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Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15  
User currently offlineiowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4416 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 46010 times:
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Part 14 became quite length so here is part 15.

Part 14: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 14 (by iowaman Oct 31 2013 in Civil Aviation)

248 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 45497 times:

RC548's B-1 flight is in FlightAware: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE548

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (8 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 45172 times:

The 9th 747-8i BBJ (LN 1495) just departed on a B1 flight.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...9/history/20140219/2000Z/KPAE/KMWH



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 45008 times:

Air China may take delivery of three 747-8s this year, with the rest deliveries completed through the year 2016.

http://www.wcarn.com/news/32/32563.html



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 44785 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 2):
The 9th 747-8i BBJ (LN 1495) just departed on a B1 flight.

LN 1495 first flight.


round KPAE 2-19-14 by moonm, on Flickr


round KPAE 2-19-14 by moonm, on Flickr



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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (8 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 44593 times:

RC510 (LN1490) for CLX...some day...on her first flight: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE510

User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (8 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 44370 times:

Lufthansa advances deliveries of 747-8 aircraft.

In 2014 six (6) aircraft will be delivered, one more than original scheduled. The last of this batch (L/N1503) will be delivered in August 2014 i.s.o. January 2015.

The remaining four will be delivered during 2015.

See : http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...gs-747-8-delivery-schedule-395735/



Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
User currently offlineearlynff From Germany, joined Sep 2007, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 44245 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 6):
In 2014 six (6) aircraft will be delivered, one more than original scheduled. The last of this batch (L/N1503) will be delivered in August 2014 i.s.o. January 2015.

I guess they stick to the original schedule of deliveries, the additional frame to be expected in sept/oct. rather...


User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 months 2 days ago) and read 44143 times:

RC548 is now doing a high-speed taxi before her B-1 flight
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE548


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (8 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 44014 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 8):
RC548 is now doing a high-speed taxi before her B-1 flight

Registration will be HL7623.

http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/436993121675526144/photo/1



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 43442 times:

The next 747-8I for Lufthansa rolled of the assembly line.

See Matt Cawby's KPAE blog : Just before tow from slant position #1 at the assembly line towards the flight line : http://paineairport.com/kpae10157.htm

Aircraft data : L/N 1497 - 747-830, RC033, serial number 37838, Lufthansa #12, D-ABYN,unpainted with dark blue rudders, KPAE flight line, roll out February 24 2014, scheduled delivery *March 31 2014



Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (7 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 42965 times:

Silk Way LN 1493 / RC641 was moved to the fuel dock.


Around KPAE Late Feb 2014 by moonm, on Flickr



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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 42529 times:

RC032 (LN 1494) should be handed over to Lufthansa today (Friday), and depart KPAE later in the day.

User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 42411 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 12):
RC032 (LN 1494) should be handed over to Lufthansa today (Friday), and depart KPAE later in the day.

Ta da! http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH9923


User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 42253 times:

RC032 at the Everett Delivery Center earlier today



User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 15, posted (7 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 42247 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 13):
Ta da!

And she is airborne. Now we just have to wait until the name becomes available.

Quoting Laddie (Reply 14):
RC032 at the Everett Delivery Center earlier today

Thanks!

Boeing also released a picture of the aircraft:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/theboeingcompany/12840620513/



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (7 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 42142 times:

Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (March 01 - 2014)

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Updates from previous listing (February 01 - 2014) :

- Firing Order sequence : NIL
- Added to Firing order : L/N 1513-RC039, L/N 1514-RC040
- Emerged from Final Assembly Line : L/N 1496-RC642, L/N 1497-RC033
- First (B1) Flight : L/N 1494-RC032, L/N 1495-RC009 , L/N 1490-RC510, L/N 1481-RC548
- Delivered : L/N 1492-RC031, L/N 1494-RC032

For ease of reading only the basic data of the first 15 delivered aircraft are now shown. From the first not delivered aircraft (L/N1435), all data are shown.
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78 Completed airframes , Delivered 66 (marked : @ ), Delivered 2011 (9), 2012 (31), 2013 (24), 2014 (2)
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@ L/N 1420 - 747-8R7F, RC501, serial number 35808, Cargolux #1, LX-VCA

@ L/N 1421 - 747-8KZF, RC521, serial number 36136, NCA #1, JA11KZ

@ L/N 1422 - 747-8KZF, RC522, serial number 36137, NCA #2, JA12KZ

@ L/N 1423 - 747-8R7F, RC502, serial number 35806, Cargolux #2, LX-VCB

@ L/N 1424 - 747-8R7F, RC503, serial number 35807, Cargolux #3, LX-VCC

@ L/N 1425 - 747-8HTF, RC541, serial number 37132, KAL #1, HL7609

@ L/N 1426 - 747-8HTF, RC546, serial number 37133, KAL #2, HL7610

@ L/N 1427 - 747-867F, RC551, serial number 39238, Cathay #1, B-LJA

@ L/N 1428 - 747-867F, RC552, serial number 39239, Cathay #2, B-LJB

@ L/N 1429 - 747-87UF, RC571, serial number 37562, Saudia Arabian Cargo #1, HZ-AI3

@ L/N 1430 - 747-8HVF, RC601, serial number 37580, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #1, VQ-BGZ

@ L/N 1431 - 747-8KZF, RC523, serial number 36138, NCA #3, JA13KZ

@ L/N 1432 - 747-87UF, RC572, serial number 37563, Saudia Arabian Cargo #2, HZ-AI4

@ L/N 1433 - 747-867F, RC553, serial number 39240, Cathay #3, B-LJC

@ L/N 1434 - 747-8JK, RC001, serial number 38636, BBJ, State of Kuwait, 9K-GAA

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.
@ 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, Used for (FAA)test flights (FMS software update verification flights?) from September 19 till/incl. November 21, Ferried to Boeing Field (KBFI) at November 22, Returned to KPAE at December 20. Emerged from the 45-05 paint hangar with a special “ Seattle Seahawks “livery at January 29 2014.

@ 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

@ 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 date November 18 2013, Delivery flight (NCA695-RJAA) date November 20 2013.

@ 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, Delivery : December 17 2013, Delivery flight (NCA695 – RJAA) date January 16 2014.

@ 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, HL7623, full livery, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, F/F February 21 2014, scheduled for delivery at first half of March 2014.

@ 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, Delivery date December 23 and delivery flight (ABW9166-KORD)date December 27 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, F/F November 24 2013, KPAE , Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH)date December 18 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, F/F November 25 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3331-VHHH) December 19 2013.

L /N 1485 - 747-8KZF, RC526, serial number 37393, NCA #6, N808BA, registration JA16KZ, full livery, PIP engines, roll out July 26 2013, F/F January 24 2014, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) at February 14 2014.

@ 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) , full livery, PIP engines, F/F November 27 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3335-VHHH) December 23 2013.

L/N 1487 - 747-8KZF, RC527, serial number 36141, NCA #7, N783BA, registration JA17KZ, full livery, no engines, KPAE flight line, roll-out date August 23-2013.

@ L/N 1488 - 747-8B5F, RC549, serial number 37656, KAL #5, temp. temp. registration N957BA, HL7624, full livery, PIP engines, F/F December 14 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (KAL28D-RKSI) date December 30 2013

L/N 1489 - 747-8KZF, RC528, serial number 36140?, NCA #8, N815BA, JA18KZ, unpainted with white rudders, no engines, KPAE flight line.

L/N 1490 - 747-8R7F, RC510, serial number 38077, Cargolux #10, N803BA LX-VCJ, full livery, named : City of Redange-sur-Attert , PIP engines, KPAE flight line, roll out October 07 2013, F/F February 20 2014.

L/N 1491 - 747-8R7F, RC511, serial number 38078, Cargolux #11, N975BA?, LX-VCK, full livery, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, roll out Oct 21 2013

@ L/N 1492 - 747-830, RC031, serial number 37836, Lufthansa #10, D-ABYL, full livery, named : Hessen, roll-out date November 13 2013, F/F January 03 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9932-EDDF) date February 06 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik, First operational flight DLH420 (EDDF-KJFK) February 20 2014.

L/N 1493 - 747-83QF, RC641, serial number 44444, GECAS/Boeing #1, Boeing operator code : 645, Silk Way Airlines livery, N973BA, 4K-SW881, KPAE flight line, roll-out November 26 2013.

@ L/N 1494 - 747-830, RC032, serial number 37837, Lufthansa #11, D-ABYM, full livery, KPAE flight line, roll out Jan 03 2014, F/F February 02 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9932-EDDF) date : February 28 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik.

L/N 1495 - 747-8Z5, RC009, serial number 37501, UAE Presidential Flight, Boeing operator identification code : ABD , N974BA, future registration A6-PFB ?, white livery, KPAE flight line , roll out date January 21 2014, F/F February 19 2014.

L/N 1496 - 747-83QF, RC642, serial number 44973, GECAS/Boeing #2, Lsd. Silk Way Airlines, Boeing operator code : 645, N807BA, 4K-SWxxx, unpainted with blue rudders, KPAE flight line, Roll-out date February 04 2014.

L/N 1497 - 747-830, RC033, serial number 37838,Lufthansa #12, D-ABYN, unpainted with dark blue rudders, KPAE flight line, Roll out date February 24, scheduled delivery *March 31 2014

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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 1498 - 747-830, RC034, serial number 37839, D-ABYO, Lufthansa #13, slant position #1, scheduled delivery * June 30 2014

L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1, slant position #2.

L/N 1500 - 747-830, RC035, serial number 37840, D-ABYP, Lufthansa #14, body join position, scheduled delivery * August 31 2014.

L/N 1501 - 747-8xxF**, RC671, Silk Way Airlines #1 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?), wing/body join position.

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Firing order : 13 Airframes , scheduled for Final Assembly (Subject to change).
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L/N 1502 - 747-8xxF**, RC672, Silk Way Airlines #2 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?)
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, B-LJN ?, Cathay #14 , delivery 2016 ?
L/N 1506 - 747-8B5, RC051, KAL( Intercontinental) #1.
L/N 1507 - 747-89L, RC067, Air China #2.
L/N 1508 - 747-89L, RC068, Air China #3
L/N 1509 - 747-8B5, RC052, KAL (intercontinental) #2
L/N 1510 - 747-89L, RC069, Air China #4
L/N 1511 - 747-830, RC037, serial number 37842, D-ABYR, Lufthansa #16
L/N 1512 - 747-830, RC038, serial number 37843, D-ABYS, Lufthansa #17
L/N 1513 - 747-830, RC039, serial number 37844, D-ABYT, Lufthansa #18
L/N 1514 - 747-830, RC040, serial number 37845, D-ABYU, Lufthansa #19

? = Not confirmed
*= Only one (1) source : http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa
**= Boeing Customer code not known.

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, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 41733 times:

The second Silk Way 747-8F (LN 1496 / RC642) is scheduled for a B1 flight today.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...2/history/20140302/1900Z/KPAE/KMWH



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 41597 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 17):
The second Silk Way 747-8F (LN 1496 / RC642) is scheduled for a B1 flight today.

RC642 is airborne, here's a picture showing the aircraft just before doing a taxi test.

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

http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/440206399226650624

Not sure why it will fly before RC641, perhaps it will be painted in PDX.



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (7 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 41346 times:

According Matt Cawby's KPAE blog the first produced 747-83QF aircraft (L/N1493, RC641, N973BA, 4K-SW881) appears to be being prepared for storage,
See : http://paineairport.com/kpae10173.htm

However according the FAA registry the same aircraft has already been exported to the Azerbaijan registry at February 18 2014.
See : http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=973BA



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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31104 posts, RR: 85
Reply 20, posted (7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 41197 times:
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It has not been Boeing's practice to store customer 747-8Fs that have deferred delivery for extended periods of time at PAE, has it? I thought they were being flown to VCV and other "warmer, drier" climes.

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Reply 21, posted (7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 41106 times:

Latest info :

L/N1496 - RC642 is scheduled to be flown to storage at KMZJ this month. A B1 flight has already been completed, because this a requirement before a ferry flight.

L/N1493 - RC641 is scheduled for (short term ?) storage at KPAE.

[Edited 2014-03-03 07:43:38]


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 40952 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 20):
It has not been Boeing's practice to store customer 747-8Fs that have deferred delivery for extended periods of time at PAE, has it? I thought they were being flown to VCV and other "warmer, drier" climes.

Boeing did store a few freighters at PAE for several months last year.



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Reply 23, posted (7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 40664 times:

D-ABYM departing on its delivery flight to FRA.


Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYM by royalscottking, on Flickr



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Reply 24, posted (7 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 40403 times:

Air China LN 1499 in final assembly.

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bh7i2UNCUAEtPv9.jpg:large

http://twitter.com/ikluft/status/441039236284698625



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Reply 25, posted (7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 40878 times:

L/N 1497 - 747-830, RC033, serial number 37838,Lufthansa #12, D-ABYN , after leaving the paint hangar 45-01.

http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10182.png

See Matt Cawby's PAE blog : http://paineairport.com/kpae10182.htm



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Reply 26, posted (7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 40854 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 24):
Air China LN 1499 in final assembly.

Lets hope they use a rare opportunity to finally introduce a new livery to replace the backwards-orientated ancient dull scheme they have now which was already rather oldfashioned when the got their first 747 Classic!


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Reply 27, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 41167 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 24):

It will be the first B747-8 customer who has not the A380 in the fleet.... Interesting, isn't it?


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Reply 28, posted (7 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 40847 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 21):
L/N1493 - RC641 is scheduled for (short term ?) storage at KPAE.

It has been moved to the tower apron for storage.

http://paineairport.com/kpae10192.htm



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Reply 29, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 40565 times:

RC510 going to storage at Pinal Airpark: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE510
I believe it is joining RC526 in the desert.


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Reply 30, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 40446 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 29):
RC510 going to storage at Pinal Airpark:

Here it is:

http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/442068406615810048



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Reply 31, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 40127 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 29):
RC510 going to storage at Pinal Airpark.
I believe it is joining RC526 in the desert

Here is a better picture, just before departure to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ). The aircraft is operated under the Boeing owned registration N803BA.
KPAE, March 07 2014
http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10194.png
See Matt Cawby's KPAE blog : http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10194.png

The next freighter to be ferried towards Pinal Airpark will be L/N 1496 - RC642, the still unpainted freighter, earmarked to go to Silkway West Airlines.
Here are two videos from the B1 and B2 flights of this aircraft in stormy weather at March 02 :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb-epvR7TO0
and :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUsmRzu4EZ8



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Reply 32, posted (7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 40029 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 29):
RC510 going to storage

Shouldnt we better use the line-no. 1490 to identify this aircraft? RC numbers are secret language with no relevance whatsoever outside Boeing and the customer, sorry. Before the 748 no one ever used these numbers on a.net and elsewhere.
Btw why is it going into storage? Cargolux just ordered anyother 748F so they need them. Or will they only take it once they have sold the next 744F?


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Reply 33, posted (7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 39425 times:

KAL LN 1481 / RC548 is scheduled for another test flight today.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...8/history/20140310/1600Z/KPAE/KPAE



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Reply 34, posted (7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 39122 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 33):
KAL LN 1481 / RC548 is scheduled for another test flight today.

LN 1481 on the runway:


Korean Air Cargo Boeing 747-8F HL7623 by royalscottking, on Flickr



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Reply 35, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 38735 times:

LN 1495 / RC009 (the 9th BBJ) will be ferried to Pinal Airpark today.

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2014/03/paine-field-march-11.html

And it seems NCA LN 1487 / RC527 will enter storage at PAE.

http://paineairport.com/kpae10213.htm



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Reply 36, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 38516 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 35):
LN 1495 / RC009 (the 9th BBJ) will be ferried to Pinal Airpark today.

Flightplan PAE-MZJ has been filled.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...9/history/20140312/1530Z/KPAE/KMZJ



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Reply 37, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 38292 times:

Some nice pictures of the 747-8 assembly line, date 28 february 2014.

IMHO the aircraft shown below is D-ABYO. (D-ABYN has been rolled out already at Feb. 24)
Aircraft data : L/N 1498 - 747-830, RC034, serial number 37839, D-ABYO, Lufthansa #13

Original uploaded by Luca Laconi-Steward, see for other sizes : http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucaiaconistewart/13119834254/

The first Intercontinental for Air China
Aircraft data : L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1

Original uploaded by Luca Laconi-Steward, see for other sizes :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucaiaconistewart/13119549555/

A first look for the RH wing of D-ABYP, the 1500th 747 built. (shown behind the tail of L/N1499).
Aircraft data : L/N 1500 - 747-830, RC035, serial number 37840, D-ABYP, Lufthansa #14

Original uploaded by Luca Laconi-Steward, see for other sizes : http://www.flickr.com/photos/lucaiaconistewart/13119837544/

[Edited 2014-03-13 14:27:27]


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Reply 38, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 37949 times:

The second Silk Way Airlines 747-8F has been painted.

http://paineairport.com/kpae10217.htm
http://paineairport.com/kpae10219.htm



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Reply 39, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 37901 times:

Has Boeing dropped the usual "1st 747-8I for Air China" banner usually stuck to A/C of significance.


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Reply 40, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 37890 times:

Lufthansa LN 1497 / RC033 is scheduled for a B1 flight today.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...3/history/20140314/1700Z/KPAE/KMWH



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Reply 41, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 37799 times:
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Quoting CCA (Reply 39):
Has Boeing dropped the usual "1st 747-8I for Air China" banner usually stuck to A/C of significance.

If they have one, perhaps it is on the right side? That is the side that faces the Observation Gallery,


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Reply 42, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 37812 times:

D-ABYM, ln.1494 and delivered two weeks ago, has now been named "Bayern" (Bavaria).
http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa/


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Reply 43, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 37752 times:
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Quoting CCA (Reply 39):
Has Boeing dropped the usual "1st 747-8I for Air China" banner usually stuck to A/C of significance.

If it is in fact a banner, it would be removed for flying as a safety issue, and rehung for the appropriate PR events. A decal that size could damage the paint.


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Quoting kanban (Reply 43):
If it is in fact a banner, it would be removed for flying as a safety issue, and rehung for the appropriate PR events. A decal that size could damage the paint.

But the plane looks to be in the Final Body Join position in the FAL. I've seen them on the planes until they're ready to roll them out to the paint hangar.


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Reply 45, posted (7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 37680 times:

Delivery flight for KAL 747-8 (LN 1481, RC548)
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAL28D

[Edited 2014-03-14 12:02:46]

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Reply 46, posted (7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 37098 times:

The next 747-8I for Lufthansa emerged from the assembly line (building 40-22) during the night of March 16/17 and was towed towards the paint-hangar (building 45-01)
http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10224.png
Original uploaded by Matt Cawby's KPAE blog.

Aircraft data : L/N 1498 - 747-830, RC034, serial number 37839, D-ABYO, Lufthansa #13, Roll-out March 17 2014, paint hangar 45-01, scheduled delivery * April 30 2014



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Reply 47, posted (7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 37079 times:

Excellent, that means Air China #1 is next.


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Reply 48, posted (7 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 36720 times:

So does this factory work around the clock?

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Reply 49, posted (7 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 36777 times:

Does the 747-8i make improvements on cabin air quality like the 787 does? Was on LH ORD-FRA on the 8i and felt comfortable during the flight.

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Reply 50, posted (7 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 36692 times:

Quoting rj777 (Reply 48):
So does this factory work around the clock?

The maximum capacity (without major investments) of the 747-8 assembly line is 3 aircraft p/mnd.
The line is operating at 1,5 aircraft p/mnd. I don't know if night-shifts are fully staffed, but the line movements are still made in the night afaik.

Quoting jreuschl (Reply 49):
Does the 747-8i make improvements on cabin air quality like the 787 does?

The airconditioning system on the 747-8 series (-I and -F) still uses bleed air, but the system is improve from the former 747 series and now called " Environmental Control System" , see :
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeromagazine/articles/2012_q1/4/

[Edited 2014-03-18 08:42:07]


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Reply 51, posted (7 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 36613 times:
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Quoting rj777 (Reply 48):
So does this factory work around the clock?

the Everett "factory" runs 24 hrs a day 7 days a week, however as 747Classic noted, the staffing varies between shifts and between programs. While actual aircraft assembly work may not be occurring, parts stocking and placement for the first shift mechanics is occurring. Example the interior or seat vans are moved in at night and placed for the morning shift. Now a mechanic comes in for the days shift and everything he needs is within feet of where he needs it. In the old days he would have to check the bar chart to see what the next job was and then spend up to an hour rounding up parts and tools. Plus line moves generally occur at night when there are fewer people and obstacles to watch out for.


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Reply 52, posted (7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 36356 times:

747-8 Intercontinental update :

The last delivered Lufthansa 747-830 (L/N1494 / D-ABYM) completed yesterday here first operational flight (DLH796) towards HKG, after Post Delivery Maintenance (PDM) was completed by Lufthansa Technik.
See : http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/d-abym/

The next Lufthansa 747-830 (L/N1497 / D-ABYN) will be delivered around March 31 2014.
Thereafter L/N1498 / D-ABYO is scheduled for an April 30 delivery.
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Two new 747-8 Intercontinentals were added to the 747-8 firing order.

L/N 1515 - 747-89L, RC070, Air China #5
L/N 1516 not allocated
L/N 1517 not allocated
L/N 1518 not allocated
L/N 1519 - 747-8xx , RC076, Transaero Airlines #1, Boeing operator code TRX


Original uploaded by Pereslavtsev, see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/pereslavtsev/6684737885/in/photostream/

[Edited 2014-03-23 09:25:16]


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Reply 53, posted (7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 35923 times:

L/N1498 / D-ABYO left the paint hangar in full Lufhansa livery.



Original uploaded by Matt Cawby on Twitter, see : http://twitter.com/mattcawby



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Reply 54, posted (7 months 6 hours ago) and read 35526 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 53):
L/N1498 / D-ABYO left the paint hangar in full Lufthansa livery.

First flight: in a few weeks.
Delivery: by the end of April.
Date of delivery flight: TBA


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Reply 55, posted (7 months 3 hours ago) and read 35426 times:

The U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday ordered an immediate fix for the 747-8, saying a software glitch could cause the plane to lose thrust when close to landing and fly into the ground.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/...space-boeing-idUSBREA2O1CT20140325



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Reply 56, posted (7 months 2 hours ago) and read 35332 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 55):
The U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday ordered an immediate fix for the 747-8, saying a software glitch could cause the plane to lose thrust when close to landing and fly into the ground

This a normal airworthiness directive (not an emergency AD)

AD 2014-06-04

" We (The FAA) determined that the existing EEC software logic can prevent stowage of the TRs if the
airplane changes back into air mode during a rejected or bounced landing for certain The Boeing
Company Model 747-8 and 747-8F series airplanes powered by certain GE engines. If this occurs and
the hydraulic isolation valve closes before the TRs are fully stowed, there is no hydraulic pressure for
the auto-restow function and aerodynamic loads could cause the TRs to move back to the deployed
position. We are issuing this AD to prevent in-flight deployment of one or more TRs due to loss of
the TR auto restow function, which could result in inadequate climb performance at an altitude
insufficient for recovery, and consequent uncontrolled flight into terrain. "

Time to change the EEC software : 30 days.

See : http://www.ofr.gov/(S(x3vrrx3g2ajx2j...FRUpload/OFRData/2014-06476_PI.pdf



Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 57, posted (6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 34991 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 56):

This a normal airworthiness directive (not an emergency AD)

The FAA AD says "We estimate that this AD affects 7 airplanes of U.S. registry."

So EASA and the other regulatory agencies worldwide will have to issue their own ADs?


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 58, posted (6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 34983 times:

The EASA usually follows the FAA a few days later.


Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe.
User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 59, posted (6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 35002 times:

Boeing response to AD. It appears they released new software last year:

The directive was ordered based on a Boeing analysis that indicated a software issue had the potential to result in a loss of thrust if crews do not follow proper landing procedures and instead attempt a takeoff immediately following a landing in which thrust reversers already had been deployed. While the issue has never occurred in service or flight test, and is specifically prohibited in airplane flight manuals, Boeing recommended the software changes last year.

“While extremely remote and already prohibited by operational standards, this was a potential scenario that should be corrected to be thorough," Boeing said in a statement. "The improved software is approved and already incorporated into the majority of the 747-8 fleet.”


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 60, posted (6 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 34708 times:

A nice image of D-ABYN (LN 1497):



http://www.flickr.com/photos/bernieleighton/13434763655/



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User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2504 posts, RR: 12
Reply 61, posted (6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 34555 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 58):
The EASA usually follows the FAA a few days later

Yes. Usually they don't even bother issuing their own AD, and just adopt the foreign AD (in this case FAA), including the foreign numbering.

http://ad.easa.europa.eu/search/simple/result/


Rgds,
PW100



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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 62, posted (6 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 34011 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 60):
A nice image of D-ABYN (LN 1497):

D-ABYN is at the Everett Delivery Center this morning for its handover ceremony.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 63, posted (6 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 33742 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 62):
D-ABYN is at the Everett Delivery Center this morning for its handover ceremony.

Delivery flight to FRA here:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/D...3/history/20140331/2100Z/KPAE/EDDF



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 64, posted (6 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 33555 times:

Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (April 01 - 2014)
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All delivered and active 747-8 aircraft up to January 2014 are now only indicated by basic data, all other (after L/N 1479)are indicated with detailed data included.

Updates from previous listing (March 01 - 2014) :

- Firing Order sequence change : NIL
- Added to Firing order : L/N 1515-RC070, L/N1519-RC076
- Emerged from Final Assembly Line : L/N 1498-RC034
- First (B1) Flight : L/N 1496-RC642, L/N 1497-RC033
- Delivered : L/N 1481-RC548, L/N 1497-RC033
- Ferried to KMZJ (storage) : L/N 1490-RC510, L/N 1495-RC009

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79 Completed airframes , Delivered 68 (marked : @ ), Delivered 2011 (9), 2012 (31), 2013 (24), 2014 (4)
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@ L/N 1420 - 747-8R7F, RC501, serial number 35808, Cargolux #1, LX-VCA

@ L/N 1421 - 747-8KZF, RC521, serial number 36136, NCA #1, JA11KZ

@ L/N 1422 - 747-8KZF, RC522, serial number 36137, NCA #2, JA12KZ

@ L/N 1423 - 747-8R7F, RC502, serial number 35806, Cargolux #2, LX-VCB

@ L/N 1424 - 747-8R7F, RC503, serial number 35807, Cargolux #3, LX-VCC

@ L/N 1425 - 747-8HTF, RC541, serial number 37132, KAL #1, HL7609

@ L/N 1426 - 747-8HTF, RC546, serial number 37133, KAL #2, HL7610

@ L/N 1427 - 747-867F, RC551, serial number 39238, Cathay #1, B-LJA

@ L/N 1428 - 747-867F, RC552, serial number 39239, Cathay #2, B-LJB

@ L/N 1429 - 747-87UF, RC571, serial number 37562, Saudia Arabian Cargo #1, HZ-AI3

@ L/N 1430 - 747-8HVF, RC601, serial number 37580, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #1, VQ-BGZ

@ L/N 1431 - 747-8KZF, RC523, serial number 36138, NCA #3, JA13KZ

@ L/N 1432 - 747-87UF, RC572, serial number 37563, Saudia Arabian Cargo #2, HZ-AI4

@ L/N 1433 - 747-867F, RC553, serial number 39240, Cathay #3, B-LJC

@ 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. Ferried KMCI (Kansas city) -KDAL (Dallas Love Field) at December 16 2013 (call sign N9KGAA) for further cabin outfitting by Associated Air Center.

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.

@ L/N 1436 - 747-8R7F, RC504, serial number 35809, Cargolux #4, LX-VCD.

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, Used for (FAA)test flights (FMS software update verification flights?) from September 19 till/incl. November 21, Ferried to Boeing Field (KBFI) at November 22, Returned to KPAE at December 20. Emerged from the 45-05 paint hangar with a special “ Seattle Seahawks “livery at January 29 2014

@ L/N 1438 - 747-867F, RC554, serial number 39241, Cathay # 4, B-LJD

@ 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 , B-LJE

@ L/N 1442 - 747-87UF, RC574, serial number 37561, Atlas Air #1 , G-GSSD

@ L/N 1443 - 747-830, RC022, serial number 37827, Lufthansa #1, D-ABYA

@ L/N 1444 - 747-87UF, RC575, serial number 37568, Atlas Air #2, G-GSSE

@ L/N 1445 - 747-87UF, RC576, serial number 37569, Atlas Air #3, G-GSSF

@ 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

@ L/N 1448 - 747-8HVF, RC 602, serial number 37581, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #2, registration VQ-BLQ

@ 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

@ L/N 1451 - 747-830, RC023, serial number 37828, Lufthansa #2, D-ABYC

@ L/N 1452 - 747-8HVF, RC603, serial number 37668, , AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #3, VQ-BLR

@ L/N 1453 - 747-830, RC024, serial number 37829, Lufthansa #3 , D-ABYD

@ L/N 1454 -747-8R7F, RC505, serial number 35810, Cargolux #5, LX-VCE

@ L/N 1455 - 747-87UF, RC577, serial number 37570, Atlas Air #4, N850GT

@ L/N 1456 - 747-830, RC025, serial number 37830, Lufthansa #4, D-ABYF

@ L/N 1457 - 747-867F, RC558, serial number 39245, Cathay #8, full livery, B-LJH

@ L/N 1458 - 747-87UF, RC578, serial number 37565, Atlas Air #5, N851GT

@ 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, B-LJI

@ L/N 1461 - 747-8R7F, RC506, serial number 35811, Cargolux #6, LX-VCF

@ L/N 1462 - 747-87UF, RC579, serial number 37571, Atlas Air #6, N852GT

@ L/N1463 - 747-8HVF, RC604, serial number 37669, Air Bridge Cargo Airlines (ABC) #4 , VQ-BRH

@ L/N1464 - 747-867F, RC560, serial number 39246, Cathay #10, B-LJJ

@ L/N1465 - 747-8R7F, RC507, serial number 35812, Cargolux #7, LX-VCG

@ 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

@ L/N 1467 - 747-87UF, RC580, serial number 37572, Atlas Air #7, N853GT

@ 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, JA14KZ

@ L/N 1470 - 747-830, RC026, serial number 37831, Lufthansa #5, D-ABYG

@ L/N 1471 - 747-87UF, RC581, Atlas Air #8, serial number 37566, N854GT

@ L/N 1472 - 747-830, RC027, serial number 37832, Lufthansa #6, D-ABYH

@ L/N 1473 - 747-8R7F, RC508, serial number 35821, Cargolux #8, registration LX-VCH

@ L/N 1474 - 747-8B5F, RC547, serial number 37654, KAL#3, HL7617

@ L/N 1475 - 747-830, RC028, serial number 37833, Lufthansa #7, D-ABYI

@ L/N 1476 - 747-87UF, RC582, serial number 37567, Atlas Air #9, N855GT

@ L/N 1477 - 747-830, RC029, serial number 37834, Lufthansa #8, D-ABYJ

@ L/N 1478 - 747-8R7F, RC509, serial number 35822, Cargolux #9, LX-VCI

@ 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, Delivery : December 17 2013, Delivery flight (NCA695 – RJAA) date January 16 2014.

@ 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, HL7623, full livery, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, F/F February 21 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (KAL28D-RKSI) date March 14 2014

@ 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, Delivery date December 23 and delivery flight (ABW9166-KORD)date December 27 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, F/F November 24 2013, KPAE , Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH)date December 18 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, F/F November 25 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3331-VHHH) December 19 2013.

L /N 1485 - 747-8KZF, RC526, serial number 37393, NCA #6, N808BA, registration JA16KZ, full livery, PIP engines, roll out July 26 2013, F/F January 24 2014, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) at February 14 2014.

@ 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) , full livery, PIP engines, F/F November 27 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3335-VHHH) December 23 2013.

L/N 1487 - 747-8KZF, RC527, serial number 36141, NCA #7, N783BA, registration JA17KZ, full livery, no engines, KPAE flight line, roll-out date August 23-2013.

@ L/N 1488 - 747-8B5F, RC549, serial number 37656, KAL #5, temp. temp. registration N957BA, HL7624, full livery, PIP engines, F/F December 14 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (KAL28D-RKSI) date December 30 2013
L/N 1489 - 747-8KZF, RC528, serial number 36140?, NCA #8, N815BA, JA18KZ, unpainted with white rudders, no engines, KPAE flight line.

L/N 1490 - 747-8R7F, RC510, serial number 38077, Cargolux #10, N803BA, LX-VCJ, full livery, named : City of Redange-sur-Attert , PIP engines, roll out October 07 2013, F/F February 20 2014, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) at March 07 2014.

L/N 1491 - 747-8R7F, RC511, serial number 38078, Cargolux #11, N975BA, LX-VCK, full livery, named : City of Contern, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, roll out Oct 21 2013

@ L/N 1492 - 747-830, RC031, serial number 37836, Lufthansa #10, D-ABYL, full livery, named : Hessen, roll-out date November 13 2013, F/F January 03 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9932-EDDF) date February 06 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik, First operational flight DLH420 (EDDF-KJFK) February 20 2014.

L/N 1493 - 747-83QF, RC641, serial number 44444, GECAS/Boeing #1, Boeing operator code : 645, Lsd. Silk Way West Airlines, N973BA, 4K-SW881, full livery, KPAE flight line, roll-out November 26 2013.

@ L/N 1494 - 747-830, RC032, serial number 37837, Lufthansa #11, D-ABYM, full livery, named : Bayern, roll out Jan 03 2014, F/F February 02 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9932-EDDF) date : February 28 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik. First operational flight DLH796 (EDDF-VHHH) March 22 2014.

L/N 1495 - 747-8Z5, RC009, serial number 37501, UAE Presidential Flight, Boeing operator identification code : ABD , N974BA, future registration A6-PFB ?, white livery, KPAE flight line , roll out date January 21 2014, F/F February 19 2014, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) at March 12 2014 for temporally storage, awaiting for slot allocation at Lufthansa Technik for cabin outfitting ?

L/N 1496 - 747-83QF, RC642, serial number 44973, GECAS/Boeing #2, Lsd. Silk Way West Airlines, Boeing operator code : 645, N807BA, 4K-SW882, full livery, KPAE flight line, Roll-out date February 04 2014, F/F March 02 2014.

@ L/N 1497 - 747-830, RC033, serial number 37838, Lufthansa #12, D-ABYN, full livery, KPAE flight line, Roll out date February 24 2014, F/F March 14 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9932-EDDF) date : March 31 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik.

L/N 1498 - 747-830, RC034, serial number 37839, Lufthansa #13, D-ABYO, full livery, KPAE flight line, Roll-out date March 17 2014, scheduled delivery * April 30 2014

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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 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1, slant position #1, Delivery July 2014.

L/N 1500 - 747-830, RC035, serial number 37840, D-ABYP, Lufthansa #14, slant position #2, scheduled delivery * June 30 2014.

L/N 1501 - 747-8xxF** , RC671, Silk Way West Airlines #1 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?), final body join position.

L/N 1502 - 747-8xxF **, RC672, Silk Way West Airlines #2 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?) wing/body join position.

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Firing order : 14 Airframes , scheduled for Final Assembly (Subject to change).
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L/N 1503 - 747-830, RC036, serial number 37841, D-ABYQ, Lufthansa #15, scheduled delivery * August 15 2014
L/N 1504 - 747-8R7F, RC512, Cargolux #12
L/N 1505 - 747-867F, RC564, B-LJN ?, Cathay #14 , delivery 2016 ?
L/N 1506 - 747-8B5, RC051, KAL( Intercontinental) #1.
L/N 1507 - 747-89L, RC067, Air China #2, Delivery 2014
L/N 1508 - 747-89L, RC068, Air China #3, Delivery 2014
L/N 1509 - 747-8B5, RC052, KAL (intercontinental) #2
L/N 1510 - 747-89L, RC069, Air China #4, Delivery 2015
L/N 1511 - 747-830, RC037, serial number 37842, D-ABYR, Lufthansa #16
L/N 1512 - 747-830, RC038, serial number 37843, D-ABYS, Lufthansa #17
L/N 1513 - 747-830, RC039, serial number 37844, D-ABYT, Lufthansa #18
L/N 1514 - 747-830, RC040, serial number 37845, D-ABYU, Lufthansa #19
L/N 1515 - 747-89L, RC070, Air China #5
L/N 1516
L/N 1517
L/N 1518
L/N 1519 - 747-8xx** , RC076, Transaero Airlines #1, Boeing operator code TRX

? = Not confirmed
*= Only one (1) source : http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa
**= Boeing Customer code not known.

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.

[Edited 2014-04-01 01:51:59]


Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 65, posted (6 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 32758 times:

Silk Way’s 747-8 Freighter poised for delivery:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/art...ighter-poised-for-delivery-397831/



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe.
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 66, posted (6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 32201 times:

LN 1445 / G-GSSF on its way from AMS to DTW on its final revenue flight for Global Supply Systems:

http://fr24.com/GTI8152



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, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 67, posted (6 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 31750 times:

Can't wait to see Air China's first 747-8i roll out. Does anyone know the exact date this will occur? Should be very soon.

User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 68, posted (6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 31507 times:

Quoting milestones787 (Reply 67):
Can't wait to see Air China's first 747-8i roll out. Does anyone know the exact date this will occur? Should be very soon.

Roll-out of L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1 is scheduled for today (April 8), see also at Matt Cawby's Paine Airport twitter account :
http://twitter.com/mattcawby
The aircraft is scheduled for a July delivery.



Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 69, posted (6 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 31113 times:

Roll out of L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1, KPAE, April 8 2014

http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10288.png

Original uploaded by Matt Cawby, see http://paineairport.com/kpae10288.htm



Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 70, posted (6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 30674 times:

The next 747-830 for Lufthansa just airborne for here first (B1) flight towards Moses Lake with call sign BOE34, see :
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...4/history/20140409/1600Z/KPAE/KMWH

Aircraft data :
L/N 1498 - 747-830, RC034, serial number 37839, Lufthansa #13, D-ABYO, full livery, KPAE flight line, Roll-out date March 17 2014, F/F April 9 2014, scheduled delivery April 30 2014

[Edited 2014-04-09 12:45:59]


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 71, posted (6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 30585 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 66):
LN 1445 / G-GSSF on its way from AMS to DTW on its final revenue flight for Global Supply Systems:

LN 1445 was ferried to RME on April 6 and is in the progress of being returned to Atlas Air.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 72, posted (6 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 30569 times:

Someone took a picture of LN 1485, LN 1490 and LN 1495 in Pinal Airpark:

http://sitelife.aviationweek.com/ver...f7-4edf-99ef-7b9b96ad62b9.Full.jpg

Source
http://www.aviationweek.com/Blogs.as...152b48-65ed-488c-8720-d8a056a06058



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User currently offlinemilestones787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 73, posted (6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 30435 times:

Are there currently no ex-pax 744s in for freighter conversion anywhere? If so, when was the last ex-pax 744 converted? Thanks.

User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31104 posts, RR: 85
Reply 74, posted (6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 30440 times:
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Quoting milestones787 (Reply 73):
Are there currently no ex-pax 744s in for freighter conversion anywhere?

I am sure there are plenty, but their operating economics in the current environment are poor so nobody is ordering new conversions and a number of existing conversions are being retired.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 75, posted (6 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 30183 times:

Transaero selects Italian seats for their 747-8i fleet.

http://twitter.com/FlightglobalPro/status/454287405625782272



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 76, posted (6 months 2 weeks ago) and read 29898 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 71):
LN 1445 was ferried to RME on April 6 and is in the progress of being returned to Atlas Air.

The aircraft is re-registered N858GT with Atlas Air, see :
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=858GT

Full aircraft data : 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. Returned to Atlas Air at April 06 2014.(GTI8152 STN-AMS-DTW-RME). Re-registered N858GT at April 08 2014.



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 77, posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 29841 times:

Boeing seems to have made a sequential change in the Lufthansa 747-830 serialnumbers for unknown reasons :

D-ABYO has been built out of sequence with serialnumber 37841.


D-ABYN, serialnumber 37838 delivered 31-03-14
D-ABYO, serialnumber 37841 scheduled delivery 30.04.14
D-ABYP, serialnumber 37839 scheduled delivery 30.06.14
D-ABYQ, serialnumber 37840 scheduled delivery 15.08.14
D-ABYR, serialnumber 37842 scheduled delivery 31.01.15
D-ABYS, serialnumber 37843 scheduled delivery 28.02.15
D-ABYT, serialnumber 37844 scheduled delivery 31.03.15
D-ABYU, serialnumber 37845 scheduled delivery 30.04.15

The Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List will be amended accordingly with the next update (May 01).

[Edited 2014-04-11 01:45:06]


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 78, posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 29700 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 77):

I see no sense in this. Why would they do that other than to confuseLH and their own staff?


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 79, posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 29527 times:

Quoting na (Reply 78):
I see no sense in this. Why would they do that other than to confuseLH and their own staff?

Most probably this sequential shuffle is caused by the last minute decision (Februari 2014) to increase the 2014 Lufthansa 747-830 deliveries from five to six aircraft. The last of the 2014 batch (L/N1503 - D-ABYQ) will now be delivered in August 2014 i.s.o. orginal scheduled in January 2015, most of the other 2014 deliveries are also pulled forward by a few weeks.
(see reply 6 in this thread)



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 80, posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 29350 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 79):
Most probably this sequential shuffle is caused by the last minute decision (Februari 2014) to increase the 2014 Lufthansa 747-830 deliveries from five to six aircraft. The last of the 2014 batch (L/N1503 - D-ABYQ) will now be delivered in August 2014 i.s.o. orginal scheduled in January 2015, most of the other 2014 deliveries are also pulled forward by a few weeks.
(see reply 6 in this thread)

But why would they put the frame originally planned for 2015 on line first instead of shifting the frames anyway planned for this year? Makes no sense at all to me.


User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31104 posts, RR: 85
Reply 81, posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 29277 times:
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Quoting na (Reply 80):
Makes no sense at all to me.

As long as it makes sense to Boeing and Lufthansa...  


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 82, posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 29247 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 81):
As long as it makes sense to Boeing and Lufthansa...  

I am not sure about that  


User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3625 posts, RR: 27
Reply 83, posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 29226 times:
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Quoting na (Reply 78):
I see no sense in this. Why would they do that other than to confuseLH and their own staff?

To confuse A.net?


User currently offlinetravelhound From Australia, joined May 2008, 942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 84, posted (6 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 29127 times:

It could be that this plane took a slot previously slated for another airline. Instead of changing the LH production list, Boeing might of just added the new frame in to the system.

User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3625 posts, RR: 27
Reply 85, posted (6 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 28974 times:
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Quoting travelhound (Reply 84):
It could be that this plane took a slot previously slated for another airline. Instead of changing the LH production list, Boeing might of just added the new frame in to the system.

funny I was going to make the same comment but was having trouble visualizing the circumstance that precipitated it


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 86, posted (6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 28248 times:

Quoting na (Reply 80):
But why would they put the frame originally planned for 2015 on line first instead of shifting the frames anyway planned for this year?

This kind of change of serial number sequence is frequently observed when the original purchase construction was altered for some reason ( early or delayed delivery, change of financial source, etc.) .
In this case : serial number 37841 was moved forward from January 2015 to April 2014 and the (financial) purchase construction had to be renegotiated (DLH with Boeing and financial institutions)
The other airframes involved (37839 and 37840) stayed within their original delivery window and no new negotiations were neccessary.

With the sequential order retained, all three aircraft would have needed an adapted purchase contract.


Quoting travelhound (Reply 84):
it could be that this plane took a slot previously slated for another airline. Instead of changing the LH production list, Boeing might of just added the new frame in to the system

No 747-8 LH slots (line number positions reserved for LH) were changed during the last year(s).


In this case the aircraft is assembled with the original scheduled line number (1498) and Tabulation Number ( RC034), only with a changed serial number.

Quoting na (Reply 78):
Why would they do that other than to confuseLH and their own staff?

Operational, serial numbers are not used, so nobody is confused.

Normally all operational documentation (FCOM, etc.) is customized and possible operational differences between aircraft in the (LH) 747-8 fleet are indicated by registration number or the operator effectivity code.

All Boeing maintenance documentation is also based on the operator effectivity code (customized) or Tabulation number.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Shown below : serial numbers are not always sequential , see Cargolux (CLX) and Atlas Air (TLS)

747-8F Structural Repair Manual (older copy Feb 2013)



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 87, posted (6 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 28214 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 86):
This kind of change of serial number sequence is frequently observed when the original purchase construction was altered for some reason ( early or delayed delivery, change of financial source, etc.) .
In this case : serial number 37841 was moved forward from January 2015 to April 2014 and the (financial) purchase construction had to be renegotiated (DLH with Boeing and financial institutions)
The other airframes involved (37839 and 37840) stayed within their original delivery window and no new negotiations were neccessary.

So this is mainly finance driven. If it was so the shifting forward of serial-no. 37841 in production must have been done before any line-nos. were allocated because there was no change in the line since you published it a year ago or so.


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 88, posted (6 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 28143 times:

Quoting na (Reply 87):
If it was so the shifting forward of serial-no. 37841 in production must have been done before any line-nos. were allocated because there was no change in the line since you published it a year ago or so.

NO, probably the new delivery schedule was only possible , because the actual assembly was ahead of the original LH delivery schedule. (5 each year)

Let me explain , how we calculate the serial numbers :

The base info for the provisional 747-8 Production list consists only of Line number , variable (tabulation) number and Boeing operator code.
The serial numbers are added in sequential blocks (99% accurate), if we know the serial number of the first aircraft and the amount of aircraft in one order.
Accurate serial number info is only available if the aircraft is (temporally) registered in the FAA registry. (happened with all test aircraft, Atlas air, Silkway 747-83QF, BBJ aircraft and all MZJ-stored aircraft)
If the serial number is suddenly changed (or the sequence is changed) we get the info with the B1 flight data.
That's also the reason that we have no serial number info yet about Air China, KAL and Transaero 747-8I aircraft

In case of the LH serial numbers . We knew the serial number range was 37826 till/incl.37845 for 20 aircraft.
The Reserved tabulation number block is RC021- RC040 (actually up to RC050 is reserved for LH, incl. options)
All serial numbers were sequential added to the RC numbers.
We will never know exactly at what point in time the decision was taken to take serial number 37841 out of the sequence.

[Edited 2014-04-14 05:42:46]


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 89, posted (6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 28105 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 88):
We will never know exactly at what point in time the decision was taken to take serial number 37841 out of the sequence.

Not the exact date of the decision, but it will have to be before a line-no. (here 1498) is allocated, or better, before the line-no. is being published. Otherwise all planes coming after ln.1498/sn.37841 on the line would have to be shifted backwards by one position.


User currently offlinerj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1861 posts, RR: 2
Reply 90, posted (6 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 28112 times:

When's Air China #1 supposed to emerge from the paint shop?

User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 91, posted (6 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 28033 times:

A slot (L/N) at the firingorder is only allocated to a variable (tabulation) number. (no serial-number is officially published)

However, serial numbers are the aircraft identifier in the purchase agreement.

Original schedule :

L/N1497-RC033-37838 (March 31 2014)
L/N1498-RC034-37839 (June 30 2014)
L/N1500-RC035-37840 (August 31 2014)
L/N1503-RC036-37841 (Jan 31 2015)
L/N1511-RC037-37842 (Feb 28 2015)

Changed schedule :

L/N1497-RC033-37838 (March 31 2014)
L/N1498-RC034-37841 (April 30 2014, changed from Jan 2015 - renegotiated purchase agreement, serial number change)
L/N1500-RC035-37839 (June 30 2014, only serial number change)
L/N1503-RC036-37840 (August 15 2014, only serial number change)
L/N1511-RC037-37842 (Jan 31 2015)


37838 is delivered on time, no change
37841 will be delivered 9 months ahead of original schedule at April 30 2014, L/N1498 i.s.o. L/N1503.(new contract)
37839 will be delivered on time (June 30, but L/N1500 i.s.o. L/N1498)
37840 will be delivered 14 days earlier (August 15, inside delivery window, L/N1503 i.s.o. L/N1500)
37842 will be delivered one month before original schedule in 2015

[Edited 2014-04-14 07:10:42]


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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 92, posted (6 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 27593 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 72):
Someone took a picture of LN 1485, LN 1490 and LN 1495 in Pinal Airpark

And LN 1493, 1437 and 1496 are in storage at Paine Field.
I believe LN 1491 was removed from storage today, and is being prepped for delivery to Cargolux.


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 93, posted (6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 27084 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 92):
I believe LN 1491 was removed from storage today, and is being prepped for delivery to Cargolux

L/N1491 / LX-VCK was moved inside building 40-15 for the (final) weight check

http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10309.png
Original uploaded by Matt Cawby, see : http://kpae.blogspot.nl/2014/04/paine-field-april-15.html



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 94, posted (6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 26741 times:

747-8 series firing order update : The following slots have been allocated :

L/N 1516 - 747-8B5F, RC550, KAL Cargo #6
L/N 1517 - 747-89L, RC071, Air China #6
L/N 1518 - 747-89L, RC072, Air China #7

All are scheduled for a 2015 roll-out and delivery.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 95, posted (6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 26682 times:

I guess Air China will firm those two remaining aircraft very shortly.


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 96, posted (6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 26583 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 64):
L/N 1501 - 747-8xxF** , RC671, Silk Way West Airlines #1 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?), final body join position.

L/N 1502 - 747-8xxF **, RC672, Silk Way West Airlines #2 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?) wing/body join position.

As these two are the very next to leave the line, has it been confirmed by now that they are for Silk Way?

Quoting 747classic (Reply 69):
Roll out of L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1, KPAE, April 8 2014

Seems like it´ll be painted in the dull and ancient communist era livery.

Quoting 747classic (Reply 77):
D-ABYN, serialnumber 37838 delivered 31-03-14

Has been named "Niedersachsen" (Lower Saxony).


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 97, posted (6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 26586 times:

Quoting na (Reply 96):
L/N 1501 - 747-8xxF** , RC671, Silk Way West Airlines #1 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?), final body join position.

L/N 1502 - 747-8xxF **, RC672, Silk Way West Airlines #2 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?) wing/body join position.
As these two are the very next to leave the line, has it been confirmed by now that they are for Silk Way?

No, still not 100% confirmed by the several normally used sources, but I got the latest info below from another source :

L/N 1501 - 747-82LF, RC671, Silk Way West Airlines #1, registration 4K-SW883 ? No serialnumber info yet.
L/N 1502 - 747-82LF, RC672, Silk Way West Airlines #2, registration 4K-SW884 ? No serialnumber info yet.

But as said before, the info received is not 100% confirmed by several known souces and contains some extrapolation of confirmed but dated info.

Quoting na (Reply 96):
Roll out of L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1, KPAE, April 8 2014
Seems like it´ll be painted in the dull and ancient communist era livery

We will notice the actual Air China livery in a few days time, most propably the "old " livery will indeed be used again :

http://www.airlinereporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/AirChina747-8.jpg
Original uploaded by airlinereporter, see : http://www.airlinereporter.com/2011/...47-8-intercontinentals-with-photo/

Quoting na (Reply 96):
D-ABYN, serialnumber 37838 delivered 31-03-14
Has been named "Niedersachsen" (Lower Saxony).

Thanks, for this updated info.



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 98, posted (6 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 26335 times:

One of the Silk Way freighters, still in storage at PAE:


Around KPAE 4-18-14 by moonm, on Flickr



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 99, posted (6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 25833 times:

Spotted in MIA, N858GT, ex. G-GSSF, operating for Atlas Air, still wearing basic BA colour-scheme, without titles.

KMIA, April 17 2014

Original uploaded by MiamiSpotter , see for ohther sizes : http://www.flickr.com/photos/1170028...05/13912502004/in/photolist-ncpd9d

Aircraft data : 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. Returned to Atlas Air at April 06 2014.(GTI8152 STN-AMS-DTW-RME). Re-registered N858GT at April 08 2014, Basic BA coulor-scheme with no titles.



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User currently offlinemilestones787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 100, posted (6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 25481 times:

Did N858GT get a fresh coat of white paint to cover the BA scheme or did they simple put white stickers over the old livery? What is normally done in situations like this? Thanks.

User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 101, posted (6 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 25152 times:

Most probably Atlas didn't use stickers, because the probability of a return to the BA world livery is extreme remote and stickers are wearing very fast.
Because no new long term lease contract has been signed for this aircraft yet, they will keep the current basic BA colour scheme, until a complete paint job is due (HMV-2017?) or earlier if a new lease customer is present (with the demand for a new livery).
I think it's a partly re-paint job, only to remove the airline titles. Depending the condition of the old paint layer, the re-sprayed spot(s) could be larger and more colour shading may have been used.



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User currently onlineUA444 From United States of America, joined Mar 2014, 722 posts, RR: 1
Reply 102, posted (6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 25139 times:
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Did Arik Air really cancel their 747 orders? Boeing still lists them up as current orders on their website and there's seemingly been no confirmation that they've been cancelled that I can find.

http://active.boeing.com/commercial/...lModel=747&ViewReportF=View+Report


User currently offlineGennadius From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 103, posted (6 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 25116 times:

Quoting UA444 (Reply 102):
Did Arik Air really cancel their 747 orders? Boeing still lists them up as current orders on their website and there's seemingly been no confirmation that they've been cancelled that I can find.

There were reports after the Dubai air show that Arik had stated that due to infrastructure concerns that have held back their trafcic growth, they had re-evaluated their short term needs and that the 777 would be a better fit for them currently, and they were working with Boeing on trying to make that happen. Those same reports also have them saying that they believe that traffic flow will eventually get to where they would perhaps add the 747-8 to their fleet.

Beyond those reports, nothing firm has officially been announced I believe.



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 104, posted (6 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 24639 times:

The second 747-87UF (L/N1444 / G-GSSE) has been returned from Global Supply Systems (BA World Cargo) to Atlas Air at April 19.

See : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4

The aircraft was re-registered as N857GT at April 21 2014., see : http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=857GT



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 105, posted (6 months 23 hours ago) and read 24300 times:

LN 1498 / RC034 scheduled for another test (customer?) flight:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...4/history/20140423/2200Z/KPAE/KPAE



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 106, posted (6 months 4 hours ago) and read 23961 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 105):
LN 1498 / RC034 scheduled for another test (customer?) flight:

LN 1498 departing on another test flight yesterday:


Around KPAE 4-23-14 by moonm, on Flickr



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User currently offlinemilestones787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 107, posted (5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 23695 times:

Has the first 747-8 for Air China been rolled into the paint hangar yet?

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 108, posted (5 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 23531 times:

Quoting milestones787 (Reply 107):
Has the first 747-8 for Air China been rolled into the paint hangar yet?

It rolled back inside the FAL, I have no idea why.

In the meantime, the 1,500th 747 emerged from the final assembly line.

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

http://twitter.com/AvWeekGuy/status/459583148582776832

  



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 109, posted (5 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 23497 times:

The 1500th 747 on the flight line.
D-ABYP, KPAE, April 24 2014.
http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10340.png
Original uploaded by Matt Cawby, see for more pictures of the roll-out : http://kpae.blogspot.nl/2014/04/paine-field-april-24.html

Aircraft data : L/N 1500 - 747-830, RC035, serial number 37839, D-ABYP, Lufthansa #14, unpainted with dark blue rudders, KPAE flight line, roll-out April 24 2014, scheduled delivery June 30 2014.



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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 110, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 22775 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 106):
LN 1498 departing on another test flight yesterday:

One more test flight by the customer today:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE34

Then handover should happen later this week.

Quoting milestones787 (Reply 107):
Has the first 747-8 for Air China been rolled into the paint hangar yet?

As KarelXWB said in post 108, LN 1499 is back in FAL. It should re-emerge this week, then it's off to the paint hangar in May.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 108):
In the meantime, the 1,500th 747 emerged from the final assembly line.

LN 1500 is in the paint hangar this week.


User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 111, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 22404 times:

N783BA, a NCA freighter, performed here first (B1) flight at April 28 with callsign BOE527, see :

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...7/history/20140428/1900Z/KPAE/KMWH

Aircraft data : L/N 1487 - 747-8KZF, RC527, serial number 36141, NCA #7, N783BA, registration JA17KZ ?, full livery, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, roll-out date August 23 2013, F/F April 28 2014.



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User currently onlineUA444 From United States of America, joined Mar 2014, 722 posts, RR: 1
Reply 112, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 22399 times:
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Why aren't the Nippon Cargo planes 747-881Fs?

User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 113, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 22382 times:

Quoting UA444 (Reply 112):
Why aren't the Nippon Cargo planes 747-881Fs?

In 2005 ANA sold it's 26,7 % share in NCA to NYK (Nippon Yusen) and NCA became a independed company.

After that date all new ordered Boeing NCA aircaft were delivered with the Boeing customer code KZ (NCA) i.s.o. 81 (ANA)

The first 744F delivered as a 747-4KZF was L/N1394, JA05KZ, delivered at 10-29-2007.



Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 114, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 22139 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 97):
Roll out of L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1, KPAE, April 8 2014
Seems like it´ll be painted in the dull and ancient communist era livery

LN 1499 should emerge from the paint hangar on May 17 or 18.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 115, posted (5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 21885 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 111):
N783BA, a NCA freighter, performed here first (B1) flight at April 28 with callsign BOE527, see :

Another test flight is scheduled for today:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...7/history/20140429/2100Z/KPAE/KPAE



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe.
User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 116, posted (5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 21552 times:

LN 1498 for Lufthansa is ready to begin active duty: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DLH9875

User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 117, posted (5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 21549 times:

Thanks updates Laddie!  


Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And I'm not sure about the universe.
User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 118, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21294 times:

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Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (May 01 - 2014)
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All delivered and/or active 747-8 aircraft up to January 2014 are now only indicated by basic data (if no significant new info emerged in the last month), all other aircraft are indicated with detailed data included.

Note : L/N1499 has been pushed back at the FAL (slant position #1) after roll-out of L/N1500, for cabin interior finishing.

NO deliveries are scheduled for May …………………………….

Updates from previous listing (April 01 - 2014) :
- Firing Order sequence change : NIL
- Added to Firing order : L/N 1516-RC550, L/N 1517-RC071, L/N 1518-RC072
- Emerged from Final Assembly Line : L/N 1499-RC066, L/N1500-RC035
- First (B1) Flight : L/N 1498-RC034
- Delivered : L/N 1498-RC034
- Ferried to KMZJ (storage) : NIL

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81 Completed airframes , Delivered 69 (marked : @ ), Delivered 2011 (9), 2012 (31), 2013 (24), 2014 (5)
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@ L/N 1420 - 747-8R7F, RC501, serial number 35808, Cargolux #1, LX-VCA

@ L/N 1421 - 747-8KZF, RC521, serial number 36136, NCA #1, JA11KZ

@ L/N 1422 - 747-8KZF, RC522, serial number 36137, NCA #2, JA12KZ

@ L/N 1423 - 747-8R7F, RC502, serial number 35806, Cargolux #2, LX-VCB

@ L/N 1424 - 747-8R7F, RC503, serial number 35807, Cargolux #3, LX-VCC

@ L/N 1425 - 747-8HTF, RC541, serial number 37132, KAL #1, HL7609

@ L/N 1426 - 747-8HTF, RC546, serial number 37133, KAL #2, HL7610

@ L/N 1427 - 747-867F, RC551, serial number 39238, Cathay #1, B-LJA

@ L/N 1428 - 747-867F, RC552, serial number 39239, Cathay #2, B-LJB

@ L/N 1429 - 747-87UF, RC571, serial number 37562, Saudia Arabian Cargo #1, HZ-AI3

@ L/N 1430 - 747-8HVF, RC601, serial number 37580, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #1, VQ-BGZ

@ L/N 1431 - 747-8KZF, RC523, serial number 36138, NCA #3, JA13KZ

@ L/N 1432 - 747-87UF, RC572, serial number 37563, Saudia Arabian Cargo #2, HZ-AI4

@ L/N 1433 - 747-867F, RC553, serial number 39240, Cathay #3, B-LJC

@ 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. Ferried KMCI (Kansas city) -KDAL (Dallas Love Field) at December 16 2013 (call sign N9KGAA) for further cabin outfitting by Associated Air Center.

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.

@ L/N 1436 - 747-8R7F, RC504, serial number 35809, Cargolux #4, LX-VCD.

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, Used for (FAA)test flights (FMS software update verification flights?) from September 19 till/incl. November 21, Ferried to Boeing Field (KBFI) at November 22, Returned to KPAE at December 20. Emerged from the 45-05 paint hangar with a special “ Seattle Seahawks “livery at January 29 2014

@ L/N 1438 - 747-867F, RC554, serial number 39241, Cathay # 4, B-LJD

@ 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 , B-LJE

@ L/N 1442 - 747-87UF, RC574, serial number 37561, Atlas Air #1 , G-GSSD

@ L/N 1443 - 747-830, RC022, serial number 37827, Lufthansa #1, D-ABYA

@ 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. Returned to Atlas Air at April 19 2014 and re-registered N857GT at April 21 2014.

@ 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. Returned to Atlas Air at April 06 2014.(GTI8152 STN-AMS-DTW-RME). Re-registered N858GT at April 08 2014.
Basic BA colour scheme with no titles.

@ 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

@ L/N 1448 - 747-8HVF, RC 602, serial number 37581, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #2, registration VQ-BLQ

@ 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

@ L/N 1451 - 747-830, RC023, serial number 37828, Lufthansa #2, D-ABYC

@ L/N 1452 - 747-8HVF, RC603, serial number 37668, , AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) #3, VQ-BLR

@ L/N 1453 - 747-830, RC024, serial number 37829, Lufthansa #3 , D-ABYD

@ L/N 1454 -747-8R7F, RC505, serial number 35810, Cargolux #5, LX-VCE

@ L/N 1455 - 747-87UF, RC577, serial number 37570, Atlas Air #4, N850GT

@ L/N 1456 - 747-830, RC025, serial number 37830, Lufthansa #4, D-ABYF

@ L/N 1457 - 747-867F, RC558, serial number 39245, Cathay #8, full livery, B-LJH

@ L/N 1458 - 747-87UF, RC578, serial number 37565, Atlas Air #5, N851GT

@ 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, B-LJI

@ L/N 1461 - 747-8R7F, RC506, serial number 35811, Cargolux #6, LX-VCF

@ L/N 1462 - 747-87UF, RC579, serial number 37571, Atlas Air #6, N852GT

@ L/N1463 - 747-8HVF, RC604, serial number 37669, Air Bridge Cargo Airlines (ABC) #4 , VQ-BRH

@ L/N1464 - 747-867F, RC560, serial number 39246, Cathay #10, B-LJJ

@ L/N1465 - 747-8R7F, RC507, serial number 35812, Cargolux #7, LX-VCG

@ 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

@ L/N 1467 - 747-87UF, RC580, serial number 37572, Atlas Air #7, N853GT

@ 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, JA14KZ

@ L/N 1470 - 747-830, RC026, serial number 37831, Lufthansa #5, D-ABYG

@ L/N 1471 - 747-87UF, RC581, Atlas Air #8, serial number 37566, N854GT

@ L/N 1472 - 747-830, RC027, serial number 37832, Lufthansa #6, D-ABYH

@ L/N 1473 - 747-8R7F, RC508, serial number 35821, Cargolux #8, registration LX-VCH

@ L/N 1474 - 747-8B5F, RC547, serial number 37654, KAL#3, HL7617

@ L/N 1475 - 747-830, RC028, serial number 37833, Lufthansa #7, D-ABYI

@ L/N 1476 - 747-87UF, RC582, serial number 37567, Atlas Air #9, N855GT

@ L/N 1477 - 747-830, RC029, serial number 37834, Lufthansa #8, D-ABYJ

@ L/N 1478 - 747-8R7F, RC509, serial number 35822, Cargolux #9, LX-VCI

@ 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, Delivery : December 17 2013, Delivery flight (NCA695 – RJAA) date January 16 2014.

@ 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 Cargo #4, N774BA, HL7623, full livery, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, F/F February 21 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (KAL28D-RKSI) date March 14 2014

@ 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, Delivery date December 23 and delivery flight (ABW9166-KORD)date December 27 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, F/F November 24 2013, KPAE , Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH)date December 18 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, F/F November 25 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3331-VHHH) December 19 2013.

L /N 1485 - 747-8KZF, RC526, serial number 37393, NCA #6, N808BA, registration JA16KZ, full livery, PIP engines, roll out July 26 2013, F/F January 24 2014, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) at February 14 2014.

@ 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) , full livery, PIP engines, F/F November 27 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (CPA3335-VHHH) December 23 2013.

L/N 1487 - 747-8KZF, RC527, serial number 36140, NCA #7, N815BA, registration JA17KZ, full livery, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, roll-out date August 23-2013, F/F April 28 2014.

@ L/N 1488 - 747-8B5F, RC549, serial number 37656, KAL Cargo #5, temp. temp. registration N957BA, HL7624, full livery, PIP engines, F/F December 14 2013, Delivery and delivery flight (KAL28D-RKSI) date December 30 2013

L/N 1489 - 747-8KZF, RC528, serial number 36141, NCA #8, N783BA, JA18KZ, unpainted with white rudders, no engines, KPAE flight line.

L/N 1490 - 747-8R7F, RC510, serial number 38077, Cargolux #10, N803BA, LX-VCJ, full livery, named : City of Redange-sur-Attert , PIP engines, roll out October 07 2013, F/F February 20 2014, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) at March 07 2014.

L/N 1491 - 747-8R7F, RC511, serial number 38078, Cargolux #11, N975BA, LX-VCK, full livery, named : City of Contern, PIP engines, KPAE flight line, roll out Oct 21 2013

@ L/N 1492 - 747-830, RC031, serial number 37836, Lufthansa #10, D-ABYL, full livery, named : Hessen, roll-out date November 13 2013, F/F January 03 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9932-EDDF) date February 06 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik, First operational flight DLH420 (EDDF-KJFK) February 20 2014.

L/N 1493 - 747-83QF, RC641, serial number 44444, GECAS/Boeing #1, Boeing operator code : 645, Lsd. Silk Way West Airlines, N973BA, 4K-SW881, full livery, KPAE flight line, roll-out November 26 2013.

@ L/N 1494 - 747-830, RC032, serial number 37837, Lufthansa #11, D-ABYM, full livery, named : Bayern, roll out Jan 03 2014, F/F February 02 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9932-EDDF) date : February 28 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik. First operational flight DLH796 (EDDF-VHHH) March 22 2014.

L/N 1495 - 747-8Z5, RC009, serial number 37501, UAE Presidential Flight, Boeing operator identification code : ABD , N974BA, future registration A6-PFB ?, white livery, KPAE flight line , roll out date January 21 2014, F/F February 19 2014, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) at March 12 2014.

L/N 1496 - 747-83QF, RC642, serial number 44973, GECAS/Boeing #2, Lsd. Silk Way West Airlines, Boeing operator code : 645, N807BA, 4K-SW882, full livery, KPAE flight line, Roll-out date February 04 2014, F/F March 02 2014.

@ L/N 1497 - 747-830, RC033, serial number 37838, Lufthansa #12, D-ABYN, full livery, named : Niedersachsen, Roll out date February 24 2014, F/F March 14 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DLH9932-EDDF) date : March 31 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik. First operational flight DLH712 (EDDF-RKSI) 04-15-2014.

@ L/N 1498 - 747-830, RC034, serial number 37841, Lufthansa #13, D-ABYO, full livery, KPAE flight line, Roll-out date March 17 2014, F/F April 09 2014, Delivery and delivery flight (DHL9875-EDDF) April 30 2014. Post Delivery Maintenance by Lufthansa Technik.

L/N 1500 - 747-830, RC035, serial number 37839, D-ABYP, Lufthansa #14, KPAE Paint hangar, roll-out April 24 2014, scheduled delivery * June 30 2014.

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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 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1, serial number ------, B-2480?, unpainted with white rudders, Roll-out April 08 2014, Pushed back at 24 April 2014 at slant position #1 , Expected Delivery July 2014

L/N 1501 - 747-82LF ?, RC671, Silk Way West Airlines #1, 4K-SW883 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?), slant position #2.

L/N 1502 - 747-82LF ?, RC672, Silk Way West Airlines #2, 4K-SW884 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?) body join position.

L/N 1503 - 747-830, RC036, serial number 37840, D-ABYQ, Lufthansa #15, wing/body join position, scheduled delivery * August 15 2014

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Firing order : 16 Airframes , scheduled for Final Assembly (Subject to change).
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L/N 1504 - 747-8R7F, RC512, serial number 35823, Cargolux #12, Boeing. reg. N820BA, LX-VCL
L/N 1505 - 747-867F, RC564, Cathay #14 , B-LJN, Delivery 2016
L/N 1506 - 747-8B5, RC051, KAL( Intercontinental) #1.
L/N 1507 - 747-89L, RC067, Air China #2, Delivery ……..2014
L/N 1508 - 747-89L, RC068, Air China #3, Delivery……. 2014
L/N 1509 - 747-8B5, RC052, KAL (intercontinental) #2
L/N 1510 - 747-89L, RC069, Air China #4, Delivery……. 2015
L/N 1511 - 747-830, RC037, serial number 37842, D-ABYR, Lufthansa #16, Delivery* Jan 31 2015
L/N 1512 - 747-830, RC038, serial number 37843, D-ABYS, Lufthansa #17, Delivery* Feb 28 2015
L/N 1513 - 747-830, RC039, serial number 37844, D-ABYT, Lufthansa #18, Delivery*March 31 2015
L/N 1514 - 747-830, RC040, serial number 37845, D-ABYU, Lufthansa #19, Delivery *April 30 2015
L/N 1515 - 747-89L, RC070, Air China #5
L/N 1516 - 747-8B5F, RC550, KAL Cargo #6
L/N 1517 - 747-89L, RC071, Air China #6
L/N 1518 - 747-89L, RC072, Air China #7
L/N 1519 - 747-8xx , RC076, Transaero Airlines #1, Boeing operator code TRX

? = Not confirmed
*= Only one (1) source : http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa
**= Boeing Customer code not known.

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.



Operating a twin over the ocean, you're always one engine failure from a total emergency.
User currently onlineUA444 From United States of America, joined Mar 2014, 722 posts, RR: 1
Reply 119, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 21267 times:
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Hopefully TransAero, Air China, and Korean love the plane enough to order more.

What prospects are there for more 8i orders? I know everyone says the 777X is the death knell, but Boeing must have a customer or two that is potentially still interested.


User currently offlineGennadius From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 120, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 21225 times:

Quoting UA444 (Reply 119):
Hopefully TransAero, Air China, and Korean love the plane enough to order more.

What prospects are there for more 8i orders? I know everyone says the 777X is the death knell, but Boeing must have a customer or two that is potentially still interested.

Transaero is (or was, if those discussions are complete) reported to be in talks with Boeing with respect to potentially ordering more 747-8is. This was supposed to be related to their ongoing renewal/expansion, as well as dealing with them deciding to not take the early 787-8s.

As for other customers for the 8i, now that there is a larger body of data from LH running it in revenue service, and with the additional data coming in from the PIP'd frames, perhaps some airlines may take a look to see if it makes sense to fit it into their fleet plans.

Beyond that, it is possible that the existing customers will take up some more frames, especially if they can be delivered in the near term. LH did decide to accelerate their delivery rate for their remaining frames to take advantage of that.



Per ardua, ad astra
User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 121, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 20975 times:

An engineless NCA LN 1489 is visible in this picture:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/14055335716/



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User currently offlineLaddie From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 122, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20889 times:

These would be two of the three airplanes recently returned to Atlas by BA World Cargo (RC574/LN1442, RC575/LN1445 or RC576/LN1446).

PURCHASE, N.Y., May 01, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. today announced the placement of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters into ACMI service for DHL Express, the world’s leading international express shipping company.

The two aircraft will be operated by Atlas Air, Inc. in Polar Air Cargo Worldwide’s transpacific express network under an ACMI arrangement for the benefit of DHL Express and Polar’s other customers. The aircraft replace two Boeing 747-400 Freighters currently in ACMI service for DHL.

The state-of-the-art 747-8Fs will provide additional revenue cargo volume to serve DHL’s expanding express business. The 747-400Fs will be placed immediately into revenue service for Atlas Air.

“We are delighted to deepen our long-standing relationship with DHL and to support the strong growth of its transpacific network operations,” said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide.

Commencement of the new ACMI service for DHL is scheduled to begin shortly. At that time, Atlas will operate a total of four 747-8Fs and five 747-400Fs in ACMI service on behalf of DHL. Atlas will also continue to operate seven Boeing 767 Freighters in CMI service for DHL.

[Edited 2014-05-01 08:35:03]

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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 123, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 20867 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 122):
These would most likely be the two airplanes recently returned to Atlas by BA World Cargo

Correct.

I wonder if these aircraft will be repainted in the full DHL Polar livery, like LN 1467 / RC580?


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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 124, posted (5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 20832 times:

Quoting Laddie (Reply 122):

Thanks for this information. Good they found longterm employment so fast.

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 123):
I wonder if these aircraft will be repainted in the full DHL Polar livery, like LN 1467 / RC580?

Highly likely as all 747 freighters flying for DHL are in these colours. However, I hope they paint them in full DHL livery like the smaller freighters operating for them. I dont know why they dont do that with their most prominent freighters. Southern Air is just painting 3 734Fs in full DHL colours.


User currently offlineCCA From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2002, 838 posts, RR: 14
Reply 125, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 20576 times:

Any first flights planned for May 2nd? as CXs B-HOP had its first flight 25yrs ago on that day and it's currently flying SFO-HKG.


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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 126, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 20406 times:

According Matt Cawby's KPAE twitter a 747-8 line movement will take place in the night from May 1 to May 2 :
http://twitter.com/mattcawby

L/N 1499 - 747-89L, RC066, Air China #1 will emerge out of building 40-22 and will be towed the following days into a paint hangar as already stated by Laddie :

Quoting Laddie (Reply 114):
LN 1499 should emerge from the paint hangar on May 17 or 18.

As from May 02 the normal sequence is restored at the assembly line and the following 4 aircraft are in final assembly :
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L/N 1501 - 747-82LF ?, RC671, Silk Way West Airlines #1, 4K-SW883 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?), slant position #1.

L/N 1502 - 747-82LF ?, RC672, Silk Way West Airlines #2, 4K-SW884 ?, Boeing operator code : 662 (IWA ?), slant position #2.

L/N 1503 - 747-830, RC036, serial number 37840, D-ABYQ, Lufthansa #15, body join position, scheduled delivery * August 15 2014

L/N 1504 - 747-8R7F, RC512, serial number 35823, Cargolux #12, Boeing. reg. N820BA, LX-VCL, wing/body join position.




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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 127, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 20330 times:

Quoting na (Reply 124):
Thanks for this information. Good they found longterm employment so fast.

That leaves us with one final question: where will Atlas Air put that 3rd freighter?

In the meantime, here's another picture of LN 1445 / N858GT:


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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 128, posted (5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 20254 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 127):
That leaves us with one final question: where will Atlas Air put that 3rd freighter?
IAG (BA) payed a $3,4 million charge for the early termination of leases for the three 747-8Fs , according a "Cargofacts" article about the first quarter results of Atlas Air.
The same article provides the official statement of Atlas Air : " We’ve already placed two of them with DHL, and we will put the third into revenue service."
See : http://cargofacts.com/atlas-answers-the-big-question/


The last of the (leased ) BA World Cargo 747-8 freighters (L/N1442 / G-GSSD has been returned to Atlas Air.
The aircraft made here last flight (BA3453, STN-BAH-HKG) for BA at May 01 and will be re-registered as N856GT, see :
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=3

It's not clear if the aircraft will be re-painted at HKG or flown back to RME.

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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 129, posted (5 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 19963 times:

Quoting CCA (Reply 125):
Any first flights planned for May 2nd?

L/N 1491, RC511 , Cargolux #11 performed here first (B1) flight at May 2nd, with callsign BOE511.

See : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20140502/2100Z/KPAE/KMWH



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 130, posted (5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 19829 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 111):
N783BA, a NCA freighter, performed here first (B1) flight at April 28 with callsign BOE527, see :

Will it join JA16KZ in Pinal Airpark?

Quoting 747classic (Reply 128):
The same article provides the official statement of Atlas Air : " We’ve already placed two of them with DHL, and we will put the third into revenue service."

Thanks (and interesting article!), I guess we can expect a press release soon.



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User currently offlineGennadius From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 131, posted (5 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 19676 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 130):
Thanks (and interesting article!), I guess we can expect a press release soon.

Definitely a good read. Also, the press release did happen a couple of days ago.  http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/...cmi-service-for-dhl-20140501-00164



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 132, posted (5 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 19465 times:

Quoting Gennadius (Reply 131):
Also, the press release did happen a couple of days ago.

I meant a press release for the 3rd freighter  



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User currently offlineGennadius From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 133, posted (5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 19353 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 132):
I meant a press release for the 3rd freighter

Ahhh....sorry about that. That does make more sense!



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 134, posted (5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 18948 times:

L/N1500, D-ABYP for Lufthansa came out of the Paint Hangar.

No special "1500" livery...................................................

KPAE fuel dock, May 05
http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10374.png
Original uploaded by Matt Cawby, see : http://paineairport.com/kpae10374.htm

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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2558 posts, RR: 7
Reply 135, posted (5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 18545 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 134):
L/N1500, D-ABYP for Lufthansa came out of the Paint Hangar.

No special "1500" livery...................................................

That's very surprising. I'd have thought there would be at least a little something somewhere on the fuselage to note this.
Too bad, it's a heck of a milestone for the Queen and should be acknowledged


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Reply 136, posted (5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 18476 times:

Quoting ER757 (Reply 135):
That's very surprising. I'd have thought there would be at least a little something somewhere on the fuselage to note this.
Too bad, it's a heck of a milestone for the Queen and should be acknowledged

This plane is not yet in service!


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 137, posted (5 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 18379 times:

Perhaps a special text will be applied in FRA, just like its name.


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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 138, posted (5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17787 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 134):
L/N1500, D-ABYP for Lufthansa came out of the Paint Hangar.

Few more shots here:

http://paineairport.com/kpae10378.htm
http://paineairport.com/kpae10379.htm
http://paineairport.com/kpae10380.htm



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User currently offlineLTH From Germany, joined Feb 2014, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 139, posted (5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 17408 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 134):
No special "1500" livery

There's a white sticker at the rear of the plane above the registration. Maybe it's just hiding the "lufthansa.com" titles (which are going to be removed as mentioned in another thread on here), maybe they put a special "1500th"-sticker there.

But as we know LH isn't known for extraordinary special liveries. Just the dull "50years of partnership of Boeing and LH" which they put on a 744 a while ago come to my mind or the two A321 in retro-liveries (not counting the Star Alliance A319s and A320).

Guess we'll have to wait till they put it into service or it is at least delivered to FRA.  


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Reply 140, posted (5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 17407 times:

Quoting LTH (Reply 139):
There's a white sticker at the rear of the plane above the registration. Maybe it's just hiding the "lufthansa.com" titles (which are going to be removed as mentioned in another thread on here), maybe they put a special "1500th"-sticker there.

No lufthansa.com stickers are applied since the end of last year, so its an easy guess whats underneath.


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Reply 141, posted (5 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 17129 times:
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Quoting na (Reply 140):
No lufthansa.com stickers are applied since the end of last year, so its an easy guess whats underneath.

an A.net logo?


User currently offlineLTH From Germany, joined Feb 2014, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 142, posted (5 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 17085 times:

Quoting na (Reply 140):
No lufthansa.com stickers are applied since the end of last year, so its an easy guess whats underneath.

Oh okay. Didn't know that they stopped applying them already end of last year. - Yes, then that's an easy guess.


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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 143, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 16796 times:

L/N 1501 emerged from the assembly line and was towed to the fuel dock.
The aircraft has white rudders ???

http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10393.png
Original uploaded by Matt Cawby's KPAE blog : http://paineairport.com/kpae10393.htm

And : http://paineairport.com/kpae10392.htm



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User currently offlineGennadius From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 144, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 16763 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 143):
L/N 1501 emerged from the assembly line and was towed to the fuel dock.
The aircraft has white rudders ???

Hmm....well, in your provisional production list, there have been those long-standing question marks in the information for 1501 and 1502. Is there any possibility that the GECAS slots were switched with the Silk Way slots?



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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 145, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 16758 times:

Quoting Gennadius (Reply 144):
Is there any possibility that the GECAS slots were switched with the Silk Way slots?



This remains a possibility.

The provisional production list states GECAS/Boeing as owner for both aircraft with the Silk Way livery, now at the flight line.
Both (L/N 1493 and 1496) are ordered and assembled with customercode -3Q. (Boeing owned aircraft with Boeing acting as first customer)
Both aircraft are indicated (confirmed by two sources) as purchased by GECAS and leased to Silk Way Airlines after the initial assembly has been started...........But also a direct purchase from Boeing by Silk Way Airlines could be a possibility.

We have to wait what customer code has been assigned to L/N1501( and 1502) to be 100% sure about the actual ownwership construction of these difficult to identify aircraft. (from the start indicated with a Question mark in the provisional production list, because no multiple confirmation could be obtained).
The actual airline that will initially operate the aircraft can only be identified by the actual livery .

Boeing customer code for Silk Way (West) Airlines = - 2L
Boeing customer code for GECAS = - 6N



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Reply 146, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 16761 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 143):
L/N 1501 emerged from the assembly line and was towed to the fuel dock.
The aircraft has white rudders ???

So likely this one is not for Silk Air. Will be interesting to follow who is going to take them.
To me the rudder though appears grey, not white. Same tone as the wingbox and the surrounding of the stabilizers. Cargolux then? But why would they accelerate the building process when they have two newbuilds stored at the moment?


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 147, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16771 times:

An interesting documentary about FRA airport. We can see the arrival of a brand-new 747-8i, the video shows what Lufthansa Technik is doing after receiving a new airplane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UccASIbG9ps (starting from 6m 5s).

Oddly enough, the cabin furnishing has not been done properly in Seattle, forcing Lufthansa to fix the issues in FRA.

[Edited 2014-05-13 04:03:15]


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User currently offline747classic From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 2178 posts, RR: 14
Reply 148, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16796 times:

(FAKE or ) REALITY

Special livery for support of the German soccer team at the World Cup 2014 in Brasil.

L/N1499 / D-ABYO of Fanhansa has been named "Saarland"

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/13/thumbnail/zy3apehu.jpg

Original uploaded by Moddin, see reply #3029 at : http://www.mucforum.de/showthread.php/27559-LH-Flotteninfos/page202

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Reply 149, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16753 times:

Quoting 747classic (Reply 148):
FAKE or REALITY

No fake.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 150, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16799 times:

Seems real, more images are emerging.

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bngyu8rIQAAYzyF.jpg:large

http://twitter.com/nilshaupt/status/466178353549299712/photo/1



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Reply 151, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16778 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 150):
Seems real, more images are emerging.

This however is only a concept rendering. I have done another, more exact one which I cannot show here.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 152, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 16899 times:

Quoting na (Reply 151):
This however is only a concept rendering.

While true, it cannot be a coincidence all these photos are suddenly emerging on the internet.

According to Twitter reports, this livery will be applied the A320/A321, A330, 748, 744 and A346.

Time to open a new thread  

[Edited 2014-05-13 05:21:44]


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User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31104 posts, RR: 85
Reply 153, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16881 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 152):
Time to open a new thread.  

For those who wish to continue the discussion: Lufthansa Becomes Fanhansa For World Cup (by bavair May 13 2014 in Civil Aviation)


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Reply 154, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 16859 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 147):
Oddly enough, the cabin furnishing has not been done properly in Seattle, forcing Lufthansa to fix the issues in FRA.

The areas looked at are customer furnished seats, Boeing merely installs them. Deficiencies are the seat manufacturers issue. Boeing probably noted them at the time of installation and delivery and was told to deliver 'as is' with repairs to be completed after delivery. Not an unusual occurrence.


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Reply 155, posted (5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 16860 times:
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Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 147):
Oddly enough, the cabin furnishing has not been done properly in Seattle, forcing Lufthansa to fix the issues in FRA.
Quoting kanban (Reply 154):
The areas looked at are customer furnished seats, Boeing merely installs them. Deficiencies are the seat manufacturers issue. Boeing probably noted them at the time of installation and delivery and was told to deliver 'as is' with repairs to be completed after delivery. Not an unusual occurrence.

Boeing was having QC issues with the installation of the First Class cabinetry on the early LH 747-8 frames, however this doesn't look like that is the case based on the video.


User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 156, posted (5 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 16853 times:

With the roll out of LN 1501, Cathay LN 1505 entered final assembly. Cathay Pacific says the aircraft will be delivered in 2016. It's almost unbelievable this frame will stay in storage for some 1.5 years before entering revenue service.

Quoting kanban (Reply 154):
The areas looked at are customer furnished seats, Boeing merely installs them. Deficiencies are the seat manufacturers issue. Boeing probably noted them at the time of installation and delivery and was told to deliver 'as is' with repairs to be completed after delivery. Not an unusual occurrence.

Thanks, it was not mentioned in the video.



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User currently offlineGennadius From United States of America, joined Apr 2014, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 157, posted (5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16846 times:

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 156):
Cathay Pacific says the aircraft will be delivered in 2016. It's almost unbelievable this frame will stay in storage for some 1.5 years before entering revenue service.

That does boggle my mind. Perhaps CX was doing some contingency planning when it ordered, and simply built in potential deferred delivery into the order? I'm sure if the conditions warrant it, they can probably have it earlier if they wanted, right?



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User currently offlineKarelXWB From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 12087 posts, RR: 34
Reply 158, posted (5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16853 times:

Quoting Gennadius (Reply 157):
I'm sure if the conditions warrant it, they can probably have it earlier if they wanted, right?

I'm sure Boeing would be happy to deliver it as soon as possible.



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Reply 159, posted (5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15392 times:
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The last two 747-400s went straight into storage and remained there for over 2 years.