New, Longer Boeing B747 Completed and Ready to Fly
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Maybe your parents remember when the first Boeing B747 was first introduced to the worldwide airline industry -- it was back in the 1960s. New models of the B747 followed that first model -- and now the latest model, the B747-8 series has just been introduced.
This is the first time the passenger model (there are also freight models of the B747) has been stretched. The fuselage is now 250 feet 2 inches (76.3 meters) long, which is 18 feet 4 inches longer than the previous model, the B747-400.
The new B747-81 is also has a stretched double-deck passenger section (you can sit upstairs as well as on the main floor section of the aircraft). The upstairs section accommodates 51 additional seats, bringing the total passenger seating capacity on this aircrat to 467 in a typical three-class (first class, business and economy classes).
Boeing has taken orders for 109 B747-8 aircrafts already. It has been ordered by Lufthansa, Korean Air and also by eight VIP customers. The first delivery is expected in 2011 and will go to a private VIP customer.
Phoenix East Aviation Inc
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