Friday, January 21, 2011

Boeing compensation to Cargolux for late 747-8F deliveries?

(Photo by Joe G. Walker)

What appears to be compensation to Cargolux, 747-4B5 (24200/748) N794BA, ex Korean Air HL7479 / HL7412 is being readied for delivery at Boeing Field (BFI/KBFI) in Seattle. This aircraft was recently used by Boeing for wake turbulence testing of the 747-8F down in San Bernadino,CA along with 747-8F that is in Cargolux colors. At that time is was still in the Korean Air blue sky colors, but no titles.

The aircraft made a brief appearance at (BFI/KBFI) before returning to Marana. On January 13, under cover of darkness, the aircraft returned to (BFI/KBFI) as "BOE 573". On the nose gear doors is the last three letters of the new (pending) registration of LX-ACV. The aircraft is rumored to be delivered on Wednesday January 26.

Interestingly, if the aircraft is truly registered as LX-ACV, it would be the same registration as one of their first 747s, that was in TransAmerica colors.

(Joe G. Walker - APF Seattle Staffer)

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