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Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F

Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F

February 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

Fresh from the cover of January’s issue of Cargo Facts is one of several Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8f’s on the flight line at Paine Field (PAE). This was taken on a very cold and clear morning, and the shaded side of the aircraft is coated with a light touch ofRead More

AirBridge’s first 747-8F

AirBridge’s first 747-8F

December 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm 0 comments

When we checked in at Paine field (PAE) back in September, we mentioned that the first 747-8f for Air Bridge had made it to the flight line but had not yet been painted. Now it’s in full colors – though like all the non-test 748fs it is still waiting forRead More

747-8F Testing: RC503

747-8F Testing: RC503

December 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

747-8f testing continues apace. Seen here at the south end of Paine field is RC503 (test registration N5503S msn: 35807), the fourth test aircraft in the program and the only one in customer colors (in this case, Cargolux’s new livery). Several other 748f frames are painted and awaiting engines, butRead More

748 Flight Line

748 Flight Line

September 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm 0 comments

You can’t see this many 747-8’s anywhere else but Paine Field, at least for now. Flight testing is still under way for the 748f, but the production line is already humming and these big birds are on the flight line awaiting engines and the models’ certification. Two Korean Air CargoRead More

747-8F On Test

747-8F On Test

July 19, 2010 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts was lucky to recently spy this 747-8F on a test flight into BFI. BFI is being used as one center for the 748 test program, but is being heavily taxed by the 787 test program, so the majority of the test aircraft and actual testing is happening inRead More