Boeing 747-8



June 10, 2011

Plain vanilla 747-8KZF N6009F made a touch-and-go landing at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport at 11:07 AM on Friday June 10. It will be delivered to Nippon Cargo Airlines as JA13KZ. Its construction number is 36138. N6009F is a standard Boeing test registration that has been applied to many Boeing jetliners.

Boeing 787-8 N6009F, Mesa-Gateway, June 10, 2011 N6009F on approach to land on Runway 30 Center. It took off from Paine Field at 7:58 AM PDT and flew down the Pacific Coast to San Diego. A planned side trip to Tucson was skipped on its way to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway. Smoke from several wildfires has produced a thick haze and reduced visibility.

Boeing 787-8 N6009F, Mesa-Gateway, June 10, 2011 N6009F lifts off from Runway 30 Center.

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Boeing 787-8 N6009F, Mesa-Gateway, June 10, 2011

Boeing 787-8 N6009F, Mesa-Gateway, June 10, 2011

Boeing 787-8 N6009F, Mesa-Gateway, June 10, 2011

Boeing 787-8 N6009F, Mesa-Gateway, June 10, 2011 The 747-8F rapidly climbed to cruising altitude and headed north to Wichita, Kansas, Miot Air Force Base, North Dakota and Alberta, Canada. It returned to Paine Field at 4:00 PM PDT.

September 2, 2010

The third Boeing 747-8 prototype N50217 returned to Mesa Gateway Airport for hot weather testing on Saturday, August 28, 2010. It made on etest flight on Wednesday, September 1 and departed for Air Force Plant 42 at Palmdale, California on Thursday, September 2 when the air temperature was 107 degrees F. The 747-8 is the largest airplane made in the United States.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway Boeing 747-8F N50217 preparing for departure at 2:45 PM MST on September 2.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway Boeing 747-8F N50217 kicked up a cloud of dust as it started rolling down Runway 30 Center at 3:04 PM.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway Boeing 747-8F N50217 lifted off about 5,000 feet along the runway.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

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Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway At 250 feet long, the 747-8 is the longest airplane other than the Antonov An-225 Mriya.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway Boeing 747-8F N50217 circled to the right and headed for W291 in the Southern California Offshore Complex before returning to Palmdale.

June 21, 2010.

The third Boeing 747-8 prototype N50217 made its first visit to Mesa Gateway Airport for hot weather testing on Monday, June 21, 2010.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway N50217 made four touch and go landings and then parked on the back side of the airport. It was at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport for eight days and was scheduled to make two flights.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

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Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway 747-8 N50217 parked on the back side of the airport to test its systems in the Arizona heat.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway Northrop T-38A 68-8204 bsaed at Holloman Air Force Base took off shortly after the arrival of the 747-8.

Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

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Boeing 787-8 N7874, Mesa-Gateway

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Giant Jet Airplanes

  First Flight Wing Span Length Wing Area Gross Weight Engines
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

?

197ft, 03in

206ft

3,501

545,000

2 x 71,000 lb General Electric GEnx or Rolls-Royce Trent 1000
Boeing 747-8 Jumbo Jet

2010

224ft,07in

250ft,02in

5,825

975,000

4 x 66,500 GEnx-2B67
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

2009

197ft, 03in

186ft

3,501

502,500

2 x 64,000 lb General Electric GEnx or Rolls-Royce Trent 1000
Airbus A380

2005

261ft,10in

239ft,06in

9,100

1,235,000

4 x 84,000 lb RR Trent 900 or Engine Alliance GP-7200
Boeing 777-300ER

2003

212ft,07in

242ft,04in

4,700

775,000

2 x 115,300 lb GE90-115B
Airbus A340-600

2001

208ft,02in

247ft,01in

4,729

811,300

4 x 56,000 lb RR Trent 556
Boeing 777-200

1994

209ft,01in

199ft,11in

4,605

545,000

2 x 74,000 lb PW4074, GE90-75B, or RR Trent 875
Airbus A330-300

1992

197ft,10in

208ft,10in

3,892

507,000

2 x 51,590 lb GE CF6-80E, PW4000, or RR Trent 700
Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet

1988

211ft,05in

231ft,10in

5,650

833,000

4 x 45,000 PW4062 or GE CF6-80C2B1F
Antonov An-225 Mryia

1988

290ft,00in

275ft,07in

10,280

1,300,000

6 x 51,590 lb DT-18T
Antonov An-124 Ruslan

1984

240ft,00in

227ft,00in

6,760

890,000

4 x 51,590 lb DT-18T
Tupolev 160 Blackjack 1981 182ft, 09in 177ft, 06in 3,660 606,000 4 x 50,900 lb NK-321
Lockheed C-5A Galaxy

1968

222ft,08in

247ft,10in

6,200

769,000

4 x 50,000 lb GE TF-39
Boeing 747-100 Jumbo Jet

1968

195ft,08in

231ft,04in

5,500

850,000

4 x 50,000 lb P&W JT9D
Antonov An-22 Antheus

1965

211ft,04in

189ft,07in

3,713

550,000

4 x 15,000 shp Kuznetsov NK-12MV
North American XB-70A Valkyrie

1964

105ft,00in

189ft,00in

6,297

530,000

6 x 33,000,lb J-93
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

1952

185ft,00in

157ft,07in

4,000

450,000

8 x 8,000 lb J-57
Convair YB-60

1952

206ft,05in

175ft,02in

5,239

410,000

8 x 8,000 lb J-57




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367-80 Stratoliner Prototype, N70700, MASDC, November 12, 1973
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727-63 General Electric Unducted Fan Testbed, N32720, Mojave Airport, November 9, 1986
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#1 737-900 Prototype, N737X, Edwards Air Force Base, November 2, 2000
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747-273C Evergreen International Supertanker, N470EV, San Bernardino, May 31, 2006
720-051B Honeywell engine testbed N720H, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, December 27, 2007
757-225 Honeywell engine testbed N757HW, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, February 1, 2010
#6 787-8 Prototype N787ZA, Mesa Gateway Airport, Arizona, November 11, 2011
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Coulson Flying Tankers Martin JRM C-FLYL Hawaii Mars, Lake Elsinore, California, October 27, 2007
Lockheed C-5B Galaxy 87-0039, Travis Air Force Base, August 8, 1998
Boeing 747-123 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft N905NA/Atlantis, Edwards Air Force Base, July 7, 2007
Antonov Polet An-124-100 RA-82080,Mesa Gateway Airport, January 15, 2011
China Airlines Boeing 747-409 B-18210 Dreamliner, Los Angeles International Airport, March 2, 2006
Antonov An-225 Mriya UR82060, Zhukovsky, Russia, September 3, 1993
Evergreen International 747-273C Supertanker, N470EV, San Bernardino, California, May 31, 2006
Boeing Thai 777-3D7 HS-TKD, Los Angeles International Airport, August 20, 2013
Air Tahiti Nui Airbus A340-313E F-OLOV, Los Angeles International Airport, March 2, 2006
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Antonov An-225 RA-82060, Zhukovsky, Russia, September 5, 1993
Kitty Hawk Cargo Boeing 737-3Y0 N105KH, Phoenix, April 13, 2006
Fedex MD-11F N592FE, Los Angeles, November 29, 2007
Boeing 747-8F N50217, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, September 2, 2010
Fedex McDonnell-Douglas A300F4-605R N692FE, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
Southern Air Boeing 747-2L5B N815SA, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
DHL Boeing 767-281 N769AX, Phoenix, December, 23 2010
FedEx MD-10-10F McDonnell-Douglas N366FE, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
Capital Cargo International Boeing 727-225 N755DH, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
ATI McDonnell-Douglas DC-8-71F N820BX, Phoenix, December 23, 2010
Polet Flight An-124-100 RA-82080, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, January 15, 2011
Cavok Air Antonov An-12B UR-CKL, Phoenix, December 2, 2015

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