Boeing's 787 has been getting all the attention in recent months. It's a revolutionary new aircraft that I can't wait to fly in. But it's not the only new one from Boeing.
Monday was the first flight for Boeing new 747-800 aircraft. Most of the orders are for the cargo version, though a few carriers ordered the passenger version, too. It is Boeing's largest aircraft every and builds on the historic success of the 747-400 and new technologies borrowed from the 787.
The Airbus A380 may hold more people, but it can't touch the 747-800 in style. Despite all the problems Boeing has had with delays and unions, they still make the world's most beautiful aircraft.
You can read more about the flight, and see more pictures, at the Seattle PI.
For detailed information about the aircraft and test program, check out the Boeing site.