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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 25 April 2012
Maiden Flight: 20 March 2011
Total Production: 68
Unitary Cost: USD$330 million
Also Known As: 747-8 VIP and Boeing 747-800
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing* and Telair International   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Boeing 747
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1970
Total Production: 1,707
Total Cost: USD$240 billion
Family Members: Boeing 747-300, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 747-400ER, Boeing 747-400ERF, Boeing 747-400F and Boeing 747-8F
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Description: The Boeing 747 is a huge, short and long range, high capacity airliner intended primarily for intercontinental flights. This aircraft is capable of flying at Mach 0.85 carrying around 500 passengers. The first model, 747-100 ordered by Pan Am, entered service in 1970 with a take-off weight of 340-ton. Along with the -100 model, the 747-100B, -100SR for short range/high-capacity flights and -100SF freighter were introduced in 1970.

The Boeing 747-8 family of aircraft program was officially launched by Boeing on 14 November 2005. The aircraft family includes to versions the 747-8 Intercontinental passenger airplane and the 747-8 Freighter airplane also known as the 747-8F. The new aircraft will feature technologies taken from Boeing 787 Dreamliner program which is due in 2008. Among those technologies to be inserted into the 747-8 program highlights low emissions, fuel-efficient GEnx engine provided by General Electric. Besides the 747-8 will offer lower trip costs, lower noise emissions, an upgraded flight deck and an improved wing.

The 747-8 Intercontinental passenger airplane will be stretched 3.6 m (11.7 ft) compared to the 747-400 to accommodate 34 additional seats in a typical three-class configuration. The Intercontinental will have a range of 14,815 km (8,000 nm) and will feature the new Boeing Signature Interior. It will offer 21 percent more lower-hold revenue cargo volume than the 747-400 and cost about 8 percent less per seat mile to operate. According to Boeing, compared to the A380, it will offer 22 percent lower trip costs.

The 747-8 family of aircraft development is due to a Boeing forecast which states that world aviation will need about 900 A380/B747 high capacity airplanes before 2025. Lufthansa placed the launch order for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental on 6 December 2006. The firm order contract valued at $5.5 billion for 20 747-8s plus purchase rights for another 20. First aircraft delivery was scheduled for 2010. As of May 2007, Boeing had sold four 747-8 VIP jets.

Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Specifications

Number of Engines: 4
Max Range: 14,815 kilometer (7,999 nautical mile)
Thrust: 266,000 pound
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental News

There are 33 news between
6 Dec 2006 and 24 Sep 2019
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019FMS: Qatar Seeks LAIRCM Countermeasures
Wednesday, March 18, 2015Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Receives FAA Approval for 330-Minute ETOPS
Wednesday, January 28, 2015Boeing 747-8 Selected as Next US Presidential Aircraft
Monday, September 29, 2014Boeing and Air China Celebrate Airline's First 747-8 Intercontinental
Saturday, June 28, 2014Boeing Delivers 1,500th 747
Thursday, October 24, 2013Korean Air Finalizes Order for Five Boeing 747-8s, Six 777-300ERs and One Dreamliner
Tuesday, June 18, 2013Korean Air Announces Commitment for Five Boeing 747-8s and Six 777-300ERs
Korean Air Commits to Purchase GEnx-2B and GE90-115B Powered 747-8s and 777s
Wednesday, May 15, 2013FMS: Qatar Requests LAIRCM Laser-Based Countermeasure Systems
FMS: Oman Requests Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Systems

Operators & Related Equipment

Aircraft ordered by Air China (7)
Aircraft ordered by Lufthansa (20);
Aircraft ordered by Arik Air (2)
Aircraft ordered by Transaero (4)
South Korea10
Aircraft ordered by Korean Air (10)

Grand Total 435
Propulsion Systems
GEnx 2Bx4
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