Boeing 747-8

By Deane Barker on February 15, 2011

Boeing unveils the new 747-8 passenger plane: This thing is a little freaky-looking.  They elongated the iconic 747 hump and it’s…well, ugly.

The new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, which measures 250 feet in length, will be the world’s longest passenger jet.

The 747-8 has a capacity of 467 passengers, 51 more than the current 747. It was introduced to an audience of 10,000 in a factory in Everett, Washington, yesterday.

The 747-8 also has 16 percent less carbon emissions per passenger, and a noise footprint that is reduced by 30 percent from its predecessor the 747-400, according to Boeing.

They have 33 orders and will deliver the first one at the end of the year, likely before they get the first 787 out the door.

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Comments

  1. I may be mistaken, but I think that most of the carbon emission reduction is due to the increased passenger capacity. That is, if they held the total carbon emissions the same, they would have had an 11% reduction in carbon emissions per passenger.

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