19 Jun '11, 2pm

Boeing's 747-8 in Paris for first appearance outside US

Boeing's 747-8 in Paris for first appearance outside US

PARIS - BOEING'S new 747-8 Intercontinental long version of its famed jumbo jet landed outside Paris on Sunday a day ahead of its debut outside the United States at the Paris International Air Show. The 747-8, the world's longest passenger plane at 76.4m, landed at a windy Le Bourget airport with its cargo counterpart due to arrive on Monday for the start of the biannual aerospace showcase. The two models will join Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner passenger plane at the show, but are due to leave on Tuesday before the event opens to the general public on Friday. The 747-8 is an updated, longer and more fuel-efficient version of Boeing's huge 747 double-decker aircraft that entered service in 1970. The first 747-8 Freighter is to be delivered to Luxembourg's Cargolux sometime in Sep. The first 747-8 passenger plane will be delivered to a private customer in the fourth quarter, w...

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