First Flight Of Boeing 747-8 Jumbo Jet Delayed Due To Weather
The first flight of the new Boeing 747-8 Jumbo Jet was set to take place this morning in Washington. The maiden flight of the new 747-8 jet has been delayed, however, due to the weather conditions in Washington. The flight was originally set for 10:00am this morning, but it has been delayed due to rain, fog, and overall visibility concerns. If the fog lifts, the lift-off for the 747-8 freighter will go ahead this afternoon.
Boeing's new version of the jumbo jet, the 747-8 freighter is set to launch today from the Prairie Field Airport in Everett, Washington. The customer for the first flight of the new Boeing 747-8 freighter is Cargolux, a Luxembourg cargo airline.
US aerospace giant Boeing's newest version of its 747 jumbo jet is set for its first flight Monday, the company said, after successfully completing taxi tests.
A 747-8 Freighter destined for launch customer Cargolux, a Luxembourg-based cargo airline, is expected to take to the skies from Paine Field Airport in Everett, Washington state.
The airport is home to the Boeing manufacturing plant for the 747, 767, 777, and the new 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The new 747-8 freighter is getting good feedback with numerous strengths to make it the next big competitor for cargo transport. For one thing, the 747-8 freighter is said to be much more environmentally friendly, and to have the lowest operating costs. The jet also has 16% more cargo volume revenue which is another strength of the new 747-8 freighter. The jet performed taxi tests on Sunday, performed well, and is ready to fly today.