Photo Gallery: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Unveiled in Washington
Boeing emphasized the past of the 747 program as a hope for a bright future, even using the slogan “Incredible, again,” and speaking of generations of “Incredibles” in promotional videos. Boeing also emphasized the importance of its customers, starting with the full-livery models (Lufthansa and Korean Air) that stood in front of the curtain at the start of the event all the way to the presentation given by Lufthansa’s Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President of Fleet Management.
The spectacularly coordinated event was finished with an opportunity for all attendees to walk around the aircraft and point out its distinctive features. Though the craft is not finished, the company suggests that this particular plane will be ready to fly during Spring of 2011.
Check out the photos of the Boeing 747-8I below.
NYCAviation correspondents Jeremy Dywer-Lindgren and Tad Carlson contributed to this report.