Under wraps, first 747-8 Intercontinental rolls out

Just about ready for its formal unveiling on Sunday, Boeing's next-generation 747 passenger plane emerged this morning. Stay tuned to CNET to see the plane without its covering.

The first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental emerges, under wraps, from Boeing's painting facility. It will be formally unveiled on Sunday. Boeing

EVERETT, Wash.--An international press corps is descending on this town today, about 45 minutes north of Seattle, for the beginning of a two-day Boeing extravaganza to mark the formal unveiling of its next-generation 747-8 Intercontinental passenger plane.

The unveiling doesn't happen until tomorrow--today will be a factory tour and a look at some interior mockups of the new plane--but this morning, Boeing let this picture out: The first 747-8 Intercontinental rolling out, under wraps of course, from the paint shop.

Stay tuned for full coverage of the festivities.

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