A First for Stansted

BA World Cargo took delivery of the first of three Boeing 747-8 freighters late last year but July 23, 2012, was the first time that all three have been seen together at Stansted. (Mel Nice)

British Airways World Cargo took delivery of the first of three Boeing 747-8 freighters late last year.  The aircraft are regular visitors to Stansted but July 23, 2012, was the first time that all three have been seen there together.
The jets are the biggest aircraft on the UK register and serve destinations across the world including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Chicago, Delhi, Nairobi, Madrid and Johannesburg.
Stansted is already London’s second busiest cargo airport and third overall in the UK and these aircraft increase its operational capabilities and provide a boost to businesses in the region that are looking to expand and exploit new markets.
The airport has invested millions in upgrading its infrastructure to accommodate the new generation of jets, and in 2010 it was grated Code F status, enabling it handle the world’s largest aircraft.
The Boeing 747-8s also bring significant environmental benefits as they are 30% quieter and produce 16% less emissions than the aircraft they replace.
Photo and information from Melvyn Nice at Stansted