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.”
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.