-8F gets a lick of paint

IAG Cargo’s first 747-8F has just been painted in British Airways World Cargo (BAWC) livery at Boeing’s Everett site in Washington (US) as it awaits take-off later in October.

IAG Cargo will take delivery of the first of three 747-8 freighters within the next three weeks. These new aircraft will be operated for BAWC under a contract with Global Supply Systems, a 49 per cent UK affiliate of Atlas Air, owner of the aircraft. The -8Fs will replace the current fleet of 747-400 freighters in operation.

Boeing took six days to paint the new freighter and over 900 litres of mixed paint and primer were used by 50 employees working in shift rotation.

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