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Boeing unveils new 747-8 passenger plane
Boeing has unveiled a new 747 passenger jet to rival the Airbus A380.
The new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, which measures 250 feet in length, will be the world’s longest passenger jet.
The 747-8 has a capacity of 467 passengers, 51 more than the current 747. It was introduced to an audience of 10,000 in a factory in Everett, Washington, yesterday.
The 747-8 also has 16 percent less carbon emissions per passenger, and a noise footprint that is reduced by 30 percent from its predecessor the 747-400, according to Boeing.
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