Saturday, February 12, 2011
The first 747-8 Intercontinental was moved from the paint hangar to the factory on Friday night. You can see it was cleverly masked to prevent the Skyline Photo team from ruining the surprise (again). The airplane will be unmasked Saturday afternoon. The official premier of the 747-8i will be in the 40-24 building at 11 AM Sunday. Posssible fly in the ointment: the Everett factory is under a Code 2 high wind alert today through at least 7 PM, meaning all the large factory doors are locked down. Weather is supposed to worsen on Sunday. You can watch the Boeing webcast of the staged "rollout" or you can see our pictures of the real rollout from the factory on January 11 here.