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Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:34 am

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)
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:06 pm

RC548's B-1 flight is in FlightAware: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE548
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:26 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:19 am

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:16 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:43 pm

RC510 (LN1490) for CLX...some day...on her first flight: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE510
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:13 pm

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/
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:45 pm

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...
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:48 pm

RC548 is now doing a high-speed taxi before her B-1 flight
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE548
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:41 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:02 pm

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
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:54 am

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


Around KPAE Late Feb 2014 by moonm, on Flickr
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:52 pm

RC032 (LN 1494) should be handed over to Lufthansa today (Friday), and depart KPAE later in the day.
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:51 pm

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
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:07 pm

RC032 at the Everett Delivery Center earlier today

 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:10 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:27 am

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:23 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:40 pm

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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Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:46 am

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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Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:41 pm

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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Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:33 pm

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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Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:19 pm

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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Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:09 pm

D-ABYM departing on its delivery flight to FRA.


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Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:02 pm

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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Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:11 pm

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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Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:57 pm

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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Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:53 pm

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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Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:05 am

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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Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:32 pm

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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Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:48 pm

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

Here it is:

http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/442068406615810048
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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:24 pm

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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Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:30 pm

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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Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:18 pm

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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Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:26 am

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

LN 1481 on the runway:


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Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:40 am

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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Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:13 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:18 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:01 pm

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

http://paineairport.com/kpae10217.htm
http://paineairport.com/kpae10219.htm
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:48 pm

Has Boeing dropped the usual "1st 747-8I for Air China" banner usually stuck to A/C of significance.
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Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:50 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:57 pm

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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Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:59 pm

D-ABYM, ln.1494 and delivered two weeks ago, has now been named "Bayern" (Bavaria).
http://lh-taufnamen.de/lufthansa/
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:01 pm

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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Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:04 pm

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:52 pm

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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Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:39 am

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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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 15

Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:40 am

Excellent, that means Air China #1 is next.
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:01 pm

So does this factory work around the clock?
 
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:05 pm

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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