Lufthansa hypes Boeing 747-8I

Germany’s Lufthansa will become the first airline to put a Boeing Co. 747-8 passenger plane into service on June 1.

The airline is drumming up excitement for the updated jumbo jet, which will fly from Frankfurt to Washington, D.C. for the first commercial flight.

Boeing and Lufthansa celebrated the delivery for the passenger plane earlier this month.

Lufthansa has created a website dedicated to its 747-8 Intercontinental, including information about why the airline ordered the 747-8.

The carrier also has a 132-page magazine about the 747-8 passenger plane and is giving away two tickets to fly on the revamped jumbo jet.

The hubbub can’t be bad for Boeing either. Jim Albaugh, president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, told investors on Tuesday that the company has several order “campaigns” at various airlines to expand the Intercontinental’s backlog.

“We need some orders on this airplane,” Albaugh said.

More in Herald Business Journal

Nordstrom suspends buyout after struggling to get financing

A buyout was meant to help the company continue turnaround efforts outside the glare of market scrutiny.

More self-awareness could help build a better medical system

Marcy Shimada of Edmonds Family Medicine writes the second in a series about fixing our health care system.

Justices to hear government’s email dispute with Microsoft

A lower court ruled emails in a drug case couldn’t be searched because they were in Ireland.

Bombardier said to explore options for aerospace assets

The Canadian planemaker is contending with newly imposed U.S. import duties of 300 percent.

Everett’s Access Laser sells majority stake to German company

Everett firm with 50 employees makes lasers for scientific, medical fields and self-driving vehicles

Innovation Resource Center’s advice for budding inventors

Got the next great idea? The Buildit NOW program stands ready to help you.

Mountain Pacific Bank to host Economic Forum in Everett

Mountain Pacific Bank’s Economic Forum is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday… Continue reading

Career-community resources fair planned this week at EdCC

Edmonds Community College will host a free fall quarter career fair featuring… Continue reading

Most Read