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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:50 am

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na wrote:
http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4

Seems like Abu Dhabi´s 748BBJ is being transferred to Morocco. I wonder why, so short after delivery to the original customer.


Is this the one where the Prince died? If so, IIRC, it's been for sale ever since it got delivered?

Morocco got 744 from Abu Dhabi previously, now this 748i is another one i believe.
The prince who died was Sultan bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia, he passed away on 2011. That is still up for sale as a green airplane.
 
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:04 am

The first to be delivered UPS freighter (L/N1543, N605UP) has been named : " Spirit of Joe Sutter "

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The change was made tho remove Synchronizing the world of commerce from the planes and tucks because the word Synchronizing does not translate into the languages of new counties severed in South America and Africa.


“Sincronizando” translates perfectly to Spanish
 
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:54 am

Qatar Cargo 748F A7-BGB towed to stall 212 on Boeing flightline for customer engine run at 70% power

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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:48 pm

A delivery flight for LN 1541 has been filled:

Boeing 747 -8HF 63781 1541 VP-BBY AirBridgeCargo delivery 19sep17 PAE-SVO ex N5020K
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:17 pm

I imagine the Qatar Amiri Flight 748i BBJ and second Qatar Cargo 748F should be going to paint soon?
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:46 pm

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rmp1kxk wrote:

The change was made tho remove Synchronizing the world of commerce from the planes and tucks because the word Synchronizing does not translate into the languages of new counties severed in South America and Africa.


“Sincronizando” translates perfectly to Spanish


In Portuguese too. And it's not a new word: it does exist in our language.

"Synchronizing the world of commerce" in Portuguese: "Sincronizando o mundo do comércio"
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Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:02 am

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Jayafe wrote:
rmp1kxk wrote:

The change was made tho remove Synchronizing the world of commerce from the planes and tucks because the word Synchronizing does not translate into the languages of new counties severed in South America and Africa.


“Sincronizando” translates perfectly to Spanish


In Portuguese too. And it's not a new word: it does exist in our language.

"Synchronizing the world of commerce" in Portuguese: "Sincronizando o mundo do comércio"


Im not sure what language the conficilt was with, but I know that is why the change was made.
 
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Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:43 am

A nice video of N605UP at PAE :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41WYbuYdK38
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:19 am

L/N 1437, still partly painted in "Seattle Seahawks" livery, was ferried to Victorville at September 24 for paint to become the second Qatar Cargo freighter.
See : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE5 ... /KPAE/KVCV

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Aircraft data : L/N 1437 - 747-87UF, RC573, serial number 37564, (ordered and assembled to become Atlas Air #3, white livery with both rudders painted in Atlas livery, operator airplane number 852, aircraft NTU, re-registered N770BA at Jan 22-2013, selcal code DJ-KM, F/F April 15 2013, Used for (FAA)test flights (FMS software update verification flights?) from September 19 till/incl. November 21, Ferried to Boeing Field (KBFI) at November 22, Returned to KPAE at December 20. Emerged from the 45-05 paint hangar with a special “ Seattle Seahawks “livery at January 29 2014. The Seattle Seahawks logos were removed in May 2014. Ferried to Victorville (KVCV) at July 01 2014 for “engine work”. Returned to Paine Field at September 10 2014. Ferried to Marana (KMZJ) at November 12 2014 for long term storage. Ferried out of storage towards KPAE at February 07 2017. Rumours about a new customer : UPS , but a later produced airframe - L/N 1542, ABC NTU- was selected by UPS. July/August 2017 , New operator Qatar Cargo (Boeing operator identification code : QTR). Future Registration : A7-BGA, ferried to Victorville (KVCV) for paint at September 24 2017.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:12 pm

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Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:13 pm

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And they've ordered another 2 747-8F's (and 4 777-300ER's).
Brings the total number to 4 747-8F's.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:07 pm

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N605UP has been named the "Spirit of Joe Sutter" if you look closely right behind the AoA sensors on the nose you can see it written in cursive. This was done as a tribute to Boeing and Joe with UPS being possibly the last large order of the 747. This is the first and only aircraft in the UPS fleet to have a name.


That's a very nice touch! Happy to hear that.
 
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:43 pm

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KarelXWB wrote:

And they've ordered another 2 747-8F's (and 4 777-300ER's).
Brings the total number to 4 747-8F's.


Nope. Still only the 2 747-8Fs. AFAIK only the 777Fs is a add-on.
There MIGHT be a third 747-8F though.
 
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:50 pm

The good news is that there will shortly be only one white tail in Boeing inventory. The clouds on the balance sheet are clearing up. So hopefully we will see some new cargo replacement orders soon.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:51 pm

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Nope. Still only the 2 747-8Fs. AFAIK only the 777Fs is a add-on.
There MIGHT be a third 747-8F though.


That's not what this Boeing press release (issued half an hour ago) says:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 25361.html

It announces a top-up order for 2 additional 747-8F and 4 additional 777-300ER.
 
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:56 pm

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Slug71 wrote:
Nope. Still only the 2 747-8Fs. AFAIK only the 777Fs is a add-on.
There MIGHT be a third 747-8F though.


That's not what this Boeing press release (issued half an hour ago) says:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 25361.html

It announces a top-up order for 2 additional 747-8F and 4 additional 777-300ER.

Hmm, I just followed the link and the 2nd sentence says "The orders were previously unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website."....

The way I read it, all of the orders being mentioned were made earlier and not identified, and all that is happening today is the customer is being identified (along with the first delivery, of course)...
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:58 pm

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The good news is that there will shortly be only one white tail in Boeing inventory. The clouds on the balance sheet are clearing up. So hopefully we will see some new cargo replacement orders soon.


There are no white tails left. L/N 1495 is going to Qatar Amiri Flight and L/N 1435 will be used as the USAF modification testbed.
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:02 pm

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Slug71 wrote:
Nope. Still only the 2 747-8Fs. AFAIK only the 777Fs is a add-on.
There MIGHT be a third 747-8F though.


That's not what this Boeing press release (issued half an hour ago) says:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 25361.html

It announces a top-up order for 2 additional 747-8F and 4 additional 777-300ER.


No where does it say "additional". It just says they were changed from "Unidentified" to the customer.
 
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Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:49 pm

My bad. Since those existing orders were widely known already, I assumed without checking that they had been identified.
 
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:04 am

The last preparations before delivery, scheduled for September 29th

N605UP, KPAE, September 26 2017
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:13 am

UPS N605UP at Boeing Everett Delivery center

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Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:22 am

N605UP delivery :

UPS PR flight (photoshoot) with callsign UPS9102 scheduled at November 29 : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS9 ... /KPAE/KPAE

Followed later that day by the delivery flight UPS7478 toward Louisville (KSDF) : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS7 ... /KPAE/KSDF
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:11 pm

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N605UP delivery :

UPS PR flight (photoshoot) with callsign UPS9102 scheduled at November 29 : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS9 ... /KPAE/KPAE

Followed later that day by the delivery flight UPS7478 toward Louisville (KSDF) : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS7 ... /KPAE/KSDF


Photoshoot for N605UP is currently underway

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Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:14 pm

Guess they wanted a sunrise.
 
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Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:20 pm

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N605UP delivery :

UPS PR flight (photoshoot) with callsign UPS9102 scheduled at November 29 : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS9 ... /KPAE/KPAE

You meant today, September 29th, of course!
 
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The good news is that there will shortly be only one white tail in Boeing inventory. The clouds on the balance sheet are clearing up. So hopefully we will see some new cargo replacement orders soon.


There are no white tails left. L/N 1495 is going to Qatar Amiri Flight and L/N 1435 will be used as the USAF modification testbed.


They're using 1435 because it remains unsold. Hopefully someone will still be willing to pick it up after the testbed work is done. Engine manufacturer perhaps?
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The good news is that there will shortly be only one white tail in Boeing inventory. The clouds on the balance sheet are clearing up. So hopefully we will see some new cargo replacement orders soon.


There are no white tails left. L/N 1495 is going to Qatar Amiri Flight and L/N 1435 will be used as the USAF modification testbed.


They're using 1435 because it remains unsold. Hopefully someone will still be willing to pick it up after the testbed work is done. Engine manufacturer perhaps?


Depending on the amount of rework that may need to be done of all the modifications, may be unlikely that it will be sold to any airline or lessee. My guess is, that it too might be sold to the USAF or kept as a engine testbed. Either by Boeing or as you say, a engine manufacturer.
 
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N605UP, delivery flight UPS7478 towards Louisville started with a Go-around at PAE, September 29th 2017
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Depending on the amount of rework that may need to be done of all the modifications, may be unlikely that it will be sold to any airline or lessee. My guess is, that it too might be sold to the USAF or kept as a engine testbed. Either by Boeing or as you say, a engine manufacturer.


I would not be surprised if it ends up being sold to the USAF - we heard for some time early on that VC-X would be a three-frame deal to ensure there were always two frames available during maintenance periods on the fleet.
 
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Slug71 wrote:
Depending on the amount of rework that may need to be done of all the modifications, may be unlikely that it will be sold to any airline or lessee. My guess is, that it too might be sold to the USAF or kept as a engine testbed. Either by Boeing or as you say, a engine manufacturer.


I would not be surprised if it ends up being sold to the USAF - we heard for some time early on that VC-X would be a three-frame deal to ensure there were always two frames available during maintenance periods on the fleet.


My thoughts exactly. Makes sense with all the mods already being done and tested too.
 
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L/N 1437, still partly painted in "Seattle Seahawks" livery, was ferried to Victorville at September 24 for paint to become the second Qatar Cargo freighter.


After a couple of days at Victorville (for what?), L/N 1437 was ferried with callsign BOE573 to Portland for paint

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

L/N1437, N770BA (will become A7-BGA for Qatar Cargo), KPDX, October 03 2017
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:33 am

Always liked the look of the freighter version.Hope there are many orders to come.But On the present manufacturing schedule what year is the last year scheduled for manufacturing.Is that date (or similar) in anyway relevant to new product manufacturing such as the 777x or the potential 797?
 
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Officially no info will be provided by Boeing.
Leeham gives some info about the future sale/lease of 747-8 freighters in the following article. Most probably (also seen the recent recovery of the cargomarket and the sale of the last currently availble white tail) Boeing will produce 4-5 white tails to cater for future cargo demand.

See : http://leehamnews.com/2017/03/29/boeing ... ort-747-8/
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Next one to paint should be L/N 1495 for Qatar Amiri Flight, no?
Also L/N 1544 roll out must be close?
 
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Next one to paint should be L/N 1495 for Qatar Amiri Flight, no?
Also L/N 1544 roll out must be close?


No, L/N 1495, A7-HHF will probably not been painted in the near future, because the aircraft will be first ferried in her present white livery to a VIP cabin outfitting facility.
The exact outfitting facilty is not known (up to now?), the other two Qatar Amiri 747-8I/BBJ aircraft have been outfitted by Lufthansa Technik, Hamburg (L/N1439, A7-HHE) and AMAC, Basel (L/N1449,A7-HBJ)
After the aircraft has been outfitted (1,5 - 2 years?) the aircraft will be painted.

The next 747-8 out of paint will be L/N 1437, A7-GBA, presently at the paint facility at Portland.

L/N 1544, N606UP will emerge from the FAL somewhere in the next week(s), because the scheduled delivery is end November
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Proper shot of the second Qatar Aiways Cargo arriving for sanding and repaint.
 
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Azerbaijan to purchase six more Boeing aircraft (incl. two more 747-8F's) by the end of 2017.

According Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) President Jahangir Asgarov at the 7th Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku on October 10, AZAL plans to order four 787 aircraft

He also added that two more Boeing 747-8 F aircraft will be acquired for the Silk Way Airlines company.

See : https://www.azernews.az/business/120266.html
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Azerbaijan to purchase six more Boeing aircraft (incl. two more 747-8F's) by the end of 2017.

According Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) President Jahangir Asgarov at the 7th Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku on October 10, AZAL plans to order four 787 aircraft

He also added that two more Boeing 747-8 F aircraft will be acquired for the Silk Way Airlines company.

See : https://www.azernews.az/business/120266.html

A shame the 748-F's won't be in Azerbaijan's livery - that would be one stunning-looking aircraft!
 
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UPS N607UP returning to PAE after first flight

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Looks like UPS is no longer synchronizing the world of commerce :lol:
 
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Looks like UPS is no longer synchronizing the world of commerce :lol:

See #1957 and predecessors above for our discussion of the change.
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Boeing Capital Corporation has sold an 747-8 (currently on lease to AirBridgeCargo) to GECAS.

GECAS has acquired a 747-8 freighter (MSN 63378) from Boeing Capital Corporation and will continue the existing aircraft lease with AirBridgeCargo. This transaction expands GECAS’ decade-long relationship with the airline, who operate an all-747 fleet including two 747-400ERFs from GECAS.


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Boeing Capital Corporation has sold an 747-8 (currently on lease to AirBridgeCargo) to GECAS.



This financial deal confirms that the recent cargo market upswing is now beijng recognized by one of the largest lessors and potential new orders may emerge for more 747-8 freighters.

This aircraft, leased to ABC, is the first 747-8F in the GECAS portofolio after the cancellation in September 2014 of the GECAS order for two 747-8F aircraft (ordered in 2011).

Also Boeing Capital Corporation (BBC) is now in a better position to finance some additional white tail freighters.
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Proper shot of the second Qatar Aiways Cargo arriving for sanding and repaint.



Hopefully we will see the after shots soon!
 
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4 new 747-8F orders and the recent GECAS deal show this program continuing to make its way forward.
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Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos