Boeing delivers first 747-8 International VIP aircraft


Manufacturer delivers first Boeing 747-8 International VIP to an undisclosed customer

Boeing 747-8I VIPBoeing announced the
delivery of the first 747-8 Intercontinental VIP aircraft to an undisclosed
customer. The aircraft which was delivered with a minimal interior, will enter
service in 2014 after its VIP designed interior is installed.

“This is a great day for
Boeing,” said Jim Albaugh, president and chief executive of Boeing Commercial
Airplanes. “The 747 is the most iconic airplane in the world, and I know
customers are going to love what we’ve done to enhance its performance. The
Intercontinental is fast, efficient and quiet, offering real savings and a
great flying experience. And I believe it’s one of the most beautiful airplanes
in the sky.”

To date, undisclosed
customers have ordered nine 747-8 VIP aircraft.