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