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First 747-8 Freighter loads up at Sea-Tac | Flickr: Intercambio de fotos

October 13, 2011
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After Cargolux took delivery of the first 747-8 Freighter on Wednesday, it immediately flew the airplane to Sea-Tac Airport and put it into revenue service with a cargo load.

The 747-8 Freighter offers double-digit improvements in fuel burn, operating cost and lower emissions over the airplane it replaces. It also provides 16 percent more revenue-generating cargo volume, which allows it to hold seven additional pallets. The new model carries a maximum structural payload capacity of 147.6 tons (133.9 metric tonnes) while providing the same nose-door loading capability, industry-standard 10-foot (3-m) -high pallets and real-world cargo density capability at 9.9 pounds per cubic foot (159 kg/m3) as the industry standard 747-400 Freighter and maintaining interlining capability with the Boeing 777 Freighter.

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