SEARCH

Entries in Jetliner (1)

Monday
Feb142011

Boeing Unveils New Jumbo Jet 747-8 Intercontinental

Photo Courtesy - Boeing(EVERETT, Wash.) -- Boeing unveiled its latest jumbo jet Sunday, which touts low operating costs and a reduced carbon footprint.

The 747-8 Intercontinental will be able to seat between 400 and 500 passengers and will have the "lowest seat-mile cost of any large commercial jetliner," boasting costs 12 percent lower than its predecessor, the 747-400.  The new jet will also be 16 percent more fuel efficient and emit 16 percent less carbon per passenger than the 747-400.

The 747-8 Intercontinental was unveiled in a new, red-orange paint scheme, which departs from Boeing's standard color choice of blue.  The new color scheme will only appear on the first jetliner.

A total of 33 jets have been ordered, with the first scheduled to be delivered by the company's fourth quarter.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio







ABC News Radio