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Boeing paints 747-8 for Super Bowl

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 31, 2014
Boeing's test 747-8F receives a special Seattle Seahawks paint scheme. (Boeing)
Boeing’s test 747-8F receives a special Seattle Seahawks paint scheme. (Boeing)

Boeing has painted a 747-8F in the colours of the Seattle Seahawks NFL team which is playing in Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos on February 2.

The aircraft is owned by Boeing and is currently being used as part of the flight test program, and has been specially painted in a white fuselage and dark blue tail, and large Seahawks logos and motifs.

“The Seahawks have been an inspiration to our entire community throughout this incredible season,” Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner said in a statement. “We’re honoured that we could join together two Northwest icons, the Seahawks and the 747, for this special salute from the entire Boeing team.”

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The BOE12 test flight which is following a route outlining the number 12 in honour of the Seattle fans. (screen grab from Flightradar24)
The BOE12 test flight which is following a route outlining the number 12 in honour of the Seattle fans. (screen grab from Flightradar24)

The aircraft made it’s first flight on January 31 as ‘BOE12′, and flew a route outlining the number ’12’ as a salute to the team’s fans. The Seattle fans have a reputation for being the loudest in the NFL, so much so that the team dubbed them ‘The 12th Man’ because it felt like they had an extra player on the field.

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Boeing paints 747-8 for Super Bowl Comment

  • Max

    says:

    They should have swapped the image and the lettering of “Seahawks”. The image should have gone on the nose!

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