AMERICAS:First B747-8 Freighter leaves paint hangar

Boeing moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar recently, sporting a special ‘light’ livery. Painted white with blue accents, the 747-8 Freighter unveiled a new twist on the Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. It features an oversized “8” on the background of the tail as well as “747-8” on the belly. The light […]


Boeing moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar recently, sporting a special ‘light’ livery. Painted white with blue accents, the 747-8 Freighter unveiled a new twist on the Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. It features an oversized “8” on the background of the tail as well as “747-8” on the belly.

The light livery, which saves time and expense compared to the full Boeing livery, will remain on the airplane until the flight-test program is completed. After the flight test, it will be refurbished and delivered to a customer. Boeing said the first freighter will begin preparing for the necessary tests leading up to first flight in early 2010.