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Lufthansa’s 747-8I takes to the skies

Pictured on a pre-delivery test flight from Seattle’s Paine Field, here’s a shot from Flightglobal’s AirSpace gallery of Lufthansa’s first Boeing 747-8I (D-AGYA) in its full livery. Handover of the aircraft is due in March. Credit: Joe G Walker gallery on Flightglobal AirSpace

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Blimey – a 747-8I order

Given that commitments for Boeing’s 747-8 Intercontinental have been rarer than hen’s teeth – Korean and kings of the new aircraft type, Lufthansa, being the only airlines to order thus far – it’s probably a welcome relief for Boeing that another carrier, Nigeria’s Arik Air, has decided to join the party. OK, it’s only for two aircraft (and not […]

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Lufthansa’s new 747-8I makes an appearance

Lufthansa has released a bunch of pictures of it’s first 747-8I as it rolls out of the paint shop at Boeing’s Everett site near Seattle. Lufthansa describes it as “resplendent” in it’s new livery, although, pretty as it looks, you can’t help wonder what it would look like in a colour scheme that was slightly less white. […]

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747-8I’s first flight (pics & video)

Our AirSpace photographers were out and about Sunday morning in Everett to capture the Boeing 747-8I’s first flight. Here are some of their photos. UPDATE: Below the photos find video from Boeing showing the aircraft’s takeoff and landing. There are also pics here showing the aircraft in-flight over Washington state.For a report on the first […]

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Flight International 15-21 December: A400M First Flight Just the Beginning

This week Flight International features a review of what’s next for the Airbus A400M. It may have flown, but there’s still a lot left to do to get the embattled programme back on track. The scheduled first flight of the A400M transporton 11 December is the starting point for three years of intenseflight-test activity. To be […]

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Wing assembly for the first Boeing 747-8 complete

Boeing has completed major assembly on the first set of wings for its 747-8 aircraft, which will be part of a freighter airframe. Continue reading….

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