Boeing has delivered the 1,500th B747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The milestone aircraft is a B747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th one that Lufthansa will incorporate into its long-haul fleet. At a delivery ceremony today, a special logo commemorating the 1,500th airplane was revealed for the first time.
“Reaching this milestone delivery is a testament to the capabilities of the airplane and our commitment to continuous innovation,” said Eric Lindblad, B747 vice president and general manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The new B747-8 is delivering on its promise to our customers, and we continue to look at ways to make it even more efficient in the future.”
“Lufthansa is honored that the 1,500th B747 will fly with the Lufthansa livery,” said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. “Lufthansa is an important partner and a valued advisor in developing new commercial aircraft with exceptional economical and ecological performance such as the B747-8. The commemorative logo will be a reminder of our relationship with Boeing, now and into the future.”
Lufthansa is the launch customer of the B747-8 Intercontinental and took delivery of its first aircraft in April 2012. The airline has 19 B747-8 Intercontinentals on order.