Cargolux Boeing 747-8F. It appears the first delivery will happen today.

Cargolux Boeing 747-8F. It appears the first delivery will happen today.

From multiple sources, it looks like the first Boeing 747-8F is finally set to be delivered to Cargolux sometime today after a lot of complications. As of now the aircraft shows to be leaving Paine Field at 11am and heading to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Flight Aware.

Boeing is not confirming the delivery and told me that it would be announced when the delivery takes place (which could be before or after).

Jon Ostrower is also hearing that the first 747-8F will deliver to Cargolux today. It appears that instead of the three-day celebration of the delivery, the delivery will be done quietly. Let’s hope there will be a celebration of Cargolux’s second delivery.

Update:
Boeing has confirmed that Cargolux will receive their first Boeing 747-8F today at Paine Field. The plane will depart from Paine Field at about 11am and is scheduled to have a short, six minute flight to SEA, to presumably load up with Cargo before heading home to Luxembourg.

The second 747-8F is scheduled to be delivered to Cargolux tomorrow, October 13th.

WATCH THE CARGOLUX 747-8F TAKE OFF VIA PAINE FIELD’S WEBCAM (thanks Mark)

Image: flypdx

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4 Comments

Hey David,
It is confirmed now by Randy from Boeing:
http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archives/2011/10/delivery_day_for_cargolux.html

Officially, official :). I am starting to think this might actually happen.

Mark C. (OKC)

Great news. It’s about time. KPAE has a web cam @ http://www.painefield.com/webcam.html for those who did not know already.

Good point. Thanks Mark — link added to main story.

David

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