Cargolux 747-8

It’s always great to see a customer livery for the first time on a new airplane.

We got that look last night when a 747-8 Freighter left the Boeing paint hangar in the new-design livery of Cargolux.


Luxembourg-based Cargolux is the launch customer and will receive the first delivery of the 747-8 Freighter in the 4th quarter.

The livery offers a glimpse into a new era for Cargolux. As the company puts it, the color scheme, with the widening strip of red towards the tail, is a symbol of “strength and growth, power and expansion.”

The new look will be incorporated into the entire Cargolux 747-8 fleet.

The day the 747-8 program launched, I happened to be in Luxembourg. It’s a special connection for me personally, and the coming months are going to be a very exciting time for Cargolux and the entire program.

Comments (9)

Kevin (Los Angeles, CA):

That's a very gorgeous freighter.
Maybe 'lux' stands for luxury. :)

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

Nice livery for Cargolux, the red tail looks great and brings attention to the new aircraft.

Angel (Murcia, Spain):

Cargolux's new livery is really cool in this 747.

Thanks for the pics,

Thiagarajan K Rengasamy (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia):

Its just beautiful

Chris C (South Africa):

“The 747-400F has been a cornerstone to our success, and I have high expectations that the 747-8F will build on that success and expand our capabilities worldwide,” said Ulrich Ogiermann, Cargolux’s CEO at the launch of the phenomenal 747-8F. Without a shadow of doubt, the 747-8F is the most technologically advanced, highly-efficient and ultra-capable large freighter airplane, period. And, the sexiest looking’ commercial airplane as well!!

Like Ogiermann, I have very high expectations of the new 747-8F, and -8I, and I’m sure that they’ll not only meet expectations, but exceed them beautifully. Simply put, and stated many times, the 747-8F is the pinnacle of airborne freight excellence, period. All the best of success for your on-going sales campaigns to sell many more -8Is and -8Fs!

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

Beautiful. Good lux with the remainder of the flight test campaign -- and also production of the first 747-8 Intercontinental. ;)

Kevin (Los Angeles, CA):

Is it out of the question to build an 8F with 8I's upper deck and carry a few passengers? Some people might prefer a cargo terminal over a pax terminal these days. I know I would.

Orion Martinez (Yakima WA):

Has any body seen this plane in Yakima WA? I have about 300 pictures of the plane flying here, but i havent seen or heard anything else about it.

Charles (Flaxweiler, Luxembourg, Europe):

I ,as an aircraft mechanic from Luxair, am looking forward of seeing this beautifull aircraft landing at ELLX for the first time. Unfortunately teh delivery date was postponed...

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