• In a league of its own: the new Lufthansa Business Class

    Thanks to the new Business Class concept, the entire cabin feels bigger and more spacious. The welcoming design and the new seating arrangement create a harmonious atmosphere, inviting you to relax. We have consciously selected subtle, natural colours, designed to increase your sense of well-being. The star of Lufthansa’s new Business Class is the new seat.


  • Just follow your intuition.

    The new Business Class seat reclines to a horizontal seat position and is intuitive to use. The angle of the seat can be easily and continuously adjusted. Thanks to its innovative air cushioning system the seat offers lower-back support in all positions. So that your personal items are always within reach, we have added extra storage space.


  • Make yourself at home.

    The new seat offers maximum comfort in every position and reclines fully to form a 1.98 m (6'6") horizontal surface for sleeping. The air cushion is fully deflated in the horizontal position, creating a flat surface, and allowing the firmness to be adjusted individually. All this means that you can relax even more on board.


  • Unparalleled comfort

    Comfortable was yesterday – look forward to even more: The innovative seating arrangement provides lots of space and a harmonious atmosphere. 15" screens in every seat and noise-cancelling headphones mean you’ll get even more out of our extensive selection of in-flight entertainment.



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    2 tickets for the new jumboRegister and win.Win two tickets for a flight in the new jumbo, or either one of two exclusive, limited edition chronograph watches, a bath towel or a coffee mug in the 747-8 design.CloseDream dimensions of a legend: the fuselage.The longest airliner in the worldDimensions and CapacitiesAs the world’s longest passenger aircraft, the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 is around 5.6 metres longer than the Boeing 747-400. The 76.3 metre-long fuselage of the 19.4 metre-high Jumbo comfortably seats 362 passengers. The new Jumbo slots in perfectly between the Boeing 747-400 and the Airbus A380 and thus constitutes an important link in the modern Lufthansa fleet — one that guarantees efficient operations on long-haul routes.More space in the distinctive ‘hump’Longer upper deckFor decades it has been the distinctive feature of the legendary 747 models: the typical ‘hump’ on the Jumbo’s slim fuselage has been extended even further on the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8. The upper deck, about 4.10 metres longer than on the 747-400, now offers space behind the cockpit for the new Lufthansa Business Class.Business Class on two floorsBusiness Class upstairsOne of the most significant innovations on the new Jumbo is not actually visible from the outside: the division of the passenger classes has been redesigned. Business Class seats are now located on both the main deck and the upper deck. The typical 747 staircase, which previously led up to First Class, now connects both floors of the completely redesigned Business Class. First Class is now situated in the Jumbo’s notably quiet nose section.Challenge 1Before you assemble the fuselage, familiarise yourself once more with the dimensions of the world’s longest passenger aircraft. You will find the ‘Build’ button 76 metres to the right of here.Success! You have solved the first challenge.Assemble fuselageSupporting role: the undercarriage.Lots of Lufthansa ideas on boardLufthansa innovationsWhen the wheels of the new 747-8 touch down for the first time on German soil, to take up scheduled operations exclusively for Lufthansa, many components will seemingly be returning to their birthplace. That is because a great deal of Lufthansa ‘know-how’ has been behind the new Boeing aircraft. A team of engineers, scientists and dedicated ‘flyers’ developed a variety of visionary ideas. During the process they created not just a new aircraft but many additional aeronautical innovations .First destination airport: WashingtonThe 747-8 timetableLufthansa is the first airline to introduce the Boeing 747-8 to passenger service. A total of 20 aircraft have been ordered which will gradually be integrated into the fleet and the timetable. On its first intercontinental route, the new Jumbo will fly between Frankfurt and Washington; further routes will follow in the coming months. You can already book your first flight on board the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.All endurance tests passedCertified safetyBefore a new aircraft model can take off for the first time with passengers aboard, it must undergo exhaustive testing. The reliability and safety of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental have also been rigidly checked in numerous tests — such as by extreme flight manoeuvres which would never be carried out in routine scheduled service. These include taxiing at high speed on a landing strip flooded ankle-deep in water. The 747-8 passed all these tests with flying colours.Challenge 2The 747-8’s first route in scheduled service takes it to Washington D. C.. Show us where in the USA the undercarriage must be lowered.Sorry, missed!
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    SkipA precision landing! You got it spot on! You can now transfer the undercarriage to your personal 747-8.Assemble undercarriageEfficient power: the engines.Lower fuel consumption and quieter enginesOptimising noise reduction and fuel consumptionWith its GEnx-2B engines from General Electric, the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 has been equipped with the latest generation of engine. You can hear the result, because the noise emissions are significantly less than those of the ‘classic’ 747-400. The engine also uses less fuel than its predecessor and emits less CO2.Impressive figures tooFacts and figuresFour engines, each with a diameter of 2.64 metres, lift the new Jumbo into the air. With a range of approximately 13,400 kilometres, the aircraft can fly effortlessly to every destination in the Lufthansa route network. With 67,000 lbs of thrust, the engines take the aircraft to a cruising speed of Mach 0.87 — the equivalent of around 1,000 km/h. The pressure ratio of 23:1 is currently the highest in aviation.New design that makes an impact‘Sabres’ and ‘teeth’The GEnx engines, slightly scaled down for use in the 747-8, are visually distinctive features of the new Jumbo. The sabre-like curved engine vanes, the geometry of which derives from the latest findings in fluid mechanics, ensure a higher level of efficiency. Another visually striking element is the saw-tooth pattern or ‘chevron’ on the trailing edge of the engine nozzle. It reduces engine noise levels by enabling the hot exhaust gases from the engine to mix more smoothly with the outer air.Challenge 3The engine design is unique in many details. But which of the following elements is not found on the new Jumbo?SabresTeethClawsSorry, that’s wrong. The new ‘saw-tooth’ trailing edge on the engine helps to reduce noise.Sorry, that’s wrong. The sabre-like curved vanes make the engine more efficient.Correct! This design element is actually not found on the new GEnx engine.Try againAssemble engineBig and beautiful: the wings.68.7 metre wingspanFacts and measurementsThe Lufthansa Boeing 747-8’s newly designed wings have a span of 68.7 metres. With a total wing area of 554 square metres, the aircraft can take to the skies with a maximum take-off weight of 440 tonnes. At the same time, it can carry up to 243,000 litres of fuel, with which the new Jumbo operates more economically than any previous model, not least due to the improved aerodynamics of its new wings.Designed to nature’s templateNew designThe newly designed wings are a conspicuous feature of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8. To optimise flight characteristics and fuel consumption, numerous adjustments were made which also give the new Jumbo a special visual character. Particularly striking is the curved, fin-like shape, the design of which is based on some of nature’s most efficient concepts. Instead of winglets at the end of the wings, it is now only a slightly raked wing tip that ensures additional reductions in fuel consumption.As expected, it flies like a legendFlight qualityEvery pilot probably dreams about it: one day being able to fly the legendary Jumbo. The requirement for this, however, is years of training, because only the most experienced Lufthansa pilots make it into the cockpit of a 747. It will be no different for the new 747-8. Despite the modified wings, the new aircraft flies just like a typical Jumbo. As a passenger, this means that you will benefit from the full experience of our crew and can be certain that your flight will run as smoothly as ever.Challenge 4A special feature of the new wing is its curved, fin-like shape. Why not try your hand at aircraft designing? Can you draw the new wing?StartGoalUnfortunately you have deviated from the ideal curve.Try againSkipCongratulations! That was exactly the right curve.Assemble wingA symbol of the highest standard: the crane.A Lufthansa initiativeLufthansa and the 747It was on 9 February 1969 that Joe Sutter, the ‘father of the Jumbo Jet’, saw the Boeing 747 take off for the first time. As early as April 1970, Lufthansa was the first European airline to operate the new Jumbo on long-haul routes. 18 years later, the first ‘super Jumbo’, the 747-400, appeared; as the first airline to order it, Lufthansa contributed significantly to its development. And with the 747-8, too, it was Lufthansa that actually encouraged Boeing to bring out a new ‘Queen of the Skies’.This Jumbo only flies with usExclusively with the craneIf you have the chance at some point in the future to experience the new Boeing 747-8 in person, then the aircraft will definitely carry the typical melon-yellow crane symbol on a midnight-blue background. In other words, the new Jumbo will fly solely for Lufthansa. Over the next few years Boeing will deliver 20 of these new wide-bodied aircraft, the passenger version of which was made possible by Lufthansa. Each will exclusively carry the Lufthansa crane.Completes the forefront of the fleetThe missing linkFirst there was the search for a long-haul aircraft that, in terms of passenger capacity, bridged the gap between the Boeing 747-400 and the larger Airbus A380. Ultimately, only having a well-proportioned fleet enabled Lufthansa to satisfactorily balance customer requirements, plus economic and environmental factors in equal measure. However, since there was no such aircraft on the market, Lufthansa initiated the building of the new 747-8 with its long-term partner Boeing.Challenge 5By the application of the logos and lettering, the 747-8 is finally marked out as a Lufthansa aircraft. Do you know where everything belongs?Finished:Thank you. This new Jumbo is now officially a Lufthansa aircraft.Affix the ‘labels’ partView galleryView filmThe 747-8’s predecessorsThe maiden flightThe Lufthansa Boeing 747-400ManufactureFirst look SeattleThe fitting in FrankfurtLufthansa nostalgiaDesktop wallpapersThe 747-8 takes the water-spray testThe 747-8 receives the Lufthansa ‘look’The 747-8’s first flightLufthansa historyInterview with the “father of the Jumbo”The history of BoeingPrecision work in the fuselage assemblyMaking of: the creation of the digital 747-8Inside the Interiors Responsibility CenterDetailed inspection on the ‘cabin walk’The 747-8 in flightLength: 76.3 mWingspan: 68.7 mHeight: 19.4 mWing area: 554 m2Fuel tank capacity: 242,000 Cruising speed: Mach 0.87Max. take-off weight: 442 tonnesRecords in the air and on the ground13.02.2011
    As the hangar doors open, the curious spectators push forward and the giant nose of an aircraft slowly emerges into view, the years of planning and work for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental have come to fruition: the “new jumbo” is celebrating its official unveiling today, 13 February, in Seattle — a first highlight in the life of this new aircraft.

    This elegant aircraft is 5.6 metres longer than its predecessor, the Boeing 747-400 and approximately one metre longer than the Airbus A340-600 — to date the world’s longest airliner. The performance data is impressive too: it will be able to carry 22 tonnes more in load capacity than the B747-400 and has a range of more than 14,000 kilometres. With the B747-8 Intercontinental emissions can be reduced sustainably by around 20 per cent compared with earlier models. Fuel consumption is significantly less than that of comparable models currently in operation.

    The new aircraft owes much to ideas generated by Lufthansa — and it is an ideal fit with Lufthansa’s fleet: with around 380 seats, the Intercontinental will slot in perfectly between the Airbus A380 (536 seats) and A340-600 (306 seats).

    Right from the start Lufthansa know-how influenced the design of the B747-8. The modernised cockpit follows the same concept as that of the Boeing 747-400 and the Boeing 787 which means that, for example, existing flight simulators can still be used and pilot retraining requires less time.

    The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental boasts many innovations. These include a newly developed wing with an ultra-modern wing profile and newly developed raked wingtips instead of winglets. The aerodynamic benefits these bring significantly reduce fuel consumption.

    The aircraft also has completely newly developed engines (the GEnx-2B67) manufactured by GE Aviation. These not only burn less fuel and generate fewer emissions than current generations of engines, they are quieter too.

    Lufthansa has placed firm orders for twenty 20 Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals and has options on a further twenty.
    The first test flight26.04.2011
    The fuselage is white, the tail fin is blue. But the logo on the tail and the lettering on the fuselage are still missing. Lufthansa’s first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, with the future registration D-ABYE (”Yankee Echo“), completed its first flight today, Tuesday, 26 April. The aircraft took off from Paine Field Airport in Everett, which is also home to Boeing’s factory, at 09.26 hours, local time. During its three hour and 20 minute flight, the new jumbo climbed to an altitude of 8,534 metres and reached a speed of 509 kilometres per hour.

    The first flight marks the start of a five-month-long flight testing stage during which Boeing will rigorously test the cabin configuration. The air-conditioning, oxygen supplies for passengers and crew, the in-flight entertainment system, the smoke detectors and the robustness of the cabin cladding are just a few of the many points the US aircraft manufacturer will check during some 300 flight hours. However, manoeuvres that push the aircraft to its operating limits as part of certification are no longer in the programme. Such tests were successfully completed by the B747-8F freighter version and then by the red-painted B747-8 Intercontinental prior to the official unveiling of the new airliner on 13 February 2011.

    After the flight tests, “Yankee Echo“ will return to the Boeing plant in Everett, about 50 kilometres north of Seattle, to be readied for delivery in early 2012. All four engines, the brakes and tyres as well as the complete cabin cladding, carpeting and washrooms will be renewed.

    Lufthansa was the world’s first airline customer for the passenger version of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental. In December 2006, the airline placed orders for 20 of the new jumbo jets and secured options on a further 20 of the ‘Dash-eight’.

    Boeing has not only lengthened the new jumbo by 5.6 metres, but also equipped it with the latest technologies, with completely new wings and GEnx-2B67 engines from GE Aviation. As a result, fuel consumption is significantly lower than on the long-haul aircraft in service up to now. Compared with the ‘classic’ B747-400, the new jumbo reduces operating costs by 30 per cent. CO2 emissions and noise are reduced significantly.

    Why Lufthansa ordered
    the 747-8
    01.03.2008
    Pilots call it the ‘Queen of the Skies’, passengers know it as the jumbo jet: it is the Boeing 747, one of the world’s most successful long-haul aircraft. The last 747-400 left the Boeing production halls in Everett in 2005. But the legend would live on — in the form of a further development to be known as the Boeing 747-8 International. That was the decision reached by Boeing’s management — and Lufthansa played a decisive part in it. The new jumbo jet would initially be built as a freight version and then later made available as a passenger aircraft. Lufthansa made a major contribution to the design of this new aircraft.

    Lufthansa was the first airline in the world to order the 747-8 passenger version. In December 2006 the airline order 20 of the new jumbo jets and secured options on a further 20 ‘Dash-eights’.

    It was unthinkable that Joe Sutter, known as the “father of the jumbo jet”, would not attend the contract signing between Lufthansa and Boeing. The 90-year old former Boeing engineer could hardly conceal his justifiable pride. For him the decision to develop a new Boeing 747 with the extra designation ‘Dash-8’ meant something like “eternal life” for the aircraft developed under his leadership.

    But emotions only played a supporting role in the decision to allow the Boeing 747 to live on in a third generation. The generally held view in the aerospace industry is that decisions about new aircraft always demand reliable foresight on the part of both manufacturers and airlines.

    At Lufthansa the pros and cons of a new aircraft had already been weighed up well in advance. “We invest in research and the latest technology, and drive innovations forward. The decision to modernise the fleet is the largest investment in new aircraft in our company’s history and will be a big step forward on the way to the ‘3-litre aircraft’. As a result we will decouple the volume of transport and emissions”, says Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

    Whether it is Boeing or Airbus, there is a great deal of Lufthansa know-how in many of the aircraft produced by both these manufacturers. The airline’s knowledge and experience of flight operations, customer requirements and technical innovation are greatly appreciated by the major aircraft manufacturers. The fleet management departments cooperate closely with the manufacturers and so help to develop the aircraft of the future.

    “That was also what happened when we started having our first ideas about the Boeing 747 ‘Dash-eight’”, explains Dr. Karl Echtermeyer of the Group Fleet Strategy and Aircraft Assessment department, who is responsible for the 747-8 development project. “However, the crucial thing for us is that we operate as a team”, he adds. “Even the idea for the Boeing 747-8 was not that of one individual, rather it originated and was developed here in the team.”

    “We negotiate as equals with the engineers and managers at the large international aircraft manufacturers; everyone understands his or her opposite number and accepts the other’s arguments”, says Echtermeyer. Together with the major aircraft manufacturers, the Lufthansa experts develop the next generation of aircraft and get innovations off the ground. And today, those responsible must already be considering what the next decade’s aircraft should look like, because that is roughly the period of time from the initial idea right through to the series production of a commercial aircraft. For example, Lufthansa was already in possession of the first plans for the wide-bodied Airbus A380 in the mid-1990s, yet the aircraft will only go into regular service with Lufthansa in 2009.

    The Group Fleet Strategy and Aircraft Assessment department, therefore, is always looking far into the future. The team must reconcile customer wishes, economic viability and environmental factors in advance and express these requirements in good time to the aircraft manufacturers. Future-oriented thinking – that is what is called for here. Thus, in the mid-1990s, Lufthansa was already considering the possibility of a 3-litre aircraft, although at that time the price of kerosene was a third of what it is today.

    “We needed an aircraft for our fleet which would fill the gap between the Airbus A340-600 which has about 310 seats, the Boeing 747-400 with about 360 seats, and the Airbus A380 which has around 200 more seats”, explains Karl Echtermeyer. There was no such aircraft on the market and a complete new development was also not to be expected. And so the idea of further developing the tried and tested Boeing 747 was born. “The simplest solution would have been stretching the aircraft fuselage; there were and are plenty of examples of that”, says Echtermeyer. But the Lufthansa team wanted more. And so the new jumbo was not only lengthened by 5.6 metres, it also got completely new wings and state-of-the-art jet engines.

    When it comes to aircraft engines, in particular, there have been considerable improvements in recent years. As a result, fuel consumption has been significantly reduced; operating costs have been cut by 30 per cent and CO2 emissions lowered by 16 per cent. The noise emissions are even 30 per cent lower than those of the ‘classic’ 747. About 420 airline passengers will be carried on board the 747-8 on long-haul flights to Asia or North America – and the aircraft will be more efficient too.

    Besides the passenger version, there will also be a 747-8 freighter. The new 747-8 freighter will also retain the classic Boeing feature, the swing-up nose cargo door, which makes it easier to load bulky goods.
    New thrust for the Jumbo01.03.2008
    Whether an aircraft is economical and, above all, environmentally-friendly or not essentially depends on its jet engines. Their own weight alone already influences fuel consumption. Large aircraft engines weigh up to eight tonnes. A weight saving of just 250 kilograms per engine can save the environment from 0.8 tonnes of CO2 on a flight from Frankfurt to New York — because of the lower flight weight about 260 kilograms less kerosene will be used. This was taken into consideration by Boeing (and Lufthansa) when they thought about the further development of the tried and tested jumbo jet, the 747-400.

    The designers benefited from the fact that for the latest product in the Boeing family — the twin-engine long-haul aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner — completely new jet engines had been developed by the engine manufacturer GE Aviation. These should also provide the new 747-8 with the necessary thrust and, at the same time, considerably reduce the fuel costs compared with the old model. That would have been the ideal scenario. “But it wasn’t quite that simple”, explains Dr. Karl Echtermeyer, whose team at Lufthansa supervised the development of the new 747 in dialogue with Boeing.

    The thrust and the fan diameter of the latest General Electric GEnx engines are too big for the B747-8. That is a problem, because when installing the new jet engine sufficient ground clearance has to be maintained. Although this disadvantage could have been compensated for by a higher undercarriage, these changes would have set off a chain reaction of further alterations to the aircraft’s basic construction, which would have been almost as expensive as a completely new design.

    The engineers benefited from experiences from the past. When, at the beginning of the 1980s, the successful Boeing 737 was further developed, they had faced a similar problem with the then newly-developed and considerably more efficient CFM56 jet engine. This engine also had too large a diameter to be attached to the wings of the 737. As a result, the bottom parts of the engine nacelles were flattened, the result was engine inlets flattened at the bottom which were typical of the new Boeing 737 models. With the latest generation jet engines for the Boeing 747-8, the inlet nacelles will not be flattened, but rather the diameter will be reduced overall. Thus, the reduced thrust of the modified GEnx will correspond with the thrust requirements of the new 747-8.

    A further visible innovation provides the jet engines with a greater degree of effectiveness: the sabre-like, curved jet-engine vanes, the geometry of which is derived from the latest findings of fluid mechanics. The 747-8’s new jet engine also has a visually striking and highly effective element at its rear end: the saw-toothed trailing edge, known as the ‘chevron nozzle’. This innovation mixes the hot exhaust gases with the cooler outer air more smoothly, so reducing the turbulence that creates noise. The noise level of the B747-8, not only when cruising, but also when landing or taking off, will be significantly below the level of today‘s Boeing 747-400. That is demonstrated, for example, by the noise footprint of the 747-8 I, which when taking off is about 30 per cent below the values of the lighter 747-400.
    The ‘Queen of the Skies’
    is born
    01.03.2008
    Even aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh was involved in the design of the Boeing 747. Lindbergh twice met Joe Sutter, the father of the jumbo jet, in order to learn more about the work on the 747. There was a good reason for this, because at the time the ocean-crossing aviator Lindbergh had a great deal of influence in the American aviation industry and was a close friend of Juan Trippe, the legendary founder of the American airline Pan American World Airways (Pan Am). The headstrong Trippe wanted to have a large aircraft, “possibly the largest aircraft in the world”, for his airline in order to be ahead of the competition. That was at the end of the 1960s. On 9 February 1969 what was then the world’s largest commercial jet aircraft took off for the first time and eleven months later the first Boeing 747 entered scheduled service with a flight from New York to London. The aircraft became a fantastic success, both for manufacturer Boeing and for countless airlines worldwide.

    Some forty years later it is again a leading airline, this time Lufthansa, which is encouraging Boeing to redesign the successful wide-bodied aircraft in an enhanced version as the Boeing 747 ‘Dash-8 Intercontinental’. The original 747 had already been produced many times in ever new versions as a result of improvements. The ‘Queen of the Skies’ - as the Boeing 747 was admiringly referred to – kept up with the times and that evidently holds true for the latest generation too.

    At the same time there were many difficulties to overcome before the first jumbo jet saw the light of day. Boeing engineer Sutter remembers the first demands which Pan Am made of the aircraft manufacturer in Seattle: “The numbers which they mentioned sounded enormous”. In fact, the airline managers wanted to transport more than twice as many passengers in an aircraft than would have been possible in a Boeing 707, the aircraft used in those days for long-haul flights. This meant a tremendous leap forward. In contrast, the difference between a Boeing 747-400 and what is currently the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, appears rather minor.

    But how to accommodate so many passengers? Although it was possible to consider oversized aircraft thanks to the new jet engines developed by General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, a final concept still did not exist. Simply putting two fuselages on top of each other was the most obvious solution. But there were a number of reasons against this, such as the complicated loading of the upper deck and, above all, the evacuation of the passengers in an emergency.

    So Joe Sutter and his team decided in favour of the one-deck variant, which extended right through to the end of the fuselage at the front. They shifted the cockpit over it on top of the fuselage. This arrangement had the great advantage that in the freight version of the 747, the bow (or nose) could simply be opened upwards as a freight flap. It was also the origin of the ‘hump’, the prominent distinguishing feature of the first jumbo jets.

    Depending on the airline configuration, there was room to seat 350 to 500 passengers. The seats were installed in a so-called three-four-three arrangement with two aisles. That has remained so to this day.

    A whole series of Boeing 747 versions followed. As early as 20 months after the maiden flight of the 747-100, a modified model, the first 747-200 took off. It had larger fuel tanks and a higher take-off weight of 378 tonnes. The basic 747-200B was for passengers, the 747-200F for freight.

    On 26 April 1970, Lufthansa was the first European airline to start long-haul scheduled services with the new jumbo — and in doing so entered into a new dimension in aviation. With its fuel tanks full, the gigantic aircraft weighed 322 tonnes and seated 361 passengers.

    As soon as you enter the giant, wrote one journalist at the time in a Hamburg daily, you get into “a champagne mood”. One thing was particularly remarkable: the service operated much better — for the benefit of the passengers, but also of the cabin crews. For the first time in a commercial aircraft there were two aisles between the rows of seats.

    On Lufthansa’s maiden flight LH 404 from Frankfurt to New York there was another world premiere: the first showing of a film on board a jumbo jet which, at the same time, was the world premiere of the film ‘Erinnerungen an die Zukunft’ (‘Chariots of the Gods’) based on the book by Erich von Däniken. There was also something for the music fans on board: they could select the music of their choice from seven audio channels.

    A further, much-noticed special feature was the spiral staircase in the front section of the aircraft which led up to the First Class lounge. On the maiden flight from Frankfurt to New York the passengers broke into spontaneous applause as the aircraft began to move and then took off. Another version of the Boeing 747 appeared in 1973. A number of airlines wanted the ‘giant bird’ to be able to fly further. Now the jumbo was shortened — by 14.35 metres to be precise. But as a result, the entire tail including the complete control unit had to be modified, which in the final analysis caused the rather peculiar line of the aircraft. The 747 SP (Special Performance) was born. The aircraft could now cover extremely long distances. With a seating capacity of 271 in the standard version, the prototype took off on its maiden flight on 4 July 1975.

    During the 1970s, economic factors became increasingly important to the airlines. This also had an impact on the requirements for the technical equipment on aircraft. While Lufthansa was already involved in the planning of the B747-100, it now played a considerable part in the development of the Boeing 747-400 as the first airline to place an order for it.

    A major contribution was made by Lufthansa’s long-standing Chairman, Jürgen Weber, who at the time was responsible for aircraft development at Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg. Together with other airlines, he was able to convince Boeing about the concept of a new ‘jumbo generation’.

    Reinhard Abraham, formerly responsible for engineering on the Lufthansa Group Executive Board, was the driving force behind one of the most important changes: the introduction of the modernised cockpit. The installation of digital systems resulted in the first two-man cockpit for the jumbo jet. All the essential data for flight and system monitoring was presented on six large screens. The number of displays, instruments and switches in the cockpit could be reduced from 1,000 to fewer than 400.

    The more advanced Super Jumbo, with the extra designation ‘Dash 400’, rolled out of the assembly hall in Everett near Seattle on 26 January 1988. Technical know-how and more than 20,000 engineer-hours had contributed to this further development.

    The most important innovations, besides the two-man cockpit, included: an extended upper deck, which meant an increase in capacity of around 20 seats and improved aerodynamics thanks to a wingspan that was 5 metres longer, with 1.80-metre-high, vertical side wings on the wingtips, the so-called ‘winglets’. As a result, the fuel consumption was reduced considerably. In addition, there were new, more economical engines with greater thrust. The aircraft’s unladen weight was reduced by four tonnes through the use of new materials.

    Just as with its predecessor model, the B707, Lufthansa Cargo required a freighter which would meet the demands of a growing market. In 1972 it arrived: once more the launch customer, Lufthansa put the freight version of the B747 into service — the first airline in the world to do so.

    The Boeing 747, the jumbo jet, evokes a greater emotional response than almost any other aircraft; among pilots and flight attendants as well as passengers. And that is something very special. After all, 3.6 billion people have now flown on a 747, equivalent to more than half the world’s population. Jumbo jets have been in the air for about 87.6 million flying hours, where the average flying time between two airports was six hours. Equally impressive is the total 77.7 billion kilometres covered by Boeing 747 aircraft; that corresponds to around 1.9 million circumnavigations of the globe. Worldwide 1,053 Boeing 747 are currently in service. Around 75,000 construction drawings were prepared before the first aircraft could be built from about six million components almost forty years ago.
    Father of a legend01.09.2011
    Joe Sutter clearly feels quite at home in the ‘aquarium’. “I make suggestions,” he remarks casually, narrowing his eyes a little as he speaks. “Sometimes they listen to me, sometimes they don’t.” Did he just wink at me? The ‘aquarium’ is actually a room overlooking the production hall at the Boeing plant that owes its nickname to its floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Joe Sutter probably likes spending time in the aquarium, because from here he can watch as a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental takes shape below. The fact that the latest generation of the legendary jumbo jet is being produced here in Everett, near Seattle, has quite a lot to do with a suggestion the 90-year-old Mr. Sutter once made – and the fact that he was listened to. Joe Sutter is not only a member of the Senior Advisory Group at Boeing; he is the father of a legend. Back in the 1960s, he was the chief engineer responsible for building a aircraft of hitherto unheard-of dimensions.

    In fact, his giant baby was to set new standards, both as an airliner and as a cargo aircraft. The production schedule was breathtakingly tight: it dictated that the 747 be rolled out less than two-and-a-half years after the first technical drawings had been completed. It would be a Herculean task, but there was Herculean spirit in the air back then. Joe Sutter remembers: “The late sixties were a turbulent time, a bold period in US history. The 747 team was inspired by and filled with the same ‘can do’ attitude that put men on the moon.” Given the methods of the day, this kind of enthusiasm was absolutely crucial. “Think of the scale of the programme and then consider how such projects are approached nowadays,” Sutter adds. Instead of high-performance computers, he only had first-class engineers and, during the most intensive phase of the development programme, over 4,500 people on his team. To this day they are reverentially known as “The Incredibles” at Boeing – and justifiably so.

    After 29 months during which 75,000 technical drawings were completed and ten million working hours invested in its development, the first Boeing 747 rolled out of the assembly hangar at the Everett facility, which had been purpose-built for the construction of this new giant aircraft. The aircraft that slowly and majestically emerged from the hangar was nothing short of a revolution in aircraft construction. The four-jet, long-haul aircraft had twice the number of seats of any of its contemporaries, and its fuselage with the characteristic hump made it unmistakable. As far as safety was concerned, Joe Sutter had gone far beyond all standard requirements of the day. Only one question remained: how would this ultramodern giant perform in the air? That question was answered on 9 February, 1969, a historic day at the Boeing airfield in Everett. Joe Sutter remembers it well: “The clouds were bunched thickly but we elected to proceed because of a radio report from a 707 on a test flight over the Olympic Peninsula.”

    So hardly ideal conditions for the 747’s first test flight and Sutter grew increasingly tense as the time for take-off drew nearer. “There was no doubt in my mind that the 747 would fly; the only question was, how well?” It would be up to the “three W’s” in the cockpit, pilots Jack Waddell and Brien Wygle, and flight engineer Jess Wallick, to assess this. Only after they had gently touched down again and reported back were Sutter’s doubts dispelled. “In one and a quarter hours in the air, Waddell, Wygle and Wallick had learned that the 747 flew well, was stable and had light controls with well-balanced forces,” he recalls. The Boeing 747’s outstanding handling capabilities would very soon make it a favourite of pilots the world over. But the jumbo jet’s cost efficiency and safety were also excellent selling points. Lufthansa was the first European airline to operate the Boeing 747 on long-haul flights back in 1970. In the meantime, Boeing’s customers have taken delivery of more than 1400 jumbo jets of different types, each one an updated version of the last; and more than 3.5 billion passengers – the equivalent of half the world’s population – have travelled on board a 747.

    What began as a high-risk financial venture for Boeing became an economic success story. The enduring success of the Boeing 747 was possible only because its basic design was developed with the future in mind. As Joe Sutter says, “it has been able to absorb technology in every area – structure, aerodynamics, power plant, cockpit systems. It’s just as modern as any aircraft flying out there because Boeing has continued to invest in the product and the basic product was right, so the investment pays off.” When the father of the 747 looks down from the aquarium onto today’s jumbo production line, he sees his old, familiar aircraft and at the same time, one that is entirely new. “The 747-8 Intercontinental looks just like the original aircraft, except for the stretched upper deck. Technically, the new generation is far more advanced, of course, but the basic design has survived 40 years. It’s absolutely amazing and all I can say is: those guys working with me, they did the right thing.”

    But the man who got it right above all others was Joe Sutter, because he listened very carefully to Boeing’s airline customers right from the start. He has always maintained that “the most important thing in the early stages of a development programme is to ask questions. If you don’t understand what a customer wants, you won’t end up with a successful product.” Whereas Pan American World Airways was the driving force on the customer side for the original 747, it was Lufthansa that urged Boeing to develop the latest generation now scheduled to enter the airline’s service next year. Long before 2005, when Boeing decided to develop the new ‘Dash 8’ series, Lufthansa had specified that it was looking for a larger aircraft than the 747-400, one that should be more efficient, and technically and environmentally superior to the then current version. Once the 747-8 Intercontinental’s development programme was launched, the airline worked alongside Boeing to create an almost entirely new aircraft.

    So does Joe Sutter consider this kind of involvement mere meddling? Does it hurt his pride? On the contrary. “The best development results are born of dialogue with the customers,” he says. A man of his calibre has no time for petty jealousies or sensitivities; he is only interested in the end result. And the current version of ‘his’ 747 looks set to make history.
    Back to the future01.07.2011
    “Isn’t she beautiful?” calls Danny from his perch above the jumbo jet. Danny has every reason to be up in the air – he’s a crane operator at the Boeing aircraft manufacturing plant in Everett, near Seattle. And Danny has every reason to rave as he looks down at a legend reborn, a brand-new 747-8 Intercontinental airliner on the floor of the hangar below him. More precisely: it is the first such aircraft that will be delivered to Lufthansa.
    The Boeing 747 is a phoenix whose powers of renewal are almost magical. The world’s largest airliner (in 1969) was enthusiastically received by both pilots and passengers when it took off on its maiden flight that year on February 9. The pilots were impressed by the 747’s revolutionary technology, its outstanding flight capabilities and its standard-setting safety features. Airline passengers, however, fell in love with the shape and appearance of the giant jet that could seat twice as many people as any other long-haul aircraft of the day. The feature that elicited this spontaneous outburst of affection was the hump that arched over the main passenger deck and contained the cockpit at the front. Hump? What an unattractive word for the graceful, sweeping silhouette that distinguishes the 747 from every other passenger aircraft in the world.

    Lufthansa recognised the jumbo jet’s potential for winning people’s hearts, but was even more interested in the new wide-bodied aircraft’s economic and engineering capacities — which explains why Lufthansa became the first European airline to operate a Boeing 747 on long-haul flights. In fact, the very first Lufthansa jumbo landed at Hamburg Airport on 30 March, 1970.

    Many variations of the Boeing 747 were built in the ensuing years. The 747-400 series, in particular, represented a huge evolutionary leap, and hundreds of these aircraft have been operating around the world since they first came out in 1989. Lufthansa has 30 Boeing 747-400s in its fleet. Each one seats 344 passengers and this model is also well loved by pilots and passengers alike. But even such a classic cannot escape the platitude that there’s nothing so good that it cannot be made better. Back in the 1960s, Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the driving force on the customer side behind the initial development of the Boeing 747. This time around it was Lufthansa that strongly urged Boeing to develop a brand-new passenger model. Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice-President Group Fleet Management at Lufthansa, made numerous trips to Everett to acquaint Boeing with just what Lufthansa was looking for.

    His powers of persuasion were evidently considerable, because the decision was finally made in 2005 to develop the 747-8 Intercontinental. As Boeing’s first customer, Lufthansa has ordered 20 of the new model. In doing so, it has once again positioned itself as a leading innovator in the international aviation industry.

    And once again, the airline has recognised the technical, economic and, in this case, also environmental advantages of the new aircraft. “The 747-8 is new – and at the same time, not new,” says Nico Buchholz. In other words, it brings to the Lufthansa fleet all the proven benefits of its predecessors, but takes quality to an even higher level in response to 21st century expectations. The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental is 76.3 metres long, 5.6 metres longer than the 747-400, and can seat 50 additional passengers, yet its performance is better and it consumes considerably less fuel.

    The new Jumbo's wing construction and its GEnx-2B67 engines, newly developed by GE Aviation, are primarily responsible for its comparatively low fuel consumption. In fact, the US manufacturer’s engines offer a second environmental benefit: although a powerful force to be reckoned with, they are relatively quiet. The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental’s noise emissions are significantly lower than those of preceding models and its so-called ‘noise footprint’, the area affected by noise pollution when an aircraft takes off, is much smaller too.

    However, the economic and environmental benefits of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental are only part of the picture. For Lufthansa, the new aircraft is also a strategic asset. With seating for just under 400 passengers, the new Boeing closes the gap within the Lufthansa fleet between the Airbus A340-600 (which seats roughly 300) and the Boeing 747-400 on the one hand, and the Airbus A380-800 (which seats 526 long-haul passengers) on the other. And by operating different aircraft to match the capacity required, Lufthansa can respond even more precisely to customer needs. Not that such considerations are important to customers planning their travel. They are much more interested in an aircraft that is reliable, safe and comfortable. The reliability and safety of the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental have been checked exhaustively and uncompromisingly in numerous tests — through extreme flight manoeuvres, for example, which push the aircraft to its physical limits and which would never be carried out in normal service.

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    Executive Board
    Dr. Christoph Franz (Chairman)
    Stephan Gemkow
    Stefan Lauer
    Carsten Spohr

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Jürgen Weber

    Corporate headquarters
    Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft
    Von-Gablenz-Strasse 2-6
    50679 Cologne
    Germany

    Registration
    Amtsgericht Köln HRB 2168
    VAT ident. number
    DE 122 652 565

    Contact address
    Deutsche Lufthansa AG
    Flughafen-Bereich West
    D-60546 Frankfurt/Main
    Telephone: +49 – 69 – 69 60
    (Mon-Fri: 08:00 hours – 17:00 hours)
    Lufthansa regularly verifies and updates the information on its website. Despite this intense diligence, it is possible that some information may have changed. Lufthansa accepts no responsibility or liability nor provides any guarantee that the information is always current, correct and/or complete.

    The same also applies to all other websites referred to via hyperlinks. Lufthansa is not responsible for the content of those websites that are linked in such a way to the Lufthansa website. Some of the information and offers are rendered independently by our partners. Please note that our partners\' terms and conditions apply to these services and offers and that the provision of links to their websites does not imply Lufthansa\'s recommendation or guarantee for the contents. Lufthansa is not liable for these contents. These providers are not vicarious agents of Lufthansa.

    In addition, Lufthansa reserves the right to implement changes or amendments to the information provided.

    The content and structure of the Lufthansa websites are copyrighted. Any reproduction of information or data, in particular the use of texts, text parts or images, requires prior written consent from Lufthansa.
    Executive BoardChairman of the Supervisory BoardCorporate headquartersRegistrationVAT ident. numberContact addressDr. Christoph Franz (Chairman)
    Stephan Gemkow
    Stefan Lauer
    Carsten Spohr
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Jürgen Weber Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft
    Von-Gablenz-Strasse 2-6
    50679 Cologne
    Germany
    Amtsgericht Köln HRB 2168DE 122 652 565Deutsche Lufthansa AG
    Flughafen-Bereich West
    D-60546 Frankfurt/Main
    Telephone: +49 – 69 – 69 60
    (Mon-Fri: 08:00 hours – 17:00 hours)
    Website: www.lufthansa.com
    Executive BoardChairman of the Supervisory BoardCorporate headquartersRegistrationVAT ident. numberContact addressDr. Christoph Franz (Chairman)
    Stephan Gemkow
    Stefan Lauer
    Carsten Spohr
    Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Jürgen Weber Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft
    Von-Gablenz-Strasse 2-6
    50679 Cologne
    Germany
    Amtsgericht Köln HRB 2168DE 122 652 565Deutsche Lufthansa AG
    Flughafen-Bereich West
    D-60546 Frankfurt/Main
    Telephone: +49 – 69 – 69 60
    (Mon-Fri: 08:00 hours – 17:00 hours)
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    To the website: your personal Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.Have fun!Build your own Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.Discover the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 exclusively now!The new Lufthansa Jumbo for self-assembly.The world’s longest passenger aircraft: the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.The latest component for the virtual Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 is here.– the latest digital component for your own Lufthansa Boeing 747-8. Take part now and win two tickets for a flight on the new jumbo.Assemble it now! A new part for the virtual Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 is here. – a new part for your Lufthansa Boeing 747-8. Assemble it now!Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare by e-mailWelcome on board: the cabin.The latest versions of all three classes State-of-the-art interior fittingsIn all three passenger classes of the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 you will find the very latest fittings that a Lufthansa aircraft can currently offer. For one thing, the completely redesigned Business Class is unveiled in the new jumbo; for another, the First Class introduced in 2010 and the latest version of the updated Economy Class are, of course, also included and offer new features for your comfort.CloseA new reception area awaits youWelcome on board.It has been one of the characteristic features of the Boeing 747 right from the start: the staircase which connects the two decks. On the 747-8, the reception area with this staircase has been completely redesigned. Curves and curved recesses in the ceiling set the scene, whilst the slightly curving staircase to the upper deck blends in harmoniously.CloseA familiar ambience and new viewsThe new cabinThe philosophy of the new cabin design is simple: on the one hand, it should retain the Lufthansa ambience familiar to you as a passenger; on the other hand, the new interior architecture should be used in the best possible way and given a fresh, contemporary look. The jumbo also provides unique new spaces such as the A-zone in the nose, from where you can almost look straight ahead out of the aircraft. Refreshed colours, more spacious storage bins and a more natural light perfect the cabin concept to Lufthansa’s usual high standard.CloseA new part for your personal Lufthansa Boeing 747-8: the entrance.Part no. 6: the entranceWelcome inside a legend.Hello ##gender## ##username##The door to the new jumbo opens up the opportunity for you to step inside your virtual aircraft for the first time. To view the sixth component for your personal Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 in more detail and to assemble it, please click here:
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    Would you like to experience the new Jumbo in person?You can already view the timetable here and book your first flight on the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.A pleasant trip: Economy Class.In-flight entertainment system with touch screenEntertainment at your fingertipsIn Economy Class, your personal screen offers you a bespoke entertainment programme. With touch-screen control you can access 50 video programmes with films in numerous languages, 30 international radio channels and 100 CDs of different musical genres. You can also call up current flight information at any time. For our youngest passengers, the KidsFun programme provides great entertainment.CloseGiving you more free spaceMore legroomThanks to its especially compact design, our Economy Class seat already provides a comfortable amount of space between you and the next seat row. In the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the latest generation of the seat now gives you even more legroom, because the magazine pocket has been moved higher up the seatback.CloseEven bigger windowsMore light, better viewYou will now find bigger windows in Economy Class, as you will throughout the entire aircraft. Consequently, not only does more natural incoming light have a positive effect on the whole feel of the cabin, but the view of the landscape below you now takes on a more impressive size.CloseThe Economy Class seatComfortable ergonomics, slimline designCompact and comfortableThe slimline design of the current Economy Class seat strikes you the moment you see it. However, the seat’s compact construction is not just for visual appeal, above all it is for your comfort: with this optimised seat structure, ergonomics experts, designers and world-leading manufacturers provided more comfortable legroom and created what is probably the most comfortable Lufthansa Economy Class seat ever.CloseNow with power connectionFor work. And for pleasure.The Economy Class seat in the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 has been equipped for the first time with a new, practical amenity: PC power sockets ensure that you never run out of power on long flights. So whether you want to work on your computer or use an electronic device for entertainment — there will always be enough energy.CloseA new part for your personal Lufthansa Boeing 747-8: the Economy Class seat.Part no. 7: the Economy Class seat.Impressive in form and function.Hello ##gender## ##username##With this slimline yet comfortable seat, we now introduce you to Economy Class in the new jumbo. To view the seventh digital component in more detail and to incorporate it into your virtual Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, please click here:
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    Would you like to experience the new Jumbo in person?You can already view the timetable here and book your first flight on the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.Perfection in a prime position: First Class.Entertainment at the highest levelThe in-flight entertainment systemSo that the time simply flies by even on long routes, we provide you with an excellent programme of entertainment in First Class. Using your multimedia remote control with integrated game console, you can access numerous films in different languages, as well as international radio channels, a diverse choice of CDs, interactive games and comprehensive service information about your flight.CloseA personal locker for every guestMay we take something for you?As soon as you enter the First Class reception area you will see your personal locker. This lockable cupboard offers you enough space for your hand luggage and your clothes. You will also find plenty of additional storage areas around your seat to hold everything you might need during your flight.CloseThe quietest First Class everRelax in peaceA new type of outer-skin insulation and under-floor insulation, as well as additional soundproof curtains, reduce the noise level as much as possible in the new Lufthansa First Class. In the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the new location of First Class in the secluded forward area of the main deck also ensures total peace and quiet.CloseThe First Class seatSeat or bed, just as you wishA proper bedThe First Class seat adjusts itself to you. The supremely adjustable seat extends to a fully flat position so that, if you wish, our flight attendants can turn it into a proper bed with minimal effort. A comfort mattress developed by sleep scientists, the temperature-regulating duvet and covers made from natural materials will ensure a wonderful night’s sleep.CloseA first-class ambiance tooA lounge in the skyIf you have been relaxing in one of the Lufthansa First Class lounges before your flight, you will immediately feel at home in First Class on board the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8. This is because the lounge’s sophisticated interior design flows seamlessly into First Class through the use of top-quality materials and consistent design elements. Clean lines and subtle colours create a timeless and welcoming design.CloseA new part for your personal Lufthansa Boeing 747-8: the First Class seat.Part no. 8: the First Class seat.Designer furniture at an altitude of 11 km.Hello ##gender## ##username##With this high-quality seat, we are now introducing you to the especially quietly situated First Class in the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8. To view the eighth digital component in more detail and to incorporate it into your virtual aircraft, please click here:
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    Would you like to experience the new Jumbo in person?You can already view the timetable here and book your first flight on the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.The new Lufthansa Business Class.A new feeling of space on the upper deckPlenty of room upstairsIn the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, Business Class stretches over two floors linked by the staircase and is, therefore, located on the jumbo’s upper deck for the first time. On both decks, the totally re-worked cabin design opens up a completely new feeling of space and welcomes you into a particularly bright and spacious environment. The new overhead bins are spacious too, giving you even more storage room for your hand luggage.CloseA bigger personal screenAn entertainment formatAs an integral part of the new Business Class seat, your personal screen has also been improved again — with a 15" display it is now considerably bigger. What is more, so that you can enjoy the best possible picture quality from any angle, the screen can now be moved and turned on its bracket to suit your personal sight line. With your personal remote control you can also browse through the extensive entertainment programme comfortably from your seat.CloseA completely new Business ClassThe new definition of comfortIn the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, we introduce you to the new Lufthansa Business Class. Colours and materials, the overhead bins and, last but, not least of course, the new seats have been completely redesigned over a number of years by a development team of designers, seat manufacturers and Lufthansa experts. And all with this one aim: to offer you a level of comfort in the new Business Class that is ahead of its time.CloseThe new Business Class seatA fully flat position for the first timeStretch out on long stretchesNot only is the new Business Class seat exceptionally comfortable, it also offers numerous functions which enable you to adjust it even more comfortably to suit your personal preferences. For the first time, that now even goes so far as being able to extend the seat into a full-length, fully flat bed. Why not give it a try some time?CloseUser-friendly controlsEverything just where you expect itIn designing the new Business Class seat, the Lufthansa engineers gave top priority to its ergonomics. The individual adjustment of the seat positions, adjusting or lowering the armrest, folding out and positioning the table, switching on and adjusting the reading light — all of these functions are within easy reach, are finely tuned to the body’s ergonomic needs and can be used intuitively without previous knowledge. All this adds to the comfort of your new seat.CloseA new part for your personal Lufthansa Boeing 747-8: the new Business Class seat.Part no. 9: the new Business Class seat.The heir to the throne.Hello ##gender## ##username##The completely redeveloped seat is the centrepiece of the new Lufthansa Business Class. To view this penultimate digital component in more detail and to incorporate it into your virtual Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, please click here:
    > Assemble it nowWe hope you continue to have fun with your new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8!
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    Would you like to experience the new Jumbo in person?You can already view the timetable here and book your first flight on the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.There solely for you. The crewA long-tradition of excellent serviceThe jumbo writes the history of serviceIn the 1970s, the first jumbo jets prepared the way for an era which we know today as the ‘Jet Age’. Thanks to the capacity of the 747s, long-haul flights and with them the pleasure of an excellent in-flight service became possible for an increasing number of passengers, such as in 1970 when, in a world-first, a film was shown on board a Lufthansa flight. A lot has changed since then, though admittedly only for the better — we would be glad to show you how much better on board the 747-8.CloseFamiliar service qualityYour personal crewEven in an aircraft as large as the 747-8 we can, of course, assure you of the individual service which is typical of Lufthansa. So that you arrive safely at your destination feeling relaxed and rested, we already provide an individual entertainment programme and an extensive choice of food and beverages. Should you require anything in addition to this, our crew is at your service at all times.CloseWe would like to welcome you on boardExperience the 747-8 in personIn order to truly experience the fascinating scale of the world’s longest passenger aircraft and the ambience of Lufthansa’s most modern cabin classes, we recommend that one day you see the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 up close. We would be delighted to welcome you personally on board as a passenger. Click on ‘Book flights’ at the top right of this page and turn your flight on the new jumbo into reality!In order to truly experience the fascinating scale of the world’s longest passenger aircraft and the ambience of Lufthansa’s most modern cabin classes, we recommend that one day you see the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 up close. We would be delighted to welcome you personally on board as a passenger. Click on ‘Find flights’ at the top right of this page and turn your flight on the new jumbo into reality!CloseA new part for your personal Lufthansa Boeing 747-8: the crew.Part no. 10: the crewWe saved the best till last.Hello ##gender## ##username##The time has come: now, as the crew go on board, your aircraft is truly complete. Because only the individual service they provide makes a flight into a genuine Lufthansa flight. To view this final digital component in more detail and to incorporate it into your personal Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, please click here:
    > Assemble it nowWe hope you continue to have fun with your new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8!
    Your Lufthansa Team
    Would you like to experience the new Jumbo in person?You can already view the timetable here and book your first flight on the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.In a league of its own: the new Lufthansa Business ClassThanks to the new Business Class concept, the entire cabin feels bigger and more spacious. The welcoming design and the new seating arrangement create a harmonious atmosphere, inviting you to relax. We have consciously selected subtle, natural colours, designed to increase your sense of well-being. The star of Lufthansa’s new Business Class is the new seat.
    Just follow your intuition.
    The new Business Class seat reclines to a horizontal seat position and is intuitive to use. The angle of the seat can be easily and continuously adjusted. Thanks to its innovative air cushioning system the seat offers lower-back support in all positions. So that your personal items are always within reach, we have added extra storage space.
    Make yourself at home.
    The new seat offers maximum comfort in every position and reclines fully to form a 1.98 m (6'6") horizontal surface for sleeping. The air cushion is fully deflated in the horizontal position, creating a flat surface, and allowing the firmness to be adjusted individually. All this means that you can relax even more on board.
    Unparalleled comfort
    Comfortable was yesterday – look forward to even more: The innovative seating arrangement provides lots of space and a harmonious atmosphere. 15" screens in every seat and noise-cancelling headphones mean you’ll get even more out of our extensive selection of in-flight entertainment.Experience the Business Class in the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.To the 747-8 WebsiteExperience the legend.World premiere: the new Boeing 747-8 is coming!The Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the world’s longest passenger aircraft, will enter service shortly. You will soon be able to explore the new Jumbo jet in advance, right here, by collecting interactive components and assembling your own virtual 747-8 piece by piece.

    Furthermore you have the chance to win two tickets for the first flight with the new Jumbo. So that you don’t miss this exclusive opportunity, we will be happy to notify you by e-mail when the components are available.
    e-mail addressSendPreviewThis is just a preview.If you would like to see more, you will soon be able to assemble your own virtual Jumbo. We will be happy to notify you when it all starts.View ‘Legend of the skies’ filmNotification serviceThis is just a preview.To registerSubscribe to the Lufthansa NewsletterContinueBackThe Legend begins! Construct your own Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.Hello,

    We are sending you this e-mail because you asked to be reminded as soon as information about the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 appeared on the new Lufthansa website. Well, now’s the time!

    In our new web special about the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the latest generation of the legendary Jumbo, you can put together your own virtual aircraft yourself from digital 3D components. Register now and win two tickets for a flight on the new jumbo.
    To the 747-8 websiteWe hope you have fun with your new Jumbo!

    Your Lufthansa Team
    NotificationThank you for your interest.You will be informed as soon as new content is available. AlbaniaALAlgeriaDZAndorraADAngolaAOArgentinaARArmeniaAMAustraliaAUAustriaATAzerbaijanAZBahrainBHBelarusBYBelgiumBEBosnia-HerzegovinaBABrazilBRBulgariaBGCanadaCNChileCLChinaCNColombiaCOCroatiaHRCyprusCYCzech RepublicCZDenmarkDKEcuadorECEgyptEGEquatorial GuineaGQEritreaEREstoniaEEEthiopiaETFinlandFIFranceFRGabonGAGeorgiaGEGermanyDEGhanaGHGreat BritainGBGreeceGRHong KongHKHungaryHUIcelandISIndiaINIndonesiaIDIranIRIraqIQIrelandIRIsraelILItalyITJapanJPKazakhstanKZKoreaKRKuwaitKWKyrgyzstanKGLatviaLVLebanonLBLibyaLYLiechtensteinLILithuaniaLTLuxemburgLUMacedoniaMKMalaysiaMYMaltaMTMexicoMXMoldovaMDMonacoMCMontenegroMEMoroccoMANetherlandsNLNew ZealandNZNigeriaNGNorwayNOOmanOMPeruPEPakistanPKPhilippinesPHPolandPLPortugalPTRepublic of the CongoCDQatarQARomaniaRORussiaRUSaudi ArabiaSASerbiaRSSingaporeSGSlovakiaSKSloveniaSISouth AfricaZASpainESSudanSDSwedenSESwitzerlandCHTaiwanTWTajikistanTJThailandTHTunisiaTNTurkeyTRTurkmenistanTMUkraineUAUnited Arab EmiratesAEU.S.A.USUzbekistanUZVenezuelaVEVietnamVNBonus feature ‘Snapshot-cam’ activated.From now on you can take photos of your personal plane from different angles, download them as wallpaper or share them with your friends on Facebook. Look out for the camera symbol at the top right of the screen.OKDownload photo and share.Make the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 your desktop wallpaper and share your photo with your friends on Facebook.Share on Facebook 1024x6001024x7681280x8001280x10241680x10501920x1200RegisterBy e-mailVia FacebookWorld premiere: the new Boeing 747-8 is coming!Download exclusive desktop wallpaper of the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 here.Forgotten passwordThank you for registering.Forgotten passwordA new password will be generated and e-mailed to you.OKCancelThank you, your password has been sent to you.OKHello,

    On the new website of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the successor to the legendary jumbo, aircraft enthusiasts can put together their own virtual plane from digital 3D components.

    Your friend ##username## has already completed ##percent_completed##% of their aircraft.
    ##username## has already completed ##percent_completed##% of their virtual 747-8. Build your own virtual jumbo: www.lufthansa.com/747-8##username## has taken a photo of the virtual 747-8 with the Snapshot-cam. Become a fan and activate the bonus feature: http://www.facebook.com/lufthansa/On the new website of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the successor to the legendary jumbo, aircraft enthusiasts can put together their own virtual plane from digital 3D components.

    Watch exciting historic footage from the jumbo’s eventful history:
    On the new website of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the successor to the legendary jumbo, aircraft enthusiasts can put together their own virtual plane from digital 3D components.

    Here you can experience a look back over the past decades on board the legendary jumbo jet:
    Film: ‘40 years of jumbo history’On the new website of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the successor to the legendary jumbo, aircraft enthusiasts can put together their own virtual plane from digital 3D components.

    Download exclusive desktop wallpaper of the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 here:
    Exclusive wallpaper of the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 for you to download.On the new website of the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, the successor to the legendary jumbo, aircraft enthusiasts can put together their own virtual plane from digital 3D components.

    You will find lots of interesting articles about the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 in our extensive archive:
    A fascinating article about the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.A fascinating article about the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8. ##username## has already completed ##percent_completed##% of their virtual 747-8. Build your own virtual jumbo: http://www.lufthansa-747-8.com##username## has taken a photo of the virtual 747-8 with the Snapshot-cam. To the download pageTo the libraryhttp://www.lufthansa.com/uk/en/Privacy-statementGive upHere is a personal message from a friend who recommends this site to you:Web tracking with Google AnalyticsThis website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.Tracking NoticeThe latest component for the virtual Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 is here. ##username## has already completed ##percent_completed##% of their virtual 747-8. Build your own virtual jumbo: www.lufthansa.com/747-8‘Legend of the skies’. Watch exciting historic footage from the jumbo’s eventful history.Film: ‘40 years of jumbo history’. Here you can experience a look back over the past decades on board the legendary jumbo jet.Download exclusive desktop wallpaper of the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 here.You will find lots of interesting articles about the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 in our extensive archive.Here you can experience a look back over the past decades on board the legendary jumbo jet:Watch exciting historic footage from the jumbo’s eventful history:Download exclusive desktop wallpaper of the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 here:You will find lots of interesting articles about the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 in our extensive archive:Challenge 6Our crew welcomes you inside the new jumbo, greeting each passenger in their own language. Match the greetings to the countries.你好!Bienvenido!Namaste!ThailandJapanChinaThe PhilippinesSouth KoreaVietnamSpainGreecePortugalSwedenItalyPolandLithuaniaTurkeyIrelandIndiaIsraelGermanyAll correctly identified.
    Welcome on board!
    Assemble doorChallenge 7StartPerfect. You can handle the in-flight entertainment system.Unfortunately that was the wrong order. Try again.Incorporate the Economy Class seatTo start your entertainment programme in Economy Class, you simply tap the touchscreen. Now activate the 6 screens in the order in which their display lights up.Challenge 8The First Class in the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 is also characterized by its new, especially quiet position. Enjoy the peace and quiet and simply do nothing at all for 30 seconds.StartThank you and welcome to the new, tranquil First Class!Not so fast! Treat yourself to 30 seconds of peace and do nothing.Incorporate First Class seatChallenge 9Lufthansa’s engineers know the new Business Class seat down to the smallest detail — do you?
    Find the six little mistakes in the picture on the right.
    OriginalMistakes found:Very good. Welcome to the new Business Class!Incorporate Business Class seatChallenge 10Just as the jumbo itself has developed, so the service has moved with the times too. Piece together the current uniform of our air stewardesses.The 1960sThe 1970sThe 1980sThe 1990sThe current uniformIntegrate the ‘Crew’ part Thank you for your interest in the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.Hello ##gender## ##username##

    We are sending you this e-mail because you registered for the web special about the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8.

    Since then, all the digital components have appeared and the virtual aircraft can be freely explored inside and out without the need to register. Please note that we will therefore be deleting your profile and all your details.

    You can, of course, keep your virtual Lufthansa 747-8. And from now on you can even experience the new jumbo in flight:
    http://www.lufthansa.com/747-8http://www.lufthansa-747-8.comWould you also like to continue to stay up to date with news of the 747-8 and other exciting topics from the world of Lufthansa? Then register for our newsletter.Thank you,
    Your Lufthansa Team
    Unfortunately no Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 flight is available on the date selected.Unfortunately no Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 flight is available on the date selected.Please note that the Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 begins scheduled operations from 1 June 2012.To do so, please open this website in a browser with an Adobe Flash plug-in.

    You will also get a comprehensive insight into the new Lufthansa Boeing 747-8, among other things, in the free Lufthansa Magazin app for your iPad.
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