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Friday, November 1, 2013

A Tribute to an Overdue Delivery #6: Line 1421

The final 747-8F test frame, and the second 747-8 built, line 1421 (RC521) JA11KZ for Nippon Cargo Airlines delivered on Wednesday and flew away today. Rolled out in early 2010, it took almost four years for this frame to enter service. The backlog is quite small now, with just two old frames waiting to find customers and deliver.

Second in this picture (behind line 1420), back in 2009.

First paint job.

Flight testing at Boeing Field

Flight testing around KPAE

Returning from refurbishment in Texas.

Leaving Portland with NCA livery.
Tons more pictures here.


  1. The fourth photo is nowhere near Paine Field.

  2. Lines 1489 and 1490 are listed in the spreadsheet with FAL roll-out on 9/7 and 9/21/13. Another website lists the airframe roll-outs as 10/7 and 10/21/13.