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Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:36 am

Part 9 is getting longer and longer, so here is part 10. Enjoy.

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Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production Part 9 (by wilco737 Jun 27 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:33 am

From the previous thread:

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now D-ABYD to join the fleet. ...and from 13th September add BLR to that list.

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I'm due to fly BLR-FRA on the 748 next weekend, and was checking the fraport website, it seems like the FRA-BLR is being operated by the same frame D-ABYD both yesterday and today. I was not able to find information from further back - but does LH rotate it's 748s over the 3 destinations, or do they have the same frame do the same destination all week long?
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:37 am

Quoting Nimish (Reply 1):
I was not able to find information from further back - but does LH rotate it's 748s over the 3 destinations, or do they have the same frame do the same destination all week long?

The aircraft are rotated , see aircraft histories :
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/d-abya
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/d-abyc
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/d-abyd
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:07 am

Quoting 747classic (Reply 2):
he aircraft are rotated , see aircraft histories :

Thanks - very helpful!
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:20 pm

Here are the 747s scheduled for delivery in October:
LN1434 (RC001) 30 Oct.
LN1456 (RC025) 23 Oct.
LN1459 (RC006) 31 Oct.
LN1464 (RC560) 24 Oct.

3 747s were delivered in September.
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:39 pm

Do you know if RC601 was delivered?
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:23 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 5):
Do you know if RC601 was delivered?

No, it's scheduled today for a customer acceptance (C1) flight, delivery :TBD.

Perhaps Boeing and ABC are planning a double delivery, together with L/N1463/RC604, also on the flight line with a delivery date : TBD.

[Edited 2012-10-05 07:31:11]
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Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:20 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 6):

it's scheduled today for a customer acceptance (C1) flight,
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE601
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:28 pm

I apologize, I haven't been following this thread too closely, but... have all of the 748s requiring change incorporation been delivered? Are there more 748s in storage?
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:28 pm

Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (Oct-05-2012)
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Updates from previous listing (Sept-08) :
- Firing order : RC525 and RC548 have exchanged their positions.
- Now RC525 will be produced at L/N 1479 and RC548 at L/N 1481, L/N 1487 added.
- Delivered : L/N1461-RC506, L/N 1462-RC579.
- Emerged from Final Assembly Line : L/N 1465-RC507.
- Several new scheduled delivery dates, corrections and additional background info.
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46 Completed airframes , 30 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, ferried June-08-2011 to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, for refurbishment to delivery standard. Returned to KPAE at October-02-2012, now with test registration N5020K, Acceptance/Delivery date : TBD.

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 , ferried May-29-2012 to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, for refurbishment to delivery standard.

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, ferried Oct-06-2011 to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, for refurbishment to delivery standard.

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

@ L/N 1424 - 747-8R7F, RC503, serial number 35807, F/F July-22-2010, test aircraft #4, full livery, name : City of Ettelbruck, test reg. N5573S, Cargolux reg. LX-VCC (LX-DCV-- NTU), selcal code CL-KQ, 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, test registration N5510E, HL7610, selcal code MQ-FJ, KPAE flight line, F/F Aug 18-2012, Acceptance / Delivery flight (KAL28D-PKSI/ICN) date : Sept 04-2012.

@ L/N 1427 - 747-867F, RC551, serial number 39238, Cathay #1, registration B-LJA, selcal code CR-HM, special Hong Kong Trader livery, F/F November 05-2011, 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 at KPAE flight line (slow refurbishment in progress??)

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

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

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

L/N 1433 - 747-867F, RC553, serial number 39240, Cathay #3, registration B-LJC, full livery, no engines installed, stored : Tower Apron KPAE, Delivery in 2013 ?

L/N 1434 - 747-8JK, RC001, serial number 38636, 747-8I test aircraft #1, destined for a BBJ customer (State of Kuwait), test registration N6067E, 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. During refurbishment at KPAE all engines were removed for several weeks and again installed, re-painted in full “ State of Kuwait “ livery, KPAE flight line, Scheduled Acceptance /Delivery : October 30-2012.

L/N 1435 - 747-830, RC021, serial number 37826, F/F April-26-2011, 747-8I test aircraft #2, test registration N6067U, Lufthansa #1, selcal code CS-HP, basic LH color scheme, without lettering and LH logo, future LH registration D-ABYE, stored at KPAE, with engines removed, awaiting refurbishment to delivery standard. Scheduled delivery date was September-30-2012 , but postponed till Sept 30-2013?

@ L/N 1436 - 747-8R7F, RC504, serial number 35809, Cargolux #4, full Cargolux livery, name : 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 : Tower Apron KPAE.

L/N 1438 - 747-867F, RC554, serial number 39241, Cathay # 4, full livery, no engines, registration B-LJD, KPAE flight line, Delivery in 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, Acceptance 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, 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, name : Brandenburg, selcal code BR-DA, F/F Feb-08-2012, Acceptance date April-25-2012, Delivery flight (DLH748 – EDDF) date : May 01 2012. Post delivery maintenance performed at Lufthansa Technik (EDDF). 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 , white livery, F/F May-30-2012, Acceptance date: June 29-2012, Delivery flight (N458BJ- CYVR-KSBD) date July 9-2012. Stored at San Bernadino . Will 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, 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, 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, F/F Aug 01-2012, Acceptance/Delivery flight (DLH9875-EDDF) date Aug-24-2012, 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, 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, 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, Acceptance and delivery flight (GTI609-VHHH) date : May-31-2012.

L/N 1456 - 747-830, RC025, serial number 37830, Lufthansa #5, D-ABYF, full livery, KPAE flight line, F/F Sept-28-2012, Scheduled Acceptance/Delivery date October-23-2012.

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

@ L/N 1458 - 747-87UF, RC578, serial number 37565, Atlas Air #8, 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, Acceptance date July 24, Delivery flight (KHSV-GTI9037)date July 25-2012.

L/N 1459 - 747-8LQ , RC006, serial number 41060, (unknown)BBJ customer , named : 521 in Boeing documents, test registration N455BJ, white livery, KPAE flight line, F/F expected in first week of October, Scheduled Acceptance/Delivery date : October 31-2012.

@ 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, Acceptance/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, Acceptance/Delivery flight (CLX789-KSEA-ELLX )date Sept 12-2012.

@ L/N 1462 - 747-87UF, RC579, serial number 37571, Atlas Air #9, registration N852GT, full Atlas livery, KPAE flight line, FAL roll-out Aug 07-2012, F/F September 14-2012, Acceptance date Sept-30-2012 /Delivery flight (GT9812-KCVG) date October- 02-2012.

L/N1463 - 747-8HVF, RC604, serial number 37669, Air Bridge Cargo Airlines (ABC) #4 , VQ-BRH, unpainted with white rudders, KPAE flight line, expected delivery : TBD

L/N1464 - 747-867F, RC560, serial number 39246, Cathay 10, future registration B-LJJ, roll-out date Sept. 5, KPAE flight line, Acceptance/Delivery date : October 24-1012.

L/N1465 - 747-8R7F, RC507, serial number 35812, Cargolux #7, registration LX-VCG, KPAE flight line, Scheduled Acceptance/Delivery date : November 15-2012.

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At this moment : 4 Airframes at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Everett Building 40-22

L/N 1466 - 747-8**/BBJ, RC007 , slant position #1, scheduled FAL roll-out and roll into the 40-23 (next door) on October 7. On October 9 it’s scheduled to roll out to the flight line.
L/N 1467 - 747-87UF, RC580, serial number 37572, Atlas Air #10, N853GT, slant position #2.
L/N 1468 - 747-8**/BBJ, RC008, body join position
L/N 1469 - 747-8KZF, RC524, serial number 37394, NCA#4, registration JA14KZ, wing join position.

Airframes (18), scheduled for Final Assembly (Subject to change).
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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, 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 #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, serial number 35822, Cargolux #9, registration LX-VCI
L/N 1479 - 747-8KZF, RC525, serial number 36139, NCA #5, registration JA15KZ
L/N 1480 - 747-830, RC030, serial number 37835, Lufthansa #10, D-ABYK, scheduled delivery* July 31 2013
L/N 1481 - 747-8B5F, RC548, serial number 37655, KAL #4
L/N 1482 - 747-8HVF, RC605, Air Bridge Cargo( ABC) #5
L/N 1483 - 747-8FTF***, RC631, Air China Cargo #1 (CGC )
L/N 1484 - 747-8FTF***, RC632, Air China Cargo #2 (CGC)
L/N 1485 - 747-8KZF, RC526, NCA #6, registration JA16KZ
L/N 1486 - 747-8FTF***, RC633, Air China Cargo #3 (CGC)
L/N 1487 - 747-8KZF, RC527, NCA #7, registration JA17KZ

? = Not confirmed
*= Only one (1) source : http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa
**= Boeing Customer code not known.
***=Boeing internal airline code CGC = Air China Cargo . However no “not identified “ customer is added to the Boeing order list. Aircraft are probably leased from a still unknown lessor (GECAS, DAE ??) seen the fact that a direct order (or a changed order from the 747-8I to -8F) must have been reported to the HK stock exchange. The Boeing customer code could be -FT (Air China Cargo) or the customer code of the lessor.

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Any comments and/or additions are highly appreciated.

[Edited 2012-10-05 13:40:55]
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:28 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 9):
46 Completed airframes , 30 delivered

Is that 30 delivered this year? Thx...
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Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:48 pm

What's the deal with line numbers 1433 (RC553 in 747classic's list) and 1438 (RC554) for Cathay Pacific? They've already taken delivery of two earlier frames by line number and several later examples as well. I would imagine that they weren't delivered out of the box for the same reason that the three Atlas NTUs haven't been (apparently,) that they don't perform as well as later builds, but plenty of "early" frames are now delivered and in service. Is it just a case of Boeing prioritizing other refurbishments and deliveries over these?
 
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Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:06 pm

I believe CX Cargo has deferred some deliveries due to the weak cargo market - these may be those deliveries.
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:26 am

Quoting United787 (Reply 8):
have all of the 748s requiring change incorporation been delivered? Are there more 748s in storage?

Not "storage," but there are two airplanes at KSKF: LN 1421 (RC521) & 1422 (RC522).
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:33 am

Quoting mffoda (Reply 10):
Is that 30 delivered this year? Thx...

30 in total. 20 have been delivered so far in 2012.

[Edited 2012-10-05 17:51:25]
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:37 am

We are quickly approaching the 50% mark on 747-8 production. Hopefully we will see some more orders or even just firming of previously announced orders by years end.

I know we are supposed to be somewhere around 1.5-2 frames a month, but at what frequency are position changes occurring?
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Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:43 am

On this photo there is a livery of a 747-8I that I don't know from what airline is it
In the picture the aircraft is left from a white 747-8I.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvo...8052512475/sizes/o/in/photostream/

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Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:35 am

I think you're looking at the Kuwaiti Government plane
 
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Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:34 am

Quoting juanchito (Reply 16):
On this photo there is a livery of a 747-8I that I don't know from what airline is it
In the picture the aircraft is left from a white 747-8I.
Quoting kanban (Reply 17):
I think you're looking at the Kuwaiti Government plane

Correct. Not only is it the Government of Kuwait's BBJ, but it's also RC001 - the first Intercontinental produced.


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Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:16 am

Here is a video by Matt Cawby of the landing of RC601/VQ-BGZ after the C1 flight.(KPAE, October 5-2012)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZvzDj4n7qeo
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Quoting kanban (Reply 17):

Thanks for de information.

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:34 am

N458BJ (HZ-HMS1) B747-8JA BBJ Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz has been flown from San Bernadino, CA (KSBD) to Lackland AFB, TX. (KSKF).
It is understood the owner has died a year ago (October 22-2011) and the future of the aircraft is uncertain.

See : http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot....j-hz-hms1-b747-8ja-bbj-prince.html

" Speculation Mode On " :
Will the aircraft be transferred to the only remaining 747-8/BBJ customer #9 or could this be the opportunity for the USAF to obtain a relative cheap " green " airframe ?
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Aircraft data : 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 , white livery, F/F May-30-2012, Acceptance date: June 29-2012, Delivery flight (N458BJ- CYVR-KSBD) date July 9-2012. Stored at San Bernadino. Ferried to Lackland AFB, TX at October 06-2012.

Original the schedule was : A positioning flight 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 would have been flown to Hamburg for cabin outfitting by Lufthansa Technik.
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Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:37 am

Quoting Laddie (Reply 4):
LN1434 (RC001) 30 Oct.

Just to make sure, I've seen a bunch of numbers thrown around, is the Kuwait government plane?
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Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:00 am

Quoting 747classic (Reply 21):
N458BJ (HZ-HMS1) B747-8JA BBJ Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz has been flown from San Bernadino, CA (KSBD) to Lackland AFB, TX. (KSKF).

Here are some photos of N458BJ landing at Lackland AFB and parking at the San Antonio Boeing facility.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7957383...72157631708984819/with/8061432693/
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Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:15 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):
Just to make sure, I've seen a bunch of numbers thrown around, is the Kuwait government plane?

Correct.
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Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:17 am

RC025/D-ABYF made a functional check flight yesterday after a GEnx-2B engine change on Monday, see :
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...5/history/20121010/1700Z/KPAE/KPAE
And : http://paineairport.com/kpae5465.htm

D-ABYF is expected to be delivered to Lufthansa at October 23 . It will be the 4th 747-830 delivered to Lufthansa.

The delivery date of the first assembled 747-830, the second 747-8I test aircraft (RC021/D-ABYE) , original scheduled also to be delivered in 2012, has been slipped to 2013.

The present Lufthansa 747-8I fleet (only three aircraft) archieved a near-perfect dispatch reliability, see :
http://www.aviationweek.com/Article....l/avd_10_11_2012_p03-03-505148.xml

[Edited 2012-10-11 00:46:32]
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Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:44 pm

New Boeing 747-8F joins Polar Air Cargo Worldwide's express network

http://www.transportintelligence.com...o-worldwides-express-network/9375/

This one must be L/N 1462 (RC579 / N852GT). I wonder if they have it repainted?
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Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:15 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 26):
This one must be L/N 1462 (RC579 / N852GT). I wonder if they have it repainted?

N852GT has been operated since the delivery flight with a PAC call-sign (Polar Air Cargo), see :
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/n852gt
Following info is available at the official Atlas site : http://www.atlasair.com/holdings/news-events.asp?Pressid=595

AFAIK the aircraft is still painted in Atlas Air livery .
Latest available picture at date October 6 in Honkong (Chep Lak Kok)

Original uploaded by flyboy104, for other sizes see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/54865173@N07/8060862035/

I doubt that it will be repainted, until the first HMV( or if a new longterm lease contract emerges for a demanding external customer, requiring a new livery)

Here is the following info about the Atlas Air ownership construction :

Polar and Atlas Air, along with Titan Aircraft Leasing, are all owned and controlled by AAWW (Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings). DHL owns 49% of Polar.
Polar is just an operating certificate with certain routes. Polar has a DO and a Chief Pilot and planes that are painted in Polar colours...that is all.

The CEO/COO/VP Flight Ops/DO/Check Airman/Captains/FIrst Officers that operate the Polar and Atlas airplanes are all Atlas employees. All of the pilots that were formerly Polar or Atlas pilots are all on one seniority list and are all now Atlas pilots.
The first two -8Fs that are operated by Atlas crews are painted in Panalpina colours (Atlas already has three -8Fs that are flown by GSS (Atlas owns 49% of them and BA 51%).

Any future aircraft will be ordered by AAWW and allocated to whichever company (Polar, Atlas, GSS, Titan) that AAWW wants them to go to.

Reserved by Atlas is the following N-registration block for the future 747-8F fleet : N850GT till/incl. N876GT
See the entry for the N854GT in the FAA data base : http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...Num_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N854GT

[Edited 2012-10-11 10:36:47]
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:32 pm

Still think about the first three Atlas-NTU's, despite performance issues they could easily do their jobs as packages freighters for Polar/DHL as mtow limitations should not be the factor on that operations. I just hope the aircraft get their new home as soon as possible.
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:50 pm

Quoting Ronaldo747 (Reply 28):
I just hope the aircraft get their new home as soon as possible.

I hope so too, but as of today the firing order still shows LN 1429, 1432, and 1437 in limbo (assigned to Atlas, but we know they are not going there). 1429 is parked west of the paint hangars (in stall 120), and the other two are parked on the control tower ramp.
 
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Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:21 am

The next 747-8I/BBJ with L/N 1466 emerged at the flight line from building 40-23. The still unpainted aircraft was rolled-out from the FAL at October 07 and is seen here behind a LOT 787.

KPAE, RC007, serial number ---------, October 11, 2012

Original uploaded by Moonm, for other sizes see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/8079005510/in/photostream

Any additional info (MSN, customer code, customer name, etc.) about this still unknown aircraft will be highly appreciated.
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:41 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 25):
The delivery date of the first assembled 747-830, the second 747-8I test aircraft (RC021/D-ABYE) , original scheduled also to be delivered in 2012, has been slipped to 2013.

according to this website: lh-taufnamen.de postponed until 2015. (would like to know a source!)

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Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:48 pm

Hm, interesting. First it was September 2013 and now 2015...
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Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:35 pm

L/N 1464 RC560 (Cathay Pacific) just did a taxi test.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/8087169339/in/photostream

[Edited 2012-10-14 11:35:57]
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:31 am

The third 747-8F test aircraft made a first test flight AFTER refurbishment at Lackland AFB.

See : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...2/history/20121015/2130Z/KSKF/KSKF
And : http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot....47-8kzf-nippon-cargo-airlines.html

Full aircraft data : 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, ferried Oct-06-2011 to Lackland AFB, San Antonio, for refurbishment to ------delivery standard.

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Here is the first "stand alone " picture of RC006 a BBJ.

See : http://paineairport.com/kpae5489.htm

Aircraft data : L/N 1459 - 747-8LQ , RC006, serial number 41060, (unknown)BBJ customer , named : 521 in Boeing documents, test registration N455BJ, white livery, KPAE flight line, Scheduled Acceptance/Delivery date : October 31-2012.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Second taxi test for RC560 today, second time filed flightplan for a B1 flight was cancelled .

See : http://paineairport.com/kpae5490.htm

Aircraft data : L/N1464 - 747-867F, RC560, serial number 39246, Cathay 10, future registration B-LJJ, full livery, KPAE flight line, roll-out date Sept. 5, Acceptance/Delivery date : October 24-1012 ??

[Edited 2012-10-15 22:33:19]
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Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:39 pm

RC507/LX-VCG just airborne from Paine Field toward Moses Lake for a first (B1) flight , with call sign BOE507 :
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...7/history/20121016/1930Z/KPAE/KMWH

Aircraft data : L/N1465 - 747-8R7F, RC507, serial number 35812, Cargolux #7, registration LX-VCG, F/F October 16-2012, Scheduled Acceptance/Delivery date : November 15-2012.
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Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:49 am

Two 747-8F's first flights on the same day !

After two attempts on the previous days RC560/B-LJJ also performed a first (B1) flight at October 16, call sign was BOE560 :
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...0/history/20121016/2200Z/KPAE/KMWH

For landing video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtpiE9Qj8iE&feature=player_embedded

Aircraft data : L/N1464 - 747-867F, RC560, serial number 39246, Cathay 10, future registration B-LJJ, full livery, roll-out date Sept. 5, F/F October 16-2012, Scheduled Acceptance/Delivery date : October 24-2012 ??

Matt Cawby's KPAE blog showed also a picture of Cargolux RC507/LX-VCG, stiill unpainted, returning from the B1 flight :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvolt/8096135269/in/photostream

[Edited 2012-10-16 23:31:49]
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Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:03 pm

The sixth 747-8I/BBJ for a still unknown customer just airborne from Paine Field for a first (B1) flight with call sign BOE006 :
http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot....5bj-b747-8lq-bbj-first-flight.html
and :
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...6/history/20121018/1700Z/KPAE/KMWH

Aircraft data : L/N 1459 - 747-8LQ , RC006, serial number 41060, (unknown)BBJ customer , named : 521 in Boeing documents, test registration N455BJ, white livery, F/F October 18-2012, Scheduled Acceptance/Delivery date : October 31-2012.

[Edited 2012-10-18 13:01:51]
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:01 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 37):
BOE006

And here is the contrail of Boeing 006 hundreds of miles south of Paine Field down near Albany, Oregon. Saw it leaving college.   

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Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:59 am

RC001/9K-GAA performed the first test flight after refurbishment (to delivery standard from the test aircraft configuration) at October 21 from Paine Field. Call sign was BOE001.

See : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20121021/1815Z/KPAE/KMWH
And : http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot....-cn-38636-b747-8jk-bbj-9k-gaa.html

9K-GAA, landing at Paine field (KPAE) after the return flight from Moses Lake (KMWH), October 21 2012

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Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:12 am

I have been up in Anchorage the last couple of days, it is 747-8F heaven up there right now! Daily arrivals from CX and KE. Cargolux every other day and apparently Atlas keeps poping up in there.

Here is one shot that I got-
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:00 pm

^ is that two in one shot?
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:53 pm

Yes, yes it is! But was told that it would be rejected for off center even though I am trying to show the two :/
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:25 pm

Can you tell me from where that shot was taken? I've never found a good location at Anchorage. Great shot BTW. Thanks.
 
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Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:30 pm

There are tons of great spots at PANC. This one is down a side road that runs along the perimeter road. Point Woronzof Road.
 
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Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:32 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 34):
The third 747-8F test aircraft made a first test flight AFTER refurbishment at Lackland AFB.

After one more test flight at October 22, RC522 is now heading for Victorville (VCV),

see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...2/history/20121023/1630Z/KSKF/KVCV
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Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:51 pm

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking & Production #10

Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:53 pm

What's this guy doing?
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE522
Edit: Oops! Now I see the answer has already been posted. It'll fly right over me in about a half hour!



[Edited 2012-10-23 10:56:57]
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Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:51 pm

Quoting seahawks7757 (Reply 44):
This one is down a side road that runs along the perimeter road. Point Woronzof Road.



Thanks, I saw this road but wasn't sure if you were allowed to drive down it?
 
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Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:54 am

RC501 / N747EX / LX-VCA, the first assembled 747-8F, has been flown from Paine Field towards Portland (KPDX) to be painted from the Boeing "light" livery into the Cargolux livery, see :

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...1/history/20121023/2030Z/KPAE/KPDX
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