Boeing 747-8

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Boeing 747-8
A Nippon Cargo Airlines 747-8F in 2013.
Role Wide-body jet airliner
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing Commercial Airplanes
First flight 747-8F: February 8, 2010
747-8I: March 20, 2011
Introduction 747-8F: October 12, 2011, with Cargolux
747-8I: June 1, 2012, with Lufthansa
Status In service
Primary users UPS Airlines
Korean Air
Cathay Pacific Cargo
Produced 2008–2022
Number built 153 as of April 2022[1]
Developed from Boeing 747-400
Variants Boeing VC-25B
A Boeing 747-8 in flight
Korean Air 747-8I

The Boeing 747-8 is a jet airliner, and a variant of the Boeing 747. It was developed from the Boeing 747-400, with improvements such as more powerful engines, a longer fuselage to hold more passengers, and new wings developed for the Boeing 787. The 747-8 first flew in 2010 and entered service in 2011. It comes in two variants, the 747-8I passenger airliner and the 747-8F freighter.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Orders and Deliveries". Boeing. April 30, 2021. Archived from the original on December 23, 2017. Retrieved December 31, 2022.