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First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:58 pm

She's a beauty. Looking forward to seeing her fly soon.
https://twitter.com/UPSAirlines/status/ ... 6141813760
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:03 pm

Well that was quick!
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:47 pm

KTPAFlyer wrote:
Well that was quick!

Ikr, it feels like it was yesterday when the deal was first announced. Time flies.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:37 pm

Hope to see her at DFW someday.
The UPS ramp is right next to Founders Plaza ,
so you could get some greatr pics :)
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:38 pm

Such a great looking plane. None better IMO.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:43 pm

IranianMan123 wrote:
KTPAFlyer wrote:
Well that was quick!

Ikr, it feels like it was yesterday when the deal was first announced. Time flies.


Deal was placed in October. Seeing how there is no backlog I'm actually surprised it wasn't sooner
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:38 pm

Is this the first 748 of any type to be purchased by a US airline?
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:44 pm

darrellnichols wrote:
Is this the first 748 of any type to be purchased by a US airline?


Atlas has some.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:54 pm

Looking forward to a 1:200 model of that beauty coming out soon :)
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:45 pm

I would not be sad if they operate the B748F in place of the MD11F into Sydney.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:52 pm

darrellnichols wrote:
Is this the first 748 of any type to be purchased by a US airline?

DHL (US operators) have a bunch operating out of CVG, they are quite the sight! I only wish more airlines in the US ordered them :-). Too bad FedEx will not operate any, though, I do hope Amazon Prime Air considers a large order, they are growing rapidly and are going to need airplanes with longer range and higher capacity than their 767's.

I believe this was the first 748 for a US airline (N853GT): https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8172644
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:27 pm

csturdiv wrote:
I would not be sad if they operate the B748F in place of the MD11F into Sydney.

The 744F will take over for the MD sometime next year.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:15 am

It looks spectacular. Just wish more airlines would order this magnificent jet.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:22 am

It's a beauty. Excited to see a new addition to the fleet!
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:35 am

jetblueguy22 wrote:
It's a beauty. Excited to see a new addition to the fleet!


And a new -8 operator!
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:45 am

Love the photos of it all wrapped up in paper, but still chuckle every time I think that a major logistics company calls itself Oops.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:00 am

cvgComair wrote:
darrellnichols wrote:
Is this the first 748 of any type to be purchased by a US airline?

DHL (US operators) have a bunch operating out of CVG, they are quite the sight! I only wish more airlines in the US ordered them :-). Too bad FedEx will not operate any, though, I do hope Amazon Prime Air considers a large order, they are growing rapidly and are going to need airplanes with longer range and higher capacity than their 767's.

I believe this was the first 748 for a US airline (N853GT): https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/8172644

Amazon has no need for greater range. I see them sticking with the 767 and increasing frequency for more lift.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:55 am

WOW!!!! It looks like a 747 in the UPS scheme....
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:20 am

Will they take the options?
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:15 am

Another photo:

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Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:10 am

She's a hottie..
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:26 am

Was this painted in geg pae or vcv?
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:07 am

i wanted her all in black and gold lettering
 
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:10 am

Virtual737 wrote:
Love the photos of it all wrapped up in paper, but still chuckle every time I think that a major logistics company calls itself Oops.


And brown isn't the most complimentary color, but somehow they all make it work. I'd love to have a die-cast model of this airplane!
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:18 am

Idlewildspotter wrote:
Will they take the options?


I hope so! 28 of these beauties flying around would be amazing :D

I know the first frames are being put on services to Asia, but is UPS also planning on using them to Europe?
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:48 pm

A beauty, but that´s no surprise.

No one mentioned though that the livery has been modified in comparison to the 744Fs. A simplified logo (2D now vs the 3D-look so far), and shortened, enlarged titles.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:58 pm

na wrote:
No one mentioned though that the livery has been modified in comparison to the 744Fs. A simplified logo (2D now vs the 3D-look so far), and shortened, enlarged titles.

UPS changed their logo to the flat version a few years ago (as is the current logo trend, with the old gradient logo looking very early 00s). It will eventually be on the 744F fleet, I believe some of UPS's other planes have it now. The titles look the same to me, just missing the "Synchronizing the world of commerce" titles.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:31 pm

itisi wrote:
WOW!!!! It looks like a 747 in the UPS scheme....


My thoughts exactly.

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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:55 pm

UPS is going to need more parking space in ANC!
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:24 pm

What's with the half black engine?
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:04 pm

I always found an all white front section of a 747 freighter nice looking, don't know why.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:20 pm

Always nice to see a new B748/B748F operator.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:10 pm

Still would give anything for a last-minute order from DL, UA, BA, EK, or another, but as long as these beauties are flying over American skies one way or another I'll be ok.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:08 am

32andBelow wrote:
UPS is going to need more parking space in ANC!

UPS secured use of the 4 southernmost pads of the former Northwest Cargo ramp.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:06 am

Polot wrote:
na wrote:
No one mentioned though that the livery has been modified in comparison to the 744Fs. A simplified logo (2D now vs the 3D-look so far), and shortened, enlarged titles.

UPS changed their logo to the flat version a few years ago (as is the current logo trend, with the old gradient logo looking very early 00s). It will eventually be on the 744F fleet, I believe some of UPS's other planes have it now. The titles look the same to me, just missing the "Synchronizing the world of commerce" titles.


N572UP and N579UP have the revised livery on them and the other 11 744's will be receiving it as they go through regular scheduled paint visits. Currently, about half the A300's and 757's have the revised livery as well as 4 767's and 15 or so MD-11's.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:33 am

Virtual737 wrote:
Love the photos of it all wrapped up in paper, but still chuckle every time I think that a major logistics company calls itself Oops.


Makes me wonder why they went to so much trouble keeping it under wraps?!?
Any idea why?!?

EK413
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:10 am

EK413 wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Love the photos of it all wrapped up in paper, but still chuckle every time I think that a major logistics company calls itself Oops.


Makes me wonder why they went to so much trouble keeping it under wraps?!?
Any idea why?!?

EK413

They didn't keep it under wraps. They tweeted the photos when painting was done. Previous photos were from the middle of painting so the plane was wrapped up as part of the painting process.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:33 pm

Polot wrote:
EK413 wrote:
Virtual737 wrote:
Love the photos of it all wrapped up in paper, but still chuckle every time I think that a major logistics company calls itself Oops.


Makes me wonder why they went to so much trouble keeping it under wraps?!?
Any idea why?!?

EK413

They didn't keep it under wraps. They tweeted the photos when painting was done. Previous photos were from the middle of painting so the plane was wrapped up as part of the painting process.


You sure?

Few more pics of the wrapped up 747:

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N607UP United Parcel Service (UPS) Boeing 747-8F - C/N 63784 / LN 1542 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

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N607UP United Parcel Service (UPS) Boeing 747-8F - C/N 63784 / LN 1542 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

EK413
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:50 pm

I would assume it is not a nose-loader? I doubt UPS would need to load such large objects. Is nose-loading an option or standard on a 748f?
 
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Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:15 pm

United_fan wrote:
I would assume it is not a nose-loader? I doubt UPS would need to load such large objects. Is nose-loading an option or standard on a 748f?

Of course its a standard feature. Boeing dont offer 748Fs without nose doors. Even if UPS does not need it, its easier to find a second-hand customer with a nose door.
 
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Re: First UPS 747-8F in full paint

Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:26 pm

I would have loved to see the nose painted black (brown) and/or with a stripe going up over the top of the cockpit.

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