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Photo of Note: 747-8I heads to the paint hangar

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The first Boeing 747-8I left the Everett fuel dock and was towed inside the paint hangar Tuesday morning to receive its Boeing livery in preparation for its official debut on February 13. The aircraft, designated RC001, did not run its Pratt & Whitney Canada PW901C auxiliary power unit during its two days outside at Paine Field, says Boeing. What remains unclear is whether or not the company's largest jetliner will wear flight test lite colors like that of the 747-8 Freighter or full Boeing Dreamliner livery like the first 777-200LR, 777F and 787 all wore in recent years for their respective certification campaigns.

Photo Credit Moonm (3) Boeing (1 & 2)

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