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Article from BTNews 8 FEBRUARY 2010

Readers might like to know that the eagerly awaited first flight of the all new Boeing 747-8 (freighter version), is planned to take place some time after 20:00 hrs GMT today (Monday 8 February) from Everett, Seattle.  It is the world's longest aircraft.

You can watch it live on http://www.747-8firstflight.com

It is a pity that Boeing could not wait a day longer since it was on 9 February 1969 that the first 747 flew.  The developed  -400 series remained in production from 1989 until the end of last year.

COMMENT reflects on British Airways, our 20 news stories includes an item on the aptly named "Plane Stupid", ON TOUR visits the Singapore Low Cost Airlines Conference, whilst MOTORING this month is enthusiastic regarding the Peugeot 5008 1.6 Hdi.

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