Boeing’s new jumbo 747-8 cargo plane has cleared US and European Union approval for entry into service. Flight tests ran for 18 months as Boeing worked through design changes and add new engines.
747-8 lands at Le Bourget airport during the Paris Air Show.
The jet’s wingspan is 68 metres and its fuselage is 76 metres long.
Germany’s Lufthansa will be the first airline to receive the plane in early 2012.