Boeing's 747-8 Intercontinental unveiled

With thousands of employees, customers, and press on hand, Boeing reveals its next-gen 747. And it's chosen a whole new corporate color scheme.

The new 747-8 Intercontinental, which Boeing unveiled at a ceremony at its giant Everett, Washington assembly plant today. Daniel Terdiman/CNET

EVERETT, Wash.--The 747-8 Intercontinental is here.

Sporting an all-new corporate color scheme--red and orange, instead of blue, Boeing pulled back the wraps on the next-generation of its iconic 747 line. Touting the plane as being able to carry more passengers longer and faster, and at better fuel and cost efficiency than other commercial planes, Boeing is hoping to make a big splash in the industry with the new plane.

CNET was on hand for all the festivities. Please stay tuned for a full story and photo gallery on the big event. But for now, enjoy this photo of the beautiful new airplane.

 

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