747-8F free to fly
14 / 09 / 2012
OVER two years late and at a cost of US$2 billion the 747-8F has finally gained US Federal Aviation Administration certification to begin commercial duties.
The European Aviation Safety Agency has also given its approval to the new aircraft.
Flight tests on the -8F ran for 18 months as Boeing worked through design changes made to stretch the hump and wings and add new engines.
Cargolux expects to receive the first -8F early next month.