Boeing delivers 75th 747 to Lufthansa

Aviation Updates Philippines - Boeing Company, which manufactures one of the best-selling planes, delivered their 75th 747 to Lufthansa last April 30, 2014. It is the airline's 13th Boeing 747-8I in service.

The Boeing 747 made its commercial debut in 1970, on Pan Am’s New York-London route. The first wide-body aircraft ever produced, it soon earned the nickname “Queen of the Skies”. The latest incarnation, the 747-8 Intercontinental first entered service in 2012.

Lufthansa is the launch customer of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental jetliner and took delivery of the plane last April 2012. Lufthansa is also one of the customers of the Boeing 747-100, delivered in 1970 and Boeing 747-200F.

Currently, they are flying their 747s to 22 destinations in 10 countries.

"Lufthansa is proud to share this milestone with Boeing," said Nico Buchholz, executive vice president, Lufthansa Group Fleet Management. "The 747 is an amazing airplane and will continue to delight our passengers for many years to come, and provide them with the ultimate in comfort and efficiency." quoted by Boeing Media Room

The Boeing 747-8I is a wide-body jetliner developed by Boeing Commercial Airplanes; it was officially announced in 2005 and had its first flight on June 1, 2012 with Lufthansa.