We are delighted to announce that a Boeing 747-8F, operated by Stansted Airport-based Global Supply Systems Limited and leased to British Airways World Cargo will be appearing at The Duxford Air Show on Saturday 7 September. This will be the debut air show appearance by a Boeing 747-8F in the UK.

The largest freighter aircraft on the British register, the Boeing 747-8F will make two flypasts at The Duxford Air Show. It will be a magnificent sight as it fills the skies over IWM Duxford.

David Curgenven, Head of Quality and Safety at Global Supply Systems Limited said: “We are delighted to be flying over The Duxford Air Show on Saturday 7 September and hope that visitors will be thrilled by the spectacle of the Boeing 747-8F as it overflies IWM Duxford’s historic airfield.”

Richard Ashton, Director, IWM Duxford, said: “The unique sight of the Boeing 747-8F will be an absolute highlight of the flying programme on Saturday 7 September. We are grateful to British Airways World Cargo and Global Supply Systems Limited for making this unique experience possible. I hope that visitors to The Duxford Air Show will be as excited by this rare air show moment as I am!”

The Boeing 747 carries around half of the world’s air freight. In November 2011, Global Supply Systems Limited became the first operator in the UK of the 747-8F, receiving the second and third aircraft in December 2011. All three aircraft went into service immediately after arrival at Stansted Airport.

Compared to passenger models of the aircraft, the upper deck is shorter, while the fuselage is stretched by 5.575 metres. It has a maximum take-off weight of 442,000 kg, with a maximum payload of 140,000 kgs. The aircraft can fly non-stop for 4,390 miles.

David Curgenven says: “We carry everything from Formula One cars to live animals to outsize cargo such as wind turbine blades.”

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the majestic Boeing 747-8F dominate the skies over IWM Duxford on Saturday 7 September at The Duxford Air Show.

Purchase your tickets for The Duxford Air Show by Bank Holiday Monday 26 August at our advance booking rate and enjoy 10% off our ‘on the day’ ticket prices. Also, one free child ticket is available with every adult or senior ticket purchased in advance.

For further information on The Duxford Air Show, including ticket prices, go to iwm.org.uk