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Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:55 am

Boeing presented UPS with an awesome gift for 150 aircraft delivered. Strange that it's given during the delivery of N613UP, which is UPS 151st Boeing aircraft.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7iCqnh_ck/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=kp1g4jifun01
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:18 am

dcs921 wrote:
Boeing presented UPS with an awesome gift for 150 aircraft delivered. Strange that it's given during the delivery of N613UP, which is UPS 151st Boeing aircraft.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp7iCqnh_ck/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=kp1g4jifun01


Photo in the left window was taken in mid 1995 (note the old paint scheme) with a production 757 and the first 767 for UPS (which was in flight test) from a Boeing chase plane. For a photo flight it was a bit different as it was done at FL350 (normally photo flights are mid-teens) and started with a head on pass (1,000 ft seperation) followed by the 757 reversing course to join in formation. Very memorable flight.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:40 am

Great image...wish it was not only about -F.
Wish it was a major passenger airline...anyways, great image either way.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 am

Some additions to the 747-8 firing order :

L/N 1551, 747-8F, RC609, ABC, serial number 63787, VP-BJS , scheduled delivery 02/01/2019
L/N 1552, 747-8F, RC539, UPS, serial number 64260, N614UP
L/N 1553, 747-8F, RC540, UPS, serial number 64261, N615UP
L/N 1554, 747-8F, RC681, UPS, serial number 64262, N616UP
L/N 1555, 747-8F, RC682, UPS, serial number 64263, N617UP
L/N 1556, 747-8F, RC683, UPS, serial number 64264, N618UP

See also Tyke's Aero blog : https://tykesaeroblog.blogspot.com/

Remarks :
L/N 1553, RC540 is the last in the variable number block RC531-RC540 reserved for UPS.
From L/N 1554 a new variable number block (RC681 and further) has been created for UPS.
L/N 1556 is the last of the initial order of 14 aircraft.
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Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:15 pm

Is Oman & Bahrain BBJs stored or active somewhere we can’t see ?
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:28 am

UAEflyer wrote:
Is Oman & Bahrain BBJs stored or active somewhere we can’t see ?


The Omani 747-8/BBJ (L/N 1466, A4O-HMS) seems still to be in VIP completion at L3 platform integration , located at Waco (Texas).

AFAIK no 747-8I/BBJ has been ordered or leased by the Bahrain Royal Flight.
Currently two 747-400/BBJ aircraft are active (A9C-HAK and A9C-HMK) with the Bahrain Royal Flight.
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Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:06 am

L/N 1551 for ABC emerged from the FAL, just before the Christmas-New Year break, will be delivered in 2019.

L/N 1551, 747-8F, RC609, ABC, serial number 63787, VP-BJS, roll out December18th 2018,scheduled delivery 02/01/2019

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Original uploaded by Matt Cawby at twitter, see : https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/10 ... 2544903169
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Re: Official 747-8 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:16 am

Please continue in next year's discussion.

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