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Boeing delivers the first VIP 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing (Chicago) yesterday celebrated the delivery of the first 747-8 Intercontinental VIP airplane to an undisclosed customer, according to the manufacturer. The airplane, which was delivered with a minimal interior, will enter service in 2014 after its VIP interior is installed.

The VIP version of the 747-8 Intercontinental provides a cabin with 4,786 square feet (444.6 square meters). This 747-8 VIP will include Greenpoint Technologies’ Aeroloft, located above the main cabin between the upper deck and tail of the 747-8 VIP, giving the airplane 393 square feet (36.5 square meters) of additional cabin space.  The Aeroloft will be installed by Boeing Global Transport & Executive Systems (GTES) in Wichita, Kan.

With Aeroloft, the VIP-configured 747-8 offers a total of 5,179 square feet (481.1 square meters) of cabin space, can carry 100 passengers and has a range of about 8,840 nautical miles (16,372 km). It provides double-digit improvements in fuel burn and emissions over the 747-400, and is 30 percent more quiet. With a normal cruise speed of Mach 0.86, it is the fastest large commercial jet.

The 747-8 VIP jet is the only large airplane in its class that fits today’s airport infrastructure, giving its owners the flexibility to fly to more destinations. Building on the current 747’s capability to fly into most airports worldwide, the 747-8 VIP uses the same pilot type ratings, services and most ground support equipment.

To date, undisclosed customers have ordered nine 747-8 VIP airplanes.

Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. The pictured 747-8K8 registered A7-HHE (msn 37544) is believed to be for Qatar Amiri Flight.

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Boeing delivers the second C-17A to Qatar

 

C-17A A7-MAB taxies at Long Beach.  Copyright Photo: Michael Carter.

C-17A A7-MAB taxies at Long Beach. Copyright Photo: Michael Carter.

Boeing (Chicago and Seattle) yesterday (September 10) delivered the second C-17A Globemaster III to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. The transport is painted in full Qatar Airways colors.

Qatar Airways to expand flights to Europe

 

No, Qatar Airways will no be using the new Boeing C-17A Globemaster III to fly passengers to Europe.  However the first two new C-17As have been painted at Long Beach pending delivery.  One is painted in full Qatar Airways' colors.  Copyright Photo: Michael Carter.

No, Qatar Airways will no be using the new Boeing C-17A Globemaster III to fly passengers to Europe. However the first two new C-17As have been painted at Long Beach pending delivery. One is painted in full Qatar Airways' colors in support of the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Copyright Photo: Michael Carter.

Qatar Airways (Doha) following the announcement to increase the number of flights to Paris, the company has also announced it will also increase the weekly frequencies to Athens, Madrid and Stockholm.  What recession?

 

News link:

www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/200907271898/Aviation/qatar-airways-expands-to-european-capitals.html