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.