EVERETT — The Boeing Co. says taxi tests on its giant 747-8 freighter went well, and the new plane should make its first flight Monday.
The company says the plane performed well during the tests at Paine Field in Everett on Saturday, reaching a top speed of 103.5 mph.
The new jet is the largest Boeing has ever built, at 250 feet long. That’s about 18 feet longer than the existing 747-400 jumbo jet and more than twice the length of the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Boeing also plans a passenger version of the plane.