The aviation giant says that its biggest planes will support cellular calling as soon as 2013. Of course, whether you can actually make calls will be up to government officials.
The aviation giant handed over the first next-gen passenger 747 today to an "undisclosed" VIP buyer. Boeing expects to deliver the first commercial 747-8 Intercontinental soon.
The decision by U.S. and European officials to certify Boeing's 747-8 Freighter means the aircraft now can begin commercial cargo flights.
Road Trip 2011: At the Paris Air Show, CNET got a look inside the next-generation of Boeing's flagship jumbo jet.
Road Trip 2011: CNET got a chance to see the interior of the not-quite-yet ready for prime time jumbo jet, the next generation of Boeing's flagship jumbo jet.
At Boeing's 747 factory in Everett, Wash., CNET takes a tour of a 747-8 still under construction.
In advance of the Paris Air Show, the aviation giant is touting its new freighter's ability to fly using a fuel mixture with 15 percent renewable plant matter.
After a first flight lasting more than two hours, the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental touches down at Boeing Field in Seattle.
At 9:58 a.m. Pacific time on Sunday, the first 747-8 Intercontinental took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
Boeing's next-generation 747, the 747-8 Intercontinental, takes off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. on its first flight.