Boeing is running through power-on sequencing of the 747-8 Freighter’s systems after moving the first aircraft, RC501, from final body join into the slant position on the Building 40-22 final assembly line overnight last Thursday and Friday. Power began flowing through the electrical systems at 5 a.m. last Friday. The process is a series of tasks that methodically energize and activate the aircraft’s systems beginning mostly with the electrical, before moving on to pneumatics and ...


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