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Breaking News: Boeing 747-8F makes its first flight

Boeing 501 Heavy Experimental, the ATC call sign of the first flight of the 747-8F lifted off runway 34L of Paine Field in Everett, Washington, USA, at 12:39pm PST (20:39 GMT). Smooth and silent. Congratulations Team Boeing. For live video of the landing, visit the Boeing 747-8 first flight site. Follow the flight live, here. Update 1 N747EX lifts off …

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Flightglobal’s excellent perspective on the Boeing 747 on it’s 40th anniversary

2010 is the 40th anniversary of the commencement of commercial operations of the venerable Boeing 747 ‘jumbo jet’. On this anniversary Flightglobal has put together an excellent historical perspective on the Boeing 747 which is well worth a read. Also do take the time to read Bangalore Aviation’s historical perspective on the 40 year old rivalry between Boeing and Airbus …

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Image: Boeing rolls out first 747-8 freighter

Late yesterday, Boeing towed the first 747-8 Freighter out of the factory in Everett, Washington state, USA. The airplane, ultimately destined for Cargolux, will be painted and begin preparations for flight test. The 747-8 Freighter is latest avatar of the venerable 747 Jumbo Jet. It is 250 feet, 2 inches (76.3 m) long, which is 18 feet and 4 inches …

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Night spotting images: Air France Airbus A330 F-GZCD, Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 D-ABTL

I am travelling to Thailand and Malaysia this week. Some night time long exposure images for your enjoyment. Last week we had Air France’s Airbus A330-203 F-GZCM baking in the sun due to a flight delay , here we have it’s sister F-GZCD getting ready to depart Bangalore for Paris Charles De Gaulle at it’s regularly scheduled time around 01:30. …

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Air India Boeing 747 fire at Mumbai: Scaremongering by private TV channels

Television news media coverage of aircraft incidents and accidents in India is normally incomplete and poor at best, liberally dosed with sensationalism that would make a Bollywood scriptwriter proud. The recent fuel leak and fire incident involving Air India Boeing 747-437 VT-ESM at Mumbai airport brought out the worst of India’s still nascent private television news channels. The real version …

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Mumbai airport runway shut down

A Saudi Arabian Boeing 747-300 registration HZ-AIT performing flight SV-744 from Jeddah via Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Mumbai, India, burst the number 2 and 3 tyres of the left hand main gear while landing on runway 27 at 18:24 (12:54Z) in heavy monsoon rains. Since the aircraft was heavily loaded, it was stopped on taxiway N8 and passengers were disembarked …

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The typical takeoff and climb angles of all Boeing planes

In the recent issue of Boeing’s AERO magazine there is an article titled Exceeding tire speed during takeoff in which there is this nice graphic that demonstrates the recommended take-off rotation and climb angles for all Boeing aircraft. I was surprised that despite it’s length, the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet has a rotation angle of 10 degrees. Compare that to …

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Mangos trigger fire alarm onboard Singapore Airlines bound for Amsterdam

March 2nd, the crew of a Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter, registration 9V-SFK performing freight flight SQ7344 from Nairobi, Kenya to Amsterdam Schiphol, Netherlands, declared an emergency reporting a fire alert and automatic activation of the cargo fire suppression system and diverted to Munich, Germany. The aircraft landed safely, and the crew remained on board while the emergency services checked …

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Northwest flight hits turbulence near Tokyo, injuries reported

A Northwest Airlines Boeing 747-400, registration N676NW performing flight NW2 from Manila, Philippines, to Tokyo Narita, Japan, with 408 passengers and 14 crew, was in a holding pattern near Chiba, 40nm south of Narita, about 30 minutes before landing with seatbelt signs turned on, when the airplane encountered severe turbulence and suddenly dropped from its assigned altitude of 15000 feet. …

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Boeing 747 first flight 40th anniversary

Even as Boeing grapples with problems and assembles the first 747-8, it is quietly celebrating of the first flight of the 747 which took place today, 40 years ago, on Feb. 9, 1969. With 1,412 delivered, the 747 launched the wide-body era and for nearly four decades has steadfastly remained the “Queen of the skies”. At Paine Field in Everett, …

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An era ends as Qantas retires its Boeing 747-300s and their flight engineers

An era came to its end as Australian carrier Qantas retired its last Boeing 747-300. The fleet of six, which entered service between 1984 and 1987, clocked more than 524,000 flying hours. Along with the retirement of the fleet, comes another retirement — flight engineers. Modern airliners with their “glass cockpits” have eliminated the flight engineers’ station. Qantas will no …

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