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Thx for updating this thread, unable to add pictures because i’m on holiday in the caribean since Jan 31th. Will be back home in two weeks ( ofcourse both transatlantic stretches travelled in style with 744’s.)
Any idea abou the roll out date of N614UP ?
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I think the chances of seeing an order for the 748i are just about nil. As many others have stated, the later variants of the 777 and A350 have the same capacity and range as the 747, but they are more efficient. I do have one question - moot at this point; I'm sure I know the answer, but I'll ask anyway. Had Boeing considered an NEO for the 744s, or is that no their MO?
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I think the chances of seeing an order for the 748i are just about nil. As many others have stated, the later variants of the 777 and A350 have the same capacity and range as the 747, but they are more efficient. I do have one question - moot at this point; I'm sure I know the answer, but I'll ask anyway. Had Boeing considered an NEO for the 744s, or is that no their MO?


I would classify the 747-8 as a 744neo advanced. Boeing did more than just update their engines.
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Does anyone know if this is a re-finance of one of the frames that ABC currently operates, or if this is financing for the frame coming up for delivery?

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I think the chances of seeing an order for the 748i are just about nil. As many others have stated, the later variants of the 777 and A350 have the same capacity and range as the 747, but they are more efficient. I do have one question - moot at this point; I'm sure I know the answer, but I'll ask anyway. Had Boeing considered an NEO for the 744s, or is that no their MO?

With the death of the A380 program, I would say that 747-8i on ventilator and there is 1% chance it might get better (new order).
 
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Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:15 pm

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Had Boeing considered an NEO for the 744s, or is that no their MO?


Re-engines only succeed when the basic airframe structure is still competitive. That wasn't the case for the 744 by the 2000s.

There were many 747 update proposals that didn't make it to production before the 747-8. All of them stretched the aircraft and increased weight, both of which were necessary. In a world where it was competing with the 777 and A340, the 744 was too heavy structurally for its payload capacity and floor space, even with the best engine available. It needed more payload and room to have a chance of succeeding.

Honestly, it probably needed a new wing too. Boeing did a nice job of reprofiling the 747 wing within the constraint that it had to keep its shape, but it still had too much sweep angle and not enough aspect ratio to compete well on aero with the 777, let alone the 787 or A350.
 
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I think the chances of seeing an order for the 748i are just about nil. As many others have stated, the later variants of the 777 and A350 have the same capacity and range as the 747, but they are more efficient. I do have one question - moot at this point; I'm sure I know the answer, but I'll ask anyway. Had Boeing considered an NEO for the 744s, or is that no their MO?

With the death of the A380 program, I would say that 747-8i on ventilator and there is 1% chance it might get better (new order).


The 748F however has no competitor, not even far away on the horizon. Even if Boeing would launch a 777XF based on the 778 past 2025 such a plane would not be able cover more than 2/3rd of the market of the 744/748F.
 
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Does anyone know if this is a re-finance of one of the frames that ABC currently operates, or if this is financing for the frame coming up for delivery?


Cannot speak with authority, but it could be VP-BJS (shown up-thread returning from a test flight).

Is Boeing Capital providing bridge financing for any of ABCs delivered birds? If so, this might be ACG taking over the title on one of those frames.


And not to be the Old Man Yelling At Clouds, but can we move the non-delivery / non-production discussion to other threads? Thank you.
 
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UPS 748F N614UP returns to PAE after painting at PDX

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Is that UPS‘s eleventh 748? Can anyone confirm this?
 
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UPS 748F N614UP returns to PAE after painting at PDX

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Is that UPS‘s eleventh 748? Can anyone confirm this?


It's the tenth frame.
 
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UPS 748F N614UP returns to PAE after painting at PDX

https://twitter.com/royalscottking/stat ... 13538?s=20


Is that UPS‘s eleventh 748? Can anyone confirm this?


It's the tenth frame.


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UPS 748F N614UP returning to PAE after a test flight (13 Mar)

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I watched that take off yesterday.. around 10 45 am
 
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Does Boeing still do 747-400 freighter conversions?
 
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Does Boeing still do 747-400 freighter conversions?


Boeing themselves did not do them, but they did have an official STC for them - the 747-400BCF - that third-party conversion centers followed. The program was formally cancelled in 2016, though the conversion market was done years prior and more than half of the 747-400BCF fleet has been pulled from active service. I believe Bedek also stopped doing conversions some time ago and 747-400BDSFs are also being pulled from service.
 
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Does Boeing still do 747-400 freighter conversions?


Boeing themselves did not do them, but they did have an official STC for them - the 747-400BCF - that third-party conversion centers followed. The program was formally cancelled in 2016, though the conversion market was done years prior and more than half of the 747-400BCF fleet has been pulled from active service. I believe Bedek also stopped doing conversions some time ago and 747-400BDSFs are also being pulled from service.


Boeing stopped the -BCF conversions, Bedek (IAI) still offers the -BDSF conversion, see : http://www.iai.co.il/2013/36916-46865-e ... sions.aspx
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Forgive me if this is off topic but is there a way to guess when the 747s are flying? I would love to see them before they stop being built
 
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Forgive me if this is off topic but is there a way to guess when the 747s are flying? I would love to see them before they stop being built


All 747-400 aircraft presently operating : https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B744

All 747-8 aircraft presently operating : https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B748

For an alert (email) of the (first) flight of a 747-8 out of Paine Field, sign in for a Flightaware account (basic user - free) and select in "my alert" : any flight from KPAE, flying B748 equipment, indefinite
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A flight plan has been filed for a ferry flight of L/N1519, N894BA from Victorville (KVCV) towards Kelly Field (Lackland AFB) , San Antonio (KSKF) with callsign BOE76.
See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE76/history/20190327/1530Z/KVCV/KSKF

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747-8I, N894BA, flew directly from the Southern California Logistics Airport to Lackland AFB's Kelly Field Annex, Texas—the place where depot-level maintenance and modification occurs on the Air Force's 747-based VC-25A and E-4B fleets.
It has been set for years that both aircraft would be transformed into VC-25Bs at Boeing's Global Support Services facility at Kelly Field Annex, in San Antonio,

Departure Victorville, March 27th 2019

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747-8I, N894BA, flew directly from the Southern California Logistics Airport to Lackland AFB's Kelly Field Annex, Texas—the place where depot-level maintenance and modification occurs on the Air Force's 747-based VC-25A and E-4B fleets.
It has been set for years that both aircraft would be transformed into VC-25Bs at Boeing's Global Support Services facility at Kelly Field Annex, in San Antonio,

Departure Victorville, March 27th 2019

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For more pictures see : https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27179/exclusive-photos-future-air-force-one-747-has-left-california-to-begin-modification-in-texas


The Air Force One livery will look stunning on the new 748I's :)
 
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747classic wrote:
747-8I, N894BA, flew directly from the Southern California Logistics Airport to Lackland AFB's Kelly Field Annex, Texas—the place where depot-level maintenance and modification occurs on the Air Force's 747-based VC-25A and E-4B fleets.
It has been set for years that both aircraft would be transformed into VC-25Bs at Boeing's Global Support Services facility at Kelly Field Annex, in San Antonio,

Departure Victorville, March 27th 2019

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The Air Force One livery will look stunning on the new 748I's :)

Unless POTUS decided to change the livery, which is under his authority as a commander in chief...
 
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Sooner787 wrote:
747classic wrote:
747-8I, N894BA, flew directly from the Southern California Logistics Airport to Lackland AFB's Kelly Field Annex, Texas—the place where depot-level maintenance and modification occurs on the Air Force's 747-based VC-25A and E-4B fleets.
It has been set for years that both aircraft would be transformed into VC-25Bs at Boeing's Global Support Services facility at Kelly Field Annex, in San Antonio,

Departure Victorville, March 27th 2019

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For more pictures see : https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/27179/exclusive-photos-future-air-force-one-747-has-left-california-to-begin-modification-in-texas


The Air Force One livery will look stunning on the new 748I's :)

Unless POTUS decided to change the livery, which is under his authority as a commander in chief...


There was a rumor about that very idea not too long ago. It suggested changing the color scheme to more accurate reflect the United States. i've always liked the current scheme but curious about the lack of red, white and blue. It seems like so many other countries make more use of their national colors.
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Who has better taste: legendary designer Raymond Loewy (who designed the current livery), or the man who put gold-plated bathroom fixtures into his apartment?

I really hope the existing livery graces these 747-8s.
 
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L/N 1553, N615UP, in the background at the fuel dock, April 04th 2019

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Aircraft data : L/N 1553, 747-8F, RC540, UPS, serial number 64261, N615UP, roll out date : before 04 April 2019, scheduled delivery April 2019
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The next 747-8F for UPS (L/N1553, N615UP) made her first (B1) flight with callsign BOE540 at April 11th 2019.
See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE540/history/20190411/2130Z/KPAE/KMWH
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The next 747-8F for UPS (L/N1553, N615UP) made her first (B1) flight with callsign BOE540 at April 11th 2019.
See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE540/history/20190411/2130Z/KPAE/KMWH


N615UP, landing at KPAE, after B1 flight, April 11th 2019

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Original uploaded by Pilot Andy Photography, see : https://www.airliners.net/photo/United- ... /5488689/L

N615UP was ferried to Portland for paint at April 13th 2019, see : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KPAE/KPDX
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N615UP, departing Portland (PDX) towards Paine Field (PAE) via Moses lake (MWH) with call sign BOE540, April 22th 2019
See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KPDX/KMWH
And : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KMWH/KPAE

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Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:57 am

Don't know if that is the best thread for it but I would say the most appropriate.

I saw that 3 744(BCF)'s have found new owners.
LN 852 & 921 ex-CX birds, that have been stored at Marana since about 6 years, were acquired by National Airlines
LN853 ex-KE, also stored in Marana for 6 years now, has been acquired by 21 Air

So it looks like that these 3 birds will eventually make it out of the desert after being stored for quite some time, which is great to see!

While checking for other stored 744 freighters, I also saw that China Airlines still has 3 freighters stored in Victorville. Does anyone know what the plan is with those ones? They are still quite young and are not converted birds but original freighters. Would be quite surprising to see them getting scrapped so young.
 
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Great to see these birds finding new life, with new owners. I hope we see them in the air again soon.
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Don't know if that is the best thread for it but I would say the most appropriate.

I saw that 3 744(BCF)'s have found new owners.
LN 852 & 921 ex-CX birds, that have been stored at Marana since about 6 years, were acquired by National Airlines
LN853 ex-KE, also stored in Marana for 6 years now, has been acquired by 21 Air

So it looks like that these 3 birds will eventually make it out of the desert after being stored for quite some time, which is great to see!

While checking for other stored 744 freighters, I also saw that China Airlines still has 3 freighters stored in Victorville. Does anyone know what the plan is with those ones? They are still quite young and are not converted birds but original freighters. Would be quite surprising to see them getting scrapped so young.


Quite surprising that some of the very oldest 744Fs find new homes. A 747 in 21 Air livery will look stunning, they have a drawing on their homepage. As for National Airlines there is the question wether are those for expansion, exchange of existing planes (also old 744s), or spares.
 
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A 747 in 21 Air livery will look stunning, they have a drawing on their homepage.


However, what's the chance they just paint it all white?
 
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A 747 in 21 Air livery will look stunning, they have a drawing on their homepage.


However, what's the chance they just paint it all white?


If they care to paint the 767, then it should be selfunderstood they will also paint their new flagship. The other way around I would be less sure. However, its a cargo operator, and nothing is sure with freight companies if it comes to aesthetics. Kalitta Air doesnt paint part of their fleet and the more oddly even has a crude, differing but consistent title design for such planes.
 
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A flightplan has been filed with callsign BOE77 for L/N 1523, N895BA for a ferry flight from Victorville (KVCV) towards Lackland AFB, Kelly Field annex (KSKF), for modification by Boeing's Global Support Services to VC-25B configuration.

See: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE77/history/20190426/1700Z/KVCV/KSKF

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Any recent activity for LN 1435 (Lufthansa NTU)? I know there had been speculation that it would be used for testing in connection with the VC-25B program.
 
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There was a drive from the BBJ N458BJ in Basel, it was moved to a hangar. Anyone know if it has already been sold or just some maintenance? I read at one time that he had been sold to another Saudi.
 
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There was a drive from the BBJ N458BJ in Basel, it was moved to a hangar. Anyone know if it has already been sold or just some maintenance? I read at one time that he had been sold to another Saudi.


Aircraft was for sale. N-registration was cancelled, but later assigned again with following limitation “This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation” , applicant : AL-SHIHRI ALI OWAIDAH, 29 AL-ZAWAWI ST, AL BASATEEN DISTRICT , JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia in July-August 2018.


AIRCRAFT DATA : 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). Was 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. Ferry flight (N458BJ- KSKF-LFSB) to Basel -Mulhouse at December 28-2012. Aircraft for sale. N-registration cancelled, sold to owner AL SHIHRI ALI AWIENDH, CC 838 JEDDAH 21231, Saudi Arabia in July-August 2018 ? N-registration was reassigned with following limitation “This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation” , applicant : AL-SHIHRI ALI OWAIDAH, 29 AL-ZAWAWI ST, AL BASATEEN DISTRICT , JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia


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Any recent activity for LN 1435 (Lufthansa NTU)? I know there had been speculation that it would be used for testing in connection with the VC-25B program.


No, L/N 1435 is still (stored?) at Victorville.


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N615UP, returning at Paine Field after a C1 flight, April 18th 2019
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There was a drive from the BBJ N458BJ in Basel, it was moved to a hangar. Anyone know if it has already been sold or just some maintenance? I read at one time that he had been sold to another Saudi.


Aircraft was for sale. N-registration was cancelled, but later assigned again with following limitation “This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation” , applicant : AL-SHIHRI ALI OWAIDAH, 29 AL-ZAWAWI ST, AL BASATEEN DISTRICT , JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia in July-August 2018.


AIRCRAFT DATA : 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). Was 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. Ferry flight (N458BJ- KSKF-LFSB) to Basel -Mulhouse at December 28-2012. Aircraft for sale. N-registration cancelled, sold to owner AL SHIHRI ALI AWIENDH, CC 838 JEDDAH 21231, Saudi Arabia in July-August 2018 ? N-registration was reassigned with following limitation “This aircraft's registration status may not be suitable for operation” , applicant : AL-SHIHRI ALI OWAIDAH, 29 AL-ZAWAWI ST, AL BASATEEN DISTRICT , JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia


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Any recent activity for LN 1435 (Lufthansa NTU)? I know there had been speculation that it would be used for testing in connection with the VC-25B program.


No, L/N 1435 is still (stored?) at Victorville.


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N615UP performed a Customer (C1) flight KPAE-KMWH-KPAE at Sunday 28th April for delivery at the end of April 2019.

N615UP, returning at Paine Field after a C1 flight, April 18th 2019
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Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:32 am

I found an interesting job for those of you who want to help creating both future VC-25B's at the Boeing Facility in San Antonio. I think you will have to pass a lot of security checks, so check your past activities carefully.

See : https://jobs.boeing.com/job/san-antonio ... 5/10797010
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:46 pm

A flightplan has been filed for the delivery flight of N615UP towards Louisville (KSDF) with callsign UPS(5X)9105

See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS ... /KPAE/KSDF
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Wed May 01, 2019 5:18 am

747classic wrote:
A flightplan has been filed for the delivery flight of N615UP towards Louisville (KSDF) with callsign UPS(5X)9105

See : https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS ... /KPAE/KSDF


N615UP, departing KPAE for a delivery flight towards Louisville, April 30th 2019
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Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Wed May 01, 2019 9:39 am

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N615UP, departing KPAE for a delivery flight towards Louisville, April 30th 2019
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Wed May 01, 2019 10:34 am

Meanwhile largescale 748F-operator Cargolux keeps adding 744Fs (like Atlas Air), in this case a 12-year-old 744ERF in the beautiful TNT livery:
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4
 
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Meanwhile largescale 748F-operator Cargolux keeps adding 744Fs (like Atlas Air), in this case a 12-year-old 744ERF in the beautiful TNT livery:
https://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb. ... av4&page=4


A total of 3 747-400ERF aircraft will be added by Cargolux from ASL Belgium and used for expansion and will “provide for maintenance downtime" as the first HMV checks are coming up for the 747-8F fleet.
See : https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/carg ... fs-to-lux/

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Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Wed May 15, 2019 8:18 am

National Airlines Cargo acquired a third -400 BCF, LN1023 ex CX as B-KAI and stored at Mariana since May 2013. Now Boeing must have had some good deals on these freighters as this is already the fourth one they sold recently. If I am correct that leaves Boeing with only one -400 converted freighter, LN830 N925BA. Great and somehow really surprising to see them hopefully all leaving the desert. Having been parked since more than 6/7 years it is always great to see such birds, expecially 747s, finding a new home.
 
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Wed May 15, 2019 8:48 am

NG263 wrote:
National Airlines Cargo acquired a third -400 BCF, LN1023 ex CX as B-KAI and stored at Mariana since May 2013. Now Boeing must have had some good deals on these freighters as this is already the fourth one they sold recently. If I am correct that leaves Boeing with only one -400 converted freighter, LN830 N925BA. Great and somehow really surprising to see them hopefully all leaving the desert. Having been parked since more than 6/7 years it is always great to see such birds, expecially 747s, finding a new home.

Nice, I hope they are going to paint them in their rather stunning silver and blue livery!

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