April 25, 2012
Boeing delivers first Lufthansa 747-8 Intercontinental
Boeing has delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental passenger airliner to Deutsche Lufthansa AG, beginning a new era of increased efficiency, stronger environmental performance and greater enjoyment for Lufthansa and its passengers. The 747-8 is powered by GE Aviation’s GEnx-2B engines.
“After working together for many years, we are very pleased to have the newest generation of four-engine aircraft join our fleet,” said Christoph Franz, chairman of the Executive Board and chief executive officer of Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Lufthansa employees will conduct airline-specific preparations to get the airplane ready for a May 1st flight to its permanent home base in Frankfurt.