A 747-8 is born
Everett, Wash.--As part of its Paris Air Show Preview earlier this month, Boeing offered tours of its 747-8 production line at its factory north of Seattle.
The newest member of the 747 family, the aircraft will be offered in both passenger (747-8 Intercontinental) and freighter (474-8F) versions. The former made its first flight last March and should start to delivery to launch customer Lufthansa in late 2011 or early 2012. Inside the facility, which is the world's largest building by volume, the company also completes final assembly for 787, 777, and 767 aircraft.
June 18, 2011 3:01 PM PDT
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