Boeing has delivered the 50th 747-8. Almost a year after the first revenue flight of the 747-8 Intercontinental, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, the launch customer, took delivery of the milestone aircraft – the airline’s seventh 747-8 and its 82nd 747.
“After one year of operation and now seven aircraft in the fleet, the aircraft has proven and delivered excellent economical and ecological performance. We are very happy with the reliable operation of the 747-8,” said Lufthansa’s Nico Buchholz, executive vice president fleet management.
Eric Lindblad, vice president and general manager, 747 program added: “This delivery is not only an important milestone for the 747-8 program, but it sets the stage for our future. We will be building and delivering the 747-8 for decades to come.”
Boeing delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental to Lufthansa in April 2012. The aircraft entered service on June 1 2012 with a flight from Frankfurt to Washington DC. Cargolux Airlines took delivery of the first 747-8 Freighter in October 2011. To date, 35 Freighters and 15 Intercontinentals, including eight of the Boeing Business Jet version, have been delivered.