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Video: Boeing 747/8 Freighter maiden flight
Everett, USA - A 1,600-hour flight test phase begins
Boeing's 747/8 Freighter successfully took to the sky for the first time yesterday, beginning a test program for the last born in the American manufacturer's cargo aircraft family, one of the most efficient in the world. The airplane underwent tests for basic handling qualities and engine performance. The airplane reached a cruising altitude of 5,181 meters and a speed of up to 230 knots (426 km/h)....
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency