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First 747-8F in Atlas Air Livery

First 747-8F in Atlas Air Livery

Photos+Videos October 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Fresh from the flight line, it’s the first appearance of Atlas Air’s house livery on a 747-8F. The aircraft was delivered this morning, direct from Paine field to CVG (North Kentucky International). Atlas Air took delivery of its first 747-8F on May 29, 2012 and its second on July 24,Read More

AirBridgeCargo’s first 747-8F Delivered

AirBridgeCargo’s first 747-8F Delivered

Photos+Videos January 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

AirBridge Cargo took delivery of its first 747-8F today, and Cargo Facts was on hand last night to get a sneak peek at the new aircraft. VQ-BLQ (msn: 37581) first flew back on December 21st, and will enter service in the very near future. AirBridge, part of the Volga-Dnepr group,Read More

747-8F Testing Complete

747-8F Testing Complete

Photos+Videos August 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Yesterday Boeing announced that Certification testing for the 747-8F has completed flight testing. The final test flight was a 17-hour voyage around the United States in a very, ahem, unique flight path. The flight represented the culmination of a program that included over 1,200 test flights and 3,400 hours ofRead More

Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F

Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F

Photos+Videos February 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm

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

Photos+Videos December 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

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

Photos+Videos December 7, 2010 at 1:24 pm

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

Photos+Videos September 27, 2010 at 12:53 pm

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

Photos+Videos July 19, 2010 at 11:09 am

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