The Chart:

Friday, August 31, 2012

First update

Today Line 1460 (RC559) B-LJI had its delivery flight for Cathay Pacific Cargo. This was Cathay's 7th of 10 ordered 747-8 freighters.

Yesterday Line 1461 (RC506) LX-VCF had her first flight. This freighter is destined for Cargolux.

Tomorrow an older airframe, Line 1426 (RC546) HL7610 for Korean Air Cargo is scheduled to have a delivery flight.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First post

Inspired by All Things 787, and because I have some time on my hands, the purpose of this blog is to track 747-8 production and delivery. It's a bit late in the game, but better late than never. Just for your information, I have no insider knowledge. I collect my information from, mostly from 747Classic's informative posts, as well as Matt Cawby's blog. I like the color coded spreadsheet format as a way of visualizing progress, and having already created this one for myself a few weeks ago, decided to share it.

Note the color scheme is different, and slightly simpler than All Things 787. The general idea is that blue indicates assembly, red indicates lack of activity on an undelivered aircraft, and green indicates a delivered plane in service. As the color shifts from blue to green (and possibly red in between there if progress has stopped) you can easily visualize the state of the aircraft. Oh, and the initial column uses purple to represent freighters and white to represent passenger aircraft.

Please let me know what you think!

Here is the chart: