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A new king of the sky? Boeing 747-8i

Nick Fall
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Joined in August 2014
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Posted 8 August 2014 - 08:40 CET

A new century of civil aviation has come.

The 747-8 is a development of the Boeing 747 that takes advantage of improvements in technology and aerodynamics. The two 747-8 variants feature a fuselage stretch of 18.3 ft (5.6 m) over the 747-400, bringing the total length to 250 ft 2 in (76.25 m). The 747-8 is the world's longest passenger airliner, surpassing the Airbus A340-600 by approximately 3 ft (0.91 m). With a maximum take-off weight of 975,000 lb (442,000 kg), the 747-8 is the heaviest aircraft, commercial or military, manufactured in the U.S. Great solution for future discoveries

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Rene Henckens 

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Posted 8 August 2014 - 15:31 CET

The 747 was, is and always will be the Queen of the Skies.

And besides...how is this anything new? The -8 has been flying for quite a while now

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