The second Boeing 777F has joined the flight-test programme for the new all-cargo twinjet. The aircraft, one of the five ordered by launch customer Air France, is the first to appear in the carrier's colours.

Flight testing of the General Electric GE90-powered 777F began on 14 July.

Boeing expects to secure US and European certification for the latest member of the 777 aircraft family in the fourth quarter, with first delivery to Air France following close behind.

Air France 777F
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Air France placed orders for the five 777Fs (plus three options) in 2005 as part of its plan to renew its ageing Boeing 747-200F cargo fleet.

Source: Flight International