Boeing has moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar in Everett, Washington, with the aircraft sporting a special "light" livery.

Boeing has moved the first 747-8 Freighter out of the paint hangar in Everett, Washington, with the aircraft sporting a special “light” livery.

Painted white with blue accents, the 747-8 Freighter unveiled a new twist on the Boeing Commercial Airplanes livery. It features an oversized ‘8’ on the background of the tail as well as ‘747-8’ on the belly.


Boeing moved the first 747-8F out of the paint hangar late on November 17, 2009. For the aircraft's flight-test program, the company has painted the aircraft in a new 'light' version of the Boeing Commercial  Airplanes house livery. When flight-testing is completed and the 747-8F is type-certified by the FAA and EASA, Boeing will repaint the aircraft in the colours of launch customer Cargolux for delivery to the customer

Boeing moved the first 747-8F out of the paint hangar late on November 17, 2009. For the aircraft's flight-test program, the company has painted the aircraft in a new 'light' version of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes house livery. When flight-testing is completed and the 747-8F is type-certified by the FAA and EASA, Boeing will repaint the aircraft in the colours of launch customer Cargolux for delivery to the customer

The light livery, which saves time and expense compared to the full Boeing livery, will remain on the aircraft until the flight-test program is completed and the 747-8F is type-certified by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency. After flight testing is completed, the first 747-8F will be refurbished and delivered to launch customer Cargolux.

The first 747-8F will begin preparing for the necessary tests leading up to first flight in early 2010.