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Video: Why the Boeing 747-8 is a Bigger and Better Machine

A little over a year ago, on March 20, 2011, the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental had her first flight. This video from Boeing highlights how the 747 has revolutionized long-haul flight and how they hope that the Intercontinental continues that tradition.

3 comments to Video: Why the Boeing 747-8 is a Bigger and Better Machine

  • Peter

    You mean March 20, 2011. You listed the date of two days ago.

  • Cook

    Fun, but old material. “Friday’s Filler, I guess” Still the 747-8I is one slick airplane. The airlines that are able to keep their big birds in the air for more daily hours than on the ground will achieve great benefits from this airplane. The big cost savings apply only when the birds are flying, often a signifigant challenge for some airlines. Flying airplanes mature and produce revenue. Hangar Queens do not.

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