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Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:56 am

Part 8 is getting longer and longer, so here is part 9. Enjoy.

Here the link to part 8:

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

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:24 am

How many 8is have been delivered to LH?
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Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:28 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
How many 8is have been delivered to LH?

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

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:22 pm

LH seems to only have scheduled 74H flights FRA-IAD until end of October. After this date it shows 744. Does anyone know when LH will update the system with more 74H flights? And the new services to LAX ORD DEL BLR to be operated by the 74H?
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:54 pm

Quoting AlitaliaDC10 (Reply 3):

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

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

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:46 pm

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

Lets hope so, as I´m flying to India again in a few months time.
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:07 pm

Quoting na (Reply 5):
Lets hope so, as I´m flying to India again in a few months time.

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

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Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:34 pm

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


And Bangalore? I heard rumors of Bangalore.

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Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:48 am

LH #2 747-8i Flying out tonight.

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

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Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:59 am

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

Forgive me if this has been asked for and/or you're not allowed to answer, but have you done any -8i flights yet?
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Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:00 am

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

Alright!    congrats to Boeing and LH for gettin' this done!
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Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:56 am

Will D-ABYC be booked as a June or July delivery?
 
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Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:25 am

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

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

Full aircraft data :
L/N 1451 - 747-830, RC023, serial number 37828, , Lufthansa #3, full livery, D-ABYC, F/F June-07-2012, Acceptance date June-30-2012, Delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date July-01-2012.
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Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:06 pm

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

RC558 has a B-3 flight scheduled for today. She is supposed to be delivered on 13 July. There are three more deliveries scheduled for July: freighters for TLS and NCA, and DLH's 3rd 747-8i.
 
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Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:52 pm

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

It still looks like the 747 deliveries are going to outpace the 787 deliveries.
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Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:52 pm

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

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


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

http://paineairport.com/kpae5202.htm

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

[Edited 2012-07-02 08:32:52]
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Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:30 pm

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

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

She should be emerging from the 40-24 this weekend, and then the 40-24 will only be used as the 787 surge line for the foreseeable future.
 
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Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:47 pm

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

RC004 delivered on 29 June. Flyaway date and time is TBD.
 
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Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:28 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

Note : The same aircraft was already noticed at June 30, but partly obscured by other aircraft, see at the back :
http://paineairport.com/kpae5198.htm
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Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:34 am

Is that a B52 in that picture? What does it do at Everett?
 
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Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:53 am

Quoting sweair (Reply 19):

B-52 belongs to Museum of Flight. If you look closely at Cawby's pictures you can often see the #1 727 and a Comet which are also part of the museum.
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Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:25 pm

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

Sits there and does very little.

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

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

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Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:41 pm

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

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

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Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:54 pm

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

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

I'm curious how they plan on getting the 52 & the Comet down to Boeing Field... I know what the plan is for the 727, but they don't seem to be making a lot of progress....
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Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:26 pm

One of the YVR rampers told me that they have a new 747-8F arriving from Boeing Friday 13Jul at 1500 overnight, load cargo and depart 14Jul 0800.
 
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Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:15 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 18):
The unpainted aircraft , in the middle, with white rudders, must be L/N 1459 - RC006 a new 747-8I/BBJ.

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

Yes, it is. She is destined for a VVIP customer on a day TBD.

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Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:42 pm

Quoting KDAYflyer (Reply 22):
A little off topic but there is a second museum B-52 at the USAF Museum at Dayton. It is a G model that took a SAM and had about 300 shrapnel holes in it.

There are actually lots of displayed B-52's still left around the world. See the following link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...splayed_Boeing_B-52_Stratofortress

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Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:47 pm

Quoting ZANL188 (Reply 23):
I'm curious how they plan on getting the 52 & the Comet down to Boeing Field... I know what the plan is for the 727, but they don't seem to be making a lot of progress....

....Or where the would put the '52 and the Comet down there. They'll need to expand the parking lotairpark if they're going to fit anything else at Museum of Flight. Wouldn't be so bad to put these planes indoors either, though I don't know that there's a budget for that.

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:59 pm

Quoting cargolex (Reply 27):
....Or where the would put the '52 and the Comet down there. They'll need to expand the parking lotairpark if they're going to fit anything else at Museum of Flight. Wouldn't be so bad to put these planes indoors either, though I don't know that there's a budget for that.

Doubt there's any room to do that at the airpark. Not since they built the building that will house the Shuttle Trainer. They found room for the shrink wrapped B-29 that's on the north side of the main museum so I think they'll find room should they ever want to bring it over to BFI. They could always remove some of the vehicle parking area on the east side.

Anyway, back on topic. I'm sure it's been posted before in these threads but it might be nice if there's a link to the projected delivery schedule that's included at the start of each new thread.
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Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:54 pm

According the latest Boeing delivery list (updated today) , two 747-8 aircraft are delivered in June. Total delivery count in 2012 is 13 aircraft. Total count is 22. (2011 and 2012).

Below is the official Boeing 747-8 delivery list :
747-8 Delivery status incl. June 2012


RC004/HZ-HMS1 is accepted at June 29 (still to be delivered ).
RC023/D-ABYC is accepted at June 30. (and actual delivered at July 01)

[Edited 2012-07-05 12:11:19]
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Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:02 pm

747Classic, are you making a monthly status for the 747 program as you did last month? (think it was June 2nd)
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:41 am

Quoting cargolex (Reply 27):
Or where the would put the '52 and the Comet down there. They'll need to expand the parking lotairpark if they're going to fit anything else at Museum of Flight.

They're already working on it. The building under construction to the north of the airpark is the new home of Aviation High School; the space between that building and the airpark is, eventually, all supposed to be covered airpark.

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Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:32 pm

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 31):
the space between that building and the airpark is, eventually, all supposed to be covered airpark.

That was what I had figured. There simply isn't any more room in the existing space, which is a bit of a compromised space anyway, and that land is just dead space at the moment. They're already talking about adding ZA003, which definitely will not fit in the current airpark, so I had a hunch they were working on a solution.
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:58 pm

Deliveries currently on the schedule for the last half of July:
LN 1431 first -8F for NCA
LN 1453 third -8i for DLH
LN 1457 -8F for CAT
LN 1458 -8F for TLS
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:41 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 29):
Below is the official Boeing 747-8 delivery list :

weird question:
If all of the 748iBBJs are heading for Oil moguls, why are they listed in the U.S.A. section of "country?"
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:55 pm

Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 31):
They're already working on it. The building under construction to the north of the airpark is the new home of Aviation High School; the space between that building and the airpark is, eventually, all supposed to be covered airpark.

Thanks Tom. Even the museum doesn't advertise that. They just recently opened the original 747 prototype "City of Everett" for tours during the weekends. Interesting to compare that aircraft with the 747-8 I saw during the Boeing tour a few weeks ago.
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:59 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 34):

I don't know if this has anything to do with your question, but I think Boeing Business Jet is a separate entity withing the Boeing Company. So, when Boeing commercial delivers a BBJ, it is actually "delivering" the plane to a Boeing entity which is a US company. Very similar to when they deliver a "green" airplane to Boeing Military for mod. The delivery occurs . . . but the company still owns it.

In case of the BBJ, it may just be a paperwork thing and the transfer from BCA to BBJ to the final customer may be near instantaneous.

Just guessing . . .

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Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:08 pm

Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 35):
They just recently opened the original 747 prototype "City of Everett" for tours during the weekends.

What?! Figures that, weeks after I leave Seattle, they open that thing up after lusting after getting onboard for 7 years...

Quoting bikerthai (Reply 36):
I don't know if this has anything to do with your question, but I think Boeing Business Jet is a separate entity withing the Boeing Company.

It is. BCA delivers to BBJ.

Quoting bikerthai (Reply 36):
In case of the BBJ, it may just be a paperwork thing and the transfer from BCA to BBJ to the final customer may be near instantaneous.

It's not instantaneous. BCA delivers a green airplane to BBJ. BBJ works with the customer to get the interior done at one of the BBJ completion centers; transfer of ownership happens somewhat later.

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Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 37):
It's not instantaneous. BCA delivers a green airplane to BBJ. BBJ works with the customer to get the interior done at one of the BBJ completion centers; transfer of ownership happens somewhat later.

How many completion centers are there?
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Quoting qblue (Reply 24):

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


Yes it's the CX jet, first time for CX to do a freight run on a delivery flight.
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Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:18 pm

Forgive me, I haven't been following this thread too closely but how is the production of the 748s going? Are they happening at a normal pace and order yet? Or do they have a backlog of planes needing change incorporation like the 788s?
 
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Quoting United787 (Reply 40):
Forgive me, I haven't been following this thread too closely but how is the production of the 748s going?

The production rate has been raised at two per month. I expect there is change incorporation going on, especially with the earlier freighters, but it looks like the frames now coming off the line do not need anything beyond the normal open jobs one would expect.
 
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Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (July -07-2012)

40 Completed airframes , 22 delivered (marked : @ )

L/N 1420 - 747-8R7F, RC501, serial number 35808, F/F Feb-08-2010, test aircraft #1, light Boeing livery, test reg. N747EX, Cargolux reg. LX-VCA (LX-ECV-- NTU), selcal code CK-EQ, refurbishment to delivery standard at Lackland AFB, San Antonio.

L/N 1421 - 747-8KZF, RC521, serial number 36136, F/F March-17-2010, test aircraft #2, light Boeing livery, test reg. N5017Q, NCA reg. JA-11KZ , refurbishment to delivery standard at Lackland AFB, San Antonio.

L/N 1422 - 747-8KZF, RC522, serial number 36137, F/F March-14-2010, test aircraft #3, light Boeing livery, test reg. N50217, NCA reg. JA-12KZ, refurbishment to delivery standard at Lackland AFB, San Antonio.

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

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

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

L/N 1426 - 747-8HTF, RC546, serial number 37133, Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GuAP) NTU, KAL Cargo (#2), full KAL livery, HL7610, KPAE flight line.

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

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

L/N 1429 - 747-87UF, RC571, serial number 37562, Atlas Air #1 (NTU), painted basic white-dark blue BA colours), stored : KPAE flight line.

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

L/N 1431 - 747-8KZF, RC523, serial number 36138, F/F Feb-3-2011, test aircraft #5, NCA #3, test registration N6009F, registration JA13KZ, selcal code FQ-EM, new NCA livery, refurbished at Lackland AFB, KPAE flight line, expected to be delivered at request of NCA in July 2012.

L/N 1432 - 747-87UF, RC572, serial number 37563, Atlas Air #2 (NTU), white livery, no engines, stored : Tower Apron at KPAE.

L/N 1433 - 747-867F, RC553, serial number 39240, Cathay #3, registration B-LJC, full livery, no engines installed, KPAE flight line.

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, future registration 9K-GAA, 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, presently in refurbishment to delivery standard, with engines removed, at KPAE flight line.

L/N 1435 - 747-830, RC021, serial number 37826, F/F April-26-2011, 747-8I test aircraft #2, test registration N6067U, Lufthansa #1, selcal code CS-HP, basic LH color scheme, without lettering and LH logo, future LH registration D-ABYE, stored at KPAE Flight line, with engines removed, awaiting refurbishment to delivery standard. Scheduled delivery date September-30-2012.

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

L/N 1437 - 747-87UF, RC573, serial number 37564, Atlas Air #3 (NTU), white livery with both rudders painted in Atlas livery, stored : Runway 11-29 at KPAE.

L/N 1438 - 747-867F, RC554, serial number 39241, Cathay # 4, full livery, no engines, registration B-LJD, KPAE flight line.

@ 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, Acceptance date Feb-27-2012, Delivery flight (A7HHE-CYVR-KIAB) date Feb-28-2012. Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin installation at Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kansas, thereafter cabin outfitting at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany. Cabin outfitting will start in September and will take between 18 and 21 months.

@ 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, Acceptance date May 24, Delivery flight (A6PFA-KIAB) date May-29-2012, will be stored during summer 2012 at Wichita, thereafter Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin installation at Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) . Cabin outfitting will be completed by Jet Aviation in Basel, Switzerland.

@ 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, Acceptance and Delivery flight (CPA3337-VHHH)date : October-31-2011.

@ L/N 1442 - 747-87UF, RC574, serial number 37561, Atlas Air #4 , full BA World Cargo livery, G-GSSD, selcal code HL-ZQ, F/F October-21-2011, Acceptance and Delivery flight (GSS7478- EGSS) date : November-03-2011.

@ L/N 1443 - 747-830, RC022, serial number 37827, Lufthansa #2, test registration N5016R, LH registration D-ABYA, full livery, “Brandenburg”, selcal code BR-DA, F/F Feb-08-2012, Acceptance date April-25-2012, Delivery flight (DLH748 – EDDF) date : May 01 2012. Inaugural flight DLH416 (EDDF-KIAD ) date: June-01-2012.

@ L/N 1444 - 747-87UF, RC575, serial number 37568, Atlas Air #5, full BA World Cargo livery, G-GSSE, selcal code HM-BQ, F/F November-17-2011, Acceptance date : December-05-2011, Delivery flight (BAW8307-VHHH) date : Dec-19-2011.

@ L/N 1445 - 747-87UF, RC576, serial number 37569, Atlas Air #6, full BA World Cargo livery, G-GSSF, selcal code DK-JQ, F/F December-0 5-2011, Acceptance date : December-15-2011, Delivery flight (BAW8307-VHHH) date : Dec-27-2011.

@ L/N 1446 - 747-8JA , RC004, serial number 40065 , BBJ customer : Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud (Kingdom Holding Company), test registration N458BJ, registration HZ-HMS1 , F/F May-30-2012, Acceptance date: June 29 2012, white livery, KPAE flight line. Scheduled to be ferried to Boeing's Wichita, Kansas Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) facility for installation of the Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin. Thereafter , by the the year-end, the aircraft will be flown to Hamburg for cabin outfitting by Lufthansa Technik.

@ 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, Acceptance 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, Acceptance 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, Acceptance and Delivery flight (A7HJA-CYVR-KIAB) date April -25-2012. Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin installation at Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kansas. Cabin outfitting will be done by completion center AMAC in 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, Acceptance date Feb-25-2012, Delivery flight (CPA3335-VHHH) date Feb-27-2012.

@ L/N 1451 - 747-830, RC023, serial number 37828, , Lufthansa #3, full livery, selcal code CR-DP, D-ABYC, F/F June-07-2012, Acceptance date June-30-2012, Delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date July-01-2012.

@ 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, Acceptance date : March-30-2012, Delivery flight (ABW4011-KORD) date : April 04-2012.

L/N 1453 - 747-830, RC024, serial number 37829, Lufthansa #4 , D-ABYD, full livery, KPAE flight line, scheduled delivery date July-31-2012.

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

@ L/N 1455 - 747-87UF, RC577, serial number 37570, Atlas Air #7, full Panalpina livery, named “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, Acceptance and delivery flight (GTI609-VHHH) date : May-31-2012.

L/N 1456 - 747-830, RC025, serial number 37830, Lufthansa #5, D-ABYF, unpainted with dark blue rudders, KPAE flight line, Scheduled delivery date August-30-2012.

L/N 1457 - 747-867F, RC558, serial number 39245, Cathay #8, unpainted, KPAE flight line, registration B-LJH, F/F June -14-2012, expected delivery date : July 13 2012.

L/N 1458 - 747-87UF, RC578, serial number 37565, Atlas Air #8, N851GT, unpainted with dark blue rudders, KPAE flight line, expected delivery July 2012.

L/N 1459 - 747-8LQ ? , RC006, serial number 41060?, (unknown)BBJ customer, N455BJ ?, unpainted with grey/white rudders, KPAE flight line, will be delivered “green” in 2012.


At this moment : 4 Airframes at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Everett Building 40-22
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L/N 1460 - 747-867F, RC559, serial number 39247, Cathay #9, future registration B-LJI, slant position #1.
L/N 1461 - 747-8R7F, RC506, serial number 35811, Cargolux#6, registration LX-VCF, slant position #2
L/N 1462 - 747-87UF, RC579, serial number 37567?, Atlas Air #9 (leased Panalpina ?), body join position, expected delivery Sept-2012.
L/N1463 - 747-8HVF, RC604, serial number 37669, Air Bridge Cargo Airlines (ABC) #4 , VQ-BRH, wing join position.


Airframes (20), scheduled for Final Assembly
(all subject to change, L/N 1482 and 1483 have incomplete data).
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L/N 1464 - 747-867F, RC560, serialnumber 39246?, Cathay 10, future registration B-LJJ
L/N 1465 - 747-8R7F, RC507, serial number 35812, Cargolux #7, registration LX-VCG
L/N 1466 - 747-8**/BBJ, RC007
L/N 1467 - 747-87UF, RC580, Atlas Air #10
L/N 1468 - 747-8**/BBJ, RC008
L/N 1469 - 747-8KZF, RC524, serial number 36139, NCA#4, registration JA14KZ
L/N 1470 - 747-830, RC026, serial number 37831, Lufthansa #6, D-ABYG, scheduled delivery *Jan 31 2013
L/N 1471 - 747-87UF, RC581, Atlas Air #11
L/N 1472 - 747-830, RC027, serial number 37832, Lufthansa #7, D-ABYH, scheduled delivery* Feb 28 2013
L/N 1473 - 747-8R7F, RC508, Cargolux #8
L/N 1474 - 747-8B5F, RC547, KAL#3
L/N 1475 - 747-830, RC028, serial number 37833, Lufthansa #8, D-ABYI, scheduled delivery*April 30 2013
L/N 1476 - 747-87UF, RC582, Atlas Air #12
L/N 1477 - 747-830, RC029, serial number 37834, Lufthansa #9, D-ABYJ, scheduled delivery*June 30 2013
L/N 1478 - 747-8R7F, RC509, Cargolux #9
L/N 1479 - 747-8B5F, RC548, KAL #4
L/N 1480 - 747-830, RC030, serial number 37835, Lufthansa #10,D-ABYK, scheduled delivery*July 31 2013
L/N 1481 - 747-8KZF, RC525, serial number 36140, NCA #5, registration JA15KZ
L/N 1482 - 747-8**F, RC845 ?
L/N 1483 - 747-8**F, RC631, customer CGC ??? perhaps : GECAS 747-86NF ?

All data are double checked, or otherwise marked :
? = Not confirmed
*= Only one (1) source : http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa
** = unknown Boeing customer code.

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:35 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 42):
Cabin outfitting will start in September and will take between 18 and 21 months.

Does this normally take this long for a 747BBJ?

Quoting 747classic (Reply 42):
@ L/N 1451 - 747-830, RC023, serial number 37828, , Lufthansa #3, full livery, selcal code CR-DP, D-ABYC, F/F June-07-2012, Acceptance date June-30-2012, Delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date July-01-2012.

Where is LH #1 ?
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:54 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 43):
Cabin outfitting will start in September and will take between 18 and 21 months.
Does this normally take this long for a 747BBJ?

   Yes


Quoting PHX787 (Reply 43):
Where is LH #1 ?

LH #1 = the first produced Lufthansa 747-830 with tabulation number RC021.
This aircraft is stored at KPAE and will be delivered after refurbishment has finished, see L/N 1435 in the listing for all data,
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:45 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 44):
Where is LH #1 ?

Do you mean the first 747-8i ("Intercontinental") delivered to DLH? That would be RC022. She is currently plying the route between FRA and IAD, I believe.
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:32 pm

Quoting Laddie (Reply 45):

Do you mean the first 747-8i ("Intercontinental") delivered to DLH? That would be RC022. She is currently plying the route between FRA and IAD, I believe.

That is LH #2. LH #1 was was used as a test aircraft, and needs refurbishment prior to delivery. LH #1 refers to the first one built, not the first one delivered.

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Sun Jul 08, 2012 6:35 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 38):
Quoting tdscanuck (Reply 37):
It's not instantaneous. BCA delivers a green airplane to BBJ. BBJ works with the customer to get the interior done at one of the BBJ completion centers; transfer of ownership happens somewhat later.

How many completion centers are there?

Fifteen. Go to http://www.boeing.com/commercial/bbj/ and click on Design Centers > Completion Centers for the list.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 43):
Quoting 747classic (Reply 42):
Cabin outfitting will start in September and will take between 18 and 21 months.

Does this normally take this long for a 747BBJ?

Sort of. The number of 747BBJ's is very low and there is a lot of variance between interiors. The general range of 1-2 years is about right. Think of it as being equivalent to doing the complete interior of a very large yacht (that size & build complexity), then pile on top the requirement to certify all of it.

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:06 pm

KPAE RW16R/34L has been re-opened at 08.00AM July 09.


747-8 delivery and test flights started immediately.
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RC004/N458BJ has been actually delivered, after customer acceptance at June 29.

Delivery flight from Paine Field KPAE to Vancouver (CYVR) for customs (owner papers transfer) and the aircraft will proceed further towards San Bernadino (KSBD)
See : http://nl.flightaware.com/live/flight/N458BJ

Storage at San Bernadino, awaiting to be ferried to Boeing's Wichita, Kansas Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) facility for installation of the Greenpoint Technologies Aeroloft cabin ??
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RC558/B-LJH left Paine field for another (customer ??) test flight, heading for Moses lake (KMWH)
See : http://nl.flightaware.com/live/fligh...8/history/20120709/1730Z/KPAE/KMWH
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9

Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:01 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 48):
RC558/B-LJH left Paine field for another (customer ??) test flight, heading for Moses lake (KMWH)

Another? According to my records, this is the first customer flight for RC558. There were two or three flights by Boeing pilots previous to this flight.

If all goes well today, then the airplane should be delivered on (shudder) Friday the 13th.