First B747-8 freighter for British Airways

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 The first IAG Cargo 747-8 freighter, painted in British Airways World Cargo livery, as it emerges from the paint hangar at Boeing’s Everett site in Washington (see below).

IAG Cargo, through British Airways World Cargo, will take delivery of the first of three 747-8 freighters late October. These aircraft will be operated for British Airways World Cargo under a contract with Global Supply Systems, a 49 per cent UK affiliate of Atlas Air, owner of the aircraft. They will replace the current fleet of 747-400 freighters in operation.

Boeing took six days to paint the new 747-8 freighter – 240 gallons of mixed paint and primer were used by 50 employees working in shift rotation.

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