Air International 2015-05
M.Broadbent - Dash Eight Jumbo /Commercial/
AirBridgeCargo Boeing 747-8HVF VQ-BLR, pictured at Helsinki in March 2015, is one of five -8Fs used by the airline.
A Performance Improvement Package for the GEnx-2B contributed 2% of the 3.5% fuel burn reduction.
Saudi Arabian Cargo has not been officially undisclosed as a 747-8F customer, but it operates two examples. Here HZ-A14 (c/n 37563) taxies at Frankfurt.
Boeing 747-89L Intercontinental B-2485 (c/n 41191) was handed over to Air China on September 29, 2014 and departed Snohomish County Airport/Paine Field, Washington, the following day, arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport on October 1. The carrier has seven 747-8Is on order.
Korean Air Cargo HL7610 departs Anchorage, a destination that many 747-8Fs operate to.
The 747-8 build rate is currently 1.5 jets per month; it will reduce to 1.3 from September, reflecting the current size of the backlog.
The -8F has 30,288 cubic feet (857.75 m3) of cargo capacity.
The flightdeck includes integrated approach navigation, airport moving map and Vertical Situation Display functions.