PLEASE NOTE:  As of the publishing of this post, the video has yet to be processed properly by YouTube – so you may need to come back later to see the video.    The video may appear very grainy at the moment.    It has been a few hours – my patience has expired.

 

Lufthansa Cargo today took delivery of their 5th of 5 777F aircraft that had been ordered from Boeing.  D-ALFE or ‘Hallo Germany’ was handed over to Lufthansa Cargo and the capable hands of her crew at 3:00p on February 11, 2015 and took off shortly there after to join her sisters in Frankfurt.

It was a bit of a bittersweet moment to watch her fly away since she is the last of the 777Fs that Cargo had ordered.   Cargo now operates 5 777F aircraft along with the rest of their MD-11 Freighter fleet.

Next up for Lufthansa is the delivery of 3 more 747-8i aircraft over the next few weeks.   After these deliveries it will be quite some time until we see the Lufthansa livery around Paine Field.   The next opportunity will come when the 777X aircraft start to show up in Frankfurt in  a few years.

Here are few photos and video that captured the moment.   The video starts a bit out of focus because the other camera that was being used was not auto-focusing.  You may want to reduce the size of the video however it does get sharper once the aircraft enters the runway.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

D-ALFE only seconds after her official delivery to Lufthansa Cargo.

D-ALFE only seconds after her official delivery to Lufthansa Cargo.

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D-ALFE is towed to a point where she could start her engines.

D-ALFE is towed to a point where she could start her engines.

Holding short of Runway 16R

Holding short of Runway 16R

Taxi in to position

Taxi into position or as I’d like to call it: ‘The Money Shot’

Closer.....

Closer…..

Takeoff Roll

Takeoff Roll