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  • scanhorse
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    Cathay B747-8 still on schedule

    Cathay Pacific Airways has confirmed that its plans to receive the new B747-8F cargo aircraft were unaffected by a contract dispute between Boeing and launch customer Cargolux.

    Yesterday IFW reported how the Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier had rejected the first two freighters, due to be delivered this week, after a two-year delay.

    The unexpected move forced Boeing to cancel media and customer events and added to the catalogue of woes for a programme already beset by design issues and cost over-runs.

    Cathay is one of two other carriers due to receive the revamped 747 freighter this year.

    more.........................................

    http://www.ifw-net.com/freightpubs/i...0017905300.htm

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  • scanhorse
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    First delivery of 747-8F to Cargolux scrapped

    WASHINGTON: Boeing Co said on Friday it would not make the planned first delivery of its 747-8 Freighter to Cargolux today, citing "unresolved issues" with the airline.

    The plane maker, which had planned three days of celebrations to mark the long-awaited first delivery, did not disclose the problem and referred questions to the customer.

    A Cargolux spokeswoman was unreachable by phone and did not immediately respond to an e-mailed request for comment.


    The last-minute snag follows multiple delays to another Boeing plane, the mid-sized 787 Dreamliner. That plane, now scheduled to make its first delivery 10 days from now, is about three years behind its original schedule and several billion dollars over budget by some estimates.

    While Boeing declined to identify the source of the friction with Cargolux over the 747-8, aviation experts suspected the dispute was over performance guarantees related to fuel consumption of the General Electric engines. The 747-8 features GE's GEnx-2B67.

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  • SoCalBrian
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    BREAKING: Cargolux has informed Boeing it will not take delivery of the 747-8F Monday (Update2)

    Cargolux has informed Boeing it will not take delivery of its first 747-8 freighter on Monday as planned, due to a contractual tussle, the airframer confirms.
    The official statement from Boeing:
    "Due to unresolved issues with Cargolux, delivery of the first Boeing 747-8 Freighter will not take place on Monday, Sept. 19. We continue to work with Cargolux and look forward to delivering its airplanes."
    http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...-informed.html

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  • (EGMH) MD-11
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    Cargolux

    see post 24, any day NOW

    Been up alot this week.....

    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-09-15, 19:55.

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  • scanhorse
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    Boeing 747-8 Receives ICAO ‘Heavy’ Designation for Separation

    EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The new Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 will be able to operate at the same separation distances as the 747-400, according to a ruling from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). ICAO, a United Nations agency tasked with codifying principles and techniques for international air navigation, sent a letter to all member nations recently saying that a team of wake experts had examined flight test and simulation data, and that it determined that the 747-8 should remain in the same class as its predecessor and retain the same separation distances.

    more............................

    http://www.redorbit.com/news/busines...ion/index.html

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  • scanhorse
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    World’s longest airliner ready for take-off

    The first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental emerged from the paint hangar at Boeing’s Everett factory near Seattle last evening resplendent in the Lufthansa livery. The fuselage is painted in the classic Lufthansa White, while the tailfin and the Lufthansa logo on the fuselage are painted in Night Blue. The Lufthansa emblem on the tailfin - an encircled crane in flight - is offset in Night Blue against a Melon Yellow background.
    After completing extensive ground tests, the aircraft will undergo initial test flights in November, and is scheduled to go into service next spring with the registration D-ABYA. Lufthansa is the launch customer for the passenger version of the Boeing 747-8 and has therefore been involved from the outset in the design of the aircraft.
    The Boeing 747-8 has been stretched by six metres compared with the Boeing 747-400. The new Jumbo measures 76.3 metres in length, making it the world’s longest passenger airliner.



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    http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/ne...-for-take-off/

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  • scanhorse
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    Lufthansa's new 747-8I makes an appearance

    Lufthansa has released a bunch of pictures of it's first 747-8I as it rolls out of the paint shop at Boeing's Everett site near Seattle. Lufthansa describes it as "resplendent" in it's new livery, although, pretty as it looks, you can't help wonder what it would look like in a colour scheme that was slightly less white. Anyway, here's the pics, the second one I converted to black and white for the sheer hell of it.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/cgi-bin/...cludeBlogs=104

    Credit ; Boeing

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  • scanhorse
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    Lufthansa 747-8I getting ready , newpantied D-ABYA

    D-ABYA


    Lufthansa 747-8I on the Boeing Everett flightline September 2, 2011,

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/microvo...n/photostream/

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  • scanhorse
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    747-8F for early September first delivery

    Boeing announced this morning that the 747-8 freighter has been certified by both the US Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency,
    clearing the final hurdle before the first aircraft is turned over to Cargolux early in September.

    Here's my full story on the certification.
    By Jon Ostrower

    http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/fl...47-8f-for.html

    http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-delivery.html






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  • scanhorse
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    New Boeing 747-8 Freighter Certified for Entry into Service

    U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency certify design of new member of 747 family


    SEATTLE, Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification Friday for the new 747-8 Freighter, passing two of the final landmarks on the airplane's journey to entry into service. The FAA granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) and an Amended Production Certificate for the 747-8 Freighter, while the EASA also granted the company an ATC for the airplane.
    With these certificates, the program is in the final stages of preparing to deliver the first 747-8 Freighter to launch customer Cargolux in early September.



    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...128067338.html

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  • scanhorse
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    Boeing Expects First 747-8F Delivery In September

    Boeing Co. (BA) plans to deliver its first 747-8 freighter to Cargolux Airlines International SA in September, mirroring the schedule for its delayed 787 Dreamliner.
    Jim Albaugh, head of the Boeing [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue ! important]Commercial [COLOR=blue ! important]Airplanes[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] unit, provided the delivery update at an investor conference Thursday, with the U.S. company finally moving closer to securing revenue from the twin programs after a series of production and design delays.
    Albaugh said he expects the 787 flight-test program to be completed this weekend, with certification for the plane and the 747 freighter expected this month.

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  • scanhorse
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    Here it is the carving in the skies

    and the 17 hours long test flying

    http://sv.flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE523

    http://forum.flyprat.no/showthread.php?t=90712
    Last edited by scanhorse; 2011-08-04, 08:25.

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  • scanhorse
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    Atlas Air to receive first 747-8F in October

    Atlas Air expects to take delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F in October, followed by two more in November.
    The airline's parent company Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) provided the delivery timeline today, based on a revised scheduled from Boeing that is being reviewed by AAWW.


    more........


    http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...n-october.html

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  • scanhorse
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    Boeing carves '747' in the skies on test flight

    Boeing painted the numbers "7-4-7" in the skies from Minnesota to California on the final test flight for its new jumbo jet.

    A map on the flight-tracking service FlightAware shows that the plane left the airport in Everett, Wash., and flew over Montana, south to California, and back north working its way across North Dakota and Minnesota, with trips as far south as New Mexico and Oklahoma, to spell out "747."


    more..........


    http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/articl...APF/1108031040

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  • scanhorse
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    Boeing expects 747-8 jumbo jet to finish FAA testing next week

    CHICAGO — Boeing said it expects the new 747-8, the biggest jumbo jet it has ever built, to finish required flight tests this week, putting it on schedule for certification by September.
    The plane's maiden flight was in February 2010, and five test freighters — the first variant that will enter service — have been flying around the world since then from bases in Seattle and California. Once testing is done, Boeing will submit all paperwork to the Federal Aviation Administration, said Jim Proulx, a Boeing spokesman.


    http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_18583958

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