Boeing Celebrates Premiere of New 747-8 Intercontinental

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Thousands gather for unveiling of only airplane to serve 400-500 seat market

New 747 delivers unrivaled efficiency, new benchmark in environmental performance, welcoming interior for passengers

EVERETT, Wash., Feb. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today unveiled its new 747-8 Intercontinental, the new high-capacity passenger airplane that offers airlines the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large passenger airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance. Approximately 10,000 guests, including customers, Boeing employees, government officials, partners and suppliers, gathered in the factory in Everett, Wash., to witness the premiere of the Intercontinental at an event themed “Incredible, Again.” Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Albaugh said the newest 747 incorporates technological advancements that make it an extremely productive airplane for customers.