Travel Gossip: Boeing Delivers 50th 747-8 to Lufthansa

Aviation Lufthansa B747-8

Boeing delivers its 50th 747-8 Interncontinental jetliner to Lufthansa. Photo Credit: Lufthansa German Airlines.


Deutsche Lufthansa AG has taken delivery on the 50th passenger version of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. It is the airline’s seventh Boeing 747-8 and its 82nd Boeing 747.

Boeing delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental to Lufthansa in April 2012.

“Lufthansa is very proud to have the next Boeing 747-8 entering our fleet – almost exactly one year after the launch flight from Frankfurt to Washington, DC,” says Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President Fleet Management, Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

“After one year of operation and now seven aircraft in the fleet, the aircraft has proven and delivered the excellent economical and ecological performance. We are very happy with the reliable operation of the 747-8.”

The 747-8 has about six million parts manufactured by more than 550 suppliers in almost 30 countries, including the United States, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

In the U.S., more than 450 suppliers across almost 40 states contribute to the Boeing 747-8 programme.

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