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.
Road Trip 2011: At the Paris Air Show, CNET got a look inside the next-generation of Boeing's flagship jumbo jet.
The aviation giant says the all-new, next-generation version of its iconic plane has passed a crucial test, and assuming it passes the last ones remaining in the next few days, the plane should take to the air for the first time on Sunday.
At 9:58 a.m. Pacific time on Sunday, the first 747-8 Intercontinental took off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash.
Approximately four-and-a-half hours after taking off on its first flight, the next-gen icon touches down at Seattle's Boeing Field.
The next generation of the aviation giant's iconic double-decker makes its first flight before thousands.
With good weather in the Seattle area, the next generation of the aviation giant's most iconic plane is slated for a 10 a.m. PT first flight today. CNET is on hand for full coverage.
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 aircraft retains its iconic shape, but gets a makeover for the 21st century. CNET's Daniel Terdiman brings you the view from Everett, Wash.
Boeing shows off an interior mock-up of its new 747-8 Intercontinental passenger plan in advance of its Sunday unveiling.