Photo - First Set of 747-8 Wings

Boeing has completed major assembly of the first set of wings for the 747-8 Freighter. The new 135 ft 3 in (41.2 m) wings incorporate the latest aerodynamic technologies to fly farther and more efficiently. The advanced airfoil provides improved overall performance and greater fuel capacity. In comparison, the old Boeing 747-400 measures a wingspan of 211 ft 5 in (64.9 m).

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First Set of Boeing 747-8 Wings

The first 747-8 freighter is due to be delivered in late 2010, with the passenger model currently scheduled for 2011.

Photo: Boeing

1 Response to “Photo - First Set of 747-8 Wings”


  1. 1 Ian May 7th, 2009 at 5:30 am

    I work for Spirit AeroSystems and it is nice to see that what I do, cut the composite kits for this wing and the 787 Dreamliner go from rolls of material to a finished product. This is why I love working in this industry.

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