New 747-8 Features Dreamliner, T7 Design Cues Inside
If it comes anything close in reality to how it looks in the
picture... wow. On Thursday, Boeing unveiled a life-size sales
display of the interior for the new 747-8 Intercontinental. Boeing
says the two-story display showcases the dramatic interior
architecture of the 747-8.
The 747-8 mimics interior features from the 787 Dreamliner --
including a new curved, upswept architecture giving passengers a
greater feeling of space and comfort, while adding more room for
personal belongings. The interior architecture is accentuated by
new lighting technology that creates a perception of airy
brightness, and provides smooth lighting transitions to offer a
more restful environment.
The 747-8 also integrates features from the 777, including
windows that equal those on the 777, and are larger than those on
"The 747 family's unique interior and structural design have
provided passengers with memorable flying experiences for decades,"
said Dan Mooney, vice president, 747/747-8 Program. "By
incorporating 787-style interior features, the new 747-8
Intercontinental will provide a significantly enhanced passenger
experience. Passengers will know they are on a brand new airplane
the moment they step on board the 747-8, and will experience a
whole new way to fly."
Door two, where passengers normally enter a 747, represents the
most noticeable change from the 747-400. The entryway features a
dramatic sweeping staircase leading to the upper deck.
"The new entryway will greatly enhance the passenger appeal and
create a strong first impression," said Doug Ackerman, engineering
interior team leader for the 747-8. "However, the entryway provides
more than just aesthetic appeal. It also was designed to facilitate
improved passenger flow during boarding and deplaning."
The 1,750-square-foot sales display, located at the Boeing
Customer Experience Center in Renton, WA, focuses on the airplane's
door-two entryway, staircase and upper deck. It also highlights the
business-class section forward of the entryway and economy class
aft of the entryway.