Today we delivered thrust reversers to the Boeing factory in Washington state, where they are building their new 747-8 Intercontinental airplane.
The 747-8 is the biggest commercial airplane Boeing has ever built. It can seat 467 passengers in a 3-class configuration, 50 more than it's predecessor. Elizabeth Lund, vice president and general manager of the 747-8 program said, "It flies further. It flies faster. It's more economical and it carries more passengers than ever before. It really is a fabulous airplane."
Seeing the plane in its factory setting, before the paint has been applied, not knowing who's getting it, was kind of cool. According to their website, Boeing has gotten 33 orders for these planes already, at a price tag of $317.5 million each.