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Boeing Double delivery pictures 747-8 Freighter and a 777 Freighter

February 7, 2012

Double delivery

Boeing – Monday, February 06, 2012.

Some of my colleagues described it as Cirque du Soleil meets Boeing. In what was a stunning ceremony, Korean Air took delivery today of a 747-8 Freighter and a 777 Freighter. Korean becomes the first airline in the world to operate both types of our freighters. In fact, they’re the first customer to order both the 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental.

image/photoNose to nose. The 747-8 Freighter (left) and 777 Freighter.

The ceremony at the Future of Flight in Everett began with members of an acrobatic troupe ([click here for video](http://videowm.boeing.com/autopost/misc/KoreanAirTrampoline.asx))dressed in Korean Air uniforms. After a few minutes of doing some flips on a trampoline, they pulled a giant rope that opened a curtain–revealing the two airplanes parked nose to nose.

image/photoHigh flying acrobats perform during the Korean Air delivery ceremony.

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The unusually warm weather and sunny skies also provided a beautiful backdrop–with Korean’s livery blending in with the blue skies.

image/photoCutting the ribbon on history.

Korean plans to operate the 747-8 Freighter on its transpacific route including Japan, Los Angeles and San Francisco. They’ll use the 777 to open new markets in Europe. Congratulations on an amazing double delivery.

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About Boeing

Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.

As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services.

 

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