The Boeing 747-8 is known as ‘the queen of the skies’, and it is not hard to realise why. The 747-8I 2018 is the latest engineering marvel created by Boeing, and it can be customised to the buyer’s request. The pre-customisation price starts at $403 million. With an interior area of 4,800 square feet, the super plane can be fitted with an office, boardroom, large bedroom, and a stately dining room. The materials used in the construction of the aircraft are of the highest quality, with no expense spared, to craft a stunning marvel of a jet.
The Boeing 747 was first announced in 2005, since then 125 have been built and sold. Boeing Commercial Airplanes developed the wide-bodied jet airliner. The 747-8, is the third generation version, with considerable upgrades and improvements. It is the most extensive version ever, with a lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings, brand new engines, and substantially improved efficiency. It is, in fact, the longest aeroplane in the world. The non-customised version of the 747-8 can carry over 500 passengers, and it has a range of 8,000 nautical miles. The engine technology and design modifications to the newer model create a more aerodynamic design which allows for a more extended range. Furthermore, the 747-8I is 30% quieter, 16% more fuel-efficient, and is the fastest commercial and private jet airliner in the world. The newly designed interior has a redesigned stairwell, with a lengthened upper floor area, and a more spacious main entrance. The windows are 8% larger than the previous 747s, and the plane is equipped with state of the art LED lighting system which can be regulated as desired to create mood lighting.
There can be little doubt that the Boeing 747-8I is the most technologically advanced aeroplane, truly deserving of her nickname ‘Queen of the Skies’!