delivery standard. First test flight after refurbishment Sept-29-2012. Returned to KPAE at October-02-2012 with test registration N5020K, ferried to KPDX at October 23 for re painting in Cargolux livery, returned to KPAE at November 12 with registration LX-VCA(LX-ECV –NTU), name : City of Vianden, Delivery and Delivery flight (CLX789-KSEA-KLAX-ELLX) date : March 08, 2013.

@ L/N 1421 - 747-8KZF, RC521, serial number 36136, F/F March-17-2010, test aircraft #2, original painted in the light Boeing livery, test reg. N5017Q, NCA reg. JA11KZ . During flight testing recorded 696+ hours in 235 flights, ferried May-29-2012 to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, for refurbishment to delivery standard. First test flight after refurbishment May 30 2013 (exactly after one year!), Returned to KPAE at May 31 2013, Ferried to Portland for a new NCA livery at September 06 2013. Returned at September 23 towards KPAE , Accepted (official delivery) October 30 2013. No delivery flight yet.

@ L/N 1422 - 747-8KZF, RC522, serial number 36137, F/F March-14-2010, test aircraft #3, original painted in the light Boeing livery, test reg. N50217, NCA reg. JA-12KZ, During flight testing accumulated 720+ hours in 254 flights, ferried Oct-06-2011 to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, for refurbishment to delivery standard. First test flight after refurbishment Oct-15-2012. Ferried at October 23-2012 to Victorville (KVCV)for re-painting in NCA livery, return flight to KPAE 07 November. Delivery date : December 20, 2012, Delivery flight (NCA696-RJAA) date : January 10, 2013.

@ L/N 1423 - 747-8R7F, RC502, serial number 35806, , full livery, name : City of Esch-sur-Alzette, test registration N5014K, registration LX-VCB (LX-ACV-- NTU), selcal code CK-GQ, F/F Aug-31-2011, Delivery and Delivery flight (CLX1JS- KSEA-ELLX) date : October-12-2011.

@ L/N 1424 - 747-8R7F, RC503, serial number 35807, F/F July-22-2010, test aircraft #4, full livery, name : City of Ettelbruck, test reg. N5573S, Cargolux reg. LX-VCC (LX-DCV-- NTU), selcal code CL-KQ. During flight testing recorded 420+ hours in 230 flights, Delivery and delivery flight (CLX789-KSEA-CYYC-ELLX) date: March-23-2012.

@ L/N 1425 - 747-8HTF, RC541, serial number 37132, Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GuAP) NTU, KAL Cargo( #1), full KAL livery, HL7609, selcal code AD-FL , F/F Jan-10-2012, Delivery date Feb-06-2012, Delivery flight (KAL28D –RKSI/ICN ) date : Feb-07-2012.

@ L/N 1426 - 747-8HTF, RC546, serial number 37133, Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GuAP) NTU, KAL Cargo (#2), full KAL livery, test registration N5510E, HL7610, selcal code MQ-FJ, KPAE flight line, F/F Aug 18-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (KAL28D-PKSI/ICN) date : Sept 04-2012.

@ L/N 1427 - 747-867F, RC551, serial number 39238, Cathay #1, registration B-LJA, selcal code CR-HM, special Hong Kong Trader livery, F/F November 05-2011, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH) date: November-15-2011.

@ L/N 1428 - 747-867F, RC552, serial number 39239, Cathay #2, , registration B-LJB, full livery, F/F November-16-2011, Delivery and Delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH) date : November-23-2011.

@ L/N 1429 - 747-87UF, RC571, serial number 37562, (ordered and assembled to become Atlas Air #1, painted basic white-dark blue BA Colours to become G-GSSD, operator airplane number 850), aircraft NTU, F/F Jan 31, 2013, test registration N5023Q, ferried to Portland (KPDX) for re-painting at Feb. 5, return flight at Feb 21, full livery, new operator Saudi Arabian Cargo, HZ-AI3 , Delivery date March 23, 2013 , Delivery flight (SVA9018- OEJN) date : March 25, 2013.

@ L/N 1430 - 747-8HVF, RC601, serial number 37580, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #1, registration VQ-BGZ (Volga Dnepr Group) , selcal code AH-KM, full ABC livery, KPAE flight line, F/F Sept-16-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (ABW1011-VHHH) date : December 02-2012.

@ L/N 1431 - 747-8KZF, RC523, serial number 36138, F/F Feb-3-2011, test aircraft #5, NCA #3, test registration N6009F, registration JA13KZ, selcal code FQ-EM, new (adapted) NCA livery, during flight testing recorded 583+ hours in 156 flights, refurbished at Lackland AFB and KPAE, Delivery date July 25 2012. Delivery flight (NCA696 - RJAA) date : Aug-01-2012. First operational flight NCA108 ( RJAA-KLAX) Aug-13-2012.

@ L/N 1432 - 747-87UF, RC572, serial number 37563, (ordered and assembled to become Atlas Air #2, white livery, operator airplane number 851), aircraft NTU, registered N958BA at April 19 2013, F/F April 22 2013, new operator Saudi Arabian Cargo, full livery, HZ-AI4, Delivery date June 17 2013 and delivery flight (SVA9019-OEJN) June 28, 2013.

@ L/N 1433 - 747-867F, RC553, serial number 39240, Cathay #3, registration B-LJC, full livery, F/F June 23 2013, Ferried to Portland (KPDX)for a paint touch up at July 06 2013, returned at July 16 to KPAE, Acceptance and Delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH) date August 13, 2013

@ L/N 1434 - 747-8JK, RC001, serial number 38636, 747-8I test aircraft #1, destined for a BBJ customer (State of Kuwait), test registration N6067E, full red-orange Boeing Sunrise livery, selcal code CQ-AJ, Official first Intercontinental roll-out ceremony happened at February 13, F/F March 20th, -2011. Last test flight at 01-12-2012, after approx. 200 flights with short of 600 flight hours. Refurbishment to delivery standard at KPAE and re-painted in full “ State of Kuwait “ livery, registration 9K-GAA, First functional test flight October 21-2012, Delivery and Delivery flight (KAC8043-CYVR-KMCI)date : November 03-2012.

L/N 1435 - 747-830, RC021, serial number 37826, F/F April-26-2011, 747-8I test aircraft #2, test registration N6067U, Lufthansa #1 (NTU), selcal code CS-HP, basic LH color scheme, without lettering and LH logo, D-ABYE( NTU), Scheduled LH delivery date was September-30-2012 , Resumed additional flight testing (tail tank, GEnx-2B PIP, NGFMS updates) at May 20 2013, flight testing out of San Bernadino (KBSD) from May 26, returned to Moses Lake at June 18 for additional low altitude tests, from June 28 at Inca Manco Cápac Intl. airport Peru (JUL/SPJL) for high altitude airport tests, returned to Moses Lake via Houston at July 10, latest flight tests are flown from Boeing Field and Moses Lake, aircraft was scheduled to be sold later, but seems to be internally listed again for DLH in October 2013.

@ L/N 1436 - 747-8R7F, RC504, serial number 35809, Cargolux #4, full livery, name : City of Luxembourg, registration LX-VCD, selcal code AJ-CM, F/F September-02 -2011, Delivery and Delivery flight (CLX789-ELLX) date : October 13-2011.

L/N 1437 - 747-87UF, RC573, serial number 37564, (ordered and assembled to become Atlas Air #3, white livery with both rudders painted in Atlas livery, operator airplane number 852), aircraft NTU, re-registered N770BA at Jan 22-2013, selcal code DJ-KM, F/F April 15 2013, KPAE flight line, Schedule to be flown to Marana for storage TBD. Engine nacelles painted blue recently (for new customer).

@ L/N 1438 - 747-867F, RC554, serial number 39241, Cathay # 4, full livery, registration B-LJD, F/F April 14 2013, KPAE flight line, Acceptance/Delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH) date May 08 2013.

@ L/N 1439 - 747-8KB , RC002, serial number 37544, BBJ customer Qatar Amiri Flight , test registration N5022E, registration A7-HHE, white livery, F/F Jan-30-2012, Delivery date Feb-27-2012, Delivery flight (A7HHE-CYVR-KIAB) date Feb-28-2012. Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin has been installed at Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kansas, Ferry flight to Hamburg at Aug- 29-2012, Cabin outfitting at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany. Service entry in 2014.

@ L/N 1440 - 747-8Z5 , RC003, serial number 37500, BBJ customer Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight (Presidential Flight Authority) , white livery, 747-8I test aircraft #3, test registration N5020K, future registration A6-PFA, selcal code MR-DQ , F/F June 30-2011, Delivery date May-24-2012, Delivery flight (A6PFA-KIAB) date May-29-2012, stored during summer 2012 at Wichita, thereafter Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin was installed at Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) . Ferry flight (A6PFA- KIAB-EDDH) December 22-2012. VIP Cabin outfitting by Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg.

@ L/N 1441 - 747-867F, RC555, serial number 39242, Cathay #5 , test registration N1785B, Cathay registration B-LJE, selcal code BF-CS, full livery, F/F Aug-13-2011, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH)date : October-31-2011

@ L/N 1442 - 747-87UF, RC574, serial number 37561, Atlas Air #1 , full BA World Cargo livery, G-GSSD, selcal code HL-ZQ, F/F October-21-2011, Delivery and delivery flight (GSS7478- EGSS) date : November-03-2011

@ L/N 1443 - 747-830, RC022, serial number 37827, Lufthansa #1, test registration N5016R, LH registration D-ABYA, full livery, name : Brandenburg, selcal code BR-DA, F/F Feb-08-2012, Delivery date April-25-2012, Delivery flight (DLH748 – EDDF) date : May 01 2012. Post Delivery Maintenance by LH Technik (EDDF). Inaugural flight DLH416 (EDDF-KIAD ) date: June-01-2012.

@ L/N 1444 - 747-87UF, RC575, serial number 37568, Atlas Air #2, full BA World Cargo livery, G-GSSE, selcal code HM-BQ, F/F November-17-2011, Delivery date December-05-2011, Delivery flight (BAW8307-VHHH) date Dec-19-2011.

@ L/N 1445 - 747-87UF, RC576, serial number 37569, Atlas Air #3, full BA World Cargo livery, G-GSSF, selcal code DK-JQ, F/F December-0 5-2011, Delivery date : December-15-2011, Delivery flight (BAW8307-VHHH) date : Dec-27-2011

@ 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). 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 ?)

@ L/N 1447 - 747-867F, RC556, serial number 39243, Cathay #6 , registration B-LJF, full livery, FAL Roll out date November 2, selcal code DR-EJ, F/F December-01-2011, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH)date : December-12-2011.

@ L/N 1448 - 747-8HVF, RC 602, serial number 37581, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #2, registration VQ-BLQ, selcal code FM-DS, full livery, the last assembled 747-8 aircraft in 2011, F/F December-21-2011, Delivery date Jan-26-2012. Delivery flight (ABW5011- KORD) date : Feb-03-2012.

@ L/N 1449 - 747-8KB , RC005, serial number 37075, BBJ customer Qatar Amiri flight, leased from Lewiston Investments, A7-HJA , selcal CE-JM, white livery, F/F March-31-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (A7HJA-CYVR-KIAB) date April -25-2012. Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin installation completed at Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES), Wichita, Kansas. Ferry flight to Basel-Mulhouse(LFSB) at November 09-2012. Cabin outfitting will be done by completion center AMAC at Basel, Switzerland.

@ L/N 1450 - 747-867F, RC557, serial number 39244, Cathay #7, future registration B-LJG, full livery, selcal code LM-AJ, F/F February-11-2012, Delivery date Feb-25-2012, Delivery flight (CPA3335-VHHH) date Feb-27-2012.

@ L/N 1451 - 747-830, RC023, serial number 37828, , Lufthansa #2, full livery, selcal code CR-DP, D-ABYC, named : Sachsen, F/F June-07-2012, Delivery date June-30-2012, Delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date July-01-2012, PDM by LH Technik at EDDF. First operational Flight DLH418 (EDDF-KIAD) July 25-2012.

@ L/N 1452 - 747-8HVF, RC603, serial number 37668, , AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #3, full livery, test reg. N1788B, registration VQ-BLR, selcal code DK-FS, F/F March-16-2012, Delivery March-30-2012, Delivery flight (ABW4011-KORD) date : April 04-2012.

@ L/N 1453 - 747-830, RC024, serial number 37829, Lufthansa #3 , D-ABYD, named : Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, full livery, KPAE flight line, F/F Aug 01-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date Aug-24-2012, Post Delivery Maintenance (PDM) by LH Technik, First operational flight DLH754 (EDDF-VOBL) September 13-2012.

@ L/N 1454 -747-8R7F, RC505, serial number 35810, Cargolux #5, full livery, name : City of Echternach, registration LX-VCE, selcal AM-JP, F/F May 05 -2012, Delivery and delivery flight (CLX773-KSEA-KLAX-ELLX) date May 24-2012.

@ L/N 1455 - 747-87UF, RC577, serial number 37570, Atlas Air #4, full Panalpina livery, name: Spirit of Panalpina, registration N850GT, selcal code CM-GJ, will be operated by Atlas Air for Swiss global forwarder Panalpina, F/F May-15-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (GTI609-VHHH) date : May-31-2012.

@ L/N 1456 - 747-830, RC025, serial number 37830, Lufthansa #4, D-ABYF, name : Sachsen-Anhalt, selcal code CM-BH, full livery, , F/F Sept-28-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date October-23-2012. Post Delivery Maintenance (PDM)by LH Technik (EDDF). First operational flight DLH418 (EDDF-KIAD) November 09-2012.

@ L/N 1457 - 747-867F, RC558, serial number 39245, Cathay #8, full livery, test registration N6018N, registration B-LJH, F/F June -14-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3337- CYVR)date : July 13 2012.

@ L/N 1458 - 747-87UF, RC578, serial number 37565, Atlas Air #5, Full Panalpina livery, name : Passion for Solutions, registration N851GT, will be operated by Atlas Air for Swiss global forwarder Panalpina, F/F July 12-2012, Delivery date July 24, Delivery flight (KHSV-GTI9037)date July 25-2012.

@ L/N 1459 - 747-8LQ , RC006, serial number 41060, BBJ customer : According some rumours (not confirmed) : Bahrain Royal Flight, test registration N455BJ, future registration A9C-???, white livery, F/F October 18-2012, Owner : Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee Salt Lake City Utah , Delivery and delivery flight (N455BJ-CYVR-KAFW-KCNW) date : November 02-2012. Cabin outfitting by L3 Platform Integration at Waco,TX.

@ L/N 1460 - 747-867F, RC559, serial number 39247, Cathay #9, future registration B-LJI, full livery, KPAE Flight line, F/F Aug-20-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3335 - CYVR) date Aug-30-2012.

@ L/N 1461 - 747-8R7F, RC506, serial number 35811, Cargolux #6, registration LX-VCF, full livery, name : City of Grevenmacher, F/F Aug 30-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (CLX789-KSEA-ELLX )date Sept 12-2012.

@ L/N 1462 - 747-87UF, RC579, serial number 37571, Atlas Air #6, registration N852GT, full Atlas livery, FAL roll-out Aug 07-2012, F/F September 14-2012, Delivery date Sept-30-2012 , Delivery flight (GTI9812-KCVG) date October- 02-2012

@ L/N1463 - 747-8HVF, RC604, serial number 37669, Air Bridge Cargo Airlines (ABC) #4 , test registration N5511Y,registration VQ-BRH, full livery, F/F Nov-14-2012, Ferried to Portland (KPDX) for painting at Dec. 02, return flight at December 13, Re-registered N769BA at Jan 22-2013, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) for storage at Feb. 04-2013, Return flight to KPAE at August 07-2013. Delivery and delivery flight (ABW9104 –KORD) date September 27 2013.

@ L/N1464 - 747-867F, RC560, serial number 39246, Cathay #10, registration B-LJJ, full livery, Roll-out date Sept. 5, F/F October 16-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3335-VHHH) date October 26-2012.

@ L/N1465 - 747-8R7F, RC507, serial number 35812, Cargolux #7, full livery, name : City of Diekirch, registration LX-VCG, F/F October 16-2012, Delivery and delivery flight (CLX773-KSEA-CYYC-ELLX) date : November 19-2012.

@ L/N 1466 - 747-8H0, RC007, serial number 39749, Royal Flight Oman, test registration N5511V, future registration A4O-HMS, selcal code FR-AD, white livery, FAL roll-out October 07-2012, F/F November-16-2012, Delivery date December 10-2012 . Delivery flight (A4OHMS- CYVR- KCNW) date : December 12-2012. Cabin outfitting by L3 Platform Integration at Waco, TX, see : http://www2.l-3com.com/is/releases/P...eives-second-747-8-final-photo.pdf

@ L/N 1467 - 747-87UF, RC580, serial number 37572, Atlas Air #7, N853GT, selcal code DK-EL, Polar/DHL Express livery, KPAE flight line, F/F November 26 -2012, Delivery and delivery flight (GTI9812-KCVG) date : December 04-2012

@ L/N 1468 - 747-8ZV, RC008,serial number 42096, Lessor : Worldwide Aircraft Holding Company – Bermuda, Customer : Former Emir of Qatar (Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani), registration VQ-BSK (VQ-B = Bermuda / SK = Sheikh Khalifa), full livery, Roll-out November 08-2012, F/F December 13 2012, Delivery date December 20-2012, Delivery flight (VQBSK-CYVR) date December 21-2012. Airplane is (probably ) located at Dallas Love Field to be outfitted by Associated Air Center. At the same location also an elevator system and an Aeroloft modification kit will be installed, expected total modification time 36 months.

L/N 1469 - 747-8KZF, RC524, serial number 37394, NCA#4, registration JA14KZ, selcal code KQ-PR, full livery, Roll-out November 26-2012, F/F Jan-08-2013, KPAE flight line, Re-registered N772BA at Jan 22-2013, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) for storage at March 01, Returned to KPAE at September 23 2013, Delivery TBD.

@ L/N 1470 - 747-830, RC026, serial number 37831, Lufthansa #5, D-ABYG, name : Baden-Württemberg, full livery, F/F Jan 23 - 2013, required Hard landing rework, Delivery date March 12, 2013, Delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date March 13 - 2013. Post delivery maintenance by Lufthansa Technik, First operational flight DLH456 (EDDF-KLAX) March 31, 2013.

@ L/N 1471 - 747-87UF, RC581, Atlas Air #8, serial number 37566, N854GT, selcal code DK-EM, full Atlas Air livery, F/F Feb 2-2013, Delivery date March 28, 2013, Delivery flight (GTI9838-VHHH) April 02, 2013.

@ L/N 1472 - 747-830, RC027, serial number 37832, Lufthansa #6, D-ABYH, selcal code BK-ES, full livery, named : Thueringen, F/F March 9 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date March 27, 2013, Post delivery maintenance by Lufthansa Technik , First operational flight DLH754 (EDDF-VOBL) April 16, 2013.

@ L/N 1473 - 747-8R7F, RC508, serial number 35821, Cargolux #8, registration LX-VCH, selcal code FM-HP, full livery, named : City of Dudelange, F/F March 25, 2013, Technical acceptance April 05 , short term storage at KPAE with registration N765BA, Delivery and Delivery flight (CLX789-KSEA-ELLX) date May 15 2013.

@ L/N 1474 - 747-8B5F, RC547, serial number 37654, KAL#3, HL7617, selcal code MR-BJ, full livery, F/F March 15 2013, Delivery and Delivery flight (KAL28D- RKSI) date March 28, 2013.

@ L/N 1475 - 747-830, RC028, serial number 37833, Lufthansa #7, D-ABYI, full livery, named : Potsdam, F/F May 08 2013, Delivery and delivery flight date(DLH9925-EDDF) May 29 2013, Post delivery maintenance by Lufthansa Technik, First operational flight DLH418 (EDDF-KIAD) June 18 2013.

@ L/N 1476 - 747-87UF, RC582, serial number 37567, Atlas Air #9, N855GT, selcal code DK-JQ , full Atlas Air livery, F/F April 20 2013, Delivery May 16 2013, Delivery flight (GTI9854-KAMA)date May 18 2013. Re-painted after delivery into Etihad Cargo livery (long term lease) at Leading Edge Aviation Services , Amarillo.

@ L/N 1477 - 747-830, RC029, serial number 37834, Lufthansa #8, D-ABYJ, full livery, named : Hannover, FAL roll out April 02, F/F June 09 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9923-EDDF)date June 25, 2013. Post delivery maintenance by Lufthansa Technik, First operational flight DLH796 (EDDF-VHHH) July 12 2013.

@ L/N 1478 - 747-8R7F, RC509, serial number 35822, Cargolux #9, temp. reg. N775BA, registration LX-VCI, full livery, named : City of Troisvierges, F/F May 20 2013, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) for storage at June 21, 2013. Returned to Paine Field at August 27 2013. Delivery and delivery flight (CLX789-KLAX-ELLX) date September 26 2013.

L/N 1479 - 747-8KZF, RC525, serial number 36139, NCA #5, registration JA15KZ (N942BA), full livery, F/F June 15 2013, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) for storage at July 01 2013. Return flight to Paine Field at October 28 2013, Expected delivery : December

@ L/N 1480 - 747-830, RC030, serial number 37835, Lufthansa #9, D-ABYK, full livery, named : Rheinland-Pfalz, F/F July 26 2013, Acceptance and delivery flight (DLH9925-EDDF) date August 13 2013. Post delivery maintenance by Lufthansa Technik, First operational flight DLH 456 (EDDF-KLAX) August 29 2013.

L/N 1481 - 747-8B5F, RC548, serial number 37655, KAL #4, N774BA, unpainted with light blue rudders, KPAE flight line

L/N 1482 - 747-8HVF, RC605, serial number 37670, Air Bridge Cargo( ABC) #5, N959BA, future registration VQ-BRJ, full livery, PIP engines ?, F/F July 22 2013, Ferried at August 01 2013 to Pinal Airpark to be temporally stored, returned to Paine Field at October 29 2013, expected delivery : December 2013.

L/N 1483 - 747-867F, RC561, serial number 43394, Cathay Pacific #11, B-LJK, ( original allocated as 747-8FTF, RC631, Air China Cargo #1, NTU) , full livery, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, scheduled delivery November 2013.

L/N 1484 - 747-867F, RC562, serial number 43536, Cathay Pacific #12, B-LJL, (original allocated as 747-8FTF, RC632, Air China Cargo #2, NTU) , full livery, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, scheduled delivery December 2013.
L/N 1485 - 747-8KZF, RC526, serial number 36141, N783BA, NCA #6, registration JA16KZ, full livery, no engines, roll out July 26 2013, KPAE flight line.

L/N 1486 - 747-867F, RC563, serial number 43825, Cathay Pacific #13, B-LJM, (original allocated as 747-8FTF, RC633, Air China Cargo #3, NTU) , unpainted with white rudders, no engines, KPAE flight line, scheduled delivery December 2013.

L/N 1487 - 747-8KZF, RC527, serial number 37393, NCA #7, future registration JA17KZ,unpainted with white rudders, no engines, KPAE flight line, roll-out date August 23-2013.

L/N 1488 - 747-8B5F, RC549, serial number 37656, KAL #5, N957BA, unpainted with light blue rudders, no engines, KPAE flight Line.

L/N 1489 - 747-8KZF, RC528,serial number 36140?, NCA #8, JA18KZ, unpainted with white rudders, roll out October 07 2013, KPAE flight line.

L/N 1490 - 747-8R7F, RC510, Cargolux #10, LX-VCJ, full livery, no engines, KPAE flight line, roll out Oct 21 2013
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At this moment : 4 Airframes at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Everett Building 40-22
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L/N 1491 - 747-8R7F, RC511, serial number 38078?, N975BA?, Cargolux #11, slant position #1.
L/N 1492 - 747-830***, RC031, serial number 37836, D-ABYL, Lufthansa #10, slant position #2, scheduled delivery* Jan 31 2014
L/N 1493 - 747-8xxF**, RC641, GECAS #1? (-6N or –BQ), Boeing operator identification code : 645, body join position.
L/N 1494 - 747-830, RC032, serial number 37837, D-ABYM, Lufthansa #11, wing join position, scheduled delivery* Feb 28 2014

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Firing order : 13 Airframes , scheduled for Final Assembly (Subject to change).
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L/N 1495 - 747-8Z5, RC009, serial number 37501, N974BA, Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight, Boeing operator identification code : ABD.
L/N 1496 - 747-8xxF**, RC642, GECAS #2 ? (-6N or –BQ), Boeing operator identification code : 645
L/N 1497 - 747-830, RC033, serial number 37838, D-ABYN, Lufthansa #12, scheduled delivery *March 31 2014
L/N 1498 - 747-830, RC034, serial number 37839, D-ABYO, Lufthansa #13, scheduled delivery * June 30 2014
L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China (Intercontinental ) #1.
L/N 1500 - 747-830, RC035, serial number 37840, D-ABYP, Lufthansa #14, scheduled delivery * August 31 2014.
L/N 1501 - 747-8xxF**, RC671, Silk Way Airlines #1 ?, Boeing operator code : 662
L/N 1502 - 747-8xxF**, RC672, Silk Way Airlines #2 ?, Boeing operator code : 662
L/N 1503 - 747-830, RC036, serial number 37841, D-ABYQ, Lufthansa #15 ?
L/N 1504 - 747-8R7F, RC512, Cargolux #12
L/N 1505 - 747-867F, RC564, Cathay #14
L/N 1506 - 747-8B5, RC051, KAL( Intercontinental) #1.
L/N 1507 - 747-89L, RC067, Air China (Intercontinental) #2.

? = Not confirmed
*= Only one (1) source : http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa
**= Boeing Customer code not known.
*** = first aircraft, assembled at the reduced rate of 1,5 aircraft/month.

I will try to publish the following updates on the first of each month to stay synchronized with the monthly Boeing delivery publications.

Please feel free to add updates, corrections and remarks by replies in this thread (or by PM).

Cheers, Peter.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10657 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 49120 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 5):
L/N 1505 is allocated to an additional (not yet ordered) Cathay freighter #14.

Interesting, so Cathay will order even more freighters. Apparently Cathay has good faith in a recovery of the cargo market in the next few years.

[Edited 2013-11-01 01:26:20]


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User currently offlineLPSHobby From Brazil, joined May 2007, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 49066 times:
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When will be delivered the first airline 748 not including Lutfhansa?

Just to confirm, only these 3 airlines have firmo orders for the type, right?:

-Lufthansa
-Air China
-Korean


Best wishes, Leonardo.


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Reply 8, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 49055 times:

Quoting LPSHobby (Reply 7):
Just to confirm, only these 3 airlines have firmo orders for the type, right?:

Four with Arik Air.

And while not yet firmed, Transaero claims they'll take delivery of four 747-8i aircraft.

[Edited 2013-11-01 02:00:43]


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Reply 9, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 48997 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 5):
L/N 1505 - 747-867F, RC564, Cathay #14

Peter,

Just to confirm it's definitely an additional -8F no chance of a -8I order right?



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Reply 10, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 48966 times:

Quoting CCA (Reply 9):

Just to confirm it's definitely an additional -8F no chance of a -8I order right?

I wonder if it one from a lessor rather than an order?


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Reply 11, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 48933 times:

Quoting CCA (Reply 9):
Peter,

Just to confirm it's definitely an additional -8F no chance of a -8I order right?

Because the tabulation number RC564 is also mentioned, the next sequential number for the 747-867F series, I am pretty sure it's an additional freighter (option converted in an order ?) and not a 747-867 Intercontinental.

Below is the provisional Tabulation Number block allocation for the 747-8 series :

747-8 Intercontinental : RC001 until/incl. RC500

- RC001 until/incl. RC020 BBJ
- RC021 until/incl. RC050 Lufthansa
- RC051 until/incl. RC065 Korean Airlines
- RC066 until/incl. RCxxx Air China

747-8 Freighter : RC 501 until/incl. RC999

- RC501 until/incl. RC520 Cargolux
- RC521 until/incl. RC540 Nippon Cargo Airlines
- RC541 until/incl. RC550 Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GuAP) / Korean Air Cargo ?
- RC551 until/incl. RC570 Cathay Pacific Cargo
- RC571 until/incl. RC600 Atlas Air
- RC601 until/incl. RC610 Volga-Dnepr Group (AirBridgeCargo)
- RC611 until/incl. RC630 DAE Lsd.Emirates Sky Cargo (NTU)
- RC631 until/incl. RC640 Air China Cargo (NTU)
- RC641 until/incl. RC670 GECAS
- RC671 until/incl. RCxxx Silk Way Airlines



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10657 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 48914 times:

Quoting scouseflyer (Reply 10):
I wonder if it one from a lessor rather than an order?

It should have the customer code of the lessor than, just like LN 1493 (GECAS).



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Reply 13, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 48885 times:

Of course that makes sense cheers.


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Reply 14, posted (8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48786 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 2):
RC521 was finally handed over to NCA on October 30. It should make its delivery flight soon.

Here it is:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...5/history/20131101/1430Z/KPAE/RJAA



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Reply 15, posted (8 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 48447 times:
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and when will be delivered the first passenger 748 for a an airline excluding Lufthansa?

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Reply 16, posted (8 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 48432 times:

Quoting LPSHobby (Reply 15):
and when will be delivered the first passenger 748 for a an airline excluding Lufthansa?

L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China (Intercontinental ) #1 will be delivered mid 2014. (july-aug)


Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 6):
L/N 1505 is allocated to an additional (not yet ordered) Cathay freighter #14.
Interesting, so Cathay will order even more freighters

Rumours from several sources indicate that Cathay is talking with Boeing about four (4) additional 747-867F aircraft, probably as a replacement for the remaining CX 744F aircraft.



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Reply 17, posted (8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 48115 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 5):
L/N 1490 - 747-8R7F, RC510, Cargolux #10, LX-VCJ, full livery, no engines, KPAE flight line, roll out Oct 21 2013

LN 1490 has been named "City of Redange-sur-Attert".


Around KPAE 1-11-13 by moonm, on Flickr



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Reply 18, posted (8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 48001 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 5):
L/N 1435 - 747-830, RC021, serial number 37826, F/F April-26-2011, 747-8I test aircraft #2, test registration N6067U, Lufthansa #1 (NTU),..........., aircraft was scheduled to be sold later, but seems to be internally listed again for DLH in October 2013.

Veerrry interesting indeed. Awaiting confirmation from LH...


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Reply 19, posted (8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 47819 times:

Here's LN 1421 / JA11KZ arriving in NRT:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYEmaNeCYAAAj06.jpg:large

http://twitter.com/utarou20110617/status/396640473911025665



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Reply 20, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 47362 times:

Arik Air has converted its two 747-8i orders into two 777-300ER aircraft.

http://twitter.com/FG_STrim/status/397744621540745218



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Reply 21, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 47268 times:

NCA LN 1469 (JA14KZ) scheduled for a test flight.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...4/history/20131105/1630Z/KPAE/KMWH



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Reply 22, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 47154 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 8):

Four with Arik Air.

Make that two. Breaking news report says Arik Air has converted two 747-8s to 777-300ERs.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 10657 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 47137 times:

Indeed, see reply #20  

Just like Air Austral, an airline ordering only 2 VLA aircraft always raised some questions. Sad news though.

[Edited 2013-11-05 11:00:59]


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Reply 24, posted (8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 46899 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 5):
- L/N 1435-RC021 (the current 747-8I test aircraft) : DLH listed as customer again.

Probably, no, very likely LH saved some millions on such a deal. If its true. It will be very interesting what will be happening to this plane.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 20):
Arik Air has converted its two 747-8i orders into two 777-300ER aircraft.

:-(
Lets see if even a single plane of this 748/77W order will be build.


25 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here's a magnificent picture of LN 1435 / RC021, taken 2 days ago: N6067U by Powercube, on Flickr
26 Post contains images col : As we say, If it looks right it is right, and the Queen looks very right.
27 kanban : I wonder if that new rudder panel (white) is part of the tail tank vibration fix?
28 Newark727 : I wouldn't know, but it was there when I saw the airplane testing out of SBD in June.
29 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : One of the Korean Air Cargo freighters has been fitted with its engines. Around KPAE 11-8-13 by moonm, on Flickr
30 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Cathay LN 1486 (B-LJM) has been painted and fitted with its engines. All 3 Cathay freighters are now painted and equipped with their engines. B-LJM by
31 Post contains links 747classic : The next delivery (November) will be L/N 1469 - JA14KZ - RC524 for NCA. (with non-PIP engines) The aircraft has already been transferred from the FAA
32 Post contains links na : Air Bridge is returning a 744ERF to the lessor while awaiting their next 748F delivery: http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4
33 Post contains links and images 747classic : B-LJE, somewhat red on the nose. KORD, November 2 2013, 747-867F B-LJE, birdstrike at the WX-radar radom. Original uploaded by ChicagoKoZ, see for oth
34 7BOEING7 : That's a misconception. Although the whole company gets the week+ off from Saturday the 21st thru Wednesday the 1st, if there are airplanes on the fl
35 Post contains images Stitch : Heck, December 31st is often one of the best delivery days for Boeing.
36 747classic : I am well aware of the fact that Boeing IS ABLE to deliver airplanes in the holiday period. But they will only do that if the carefully planned sched
37 KarelXWB : How about NCA original plan to take delivery of 3 freighters in 2013, will JA15KZ not make it before the end of the year?[Edited 2013-11-11 02:23:25]
38 747classic : In the 2012 businessplan NCA stated to take 3 new 747-8F aircraft in fiscal year 2013. However the NCA 2013 fiscal year started at April 1 2013 and r
39 KarelXWB : Ah, fiscal year vs calendar year, classic mistake. Thanks.
40 747classic : The latest Boeing 2013 delivery schedule also includes L/N1479-RC525 for NCA. Schedule November : L/N1469 RC524 NCA #4. (with non-PIP engines) L/N1483
41 KarelXWB : Any idea why LN 1488 will overtake LN 1482 (KAL #4)?
42 Laddie : Beg pardon? LN 1482 is for ABC, not KAL. Secondly, the order of delivery is not necessarily in the order shown in 747classic's note.
43 Post contains links KarelXWB : Cathay LN 1483 scheduled for an engine run. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/400350224192774144
44 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here's a better picture: B-LJK by Powercube, on Flickr
45 KarelXWB : Cargolux LN 1491 (RC511) finished final assembly and was towed to the flightline.
46 Post contains links and images 747classic : The movement out of the assembly line (Building 40-22) to the flight line was for L/N 1492, the next for Lufthansa (RC031). RC031 at the KPAE flight
47 Post contains images KarelXWB : I meant LN 1481 of course Thanks, not sure how I had missed LN 1491.
48 Post contains links 747classic : We all missed that, because all the attention of the KPAE photographers is drawn to the flurry of B787 deliveries at the moment. Very little (photo)
49 7BOEING7 : Taken over western Washington by Clay Lacy or Wolfe Air earlier this year.
50 na : Some of the best air-to-air shots I have ever seen. Thank you for posting!
51 KarelXWB : Thanks again. The next roll out will be a freighter for GECAS, do we know which customer will get it?
52 Post contains images 747classic : Boeing added a third Air China 747-8I to the 2014 firing order. The following Air China 747-8I's are now scheduled for assembly in 2014 : L/N 1499 - 7
53 na : Lets hope the Air China management for once open their eyes and introduce a new livery on this occasion. Their 77W look they are from the 80s, so I h
54 Post contains links and images 747classic : Below is the first complete picture of the latest roll-out : L/N1492 (Lufthansa #10, D-ABYL) D-ABYL is scheduled to become the first factory built air
55 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : One of the Korean Air freighters has been painted, the registration is HL7624 but I'm not sure which LN it is. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/402
56 ord2010 : Too bad not many more carriers have ordered this beautiful flagship. The 747 continues to be my favorite aircraft in the sky, to me when I think aviat
57 Post contains links LH422 : Thanks for sharing the video (clickable here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXRLjzUy-ew). That was wonderful.
58 KarelXWB : Based on the firing order list we can expect at least another freighter order from Cathay.
59 747classic : There are at the moment two Korean 747-8B5F airframes at the flight line: L/N1481 and 1488. Seen the already scheduled delivery date of RC549 (in Dec
60 Post contains links KarelXWB : Here is the delivery flight plan to NRT: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...5/history/20131120/1430Z/KPAE/RJAA
61 Post contains links KarelXWB : Engines and thrust reversers were transported to stall 114 where AirBridgeCargo VQ-BRJ (LN 1483) is parked. http://paineairport.com/images/kpae9868a.p
62 Post contains links 747classic : Boeing registered a second 747-83QF aircraft at the FAA registry. The Boeing customer code (3Q) is normally used for an aircraft built for Boeing (equ
63 Post contains links KarelXWB : Here, Matt took another picture by daylight: http://paineairport.com/images/kpae9874a.png
64 Post contains links KarelXWB : RC573 LN 1437 will be ferried to BFI today. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/403934196709617664
65 milestones787 : Would this move to BFI be for long-term storage or some other reason?
66 Post contains links KarelXWB : It's airborne now. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...3/history/20131122/1800Z/KPAE/KBFI No idea, but I would expect it to enter long-term storage
67 Someone83 : Could it be used for additional testing?
68 747classic : L/N1437- RC573 has been used for some (FAA) testing. Probably the updated FMS software (version 3.0) has been flight tested by Boeing and the results
69 Post contains links KarelXWB : Here we have a nice picture of LN 1483: http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/11005861583/
70 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : LN 1483 did a taxi test. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/404374186409197568
71 Post contains links 747classic : A PIP engine is just installed at engine position #2 of L/N1486, RC526, NCA #6, JA16KZ .(just behind the shed) See Matt Cawby's KPAE blog : http://pai
72 Post contains links KarelXWB : Apparently those engines were destined for LN 1486, meaning LN 1483 has not received the PIP engines. http://kpae.blogspot.com/2013/11/paine-field-no
73 na : And still no info who is the customer? JA16KZ should be ln.1485.
74 747classic : Thanks, Fully correct, I was looking one line to low. I always use the tabulation (RCxxx) number as an airframe identifier and then I have to search
75 Post contains links 747classic : L/N1483, RC561, Cathay #11, B-LJK (powered by PIP engines) just airborne for a first (B1) flight, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/histo
76 Post contains links 747classic : The expected flurry of B1 flights has started : L/N 1484, RC562, Cathay #12, B-LJL (powered by PIP engines) first (B1) flight today, see ; http://flig
77 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Freighters in storage at the tower ramp: The Tower Ramp at KPAE by Powercube, on Flickr Picture of B-LJL: B-LJL by Powercube, on Flickr[Edited 2013-11
78 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Following B-LJK and B-LJL, now LN 1486 / RC563 (B-LJM) did a taxi test and should fly very soon. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/40545950863944089
79 na : That should be B-LJM, as B-LJN, ln.1505 wont be built before one year from now.
80 Post contains links KarelXWB : You are right. LN 1482 is scheduled for a functional check/customer demo flight today. http://kpae.blogspot.com/2013/11/paine-field-november-26.html
81 fleabyte : Wow, just when Boeing finally is clearing out all the 787-8, they start accumulating 747-8. How long will these aircraft sit idle? Are any of the last
82 na : Hardly accumulating 747-8s, just some awaiting engine upgrade clearance of the FAA. Most of the dozen freighters parked will be active in a few weeks
83 Post contains links KarelXWB : A flight plan for LN 1486 has been filled, B1 flight is imminent. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...3/history/20131127/2030Z/KPAE/KMWH
84 Post contains links and images 747classic : L/N1486 / B-LJM, during approach KPAE, just after "gear down" selected, November 27 2013. Original uploaded by Moonm, for other sizes see : http://www
85 Post contains links KarelXWB : Interesting, well spotted. Matt also has a picture: http://paineairport.com/images/kpae9914a.png
86 Post contains links and images 747classic : Production of L/N 1500 - 747-830, RC035, serial number 37840, D-ABYP, Lufthansa #14, scheduled delivery * August 31 2014 has started. See : http://www
87 Post contains links 747classic : Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (December 01 - 2013) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
88 KarelXWB : This should be 18 deliveries.
89 Post contains links KarelXWB : ABC LN 1483 / RC605 is scheduled for a very short test flight. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...5/history/20131202/1830Z/KPAE/KPAE
90 Post contains links KarelXWB : The above flight appears to be the second customer flight. I guess delivery is imminent. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/407600789272551424
91 7BOEING7 : When was the C-1, before storage?
92 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : I have no idea. There were a few short flights in November, perhaps one of them was the C1? Here's a picture of LN 1483 / RC605, returning from its C
93 Post contains links KarelXWB : There was another line move last night. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/408443048125661184
94 Post contains links and images 747classic : This was an internal assembly line movement from the body join position to the to slant position #2. During the night between December 2 and December
95 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Thanks, here is a better picture of LN 1494: Around KPAE 12-4-13 by moonm, on Flickr
96 Post contains links KarelXWB : LN 1488 / RC549 scheduled for a B1 flight. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/410150221214404608
97 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : B1 flight was canceled, the jet performed a RTO only. Around KPAE 12-9-13 by moonm, on Flickr Around KPAE 12-9-13 by moonm, on Flickr Brother jet LN
98 7BOEING7 : Weather's below B-1 minimums.
99 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : LN 1492 / RC031 has been painted. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/410829901629898752
100 747classic : Delivery update : L/N1482-RC605 and L/N1486-RC563 deliveries pushed back to later in December. RC605 was supposed to be delivered 10 December and RC56
101 747classic : Correction : L/N1479-RC525 is scheduled for delivery by 19 December and NOT L/N1485-RC526 !! Updated info : Now L/N1486-RC563 re-scheduled for Decemb
102 Post contains links 747classic : According the FAA Type Certification data bank the GEnx-2B67P (PIP engine) has been certified at November 22, see : http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_
103 Post contains images KarelXWB : Nice, Boeing can now open the flood gates!
104 Post contains links 747classic : L/N1488-RC549 (KAL) performed it's first (B1) flight at Saturday December 14. See : http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot....7-8b5f-korean-air-cargo-fir
105 Post contains links KarelXWB : Lufthansa LN 1494 / RC032 is not visible on the flightline anymore, she might be inside the paint hangar. http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvo...13791
106 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : GECAS LN 1493 and Korean Air LN 1481 at the fuel dock area today. Around KPAE 12-16-13 by moonm, on Flickr
107 Laddie : LN1494 is in the final slant position in the final assembly building. I don't think she will be rolled out to the flight line until the New Year.
108 na : Are they stll planning to deliver those 4 or 5 freighters before Christmas? They must be in a hurry now. Tomorrow or the day after must be the first o
109 Laddie : Maybe the deliveries have already happened and the delivery flights won't happen until later in the year? Is there some way to track when the ownersh
110 Post contains links 747classic : L/N 1479 - 747-8KZF, RC525, serial number 36139, NCA #5, former FAA registration N942BA, has been deregistered and exported to Japan as JA15KZ at Dec
111 CCA : First 747-8 PIP delivered. Was it L/N 1483 - 747-867F, RC561, serial number 43394, Cathay Pacific #11, B-LJK?
112 747classic : CCA, what is the source of your quote ? Regards, Peter.
113 KarelXWB : I searched on Planefinder, Flightaware and Flightradar but I can't find any departure.
114 Post contains links KarelXWB : BST Logistics Hong Kong will wet-lease an Atlas Air B747-8F next year: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...ase-an-atlas-air-b747-8f-next-year It ma
115 Post contains images na : Any info on ln.1493 by now? Who´s the owner, who´s the future operator? Its not a whitetail, the rudder is blue already Silkway? I dont know, but CX
116 KarelXWB : Not yet, we will have to wait until she emerges from the paint hangar. LN 1501 and 1502 are the ones destined for Silkway.
117 na : Sure, or is that also only a guess, there are questionmarks in the list. I hope so. Or maybe ln.1493 is for Atlas (dark blue rudder!). A surprise cus
118 Post contains links KarelXWB : Hmm ok, but which aircraft emerged from the assembly line on December 3?: http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/407929004511858688/photo/1 LN1492 was r
119 HOOB747 : Man, that AirBridge Cargo livery is a gorgeous piece of work. A work of art, if you will. I love that elegant tail. One of the very best liveries eve
120 Post contains links Laddie : RC561 (LN1483) delivery flight has been posted: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPA3337
121 Laddie : Boeing just issued this press release: Boeing Delivers First 747-8 with Performance-Improved Engines EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boe
122 Post contains images Laddie : RC561 at the Everett Delivery Center just before her delivery flight:
123 747classic : 747-8 Delivery update : L/N 1479-RC525 seems to be delivered (no delivery flight yet) at December 17 L/N 1484-RC562 is scheduled for a December 19 del
124 Hirnie : This is news to me and the carriers using the 744 for some more yaers will be happy about this. Does anybody know how far this advances the 744 (how
125 Post contains links 747classic : Boeing 747-400 operators can upgrade to the NGFMS by sending in their current installed FMS boxes for the card change-out. Some additional wiring wil
126 Post contains links KarelXWB : B-LJL has just departed for HKG. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...1/history/20131219/2300Z/KPAE/VHHH[Edited 2013-12-19 14:40:32]
127 CX747 : I saw my first 747-8I at IAD two weeks ago. Lufthansa's D-ABYA was preparing for its long journey back to Germany. It is quite sad to think that such
128 Post contains images na : The Queen among common folk, what do you expect
129 Post contains links 747classic : Here is the link to the Boeing 747-8 PIP video : http://bcove.me/f81bhxte
130 Hirnie : Thanks for the detailed infromation 747classic. Always a pleasure to read this thread with all the news regarding the 747. And thanks to everybody pro
131 747classic : L/N 1482-RC605 for AirBridgeCargo is now also scheduled for a December 23 delivery. That makes three deliveries on one day !! ATT : Delivery doesn't m
132 Post contains links 7BOEING7 : Looks like they have a rather long C-3 planned for today if the wx cooperates so even contractual delivery may not make it tomorrow. But they have th
133 Post contains images Sooner787 : I don't know the l/n but the 747-8I delivered with "STATE OF KUWAIT" livery is sitting on the Assocoated Air Center ramp at KDAL. Boy, does that bird
134 Post contains links KarelXWB : LN 1486 / RC563 has been delivered, delivery flight here: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...5/history/20131223/2300Z/KPAE/VHHH
135 Post contains links 747classic : L/N 1434 - 747-8JK, RC001, serial number 38636 was ferried from KMCI (Kansas city) towards KDAL (Dallas Love Field) at December 16 2013 (call sign N9
136 cc2314 : An optimistic engineer and a good sales man. How did they fall short on the original expectations of this aircrafts performance.
137 Post contains links KarelXWB : Nice view of LN 1493 (GECAS) at the fuel dock: http://paineairport.com/kpae9991a.htm So which airline has a yellow/blue rudder?[Edited 2013-12-24 07:1
138 kanban : it's only a blue rudder, the yellow is the protective coating on the vert stab aluminum.
139 Post contains links KarelXWB : Transaero again confirms having four 747-8i jets on order. Perhaps they might finally firm it in February: http://www.ch-aviation.ch/portal/new...f-ai
140 CCA : Just got firmed up, shame they only ordered a single -8F. #14 B-LJN I guess.
141 KarelXWB : Oddly enough, LN 1505 is due for delivery in 2016 while final assembly will start next year already.[Edited 2013-12-27 04:22:38]
142 Post contains links KarelXWB : A flight plan for AirBridgeCargo LN 1483 / RC605 has been filled. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...6/history/20131227/1600Z/KPAE/KORD
143 Post contains links 747classic : See Cathay Pacific Cargo news : http://www.cathaypacificcargo.com/Ab...tail/T/language/en-US/Default.aspx
144 cx flyboy : With 14 747-8Fs in the Fleet, will CX have the biggest fleet of -8Fs? Or -8 even?
145 KarelXWB : NCA and CX are the largest -8F operators, with both 14 on order. All -8s combined, Lufthansa is the largest with 19 on order.
146 cx flyboy : Thanks for that info!
147 Post contains links KarelXWB : KAL LN 1488 / RC549 scheduled for another test flight. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...9/history/20131227/1700Z/KPAE/KMWH
148 Post contains links Laddie : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...6/history/20131227/1600Z/KPAE/KORD With RC605's delivery today, that makes five 747-8 deliveries in December (R
149 PC12Fan : I second that. Posts are always informative. Thanks 747Classic.
150 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Brand new Cathay B-LJK visited AMS two days ago. B-LJK by Tyno from Holland, on Flickr
151 Post contains links KarelXWB : The flight was delayed but the aircraft is airborne now: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...9/history/20131228/1800Z/KPAE/KMWH
152 B-HOP : Haha, unless Cathay decide to take a couple of 8I then CX would be the largest operator. Is the CA frames confirm going to CA?
153 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Cargolux LN 1491 / RC511 has been painted and is visible on the flightline, still without engines though. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/1
154 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here is LN 1483, departing on its delivery flight: 747-8 delivery flight to Chicago by kpaekilo1, on Flickr
155 Post contains links KarelXWB : LN 1488 / RC549 has been delivered: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/K...D/history/20131230/2100Z/KPAE/RKSI
156 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : The GECAS bird (LN 1493) was moved to the flightline. Around Paine Field 12-30-13 by moonm, on Flickr Here's a better shot of LN 1491, its name is sti
157 Post contains links and images 747classic : Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (January 01 - 2014) Updates from previous listing (December 01 - 2013) : - Firing Order sequence : NIL - A
158 TC957 : Great work, thanks Peter. Don't suppose you have the ability to do a 777 production update like this as well ?? No, I'm not expecting a detailed listi
159 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : 1) Lufthansa LN 1492 / RC031 scheduled for a B1 flight today. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20140103/2200Z/KMWH/KPAE 2) The GECAS 7
160 Post contains links 747classic : A calculated guess : Atlas Air, the aircraft could be painted in an adapted "BST Logistics" livery, see : http://www.atlasair.com/holdings/news-event
161 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : LN 1492 is airborne. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20140103/1900Z/KPAE/KMWH Sounds plausible
162 Post contains links 747classic : The next 747-830 for Lufthansa emerged from the final assembly line (building 40-22). See Matt Cawby's Pain Field blog : http://paineairport.com/kpae1
163 Post contains links KarelXWB : Here's a picture in daylight: http://paineairport.com/kpae10022.htm
164 BAeRJ100 : Nice to see this one finally roll out. When I did the factory tour on November 8 she was right in front of the observation platform (1492 for LH was
165 KarelXWB : That's an Air China 77W (B-2046).
166 Post contains links KarelXWB : Transaero Airlines has firmed their order for four 747-8i aircraft. http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm
167 Post contains images 747classic : At the same page at the Boeing website you can also see the addition of 2 unidentified 747-8 aircraft. When selecting a user defined report it can be
168 na : Very good. That took quite some time. Are the Arik Air options still valid? Or is Indonesia behind this who were rumoured some time ago to be interes
169 KarelXWB : Arik Air said to convert their 748 order into 777s.
170 NYC777 : The customer is Boeing Business Jets (a North American Customer) who then sells it to the end customer.
171 KarelXWB : Perhaps it's Air China. They signed a MoU in the beginning of 2013 for two aircraft.
172 Post contains links KarelXWB : NCA LN 1485 / RC526 (JA16KZ) was moved to the fuel dock. http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/11832290903/
173 Post contains links tortugamon : Silk Way's first 747: http://paineairport.com/kpae10037.htm tortugamon
174 Post contains images KarelXWB : No Atlas Air after all!
175 Post contains images tortugamon : Your estimate up thread of '7 days' was off by about 1.25 hours. Not bad Karel but still room for improvement tortugamon
176 na : Thanks again for this valuable update! Why are there so many 748s on the list of which the factory number and client code are unknown? Even of some p
177 Post contains images KarelXWB : Forgive me for being inaccurate, I'll do better next time I recall Silk Way saying they would operate four 747-8 freighters. Perhaps two will be leas
178 Post contains images KarelXWB : So, which aircraft will Atlas Air lease out? Will they take delivery of LN 1437 after all?
179 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : There will be an initial engine run on NCA JA17KZ (LN 1487). http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/421776299263143936
180 Post contains links and images 817Dreamliiner : Another photo of the Silkway 747-8F: http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/11882303843/
181 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Lufthansa LN 1470 playing in the snow: View Large View MediumPhoto © powwwiii
182 ER757 : Except for the tail and the engines, she's almost invisible!! Cool photo (no pun intended)
183 Post contains images KarelXWB : Indeed. Luckily it was not an Air France frame ..
184 Post contains links KarelXWB : NCA JA15KZ (LN 1479) delivery flight to NRT: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...5/history/20140116/1700Z/KPAE/RJAA
185 SEPilot : Clearly Boeing does not see the potential for more than 500 &48i's.
186 Laddie : Interesting news today. Here is the SpeedNews blurb: BRITISH AIRWAYS announced its intention to exit dedicated freighter aircraft services and will re
187 Post contains links KarelXWB : Atlas Air has issued a press release: http://www.atlasair.com/holdings/news-events.asp?Pressid=11004
188 Post contains links Cargolex : Some additional background regarding the IAG decision: http://cargofacts.net/profiles/blogs...ajor-strategic-change-at-iag-cargo
189 Post contains links and images flyingturtle : In case anybody wondered, N458BJ (the 748 ordered by the crown prince of Saudi-Arabia, Sultan bin-Abdelaziz) is sitting in BSL at the moment: BSL is
190 kanban : not clear at all.. RC501-750 may be a a minor variant.. There is no deduction that can be made between the RC numbers and Boeings sales / manufacturi
191 Post contains links KarelXWB : LN 1494 is now in full livery. http://paineairport.com/kpae10053.htm (the jet in the background)[Edited 2014-01-21 10:48:53]
192 Post contains links KarelXWB : LN 1495 / RC009, the 9th 747-8i BBJ, rolled off the assembly line last night. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/425413491080445952 It also means LN
193 Post contains links KarelXWB : Here it is: http://paineairport.com/kpae10057.htm http://paineairport.com/kpae10063.htm
194 Post contains links KarelXWB : LN 1495 was moved to paint last night. http://kpae.blogspot.com/2014/01/paine-field-january-22.html
195 Laddie : If LN 1496 is on a typical schedule, then it should emerge on Sunday or early Monday.
196 Post contains links KarelXWB : NCA LN 1485 scheduled for a B1 flight today. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...6/history/20140124/1715Z/KPAE/KMWH How is that possible, we alread
197 Laddie : Typo. I meant 1495. It should be out of the paint hangar Sunday or Monday.
198 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Nice view of Silk Way Airlines LN 1493: View Large View MediumPhoto © Bernie Leighton
199 Post contains links Laddie : Greenpoint Technologies announced the patent on their Aerolift: http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/n...et%20Sound%20Business%20Journal%29
200 Post contains links KarelXWB : LH LN 1492 departing on a C1 flight: http://paineairport.com/kpae10013.htm
201 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Cargolux LN 1491 now fitted with engines: Around KPAE January 2014 by moonm, on Flickr Nice view of Lufthansa LN 1494: D-ABYM by Powercube, on Flickr
202 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here's a better shot of the aircraft, named "City of Contern": LX-VCK by Powercube, on Flickr[Edited 2014-01-28 10:44:31]
203 na : These are not the same plane, the older picture must be LX-VCJ, ln.1490 because it carries a very long name, and VCJ has a long name other than VCK.
204 Post contains links Laddie : Boeing offers sneak peek of one of their airplanes in Seattle Seahawk logo to celebrate/hype the upcoming Super Bowl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/the
205 Ronaldo747 : In the last panorama photos by Matt Cawby I did not see RC021 (ex-D-ABYE) anymore. New (Boeing scheme) paint and that logo? That would be damn sweet.
206 Stitch : I'm guessing it is the first 747-8 freighter, which I believe is still in House Colors.
207 Post contains links KarelXWB : All testbeds have been delivered. My guess is LN 1435 (RC021) because it was not visible on the flightline on January 25. http://www.flickr.com/photo
208 Hirnie : Any hint on when D-ABYL is going to be delivered?
209 Post contains links KarelXWB : It should roll out around 3pm. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/428638443283824640
210 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : And here it is: http://twitter.com/nickpernisco/status/428643879177314304
211 Laddie : It is LN 1437 (RC573), a 747-8F originally ordered by Atlas Air. They canceled their order long ago and Boeing has not been able to find another buye
212 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Here's the full livery: http://twitter.com/royalscottking/status/428646393830326272/photo/1[Edited 2014-01-29 14:12:34]
213 Laddie : What compelled Boeing to repaint this 747-8F in Seahawks colors? Boeing isn't a corporate sponsor of the Hawks. How about this: Microsoft co-founder P
214 Post contains links Drewski2112 : They are a sponsor. http://www.seahawks.com/news/press/a...5a0ea1-6b6e-413d-b8a2-166907780710
215 Cargolex : Rather than "what" the inspiration was - the entire city of Seattle is currently going berzerk for the Seahawks, even people who normally care not at
216 Stitch : Civic Pride? Boeing Commercial Airplanes is till HQ'd in Seattle.
217 kanban : Let's hope the Seahawks win or they will have to repaint before sending to storage..
218 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Just for fun: http://twitter.com/vguillermard/status/428899473666760704
219 Laddie : Rumor has it the airplane will fly over Denver. To answer my own question about why did Boeing do this expensive publicity stunt: it's to repair thei
220 Post contains links KarelXWB : LN 1492 went on a C2 flight yesterday. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/428946385266679808 Registration appears to be A6-PFB.
221 hannahpa : Did LH get its 10th 747-8i today??? The first one with the PIP engines?????
222 Laddie : Handover by the end of the week is the hope.
223 Post contains links KarelXWB : And LN 1494 / RC032 went up for a B1 flight yesterday. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...2/history/20140202/1900Z/KPAE/KMWH
224 Post contains links KarelXWB : KAL LN 1481 (RC548) was moved to paint. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/430398271144460288
225 Post contains links 747classic : Here is the February 1 update of the provisional 747-8 aircraft production list. Due my holidays (3 weeks without internet), publishing was delayed by
226 Post contains links KarelXWB : NCA LN 1485 (RC526) went up for a customer flight. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/430799110959267840
227 Post contains links 747classic : The next 747-8F emerged from the assembly line at building 40-22 and was moved towards stall 120 at the KPAE flight line. See Matt Cawby's KPAE blog :
228 Post contains links KarelXWB : And a B2 today. http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/431165330648342529
229 Post contains links Laddie : RC031, the 747-8 with fuel tank activated, PIP'ed GEnx-2b engines, and software update for the Honeywell New Generation Flight Management System (NGFM
230 Post contains images 747classic : The normally very accurate ATDB listing now shows 21 ordered 747-830 aircraft, with one historical (D-ABYE). Total delivered :10 On order :10 D-ABYV w
231 NYC777 : ATDB uses sources other than their own. For example, they use my 787 firing order in their database. They don't obtain it from their own sources.
232 Post contains links 747classic : Flightplan filed with call sign BOE526 for a ferry flight from Paine Field (KPAE) towards Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) for NCA #6 ( L /N 1485 - 747-8KZF, RC52
233 Post contains links Laddie : SpeedNews item today: CARGOLUX ordered another 747-8F for delivery in March 2015, and has now ordered 14 (nine delivered). Air Cargo News article: htt
234 Stitch : SpeedNews may be pre-announcing the order and we'll see a formal Boeing PR announcement soon.
235 SEPilot : They must be happy with them. It is good news; I expect that the 748F will continue to sell for some time; even if the 777X develops a freighter vers
236 Post contains links 747classic : The order for the 14th Cargolux 747-8F is also confirmed at the official Cargolux website, see : http://www.cargolux.com/Press/?mid=0&module=0&am
237 Laddie : Thursday: RC526 is being prepped for the flight to Pinal. She should depart Paine Field in the near future.
238 tortugamon : What do you guys really think about the future of this line? If cargo picks up at a modest pace do you think the 748F can stay active past 2020? I thi
239 Post contains links 747classic : Official Boeing press release about the 14th Cargolux 747-8F order : http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2014-02-...der-for-Additional-747-8-Freighter -------
240 Laddie : Good video! Boeing granted the producers excellent access. Of course, in return, they could not say anything negative about the 747.
241 PW100 : I'm not sure. Besides the economy, I think the biggest problem could be the shear volume of cargo volume entering the market with the plethora of 77W
242 Post contains links Laddie : Friday: RC526 is on her way to storage. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE526
243 Post contains links na : According to http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa/ the latest 748 of Lufthansa has been named "Hessen" after the state Frankfurt is located in.
244 na : I expect the 748F to be produced beyond 2025. I doubt that anyone will build a a freighter before that time that can somewhat replace it. We shouldnt
245 kanban : With the sales of the 777-8x/-9x passenger versions, I doubt the freighter versions will be in the first 5-7 years of production..
246 Post contains links tortugamon : Capacity is increasing while demand is roughly flat so that is not a great combination. I think we will see a rebound in cargo but I wonder if it wil
247 7BOEING7 : The two main questions are: How low a rate can Boeing produce the airplane profitably with expectations of future orders? How many outsize cargo airp
248 Stitch : I wonder if Boeing will do a "stop and cut over" with the 777 FAL like they did from the 747-400 to 747-8 or build a new FAL for the 777X. If they do
249 Post contains links and images KarelXWB : Storage will last 10 months: http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/434430017292873728 Here is RC526 departing to Pinal Airpark: Around KPAE 2-14-14 by
250 Post contains links iowaman : Time to roll this to part 15, located here: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15 (by iowaman Feb 16 2014 in Civil Aviation) This thread w
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