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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri May 20, 2016 3:24 pm

L/N 1534, LX-VCN, the 14th 747-8 freighter for Cargolux emerged from the FAL at 15 or 16 May.


L/N 1534, KPAE flight line, May 17 2016.


Original uploaded by Chris Edwards (WoodysAeroimages), see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaeroimages/27016852961/

Aircraft data : L/N 1534 - 747-8R7F, RC514, serial number 38076, Cargolux #14, LX-VCN, KPAE flight line, unpainted with white rudders, no engines, roll-out May 15/16 2016

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After FAL slant position #1 was left by L/N 1534, L/N 1530, Silkway West Airlines #4 rolled back to the FAL for travelled work. (engine installation ?).
The second roll-out for L/N 1530 is scheduled for May 25.
Thereafter L/N1532, Cathay #14, returns to FAL slant position #1 for travelled work.
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sun May 22, 2016 7:49 am

A flight line picture taken at 5K Aviation Day (May 21 2016) at PAE clearly shows two KAL 747-8 intercontinental aircraft in full KAL livery, so L/N 1529, HL 7637 returned from the paint hangar.



Original uploaded by Jennifer Schuld at Twitter, see : http://twitter.com/JenSchuld
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Tue May 24, 2016 12:41 pm

Those two KAL 747-8i jets are due for delivery in May and June.

http://imagr.eu/up/3Dzmg_Screenshot_2016-05-04_16-32-54.png
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Tue May 24, 2016 2:36 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 12):
A flight line picture taken at 5K Aviation Day (May 21 2016) at PAE clearly shows two KAL 747-8 intercontinental aircraft in full KAL livery, so L/N 1529, HL 7637 returned from the paint hangar.

After very few deliveries so far this year we´ll see at least 3 over the next 4 weeks or so then.
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Tue May 24, 2016 8:15 pm

Quoting na (Reply 14):
After very few deliveries so far this year we´ll see at least 3 over the next 4 weeks or so then.

Probably only the two KAL 747-8I aircraft will be delivered in the next 4-6 weeks.

L/N 1520, CargoLogicAir (the former “Seahawks 747”) was moved back to storage under the Paine Field tower today.



Original uploaded by Jennifer Schuld twitter , see: http://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/735193247417393152
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Tue May 24, 2016 8:45 pm

The freighter version just doesn't look as graceful to me as the 8I. Something about the shorter upper deck.....
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Thu May 26, 2016 1:28 pm

Cathay LN 1532 emerged from storage and has been moved to the flight line.


B-LJN Cathay Cargo Boeing 747-8R7F - C/N 38076 / LN 1532 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Thu May 26, 2016 2:15 pm

LN 1531/RC057/HL7638 is to be handed over to KAL today. Flyaway should be later in the day.
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Thu May 26, 2016 4:35 pm

LN 1531/RC057/HL7638 delivery flight now showing on FlightAware
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/KAL26D
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri May 27, 2016 5:04 am

Korean Air 747-8 Intercontinental HL7638, almost ready for push back from the Everett Delivery Center for delivery flight KAL26D to Incheon



Original uploaded by Matt Cawby, see Twitter : http://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/735984454691213312

HL7638, Departure PAE to ICN, 26 May 2016



Original uploaded by Chris Edwards, see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaeroimages/26671509514/

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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri May 27, 2016 7:35 am

Cargolux LN 1534 is being prepared for storage.


LX-VCN Cargolux Airlines International Boeing 747-8R7F - C/N 38076 / LN 1534 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri May 27, 2016 9:40 am

Excuse me : are the 2x747-8i's for ARIK AIR definitely cancelled ?
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri May 27, 2016 12:53 pm

Quoting dennys (Reply 22):
are the 2x747-8i's for ARIK AIR definitely cancelled

Officially both Arik Air aircraft are still listed at the Boeing order list.
Note : all four (4) Transaero B747-8I orders are also officially not cancelled.

See : http://www.boeing.com/commercial/#/orders-deliveries

Report type : user defined reports
Select a report : orders
Select a date range : all dates
Select sort order : date
Select customer information : all customers
Select model information : current models and scroll 747

Generate a report. (all 747-8I/F orders in sequential order.)
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sun May 29, 2016 8:02 am

Quoting 747classic (Reply 11):
The second roll-out for L/N 1530 is scheduled for May 25.
Thereafter L/N1532, Cathay #14, returns to FAL slant position #1 for travelled work.

L/N1530, Silkway #4 emerged for the second time from the FAL, now with engines installed.

L/N 1530, N5016R, KPAE, May 27 2016



Orignal uploaded by Chris Edwards -WoodysAeroimages, see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaeroimages/27281713276/
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sun May 29, 2016 9:14 am

There doesn't appear to be any sticker reg on it so where are you getting N5016R from?
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sun May 29, 2016 8:24 pm

Quoting RobK (Reply 25):
There doesn't appear to be any sticker reg on it so where are you getting N5016R from?


Test registration N5016R was already known before roll out in February 2016.
Chris Edwards, see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaeroimages/25803982591/

And other sources.
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:39 am

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Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (June 01 - 2016)
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Updates from previous listing (April 01 - 2016) :
- Firing Order sequence change : NIL
- Added to Firing order : NIL
- Emerged from Final Assembly Line : L/N 1534-RC514
- First (B1) Flight : NIL
- Delivered : L/N 1531-RC057
- Ferried to KMZJ (into storage) : Nil
- Ferried from KMZJ (out of storage) : NIL
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115 Completed airframes , Delivered 103 : 2011 (9), 2012 (31), 2013 (24), 2014 (19), 2015 (18), 2016 (2)
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Boeing is up to now producing 747-8’s at a rate of one (1) per month, a rate reduction to 0.5 per month in September 2016 and then a planned return to one per month in 2019.

Scheduled for June 2016 delivery : L/N 1529 - 747-8B5, RC056. The aircraft was scheduled for a first (B1) flight at 31 May , but this flight was cancelled.

L/N 1532 is now located again at the FAL slant position #1 for travelled work (engine installation?)
Schedule indicates L/N 1532 and L/N 1535 are to leave the FAL on 12 June.
Then L/N 1528 returns to the FAL slant position #1 and L/N 1536 moves to slant Position 2.



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Only 747-8 aircraft located at Everett, or delivered in 2016 are indicated in this 01 May listing.
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L/N 1519 - 747-85M , RC076, serial number 42416, Transaero Airlines #1 NTU, EI-MOW, N894BA, white livery, stored (mothballed) KPAE Tower Apron , roll-out May 12 2015.

L/N 1520 - 747-83QF, RC673, serial number 60119 , N841BA, G-CLAB, leased to Cargo Logicair, owner : Boeing Capital Corporation, was painted in second Seattle Seahawks livery , roll-out June 02 2015, F/F June 29 2015, Paint hangar roll out July 19 2015. Ferried to Victorville (VCV) at April 14 2016 for paint into adapted ABC livery, Returned at April 26, Boeing customer identification code BGU/CKH.

L/N 1523 - 747-85M, RC077, serial number 42417, Transaero Airlines #2 NTU, EI-TSO, N895BA, white livery, stored (mothballed) KPAE Tower Apron , roll-out August ?? 2015.

@ L/N 1527 - 747-8B5, RC055, serial number 60407, test registration N6018N, HL7636, KAL (intercontinental) #5, full livery, roll-out November 04 2015, F/F December 10 2015, Delivery and delivery flight (KAL28D-RKSI)date January 25 2016.

L/N 1528 - 747-8B5F, RC661, serial number 37653, KAL Cargo #7, HL7639, KPAE flight line, unpainted with light blue rudders, no engines installed, roll out December 11 2015

L/N 1529 - 747-8B5, RC056, serial number 40909, KAL (intercontinental) #6, full livery, HL7637, KPAE flight line, roll out without engines at Januari 05 2016, rolled back at FAL: slant position#1 at April 15, re-emerged with engines installed at April 25.

L/N 1530 - 747-83QF, RC643, serial number 62708, Silkway West Airlines #4, test registration N5016R, KPAE flight line, unpainted with dark blue rudders, roll-out without engines February 27 2016, rolled back at the FAL slant position #1 for engine installation at May 16 2016 , emerged again at May 26 2016.

@ L/N 1531 - 747-8B5, RC057, serial number 60408, KAL (intercontinental) #7 , HL7638, full livery, roll-out without engines March 08 2016, rolled back at FAL slant position #1 at March 18, re-emerged with engines installed at March 30. F/F April 26 2016, Delivery and delivery flight (KAL26D -RKSI) date May 26 2016.

L/N 1532 - 747-867F, RC566, serial number 62823, Cathay #14, B-LJN, unpainted with white rudders, roll-out without engines March 18 2016, rolled back at FAL slant position #1 at May 28 2016 for travelled work (engine installation) , scheduled delivery : August 2016.

L/N 1533 - 747-83QF, RC644, serial number 62709, Silkway West Airlines #5, KPAE tower apron, unpainted with dark blue rudders, roll-out April 14 2016. Rolled back at slant position #1 at April 25 for travelled work. Rolled out for the second time at May 08.

L/N 1534 - 747-8R7F, RC514, serial number 38076, Cargolux #14, LX-VCN, KPAE flight line, unpainted with white rudders, no engines, roll-out May 15/16 2016

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At this moment : four (4) airframes at Final Assembly Line (FAL), Everett building 40-22
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L/N 1532, slant position #1
L/N 1535 - 747-8XXF, RC651,Boeing operator identification code 645, slant position #2
L/N 1536 - 747-8XXF, RC652, Boeing operator identification code 645, final body join position
L/N 1537 - 747-8B5, RC058, KAL (intercontinental) #8, wing/body join position
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Firing order : 5 Airframes , scheduled for Final Assembly (Subject to change).
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L/N 1538 - 747-8B5, RC059, KAL (intercontinental) #9
L/N 1539 - 747-8B5, RC060, KAL (intercontinental) #10
L/N 1540 - 747-8HVF, RC606, Boeing operator identification code BGU
L/N 1541 - 747-8HVF, RC607, Boeing operator identification code BGU
L/N 1542 - not allocated
L/N 1543 - not allocated
L/N 1544 - 747-8XX , RC 459 USAF ?

Estimated 747-8 production 2016 : 10
Estimated 747-8 deliveries 2016 : 9

See : http://aviationweek.com/commercial-a...-s-2016-delivery-deficit-explained
? = Not confirmed , only one source.
XX = Boeing customer code not yet identified.

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 24

Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:47 am

Anyone know where A4O-HMS currently is or where it went after YVR on delivery back on Dec 12, 2012?
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:10 am

It's still in Waco Texas for outfitting I believe
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:43 am

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, see : http://www2.l-3com.com/is/releases/P...eives-second-747-8-final-photo.pdf

The aircraft modification is delayed by up to 10 months following identification of quality problems. Expected delivery end of 2016.

See : http://www.wsj.com/articles/l-3-exit...s-evaluating-cyber-unit-1438279539

The second 747-8I/BBJ aircraft still located at L3 Platform Integration, Waco :

L/N 1459 - 747-8LQ , RC006, serial number 41060, BBJ customer : Brunei Sultan’s Flight, test registration N455BJ, future registration V8-???, full 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. F/F after cabin outfitting May 12 2015. Last recorded test flight : December 05 2015. The aircraft modification is delayed by up to 10 months following identification of quality problems. Expected delivery end of 2016.
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:47 am

L/N 1529, HL7637 made her first (B1) flight KPAE-KMWH-KPAE at June 02 2016 with call sign BOE56.

See : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/B...6/history/20160602/2110Z/KPAE/KMWH

Aircraft data : L/N 1529 - 747-8B5, RC056, serial number 40909, KAL (intercontinental) #6, full livery, HL7637, KPAE flight line, roll out without engines at Januari 05 2016, rolled back at FAL: slant position #1 at April 15, re-emerged with engines installed at April 25, F/F June 02 2016
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:14 pm

Quoting 747classic (Reply 31):
L/N 1529, HL7637 made her first (B1) flight KPAE-KMWH-KPAE at June 02 2016 with call sign BOE56.

Saw her on Flightradar24 yesterday and was wondering if it was a B or C flight.  
 
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:00 am

One of the ex-Transaero 748s has been moved to the fuel dock area.


747-8i LN1519 or LN1523 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:41 am

Latest activity per @woody2190:

Cargolux LN 1534 went into storage:


LX-VCN Cargolux Airlines International Boeing 747-8R7F - C/N 38076 / LN 1534 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

Silk Way LN 1533 went into storage:


Silk Way West Airlines Boeing 747-83QF - C/N 62708 / LN 1533 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

Work is being performed on Silk Way LN 1530:


N5016R Silk Way West Airlines Boeing 747-83Q - C/N 62708 / LN 1530 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

Cathay LN 1532 is being worked on:


B-LJN Cathay Cargo Boeing 747-8R7F - C/N 38076 / LN 1532 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

Cargologicair LN 1520 now carries a Boeing test registration:


G-CLAB Cargologicair Boeing 747-83QF - C/N 60119 / LN 1520 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr
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RE: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:25 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 34):
Cargolux LN 1534 went into storage:

Strange, as these days Cargolux is taking over a second ex-Cathay 744F.
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=3
And (maybe) Silkway is doing the same thing.

[Edited 2016-06-11 03:27:46]
 
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Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:43 am

I suppose due to the small backlog, Boeing has to build these freighters way ahead of delivery schedule.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:39 am

LN 1520 (Cargologicair) performed a functional check flight yesterday:

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/742900929830100996
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:05 am

KarelXWB wrote:
LN 1520 (Cargologicair) performed a functional check flight yesterday:

https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/742900929830100996


It was still N841BA, not G-CLAB as stated.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:29 pm

When is the last CX frame supposed to be painted?
 
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KarelXWB wrote:
One of the ex-Transaero 748s has been moved to the fuel dock area.


747-8i LN1519 or LN1523 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr



Was this just part of the regular shuffling of the parked frames or is it headed for the desert ?
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:21 am

747classic wrote:
Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (June 01 - 2016)

Schedule indicates L/N 1532 and L/N 1535 are to leave the FAL on 12 June.


L/N 1535 has emerged from the FAL .

L/N 1535, KPAE flight line, June 20 2016
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Original uploaded by Chris Edwards, see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaero ... 731877981/

Aircraft data : L/N1535, 747-87UF, RC651, serial number 63199, The Boeing Company

Note : the aircraft has been produced with Boeing customer code 7U = Atlas Air.
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:07 am

747classic wrote:
747classic wrote:
Provisional 747-8 Aircraft Production List (June 01 - 2016)

Schedule indicates L/N 1532 and L/N 1535 are to leave the FAL on 12 June.


L/N 1535 has emerged from the FAL .

L/N 1535, KPAE flight line, June 20 2016
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Original uploaded by Chris Edwards, see : http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaero ... 731877981/

Aircraft data : L/N1535, 747-87UF, RC651, serial number 63199, The Boeing Company

Note : the aircraft has been produced with Boeing customer code 7U = Atlas Air.


Interesting, does this mean that the other two unidentified frames from March are possibly ordered by Atlas?
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:49 am

I think that's a fair assumption.
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Tue Jun 21, 2016 8:33 am

Also a lease construction (lessor : Boeing Capital, leased to Atlas Air) could be possible, because the aircraft is built in a different Variable number (Tabulation) block, than the original ordered Atlas Air 747-87UF aircraft.

The first twelve 747-87UF aircraft (RC571-582) are all built sequential in the Tabulation block RC571-RC600, reserved for Atlas Air.
747-87UF #13 was orginally built as a 747-867F, RC565 for Cathay, the Boeing customer code was changed to -7U (Atlas Air) after Atlas took over the delivery position, but the Tabulation number remained RC565 (sequential in the Cathay number block)

This latest 747-87UF (#14) aircraft was build according the newly created Tabulation number block RC651-RC660
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Wed Jun 22, 2016 7:53 am

Seems that LN 1519 is being prepared for long-term storage.

ImageTransaero (NTU) 747-8i C/N 42416 / LN 1519 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

LN 1530 is being prepared for its first flight.

ImageSilk Way West Airlines Boeing 747-83QF - C/N 62708 / LN by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:36 pm

B-LJN did a taxi test today. It's incorrectly on FR under 777 B-7588 as there was a bit of a mix up with the hex code tie-ups but it should be correctly shortly.

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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:50 am

According Jon Ostrower's Twitter :

http://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/7 ... 9282842624

4 x 747-8 aircraft are included in the upcoming Boeing - Iran Air deal.

According several inside sources the ex. Transaero 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft are also involved in this deal.

IMHO, this could lead to additional future Iran Air 747-8 freighter orders.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:54 am

747classic wrote:
According Jon Ostrower's Twitter :

http://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/7 ... 9282842624

4 x 747-8 aircraft are included in the upcoming Boeing - Iran Air deal.

According several inside sources the ex. Transaero 747-8 Intercontinental aircraft are also involved in this deal.

IMHO, this could lead to additional future Iran Air 747-8 freighter orders.


I agree, the 4 frame order seems like a) they are taking over the ex-UN orders and/or b) they are looking for immediate lift that matches their current operating numbers. Other reports indicate that the 2 UN white tails are indeed part of the deal.

It can definitely lead to -8F orders in the future, and there is still a possibility for more than the 4 Intercontinental orders, seeing as how the Airbus order changed right up until the formal announcement was made.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:29 am

and there is still a possibility for more than the 4 Intercontinental orders


I somehow doubt that. Those 4 747-8i's are a perfect interim lift, but there's no need for additional 747 passenger models once the 777-9 comes online. Note Iran Air also ordered 15 777-9s.

I agree on the freighter.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:46 am

KarelXWB wrote:
and there is still a possibility for more than the 4 Intercontinental orders


I somehow doubt that. Those 4 747-8i's are a perfect interim lift, but there's no need for additional 747 passenger models once the 777-9 comes online. Note Iran Air also ordered 15 777-9s.

I agree on the freighter.


That is also my opinion. With 12 A380s and 15 779s coming, where should there be room enough for more 748is? I am confident that Iran (not necessarily Iran Air) orders some, I would guess 4-6 748Fs in near future, but I dont see more 748is for the country. Iran needs new planes quick, they can have the first two 748is (the already built Transaero frames) later this year alraedy, and a sizable 77W order so short of the exit of this type can also only be prompted by the urgency of fleet renovation.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:46 am

IF the deal includes the ex Transero birds, won't Boeing need to build 2 new builds to fill the order? This order is a small ray of sunshine for the 747 program overall.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:05 pm

The 777-9 is years away and IR is likely at the back of the line. I'm sure they could potentially order a few more 747s on top of the 4.

In any event, there are two planes added to the back log since if they do take the UN ones, since the other two were not built.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:20 pm

Don't forget LN 1435. It could be included in the deal as well.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:39 pm

True, although LN 1435 was built for another customer standard and would be different in several areas regarding customizing.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:44 pm

I expect 1435 will become a VIP aircraft eventually. Perfect for that role.

If IR takes the two UN 747s, and then orders two other new builds, would those be 747-886s? Would Boeing still use the IR 86 customer code after so long? Would they use the 5M code from UN?
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:52 pm

na wrote:
I would guess 4-6 748Fs in near future,


Someone in the other thread mentioned the sanctions against freight transport have not been lifted (yet).
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:37 pm

The next 747-8 freighter for Cathay made her first (B1) flight towards Portland (PDX) with call sign BOE566.
Probably the aircraft will receive her CX- livery at Portland.

See : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE5 ... /KPAE/KPDX


Aircraft data : L/N 1532 - 747-867F, RC566, serial number 62823, Cathay #14, B-LJN, unpainted with white rudders, roll-out without engines March 18 2016, rolled back at FAL slant position #1 at May 28 2016 for travelled work (engine installation) , F/F June 25 2016, scheduled delivery : August 2016.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:39 pm

B-LJN, first flight, just before departure from Paine Field (PAE) towards Portland (PDX), June 25 2016
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Original uploaded by WoodysAeroimages Twitter, see : http://twitter.com/woody2190/status/746913477835382784
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:22 pm

KarelXWB wrote:
and there is still a possibility for more than the 4 Intercontinental orders


I somehow doubt that. Those 4 747-8i's are a perfect interim lift, but there's no need for additional 747 passenger models once the 777-9 comes online. Note Iran Air also ordered 15 777-9s.

I saw 15 77Ws; I did not see any 777-9s.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 24

Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:32 pm

I do hope to see IR being the next one to fly the 747-8i !

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