Boeing has delivered the 1,500th 747 to come off the production line to Frankfurt, Germany-based Lufthansa. The milestone airplane is a 747-8 Intercontinental, the 14th one that Lufthansa will incorporate into its long-haul fleet.
"The new 747-8 is delivering on its promise to our customers, and we continue to look at ways to make it even more efficient in the future," said Eric Lindblad, 747 vice president and general manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
The 747 is the first widebody airplane in history to reach the 1,500 milestone. Its iconic shape makes it instantly recognizable, and passengers have consistently voted it their favorite airplane to fly.
At a delivery ceremony Saturday, a special logo commemorating the 1,500th airplane was revealed for the first time.
Lufthansa is the launch customer of the 747-8 Intercontinental and took delivery of its first airplane in April 2012. The airline has 19 747-8 Intercontinentals on order.
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