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Seahawks 747: Boeing Gives Plane Seattle Seahawks Theme For Super Bowl XLVII

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 31, 2014 12:23 AM EST

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A Seahawks 747 was unveiled by Boeing this week in honor of their spot in Super Bowl XLVIII. Boeing painted a special 747-8 Freighter for the special occasion.

Boeing is a longtime sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks and has worked with the team for more than a decade on various programs around the Puget Sound area, so it was only right that they would pay tribute to the team during this special time.

"The Seahawks have been an inspiration to our entire community throughout this incredible season," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. "We're honored that we could join together two Northwest icons, the Seahawks and the 747, for this special salute from the entire Boeing team."

The Seahawks themed 747-8 is owned by Boeing and is used for flight testing. The theme include the distinctive Seahawks logo and a "12" on the tail to salute the team's fans. The plane made its first flight with its new look on Thursday, Jan. 30. It flew around Washington, making sure to pass by Seattle landmarks like the Space Needle.

"The 747 team is proud that one of our airplanes could be used as a tribute to the Seahawks' success this season and a rallying cry for the team as they prepare for the Super Bowl," said Eric Lindblad, vice president and general manager, 747 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The partnerships we have with the Seahawks and others are making a positive difference in the communities where Boeing employees live and work. We join with all Seahawks fans in wishing the team success on Sunday."

The Boeing 747-8 and the Seahawks have a lot in common. Quarterback Russell Wilson's longest pass this season was 80 yards or 240 feet. The 747-8 fuselage measures close to that at 243.5 ft. Wilson also threw for 3,357 yards (10,071 ft.) this season, which is close to the measure of the 10,650 ft runway that the 747-8 takes off from. The 747-8 can't amount to the cheers of Seahawks fans though. Seahawks fans' Guinness World Record for crowd noise is approximately 38 times louder than the 747-8 at departure.

 

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