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Monday, November 16, 2015

100th 747-8 Delivered

Today a rare double 747-8 delivery took place for AirBridgeCargo. Line 1501 RC671 VQ-BFU and line 1502 RC672 VQ-BFE both flew off to Russia, marking the 99th and 100th delivered 747-8s.

These two frames were formerly earmarked for Asiana, so it's nice to see them finally fly into service well over a year after rolling out of the factory.

Can't wait for delivery #200.

25 comments:

  1. I wanna Cargolux Silver Bullet 748 style.

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  2. It looks like LN1306 B-2473 is back to service in China Southern fleet.

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    1. I saw that, great news. Unfortunately some of the newer Transaero birds are going into storage again.

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  3. Leeham's (Bjorn) analysis on Twins v Quads.

    http://leehamnews.com/2015/12/11/bjorns-corner-twins-or-quads.

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  4. RC001 9K-GAA did test flight after VIP interior furbishment:
    https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/9K-GAA#8440c78

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  5. amazon shaking things up in the air cargo business... even though their interest is 767's currently, I wonder if perhaps this might lead some of their vendors to eventually add a couple 747's to support this operation

    http://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-in-talks-to-lease-20-jets-to-launch-air-cargo-business/

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    1. Given the nature of the cargo and the operation, I'd expect them to have a fleet mix similar to UPS or FedEx. So I think 747s are unlikely for this. On the other hand, perhaps this could be an opportunity for the 767-2C, if they're going to go after new build aircraft in the future.

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  6. While I admit 767's are more likely, UPS does run 13 747-400s now whereas FedEx went for a lot of 777's so new 748's are not out of the realm of possibilities (source -- see Wikipedia for UPS, FedEx fleet pages) although it would have to compete with converted 747 freighters too

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  8. There are 3 unallocated and unidentified frames coming down the line. I presume these are whitetails but I'm usually wrong. Does anybody have any idea whose frames these are? One of them just might be a pax model.

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    1. I guess These are the next Frames for ABC

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    2. Yea that is what I think is most likely and again no firm commitment other than last year's Paris announcement.:(

      What a sad state of affairs.

      Would love to own a quadbike made from a 747 MLG, though. :)

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    3. Any chance we could have the spam message above (Berita Terkini) deleted please?

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    4. Yeah where is TurtleLuv Anyway?. I'm shure he's lurking round this webpage somewhere.

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    5. I was on an unplugged vacation. Comment deleted!

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    6. Thanks :-) I hope the vacation has left you refreshed and ready to cover an exciting year of 747-8 action (we can always be hopeful :-) )

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    7. Yes I hope so too. Flying will be bland when every other plane looks like every other plane. Long live the Queen of the skies (fingers crossed).

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  9. Last Pax service for AF. Yesterday. Considering how many they've bent, I'm surprised they didn't order more.

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  10. A7-HHE for Qatar Amiri has been painted!
    https://twitter.com/B16722/status/687629277404114944

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    1. Looks pretty nice. Too bad there won't be a fleet of them!

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  11. B747-400F LN1404 B-LIA was repainted into new Cathay Pacific livery:
    https://www.planespotters.net/photo/675295/b-lia-cathay-pacific-boeing-747-467fer

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  12. Boeing will cut 747-8 production pace to 0,5 frame per month since September 2016
    http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-01-21-Boeing-to-Reduce-747-Production-Rate-Recognize-Fourth-Quarter-Charge

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  13. Not good news at all. I was hoping for better. ~sigh~

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  14. here's an article talking about some of the remaining aircraft to be delivered

    http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2016/01/21/747-orders-revisited/

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