Close sidebar

Fifth 747-8F flies

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 5, 2011
RC523 makes its first flight.

The fifth Boeing 747-8F to join the flight test program made its first flight on February 4.

According to Boeing, “The flight included a standard 2 hour, 30 minute ‘B1’ flight profile that Boeing conducts on all production airplanes prior to delivery, plus an hour of engineering testing woven into the profile”.

The aircraft, RC523, will be based at Paine Field and be used for functionality and reliability testing.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Sign up to our digital magazine before 30 June and receive a FREE print edition. Starting at just $99.95 a year, you will get the latest news and insights direct to you, including Australia’s most popular print magazine since 1977. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year