Monday, June 7, 2010

First 747-8F in Cargolux Livery emerges from Boeing paint hangar

Boeing Photo

UPDATE: Cargolux has more pics of their new 747-8F on it web site. Click HERE to see them.

Boeing has painted the first 747-8F for delivery to Cargolux, the 747-8F launch customer. The first 747-8F is still scheduled for delivery at the end of the year though there is some concern that the test flight program is running behind schedule. Here's Boeing's Press Release:

News Release Issued: June 7, 2010 9:01 AM EDT

Boeing 747-8
Emerges From Paint Hangar in New Cargolux Livery

SEATTLE, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The first Boeing (NYSE: BA) 747-8 Freighter painted in customer livery emerged today from the Boeing paint hangar in Everett, Wash. The airplane sports an updated livery for launch customer Cargolux. The Luxembourg-based cargo operator has a total of 13 Boeing 747-8 Freighters on

Boeing delivered the last Cargolux 747-400 Freighter with a unique transition paint scheme featuring fading stripes. The new livery on Cargolux's 747-8 Freighter is an evolution from the current design and marks the start into a new era for the company.

"The design stands for continuity and commitment while confirming the fundamental principles that made Cargolux successful. The red, white and blue stripes symbolize the company's roots in Luxembourg, its hub and home base," said Ulrich Ogiermann, chief executive officer of Cargolux. The new livery features a distinctive new red tail and an additional logo on the belly further promotes the brand.

Boeing will deliver the first 747-8 Freighter to launch customer Cargolux in the fourth quarter of this year.

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