AMERICAS:First B747-8 Freighter leaves paint hangar
Boeing moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar recently, sporting a special Ã¢â‚¬ËœlightÃ¢â‚¬™ livery. Painted white with blue accents, the 747-8 Freighter unveiled a new twist on the Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. It features an oversized Ã¢â‚¬Å“8Ã¢â‚¬Â on the background of the tail as well as Ã¢â‚¬Å“747-8Ã¢â‚¬Â on the belly. The light […]
December 1, 2009
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.