Leaving, on a jet plane…

I stood on the pier at Barangaroo looking towards the Anzac Bridge when I took this picture of a departing Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8F.
 
 
If you zoom in to closely to the airplane (probably not possible on the lower resolution version of the image posted here) you notice that it is part of Cathay Pacific’s Cargo fleet. The design of the plane (shorter upper deck and sawtooth engine nacelles) identifies it as being a brand new plane. The first one of these were delivered to Cathay Pacific in December 2011. These freighters have higher payloads (154 tonnes) and have a longer range (8 130km, or 5 050 mi) than that of their older cousins, the 747-400s.
 
I got all these interesting facts from the Wikipedia Cathay Pacific and Boeing 747-8 pages.

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