Boeing is approved to launch new super Jumbo

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.
(Source: TheAge)

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.

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