Boeing 747-8

September 2, 2011 - 6:31am
Boeing will deliver the first 747-8 Freighter on September 19, to launch cust

Boeing announced today that it will deliver the first 747-8 Freighter to launch customer Cargolux on September 19 at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. Cargolux plans to take delivery of its second airplane on September 21. The carrier has ordered a total of 13 of the new airplanes.

August 29, 2011 - 9:50am

L-3 Platform Integration has won a contract to outfit the cabin of a 747-8i for an unidentified customer who has been a client for 20 years.

The interior finish work and exterior paint will be performed at L-3’s VIP and head-of-state completion center in Waco, Texas.

August 28, 2011 - 7:20am

Boeing received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the new 747-8F Freighter on August 19. Certification of the 747-8F paves the way for first delivery to launch customer Cargolux early next month.

August 19, 2011 - 7:46am
Boeing plans to deliver the 747-8F to Cargolux early next month.

Boeing received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification today for the new 747-8F Freighter. The FAA granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) and an Amended Production Certificate, while the EASA also granted the company an ATC for the airplane. Certification of the 747-8F paves the way for first delivery to launch customer Cargolux early next month.  

July 1, 2011 - 3:55am

There are growing signs that business aviation is entering a recovery period, and reports from the completion and refurbishment side of the house suggest that cabin outfitting is shaking off the effects of a prolonged recession.

June 30, 2011 - 5:17am

In March, CTT Systems of Nykoping, Sweden, received an order for its CTT Cair cabin humidification system to be installed in a Boeing 777 executive aircraft for an unidentified client.

May 31, 2011 - 10:40am

The Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) celebrated its 15th anniversary last month at Ebace. To date, 207 BBJs have been sold and the backlog of 37 airplanes is worth $5.4 billion. This includes firm orders for eight VIP 747-8s and orders for “about a dozen” VIP versions of the 787-8 and 787-9. Deliveries of the VIP 747-8s will begin in the fourth quarter, with VIP 787s shipments to commence in 2013.

May 16, 2011 - 8:50pm

General Electric and Boeing are collaborating on a program to offer their 747-8I BBJ/VIP customers optional “loaner” GEnx-2B engines to ferry their aircraft to completion centers. Called the GE Pusher Program, it would use engines from flight-test aircraft for the ferry flight. Those engines would then be removed at the completion center and shipped back to GE.

April 29, 2011 - 9:10am

GE and Boeing are collaborating on a program to offer their 747-8I BBJ/VIP customers optional “loaner” GEnx-2B engines to ferry their aircraft to completion centers. Called the “GE Pusher Program,” it would use engines from flight-test aircraft for the ferry flight. Those engines would be removed at the completion center and shipped back to GE.

March 20, 2011 - 9:36am
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The first passenger version of the Boeing 747-8, the 747-8 Intercontinental, took to the air for the first time today from a chilly and windy Paine Field in Everett, Wash., in front of thousands of Boeing employees, company managers and media. The largest passenger airplane ever built by Boeing took off at about 9:58 a.m.

 
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