While the world watches Boeing’s struggle to get the much-delayed 787 Dreamliner assembled and off the ground, great progress has been made on another very cool Boeing product, the 747-8 Freighter. This plane is 18 feet longer than the already-massive 747-400, with an overall length of 250 feet.
I ran into a few cool links over the last few days and I need to close some browser tabs, so here goes:
- Randy’s Journal has a 2 minute time-lapse movie of the crucial FBJ, or final body join.
The SeattlePI’s Aerospace News blog has had some short blog entries surrounding some amazing high resolution pictures (click on the small pictures, wait for download, ooh, ahh):
By the way, Boeing folks, I’d love a special tour if you happen to read this!