Korean Air Cargo's first 747-8F is out on the flightline in Everett fully painted. The sixth 747-8F, left the paintshop overnight and is parked at the south end of the flight line with RC503 and RC502. The aircraft, which will eventually be HL7609, was in final body join inside the factory while RC501 was making its first flight. Anyone happen to know what RC number this new jetliner is?
A huge thank you to David Parker Brown of AirlineReporter.com for the photos.
Meanwhile, the 747-8F flight test campaign pushes ahead with 450hr accumulated over 190 flights. The FAA granted expanded Type Inspection Authorization for the program on June 11, clearing the way for regulatory personnel to join flight tests. Full Story