The delivery of Boeing’s first 747-8 Freighter to launch customer Cargolux, scheduled for Monday 19 September, has been suspended. The carrier is reported to have withdrawn its personnel from Boeing’s plant, and a Boeing spokesman has been quoted as saying: ““We have unresolved issues between ourselves and Cargolux. We are working with our customer to determine a date for delivery.”
At this point, neither Cargolux nor Boeing is commenting publicly on the nature of those “unresolved issues,” although Flight Global said the problem “is understood to center on the 747-8F’s non-compliance with contractual guarantees, suggesting that it is connected in some way to the performance issues.”
We will update this blog as we learn more.