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#1 Richard C.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:03 PM


Long live the Queen of the Skies

It's official! We have launched the 747 Advanced as the 747-8!

With orders for up to 34 747-8s announced today by two of the world's leading cargo carriers, Cargolux of Luxembourg and NCA Nippon Cargo Airlines of Japan, the Queen of the Skies continues its remarkable run as the world's most recognized and popular airplane icon. And it solidifies our product strategy for offering the safest, most capable and efficient airplanes between 100 and 450 seats the 737, 787, 777 and now, the 747-8.

This is wonderful news for the 747 program, our customers, the world's airline passengers, and everyone here at Boeing. The 747-8 family, which includes the 747-8 Intercontinental passenger airplane and the 747-8 Freighter, is quieter, more efficient, more environmentally friendly, offers lower trip costs and lower seat mile costs. It is the natural successor to the 747-400, which has built an unmatched record of success with customers around the world.

The key to the advances in the 747-8 are the technologies of the 787. From engines to aerodynamics and more, we are using 787 technologies to bring to life these two new members of the proud and valuable 747 family. That's why we chose the designation 747-8 to show the technology and innovation connection to our 787 Dreamliner.

We are thrilled to have Cargolux and NCA choose the 747-8 and become our launch customers. These two great carriers have been a tremendous part of the success of the 747 program. We look forward to continuing our partnerships with them on the next great 747 airplane. Today's launch order, which includes 18 firm orders plus options for 16 more airplanes, is worth approximately $5 billion at list prices

We are able to move forward today with a new 747 thanks to the talent, dedication and creativity of the men and women of Boeing. It is because of you that we will continue to offer the world's best large passenger airplane and the most capable freighter airplane ever built. Through some very difficult times, we stayed focused on our strategy, performed to our plan, and kept investing in the future. The 747-8 is the shape of the future for large airplanes, and today is a day to celebrate!

Congratulations and thank you!

And long live the queen of the skies!

Personally i think it loooks horrible, But there you go.

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Edited by metrostars, 20 January 2006 - 03:05 PM.

#2 Slippi


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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:07 PM

What rock have you been living under?

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 03:11 PM

This announcement was out 2 months ago :D

#4 Derek


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Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:09 PM

Obviously you missed the announcements months ago. I think the 748 looks pretty awesome.  :D

#5 Evan321


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Posted 20 January 2006 - 05:39 PM

People over here are freaks, we post about this 2 minutes after Boeing announces it. That is why this is so old.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:17 PM

Evan321, on Jan 20 2006, 05:39 PM, said:

People over here are freaks, we post about this 2 minutes after Boeing announces it. That is why this is so old.
  :D yep that's true!

#7 Ice Man

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 11:37 PM

It's great to see that the 747 will get a new lease on life. And this one costs less to operate than the A380, but there's less space to fill. Can't wait to see this one in the skies. Long live the 747!

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 02:50 AM

Robin.B, on Jan 20 2006, 10:11 PM, said:

This announcement was out 2 months ago :D

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:14 AM

I have heard about this a long time ago but i think the 748 is a stunning looking aircraft!!!  :D  :D

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:43 AM

We all love the state-of-art hump, "My Hump, My Hump, give me back
my hump and I don't want the 77W*s!" Long Life the 747s and I hope
you'll never be replaced by any 777 or Y3s.


Edited by cmbtrans, 21 January 2006 - 10:44 AM.