Boeing unveils the new 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing has just premiered on Sunday the new generation of their 747 jumbo jet, the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, at its headquarters from Everett, Washington. The 747 was the only airplane to serve the 400-500 seat market and this new generation is even more spacious, offering seating for 467 passengers, 51 more than the current version of the plane.

The new 747 will offer the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger airplane and enhanced environmental performance as well. It boasts 16 percent better fuel economy, 16 percent less carbon emissions per passenger and 30 percent smaller noise footprint than the previous 747.

Design-wise, the 747-8 Intercontinental takes styling cues from the 787 Dreamliner for its interiors, which include a new curved architecture that offers passengers a greater feeling of space and comfort. At the exterior, the new 747 jumbo jet has a new Sunrise livery of red and orange instead of the company’s traditional blue and white paint scheme.