Boeing (Chicago) has announced it has received certification for the new 747-8 Intercontinental from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Certification clears the way for delivery of the new airplane early next year.
The FAA presented Boeing an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) and the amended Production Certificate for Boeing’s newest passenger airplane, the 747-8 Intercontinental Wednesday (December 14).
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is expected to issue its ATC for the airplane today (December 15). Boeing received its FAA and EASA certificates for the 747-8 Freighter in August.
The certificates validate that the design of the 747-8 Intercontinental is compliant with all aviation regulatory requirements and the production system can produce a safe and reliable airplane, conforming to the airplane’s design.
The 747 program is now in the final stages of preparing to deliver the first 747-8 Intercontinental early next year.
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