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747 8 Intercontinental

June 19, 2011 by staff 

747 8 Intercontinental747 8 Intercontinental, The newest member of the Boeing (NYSE: BA) commercial aircraft family made his international debut air sample when the first 747-8 Intercontinental landed at Le Bourget Airport in Paris. Boeing’s top leaders, officials of the U.S. government, the organizers of the show and the media were present to receive the aircraft and its crew when they arrived at Le Bourget after flying about 10 hours from Seattle. The plane took off at 2:38 pm in Seattle and landed at 9:30 am Paris time.

The 747-8 Intercontinental flew to Mach 0.85 and traveled about 4,400 nautical miles (8.149 km).

Capt. Mark Feuerstein, chief pilot for the Boeing 747 program, was at the controls of the plane when it landed. Co-pilot Captain Steve Taylor, president of Boeing Business Jets, Captain René Gonz, joined him? Lez, BBJ chief pilot, Captain Kirk and Vining of Boeing Flight Test and Evaluation.

The 747-8 Intercontinental is the newest member of the 747 family icons, with the technology of the 21st century the world’s most popular aircraft, and will be cleaner and more efficient than any other aircraft in its class.

The plane, one of five Boeing aircraft will be on display in Paris will be at the show until Tuesday, June 21, when return to flight test activity.

Contact:
Jim Proulx
747 Communications
+1 206 850-2102
jim.proulx @ boeing.com

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