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Boeing's New Global Collaboration Tool

The Boeing 747 is my all-time favorite aircraft, although the Boeing 777 is growing on me. Boeing has just announced its new global collaboration tool – the 747-8 Intercontinental.

Boeing rolled out a new jumbo jet today, hoping to relive the glamour surrounding the birth of the 747 over 40 years ago and use it to boost slow sales.

The 747-8 Intercontinental will seat 467 passengers, 51 more than the current version of the 747, and burn less fuel while offering passengers more comfort, the American planemaker says.

The unveiling comes almost 42 years to the day since the maiden flight of the 747, which went on to become the world’s most recognised jetliner and transformed the global travel industry.

It is the first appearance of a radically new version of the passenger jet since the first jumbo, with its humped two-storey cabin and 69-metre wingspan, took the world’s breath away on a sunny morning in September 1968.

Lufthansa will take possession of the first 747-8 for passenger flights next year.

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