Paris Air Show 2011: Boeing 747-8 Jet, World’s Longest Passenger Plane Debuts (Video)

By on Jun 20, 2011 in Business, Europe, Lifestyle, Technology, Travel, World Comments
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental
Image Credit: Jason Paur

Boeing‘s 747-8 Intercontinental plane, the world’s longest passenger plane, became one of the attractions during its debut at the 2011 Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, according to reports by several international news sites.

The new Boeing jet model, reportedly the world’s fastest passenger aircraft, can carry 467 passengers, which is 51 more than the older 747 jumbo jets.

The original Boeing 747 aircraft made its debut flight 42 years ago. It was the world’s largest airplane until 2005, when Airbus unveiled its A380.

According to reports, the 747-8 Intercontinental is listed at $317.5 million.

The 2011 Paris Air Show opened on Monday, June 20, 2011 in Le Bourget airport. The largest aircraft event is considered as the venue for aerospace and defense companies to display their best aircraft. Leading aircraft manufacturers that include long time rivals Boeing and Airbus SAS are expected to showcase their top of the line airplanes during the week-long event.

Below is a YouTube video of the 747-8 Intercontinental, World’s Longest Passenger Jet, uploaded by NTDTV.

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