Boeing 747-400 LCF Dreamlifter at Liège Bierset Airport  

 

On Tuesday January 4th, 2011, Liège Bierset Airport was visited by the world's longest cargo aircraft, the Boeing 747-400 LCF Dreamlifter N780BA. 
This much modified Boeing 747 Jumbo aircraft is used exclusively for transporting aircraft parts to Boeing from suppliers all around the world. The Large Cargo Freighter has a bulging fuselage similar in concept to the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga outsize cargo aircraft, which is also used for transporting wings and fuselage sections. The LCF can hold three times the volume of a 747-400F freighter.

The first 747 Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) was completed on August 17, 2006 and made its first flight on September 9, 2006 from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The second airplane, N780BA (the one on visit to Bierset) made its inaugural test flight on February 16, 2007. All four Boeing 747 Dreamlifter are currently active in support of the final assembly of the first 787 Dreamliners

 

A photo feature:

Boeing 747-400 LCF, Dreamlifter N780BA.

Boeing 747-400 LCF, Dreamlifter N780BA.

 
Boeing 747-400 LCF, Dreamlifter N780BA.


Boeing 747-400 LCF, Dreamlifter N780BA.


Boeing 747-400 LCF, Dreamlifter N780BA.


Boeing 747-400 LCF, Dreamlifter N780BA.


Boeing 747-400 LCF, Dreamlifter N780BA.


 

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© Nico Limbioul  (January 2011)

 

Last updated 07/01/11 08:52   Daniel Brackx

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