Boeing received FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the new 747-8F Freighter on August 19. Certification of the 747-8F paves the way for first delivery to launch customer Cargolux early next month. Boeing expects the passenger version of the 747-8, known as the Intercontinental, to gain its certification by year-end, before first delivery of a VIP-configured airplane by year-end and delivery to airline launch customer Lufthansa early next year. So far Boeing has collected firm orders for 134 of the quadjets, including 56 Intercontinentals.
FAA, EASA Give Nod to Boeing 747-8F
- August 28, 2011, 7:20 AM