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747-8i in progress

Posted: 05 Sep 2009, 22:45
by flyingking12093
The brand new Boeing 747-800 (-8i & -8f) is currently in production. Boeing has just made a made a major milestone with the newest GEnx engine hang.

Read more here
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=820

View progress images here
http://www.newairplane.com/747/

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 05 Sep 2009, 23:16
by DMM200
I'm relatively surprised yet happy that the 747-8 has a cockpit that looks relatively like the -400's. And I'm even happier that the cockpit is that shade of brown, and not the dull gray of the 787.

And Bryan, this isn't the 747-8i, only the freighter version.

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 06 Sep 2009, 00:12
by flyingking12093
DMM200 wrote:And Bryan, this isn't the 747-8i, only the freighter version.
Really? I could have sworen that it also said the 747-8i. Hm Oh well. I may be mistaken. :D

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 06 Sep 2009, 02:47
by Ev13
I like the production pictures! Nice to see it's starting to get some progress! Hopefully no delays like the 787!

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 07 Sep 2009, 23:06
by steve63
At this rate it will be ready to fly before the B787

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 04:51
by Dennis
It is widely known that Boeing will launch the 747-8F before the 747-8I, and that the first -8I to roll off production lines will go to Lufthansa.

Such a shame that neither FedEx nor UPS have ordered it. It would help both carriers retire some older planes (not that I'm against 3-holers :P ). It is also a shame that only Lufthansa has ordered the aircraft. Maybe different variants like a 747-8SP...?

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 04:55
by Northwestdc9
Dennis wrote:It is widely known that Boeing will launch the 747-8F before the 747-8I, and that the first -8I to roll off production lines will go to Lufthansa.
At the moment, the only airline getting 747-8is is Lufthansa. So not only do they get the first but alllllllll of them. (For now, excluding the VIP orders)

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 04:57
by Dennis
That's what I meant: that regardless of VIP orders, LH will get the first one.

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 15:22
by a.trailblazer7
The new Air Force One is to be a 747-8 as well

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 19:27
by Northwestdc9
a.trailblazer7 wrote:The new Air Force One is to be a 747-8 as well
It's being looked at but I for one would be outraged to see them spend money on something like this right now, the VC-25s are FINE.

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 20:28
by FJ flyer
a.trailblazer7 wrote:The new Air Force One is to be a 747-8 as well
Have you got a news source?
The last I heard the US hadn't really made up its mind what it was to do, apart from the fact that it wasn't to be an Airbus aircraft.

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 20:32
by a.trailblazer7
Was looking it up on my Blackberry on my way home bout 3-5 months ago. They had not made up their minds on it, but was looking at it and talking bout replacing the 2 VC-25's

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 20:43
by FJ flyer
a.trailblazer7 wrote:Was looking it up on my Blackberry on my way home bout 3-5 months ago. They had not made up their minds on it, but was looking at it and talking bout replacing the 2 VC-25's
Right, the two VC-25s are to be replace sometime. And just because they are looking at purchasing the 747-8, doesn't mean they will.

Anyway, I'm sure there are other topics in which we could discuss the VC-25's replacement. Back on topic.

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 08 Sep 2009, 22:33
by Dennis
There is something called window shopping, which is what the Air Force is doing. They're studying whether the 747-8 is a suitable replacement for VC-25.

Now that we've made ourselves clear, perhaps we can continue discussing Boeing's work with the 747-8?

Besides LH, if some other airline is interested in the aircraft, which airline would it be? UA would benefit from some, unless they go for 777-300ERs or 77Ls. Japanese airlines could also want some configured for domestic capacity.

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 09 Sep 2009, 15:08
by a.trailblazer7
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Location: Christchurch New Zealand a.trailblazer7 wrote:
Was looking it up on my Blackberry on my way home bout 3-5 months ago. They had not made up their minds on it, but was looking at it and talking bout replacing the 2 VC-25's

Right, the two VC-25s are to be replace sometime. And just because they are looking at purchasing the 747-8, doesn't mean they will.

Anyway, I'm sure there are other topics in which we could discuss the VC-25's replacement. Back on topic.



I'm totally sorry sir for throwing you off topic...just thought I would share that info. Promise to keep comments to myself.

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 10 Sep 2009, 04:58
by Jacob Mobley
I really hope UA get's some. When I think of United the 747 pops into my head :D

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 10 Sep 2009, 05:37
by Dennis
a.trailblazer7 wrote:I'm totally sorry sir for throwing you off topic...just thought I would share that info. Promise to keep comments to myself.
It's quite all right. It's normal for a thread to stray a little from its intended topic. He didn't mean that YOU should get back on topic, but more as a reminder to not talk about VC-25. The topic is meant for Boeing's progress with the 747-8I, so don't beat yourself up and feel free to share any comments you have with us (as long as they have something to do with the topic). :wink:

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 10 Sep 2009, 10:06
by Samuel Arnold
Isn't the 747-8i planned for 2012?

It's a shame that NZ won't go for it.
They're getting 77W's instead. But that's a smart move, because they currently have 772's, so it would bring in some standardisation of fleet. Besides, nothing beats an extra-long stretched wide-body twin. :wink:

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 10 Sep 2009, 13:08
by Dennis
The-8I is planned for 2011. The -8F is planned for 2010.

Re: 747-8i in progress

Posted: 24 Sep 2009, 01:13
by Delta320
On the Boeing plant tour, I saw the -800F being built for Caroglux. Looks like a nice plane.