Lufthansa took delivery of their latest 747-8i, D-ABYK, earlier this afternoon and is now enroute to Germany to join the fleet.

I was in Everett last weekend and saw her parked on the ramp going through final delivery preparation. Of course with the luck that I had, I was a few days too early.

 

D-ABYK going through final preparations ahead of delivery.  Unfortunately she was parked far away from the observation area making it tough even for a 500mm lens!

D-ABYK going through final preparations ahead of delivery. Unfortunately she was parked far away from the observation area making it tough even for a 500mm lens!

 

Fortunately, Sandy and Christina from Future Of Flight, Boeing’s public aviation center located at Paine Field, were gracious enough to offer to take photos as D-ABYK left Everett after being delivered to Lufthansa.

Here are the pictures that they emailed me earlier today showing D-ABYK departing Paine Field:

 

D-ABYK departing Paine Field on August 13

D-ABYK departing Paine Field on August 13

 

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If all goes well, D-ABYK will enter service on September 2 when it begins flying between Frankfurt and Mexico City.