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Monday, July 20, 2015

Korean Air in the Air

Line 1506 RC051 HL7630, Korean Air's first 747-8I, had her first flight today. She's been sitting around in storage for eleven months, so it's about time. Korean Air should take their first 748I next month, with nine more to follow.

Great shot by Royal S King

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

747-8 Flutter Fix Gonna Cost Boeing

The FAA has decided the 747-8 flutter issue is real and needs fixing. Note that it only can happen in very limited circumstances, but Boeing will have to foot the bill at $400,000 per plane to fix it. That's about 30 million dollars to cover all of the currently delivered frames.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Pakistan International Airlines Rumored to be Buying Five 747-8Is

There's a credible rumor going around that PIA is looking at five 747-8Is, but this could actually be a sign of bad news for the 747-8I. One version of the rumor is that Korean Airlines has delayed or cancelled five of their ten ordered 747-8Is, which turns a potential PIA order into more of a scramble to place unwanted 747-8Is. Korean Air already has seven of their ten frames in various stages of construction (one is painted and looks complete, one is getting seats installed and should be painted soon, two are in final assembly, and three are in early stages of assembly).