Second 747-8 freighter completes first flight
16 / 03 / 2010
A SECOND Boeing 747-8 freighter successfully completed its first flight last Sunday.
“The airplane performed well on its first flight,” said Andy Hammer, Boeing’s test programme manager for the 747-8. “It was a good start to a demanding flight-test program for this airplane.”
This is the second of three 747-8 freighters being used in the flight-test programme. Each will be used for a specific set of tests, with this one’s test focusing on noise, environmental control systems and extended operation performance standards.
It will eventually be delivered to Nippon Cargo Airlines.