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

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From the last remaining 747-8I, without a customer, two engines are removed and taken to building 40-54 (propulsion systems)

Any chance they will use LN1435 for spares, perhaps taking the engines and some other parts off and take the write off now makes more sense than having it dragged around with parking fees etc for years while LH, KE and CA or anyone else are not interested in a pax 748i.

We were told earlier that the frame was to be used for AF1 'risk reduction' activities. If true, the US tax payer is footing the bill on this frame, at least in the near term.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:02 pm

Revelation wrote:
MEA-707 wrote:
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From the last remaining 747-8I, without a customer, two engines are removed and taken to building 40-54 (propulsion systems)

Any chance they will use LN1435 for spares, perhaps taking the engines and some other parts off and take the write off now makes more sense than having it dragged around with parking fees etc for years while LH, KE and CA or anyone else are not interested in a pax 748i.

We were told earlier that the frame was to be used for AF1 'risk reduction' activities. If true, the US tax payer is footing the bill on this frame, at least in the near term.


That, and possibly a frame for spares after or engine testbed?
 
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:15 pm

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Imagine the work to just put in the refuelling option. That is just one of the changes.

The hardening of the electrics to survive an electro magnetic pulse on already installed wiring etc etc.



Read an article last week about the current VC-25's and it said the refueling was added to compete
with McDonnell Douglas's offer to the USAF to make a KC-10 into AF!

If they wanna shave some $$$$$$$ off the project, they could drop that refueling plumbing
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:36 pm

Slug71 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
MEA-707 wrote:
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From the last remaining 747-8I, without a customer, two engines are removed and taken to building 40-54 (propulsion systems)

Any chance they will use LN1435 for spares, perhaps taking the engines and some other parts off and take the write off now makes more sense than having it dragged around with parking fees etc for years while LH, KE and CA or anyone else are not interested in a pax 748i.

We were told earlier that the frame was to be used for AF1 'risk reduction' activities. If true, the US tax payer is footing the bill on this frame, at least in the near term.


That, and possibly a frame for spares after or engine testbed?



An engine testbed for either Pratt, GE or Rolls might make sense...
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:26 pm

MEA-707 wrote:
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From the last remaining 747-8I, without a customer, two engines are removed and taken to building 40-54 (propulsion systems)

Any chance they will use LN1435 for spares, perhaps taking the engines and some other parts off and take the write off now makes more sense than having it dragged around with parking fees etc for years while LH, KE and CA or anyone else are not interested in a pax 748i.


I wonder if the USAF would be interested in taking that frame too. They were originally talking about having 3 presidential transport planes so 2 could always be ready to go.
 
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How many B748F are still to be build with the current backlog?
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:20 pm

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How many B748F are still to be build with the current backlog?


15 as of the end of June.
 
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:33 pm

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MEA-707 wrote:
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From the last remaining 747-8I, without a customer, two engines are removed and taken to building 40-54 (propulsion systems)

Any chance they will use LN1435 for spares, perhaps taking the engines and some other parts off and take the write off now makes more sense than having it dragged around with parking fees etc for years while LH, KE and CA or anyone else are not interested in a pax 748i.


I wonder if the USAF would be interested in taking that frame too. They were originally talking about having 3 presidential transport planes so 2 could always be ready to go.


Unlikely as it probably would have been included in this purchase. And the E-4 replacement won't be a 747 frame.
 
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Maybe Evergreen can get their hands on it and turn it into a supertanker.

Honestly, it boggles my mind how many potential firefighting resources (744's) are just sitting in the desert and the damage done annually by forest fires is in the billions. I'd like to see Boeing offer a firefighting version of the -8F. Drop the raked wingtips and engine chevrons and use the 70k thrust bump variant of the GEnx-2b This country alone could use a fleet of at least a dozen or two...
 
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Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:01 pm

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Maybe Evergreen can get their hands on it and turn it into a supertanker.

Honestly, it boggles my mind how many potential firefighting resources (744's) are just sitting in the desert and the damage done annually by forest fires is in the billions. I'd like to see Boeing offer a firefighting version of the -8F. Drop the raked wingtips and engine chevrons and use the 70k thrust bump variant of the GEnx-2b This country alone could use a fleet of at least a dozen or two...


Probably cost of operation and turn around time. I'm sure if it was a viable solution/option, it would have been excercised. The BE-200 is about the best solution out there, and yet there are very little numbers.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:20 am

L/N 1541 for operator AirBridgeCargo returned via Moses Lake from Portland after paint at August 11th. Future registration will be VP-BBY

See : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE6 ... /KPDX/KMWH
And : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE6 ... /KMWH/KPAE

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Aircraft data : L/N 1541 - 747-8(3Q)F, RC607, serial number 63781, AirBridgeCargo LLC, leased from Intrepid Aviation, N5020K, VP-BBY, full livery, roll-out April 25 2017, rolled back into the factory for travelled work at June 20, re-emerged at July 01, F/F July 31, ferried to Portland (KPDX) for paint at August 02, returned at August 11th, estimated delivery date : September 01 2017
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Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:13 am

Qatar Airways recruiting for 747-8F crew, to join the airline in 2017-2018.

See : http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ws-440215/

The first freighter for Qatar will be L/N 1535, first thought to be destined for Atlas Air. Internal Boeing papers showing the Boeing operator identification code " QTR " now for L/N 1535.
The Line number for the second Qatar freighter has not been identified yet.

Aircraft data : L/N 1535 - 747-8(3Q)F, RC651, serial number 63199, The Boeing Company, test registration N1785B, white livery, roll-out without engines at June 14 2016, second roll-out October 25 2016 after engine installation, F/F January 10 2017. Ferried to Victorville for paint at January 26 2017. Returned in white livery at Feb 17 2017. Was earmarked to be leased to Atlas Air with registration N860GT. New operator Qatar Cargo (Boeing operator identification code : QTR). Expected delivery : September 2017, date TBD.
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LN1495, the latest 747-8I/BBJ for Qatar Amiri Flight is in the 45-01 paint hangar. Unsure if it's just a touch-up to an all white BBJ or actual paint job to match their other 747-8!/BBJ.
The aircraft will be dlivered to a (unknown ??) VIP-outfitting center.

Aircraft data : L/N 1495 - 747-8Z5, RC009, serial number 37501, ordered for the UAE Presidential Flight, Boeing operator identification code : ABD , N974BA, future registration A6-PFB , owner : Boeing Company, white livery, roll out date January 21 2014, F/F February 19 2014, Ferried to Pinal Airpark (KMZJ) at March 12 2014, order was cancelled in September 2016. Ferried to Paine Field at May 17 2017. New customer : Qatar Amiri Flight (Boeing operator identification code : QAF) . Scheduled delivery date : August 28 2017.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:54 pm

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The first freighter for Qatar will be L/N 1535, first thought to be destined for Atlas Air. Internal Boeing papers showing the Boeing operator identification code " QTR " now for L/N 1535.


L/N 1535 just departed (callsign BOE651) towards Portland for paint, see :
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE6 ... /KPAE/KPDX
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:01 am

The second UPS freighter (however : the first to be delivered) emerged from the Final Assembly Line (FAL)

L/N 1543, N605UP , KPAE, August 15th 2017
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And : http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodysaero ... 432403142/

Aircraft data : L/N 1543 - 747-8(4A)F, RC531, UPS, serial number 64252, N605UP, roll out August 15th 2017, delivery September 2017? (UPS in service date : Oct 27th)
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:53 am

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The second UPS freighter (however : the first to be delivered) emerged from the Final Assembly Line (FAL)


Could you remind us again why LN 1543 will be delivered before LN 1542, even when the latter has already been painted?
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Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:39 am

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Could you remind us again why LN 1543 will be delivered before LN 1542, even when the latter has already been painted?


L/N 1542 has been built according the AirBridgeCargo specification (tabulation number RC608) and has to be modified to be identical to the UPS standard.
The aircraft will also be modified to bring it into alignment with FAA specs in regards to cargo fire suppression systems were as ABC 747's don't meet those requirements.

Because of all these mod's L/N 1542 (N607UP) is scheduled to be delivered after L/N 1543 (N605UP) - but as usual: can be subject to change !

Via @UPSAirlines on Twitter, the first revenue flights for each 748 in 2017.
"The aircraft will begin connecting global communities during peak 2017. Each 747-8 will replace the current 747-400 on these routes. As more 747-8s enter service, the 747-400s they're replacing will be moved into routes currently being flown by MD-11s, which will, in turn, be used to upside other routes. Each route on this map represents three flights per week.
Tail N605UP is estimated to go into service Oct. 27. The route is SDF-ANC-ICN-HKG-ANC-SDF.
Tail N607UP is estimated to go into service Nov. 13. The route is SDF-ANC-ICN-HKG-ANC-SDF.
Tail N606UP is estimated to go into service Dec. 11. The route is SDF-ANC-HKG-TPE-ANC-SDF."
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:32 pm

So looks like we may see 4 deliveries within a short time between the end of August and early October.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:14 pm

L/N 1542, N607UP, August 16th, at the ramp for an event later this week.

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

Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:36 am

747-8 updates :

747classic wrote:
The first freighter for Qatar will be L/N 1535, first thought to be destined for Atlas Air. Internal Boeing papers showing the Boeing operator identification code " QTR " now for L/N 1535.
The Line number for the second Qatar freighter has not been identified yet.


Some info from a very reliable source (not yet confirmed by multiple sources) is indicating that L/N 1437 will be the second frame for Qatar Cargo.

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N974BA, KPAE, August 18th, landing after test flight PAE-MWH-PAE
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See : also : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE9 ... /KMWH/KPAE

New registration with Qatar Amiri Flight will be : A7-HHF, see : http://tykesaeroblog.blogspot.nl/2017/0 ... light.html
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:08 pm

L/N 1543, N605UP just airborne for her first (B1) flight towards Moses Lake with callsign BOE531, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE5 ... /KPAE/KMWH

Aircraft data : L/N 1543 - 747-8(4A)F, RC531, UPS, serial number 64252, N605UP, roll out August 15th 2017, F/F August 30th 2017, delivery September 2017? (UPS in service date : Oct 27th)
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:15 am

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L/N 1543, N605UP just airborne for her first (B1) flight towards Moses Lake with callsign BOE531, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE5 ... /KPAE/KMWH

Aircraft data : L/N 1543 - 747-8(4A)F, RC531, UPS, serial number 64252, N605UP, roll out August 15th 2017, F/F August 30th 2017, delivery September 2017? (UPS in service date : Oct 27th)


Here's a pic of her lining up

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https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/903100985735757824

Plus a video of landing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B-k5SR ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:04 am

747 corner at PAE, last day of august 2017

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Left :
L/N 1542, N607UP, UPS
Middle from front to rear :
L/N 1543, N605UP, UPS
L/N 1437, N770BA, Qatar Cargo
L/N 1541, VP-BBY, ABC
Right :
L/N 1495, A7-HHF, Qatar Amiri flight.

Note : L/N 1543, N605UP, for UPS is scheduled to be delivered at at September 29th 2017, PAE-SDF with flight number UPS9747.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:56 am

Is there any 748 still in the desert?

As I remember it did not a few new build 744Fs go straight to the desert? Have they found any home yet?
 
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:45 pm

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Is there any 748 still in the desert?

As I remember it did not a few new build 744Fs go straight to the desert? Have they found any home yet?


If I'm not mistaken, Qatar Cargo Bought the last of them.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:09 pm

No more 747-8F remain unsold. All of them built to date now have customers.

There are three 747-8 passenger frames that aren't accounted for yet. Two of them (1519/1523, originally built for Transaero) are widely reported to be the next USA presidential aircraft, although Boeing hasn't yet reported the order as final. The last one is 1435, a test frame that was built for LH but then not taken up. So far it doesn't have a buyer.
 
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Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:36 pm

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No more 747-8F remain unsold. All of them built to date now have customers.

There are three 747-8 passenger frames that aren't accounted for yet. Two of them (1519/1523, originally built for Transaero) are widely reported to be the next USA presidential aircraft, although Boeing hasn't yet reported the order as final. The last one is 1435, a test frame that was built for LH but then not taken up. So far it doesn't have a buyer.


Yes they have officially been taken up by the USAF.
The LH frame is believed to be a test bed for the AF1 modifications.
 
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No more 747-8F remain unsold. All of them built to date now have customers.

There are three 747-8 passenger frames that aren't accounted for yet. Two of them (1519/1523, originally built for Transaero) are widely reported to be the next USA presidential aircraft, although Boeing hasn't yet reported the order as final. The last one is 1435, a test frame that was built for LH but then not taken up. So far it doesn't have a buyer.


Yes they have officially been taken up by the USAF.
The LH frame is believed to be a test bed for the AF1 modifications.

Officially according to whom? Boeing's orders for 747s through to the end of July show the Transaero orders cancelled, but the only orders logged this year are a 1 747-8 (logged in the same month as 1 of the Transaero orders was cancelled) and 2 747-8Fs (which are assumed to be for Qatar)

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:49 pm

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There are three 747-8 passenger frames that aren't accounted for yet. Two of them (1519/1523, originally built for Transaero) are widely reported to be the next USA presidential aircraft, although Boeing hasn't yet reported the order as final.

Slug71 wrote:
Yes they have officially been taken up by the USAF.

VirginFlyer wrote:
Officially according to whom? Boeing's orders for 747s through to the end of July show the Transaero orders cancelled, but the only orders logged this year are a 1 747-8 (logged in the same month as 1 of the Transaero orders was cancelled) and 2 747-8Fs (which are assumed to be for Qatar).


According to both USAF and Boeing official press releases stating that the Transaero NTUs have been purchased by the USAF under a commercial purchase contract. To my knowledge, the US Congress has not yet passed an appropriations bill to release the funds to complete the purchase so that is why Boeing has yet to record it as an official order. So I guess you could consider it an LoI / MoU at this state, but it will happen.
 
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Slug71 wrote:
seabosdca wrote:
No more 747-8F remain unsold. All of them built to date now have customers.

There are three 747-8 passenger frames that aren't accounted for yet. Two of them (1519/1523, originally built for Transaero) are widely reported to be the next USA presidential aircraft, although Boeing hasn't yet reported the order as final. The last one is 1435, a test frame that was built for LH but then not taken up. So far it doesn't have a buyer.


Yes they have officially been taken up by the USAF.
The LH frame is believed to be a test bed for the AF1 modifications.

Officially according to whom? Boeing's orders for 747s through to the end of July show the Transaero orders cancelled, but the only orders logged this year are a 1 747-8 (logged in the same month as 1 of the Transaero orders was cancelled) and 2 747-8Fs (which are assumed to be for Qatar)

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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... tr-440052/

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L/N 1535, A7-BGB, Qatar Cargo returned from Portland after paint at September 03 2017, see :
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE6 ... /KPDX/KPAE

A7-BGB, KPAE, September 03.
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Aircraft data : L/N 1535 - 747-8(3Q)F, RC651, serial number 63199, The Boeing Company, test registration N1785B, A7-BGB, white livery, roll-out without engines at June 14 2016, second roll-out October 25 2016 after engine installation, F/F January 10 2017. Ferried to Victorville for paint at January 26 2017. Returned in white livery at Feb 17 2017. Was earmarked to be leased to Atlas Air with registration N860GT. July/August 2017 : New operator Qatar Cargo (Boeing operator identification code : QTR). Ferried to Portland for paint at August 15th. Returned at September 03th. Expected delivery : September 2017, date TBD.

Note : L/N 1437 will become the second Qatar Cargo freighter with future registration : A7-BGA.
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UPS N605UP getting pushed back into hangar for paint at PDX

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UPS N605UP has rolled out of paint


L/N 1543, N605UP was ferried back to Paine Field at September 15th with callsign BOE531, see : http://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE5 ... /KPDX/KPAE

Aircraft data : L/N 1543 - 747-8F, RC531, UPS, serial number 64252, N605UP, roll out August 15th 2017, F/F August 30th 2017, ferried to Portland for paint at September 03th , returned at September 15th, scheduled delivery September 29th 2017 PAE-SDF with flight number UPS9747. (UPS in service date : Oct 27th)
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Qatar Amiri 747-8i (BBJ) moved from MWH to PAE last week. I don't know if it is for VIP work? I don't think any 747 BBJ was fitted in PAE.
 
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Qatar Amiri 747-8i (BBJ) moved from MWH to PAE last week. I don't know if it is for VIP work? I don't think any 747 BBJ was fitted in PAE.


AFAIK the Qatar Amiri 747-8I (BBJ) only performed two customer acceptance flights PAE-MWH-PAE at September 10th and 11th

A7-HHF (already painted at the underside of the wing), N974BA, PAE, September 10th

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Original uploaded by Holly Cook, see Tyke's Aero Blog on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/21639063@N07/37018611241/

No 747-8I (BBJ) has been fitted with a VIP cabin at PAE.

No completion center has been indicated (up to now) that it received a new order for a 747-8I in 2017.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:42 pm

747classic wrote:

A7-HHF (already painted at the underside of the wing), N974BA, PAE, September 10th



L/N1495, the registration N974BA has been cancelled at September 12th 2017. According the FAA registry the aircraft has been exported to Qatar.

See : http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... rtxt=974BA
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:13 am

UPS N605UP has undergone a test flight today

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https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/909896755801554944
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:18 am

A fine livery on a fine aircraft (UPS on 748).
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:22 am

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A fine livery on a fine aircraft (UPS on 748).


Well here is another one

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https://twitter.com/mattcawby/status/910012644538572800
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:54 am

The next 747-8F freighter on long term lease by AirBridgeCargo has been officially delivered to the lessor, Intrepid Aviation at September 15th.

See : http://intrepidaviation.com/uploads/fil ... nal%29.pdf

Aircraft data : L/N 1541 - 747-8(3Q)F, RC607, serial number 63781, operator AirBridgeCargo LLC, leased from Intrepid Aviation, N5020K, VP-BBY, full livery, roll-out April 25 2017, rolled back into the factory for travelled work at June 20, re-emerged at July 01, F/F July 31, ferried to Portland (KPDX) for paint at August 02, returned at August 11th, Delivery date : September 15 2017. Delivery flight TBD.
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:05 pm

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A fine livery on a fine aircraft (UPS on 748).

I wonder whether UPS will add the additional title "Synchronizing the world of commerce", below "Worldwide Services", as on the rest of the fleet?
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:51 pm

audidudi wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
A fine livery on a fine aircraft (UPS on 748).

I wonder whether UPS will add the additional title "Synchronizing the world of commerce", below "Worldwide Services", as on the rest of the fleet?


Actually, UPS has modified their livery so only " Worldwide Services" appears on the fuselage.

I have no idea when they made the change, but I saw quite a few UPS birds in fresh paint at DFW
last week, and alot of their jets already had the revised livery
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:56 pm

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.m ... av4&page=4

Seems like Abu Dhabi´s 748BBJ is being transferred to Morocco. I wonder why, so short after delivery to the original customer.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:21 pm

Sooner787 wrote:
audidudi wrote:
CarlosSi wrote:
A fine livery on a fine aircraft (UPS on 748).

I wonder whether UPS will add the additional title "Synchronizing the world of commerce", below "Worldwide Services", as on the rest of the fleet?


Actually, UPS has modified their livery so only " Worldwide Services" appears on the fuselage.

I have no idea when they made the change, but I saw quite a few UPS birds in fresh paint at DFW
last week, and alot of their jets already had the revised livery


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. The whole fleet is currently being repainted to make that change and to change the UPS shield on the tail to solid yellow.
 
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Re: Official 747-8 Flight Tracking/Production Part 18

Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:27 pm

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UPS N605UP has undergone a test flight today

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https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/909896755801554944


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

Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:57 pm

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

Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:15 am

rmp1kxk wrote:
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.


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